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  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose universal health care in race to succeed Jerry Brown

    03/13/2017 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 13, 2017 | BY ANGELA HART
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is drafting a health care plan for California that he plans to unveil as a core component of his gubernatorial run, based in part on the universal health care program he signed into law when he was mayor of San Francisco. Newsom, seen as a strong contender in the increasingly crowded field of candidates vying to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, is staking out an ambitious plan to rein in rising health care costs, expand universal access to people across the state regardless of income or immigration status and preserve coverage for the estimated...
  • Rumors Swirl That Hillary Is Considering A Run For New York City Mayor

    01/06/2017 12:34:38 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 6, 2017
    After failing miserably in her 2016 bid for the White House, several sources are reporting today that Hillary Clinton is mulling a potential run for New York City Mayor. Although Mayor de Blasio, whose term ends at the end of 2017, has close ties to the Clintons there is no love lost between the two after de Blasio initially refused to endorse Hillary's presidential bid. According to New York's Daily News, Hillary is being pressured by many New York Democrats to challenge Mayor de Blasio and wouldn't explicitly rule out a run when pressed by one top Dem late in...
  • Angry White Guy From Queens Now Running to Oust NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

    12/18/2016 1:10:54 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The ^ | December 18, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Queens State Senator Tony Avella gathered a dozens-strong crowd outside the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, Queens—the site of a bitter battle over the city’s effort to lodge homeless families—to launch a quixotic bid to beat Mayor Bill de Blasio in next fall’s Democratic primary, accusing the liberal leader of an arrogant “top-down” approach that ignores the needs of local communities.[snip] “It is time to stop dumping homeless families and individuals in hotels and motels throughout the city without support services and the prospect of stable long-term housing and without community notification or involvement,” Avella said. “It is time to...
  • Per Wikileaks: Clintons Believe Obama Stole 2008 Election from Them Using Voter Fraud

    10/15/2016 11:10:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
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  • Washington Post confirms hillary clinton started the birther movement --- Breitbart 9/26/15

    09/16/2016 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Taiku · 42 replies
    Breitbart research into Hillary starting birther movement
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wins Congressional Primary in Florida, According to A.P.

    08/30/2016 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2016 | The New York Times
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has won the Democratic primary for the 23rd Congressional District in Florida. Wasserman Schultz has 6,774 more votes than Tim Canova, with 99% reporting.
  • Loretta Sanchez unloads on President Obama for endorsing her rival for Senate

    07/20/2016 4:14:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    la Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | Phil Willon
    Orange County congresswoman Loretta Sanchez let loose on resident Obama for endorsing her rival in California’s U.S. Senate race, accusing him of being part of the “entrenched political establishment” that has failed California voters. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris early Tuesday morning, praising her record as California’s attorney general and a prosecutor. Harris has been a longtime political ally of the resident. Sanchez said she was “disappointed” that Obama would intervene in a Senate race between two Democrats, ... I believe that California voters are deeply concerned about the entrenched...
  • 2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

    07/10/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON — Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night — and made history as the first trans people to become major candidates for the U.S. House or Senate. Utah voters chose Misty Snow (D) to run against Sen. Mike Lee (R) in November. In Colorado, voters backed Misty Plowright (D) to take on Rep. Doug Lamborn (R). It’s a long shot for either to get elected. Utah is a solidly Republican state, and Lamborn’s district in Colorado is extremely conservative. Still, it’s a positive sign that transgender candidates aren’t just out there, they can also succeed. “In what...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 33 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • Two Democrats will face off for California's U.S. Senate seat (T)

    06/08/2016 8:15:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 6/8/2016 | John Myers
    California voters made history on Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate, sending two Democrats to a November runoff and denying a Republican a spot on the fall ballot for the first time since the state’s first direct election of senators in 1914. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris won the largest share of the vote and the title of winner in the primary. By the end of the night, Harris led Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez by more than 800,000 votes, a margin of 23 percentage points.
  • Over 180 pot plants found in large-scale grow operation at Tennessee congressional candidate’s home

    05/21/2016 11:47:05 PM PDT · by digger48 · 53 replies
    WISH ^ | May 21, 2016 | Hailey Holloway
    CROSSVILLE (WATE) – A Crossville congressional candidate said she’s guilty after a large-scale marijuana grow operation was busted last week, but says she’s also victim of a bad law. Detectives raided Flo Matheson’s property Friday after “in-depth undercover investigations led to the discovery of an indoor grow operation,” according to a press release that says Crossville Police Department narcotics detectives worked with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, the HIDTA/TBI Drug Task Force, and the Office of the District Attorney General to execute the search warrant at Matheson’s home. Matheson said they broke through her gate...
  • Elizabeth Warren Sinks Clinton's Hopes for Endorsement

