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  • Microsoft discloses first known hacking attempts in midterm elections

    07/19/2018 3:05:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Ali Breland
    Microsoft disclosed Thursday that it identified and helped thwart hacking attempts on three congressional candidates earlier this year, marking the first publicly known hacking efforts targeting candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. “Earlier this year, we did discover that a fake Microsoft domain had been established as the landing page for phishing attacks,” Tom Burt, Microsoft’s vice president for security and trust, said at the Aspen Security Forum. “And we saw metadata that suggested those phishing attacks were being directed at three candidates who are all standing for election in the midterm elections,” he added. Burt said that Microsoft and...
  • Koch Group Launches $1.8M Ad Against Missouri's McCaskill

    07/19/2018 3:07:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    US News ^ | July 18, 2018
    The Missouri branch of Americans for Prosperity says it's spending $1.8 million on ads against Sen. Claire McCaskill. The television and digital ad announced Wednesday by the Koch-backed group accuses the Democratic incumbent of saying she supports tax cuts but voting against President Donald Trump's tax bill. A narrator in the ad says Missourians can spot a "politician who says one thing but does another." McCaskill repeatedly said she supports tax cuts for the middle class. But McCaskill says she voted against the law because it gave preferential treatment to the rich. A press release from McCaskill's campaign responding to...
  • RNC raises $213 million ‘fastest ever,’ 99% small donors, to spend $250 million in 2018......

    07/17/2018 9:03:30 PM PDT · by caww · 25 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/17/2018 | Paul Bedard
    “President Trump and Chairman McDaniel have successfully leveraged enthusiasm to attract a brand new contingent of online donors and these new donors aren’t just one time donors – they are more-than-likely to donate multiple times. .....This is contrary to claims that our initial success with online donors would be short lived as it was just spillover enthusiasm from Trump’s election in November.” The Republican National Committee has broken records raising money for the fall midterm congressional elections, collecting $213 million so far, with up to 99 percent in small donations, a sign supporters remain jazzed about President Trump and his...
  • Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms

    07/17/2018 7:55:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Avery Anapol
    Former FBI Director James Comey called on Americans to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections. In a tweet Tuesday night, Comey – a longtime Republican who distanced himself from the party in April – slammed the GOP for not standing up to President Trump. “This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must ... counteract ambition,’” he tweeted. “All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall.” “Policy differences don’t matter right now,” he added. “History has its eyes on us." Comey Tweet: "This Republican Congress has proven incapable of...
  • Personal: TN. Senate Race Maracha Blackburn lead over Phil Bredesen

    07/17/2018 11:56:41 AM PDT · by RedMonqey · 29 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 3 hours ago | Me, Redmonkey
    This is good news for those who believe Tennessee's senate seat that Bob Corker is currently defiling. Marsha Blackburn poll numbers from the commissioned by the Committee to Defend the President, which plans to spend heavily in an effort to help Blackburn — found 38 percent of those surveyed supported the Republican congressman while 35 percent favored Bredesen. It continues to narrow from her high lead of 9 In a December poll but given Tennessee's history of narrow elections, this is to be expected. Barring the unforeseen, this is good news for Marasha, President Trump and the Senate increasing it's...
  • With Putnam-DeSantis race ‘closing,’ danger lurks for GOP, Chamber’s political guru says

    07/17/2018 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/17/2018 | Steve Bousquet
    Marian Johnson says if DeSantis is the GOP's nominee, it could be curtains for party in November. Marian Johnson has tracked political trends in Florida for a long time. The senior vice president for political strategy at the Florida Chamber of Commerce says the Republican race for governor between Adam Putnam and Ron DeSantis is so volatile it could go either way, and could wreck the GOP come November. "The tide is going right now in Mr. DeSantis' way," Johnson told leaders of Floridians for Better Transportation in St. Petersburg Monday. She said the latest polling data she has seen...
  • Democratic Candidate for Congress Used to Be 'Social Justice' Rapper

