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  • Tony Mendoza explains why he resigned from the California state Senate

    02/23/2018 4:56:22 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    SCPR.org ^ | February 23, 2018
    California state senator Tony Mendoza resigned Thursday from the Legislature after an independent investigation found that he "more likely than not" harassed several women he worked with during his tenure at the state Capitol. Mendoza, who represents the Artesia area, was suspended last fall when the harassment charges came to light. He denies the charges and his resignation letter called into question the integrity of the investigation. The resignation came after Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced Senate Resolution 85 on Wednesday, which cites the house's zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and the results of the investigation as grounds...
  • Bad Vibes: Dems Flip Heavily Pro-Trump District In Wisconsin State Senate Election

    01/17/2018 12:49:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2018 | Allahpundit
    “Who cares about a state election in Wisconsin?” you ask. Ah, well, Scott Walker does. He’s running for a third term as governor this year and the current he’s rowing against is getting stronger. A lot of data nerds, eyeing the trend in last night’s results in special elections in Wisconsin and elsewhere, care. And if something doesn’t happen to stop the Democrats’ momentum, we’re all going to care in November.Romney lost Wisconsin in 2012 but took Wisconsin’s 10th Senate District from Obama. Trump won the state narrowly in 2016 but crushed Hillary in the 10th. The last Republican...
  • Gov. says senator should resign over misconduct allegations [PA]

    12/17/2017 9:03:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2017 10:54 PM EST
    Pennsylvania’s governor said Sunday a state senator should resign over published allegations he behaved inappropriately toward women. Gov. Tom Wolf’s call for Sen. Daylin Leach to quit followed a story quoting former campaign and legislative staffers and advisers who accused Leach, 56, of behavior ranging from highly sexualized jokes and comments to touching they considered inappropriate. Wolf called Leach “a leader on important policy issues”, but said, “this conduct cannot be excused.” Leach, a legislator since 2003, is seeking the Democratic nomination next year for Congress in the Philadelphia suburbs. In a statement, Leach blamed the accusations on an unnamed...
  • Democratic Lawmaker Fired For Allegedly Groping A Constituent

    07/24/2017 8:19:49 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    Democratic Kentucky state Sen. Julian Carroll was officially removed from his position as minority whip Sunday following a local news report that alleged the lawmaker groped a male staffer in 2005. The Senate Democratic caucus formally voted to remove Carroll and called for him to resign his office, according to a Spectrum News report. “In light of recent media reports, the Senate Democratic Caucus has voted to remove Senator Carroll from his leadership position as minority whip,” Senate Democrats said in a statement. “The Senate Democratic Caucus calls on Senator Carroll to resign his Kentucky State Senate seat, immediately.” The...
  • Election Night in Kentucky, Virginia; Bevin wins in Kentucky; GOP holds VA Senate

    11/04/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Most of the attention in politics has focused on the 2016 elections, but a few contests on this Election Day 2015 are worth noting, too. Republicans have had a long history of frustration in gubernatorial races in otherwise friendly Kentucky, and they may well add another chapter of failure today — unless a last-minute infusion of cash can bridge the gap for Matt Bevin: Republicans are pouring money into a last-minute effort in Tuesday’s Kentucky gubernatorial race, aiming to rescue Matt Bevin’s struggling campaign and keep the GOP from again being shut out of the conservative state’s governorship.Bevin, who...
  • McAuliffe’s hopes for state Senate majority dealt a blow

    11/03/2015 6:40:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | By Jenna Portno
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s prospects of retaking control of the Virginia Senate dimmed Tuesday night as Republicans won a Richmond district that Democrats called key to their plan for flipping the upper chamber. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Glen Sturtevant, a Richmond school board member, defeated Democrat Dan Gecker, a Chesterfield County supervisor in the race to replace Sen. John C. Watkins (Powhatan), who is retiring. “Well it’s a shame. We did the best we could,” Senate Minority Leader Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) said. Tuesday’s election results will ultimately determine McAuliffe (D) has any legislative leverage or political momentum heading...
  • Stroebel announces for Grothman's state Senate seat (WI)