    01/25/2016 9:37:42 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 1/25/16 | Liam Miller
    In a speech before the Senate Thursday, on the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Elizabeth Warren made clear - for those with ears to hear - that she will not endorse Hillary Clinton. If you have observed how closely Warren's and Bernie Sanders' messages line up, it is hard to imagine that she would endorse Clinton over him, anyway. Even so, the question has remained. But now, were there any question about whether or not Clinton is truly a Progressive, Elizabeth Warren - with her extraordinary, precise eye for the heart of an issue, and her...
  • AP sources: Edwards to seek Maryland Senate seat (Donna Eddwards, Barbara Mikulski)

    03/09/2015 8:51:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 11:40 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland intends to join the race to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, hoping to become the first African-American elected to the Senate from her state, according to officials familiar with her plans. Edwards would become the second member of the state’s House delegation to announce her intentions to run for the Senate. Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen joined the race last week. No Republican has yet stepped forward to run for a seat in a Democratic state. …
  • Maryland: Where the Democratic civil war may well begin

    03/06/2015 6:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 6, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) decision to retire at the end of her term has sparked a predictable succession feud among Democrats in that deep blue state, but the coming internecine squabble has the potential to engulf the entire party. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), a six-term member of Congress and the former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, wasted no time in declaring his intention to run for Mikulski’s seat. On Friday, he received a powerful endorsement from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. “I enthusiastically endorse Chris Van Hollen for the United States Senate,” Reid said in a statement....
  • The Governor’s Primary in New York (NY Times won't endorse Cuomo in Dem Primary)

    08/27/2014 5:22:41 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/26/2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    More than four years ago, while announcing his campaign for governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo stood in front of the Tweed Courthouse in downtown Manhattan and said Albany’s antics “could make Boss Tweed blush.” New York had had enough corruption, he said, and he was going to put a stop to it. “Job 1 is going to be to clean up Albany,” he said, “and make the government work for the people.” Mr. Cuomo became governor on that platform and recorded several impressive achievements, but he failed to perform Job 1. The state government remains as subservient to big...
  • 'None of the Above' Wins Dem Primary for Governor in Nevada

    06/12/2014 7:17:56 PM PDT · by This Just In · 24 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 12, 2014 | Debra Heine
    An upset last night in the Democrat primary for governor of Nevada was almost as stunning as the Brat win in VA-7. "None of the Above" won with 29.96% of the vote. Nevada was the first state to institute a “none of the above” line to its ballot in 1975, as a way for voters to protest weak, unqualified candidates.
  • Democrat Crisco dies suddenly at home (Clay Aiken runoff opponent)

    05/12/2014 1:27:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 83 replies
    WNCN News ^ | May 12, 2014 | Dane Huffman
    RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Congressional candidate Keith Crisco died suddenly at his home on Monday, WNCN confirmed. MOREAdditional Links A woman at his company, Asheboro Elastics Corp. in Asheboro, confirmed that he died at his home Monday around 1 p.m. She said employees at the company were being told what had happened. Crisco had faced Clay Aiken in a tense battle for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District.
  • Muriel Bowser defeats Gray in DC mayoral primary

    04/01/2014 10:19:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 12:54 AM EDT | Ben Nuckols
    Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray’s campaign four years ago. Bowser tapped into an electorate that tired of the allegations surrounding Gray. Five people who worked on the mayor’s 2010 campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies, and Bowser said the city needed a fresh start as the mayor faced potential criminal charges. Bowser, 41, is a D.C. councilmember and a protégé of former Mayor Adrian Fenty, whom Gray defeated in 2010. …
  • The Woman Who Can’t Afford Her Own Birth Control Switches to Run for California State Senate

    02/05/2014 8:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/05/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Woman Who Can’t Afford Her Own Birth Control Switches to Run for California State SenatePosted By Bryan Preston On February 5, 2014 @ 7:58 am In Politics | No Comments Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown grad best known for telling America that she can’t afford her own birth control, spent $1,740 on the filing fee to run for Congress. Now Fluke says she isn’t running for Congress. Instead, she is running for state Senate. Democratic attorney and activist Sandra Fluke has decided against running for retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman’s congressional seat, instead planning a bid for the state Senate. “I...
  • Former US Rep. Dan Boren Considers Run For Tom Coburn's Senate Seat

