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  • clintons-and-soros-launch-america-purple-revolution.

    11/13/2016 8:51:14 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 81 replies
    Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is not about to «go quietly into that good night». On the morning after her surprising and unanticipated defeat at the hands of Republican Party upstart Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, entered the ball room of the art-deco New Yorker hotel in midtown Manhattan and were both adorned in purple attire. The press immediately noticed the color and asked what it represented. Clinton spokespeople claimed it was to represent the coming together of Democratic «Blue America» and Republican «Red America» into a united purple blend. This statement...
  • 13 red, purple state Dems face re-election in age of Trump

    11/11/2016 2:50:28 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    MSN AP ^ | November 11, 2016
    A long list of Senate Democrats who face re-election in 2018 are from states Donald Trump won or nearly won on Election Day. That could mean a politically excruciating next two years for many of them, and for party leaders trying to chart a legislative path as the new age of Trump. The election two years from now had already looked difficult for Senate Democrats, who must defend 25 seats compared to just eight held by Republicans. The Democrats' list includes two independents, Vermont's Bernie Sanders and Maine's Angus King, who align with them. Of those 25 senators, 13 are...
  • Why Utah Mormons' distaste for Trump could turn a red state reluctantly blue

    03/21/2016 6:05:54 PM PDT · by NRx · 171 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03-21-2016 | Sam Levin
    The aversion to Donald Trump is so strong among Utah Mormons that if the Republican frontrunner secures the party’s presidential nomination, it could produce a general election outcome that has not happened in half a century: the state could go blue. “The Bible says if you’ve got a wicked leader, the nation suffers,” said Chris Herrod, a former Utah state representative and a Utah campaign coordinator for Ted Cruz. “I’m not saying Donald Trump is wicked, but for most Utahns, the moral character of a leader makes a big difference.” At the state’s high-stakes GOP caucuses on Tuesday, political experts...
  • Michigan's Drop in Unemployment is Historic

    06/17/2015 11:11:26 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/15/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In a recent editorial, the Detroit Free Press’ Stephen Henderson criticizes policymaking that was supposed to spur job creation, saying that instead “the unemployment has creeped down at alarmingly slow rates.” ForTheRecord says: The drop in the state's unemployment rate from 14.9 percent in June 2009 to 5.4 percent in April 2015 has been among the quickest and steepest drops in Michigan going back to 1976, which is the farthest back comparable monthly data is available. In October 1982, the state's unemployment rate was 16.5 percent. It took the state until December 1988 to get unemployment down to 6.9 percent,...
  • Is Virginia Becoming a Liberal State? Some Democrats Are Betting on It.

    04/23/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | Karyn Bruggeman
    As two of Virginia's top Democrats weigh running for governor in 2017, potentially against each other, they are embracing traditionally liberal issues in a way that would have been politically toxic just years ago in the Upper South state. The bet that both Attorney General Mark Herring and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam are making is not only that the strongest possible progressive record would help win a Democratic primary, but that it will also help in the general election. Nationally, Democrats have grown emboldened on cultural issues over the past few years, and Virginia—where demographic shifts have widened their path...
  • Virginia's Results Pose Puzzle for Parties [Is it a Red or Blue state?]

    11/18/2014 1:11:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/18/2014 | Salena Zito
    <p>Election results are like the tiny pieces of a vast, intricate jigsaw puzzle depicting America's landscape, complete with rolling farms, a railroad crossing, blocks of industry, homes and people — lots and lots of different people.</p> <p>Only the incredibly patient, astute and determined can recognize how thousands of unique puzzle pieces match up to re-create the scene.</p>
  • Ed Gillespie Announces U.S. Senate Run in Virginia

    01/16/2014 4:33:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Republican political consultant and former White House aide Ed Gillespie announced his plan to run for U.S. Senate in Virginia Thursday morning. He will run against incumbent Mark Warner, a Democrat. Gillespie previously served as chairman of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's 2009 campaign and as a Republican National Committee chairman. He also co-founded government relations firm Quinn Gillespie and Associates. However, he faces a challenge of name recognition -- or lack thereof. "I don't think anybody in Virginia knows who Ed Gillespie is," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Democrat representing Fairfax County. "I'll bet you if you check name...
  • Will Colorado Become the New Wisconsin — Center of the Political World?

