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  • Minnesota Senate Special Election

    08/13/2018 1:39:14 PM PDT · by Conserv · 18 replies
    New Emnerson poll of 500 LIKELY VOTERS has the dem only up 4.
  • If Trump’s Voters Turn Out This Fall, They’ll Give Republicans A Big Senate Majority

    08/13/2018 3:29:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/13/2018 | thomas mitchell
    n the small-town and rural Midwest, the Republican margin of victory over the Democratic presidential candidate increased to 28.8 percent in 2016 from 12.4 percent in 2012. Hillary Clinton ruled the big Midwestern cities and suburbs in 2016, often surpassing Barack Obama’s 2012 margins of victory in places like Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) and Hennepin County, Minnesota (Minneapolis.) But in every Midwestern state, the small towns and countryside gave Donald Trump much higher victory margins than they gave Mitt Romney in 2012. The small-town and rural Midwest gave Hillary 20 percent fewer votes than Obama received in 2012, and gave...
  • Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

    08/13/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | James Varney
    With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real. But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too. Mr....
  • If You Aren’t Trying To Change Someone’s Mind On Politics, You Aren’t Doing Your Job

    08/13/2018 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 13, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    They say you aren’t supposed to talk politics and religion, but who are “they,” and why on earth not? After all, those are the most interesting, and consequential, things. If you practice a religion, it’s probably a component of that religion to spread its “good news” to other people. There’s nothing wrong with that, even though Christians, in particular, are told to essentially “sit down and shut up” regarding the Bible’s take on things. But despite this, many Christians continue to spread the Gospel to their communities and the rest of the world, and that’s a good thing.But what about politics? Oh,...
  • Pearce is willing to reach across the aisle (NM Gov race, Endorsed by former Dem Gov)

    08/12/2018 5:42:14 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 12, 2018 | Jerry Apodaca / Former New Mexico Governor
    These past years I have sat on the sidelines very quietly enjoying life with family and friends, observing from a distance. I know the new politicians of the 21st century don’t need my advice. But friends recently suggested I sit down with both gubernatorial candidates to discuss the concerns I outlined above. I agreed to but didn’t expect anyone to call. I never heard from Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham. I did receive a call from Congressman Steve Pearce. I was surprised how open he was and how we agreed on about 80 percent of the issues that plague New Mexico....
  • Dem Lead Falls to 4 Pts in Generic

    08/12/2018 5:03:43 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 11, 2018
    2018 Generic Congressional Vote RCP Average 7/19 - 8/7 -- 44.2 Dem 40.3 Rep Democrats +3.9
  • It’s Been A Bad Week For Liberals

    08/11/2018 10:35:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 12, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    I hate weeks like this. I’m sitting here, Friday at midnight, trying to think of something to write about. My deadline is Saturday at noon, so I have a little time. But with so many topics to choose from, how can anyone be expected to pick just one? August used to be a traditionally slow time in politics – the month of Congressional recess and vacations when cable news tries out D-listers and new hopefuls desperately seeking fame and human-interest stories become all the rage. It’s still those things, mostly, but in 2018 there is never a dull moment, even...
  • Trump’s not the reason the GOP sputtered in Ohio

    08/12/2018 12:07:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 11, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O’Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus — an Ohio district the GOP has held for decades and President Trump won by 11 percentage points two years ago. (The race — still too close to call with a margin of 1,564 votes — won’t be declared until Aug. 24, when all the absentee ballots have been counted.) In May, Republican Rick Saccone lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, another district that voted solidly Trump. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition of Trump...
  • Republicans pitch themselves for Trump ally's seat after suspending his reelection campaign

    08/11/2018 2:44:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 11, 2018
    Two Republicans cast themselves as potential successors to embattled Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) after he announced he would suspend his reelection campaign Saturday while he faces insider trading charges. New York businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw both tweeted out their candidacies that same day. Paladino tweeted, “I’m all in! #NY27,” referring to the state's deeply red 27th Congressional District. Mychajliw tweeted that he too is “all in.”
  • This is the ad the GOP should run NON-STOP until the 2018 midterms

    08/11/2018 6:53:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/11/18 | USA Features
    Marxists: The far-Left is taking over the Democratic Party, and what’s more, many of its current elected members and candidates for office are gladly going along. Like in every other country on earth, when the far-Left seeks to take power they do so through violence — not the regular balloting process. They talk about democracy and ‘democratic actions’ but then use intimidation and violence to steal power when they can’t win it in true democratic fashion. Since before Donald Trump was elected violent Left-wing anarchy groups like Antifa began to spring up, and they continue to grow. At nearly every...
  • Michael Moore Cashing in on Left’s Pandemic Trump Derangement Syndrome

    08/11/2018 5:02:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/18 | Judi McLeod
    Moore’s threats are fuelled by a big gasbag. And we don’t need to stick a fork in him to know that Michael Moore has long and ever ago been DONE Flamethrower filmmaker Michael Moore hopes to set the world on fire with the release of his latest shock-u-mentary Fahrenheit 11/9 just weeks ahead of November Midterm Elections. Moore’s counting on cashing in on a pandemic Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) and making box office millions by linking President Donald Trump’s America with neo-nazi riots and school shootings.
  • Bill Mitchell: We've now had 2 special elections where Democrats turned out over 90%...