    11/10/2014 1:27:51 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-10-14 | Jason Stein
    Madison — A conservative businessman who lost a GOP primary bid for Congress in July will run for the state Senate seat of the man who beat him. Duey Stroebel Jr., a real estate owner and state Assemblyman from Saukville, lent his campaign $792,000 but still came in third in the July Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri. Stroebel finished behind state Sens. Glenn Grothman of Campellsport and Joe Leibham of Sheboygan. Grothman went on to win the general election race against Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris. Stroebel, who lives in Grothman's 20th Senate district, announced Monday...
  • Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

    07/12/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage—and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh—is hoping to make public policy of her own. Sandra Fluke is running as a first-time candidate for a seat in California’s state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, Fluke is campaigning on an agenda that includes subsidized...
  • Illinois Senate Make Efforts for a Federal Constitution Convention

    04/11/2014 1:49:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | April 9, 2014 12:43 PM | Jim Anderson, Illinois Radio Network
    Some Illinois lawmakers are calling for a federal constitutional convention to amend the Constitution in order to allow laws that limit the influence of money in politics. “When the Supreme Court of the United States rules that money is a protected speech and that ordinary people cannot pass common-sense laws because they might dilute the influence of the super-rich, it’s time to change the game,” Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Collins of the 16th District says. …
  • Dismantling The Establishment: Why Scott Wagner’s Pennsylvania State Senate Victory Matters

    03/24/2014 8:03:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | 3/24/14 | Sam Rolley
    Republican State Senatorial candidate Scott Wagner, running a write-in campaign, beat candidates backed by both the Democratic and the GOP establishments in a Pennsylvania special election last week. Wagner’s victory over the establishment standard-bearers for the State’s 28th Senate district represents the first time a write-in candidate has ever won a seat in the Pennsylvania Senate. Wagner, a businessman from York County, won an astonishing 48 percent of the vote with his write-in campaign. His GOP-endorsed opponent, State Representative Ron Miller, took 27 percent of the vote and Linda Small, the Democratic establishment pick, received 26 percent. Local news reports...
  • Scott Wagner the presumed winner in 28th Senate

    03/19/2014 1:27:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 43 replies
    yorkdispatch.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Christina Kauffman
    In what appears to be an unexpected victory for a conservative businessman who had made s point of bucking his own party, Republican Scott Wagner is presumed to have won a write-in campaign to defeat party nominee Ron Miller for an open seat in the state Senate. The closely watched, hotly contested face-off ended in disappointment for the Republican mainstay and a first major victory for the tea party in York County. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, write-in votes totaled 10,595 or 47.7 percent, to Miller's 5,920 or 26.6 percent. Democrat Linda Small of New Freeedom...
  • Bill that would undo Common Core academic standards all but dead (WI)

    03/06/2014 5:07:54 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    A bill that would give the Legislature power to write and approve Wisconsin's academic standards is unlikely to pass in its current form, the leader of the state Senate said Thursday as hundreds of teachers, school administrators and business leaders -- including Madison superintendent Jennifer Cheatham -- converged on the Capitol to oppose it. And the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, which held a hearing on the measure, told The Associated Press that at least five Republican senators told him they opposed the measure that would likely lead to the undoing of the Common Core standards adopted in 2010....
  • Scott Walker tax cut plan passes Senate

    03/04/2014 3:29:20 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3-4-14 | Jason Stein
    Madison — Senate Republicans Tuesday narrowly passed Gov. Scott Walker's $541 million tax cut proposal in a vote that guaranteed the cuts will become law. The tax decreases — the third round of cuts by Republicans in less than a year — passed 17-15 with GOP Sen. Dale Schultz of Richland Center joining all Democrats in voting against the proposal. The proposal now goes to the Assembly, which passed a different version of the tax cuts last month with two Democrats joining all Republicans in supporting it. With growing tax collections now expected to give the state a $1 billion...
  • Sandra Fluke Aborts Congressional Bid