    01/21/2014 11:23:11 AM PST · by OKSooner · 40 replies
    Channel 6 Tulsa / Channel 9 Oklahoma City ^ | 1-21-2014 | Channel 9 Oklahoma City
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Democratic Party chairman Wallace Collins says former U.S. Rep. Dan Boren is considering running for Tom Coburn's U.S. Senate seat. Boren served four terms as a U.S. Congressman then went on to work for the Chickasaw Nation as president of their corporate development department. Boren was the state's only Democratic member of Congress, serving the 2nd District.
  • SC Democrats promise to vet candidates in 2014

    11/28/2013 5:56:21 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Nov 28, 2013 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    South Carolina Democrats hope a combination of enthusiasm, a desire to change the direction of the state and more careful vetting of people seeking the party's nominations will help them make gains next election. Democrats acknowledge they need some wins. All nine statewide offices are run by Republicans, along with eight of the state's nine congressmen. A Democrat hasn't won a statewide race since 2006, and the party hasn't taken a statewide or federal office back from the Republicans since 1998. State Democratic Party Chairman Jamie Harrison says the party has talked to credible, competent challengers for every statewide race...
  • APNewsBreak: Ex-Mont. governor rejects Senate bid

    07/13/2013 10:45:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 7/13/13 | MATT GOURAS
    Popular former Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Saturday morning that he will not run for Montana's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, an announcement that complicates Democratic efforts to retain their majority in next year's elections. Schweitzer told The Associated Press that he doesn't want to leave Montana and go to Washington, D.C. He had been considered the Democrats best candidate for holding onto the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Max Baucus next year. Schweitzer said he felt compelled to consider the race only because many in his party said they needed him to run.
  • Low Turnout Just Shows Dems Had No Good Choices

    06/12/2013 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    From an email
    Mullins: Low Turnout Just Shows Dems Had No Good Choices for Lt. Gov., Attorney General Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins: "Amid very low turnout from their own party, Virginia Democrats have fielded a ticket that is weak - from top to bottom - and incapable of winning in November. The lack of enthusiasm from Virginia Democrats is understandable given that this is a ticket that is not focused on nor is credible on the primary concern of Virginians: creating jobs. In Terry McAuliffe, Democrats have nominated a failed crony capitalist who has used his insider connections to profit from...
  • Cory Booker to enter Senate Race

    06/07/2013 12:03:04 PM PDT · by Gefn · 7 replies ^ | June 7, 2013 | Jonathan tamari
    Newark (NJ) Mayor Cory Booker will enter the race for US Senate, a campaign aide confirmed Friday.
  • Democratic voters won’t swallow the Crist crap sandwich

    06/04/2013 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 19 replies ^ | 6/4/2013 | Jack Furnari
    If Charlie Crist runs for governor as a Democrat, he’s going to lose. He’ll either get rubbed out in the Democratic primary, or he’ll lose to Gov. Rick Scott in the general. If Crist runs for governor, rank-and-file Democratic voters will never again trust the party leaders who support Crist. Terence McCoy, of the alternative New Times Broward-Palm Beach, made some excellent points in Five Reasons Charlie Crist Will Not Run For Governor, which I urge everyone to read. McCoy thinks Crist won’t run, but every Democratic leader I know who’s been talking to Crist says he will, and they’re...
  • Voters Oust Mayor of Harrisburg, Pa in Democratic Primary

    05/22/2013 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    Reuters, via Newsmax ^ | May 22, 2013 | Reuters, via Newsmax
    The embattled mayor of Pennsylvania's financially crippled capital of Harrisburg was ousted on Tuesday when she lost the Democratic primary to the owner of an independent bookstore. Mayor Linda Thompson's loss to Eric Papenfuse comes after a tumultuous term in which her outbursts and statements caused a loss of confidence in her administration. Papenfuse is likely to win the general election in this heavily Democratic city in November, but he must still face off against independent candidate Nevin Mindlin.
  • Poll: Anthony Weiner already in second place in New York City mayoral race for some reason