    08/10/2018 3:10:27 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10 August 2018 | Bill Mitchell
    Bill Mitchell: We've now had 2 special elections where Democrats turned out over 90% of their presidential general election base in very red districts while Republicans turned out only 40% of theirs? You believe that? Because I don't.
  • Kayleigh McEnany: Nancy Pelosi is “a Huge Problem for Democrats” – Video 8/10/18

    08/10/2018 2:18:46 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 10, 2018 | Brian
    Kayleigh McEnany, RNC Spokesperson, points out how Nancy Pelosi "is a huge problem for Democrats." You even have "20 Democrats across the country running against Nancy Pelosi" to be the future Speaker of the House if Democrats win back the House. If you notice - it hasn't been reported much, if at all - the last four polls for the 2018 Generic Congressional Ballot has the Democrats' margin down to less than 3 points! The overall average is now just 5 points in favor of the Democrats, which includes several polls that are much older. . . . .
  • From one end of the country to the other Democrats are in trouble, a tale of two Governor’s races

    08/10/2018 10:55:53 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    vanity | August 10,2018 | By Kevin Collins
    It isn’t supposed to happen this way in Democrat Medialand. In deep blue Oregon and super nova blue Rhode Island Democrats are thought to be just so loved by the people that the governor’s race in both states should be donkey party walkovers. But that’s just not happening. The two Democrat damsels in distress, Governor Kate Brown of Oregon and Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island aren’t supposed to be home campaigning to save their jobs, they are supposed to be out organizing fund raisers to bring Venezuelan socialism to all of America not just their states; but they aren’t....
  • Another Election Year, Another Array of Election Abuses

    08/10/2018 11:25:53 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 10, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It is an election year, so the news concerns elections. But not just the candidates, the campaigns, and the issues… if you look closely, you’ll also find news about the election process itself, how it is changing, and how it is being corrupted… sometimes in secret, sometimes as blatantly as can be imagined. This week, for example, we learned of Willie Wilson, a Chicago millionaire running for mayor. He’s a generous man; he writes checks and throws around hundred-dollar bills at Chicago speaking events like Shriners throw candy at parades. He says he views it as charity; nobody has a...
  • Still Not Clear Which Party Will Lose the House

    08/10/2018 8:50:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Barone
    We're heading into the home stretch in America's unusually lengthy (six months and nine days) primary election season. Some three-quarters of Americans have had a chance to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, and state and local offices. Their choices tell us something about the results in November. But not everything, including which party will win the apparently close battle for a majority in the House of Representatives. The consensus of those who follow these elections most closely is that the Democrats will win. The most recent evidence comes from the ultra-narrow victory of Republican State Sen. Troy...
  • White Republican Michigan Voters Chose a Black Conservative Over a White Billionaire

    08/10/2018 6:57:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/10/2018 | Lloyd Marcus
    White Republican voters chose a black conservative over a white billionaire in Michigan.  How can that be?  Democrat Andre Carson of the Congressional Black Caucus said the Tea Party (conservatives and Republicans) is racist and wants to see blacks "hanging on a tree."  Folks, as a black Tea Party activist since 2008, I can tell you this is the evil slander of salt-of-the-earth patriotic white voters I have been fighting.  Black conservative John James won Michigan's U.S. Senate Republican primary because he shares the values of most Americans.  James boldly expresses his desire to help Trump Make America Great Again.  Voters chose James because of...
  • Democrats’ hopes to take House could stumble in Minnesota

    08/10/2018 8:07:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    AP News ^ | August 10, 2018
    WATERVILLE, Minn. (AP) — For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority this fall, their efforts could be thwarted in one of the nation’s bluest states. Voters in the sprawling farm country south of Minneapolis and in the economically struggling Iron Range along the Canadian border give Republicans in those two congressional districts perhaps their best chance anywhere for flipping Democratic seats. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in November to retake the House, but the odds grow long if they lose districts they currently hold. Democratic incumbents in both Minnesota districts...
  • Republican reeling vs. Manchin in key Senate race

    08/09/2018 7:22:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | August 9, 2018
    Patrick Morrisey is leaning on the president to turn around his campaign against the incumbent Democrat. BECKLEY, W.Va. — Republicans can't seem to figure out how to beat Joe Manchin. On paper, Manchin should be an easy mark in November: an incumbent Democrat in a state where President Donald Trump won two-thirds of the vote in 2016 and remains overwhelmingly popular. Yet Manchin holds a comfortable lead in public and private polling, and interviews with multiple Republican operatives involved in or closely following the race indicate it has slipped out of the top tier of Senate contests. Republicans are worried...
  • New day and another generic ballot poll trending our way.

    08/09/2018 10:42:52 AM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    Reuters/Ipsos dems +2