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  • Dr. Dena Minning - romantically linked to Alan Grayson - files to run for his Congress seat

    07/28/2015 4:31:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | July 25, 2015 | Scott Powers
    r. Dena Marie Minning, a biochemist and medical doctor who has been romantically linked for months to U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, filed paperwork late Friday to run for election to his seat in Congress.. A Democrat, Minning, 44, has no Florida political background. She is a medical doctor and a biotechnology entrepreneur who founded and runs MedExpert Consulting Inc. In the past two years she was listed as a federal lobbyist with her company to represent Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, which advertises the drug Rapivab as a “first-and-only one-dose intravenous treatment for influenza.” Grayson is declining a re-election bid for his...
  • Gov. race: Edwards leads as Vitter skids (Louisiana)

    07/28/2015 4:26:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies
    Democrat John Bel Edwards, left, has taken the lead over Sen. David Vitter and the other Republicans in the race. A widely respected firm’s latest poll on the Louisiana governor's race — a poll The Independent obtained through a source before its public release — shows the lone Democrat in the contest, Amite state Rep. John Bel Edwards, with a six-point lead over previous (and, as conventional wisdom would have it) frontrunner U.S. Sen. David Vitter. Conducted sometime in late June by Market Research Insight, the respected and frequently used polling firm of Verne Kennedy, the poll shows Edwards with...
  • Joe Jackson(Michael's abusive father) Suffers Stroke in Brazil

    07/27/2015 4:53:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Variety ^ | July 27, 2015
    Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family and the late Michael Jackson’s father, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke in Brazil, the Associated Press reports. Jackson is in intensive care and also experiencing an irregular heartbeat after being admitted to the hospital Sunday afternoon, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement to AP. Jackson is in Brazil in part to celebrate his 87th birthday, which was on Sunday. The talent manager, who suffers from diabetes, woke up feeling dizzy and without vision on Sunday, TMZ reports. He has allegedly had three other strokes, with the most...
  • Taylor Swift’s White Privilege Leads to Bad Blood on Twitter with Nicki Minaj

    07/23/2015 1:45:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 55 replies
    KQED Arts ^ | July 22, 2015 | Emmanuel Hapsis
    The VMA nominations were announced this week. Who cares? you might be thinking. MTV doesn’t even play music videos anymore. Both valid points, but the awards still mean something to the artists. This became clear when Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to voice her confusion over “Anaconda” not being nominated for Video of the Year, despite breaking YouTube records and causing an international stir. NICKI MINAJ ✔ ‎@NICKIMINAJ If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊 Follow Taylor Swift ✔ ‎@taylorswift13 @NICKIMINAJ I've done nothing but love & support...
  • Poll shows Ayotte ahead of Hassan in NH Senate matchup (New Hampshire)

    07/23/2015 1:16:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) holds a slight lead over Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) in a new poll of a hypothetical matchup for Ayotte’s seat, a race that could prove to be one of the battleground elections determining the control of the Senate. Ayotte is ahead 47 percent to 41 percent with likely voters, according to a new poll by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR-9 News. That result is outside the margin of error. Most local and national Democrats see Hassan as the party’s best shot at winning the seat on the way to taking back the...
  • The Transgender Con? Many “Transgender” People Regret Switch

    07/22/2015 2:50:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 November 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    "You fundamentally can't change sex…. Transsexualism was invented by psychiatrists.” These are not the words of a conservative organization or a fundamentalist preacher, but of former “transsexual” Alan Finch. Having decided to “transition from male to female” at age 19, the Australian man later regretted the life-rending move and chose to once again live as his true sex approximately 15 years later. And he’s not alone. A growing number of “transgender” people, though once sure they wanted to live as the opposite sex, now wish they'd never had their bodies surgically altered.
  • Poll: Clinton slips in key swing states

    07/22/2015 2:32:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in matchups in three key swing states — Iowa, Colorado and Virginia — a new Quinnipiac poll finds. The Democratic presidential frontrunner is already slipping in favorability ratings and is now behind in those states when facing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Wiconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The GOP candidates lead Clinton outright in six of those matchups, while Clinton is still behind in the other three but within the margin of error. In Iowa, Rubio and Walker both hold an 8-percentage point lead over Clinton, while Bush would...
  • David Jolly Out Front But Many Republicans Undecided on 2016 Senate Choice