    07/19/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | July 19, 2013 8:08 AM | Jim Geraghty
    Get ready for two very intense, quick fights in two state-legislative races that will carry a great deal of national weight on the gun-control issue: A Denver judge Thursday ruled petitions submitted to oust a pair of Democratic senators from office are valid, a pivotal ruling that sets in motion Colorado’s first-ever recall election of state lawmakers. “The petitions here substantially comply with law,” Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt said in his oral decision from the bench. “Recalls are a fundamental right of Colorado citizens.” Shortly after Hyatt handed down the decision Thursday, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an...
  • Wasserman Schultz Confident Texas Will Turn Democrat Blue

    03/28/2013 12:55:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 3/27/13 | JAVIER MANJARRES
    You gotta hand it to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for always being so optimistic about how the Democratic Party will one day rule the world. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz tweeted that @BGTX Congrats on #GameOnFortWorth! Only a matter of time and hard work until #TX is #blue! #countdowntoblue #teameffort.”
  • Northern Virginia Edge Could Be Pivotal for Obama

    06/13/2012 6:35:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 13, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    For President Obama's organizational machine in Virginia, Tuesday's jam-packed statewide schedule was typical. There was a voter registration drive outside a Bonnie Raitt concert in Charlottesville, an afternoon phone bank at the Hopewell library just south of Richmond, and a volunteer recruitment meeting at a private home in this distant suburb of Washington, D.C.
  • Purple-State Shuffle: How Wisconsin Moved Left Fast

    10/26/2008 11:46:37 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 11 replies · 696+ views
    Pajamas Media | October 26 | Steven Schwerbel
    If McCain does win, it will be despite some steep odds. The Republican National Committee has pulled its ads from the state, to focus them elsewhere. And in some key local races, endorsements are going to Democrats.. And in some key local races, endorsements are going to Democrats. This is especially a concern in parts of the Fox Valley, where Democratic Congressman Steve Kagan won the endorsement of the NRA — both he and his opponent, John Gard, had received “A” grades from that organization. In a traditionally conservative area, a downticket endorsement from a conservative organization could have a...
  • Obama wants transient backers to vote in key states

    09/19/2008 3:12:20 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 47 replies · 256+ views
    The Hill ^ | s | Klaus Marre and Michael O’Brien
    Barack Obama's campaign website is recommending that voters remain registered in battleground states even though they may not be living there on Nov. 4. The Republican National Committee (RNC) is raising questions about how Sen. Obama’s (Ill.) campaign is urging its supporters to vote in purple states despite living in red or blue states this fall. An RNC official said it is unclear whether that practice is illegal but argued that it is “out of compliance with the spirit of the law.” However, Columbia University law professor and election law expert Nathaniel Persily stated that “there is no problem” with...
  • Feeling Minnesota (Midwest Blue State Turns Purple Alert)

    09/16/2008 5:39:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies · 415+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/16/2008 | Mark Hemingway
    I just spoke to some McCain campaign sources up in Minnesota and they pretty much confirmed what the polls have been telling us for a while — Minnesota really is in play for McCain. Of course, you could simply dismiss that as McCain spin, but even Obama surrogate Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged today on the stump in Iowa that the state was awfully close. Still, though my McCain sources made some interesting observations about what's they're seeing in Minnesota: * McCain has been surprisingly strong in the urban Twin Cities area. They think the convention presence was a big...
  • New Minnesota Poll: Obama’s Lead Down to Four Points

