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  • Vermin Supreme Is Getting More Votes In New Hampshire Than Jim Gilmore

    02/10/2016 5:24:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | February 10, 2016 | CJ Ciaramella
    Presidential candidate Vermin Supreme, who is known for wearing a rubber boot on his head, currently has received more write-in votes in the New Hampshire primary than former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore. Supreme, whose campaign platform includes compulsory tooth-brushing and giving every American a free pony, has received 229 votes for the Democratic nomination with 86% of precincts reporting. Gilmore, who served as a county prosecutor and state attorney general before becoming governor of Virginia, currently has received 120 votes for the Republican nomination with 85% of precincts reporting.
  • Bush asks audience to 'please clap'

    02/03/2016 3:25:08 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 03, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush had to ask his audience to clap during a speech at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Bush had just finished talking about how he would protect the country as commander in chief, The New York Times reported. "I think the next president needs to be a lot quieter, but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interests of this country to get back in business of creating a more peaceful world," he said. The audience responded with silence. "Please clap," Bush then said, in a quieter tone,...
  • Afghan vet Brian Mast announces for FL-18

    02/03/2016 3:08:17 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 25, 2015 | Ed Morrissey
    That leaves FL-18 open, and gives Republicans an excellent opportunity for a pickup. The South Florida coastal district has a Cook rating of R+3, and without a Democratic incumbent to hold it, the district may serve as a bellwether of sorts for the GOP’s potential success in the entire state. Former Army Ranger and veteran of Afghanistan Brian Mast has announced this morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for Congress in this district — less than five years after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan
  • Jon Keyser parachutes into crowded GOP field for U.S. Senate in Colorado

    02/03/2016 3:03:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The Colorado Independent ^ | January 11, 2016 | Corey Hutchins
    So who is Jon Keyser? He’s a 34-year-old, first-term member of the Colorado House of Representatives who will resign from his local lawmaker seat so he can devote his full attention to a run at the big show. What’s he bring to a race that includes state Sen. Tim Neville, wealthy Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha, and former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier, among several others? Youth, an apparent coating of fairy dust from the national GOP establishment, and, oh, a biographical data point that includes killing terrorists as part of special ops missions for the U.S. military.
  • Brian Fitzpatrick announces candidacy for Congress in Pennsylvania's 8th District

    02/03/2016 2:51:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Bucks Local News ^ | February 01, 2016
    Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Fitzpatrick, standing outside the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown on Thursday, announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. “The time is now to restore integrity and honor to our nation’s capital. Our government is broken. People have lost faith in the system: Corruption is rampant in our nation’s capital and Harrisburg. And all the while, too many politicians prefer to be political ideologues, rather than the problem solvers we need,” said Fitzpatrick surrounded by supporters. “I believe I have the experience and background...
  • Three candidates vying for Rep. Fincher’s congressional seat (TN)

    02/01/2016 5:39:32 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    WREG Channel 3 News ^ | Febuary 1, 2016 | Eryn Taylor
    Since the announcement, several leaders have come forward saying they would be interested in taking the lawmaker’s seat in Congress including Former U.S. Attorney David Kustoff, Doctor George Flinn and current state Senator Brian Kelsey of Germantown.
  • Meet Kathy Szaliga

    01/30/2016 1:31:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    I'm a real Marylander, wife, mom and grandmother, and I'm running to be Maryland's next United States Senator because it’s time to bring some new ideas and new people to Washington. Almost 36 years ago when my husband Mark and I got married, we had five dollars in our pockets – no car and minimum wage jobs. Mark was a laborer in construction, and I worked a variety of minimum-wage jobs. I put up drywall and helped build a golf course. I was a dishwasher, parking lot attendant, maid, and waitress. With hard work, I rose up through the ranks...
  • Conservative McDonough to make bid for Ruppersberger’s congressional seat

    01/30/2016 1:15:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2016 | Anjali Shastry
    Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, a staunchly conservative Republican, will announce Friday that he will try to unseat Democratic Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger in November, saying he hopes to be part of a conservative revolution in this deep-blue state. Mr. McDonough, who has represented Harford and Baltimore counties in the House of Delegates for 17 years, said that he’s grown tired of what he derisively calls the “Maryland General Asylum” and that he’s ready to try to make an impact at the national level. A fan of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s immigration policy, Mr. McDonough said he wants to use...
  • La. state treasurer enters U.S. Senate race