    07/16/2015 3:57:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | July 16, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    There’s no clear favorite in the Republican primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in 2016, though U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla. is ahead of the other candidates, a new poll shows. St. Pete Polls took a survey of likely Florida Republican primary voters for St. Petersblog which was released on Thursday. Jolly takes 22 percent while U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., garners 12 percent. Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who launched his Senate bid on Wednesday, pulls 11 percent and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., gets 9 percent. But 23 percent of Republicans support other candidates (including businessman Todd...
  • Louisiana Campaigns Tread Water Until Vitter’s Race

    07/16/2015 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 67 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | July 16, 2015 | Eli Yokley
    For a number of ambitious Republicans in Louisiana, a whole lot hinges on the state’s gubernatorial election later this year — and Sen. David Vitter. Vitter is one of four candidates facing off in the Pelican State’s “jungle primary” in October. He will be up against two other Republicans and one Democrat in a race that, unless a single candidate gets half the vote, would advance the two top candidates to a runoff in late November. If he ultimately emerges as the victor — and that’s still an “if”— a brand new set of ifs would arise and leave politicians...
  • Hillary Clinton viewed unfavorably by nearly half of country, poll finds

    07/16/2015 3:45:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jesse Bynes
    The percentage of people who view Hillary Clinton unfavorably has jumped 8 points since she announced her 2016 Democratic presidential campaign in April, according to a new poll. Clinton is viewed unfavorably by 49 percent of people in the United States, the Associated Press-GfK poll released Thursday found, up from 41 percent who expressed that view in late April. The percentage of people who view the former secretary of State favorably has fallen 7 points since the April poll to 39 percent, according to the poll. Among Democrats, that rating has fallen 11 points to 70 percent.
  • Florida Redistricting Creates Giant Game of Musical Chairs

    07/15/2015 3:21:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | July 15, 2015 | Emily Cahn
    The music has started in a game of musical chairs in Florida that will have sweeping implications for the state’s political landscape. Republican Rep. David Jolly will likely announce a bid for Florida’s open Senate seat next week, the first implication from the Florida State Supreme Court last week striking down the state’s congressional map. Jolly’s 13th District is likely to favor a Democratic candidate after the map is redrawn, pushing the one-term Republican to enter the already crowded GOP Senate primary to replace GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, who is forgoing re-election to run for president. Jolly’s decision presents a...
  • Indiana 9th District Congressman Todd Young will run for Senate seat

    07/13/2015 4:42:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    WTHR Channel 13 News ^ | July 12, 2015
    Congressman Todd Young (R-IN9) released a web video on Sunday in which he announced his intention to run for Indiana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2016. "Everything in my life, I owe to God, my family, the Naval Academy, and the Marine Corps," Young says in the video. "The best way I can think of to give back is to ensure that every Hoosier family enjoys a better future. That's why I'm running for U.S. Senate." The video highlights the people and events that have shaped Young's life up to this point, including family members and a Marine Corps colleague....
  • The Left Wants To End the Separation of Church and State

    07/08/2015 4:15:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2015 | Ben Domenech
    Writing at the website of Time magazine, New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer called for abolishing the tax exemptions for nonprofits and instead turning over those funds to government to spend in the interests of the community. “We’d have fewer church soup kitchens — but countries that truly care about poverty don’t rely on churches to run soup kitchens”, he rationalizes. Take that, Salvation Army. Oppenheimer’s view takes the idea of “government as simply a word for the things we decide to do together” to an unsustainable extreme – suggesting that if we do not do things via government, they...
  • Grayson poised for Florida Senate run