    08/14/2008 2:56:35 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 324+ views
    Much of Barack Obama’s 12-point lead over John McCain has disappeared in Minnesota. He is now ahead of his Republican rival by only four percentage points 46% to 42%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Minnesota voters. With “leaners” factored in, Obama leads 49% to 45% (Demographic Crosstabs available for Premium Members.) Last month the Democrat had a 49% to 37% lead on McCain. In June he was ahead 52% to 39%. McCain is now supported by 91% of Republicans, up from 79% a month ago. Obama earns the vote from 89% of Democrats, down two points...
  • POLL: Obama's lead slipping in Minnesota (Obama 47% McCain 46%)

    06/17/2008 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 22 replies · 210+ views
    kstp ^ | June 17, 2008 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    New poll numbers show Barack Obama’s lead over Johon McCain slipping among Minnesota voters. The exclusive 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS/SURVEY USA Poll shows Obama holding a one-point lead over McCain, with the margin of error at a statistical dead heat Tuesday. Just two weeks ago, Obama held a five-point lead in Minnesota. Nationally, it’s a slightly different story: A new ABC News poll has Obama ahead of McCain 48 to 42-percent. Obama’s lead is down a percentage point from one month ago.
  • Wisconsin: Obama 45% McCain 43%

    06/09/2008 4:52:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 108+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 9, 2008
    Wisconsin has been agonizingly close in recent Presidential elections and current polling data suggests it’s likely to be a very competitive state again in November 2008. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Wisconsin shows Barack Obama earning 45% of the vote while John McCain attracts support from 43%. This is the third time in four Rasmussen Reports polls that the candidates have been within two percentage points of each other. All four polls have shown the gap between the candidates smaller than the margin of error (+/- 4.5 percentage points). In two of the four polls, Obama has held...
  • Fewer Voters Identify as Republicans. Democrats Now Have the Advantage in "Swing" States

    06/07/2008 6:29:30 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 73 replies · 122+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | March 20, 2008 | Pew Research Cneter
    The balance of party identification in the American electorate now favors the Democratic Party by a decidedly larger margin than in either of the two previous presidential election cycles. In 5,566 interviews with registered voters conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press during the first two months of 2008, 36% identify themselves as Democrats, and just 27% as Republicans. The share of voters who call themselves Republicans has declined by six points since 2004, and represents, on an annualized basis, the lowest percentage of self-identified Republican voters in 16 years of polling by the Center.
  • Battlefield America - Purple States Popping all over the Map

    05/29/2008 9:56:15 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 15 replies · 139+ views
    The Economist ^ | May 30th, 2008 | The Economist Print Edition
    BARACK OBAMA hopes to wrap up the Democratic nomination next week, as the three last primaries, combined with an expected slew of superdelegate announcements, carry him over the threshold of victory. Already, his team is focusing on winning the White House. With an electorate sick of war, costly petrol and George Bush, the odds favour him. Intrade, a betting site, puts his chances at 58%. If he (or, should a miracle occur, Mrs Clinton) stumbles, however, it may be because the electoral college has worked against the Democrats. With five months of campaigning still ahead, all predictions should be taken...
  • Ohio: McCain 45% Obama 44%

    05/19/2008 5:16:10 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 73+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 19, 2008
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Ohio shows a toss-up between John McCain and Barack Obama. McCain attracts support from 45% of the Buckeye State’s Likely Voters while Obama earns support from 44%. Nationally, the race between McCain and Obama is also very competitive in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
  • Michigan: McCain 45% Obama 44%

    05/11/2008 6:26:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 74 replies · 104+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 11, 2008
    The latest Rasmussen Reports poll in Michigan shows McCain attracting 45% of the vote while Barack Obama earns 44%. Six percent (6%) say they would vote for a third-party candidate and 5% remain undecided. Those results are similar to a late-March survey that also showed McCain with a statistically insignificant one-point advantage. In February, McCain had a three-point lead.