Monthly Archives: June 2017

Campaign News

Governing: With Governors races now set, Virginia and New Jersey shift focus to November WBIR.com: Burchett: I’m running for U.S. House or Senate (Tennessee) Boston Globe: Cambridge councilor plans to challenge Capuano (MA-7th) The Montgomery Adviser: Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox considers run for Alabama … Continue reading

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Russian hackers targeted 21 states in 2016 presidential election

Last week Jeanette Manfra, acting undersecretary of cyber security for the Homeland Security Department, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that “Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race”  and that “a small number were breached … Continue reading

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This Day in America: June 29, 1956 – The Federal Highway Act of 1956 is enacted

Also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law, which included a $25 billion authorization for the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the largest public works … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Sen. Elizabeth Warren look safe for reelection

Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker  and Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren are well positioned to win reelection next year, according to a WBUR poll* just released. It indicates 55 percent of registered voters in the state view Warren favourably, which … Continue reading

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Campaign News

InsideNOVA: Gillespie mum about Senate health bill in Woodbridge campaign stop Boston Globe: Not even close: Charlie Baker leads Democratic rivals in new poll BuzzFeed News: Pro-Trump group pulls ad against Nevada Republican over health care bill Politico: Trump rips … Continue reading

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Big Luther Strange is a Trump man (in case you couldn’t tell by his name)

I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about safe Republican Senate seats, but sometimes you have to take a peak just to see what kind of craziness in the hinterland makes a phenomenon like Trump possible. On December 12, … Continue reading

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State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi to challenge in NY-22 congressional district

New York State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced Wednesday that he will seek his party’s nomination to challenge Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney next year in the upstate 22nd congressional district. Tenney is a freshman member of the House, having won election … Continue reading

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Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller will need to fight like hell to keep his seat

A new poll shows Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller in a virtual tie with Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen in the 2018 Senate race. It may too early for polls to mean much, but it has to give Heller something to … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Boston Globe: Ted Kennedy Jr. not running for governor in Conn. Cleveland.com: Ohio Republican candidates for governor, U.S. Senate quiet on Obamacare repeal bill The Nevada Independent: Poll: Heller, Rosen in dead heat in Senate race Salon: Elizabeth Warren: It’s time … Continue reading

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A pro-Trump group works the refs with a new ad on the Russian probe

The ad attacks special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and generally swipes at the investigation into the “Trump campaign’s possible cooperation with Russian interference in the 2016 election.” Nut-job conservative talker Tomi Lahren is featured in the ad, called “Witch … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia 2018: Roy Barnes endorses Stacey Evans for governor The Nevada Independent: DSCC starts Google ads campaign to pressure Heller on health care The Herald: Parnell: ‘If we do this a little bit better, I’d be getting sworn in … Continue reading

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Randy Bryce for Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin congressional seat

Is it possible that everything we thought we knew about politics in America is wrong, that the Democratic Party should stop hiding behind the supposed need to promote a slightly left of centre agenda because that’s where, they say, the … Continue reading

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Campaign News

NPR: ‘Bigger than the 6th’: Voters head to polls in Georgia race that’s turned on Trump USA Today: 5 things you need to know Tuesday Roll Call: DCCC hits record-breaking fundraising number for May The Kansas Star: Former state Sen. Jim … Continue reading

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Supreme Court will hear case on constitutionality of gerrymandering for political advantage

Is there anything in politics more boring than redistricting? Not much. Is there anything more important? Very little. If congressional districts are allowed to be drawn based on how favourable they might be in delivering seats to one party or … Continue reading

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Is this what Republicans mean by calming the rhetoric? Disgusting

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New York Times: High-stakes referendum on Trump takes shape in a Georgia special election Washington Post: Democratic win in Georgia would signal that the establishment is alive and kicking Roll Call: Race Rating: New Jersey Governor Likely Democratic Takeover  WTOP: Lessons from … Continue reading

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A “door knocker” piece Republicans are using in the Georgia 6th to attack Democrat Jon Ossoff – the smell of desparation

This one has it all: “Liberal extremists” are pouring money into the district; he stands with Nancy Pelosi, and not Georgia; and doesn’t represent “our values” because he “doesn’t live in the district” and outside money is supporting him. Apparently … Continue reading

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Georgia 6th special House campaign is in its final days. And it’s going to be close

The vote for the Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is on Tuesday and this one is certainly too close to call.  For Democrats, the crazy-making part is that so much effort has been put into stealing this generally safe Republican seat … Continue reading

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Campaign News

WSB-TV: Ossoff leads Handel by less than 2 points HudsonValley.com: Woodstock attorney, ordained deacon is eighth Democrat to run for Congress in NY-19 Miami Herald: Canova announces rematch against Wasserman Schultz Daily Kos: New lawsuit could invalidate Pennsylvania GOP’s congressional gerrymander … Continue reading

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for President! Why Not?

We want Mitch! We want Mitch! Okay, maybe not yet, but soon. Amie Parnes at The Hill writes this week that “Democrats looking for new blood to revitalize their party are taking a close look at New Orleans Mayor Mitch … Continue reading

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