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  • Mary Taylor will stay in the governor's race after Mike DeWine and Jon Husted join forces (Ohio)

    11/30/2017 5:47:08 PM PST · by Impy · 21 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 11-30-2017 | Seth A. Richardson
    Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said Thursday she would not drop out of the governor's race after the bombshell announcement that Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted would join together on a ticket. DeWine and Husted are both the fundraising and polling leaders in the GOP primary to succeed term-limited Gov. John Kasich. The two announced Thursday they would combine forces with DeWine running as governor and Husted as his number two. Speculation mounted that Taylor, who has lagged DeWine, Husted and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci in campaign cash, would announce she was dropping out of...
  • The mystery over the attack on Rand Paul deepens

    11/25/2017 2:55:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 149 replies
    CNN ^ | November 22, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    It's been 19 days since Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. And on Wednesday, the story got even stranger as the wife of the Kentucky Republican Senator wrote a piece for CNN detailing the extent of the injuries he suffered in the attack. "There have been several nights where I had my hand on my phone ready to call 911 when his breathing became so labored it was terrifying," writes Kelley Paul of her husband. What's even more striking is how Kelley Paul describes the attack -- and the motive behind it... In the immediate...
  • Stephanie Miner will not run for Congress in 2018 (Syracuse Mayor, NY24)

    10/19/2017 9:50:43 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 7 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 10/19/17 | Chris Baker
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner will not run for Congress in 2018. Miner has long been mentioned as a potential challenger to U.S. Rep. John Katko for Central New York's 24th Congressional District. Thursday morning, she ruled out a run. "After much thoughtful consideration and conversations with my family, I have decided I will not be a candidate for Congress in 2018," Miner said in a statement Thursday. "This was not an easy decision given magnitude of issues faced by our community, but I believe we are best served supporting other progressive leaders in this election both at...
  • York County pastor launches campaign to unseat Scott Perry

    08/01/2017 5:51:49 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 1 August A.D. 2017 | Nora Shelly
    George Scott, a 20-year military veteran and Lutheran pastor, launched his campaign to unseat third-term U.S. Rep Scott Perry for the 4th congressional district seat on Tuesday. Scott, who lives in Dillsburg, is running for the Democratic nomination. He announced his candidacy to his Harrisburg-area residents in the in the capitol rotunda, saying he would "restore sanity to our political process." It was Scott's second of four events across the district planned for Tuesday. Scott grew up on a farm in Adams County and enlisted in the Army after college. He said Tuesday he served as an Army officer in...
  • Lib Insanity: "MT, KS, GA, SC all to go Dem in 2018"

    06/21/2017 10:59:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Dumpster Underground | 6/222/18
    Link Only: https://www.democraticunderground.com/ The Libs are having a very bad week, made worse by insanity. According to the post, by 2018, MT will swing 10 points to the Dems; KS 23 points to the Dems; GA 20 points; and SC 18 points, making all of them Dem states. I don't know whose calculations these are, but they are in the top header and labeled "Keep Calm and Carry on." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychosis
  • James Comey Had Hillary’s Backup Email Device The Whole Time

    06/02/2017 6:01:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 94 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 6/2/17 | Patrick Howley
    It turns out that fired FBI director James Comey had Hillary Clinton’s definitive backup email device the entire election.Court records show that the Connecticut-based email storage company Datto handed over a “device” consisting of five or six disks to the FBI in October 2015. Insiders believe the device potentially contains every electronic communication that Hillary Clinton sent or received during her tenure as Secretary of State. James Comey spent his entire FBI investigation missing many Hillary Clinton emails and communications, according to the official version of events.The FBI handed the device over to the State Department, which has not searched...
  • Why white evangelicals rule the midterms

    12/20/2014 5:44:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/2014 | By Lydia Bean
    One of the reasons that Republicans won the midterm elections is because white evangelicals turned out, while Democratic-leaning groups stayed home. For good and for ill, white evangelicals are one of the most effectively organized groups in American politics, and they reliably vote Republican. We should all be asking what we can learn from conservative evangelicals about how to energize voters in midterms. Back in October, pollster Robert Jones argued that white evangelicals were declining as a percentage of the population, even in the South. This could have been bad news for Republicans, who counted on loyal support from white...
  • What the Midterms Mean for 2016: A Republican White House victory is not guaranteed, but possible.

    12/12/2014 7:06:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2014 | Michael Barone
    The defeat of Democratic senator Mary Landrieu by Republican representative Bill Cassidy in last weekend’s Louisiana runoff ends an election year that has been very successful for Republicans — and has implications for 2016. Some observations: (1) Democrats relied heavily on legacy candidates — and lost nevertheless. Mary Landrieu’s father, Moon Landrieu, was elected to the Louisiana legislature in 1960 and as mayor of New Orleans in 1970 and 1974. Her father’s anti-segregationist legacy helped Mary Landrieu appeal to black voters and win narrow victories in 1996, 2002, and 2008. It wasn’t enough in 2014. Other defeated Democratic candidates this...
  • House Budget Bill’s Funding Nightmare

    12/11/2014 7:41:26 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    What is going on in the House right now betrays every American citizen who voted for a change in irresponsible governing The 2014 Midterm Election was a historical rejection of President Barack Obama, and the policies of the Democrat Party. The strategies of the Republican Party always seems to be to vote away any leverage they may have in future debates, by giving in to too many of the liberal left Democrat Party’s demands, and voting for bills or resolutions that are a longer term than they should be in regards to their best interests, while trying to give us...
  • New poll shows Landrieu closing gap in Louisiana — to, er, 24 points