    01/29/2016 3:08:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    Houma Today ^ | January 26, 2016 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    The treasurer joins two announced Republican candidates, U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and John Fleming. At least one other GOP contender, retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, has filed his federal election paperwork for the race and is scheduled to make his announcement Wednesday. Maness ran unsuccessfully for the Senate last year. Several other Republicans are also eyeing the race.
  • Lynn Westmoreland Won’t Seek Re-election (GA alert)

    01/26/2016 4:04:54 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | January 7, 2016 | Simone Pathé
    Party operatives suggested there would be a crowded primary field to replace Westmoreland and that there is no “heir apparent” who was tipped off to his departure ahead of time. Potential candidates include: •State Sen. Mike Crane, who was elected in 2011 to represent Coweta and Heard counties. •Former State Sen. Majority Leader Ronnie Chance, who declined to seek re-election in 2014. •State Sen. Rick Jeffares, who represents portions of Henry, Newton and Rockdale Counties. GOPAC, which recruits and trains Republicans at the state level to run for higher office, made him an “Emerging Leader” in 2011. •State Sen. Joshua...
  • Jim McDermott Announces Retirement (Washington state libtard)

    01/05/2016 4:36:31 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | January 4, 2016 | Simone Pathé
    McDermott won his last general election with 80 percent of the vote, but he had already attracted one primary challenger in his safe Democratic 7th District before the holiday recess. State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw announced his candidacy in early December, promising to be the “region’s next progressive leader.” The Democratic field in this Seattle-based district is expected to grow with McDermott out. Thanks to Washington’s top-two primary system, the general election could pit two Democrats against each other. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sen. John McCain each received just 18 percent of the vote in this district in...
  • Clinton: Americans must reject Trump

    01/05/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday condemned GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s “dangerous” rhetoric about Muslims, and urged that his candidacy be “rejected roundly” by the American people. Speaking with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” in her first nationally televised interview of 2016, Clinton repeatedly declined to mention Trump by name or address the personal attacks against her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. But Clinton took several side-swipes at Trump, who has ignited controversy for derogatory comments about illegal immigrants, for mocking a reporter with disabilities, for sexist remarks about women and for proposing all Muslims be banned from entering the...
  • 5th District Rep. Robert Hurt (VA) to retire in 2016, Republicans say

    12/22/2015 4:47:21 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    The Roanoak Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Rachel Weiner
    Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Pittsylvania County, will retire in 2016, according to Republicans familiar with the congressman’s thinking. A former member of the Virginia General Assembly, Hurt was first elected to Congress in 2010, defeating Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello. He represents Virginia’s sprawling 5th District, which includes Bedford and Franklin counties in its run from the North Carolina line to the Northern Virginia exburbs. Hurt’s retirement was first reported on Twitter by Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. Hurt’s decision came as a surprise to many Republicans in the state. He had not given any public...
  • Yale Students Sign Petition To Repeal First Amendment

    12/21/2015 4:20:05 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 17, 2015 | Aric Mitchell
    Yale students are either going to be very embarrassed by what conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz just did to them, or they’re going to nod their heads in agreement. Whatever the reaction, the American purists among you are liable to be downright frightened. For what reason, you ask? In short, because of how many Yale students saw no problem with getting rid of the First Amendment — the amendment that entitles Americans to freedom of speech, religion, and assembly as well as a free press and the freedom to petition. Speaking of that word — petition — Horowitz was able to...
  • Bowe Bergdahl, an ethical dilemma for America

    12/17/2015 3:19:48 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | December 15, 2015 | Frida Ghitis
    In the "Serial" podcast, Bergdahl speaks to Boal, the producer and writer of the war films "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," and explains that when he left his post he had planned to get word to superiors off-base to raise the alert about leadership failures in his unit. In his "Serial" telling, he said he wanted to trigger a search, a so-called DUSTWUN search ("duty status whereabouts unknown") that would bring his unit to the attention of higher-ups. Revealing the stunning immaturity that motivated his disastrous scheme, he said he had thoughts of emulating a fictional spy-hero from...
  • Keyser poised to jump into Senate race (Colorado)