    07/08/2015 3:51:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The HIll ^ | July 08, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Grayson’s entry will frustrate the Democratic establishment in the state, which has lined up behind Murphy, 32, a centrist Democrat and rising star in the party. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsed Murphy early, and several big-name Democratic senators have donated to his efforts, including Sens. Bill Nelson (Fla.), Dick Durbin (Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Ron Wyden (Ore.) and Tom Carper (Del.), among others. Murphy is already proving to be a strong fundraiser, announcing on Wednesday that he hauled in about $1.4 million, bringing his total cash on hand to $2.5 million. But Grayson,...
  • Sanders: 'We have got to apologize for slavery'

    07/08/2015 3:46:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 132 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 08, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday said the nation owes an apology for slavery. “As a nation — I don’t think as a president, but as a nation — we have got to apologize for slavery,” the 2016 Democratic presidential contender told host Joe Madison on Sirius XM’s “The Black Eagle.” “As a nation we have got to apologize for slavery, and of course the president is the leader of the nation,” he added. Sanders said that slavery had caused too much suffering to remain unaddressed. “Obviously nobody in this generation was involved in slavery,” Sanders said.
  • Democrats face narrow path to retake Senate in 2016

    07/07/2015 4:07:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 37 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 6, 2015 | Steven Shepherd
    Democrats can take back the Senate in 2016 after a stinging, nine-seat defeat last year — but their path is narrow, and any gains could be fleeting. The party needs to capture four or five seats — depending on the results of the presidential election — next November. While the 2016 map is favorable, flipping control of the Senate would require winning most of the toss-up races and defeating several well-funded GOP incumbents in pricey swing states that will also be crucial in the race for the White House.
  • Republican Mary Thomas Explores Running Against Gwen Graham (FL)

    07/07/2015 3:56:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Tallahassee attorney Mary Thomas announced on Wednesday she was forming an exploratory committee as she looks at running for the Republican nomination to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., in 2016. Currently working in Gov. Rick Scott’s administration as the general counsel at the Department of Elder Affairs, Thomas is active with the Federalist Society, a conservative group of attorneys. In the announcement to the media on Wednesday afternoon, Thomas’ team played up the fact that if she won she would be the first Indian-American woman in Congress and her experience in Tallahassee. “During her time in the Scott...
  • Joe Heck, Nevada GOP congressman, to run for Harry Reid’s Senate seat

    07/06/2015 4:03:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2015
    Republican Rep. Joe Heck on Monday entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, setting in motion what could be one of the top Senate races of 2016. Heck made the announcement in a video posted online, citing his background as a medical doctor in the emergency room and on a military deployment to Iraq. He talked about the struggles his family endured growing up and having the help of a union and social services when his father was out of work. “When my father needed emergency surgery, Medicare covered it. That’s why...
  • 22 states sue EPA over water rule

    07/06/2015 3:49:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | John Siciliano
    The regulations extend the EPA's and the Army Corps' regulatory reach over what is termed "navigable waters," which ranchers, farmers and states argue gives the federal agencies' unprecedented authority over drainage ditches and nearly anything else that can contain water. "This rule is a staggering overreach by the federal government and violates the very law it claims to enforce," Morrissey said. "It will have dire consequences for homeowners, farmers and other entities by forcing them to navigate a complex federal bureaucracy and obtain costly permits in order to perform everyday tasks like digging ditches, building fences or spraying fertilizers." The...
  • Mike Flynn Tries to Jump From Pundit to Politician in Illinois

    07/02/2015 4:05:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 1, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    July 1, 2015 Mike Flynn has published about a million and a half words on politics and policy. Now, he's trying to put them into practice. Last month, Flynn, an editor for the conservative Breitbart News, announced his bid for the special election to replace former Rep. Aaron Schock in Illinois. The former columnist and founding editor of the Big Government blog decided to make his first run for political office after the scandal-tarred Schock's resignation, arguing that his role in the media prepared him for office. "My position is long-known, established, and out there, and I think that's something...
  • ‘Gone with the Wind’ should be ‘consigned to museums,’ N.Y. Post film critic says

