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    02/09/2018 2:14:50 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 13 replies
    The name is a big plus. The number of hispanics in Nevada is a big negative. By not running for the senate where a loss would be political suicide he's running for a statewide office where even the Democrats prefer adults. A good set up for the future. Can Nevada be saved? Only if we keep the Senate seat with either Tark or Heller. I would leave Heller in Trumps hands.
  • The 2016 election inspired her to run for Congress — as an unapologetic Trump supporter

    03/16/2018 8:06:55 AM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/18 | Jessica Contrera
    BRECKSVILLE, Ohio —Seventy-six days until the primary election, and another chance to win them over. Christina Hagan’s heels click on the floor of the small-town community center. “Does anyone have a flag pin?” she asks, realizing that she left hers on an outfit she wore to a chili cook-off, or a meeting with a mayor, or all the times she went door-knocking to say, “I don’t want to bug you too much, but I’m running for Congress.” More than 400 women — a record number — are expected to run for Congress this year, and 29-year-old Hagan is part of...
  • Breaking: Tarkanian To Ditch Senate Primary Against Dean Heller After Trump Tweet

    03/16/2018 10:14:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 65 replies
    TPM ^ | 03/16/2018 | Cameron Joseph
    Republican Danny Tarkanian has reportedly agreed to drop his primary against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and instead run for the House after getting a public shove from President Trump on Fridayto do so, boosting Heller’s chances of reelection in the Democratic-leaning state. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Tarkanian has decided on another House run (he’s lost two previous bids for the House and six different campaigns in the state) almost immediately after Trump tweeted that he should do so and leave Heller alone.
  • Midterms Going to Be Much Worse Than GOP Can Imagine Because of Tech...Targeting of Conservatives

    03/15/2018 9:02:32 AM PDT · by MNDude · 38 replies
    Niall Ferguson: The midterms are going to be worse, a lot worse. Because never again will the network platforms in Silicon Valley allow them to use them as Donald Trump’s campaign used them in 2016. The sound of heads exploding on November the 9th of 2016 was deafening in California. They couldn’t believe that Facebook advertising had been so vital to Trump’s success. Which it was. I don’t think he would have become president without Facebook. As people think more and more about this they will I think begin to grasp the power of the platforms. I think the Russia...
  • The ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Could Turn A Democratic Wave Into A Tsunami

    03/15/2018 5:19:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    It’s a busy time of year, so we’ll keep this relatively short. But I wanted to echo and underscore a point made by FiveThirtyEight contributor Nathaniel Rakich in his article on Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. One reason that the results are especially scary for Republicans — Democrat Conor Lamb is the apparent winner1 in a district that President Trump won by 20 percentage points — is because it came on reasonably high turnout, the sort of turnout one might expect in this year’s midterms. As of early Wednesday morning, about 228,000 votes had been counted in...
  • Republicans are panicking after a Democrat just cleaned up in a deep-red PA district

    03/14/2018 7:49:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 180 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/14/2018 | Allan Smith
    Republicans are panicked after Democrat Conor Lamb closed in on a victory over Republican Rick Saccone in a Pennsylvania congressional district that went for President Donald Trump by 20 points in 2016. That Lamb could perform so well in a district that overwhelmingly supported Trump and had sent a Republican to Congress without much contention for the better part of two decades signaled major challenges for the party as it seeks to maintain its congressional majorities in this year's midterm elections. "It's really hard to see how anyone looks at the factors Republicans are facing at this time, and the...
  • The Note: In Pennsylvania’s special election, an expensive lesson for Republicans

    03/14/2018 5:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    More than $10 million, a visit by President Donald Trump, the mobilization of the GOP army … all to buy a tie? It’s not just any tie. Republicans fought to almost (but not quite) even in a district Trump carried by nearly 20 points in 2016, and where Democrats had stopped bothering to even field House candidates in recent cycles. Plus, the district won’t even exist this time next year. Whether Conor Lamb assumes a seat in Congress is almost secondary at this point. He already showed that that red can turn purple and purple can turn close to blue,...
  • Democrats distance themselves from Hillary Clinton’s ‘backward’ claim

    03/14/2018 2:28:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2018 | Michael Scherer
    Democratic senators facing tough reelection fights distanced themselves Tuesday from Hillary Clinton after she said President Trump’s voters came from less productive parts of the country and were attracted by a backward-looking message. “Those are kind of fighting words for me, because I’m partial to Missouri voters,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who is running in a state Trump won by 19 points. “I think they were expressing their frustration with the status quo. I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them. And I don’t think that’s the way you should talk about any voter...
  • Democrat Conor Lamb declares victory in Pa. special election

    03/13/2018 11:17:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 96 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Ben Kamisar
    CANONSBURG, PA — Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory early Wednesday morning in his razor-tight bid for a Pittsburgh-area House special election, although the race hasn't yet been called. The seat, which voted for President Trump in 2016 by a 20-point margin, was once considered an easy win for Republicans. But Lamb currently leads Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone by 579 ballots, with some absentee ballots outstanding. "It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it. You did it," Lamb told supporters at his election night party shortly before 1 a.m., after he was introduced as "congressman-elect." "We...
  • Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District Special Election Thread, 03/12/2018, Saccone vs. Lamb

    03/13/2018 8:19:22 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 282 replies
    Your comments, inputs, items of interest, relative weather in the district, turnout as the day goes by, voting problems with machines, equipment, things of interest to voters & observers, general overview, etc. are most welcome!!!
  • Lamb leads Saccone in poll released on eve of special election

    03/12/2018 2:31:30 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 125 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 12 March 2018 | Tom Fontaine
    updated 2 hours ago Conor Lamb will win Western Pennsylvania's special election race for Congress on Tuesday if there is a surge in Democratic turnout similar to what has been seen in other special elections over the past year, according to a Monmouth University poll out Monday. The Monmouth poll's “Democratic surge” model shows Lamb collecting 51 percent of the vote compared with Saccone's 45 percent, while 1 percent of likely voters would opt for a third-party candidate and 3 percent remain undecided. The poll's margin of error is 5.1 percent. Monmouth said Lamb holds a slim advantage within the...
  • The Pennsylvania race is a toss-up. But the narrative is a lock.