    12/17/2015 2:48:12 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Colorado Statesman ^ | December 10, 2015 | Ernest Luning
    State Rep. Jon Keyser, R-Evergreen, an attorney and decorated Air Force reservist, is preparing to launch a likely-to-be well-funded campaign in a crowded but mostly lackluster primary field of Republicans hoping to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, bringing star quality and credibility to an election his backers believe will turn on national security. "Republicans have been waiting for a first-tier quality candidate, and now they have one,” said former state Rep. Rob Witwer, who held the House seat Keyser won last year. “Jon brings gravitas, real world experience and a fresh perspective. Most importantly, he can win.” “I’m strongly considering...
  • Scott Tipton Not Running for Colorado Senate Seat

    12/16/2015 5:17:49 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | December 11, 2015 | Simone Pathé
    Colorado 3rd District Rep. Scott Tipton, who had long said he wasn’t “closing doors on anything,” told Roll Call Friday afternoon that he will be running for re-election to his House seat rather than running for the Senate. “You know, we’ve got a lot of issue we’re working on that are incredibly important for my part of the state and our state at large. And we’ve had some success, and that’s where we’re focused,” Tipton said. Asked to clarify if he was still leaving the door open, Tipton said, “No, I’m running for the Third District.” GOP consultant Michael Fortney,...
  • GOP Jeffco (CO) Commissioner Rosier To Run for U.S. Senate

    12/11/2015 3:33:26 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    CBS Channel 4 News - Denver ^ | December 10, 2015
    Republican Donald Rosier, a Jefferson County commissioner since 2010, has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, hoping to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet next year. Rosier formally announced his run Thursday at an event in Arvada. The Denver Post first reported his candidacy. Already in the GOP race are state Sen. Tim Neville of Littleton, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn, former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier and former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez. Bennet is seeking a second term in this battleground state. In 2010, he narrowly edged Republican Ken Buck, who went on to win an open U.S....
  • How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

    12/10/2015 4:13:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2015
    It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire. Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a culture steeped in myth, with values reminiscent of our own, it is often treated as the forebearer of our own political system, an ancestral democracy that provides a republican link between the present and the ancient past. From architecture to literature to political system, Rome is where it all began. But in his latest book, Richard Alston wants us all to think a little more critically about our beloved Rome. Alston is...
  • France’s Far-Right National Front Gains in Regional Elections

    12/08/2015 3:35:26 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 7, 2015 | Alissa J. Rubindec
    The far-right party of Marine Le Pen was poised to make major gains after the first round of voting in regional French elections on Sunday in the wake of terrorist attacks that traumatized the country last month. When the votes were counted, Ms. Le Pen’s National Front party was pulling far ahead in two of France’s 13 regions and leading in four others. Trailing were the right-leaning parties, including the Republicains, led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Even further behind were the Socialists, whose best-known figure is President François Hollande. Appearing before her supporters, Ms. Le Pen called it a...
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/04/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    We are all free to say what we think, and must be, for without this freedom we will no longer be America. More on that below. But you always hope what is said will be constructive, helpful, maybe even at some point heartening. You have a responsibility as an adult to do your best in this area. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator...
  • Spike Lee: Trump ‘like Hitler’ toward Muslims

    12/01/2015 3:47:48 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 01, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Filmmaker Spike Lee sees parallels between GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. “He wants to close down the mosques now,” Lee said Monday in an interview with The Daily Beast, referring to Trump. “That’s like the Nazis,” Lee continued. "That’s Hitler, [Italian fascist leader Benito] Mussolini, the Axis powers. “You can’t do that,” he added. Trump is pushing for closer scrutiny of America’s Islamic communities following last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris. About 130 people died and more than 300 others were wounded during coordinated violence across the French capital on Nov. 13. Trump has responded...
  • College Op-Ed: The Phrase ‘Man Cave’ Is Offensive