    07/01/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Douglas Ernst -
    The national debate over the Confederate flag has now turned toward Scarlett O’Hara. New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick said Wednesday that Americans should think about relegating the 1939 classic “Gone with Wind” to a museum. “If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?” Mr. Lumenick asked. “I’m talking, of course, about ‘Gone with the Wind,’ which won a then-record eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1939, and still ranks as the...
  • 'Dukes of Hazzard' Star Rips TV Land for Dropping Show: (because it shows Confederate flag)

    07/01/2015 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 1, 2015 | Paul Bond
    John Schneider is blasting TV Land for its decision to erase from its schedule — due its depiction of the Confederate flag — reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, the wholesome show that made the actor a teen idol in the 1980s. “The Dukes of Hazzard was and is no more a show seated in racism than Breaking Bad was a show seated in reality,” Schneider told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. TV Land confirmed Wednesday that it pulled the show in the aftermath of the June 17 shooting in Charleston, S.C. perpetrated by Dylann Roof, who was a fan...
  • California: Running On Empty

    06/30/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    VictorDavisHanson.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Domestic and agricultural wells are going dry all over Central California, especially in the corridors south of Fresno to the Grapevine, along the Sierra Nevada foothills, and out west of the 99 Freeway — anywhere there is not a deep aquifer. I have never seen anything quite like this water madness in 60 years, as families scrimp and borrow to drill, or simply move to town to take advantage of municipal wells. I have developed a habit as I drive to work to Stanford of counting the abandoned homes I see west of Highway 41 (sort of like counting those...
  • The Right to be Free From Guns (BS alert)

    06/25/2015 3:38:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 25, 2015 | E.J. Dionne
    My friend Guy Molyneux, a progressive pollster, laid out how it could happen. "We need to build a social movement devoted to the simple proposition that owning handguns makes us less safe, not more," he told me. "The evidence is overwhelming that having a gun in your home increases the risks of suicide, domestic violence and fatal accidents, and yet the number one reason given for gun purchases is 'personal safety.' We need a public health campaign on the dangers of gun ownership, similar to the successful efforts against smoking and drunk driving."
  • Kay Hagan Won’t Challenge Richard Burr in 2016

    06/24/2015 4:05:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | June 23, 2015 | Emily Cahn and Niels Lesniewski
    Former North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan will not be mounting a challenge to her former GOP colleague, Sen. Richard M. Burr. Hagan, who was defeated by Thom Tillis in 2014, has been making calls to inform donors she will not be running for the seat that comes up in 2016, two sources familiar with the calls told Roll Call. While Hagan’s statewide name recognition and relatively strong performance in a year that saw Republicans sweep into the Senate majority would have made her a top challenger to Burr, a national Democratic strategist said there are plenty of Democrats who could...
  • Harry Sidhu, Republican of Anaheim, to run for 68th district State Assembly

    06/17/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    Nriinternet ^ | -January 29, 2015
    Republican businessman Harry Sidhu announced today that he will be a candidate for the State Assembly in the 68th district, which is currently held by Assemblyman Don Wagner. “I fully expect Assemblyman Wagner to be successful in his campaign for State Senate, which means the 68th district Special Election will be this year,” said Sidhu. “I am honored that so many community leaders I respect have asked me to run for the Assembly when the seat opens up. If elected, I will use my experience in business and local government to work for conservative policies that help create economic growth...
  • Senate 2016: the 10 hottest races

    06/16/2015 3:10:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 72 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 10, 2015 | Linda Feldmann
    Here’s a rundown of the hottest races:
  • Why Republicans Need Bush To Run In 2016 (BS alert)

    06/16/2015 3:00:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ben Domenech
    This time, it’s different. This time the party has a candidate who does represent a proxy for those eight years, and at a safe enough remove from the worst of 2008 that the process of reconsidering those years can now be a much kinder and gentler process for Republican primary voters. The younger candidates in the field don’t have to run all that hard against W. (or maybe even Jeb) to win, and voters don’t have to be made hate him. It’s as if you could find a diet cleanse that actually worked – no heavy duty medicine, no chemo...
  • Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers drops bid for U.S. Senate

