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  • Aggressive voters losing Southern manners in contentious GA Congressional runoff

    06/15/2017 12:17:42 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    AJC via WPXI ^ | June 15, 2017 | Arielle Kass and Kristina Torres
    After months of phone calls, campaign ads and insistent knocks on their doors, some voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District have finally lost their Southern manners. Local poll workers in two of the district’s three suburban counties say they have seen noticeably aggressive behavior among people coming to cast ballots in the runoff election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Among the transgressions being reported to local officials during the runoff’s early voting period are voters wearing campaign paraphernalia and arguing when told to take it off, not getting off their mobile phones when asked to do so,...
  • Federal judge orders Georgia to reopen voter registration ahead of 6th District runoff

    05/05/2017 7:36:35 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    AJC ^ | 5/04/17 | Kristina Torres
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia to temporarily reopen voter registration ahead of a hotly contested congressional runoff in the 6th District. U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten made the ruling as part of a broader lawsuit by a Washington-based advocacy group, which last month accused Georgia of violating federal law by reducing the amount of time residents have to register to vote.
  • French election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of runoff

    05/01/2017 9:35:35 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/1/2017 | BBC
    The two rivals in France's presidential race have traded accusations at the start of the last week of campaigning. .....Marine Le Pen lambasted pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron as a "candidate of continuity". Mr. Macron said he would fight "until the last second" against Ms. Le Pen ideas "of what constitutes democracy"..... She launched a full-throttle attack on Mr. Macron, calling him a candidate of "a morbid continuity, littered with the corpses of jobs transferred offshore, the ruins of bust businesses, and the gaping holes of deficit and debt". "Emmanuel Macron is just (current President) Francois Hollande, who wants to stay...
  • BREAKING: Jon Ossoff Finishes Below 50% (Another Humiliating Democrat Defeat)

    04/18/2017 9:35:49 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 220 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | April 19th, 2017
    This evening, all eyes were on the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District as Democrats were hoping to flip the seat that has been held by Republicans for decades. The seat recently opened up after Republican Tom Price left to take over as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Going into the night, Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff was way up in the polls as a number of GOP hopefuls threw their hats into the ring. However, despite the fact that he was polling in the mid-40s, roughly 30 points ahead of his nearest opponent, Ossoff and Democrats knew he...
  • Election in Georgia's 6th congressional district appears headed to runoff

    04/18/2017 8:13:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Week ^ | April 18, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal Constitution
    With 54 percent of precincts in Georgia's 6th congressional district reporting, Democrat Jon Ossoff has 50 percent of the vote, followed by Republican Karen Handel with 18 percent and Republican Judson Hill with 10 percent. This special election is being held to fill the seat left vacant earlier this year by Republican Tom Price, who became the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The district covers areas of metro Atlanta, a conservative stronghold that was barely won by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. There are 18 candidates in the race, and if one does not...
  • State responds to I-69 environmental concerns

    09/26/2015 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Indiana Daily Student ^ | August 27, 2015 | Annie Garau
    Years ago, the Tokarski family gathered with friends around a kitchen table in an old Indiana farmhouse. They were discussing the looming construction of Interstate 69 and how they could possibly stop it. The group suspected a project of such magnitude, an interstate route stretching across the southern half of Indiana, would cause severe environmental 
damage. “We really had the project almost at a standstill until Mitch Daniels came into office,” said Thomas Tokarski, now the president of Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads. “We still have huge amounts of support from the people in Indiana.” Since that farmhouse meeting, Tokarski...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Nears Fiscal Free Fall

    03/02/2015 4:01:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 2, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ities: The problem with socialism, Margaret Thatcher once noted, is you eventually run out of other people's money. In progressive Chicago, that's hit home as Moody's has cut its credit rating to two grades above "junk." Chicago's finances are staggering under the weight of an unfunded pension liability that Moody's Investors Service has estimated at $32 billion, eight times the city's operating revenue. Chicago has a $300 million structural deficit. And Illinois law requires the city to up its 2016 contributions to its police and fire pension funds by $550 million. "This is an unfortunate wake-up call for anyone still...
  • Rahmbo forced into humiliating runoff in Chicago

    02/25/2015 6:47:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2015 | Rick Moran
    Four years ago, former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel breezed to victory in the Chicago mayor's race. He was the golden boy of Democratic politics, mentioned in some party circles as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. Yesterday, the incumbent mayor was humiliated by failing to receive a majority of the votes against 4 relative unknowns. The result forces an April 7 runoff where he is still expected to win handily, but is now considered damaged goods. His downfall? Persistent violence and a pension shortfall threatening to bankrupt the city. Bloomberg: “We have come a long way and...
  • Chicago’s Mayor Emanuel hopes to avoid run-off in election

    02/24/2015 7:52:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:30am EST | Mary Wisniewski
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will easily take first place in Tuesday’s municipal election, but polls show he may miss the 50 percent mark needed to avoid a run-off in the race to lead the financially challenged, third-largest U.S. city. Emanuel, 55, a former adviser to President Barack Obama seeking a second term as mayor, has already spent millions of dollars in the non-partisan race against four challengers, and a second round will mean six more weeks of expensive campaigning. Emanuel is close to the mark, getting 48.3 percent of the vote in a recent Ogden & Fry poll. His nearest...
  • Bill would set up run-off elections after inconclusive party primary result