    11/24/2015 4:30:01 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 102 replies
    National Review ^ | November 17, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Your room name is hurting people. According to a recent student op ed, a bro-dude calling a room in his house a “man cave” is not just obnoxious but truly harmful to women and a “disgusting patriarchal myth.” “While I think it’s perfectly acceptable, and even healthy, to have separate spaces where one can enjoy time alone, the gendered language around ‘man cave’ is pretty gross,” Kalani Ruidas writes in a piece for Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State University’s official student newspaper. Lest you think that what a dude decides to call a room in his own house isn’t...
  • Another blow for Democrats: State Sen. Carlyle Begay (Arizona) switches parties

    11/23/2015 5:39:45 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | Novemebr 23, 2015 | Ben Giles
    Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his switch to the Republican Party, a move he said is an extension of his independent streak at the Arizona Capitol. But Democrats categorized the move as no surprise for a lawmaker who often bucked his party to vote in favor of Republican-led bills.
  • Lafayette congressman to seek Senate Seat (Louisiana)

    11/23/2015 5:34:21 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Houma Today ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jacob Batte
    U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany announced today he will seek the Senate seat that failed gubernatorial candidate David Vitter will leave open next fall. Boustany, a Republican, represents Acadiana and Morgan City. He will formally announce his candidacy at an event in Lafayette at a later date.
  • Ex-state lawmaker Steve Kraus to run for U.S. House

    11/21/2015 2:43:14 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | November 4, 2015 | JIM PROVANCE
    His felony conviction barred him from the Ohio House but not the U.S. House, so Steve Kraus has announced he will seek the Republican nod to challenge U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur next year. The 9th District stretches along Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to East Cleveland. Miss Kaptur, who has been in Congress since 1983, was re-elected in 2014 with 68 percent of the vote. Kraus said his campaign will focus on the same things he did during his short tenure in the House, energy independence, job creation, and clean water. But given his recent experience with the justice system,...
  • Oregon county commissioner Faye Stewart to run for US Senate

    11/19/2015 5:22:30 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    Faye Stewart, a county commissioner in Oregon, announced Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. The Lane County commissioner will try to win the May primary and oust Democratic incumbent Ron Wyden, who is heavily favored to win the general election. Republicans have not won a statewide race in Oregon since 2002. Stewart said he is running because "our citizens are broken, and they need help." He said the federal government has neglected the needs of Oregon counties while running up debt and mishandling natural resources. "We need all of Oregon strong and prosperous, not just...
  • Claudia Tenney launches 2nd GOP primary bid to unseat Rep. Richard Hanna (NY)

    11/17/2015 4:13:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Syracuse Post Standard ^ | November 17, 2015 | Mark Weiner
    State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney will challenge U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna in a Republican primary in 2016, setting up a rematch of her failed bid last year in the 22nd Congressional District. Tenney, R-New Hartford, a conservative Tea Party favorite, announced her decision this morning in a news conference at the Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton. Tenney lost the election to Hanna, R-Barneveld, 54 to 46 percent, in the GOP primary last year for a district that covers all or parts of eight counties to the north, east and south of Syracuse. Hanna's primary victory assured his re-election to a third...
  • A Plague of Racial Hoaxes on Campus

    11/12/2015 4:06:02 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    The two well-publicized incidents of racism on the University of Missouri campus, consisting of offensive slurs directed at African-American students, have not been independently confirmed. That does not indicate that these events never happened, and to suggest that they did not unduly maligns the characters of those leveling these accusations. Even after the investigations into these incidents are complete, we might never know the truth about them. It is that ambiguity that makes the school’s excessive reaction to these charges so disturbing. The allegation that school administrators were slow walking the investigation into claims of racial discrimination prompted Mizzou students...
  • Vitter’s Governor Race Raises Concerns Over His Senate Seat in 2016

    11/12/2015 3:48:06 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 12, 2015 | Eli Yokley
    Louisiana lawmakers such as Reps. Charles Boustany Jr., John Fleming and State Treasurer John Kennedy have made it known that they are looking at seeking Vitter’s seat, and Republicans there say that field could grow even larger in an open primary. With their support for Vitter, the three have been catering to their constituency of one, Vitter, who, if elected governor, would be able to appoint his successor if he was sworn-in. As they did in Kentucky, Republicans in Louisiana appear to be counting, at least in part, on President Barack Obama’s unpopularity in the South in their messaging against...
  • Tooth-Gnashing in the Republican Establishment