    07/17/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Antonio Delgado railed against capitalism, rapped about porn, masturbating The Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 19th district, Antonio Delgado, rhymed about watching porn, masturbating, and attacked capitalism in his past life as a "social justice" rapper. Delgado, who is challenging Rep. John Faso (R., N.Y.), released an album under the record label "CD Baby" in 2007. Delgado, whom the New York Times considers "much less progressive" than other Democratic House candidates like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, once tried to pursue a rap career to advance "radical social change" in the United States.
  • GOP’s Hugin Attacks Menendez as Poll Shows NJ Senate Race a Statistical Tie

    07/17/2018 7:37:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jul 2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Bob Hugin, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, launched a blistering attack on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Monday as a new poll shows the race is now a statistical tie. The Gravis Marketing Poll, provided exclusively to Breitbart News on Monday, showed that Menendez leads Hugin by just two points, 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error In 2012, Menendez easily defeated his Republican opponent by 18 points. But November’s election comes on the heels of a public corruption trial of Menendez which the Department of Justice dropped...
  • Exclusive — New Jersey Poll: Republican Bob Hugin Ties Democrat Bob Menendez...

    07/16/2018 5:10:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16, 2018
    New Jersey’s senior Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez is seriously struggling in his re-election bid, as Republican Bob Hugin has pulled into a statistical tie with him this year, months ahead of the November election, a new survey conducted by Gravis Marketing and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows
  • I'm running for Senate as a Republican. My Democrat parents are backing my opponent (tr)

    07/16/2018 3:11:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Kevin Nicholson
    My decision to be a Democrat was never a decision. It was just expected of me. It was understood. Born into a family of Democrats, my grandfather would often spend weekends talking to me about his respect for Franklin Roosevelt and his annoyance with President Reagan. I listened and absorbed, but was not yet ready to think critically about what I was told – or to decide for myself. [snip] My parents have since turned their back on me, my wife, their grandchildren, and their extended family. Adding to this, they decided to make the maximum contribution to my Democrat...
  • Anthea Butler: Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility...

    07/15/2018 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/15/18 | Anthea Butler
    Anthea Butler Democrats will lose in 2018 if they don't shut up about civility and shout about our democracy dying Rejoice, Republicans, you will have another majority on your hands, because Democratic messaging for the 2018 election cycle is nonexistent. Harsh? Not even. The unimaginative leaders of the Democratic Party — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez — have been playing nice and talking about the virtues of "civility," while the Republican Party has been accusing Democrats of backing Communism and supporting the violent street gang MS-13. (Trump has...
  • Establishment GOP donors in Tennessee resisting Marsha Blackburn's Senate campaign

    07/15/2018 2:17:44 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-14-18 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Marsha Blackburn is meeting resistance from wealthy Republican donors in Tennessee, an establishment-oriented crowd more comfortable with former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the conservative firebrand’s Democratic opponent in the state’s competitive, closely watched Senate race. Republican financiers, titans of industry in Tennessee, are still gloomy about the retirement of Sen. Bob Corker, a conservative pragmatist. Many are sitting on their wallets as the crucial, 100-day mark to the midterm elections approaches. After a lifetime raising millions of dollars for GOP causes and candidates, some are even donating to Bredesen, whom they view as a centrist who will buck Senate Minority...
  • Political Typology Reveals Deep Fissures on the Right and Left (very interesting left demographics

    07/14/2018 5:57:59 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    The Pew ^ | October 24, 2017 | None given
    Nearly a year after Donald Trump was elected president, the Republican coalition is deeply divided on such major issues as immigration, America’s role in the world and the fundamental fairness of the U.S. economic system. The Democratic coalition is largely united in staunch opposition to President Trump. Yet, while Trump’s election has triggered a wave of political activism within the party’s sizable liberal bloc, the liberals’ sky-high political energy is not nearly as evident among other segments in the Democratic base. And Democrats also are internally divided over U.S. global involvement, as well as some religious and social issues.
  • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Says Russia Isn't Targeting Midterms Like 2016

