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  • Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum: We’ll Fight You for Your Guns and We Will Win

    09/24/2018 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 62 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 08/24/18 | Kat Ainsworth
    “The gun lobby sued me – twice – and they lost – twice. “When we win, we are going to ban assault weapons in Florida. “And if the gun lobby fights us – and they will – we’ll beat them again.” – Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Democrat candidate for governor via Twitter. Gillum was recently endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety.
  • Republicans Have A Choice: Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Or Get Slaughtered In November

    09/24/2018 9:24:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 121 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/24/2018 | Sean Davis
    The rubber is about to meet the road for Senate Republicans. They have a simple choice: they can vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thereby ending the baseless and unsubstantiated Democrat- and media-fueled smear campaign against him, or they can kiss House and Senate majorities goodbye for the next decade, if not longer. [....] A refusal to vote to confirm Kavanaugh in the face of a blatantly obvious Democrat smear campaign, orchestrated in concert with a compliant and obscenely partisan national media, will be strike three, and there will be no more at-bats. I have spent a career...
  • Surge in GOP voter enthusiasm, ‘nearly matching’ Democrats

    09/24/2018 8:48:05 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 74 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-24 14:00 | Paul Bedard
    Republicans appear to be rallying to embattled President Trump and his call for a “red wave” of voters at the polls this fall, according to a new national survey that finds GOP “enthusiasm” for the midterm elections surging.
  • George Soros’s Son Pours Nearly $3 Million Into Democratic Coffers for Midterms

    09/24/2018 8:26:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies ^ | September 23, 2018 5:00 am | Joe Schoffstall
    Alexander Soros has generously given to a number of committees, campaigns Alexander Soros, the son of liberal billionaire George Soros, has given nearly $3 million to Democratic committees this election cycle for the midterm elections, Federal Election Commission filings show. Alex acts as the deputy chair of the Open Society Foundations, his father's nonprofit that disburses large sums of cash to liberal organizations and causes, and has followed in his father's footsteps in recent years by becoming a major liberal donor. Alex's largest donation this cycle was for $2 million to the Senate Majority PAC (SMP), a committee launched by...
  • Dem group targets Trump in $3M voter registration campaign: report

    09/24/2018 7:04:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Brett Samuels
    A progressive group on Monday launched a $3 million voter registration campaign in the 36 states that allow online registration, with a focus on Arizona, Florida and Georgia, CNN reported. The group, Acronym, debuted its "Knock the Vote" campaign with a logo depicting President Trump's head being punched, according CNN. "It's going to be the thing that pays dividends for election cycles to come, if we can get more voters on the rolls," said Tara McGowan, an Obama re-election campaign staffer leading the new push. The campaign targets platforms like Snapchat, Facebook and YouTube, and includes short videos and images...
  • Nike has donated three times as much money to Republicans as Democrats this year

    09/24/2018 5:05:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies ^ | September 23, 2018 | Blake Schuster
    There seems to be a bit of a disconnect between Nike’s branding and the sporting good giant’s political leanings. While Nike has caught heat from right-leaning supporters for its decision to feature Colin Kaepernick in the company’s latest ad campaign, a new report from the Center for Responsive Politics — a non-profit, non-partisan research group focusing on money in politics — shows that Nike employees and its political action committee have donated more than three times as much money to republican candidates as democratic challengers for the 2018 election season. In all, Nike has given $424,000 to the GOP compared...
  • President Trump returns to Wheeling to rally for Morrisey

    09/23/2018 6:01:39 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 12 replies ^ | September 23, 2018 | Staff
    WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - President Trump is coming to WesBanco Arena in Wheeling on Saturday September 29th. The Donald J. Trump for President campaign has announced that The President is coming back to West Virginia for his second campaign rally for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • September Senate Overview: Three Ratings Changes (AZ,TN,TX,)

    09/22/2018 5:48:13 PM PDT · by Baladas · 16 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | September 21, 2018 | Jennifer E. Duffy
    As the political environment continues to favor Democrats and likely to rob Republicans of their majority in the U.S. House and a handful of gubernatorial seats, the conventional wisdom is that the fate of the GOP’s Senate majority will rest more on political geography than the way the partisan winds are blowing. Maybe. The map continues to favor Republicans as Democrats are defending 10 seats in states that President Trump carried, four of which are in the Toss Up column, while two others are in Lean Democratic. In keeping with the notion that geography is destiny this cycle, the one...
  • The midterms

    09/22/2018 5:20:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    See body | September 22, 2018
    Folks, the midterm elections appoach us. History has shown that the midterm elections favor the party that is not in the White House. There have been exceptions, of course. In 1998, the Democratic party gained seats in both Houses. It was the fisrt time a party occupying the party in the White House had done so in a mid year election since 1934. In 2002, the GOP did the same thing. However, in 2006, 2010, and 2014 the party out of the White House gained seats in both Houses. Many Trump supporters here, lacking political savvy and ignoring history, believe...
  • First votes already cast in volatile midterm elections

    09/21/2018 10:58:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Reid Wilson
    The first people to vote in this year’s midterm elections have already returned their ballots to state elections officials in North Carolina, seven weeks before much of the rest of the country gets to weigh in. Those voters — 181 of whom have voted so far, according to the state Board of Elections — are part of an increasing number of Americans who cast their ballots before Election Day. This year, more than 40 percent of all voters are likely to take advantage of mail-in, absentee or early voting options. “There’s been this revolution in the use of mailed-out ballots...
  • More than 6-in-10 Midterm Voters Support Trump’s Tariffs on Imports