    11/11/2015 4:39:38 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Republicans should be upbeat. They control by large margins the state legislatures and governorships. The Supreme Court is a bit more conservative than liberal. The House and Senate are both run by Republicans. President Obama, after veritably wrecking his party, has for some time scarcely polled above 45 percent in approval ratings — even after borrowing $8 trillion to spread the wealth, pandering to spec ial interests, echoing nonstop the assertions of his iconic status, and blaming all his failures on his predecessors and opponents. In addition, parties usually do not succeed in winning the presidency for three consecutive terms....
  • Is Vitter on the Verge of Losing Everything?

    11/10/2015 4:01:39 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | November 10, 2015 | Nathan L. Gonzales
    Louisiana isn’t anywhere close to belonging on a list of swing states, yet Republican David Vitter is at risk of losing not only his gubernatorial race this month, but also his Senate seat next year. The Pelican State’s senior senator has struggled to unify the Republican vote after finishing second in the Oct. 24 jungle primary with just 23 percent. He trails Democrat John Bel Edwards in multiple public polls heading into the Nov. 21 runoff. Vitter’s numbers have dipped to a point where, should he lose, some Republicans will want him to drop his bid for re-election to the...
  • BREAKING: PA-16: Lloyd Smucker Announces Congressional Campaign

    11/10/2015 3:43:29 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    PoliticsPA ^ | November 9th, 2015 | Nick Field
    State Senator Lloyd Smucker is running for Congress. Sen. Smucker will be seeking the seat in PA’s 16th district, which Congressman Joe Pitts has represented since 1997. Rep. Pitts announced his impending retirement last week. Smucker has represented Pennsylvania’s 13th Senate district since 2009. “Today, I am excited to announce that I am running for Congress,” Smucker stated. “As a small business owner who understands what it takes to make a budget, I promise to be an effective problem solver who will go to Washington, D.C. to build consensus on issues that will benefit the residents of the 16th Congressional...
  • Republican Sen. Tom Casperson Announces Run for Congress (MI)

    11/10/2015 3:37:36 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    9and10 News ^ | November 10, 2015 | Dan Firnbach
    Republican state Senator Tom Casperson says he is running for Representative Dan Benishek's seat. Casperson has served almost 11 years in legislature. He is the first Republican to announce his bid for the seat. Lon Johnson and retired Army National Guard Major General Jerry Cannon are two Democrats who've said they are running. Benishek already announced he will not seek re-election next year after his term is up.
  • Council OKs bill to make single-stall restrooms gender-neutral

    11/09/2015 5:06:16 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 10, 2015 | Julia Terruso
    The words men and women are soon to come off many Philadelphia restrooms, thanks to a bill passed Thursday. City Council unanimously approved the ordinance requiring that single-occupancy public restrooms be labeled as gender-neutral, and that men or women be dropped from signs. The bill, introduced by Councilman Mark Squilla, applies to single-occupant bathrooms open to the public and not to multiple-stall restrooms. Mayor Nutter, whose Office of LGBT Affairs drafted the bill, is expected to sign it. "For business owners, the only impact is taking down one sign and putting up another," said Nellie Fitzpatrick, the office's director. "But...
  • GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

    11/04/2015 10:42:34 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 4, 2015
    Republicans kept control of the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday despite millions from billionaire Michael Bloomberg's gun control advocacy group backing Democrats. The victories mean that the Republicans retain control of both houses of the state legislature. The party remains an obstacle to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe as he tries to tighten gun laws and expand Medicaid in the state, a battleground in the 2016 presidential elections. Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety advocacy group had made the Virginia races an election focus. It spent $2.2 million in ads for two Democratic Senate candidates in a bid to have the party...
  • Evansville City Council shifts Republican (GOP Mayor wins in landslide)