    04/17/2013 1:24:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    The bad news? Between this and what’s going on in South Carolina, American voters seem to have finally jettisoned any pretense of standards for their political leaders.The good news? We’re still on track for a Sanford-versus-Weiner presidential election in 2028. Cross those fingers. According to the poll, if Weiner entered the Democratic primary today, his 15 percent would put him behind Quinn’s 26 percent but ahead of City Comptroller John Liu (12 percent), de Blasio (11 percent), Thompson (11 percent) and former City Councilman Sal Albanese (2 percent).By comparison, without Weiner, Quinn would receive 30 percent of Democratic votes and...
  • Weiner’s poll rising: Trails only Quinn among mayoral Dems

    04/17/2013 5:34:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 37 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | April 17, 2013 | By CARL CAMPANILE
    Anthony Weiner is on a roll. A week after floating his name as a possible mayoral candidate, the disgraced former congressman finishes second when he’s included in the field of Democrats, a new poll reveals. Weiner — who resigned from office in 2011 after getting caught in a sexting scandal — said he’s mulling a political comeback by running for mayor.
  • Party switch could be new weapon for Maryland gun rights supporters

    03/09/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 8 March, 2013 | Holly Nunn
    As Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control proposal works its way through the Maryland General Assembly, gun rights activists already are preparing payback for those legislators who are allowing it through. Patrick Shomo, president of Maryland Shall Issue, a gun rights group, said he’s seen a movement in the gun rights community to register new voters in anticipation of the 2014 statewide election, and in some cases to switch membership from Republican to Democratic. ------------------------cut----------------------- But soon the emphasis will shift, Shomo said, to fielding pro-gun rights candidates who can oust incumbents who voted for the gun bill. “We’re going to...
  • Ky. voters react as Judd's liberal positions are detailed

    03/01/2013 12:46:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 40 replies
    WHAS-11 ^ | 2/26/2012 | Joe Arnold
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- After two decades in front of the camera as an actress and more recently as an activist, Ashley Judd has been unguarded in her comments -- a candor which might cause complications if she runs for U.S. Senate from Kentucky. As Judd inches closer to a decision, her outspoken nature is yielding decades of pointed and controversial comments which Kentucky Democratic strategists concede are a gold mine for the campaign of potential opponent, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R). Judd's essays and speeches are easily accessible on her website. In one, she criticized the tradition of a...
  • Middlesex DA Leone weighing run for U.S. Senate

    02/02/2013 2:51:09 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/2/13 | Joe Battenfeld
    Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone tells the Herald he’s considering getting into the Democratic race for U.S. Senate, a move that could shock the party establishment and completely shake up the special election battle. “I’m going to give it some thought,” Leone said in an interview, adding that he’s been besieged by calls from supporters urging him to get in the race — especially since former GOP Sen. Scott Brown announced yesterday he was not running. The only two announced candidates are Democratic congressmen Stephen Lynch of South Boston and Edward Markey of Malden. Markey, who has the backing of...
  • DIRTY DEMS KICKED OUT OF OFFICE Naomi Rivera and Shirley Huntley get the boot in Dem primaries

    09/17/2012 7:21:54 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9/14/12 | DAVID SEIFMAN, CARL CAMPANILE and CANDACE AMOS w/ Candice M. Giove
    Queens state Sen. Shirley Huntley was indicted Aug. 27 charged w/ falsifying documents to conceal govt fraus---her niece and and aide aide allegedly siphoned $30,000 from Huntley's sham tax-funded non-profit. Rivera gave two boy toys tax-funded jobs at a do-nothing non-profit to which she funnelled govt funds. Anothr was ensconced as a "full-timer" in her Assembly office while paid $90,000 as a full-time public-school teacher. Four investigative agencies are probing Rivera’s hiring practices. Rivera even lost in latino precincts once considered her strongholds.
  • Felon beats Obama in several West Virginia counties

    05/09/2012 4:59:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2012 | Byron Tau
    A Texas felon gave President Obama a run for his money in the West Virginia Democratic primary, beating Obama in several counties and winning enough of the vote to be eligible for at least one delegate at the convention, according to the Associated Press. Perennial candidate Keith Russell Judd, currently serving 210 months in a federal prison, is currently pulling down roughly 40 percent of the vote to Obama's 60 percent. Judd has caused problems in other elections as well. In 2008, Idaho Democrats were peeved Judd qualified for the ballot, with one Democratic official calling him a "yahoo prisoner...
  • Frank To Liberals: Only Target Conservative Dems In Safe Districts