    06/16/2015 2:51:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    The Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | John L. Smith
    Now that Harry Reid has announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate, there’s no shortage of elected officials interested in the job. But Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers won’t be one of them. Beers, a fiscal conservative who announced his candidacy more than a year ago, has decided not to run in 2016. “When I announced my candidacy more than a year ago, Harry Reid was actively running for re-election and I was the only Republican office holder in the state with the courage to run against him,” Beers said in a message on his website early Monday evening....
  • Blum Says Others Will Support Him If Republicans Don’t

    06/15/2015 4:30:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | June 12, 2015 | Emily Cahn
    Republicans are on defense this cycle, needing to protect more than a dozen districts in Democratic-leaning territory after the 2014 GOP wave. And Blum’s is one of the most challenging of the bunch to hold onto, as President Barack Obama carried it by a 14-point margin in 2012. With a daunting map in front of them, some Iowa Republican operatives said Blum’s vote against Boehner provides the NRCC with cover to not waste resources on a race that would be difficult to win. “He’s an outlier; he’s an anomaly,” one Iowa Republican operative unaffiliated with the race said of Blum’s...
  • GOP lawmaker says ‘50-50’ chances he will run for Reid's Senate seat

    06/10/2015 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The HIll ^ | June 10, 2015 | Martin Matishak -
    Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) says there's a “50-50” chance he will run for retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) seat. “I’d leave it at 50-50 for now,” he told The Hill on Wednesday. “We’re still considering it. I’ve got to have a discussion with my family, and hopefully we’ll come to a decision soon.” Heck, a one-star general in the U.S. Army Reserves who chairs a House Armed Services Committee subpanel, received a major boost Tuesday when Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) said he wouldn’t seek the open seat. Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison (R), former Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki...
  • Eldridge Says He Won’t Run For Congress Again

    06/06/2015 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    New York State Politics ^ | June 4, 2015 | Nick Reisman
    With Eldridge bowing out, Democrats have some options among local officials, including Ulster County Executive Mike Hein. Former state Sen. Terry Gipson has also been mentioned as a potential candidate. On the Republican side, Gibson is expected to retire at the end of his current term as he considers a run for statewide office in 2018, most likely for governor. Republicans mentioned to replace Gibson in Congress include Assemblyman Peter Lopez, Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
  • Ex-Rep. Hill is first Dem to jump into Indiana Senate race

    06/05/2015 2:58:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.) on Wednesday became the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) in Indiana.

 In a statement posted on Medium, Hill played up his blue-collar roots and deep ties to the Hoosier State. He struck a populist tone in vowing to be a fighter for the Middle Class against the moneyed interests he said control Washington. 

“We can either put our heads in the sand, or we can fight to restore the American Dream, the middle class, and what’s great about Indiana,” Hill said. “I know we can do better,...
  • Possible Primary Brewing in Michigan’s 1st District

    06/02/2015 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 14, 2015 | Simone Pathé
    It’s not just Democrats considering a challenge to Michigan Rep. Dan Benishek, who plans to run for a fourth term after pledging to serve only three. Several Republicans in the state were mentioned as potential primary challengers to the 1st District incumbent. State Rep. Peter Pettalia had been encouraged to run before Benishek announced his intent to seek another term, and “that talk hasn’t stopped” since, Pettalia told CQ Roll Call. The legislator declined to say which “supporting groups” have reached out to him. But, as a “loyal Republican,” Pettalia noted he’d have to give “deep thought” to challenging a...
  • State Rep. Scott Petri considers run for Congress (Pennsylvania)

    05/28/2015 3:48:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Bucks County Courier Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | Gary Weckselblatt
    State Rep. Scott Petri has formed an exploratory committee as he considers running for the 8th District congressional seat currently held by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. Petri, a seven-term Republican representing the 178th state House district, said he has been “quite humbled” by the number of people “encouraging me” to seek a seat in the U.S. House. Fitzpatrick, a Republican, has pledged to limit himself to four terms, which would take him out of the running for 2016.
  • Tea party favorite Elizabeth Scott first in line to challenge DelBene