    02/05/2014 8:02:52 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/5/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    Sandra Fluke, the controversial birth control advocate who became an icon of women's rights during the 2012 presidential election, has pulled out of the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman in California's 33rd congressional district. The Los Angeles Times reports that Fluke will be running for the state Senate instead, adopting the district being vacated by Democrat Ted Lieu, who joins others in the race for the 33rd district.
  • Sandra Fluke forgoes congressional bid to run for state Senate

    02/05/2014 7:21:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 5,2014 | Seema Mehta
    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 am extremely moved by the outpouring of local and national support I have received since I announced that I was considering running for office. My entire career has been devoted to the public interest, whether representing victims of human trafficking or advocating for working families,” Fluke said late Tuesday night. “I am committed to continuing that fight in Sacramento, working to protect our environment, ensure our access to health care, and create the...
  • Republican wins Central Valley state Senate race (California - GOP pickup)

    05/23/2013 5:23:49 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 19 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 5/22/13 | DON THOMPSON
    <p>SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A Republican has won a hotly contested state Senate contest in the southern San Joaquin Valley, with his top Democratic rival conceding Wednesday that the race will not go to a runoff.</p> <p>The special election victory by Hanford cherry farmer Andy Vidak will have no practical effect on the state Senate, where Democrats retain a supermajority, but serves as a psychological boost for the party after massive GOP losses in recent election cycles.</p>
  • State Senate District 33 in Minnesota - A Clear Choice

    07/21/2012 11:13:19 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 1 replies
    http://www.davidosmek.com ^ | 7/21/12 | MplsSteve
    This thread is directed primarily at Minnesota Freepers - but obviously your support (at any level) is encouraged. This is a GOP primary taking place in state Senate District 33 in Minnesota. Geographically, it includes a number of the western and northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis. This is a good GOP district. The incumbent state senator is retiring. David Osmek, a member of the Mound City Council won the GOP endorsement with 81% of the vote - but he's being challenged by state rep Connie Doepke. As I'll point out to you, Doepke's record is decidedly a un-conservative one. Click on...
  • Wisconsin GOP lawmaker asks for recount in recall race

    06/15/2012 10:09:40 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2012 | unattributed
    Wisconsin state GOP. Sen. Van Wanggaard asked elections officials Friday for a recount in his recall race, the outcome of which will decide the majority party in the state Senate. An official canvass this week showed the Racine Republican trailing his Democratic challenger by 834 votes, or 1.2 percent. Democrats had called on Wanggaard to concede, saying a recount would only delay their inevitable and waste taxpayer money. But Wanggaard's campaign said it was concerned about possible reports of voting irregularities, and said it wanted to ensure the outcome was accurate. Given how many votes were cast in the election...
  • Money dump: WI’s Senate District 23 very much in play

    05/27/2012 10:39:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-25-12 | Kirsten Adshead & M. D. Kittle
    MADISON — Someone, it appears, thinks Terry Moulton might lose, or at least is willing to commit $227,000 toward making that happen. The buzz for a while has been that Democrats’ best chance of winning one of the four Senate seats up for recall on June 5 is in Senate District 21, where Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, is trying to fend off a challenge from his Democratic predecessor, John Lehman. But spending this month — from liberals and conservatives alike — indicates they aren’t quite certain that Moulton, facing former Democratic Rep. Kristen Dexter, can hold onto the District 23...
  • Democrats' uphill struggle in state Senate recalls (WI)

    04/22/2012 2:42:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 4-18-12 | Craig Gilbert
    New polls showing Republicans with healthy leads in three of the four state Senate recall fights are sobering for Democrats for a few reasons. One, they're a reminder that these races are being fought on Republican-leaning turf, as were last year’s Senate recalls. Two, the Democratic pollster who did the surveys argues that a small portion of voters unhappy with GOP Gov. Scott Walker don’t approve of the recalls, creating an extra hurdle for Democrats to overcome in flipping these Senate seats. Three, Walker leads in his own recall fight in these particular districts, according to the polls. Here’s a...