    07/15/2018 4:56:11 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 25 replies
    time.com ^ | 7/14/18 | Geoff Mulvihill
    (PHILADELPHIA) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” it targeted the 2016 presidential election. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event that’s usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices and election security issues that don’t get much public attention. But coming amid fresh allegations into Russia’s attempts to sway the 2016 election, the sessions on election security have a higher level of urgency and interest.
  • Mike Pence is coming to California to campaign for John Cox (GOP not giving up on the state yet)

    07/14/2018 11:33:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2018 | Monica Showalter
    An interested reader sent us the following panicky email from California's Gavin Newsom for Governor campaign.  Get a load: That's weird stuff, indeed, given the punditocracy's comfortable assertion that Republican John Cox, who's challenging Democrat Gavin Newsom for the governor's seat in California, hasn't got a snowball's chance in Death Valley of getting elected.  After all, isn't California the immutable blue state?  The state that will never vote red?  Don't Democrat voter registrations outnumber Republican registrations twenty to one?  The state with all those Democratic Party voter registrations, buttressed by its motor voter law, registering all comers, illegal or otherwise? Trump himself has repeatedly stated he...
  • 2018 And The Rise Of The “Meh” Voters: There seems to be no rising "red" or "blue" waves at all

    07/14/2018 11:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/14/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Is it a blue wave? Or maybe a red wave? It’s too soon to tell, but one thing you may be sure of is that people on both sides of the aisle are fired up and ready to charge out to the polls this November in a showdown over President Trump’s policies and the very future of the soul of America. Or are they?If you spend a lot of your time following people like the writers here at Hot Air on social media, you’d certainly think so. Spending too many hours of your day watching cable news and browsing...
  • Predict the Democrats' October (and November) Surprise (Vanity)

    07/14/2018 11:18:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Ed
    The Democrats and the left have been in outrage mode since election night on November 8, 2016, and they are no doubt saving a few up for October and a day or two before the midterms. So far we've had: -Russia -Puerto Rico -Parkland -We're Living in the Handmaid's Tale -Russia -Kids "ripped from their parents" -Russia -"He Knew what he was signing up for" -Diet Coke -Covfefe -Russia -Tax Returns -Stormy Daniels -Russia And others (Russia). Imagine what the manufactured outrage will be in October and November
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration..

    07/13/2018 5:32:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 13, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration stanceRepublicans have the chance to secure a major victory and expand their 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate in the November midterm elections – largely because Democrats are advocating radical, impractical and unpopular immigration positions. As more and more Democrats throw their support behind so-called sanctuary cities, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and promoting open borders, more and more Americans are expressing their vehement opposition to these positions. Most recently, in their fervor over the child-detention issue, every Senate Democrat scrambled to...
  • Why Democrats lose at least eleven Senate elections Part One: Montana and West Virginia

    07/13/2018 7:05:26 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 39 replies
    vanity | July 13, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    A recent Survey Monkey poll (exposed by Wiki leaks as a Democrat collaborator willing to create fake poll results) showed bad news for a few Democrat Senators who will be running for re-election in states won by Donald Trump in 2016. This “survey” is a pile of crap that makes no sense. The popular interpretation of the results of the recently released Survey Monkey (SM) polls are wrong. They surveyed the re-election chances of Democrat Senators in states that were won by Donald Trump in 2016. SM found four of these vulnerable Democrats were already behind; and given the political...
  • Feud erupts between Dem socialist Ocasio-Cortez and defeated Rep. Joe Crowley

    07/13/2018 12:02:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/12/18 | Alex Pappas
    So much for Democrats coming together in New York’s 14th congressional district. A feud erupted Thursday on Twitter between Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and outgoing Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley -- the longtime congressman Ocasio-Cortez shockingly defeated in New York’s primaries last month. The victor claimed the incumbent is now mounting a third-party bid. “.@repjoecrowley stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. “Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.” The 28-year-old progressive Democrat added: “Now, he’s mounting a 3rd party challenge against me and the Democratic Party- and against the...