    03/12/2018 12:35:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    (CNN)The special election contest in southwest Pennsylvania will come to an end on Tuesday night and, though the winner remains in doubt, the post-election spin pretty much writes itself. A new Monmouth University poll out Monday afternoon shows Democrat Conor Lamb leading GOP candidate Rick "I was Trump before Trump was Trump" Saccone, but the margin is slight -- meaning political operatives and pundits are preparing for all eventualities. That includes the most powerful political pontificator in the land -- President Donald Trump. According to Axios, he is not-so-privately dumping on Saccone and his campaign, calling the Republican "weak." Meanwhile,...
  • Do you fear teenagers and liberals will act up if the Republicans win the 2018 midterm elections?

    03/10/2018 6:58:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 63 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | March 10, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    With all the chaos going on in this country after the Parkland, Fla. massacre, and the gun control push by the Parkland children, the mainstream media, and the Russia probe, if Republicans retain control of the Senate and House in November and add governorships and state legislative seats, do you see the teenagers and liberals acting up after the election, protesting on the streets again?
  • Sanders Won’t Endorse Feinstein as She Fights Left-Wing Primary Challenge

    03/10/2018 8:53:44 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Paul Crookston March 9, 2018 | Paul Crookston March 9, 2018
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has refused to endorse his Senate colleague Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) in her primary campaign. The 84-year-old Feinstein seeks to retain her seat in the face of progressive challengers, and Sanders declined to endorse any candidate in the race, The Hill reports. The California Democratic Party was split on the race, and Sanders said he would leave the matter of who to nominate up to voters in the Golden State. "It’s an issue for the people of California," Sanders told The Hill. A reporter followed up by asking if he would stay out of the...
  • The CIA Democrats

    03/10/2018 5:16:15 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 32 replies
    World Socialist Web Site ^ | 7 March 2018 | Patrick Martin
    An extraordinary number of former intelligence and military operatives from the CIA, Pentagon, National Security Council and State Department are seeking nomination as Democratic candidates for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. The potential influx of military-intelligence personnel into the legislature has no precedent in US political history
  • Gravis Marketing Final PA CD18 Special Election Poll Results (Saccone 45% to 42%)

    03/07/2018 7:47:39 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | March 7, 2018 | Aaron Booth
    On Tuesday, March 13th, voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District will go to the polls in what has become the highest profile special election since Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in December. Gravis Marketing has released their third and final poll in this race. The Likely voter poll, conducted March 1st-5th, shows the race continuing to tighten into a toss-up. The poll uses the same demographic model as the previous two Gravis Marketing polls of the race. The State Representative Rick Saccone now leads former assistant U.S. Attorney Connor Lamb 45%-42%. The previous poll in February had Saccone up 45%-40%,...
  • Swing State Polls Look Good for Trump in 2020

    03/08/2018 4:33:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 8, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned the polls earlier about swing states and the reelection in 2020. Now, I’m gonna say again that polls to me are irrelevant this far out. They don’t really mean anything. They do, however, impact the way people feel. They can impact people’s moods, attitudes, and in some cases can cause certain people to act in certain ways. But terms having any real meaning, they don’t. A presidential poll today of Donald Trump and any of the other potential Democrats doesn’t mean anything, and let me prove it to you. Here we are on the 8th of March...
  • The Most Important Demographic for Election 2018

    03/08/2018 12:04:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/08/2018 | Scott Rasmussen
    The election season got started this past Tuesday in Texas, and the primary results are being analyzed for clues about what they mean for November. The results confirmed that the Democratic enthusiasm is real, but it's probably not strong enough to turn Texas blue. The number of votes cast in Democratic primaries nearly doubled those from four years ago. However, the 1,037,779 Democratic voters fell half a million short of the GOP's 1,543,674 votes. Primary votes don't translate directly into general election results, but there's nothing in the data to suggest a big blue wave sweeping over Texas. However, not...
  • Radio Host Michael Savage Says He’s ‘Contemplating’ Senate Run for Dianne Feintsein’s Seat

    02/26/2018 3:00:10 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 74 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Feb 26 2018 | Jon Levine
    Michael Savage says he’s “considering” a run for U.S. Senate in California against incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
  • No Blue Texas Wave: Ted Cruz Received More Votes than Entire Democrat Turnout

    03/07/2018 5:47:16 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 7, 2018 | by BOB PRICE
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) received more votes in the 2018 Republican Primary election than the entire turnout of voters in the Democratic Primary. The results shed a new perspective on the media-hyped “blue wave” stories from the weeks leading up to election day. In the Republican Primary of 2018, Senator Cruz received 1,317,450 votes in a race with four challengers. His Democrat opponent, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke only received 641,311 votes against two opponents. Figures from the Secretary of State’s office show that just over one million voters turned out in the Democratic Primary in general across Texas. Cruz...