    08/14/2010 8:27:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | August 14, 2010 | Steven T. Dennis
    House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has some advice for liberal activists upset at the votes of the party’s conservative members: defeat them in primaries — but only in safe Democratic districts. Frank told liberals at a Congressional Progressive Caucus Foundation event in Los Angeles in April that primaries are the place to push for more liberal Members. “I said don’t defeat conservative Democrats in November . . . the place to do that is in the primary,” Frank said Friday in an interview. But Frank added his caveat that such a primary challenge should only come in districts...
  • Oh my: Administration admits that Colorado Dem was offered job to drop out of primary

    06/02/2010 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 808+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 2, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Sestak story just getting started.” The news here isn’t that Andrew Romanoff was offered a job to help clear the way for Michael Bennet in the Senate primary; the Denver Post reported that allllll the way back in September of last year, citing multiple sources in the state Democratic leadership. The news is that the White House denied it at the time and that unnamed “administration officials” are formally un-denying it now. From last September: Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for...
  • White House can't get its Sestak story straight

    06/01/2010 5:43:14 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies · 1,070+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/01/10 | staff
    Did you hear the one about how President Obama got Slick Willie Clinton to offer second-term Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak an unpaid appointment to an obscure White House advisory panel in return for dropping his primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter? Obama and his Chicago boys are still guffawing over how all the chumps in the media reported that one with a straight face. Hey, it's a just another reason why running a gangster government is nothing but laughs for the Obama crew in the White House. The reality is that nobody outside the White House gang and its...
  • White House can't get its Sestak story straight

    06/01/2010 3:45:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 1,343+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2010
    Did you hear the one about how President Obama got Slick Willie Clinton to offer second-term Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak an unpaid appointment to an obscure White House advisory panel in return for dropping his primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter? Obama and his Chicago boys are still guffawing over how all the chumps in the media reported that one with a straight face. Hey, it's a just another reason why running a gangster government is nothing but laughs for the Obama crew in the White House. The reality is that nobody outside the White House gang and...
  • Breaking News: We Win in PA-12!‏ (DCCC Title of email)

    05/20/2010 12:55:27 AM PDT · by pennyfarmer · 13 replies · 871+ views
    DCCC ^ | Tue 5/18/10 | DCCC
    Congratulations to Congressman-elect Mark Critz on his extraordinary victory. Voters in this election responded to Mark Critz's commitment to providing independent leadership that puts Pennsylvania jobs first. This was the only race in the country today where a Democrat faced off against a Republican and the results are clear. Mark Critz focused on creating jobs for middle class families, while Republicans practiced the politics of fear and distortion. For all of their bluster about building a national wave this year, including RNC Chairman Michael Steele's guarantee of victory for Tim Burns, Republican policies were once again rejected when it came...
  • Hillary Clinton Is Throwing Obama Under The Bus For A 2012 Run

    05/13/2010 5:26:47 AM PDT · by safetysign · 16 replies · 897+ views ^ | 05/12/2010 | Dick Morris
    On 60 Minutes earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented that the American economy is making it more difficult for her to do her job because other nations are telling her that “we always look to you because you have this great economy, and now you’re in the ditch.” Bill O’Reilly saw “a little jab” at the President in those comments, blaming the White House for her job troubles, but guest Dick Morris took that premise a bit further, suggesting the remarks, coupled with her silence on health care reform, were a deliberate attempt to undermine the President...
  • founder challenging Brown

    04/06/2010 2:17:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 600+ views ^ | 4/6/10 | Jessica Taylor
    Peter Schurman, a founder and former executive director of, announced Tuesday he plans to challenge California Attorney General Jerry Brown in his state's Democratic gubernatorial primary. "Our Democratic standard-bearer must be a true leader, take strong stands on the issues, and run a vigorous grass-roots campaign," .. "With our state in crisis, and our party facing billions in corporate money this fall, we can't settle for anything less." Schurman led the liberal group between 2001 and 2005; ..
  • SEIU warns House Dem: Vote yes or we’ll primary you

    03/12/2010 6:23:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 45 replies · 1,819+ views
    hotair ^ | 03/12/10 | Allahpundit
    The Democrats can’t afford to let this thing get to the recess without a vote — the risk of another round of angry townhalls is too great — so every last stop will be pulled out over the next week. This is just the beginning.
  • Mortimer Zuckerman announces he will not run for the Senate