    11/04/2015 10:17:23 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Channel 14 News ^ | November 4, 2015 | Jess Raatz
    The Evansville City Council race completely changes the dynamics of city council with at least four new members on tap for 2016. With the hotly contested at-large seats up for grabs, newcomer Michelle Mercer (R) held on for a spot, plus sitting council president Dan Adams (D) and Democrat Jonathan Weaver (D). With John Friend (D), Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley (D), Conor O’Daniel (D), and Al Lindsey (D) not running, new comers like Anna Hargis (R), Justin Elpers (R), and Jim Brinkmeyer (D) were elected to replace them. Dan McGinn (R), Connie Robinson (D), and Missy Mosby (D) were all re-elected in...
  • The Latest on Miss. elections: GOP nears House supermajority (Dem floor leader defeated)

    11/04/2015 10:07:30 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The latest news on Mississippi's general election. All times are local. 12:23 a.m. Republicans have boosted their majority to 71 in the state House. But three races were too close to call early Wednesday. The surge turns back Democratic hopes of trimming the GOP edge, which now stands at 67-55 in the chamber. Redistricting created terrain for Republicans to pick up seats, boosting hopes that they would get to a 74-seat supermajority. With the supermajority, they would eliminate Democrats' ability to block taxing and spending decisions. Republican challenger Vince Mangold on Tuesday defeated House Minority Leader Bobby Moak from Bogue...
  • Meet Jenean Hampton, the first black statewide officeholder in Kentucky. And, she’s a Republican

    11/04/2015 9:54:56 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Kentucky's newest lieutenant governor-elect is unique in many ways. She and her running mate, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, are some of this election cycle's first victorious political outsiders. (Bevin had been likened to Donald Trump). Jenean Hampton is also the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky. And she's just one of a handful of black women on the national level to identify with the tea party movement.
  • Republican victories leave Kentucky Democrats reeling

    11/04/2015 9:46:34 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    The Rock Hill Herald ^ | November 4, 2015 | Adam Beam
    Just two years ago, Kentucky Democrats boasted a deep bench of three young stars who aligned to prove the party could still win in the conservative South with a message focused on the economy and jobs instead of abortion and gay marriage. But Kentucky voters have now rejected all three, capped by a disastrous election for Democrats on Tuesday in which they lost four of the five statewide constitutional offices they held coming into the election, including the governor's office for just the second time since 1971. "The degree to which the national party is out of step with mainstream...
  • Petition calls for termination of Florida City police officer who shot dog

    11/02/2015 4:58:23 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    Channel 10 News ^ | October 22, 2015 | Amanda Batchelor,
    - An online petition is calling for the termination of a Florida City police officer who shot and killed a dog Tuesday morning after it ran out the front door of a home when the officer knocked on the door. The officer was identified Wednesday as Marcus Terry, who has been with Florida City police for five years. The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open. Quick Clicks Dog shot by Florida City police officer She...
  • Worcester, MA is Going GOP Red (Woot Woot!)

    11/02/2015 4:45:18 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The State of the Union ^ | August 26, 2015
    I had to rub my eyes when I read the following headline in the Boston Globe: •Slowly but surely, Worcester County has gone Republican Could this be happening? Is it really possible that one part of Massachusetts is turning into a Republican stronghold, in spite of the fact that the Bay State has not gone Republican since Reagan's landslide reelection in 1984, and they lost their last two Republican Congressman twelve years later? Apparently, Republicans are again traction in Central Massachusetts, despite decades of Democratic dominance (and corruption).
  • Rich Nugent (R-Florida) won't seek re-election to Congress

    11/02/2015 4:37:21 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | November 2, 2015
    U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent, whose district includes Belleview, The Villages and most of Ocala, announced Monday that he will not seek another term. Nugent, R-Spring Hill, said weariness from spending so much time away from family played a big part of his decision. "After five years of living out of a suitcase, saying goodbye almost weekly to my beloved wife, and seeing pictures of the grandkids instead of spending more of that quality time with them, the tug of being apart from family has just become too great," he said in a prepared statement. Nugent said that although the experience...
  • State Rep. Tucker forms exploratory committee to eye 1st District Congressional run (NH)