    02/05/2015 3:06:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | O. Kay Henderson
    A bill that would set up run-off elections in Iowa when none of the candidates in a party’s primary election get 35 percent of the vote has cleared its first hurdle at the statehouse. Under current Iowa law, a political party holds a special nominating convention if none of its candidates reaches that 35 percent threashold in a primary election. Senator Jeff Danielson, a Democrat from Cedar Falls, says letting “party insiders” make the pick leads to questions about the “legitimacy” of the chosen candidate. “I believe this bill is necessary because I would like Iowa’s election processes from beginning...
  • Poll: Cassidy leads Landrieu by 11 points

    11/19/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up an 11-point lead over incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their runoff race for Senate, according to a new survey from Republican polling outlet Vox Populi. The poll finds Cassidy with a 53-42 lead over Landrieu, with 5 percent undecided. That’s up from Cassidy’s 48 to 44 edge in the same poll in October. Cassidy is crushing Landrieu 58 to 31 among independents in the state. In addition, the poll found that Landrieu’s efforts to pass the Keystone pipeline during the lame duck session may have backfired — 39 percent said it made...
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    11/18/2014 8:31:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:17 PM EST
    Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana. …
  • TURN BACK THE CLOCK: How Mary Landrieu Won 'The Big Sleazy' Senate Runoff of 1996

    11/15/2014 5:43:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Revive America ^ | 11-15-14 | Bob Adams
    Do you remember the Louisiana Senate runoff election of December 1996? Conservative Woody Jenkins sure does. He was the Republican Senate candidate who got mugged out of a Senate seat by Mary Landrieu. Flashback to 18 years ago — reporting in the December 23, 1996, and February 10, 1997, issues of National Review — Rich Lowry tells the story of how Mary Landrieu won ‘The Big Sleazy’ Senate runoff election of 1996. Now just 2 1/2 weeks away from the the 2014 Louisiana Senate runoff, Lowry’s investigative reports from nearly two decades ago are a sober reminder of what can...
  • 'Louisiana Laugher': Bill Cassidy up by 16 in GOP internal poll over Mary Landrieu.

    11/14/2014 7:31:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Hard to say how credible this poll is, but all political observers following the Louisiana Senate runoff scheduled for December 6 agree that Republican Bill Cassidy has opened a significant lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. One aspect in favor of this poll's accuracy is that Landrieu recieved 42% of the vote on election day and shows her support at 40% in this new poll. And if you combine Cassidy's 40% on election day with the other conservative Republican candidate Maness's 14%, the total is well within the margin of error of the new poll The Hill: Rep....
  • Abandoned by party, is Mary Landrieu dead woman walking? Or is GOP overconfident?

    11/10/2014 4:31:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-10-14 | Byron York
    For months, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign was based on one simple pitch: Elect me to a fourth term, and I'll chair the Senate Energy Committee, and that means money, money, money for Louisiana. Landrieu's case for re-election was all about clout. That was then. Now, as Landrieu heads to a Dec. 6 runoff with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy, Democrats have already lost control of the Senate — a reality that won't be affected by the outcome of the runoff. So while Landrieu still has a chance to win, one thing is absolutely certain: She will not...
  • Landrieu off to Bad Start in Louisiana Runoff Election [satire]

    11/09/2014 8:13:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) got off to a bad start in her desperate bid to hold onto her seat. In an attempt to characterize her Republican opponent Bill Cassidy as “unreliable” and “undependable,” Landrieu demanded to know what he had done to help the state recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Cassidy, an MD, responded that he had been working to provide medical aid to refugees of the storm. With help from friends and neighbors he and his physicians’ group set up an emergency treatment center in an abandoned K-Mart. Landrieu shruugged this off as “small potatoes. While my opponent...
  • In Senate runoff attack on GOP challenger, (still exempt) Mary Landrieu shoots, misses

    11/09/2014 5:57:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11/09/14 | Howard Portnoy
    **SNIP** When this hospital needed a champion to build and rebuild, literally out of the rubble of Katrina and Rita, ... where was Bill? In the video found here, Landrieu trumpets her own record, referring to herself in the third person, while damning Cassidy as “wishy-washy, unreliable, undependable, not sure who he is, not sure who he was, and not sure who he wants to be.” It would have made for great optics and might have helped her in a runoff pundits are predicting she will lose if Cassidy hadn't tweeted back an answer to her question: “Mary Landrieu wants...
  • DSCC: On second thought, maybe we’ll work on Mary Landrieu’s runoff campaign

    11/08/2014 10:29:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/8/2014 | Ed Morrisey
    This week, the DSCC announced that it would pull the ad time in Louisiana that the organization had reserved for the Senate runoff, leaving incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu to her own devices against Republican challenger Bill Cassidy. After coming under withering criticism from fellow Democrats, the DSCC has reversed course … a little. The ad time is still canceled, but DSCC chair Sen. Michael Bennet announced late yesterday that the committee would organize a “money bomb” event for Landrieu’s campaign: After getting criticism by Democrats for cancelling advertising reservations for the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff, the Democratic Senatorial...
  • Senate Democrats dump ads in Louisiana

    11/06/2014 6:07:53 PM PST · by Paul R. · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 11/6/2014 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign committee on Thursday began canceling plans for television ads in Louisiana's major markets to help Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign...
  • Democrats Abandon Ad Buys for Mary Landrieu Ahead of Louisiana Runoff

    11/06/2014 2:42:05 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/14
    With the U.S. Senate now firmly in Republican control, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has canceled advertising for embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu before her December runoff against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. The DSCC's canceled advertising was supposed to run from Monday through December 6 in key markets, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans, reports Politico.