    05/28/2015 3:43:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | , May 28, 2015 | Jerry Cornfield
    One of Snohomish County’s most conservative Republican lawmakers has quietly begun a campaign to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene. State Rep. Elizabeth Scott of Monroe filed paperwork May 21 with the Federal Election Commission to become a candidate and start collecting contributions. Scott is in her second term in the Legislature and seemed assured of re-election next year if she chose to stay in Olympia. Now it appears she wants to serve in Congress, though she had made no formal campaign announcement as of Wednesday. Scott did not return phone calls.
  • Heck Close to Senate Bid

    05/21/2015 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Rep. Joe Heck has told some Nevada Republicans he is close to deciding to run for Senate, a source told CQ Roll Call Tuesday, and the conversations have prompted speculation among Nevada Republicans that an announcement could come sooner rather than later. Heck would be a top recruit for Republicans looking to take the seat being vacated by Sen. Harry Reid. The congressman had initially said he would not run, but recently declared he was reconsidering. According to the source, Heck said in a recent conversation he had not yet made a final decision, but he was close to making...
  • What Happens If Coffman Says No (CO Senate race)

    05/21/2015 4:02:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Congressional Quarterly Politics ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexis Levinson
    Republicans are trying to recruit Rep. Mike Coffman to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado. If he stays put in the House, that gives the GOP a crop of candidates who could have a harder time in what will be one of Republicans’ few offensive opportunities in 2016. Coffman will have breakfast Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will surely make the case to convince the four-term lawmaker to try and join him across the rotunda. Asked about recruitment efforts, Coffman quipped, “Pressure, pressure, pressure.” Coffman is taking his time. He told CQ Roll Call a decision...
  • Lou Correa (D) Announces For 46th Congressional District

    05/19/2015 5:40:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The Anaheim Blog ^ | May 14, 2015 | Matthew Cunningham
    Rep. Loretta Sanchez’ candidacy for U.S. Senate was only a few minutes old when former state Sen. Lou Correa was making it known at the Sanchez event that he was running for her now-open congressional seat, the 46th. No surprise here: according to Democratic insiders, Correa has been raising money and putting a campaign together for several weeks in anticipation of a Sanchez run to U.S. Senate.
  • Guinta plans to serve constituents amid donation questions

    05/19/2015 5:34:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta said Monday he'll remain in office despite calls from fellow Republicans that he resign after the Federal Election Commission found he broke the law by accepting campaign donations from his parents. In 2010, Guinta reported lending himself $355,000 and amended a disclosure form to add a previously unreported bank account, prompting questions from his Republican primary rivals and Democratic incumbent Carol Shea-Porter, whom he defeated. Over the years, Guinta, who lost to Shea-Porter in 2012 but reclaimed the seat in November, flatly denied the money came from his parents or was an illegal campaign donation. But...
  • The top 10 Senate races of 2016, ranked

    05/02/2015 10:35:39 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2015 | Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza
    We are now four full months into the 2016 election cycle, and the battle for the Senate is starting to take shape. Retirements in California, Florida, Indiana, Maryland and Nevada have set up open-seat contests -- though only two of them are considered top-tier races. And with Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gearing up for reelection and saving Republicans major headaches in the process, we have a pretty good idea of where the battleground races will be. The biggest question from here is recruiting. Republicans have big holes to fill in the two competitive open seats, in...
  • Laura Capps Won’t Seek Mother’s Seat in California

    04/29/2015 4:06:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Emily Cahn
    Laura Capps announced Monday she will not seek the California seat being vacated by her mother, Democratic Rep. Lois Capps. The younger Capps, a Democratic political operative and nonprofit consultant, had long been viewed as a potential successor in the Santa Barbara-based 24th District. “I’ve decided that now is not the right time for me, Bill and our four year-old-son, and I will not be seeking election to Congress in 2016,” Laura Capps said in a statement. “I have great respect for members of Congress who have young families, and hope there will be more of them, but a cross-country...
  • The Mystery of a Possible Florida Senate Candidate