    12/04/2014 7:53:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    With the runoff just two days away in Louisiana’s Senate race, the excitement of the final contest in the 2014 midterms is so thick one could cut it with a knife … at least on the GOP side. Since independent pollsters gave up on the finale of Mary Landrieu’s Senate career, Republican pollsters are the only ones taking surveys — or at least the only ones publishing the results. The Washington Examiner’s David Drucker takes a look at the latest results from WPA Opinion Research, working on behalf of the conservative group Independent Women’s Voice, and finds Bill Cassidy out...
  • Jim Costa keeps House seat, edging out Johnny Tacherra in another late-vote rally (CA-16)

    11/20/2014 5:12:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | November 20, 2014 | John Ellis
    "..For Tacherra to have a chance of winning, the rural Fresno County dairyman needed an overwhelming victory margin in the remaining votes from Merced and Madera counties—which to date had been his strongest parts of the district. Both counties finished their vote counts, and Tacherra, 39, actually lost ground to Costa, 62. To have even had a chance of catching Costa, Tacherra would have had to win more than 80% of those votes........When Fresno County’s count came out, Costa won 1,056 votes to Tacherra’s 447.Costa ended up winning 63.9% of the Fresno County votes to Tacherra’s 36.1%. In Madera, Tacherra...
  • Nancy Pelosi reveals the GOP conspiracy behind Democrat midterm disaster

    11/17/2014 9:04:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/14 | Doug Book
    Countless politicos and media pundits have offered what each believes the real reason for the drubbing Democrats took on November 4th. A few mavericks even suggested the impossible–that Barack Obama’s policies were to blame for the carnage rather than his Blackness. But leave it to San Francisco’s brainy congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, to provide the indisputable skinny on a midterm catastrophe which strengthened the GOP hold on the House and robbed Harry Reid of the Senate. As Nancy explains it, “to succeed, we must inspire, educate and remove obstacles to participation. Only by changing our political environment and broadening the universe...
  • Obama To Voters – My Voice is The Only One That Counts

    11/16/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 11/16/2014 | Don Feder
    The day after the 2014 election, the president made one of his Olympian pronouncements: "To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you," he declared. But, "to the two-thirds of Americans who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too." But what are non-voters saying, that they love the president so much that they couldn't bear to take part in an election where he'd be crushed? It's more likely non-voting is due to laziness, apathy or cynicism about a political process that offers Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as alternatives. In 2014,...
  • Democrat Electioneering Day

    11/12/2014 10:57:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    For Democrats, the rule of law and civil society are just suggestions On Election Day I agreed to pass sample ballots for a couple of hours for the Republican Party. They were having a hard time finding someone to do it - Republicans are generally busy working. How hard could it be sitting down and giving a ballot sample to those who pass by? It was a gorgeous fall day and I was glad to be outdoors. I would find out soon enough that it was harder than it seemed. Armed with a small box of papers, I was told...
  • GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska

    11/12/2014 6:48:49 AM PST · by RC one · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 12, 2014
    Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Wednesday. The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisiana’s runoff in December.
  • For White Catholic Voters, 2014 Exit Polls Showed a Surge

    11/11/2014 5:36:44 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 40 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 11, 2014 | Mark Stricherz
    White Catholic voters have gone through many transformations over the last half century, from died-in-the wool Democrats to ticket-splitting Reagan Democrats to dependable Republicans. In the elections last Tuesday, they went through a change less political than demographic: They were the fastest growing segment not only among those who identify with a religious denomination but also those who don’t. ... Overall, at 19 percent, white Catholics made up nearly as large a slice of the religious and non-religious electorate as secular and religious minorities combined at 20 percent. Catholic voters overall made up a larger part of the electorate Tuesday,...
  • Energy Was A Big Winner In Last Week's GOP Wave

    11/11/2014 3:24:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | Merrill Mathews
    One clear winner on election night was energy. While the economy may have been voters' primary concern and the president's health care law second, energy issues played a key role, especially in those states that gave Republicans control of the Senate. It's a message that those newly elected senators, all of whom stressed their support for expanding energy development, aren't likely to forget. And it's one that Senate Majority Leader-elect Mitch McConnell, who repeatedly stressed his support for the Kentucky coal industry in his campaign, will push to the forefront. First should come the easy stuff. There is bipartisan support...
  • Voters Reject the Green Political Agenda

    11/10/2014 1:52:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/14 | Alan Caruba
    he voters don’t want a lot of vapid, idiotic talk of climate change and other environmental fantasies. They want jobs. They want an economy that will provide them What the midterm voters wanted was an economy that returned to its average 3.3% annual growth since the end of World War II. For six years of the Obama presidency, growth has all but disappeared. In 2013, as measured by the World Bank, it was barely 1.9% That translated into a lack of jobs, stagnant middle class income, and what Obama correctly called the Great Recession, but could not end. Instead, in...
  • He says he’s not the Obama you voted against

    11/10/2014 12:41:11 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Obama attitude: "most jarring disenfranchisement of voters I've ever seen. It was basically that people that voted don't count.” In Star Wars, when Imperial storm troopers stopped Obiwan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker and his ‘droids, Obiwan, using his Jedi mind control power, simply said “these aren’t the ‘droids you’re looking for,” and the storm troopers left them alone. After last Tuesday’s election, President Obama held a press conference, where he expected his “I’m not the Obama you voted for” approach to his failed policies would send us all on our way, satisfied that he had nothing to do with the...
  • Midterms Closed Door On Gun Control At Federal Level

    11/10/2014 5:55:35 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    With the midterm elections largely decided, save for a small number of races, federal gun control legislation that seemed improbable with a Democrat-run Senate looks nearly impossible with a Senate run by Republicans.