    09/21/2018 6:40:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    More than 6-in-10 midterm voters support President Trump’s tariffs on imports, designed to protect American jobs and industry while forcing multinational corporations to bring manufacturing back to the United States. Just as Trump has imposed an additional $200 billion worth of tariffs on foreign products imported from China, about 63 percent of midterm voters said they either support the protective tariffs or would like to give them more time to work. The poll — conducted for the Alliance for American Manufacturing by The Mellman Group, Inc. and Public Opinion Strategies — found overwhelming support for Trump’s economic nationalist agenda among...
  • Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: We’ll Investigate Kavanaugh If We Take Back Congress

    09/20/2018 7:33:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 100 replies ^ | September 20, 2018
    If Senate Democrats sweep into power in November, they will likely probe the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Democrat in the chamber. "I am confident of that, and I think we'll also be investigating why the FBI stood down its background investigation when this came up in this particular background," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Thursday during a interview with CNN. He also acknowledged that such an effort would happen even if Kavanaugh has already been appointed to the court.
  • Trump Calls Heller a ‘Champion,’ Slams Opponent ‘Wacky Jacky’ Rosen

    09/21/2018 2:34:38 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 20, 2018
    Nevada Democrat is ‘bought and paid’ by her ‘out-of-state donors,’ he says Aiming to boost vulnerable Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on his home turf amid a fierce re-election bid, President Donald Trump dubbed the Republican a “champion” of conservative causes and called his Democratic foe “wacky.” “There’s been no better friend — we started off slow — but I’ve had no better friend in Congress than Dean Heller,” Trump said Thursday at a campaign rally in Las Vegas. Trump first singled out Danny Tarkanian, who is in a close fight for Nevada’s open 3rd District seat. Trump then soon hailed...
  • Does this South Jersey poll spell trouble for Menendez?

    09/21/2018 3:55:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies Advanced Media ^ | September 20, 2018
    A new poll shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez trailing Republican challenger Bob Hugin by 10 percentage points in a battleground South Jersey congressional district that Democrats are hoping to turn blue. On the surface, that might not seem terribly troubling for Menendez, who draws 36 percent to Hugin's 46 percent of voters in the 2nd congressional district, according to the Stockton University survey released Wednesday. The district -- which includes all of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties, including parts of four other counties -- went for Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. And Republican Frank LoBiondo...
  • Photos: ‘Just Like 2016!’ Massive Lines for Trump Las Vegas rally

    09/20/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    GP ^ | September 20,2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Photos posted online from Las Vegas show a massive turnout for President’s Trump’s campaign rally being held Thursday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The half-mile-plus lines in the 95 degree heat are reminiscent of the huge crowds that turned out in 2015-2016 for Trump’s presidential campaign rallies. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker reported on the enthusiasm of the Trump supporters, “Some brief anecdotal scene from the Trump rally here in Las Vegas: One woman drove in from San Diego. Another drove 16 hours from Elk City, Idaho. A man and his son flew down from Washington State. And...
  • Trump jumps into the Nevada Senate race — ground zero in the midterm fight over Obamacare

    09/20/2018 4:49:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 20, 2018
    President Donald Trump heads to Nevada, where the Affordable Care Act is perhaps the most important issue in a pivotal Senate race. GOP Sen. Dean Heller, who voted for a bill to repeal parts of Obamacare after pledging to oppose an earlier version, is facing a tough re-election bid against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen. Nevada saw a massive decrease in its uninsured rate after it expanded Medicaid under the health care law. As he pushed Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year, President Donald Trump zeroed in on Sen. Dean Heller. When the president had lunch with...
  • Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke | How poll results can be so different

    09/20/2018 4:13:50 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    kvue abc ^ | Published: 5:32 PM CDT September 19, 2018 Updated: 7:34 PM CDT September 19, 2018 | Ashley Goudeau
    There are now conflicting polls in the race to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Ted Cruz with a nine-point lead. But Wednesday, an Ipsos poll put Beto O'Rourke up by two points... ...Tuesday, Cruz was up by nine points in the polls and then Wednesday, a different poll had O'Rourke up by two points. That's a significant shift because Wednesday's poll is the first to give O'Rourke the the lead... ...But how can the polls have such different results? "There are different polling techniques," said Sherri Greenberg , Clinical Professor at...
  • LIVE:President Trump Holds MAGA Rally 7pm today (LV time) Las Vegas Convention Center.

    09/20/2018 10:42:46 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 207 replies
    President Donald Trump plans to visit Las Vegas on Thursday for a “Make America Great Again” rally in advance of the November midterm elections, the Review-Journal has learned. The rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Details, such as which Republican candidates will appear at the event, are still to be determined. This will be Trump’s seventh rally in Las Vegas since he declared his candidacy for the presidency in June 2015. The White House announced the campaign event after canceling scheduled rallies in Missouri and Mississippi on Thursday and Friday so that the president...
  • Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor race

    09/19/2018 7:43:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/19/18 | 9/19/18
    Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 6-point lead over Ron DeSantis (R) in the hotly contested gubernatorial campaign in Florida, according to a new poll. The Reuters–Ipsos–UVA Center for Politics poll found that 50 percent of voters surveyed support Gillum, compared to 44 percent who back DeSantis. The remaining percentage of voters said they support a different candidate or did not indicate support for any candidate. Gillum and DeSantis are running to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is term-limited and running for Senate. The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates the gubernatorial contest a “toss-up.” The Reuters...