    04/27/2015 4:53:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | April 27, 2015 | Stuart Rothenberg
    A handful of Republicans are currently being mentioned as possible Senate candidates for the Florida seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination. Former Rep. Bill McCollum, who has run repeatedly (and often unsuccessfully) for statewide office, is mentioned, as are a handful of House members, including Rep. Ron DeSantis, a tea party favorite. Perhaps the most interesting, or at least unusual, candidate for the Republican nomination is the state’s current lieutenant governor, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, a former Florida House member (and majority leader) and Miami-Dade County property appraiser. What makes Lopez-Cantera, who was appointed...
  • Poll: Lee Would Top Matheson in 2016 (Utah poll)

    04/11/2015 1:38:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | April 9, 2015
    Sen. Mike Lee would have quite the fight on his hands if he were to face off against former Rep. Jim Matheson in 2016. The latest UtahPolicy.com shows 48% of Utahns would support Lee while 42% would back Matheson. 10% are undecided. Matheson's electoral calculus has always been the same in heavily Republican Utah. Win a majority of Democrats, pick off some Republicans and get a majority of the independent vote. The survey shows Matheson would win 87% of Democrats, 20% of Republicans and 57% of independents. He would likely need to increase the numbers among Republican and independent voters...
  • Cop who shot at unarmed black man 8 times in the back could face death penalty, life in prison

    04/08/2015 1:56:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 94 replies
    Fusion ^ | April 7, 2015 | Daniel Rivero
    A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina has been charged with murder after video emerged of him shooting an unarmed black man in the back while he was trying to run away, reports the Charleston Post and Courier. The two had been involved in a scuffle. The man, 50-year-old Walter Scott, died Saturday after Patrolman 1st Class Michael Slager, 33, shot at him eight times, though it is not immediately clear how many shots hit him. Scott had been stopped for a broken tail light, and he ran from police “because he owed child support,” said his family,...
  • Indiana’s Libertarian Moment

    04/08/2015 1:48:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2014 | William McGurn
    The reigning assumption, of course, is that the law Gov. Mike Pence signed and then gutted after the media unleashed its fury is now exacerbating the rift between business- and libertarian-inclined Republicans who favor same-sex marriage and the social conservatives who oppose it. But is it? The reality suggests the opposite. Today the strongest arguments for protecting the right of, say, an evangelical Christian baker to decline baking a cake for a gay wedding are not coming from religious leaders or social conservatives. They are coming from libertarians, many if not most of whom themselves support same-sex marriage.
  • Jeff Atwater telling Republicans he's running for U.S. Sen.

    04/04/2015 9:55:24 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 3, 2015 | Adam Smith
    Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has been working the phones in recent days, telling Republicans activists and donors that he intends to run for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination and wants their support. With incubent Sen. Marco Rubio expected to announce his candidacy for president April 13, Atwater is gearing up for what could be a tough primary for a rare open senate seat. Other Republican prospects include Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and U.S. Reps. Ron DeSantis,R- Ponte Vedra Beach. Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter has already announced his candidacy.
  • The Left wages total war and then plays victim

    04/01/2015 3:21:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 31, 2015 | Timothy P. Carney
    On one side is the CEO of the world's largest company, the president of the United States and a growing chunk of the Fortune 500. On the other side is a solo wedding photographer in New Mexico, a 70-year-old grandma florist in Washington and a few bakers. One side wants the state to conscript the religious businesswomen and men into participating in ceremonies that violate their beliefs. The other side wants to make it possible for religious people to live their own lives according to their consciences. Yet somehow, the Left and most of the mainstream press paint the current...
  • How to make America greater than any nation in history

    04/01/2015 2:57:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    April Fools Day
    The following steps need to be taken if the U.S. is going to achieve its best days. 1.) Universal white male guilt 2.) Free abortions for all women 3.) Gay marriage 4.) Trans-gender optional restrooms 5.) Reparations for Politically Correct victims groups. One last thing before you respond. Do you know what today is? That's right- HAPPY APRIL FOOLS' DAY!!!!!
  • DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah passes medical marijuana

    03/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2015 | Christopher Ingraham
    Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state's wildlife may "cultivate a taste" for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That's according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. "I deal in facts. I deal in science," said special agent Matt Fairbanks, who's been working in the state for a decade. He is member of the "marijuana eradication" team...