    03/02/2010 5:58:21 PM PST · by AlanD · 11 replies · 322+ views
    The field in the battle for a New York Senate seat became a little clearer Tuesday when Mortimer B. Zuckerman announced he would not join the race. Mr. Zuckerman, chairman and publisher of the Daily News, said personal and professional reasons were behind his decision not to challenge Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. "I was encouraged by many major political figures in New York to look closely at running for Senate," Mr. Zuckerman said. "However, at this time, it is very difficult to see how I can devote the necessary time to either a campaign, or to working in Washington, if...
  • Brown runs for Calif. governor

    03/02/2010 2:39:34 PM PST · by legalwatch · 22 replies · 654+ views
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced he wants to be governor once again.
  • Surprise! Harold Ford Can Be Bullied

    03/01/2010 9:02:16 PM PST · by CaroleL · 7 replies · 269+ views ^ | 03/02/10 | CaroleL
    Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford announced Monday evening that he will not challenge incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in the upcoming Democratic primary. Just six weeks ago, the former Tennessee Congressman was putting together his campaign team and warning top Democrats that he couldn't be bullied. Evidently he could be.
  • Harold Ford won't seek New York Senate seat: report

    03/01/2010 6:18:23 PM PST · by americanophile · 6 replies · 386+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 1, 2010 | Peter Cooney; Editing by Chris Wilson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Harold Ford, a former representative from Tennessee, will not challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the New York Democratic primary, The New York Times reported on Monday. In an opinion piece it said would be published in the Times on Tuesday, the newspaper quoted Ford as writing: "If I run, the likely result would be a brutal and highly negative Democratic primary -- a primary where the winner emerges weakened and the Republican strengthened." "I refuse to do anything that would help Republicans win a Senate seat in New York, and give the Senate majority to the Republicans,"...
  • Brown to announce gubernatorial bid Tuesday

    03/01/2010 5:04:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 361+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | Jessica Yellin
    (CNN) – California Attorney General Jerry Brown plans to announce Tuesday that he's entering the race to be his state's next governor, three sources confirm to CNN. If elected, this would be the second time around for Brown, who served two terms as California Governor from 1975-1983. Already Brown has amassed at least a $12 million dollar war chest and he has attracted the support of big Hollywood kingmakers; David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among those who have publicly endorsed him. So far no other big name Democrats are in the race; San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom,...
  • Hillary's Dems still Key

    02/28/2010 5:44:32 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 16 replies · 552+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 28, 2010 | By Salena Zito
    As both political parties consider how to gain the fickle support of Tea Party activists and independent voters in the 2010 midterm elections, another increasingly dissatisfied tribe exists for both to lure: Hillary Democrats. No other candidate has captured their frustration better than U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Democrat trying to take out one-time Republican U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in the state's May primary. A campaign web-ad for Sestak shows real Democrats who voted for Obama, set in a stark black-and-white backdrop, voicing their collective dissatisfaction with the president's support of Specter: "That's not change we can believe...
  • NY Gov. David Paterson drops bid for election under pressure from concerned Democrats

    02/26/2010 6:03:57 PM PST · by cajuncow · 29 replies · 644+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-26-10 | MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- Less than a week after declaring he would seek a full four-year term, New York Gov. David Paterson abruptly dropped his election bid Friday under pressure from fellow Democrats concerned about his faltering agenda and his handling of a domestic abuse case involving a trusted aide. Paterson cited a litany of distractions that prompted him to end his campaign, but said he had never abused his office.
  • Murtha's wife urged to run for seat in Congress

    02/14/2010 12:30:06 PM PST · by cajuncow · 53 replies · 1,265+ views
    Herald Standard ^ | 2-14-10 | Herald Standard Staff
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The wife of the late congressman John Murtha is being urged to run for the House seat that he held for nearly four decades, a newspaper reported Friday. "While people have been mindful that this is a difficult time for the family, many have called to suggest Joyce as the perfect person to hold her husband's seat," Murtha spokesman Matthew Mazonkey told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  • Sen. Gillibrand gets key backing from New York County Democratic Party

    02/13/2010 10:06:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 295+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | February 12th 2010 | David Saltonstall
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand boxed out Harold Ford on his own turf Thursday night, reeling in the coveted endorsement of the New York County Democratic Party. The committee chose to pass over Ford, a Manhattanite who is mulling a challenge against Gillibrand, to endorse the incumbent from upstate. "In just a short period of time ... Gillibrand has proven herself to be a smart, hardworking advocate for the people of New York," said Assemblyman Keith Wright (D-Harlem), the county chair. Ford had met with Wright last month and recently had urged him and other county leaders to hold off on any...