    10/28/2015 5:21:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 1 replies
    The Manchester Union Leader ^ | October 28, 215 | Garry Rayno
    State Rep. Pam Tucker has filed an exploratory committee to consider a run for the Republican nomination for the 1st District Congressional seat. Tucker is the third Republican to express interest in the seat, along with incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and former UNH Paul Business School Dean Dan Innis, who ran in 2014. “New Hampshire families continue to suffer from a dysfunctional Washington, D.C. and its politicians who kick the can down the road,” said Tucker in a press release announcing the committee. “New Hampshire deserves a new voice to solve Washington’s old problems.” Tucker is serving her fourth...
  • Republican lawmaker mounting campaign for Senate (Maryland)

    10/21/2015 3:24:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | September 28, 2015 | John Fritze
    high-ranking Republican state lawmaker from Baltimore County is building a campaign for U.S. Senate, giving some state GOP leaders hope that the party can compete for the seat now held by retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Del. Kathy Szeliga, the minority whip in the House of Delegates, is alerting fellow Republicans that she plans to seek the seat, despite the advantage Democrats will have in Maryland next year. Her effort is drawing early support from some of the state's best-known GOP figures. Republicans, a minority in Maryland, will face steep odds in the Senate race next year, when the presidential...
  • Obama: Nihilist or Just Incompetent?

    10/20/2015 3:49:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Three things so far have saved Obamas otherwise unfortunate tenure; all came over his own objections. One, after the 2010 midterm tsunami, the newly elected House Republicans put a lid on spending ratified by the wins of 2014. Sequestration is a crude blunderbuss and slashed defense, but it at least slowed down Obamas disastrous serial $1 trillion-plus budget deficits. In spending terms, it certainly has vastly reduced the governments share of GDP. We know that because Obama occasionally brags of falling deficits, as if to say, Thank you for not letting me be entirely myself. When he leaves office,...
  • David Jolly crashes Charlie Crist's campaign kickoff

    10/20/2015 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 20, 2015 | Adam C. Smith
    The real news from the event was U.S. Rep. David Jolly crashing Crist's party to blast the man running to succeed Jolly in Congress. "I care too much about this district, the institution of Congress, and who represents us to lay down and let this huckster walk into office," Jolly said. "He's a fraud. ...He will tell you anything that you want to hear for the sake of trying to get your support." Jolly is stepping down from the seat and running for U.S. Senate -- and attacking Crist is pretty good politics in a competitive GOP Senate primary --...
  • Stewart Mills Launches Rematch Against Rick Nolan (MN)

    10/17/2015 1:56:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 13, 2015 | Simone Path
    Minnesota businessman Stewart Mills announced his second challenge to 8th District Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan Tuesday morning. In 2014, I decided it was time to stop talking about the problems facing our country and start doing something to solve them, Mills said in a statement. I intend to finish what I started, and look forward to working for the people of the 8th District. Mills lost to Nolan by less than 2 points in 2014. He has been mulling a rematch for months and formed an exploratory committee last month. Nolan has been expecting the Republican to challenge him again,...
  • All Sorts Of Nasty': These 39 Yelp Reviews Of Planned Parenthood Clinics Will Horrify You

    10/09/2015 3:15:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Yelp ^ | October 7, 2015 | Mollie Hemmingway
    The story bank is a public relations operation. But check out these stories shared by Planned Parenthood patients on Yelp, a popular online customer review application, that wont be disseminated by Planned Parenthoods powerful public relations operation. These stories come from just a tiny handful of the 700 clinics subsidized by taxpayers to the tune of $500 million each and every year,
  • Pete Lopez says he'll seek House seat (upstate NY)

    10/09/2015 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Oneonta Daily Star ^ | October 8, 2015 | Joe Mahoney
    Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, told The Daily Star on Thursday that he will be entering the race for New York's 19th Congressional District seat held by retiring Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook. A formal kick-off for the campaign will be scheduled soon, Lopez said. Lopez, 54, expressed optimism about his potential to win the Republican and Conservative party primaries in June as well as the general election in November 2016, saying he will run on his record as a balanced problem solver who worked vigorously to address the region's relief needs following the floods of 2011 and has forged close bonds...