Category Archives: Elections

Roy Moore is going to win. Shame on Alabama

While polls coming out of Alabama are less than reliable, the general trend is certainly not in the direction of basic human decency. The most recent numbers have child molester Roy Moore leading Democrat Doug Jones by a 48 to … Continue reading

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Reject the creep in Alabama

Subtlety won’t cut through the noise, or so AL.com seems to well understand with this editorial headline: Our view: Alabama voters must reject Roy Moore; we endorse Doug Jones for U.S. Senate. The accusations against Roy Moore have been horrifying, … Continue reading

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Republican Illinois Governor Rauner to seek reelection

What is it with Republican governors seeking reelection and Harley’s?  First it’s Walker in Wisconsin and now Rauner in Illinois riding their hogs in campaign announcement ads. Manly men doing manly things. As expected Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Monday that … Continue reading

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Democrat Phil Murphy sailing to victory in New Jersey gubernatorial

Thanks in great part to the ever-unpopular current Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Democratics are widely expected to win the upcoming gubernatorial election with candidate Phil Murphy. If you’d like to see some polling to that effect, Fairleigh … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker likely running again

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is probably running for a third term, and he rides a Harley. He also likes to ride his Harley in political ads. Such a cool dad. State Democratic Party spokeswoman Melanie Conklin said Walker, a famous … Continue reading

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Conservative populism and small-donor fundraising

For Democrats seeking encouraging news as we head towards the 2018 midterms, this is not it. According to McClatchy: The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it … Continue reading

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Chris Christie – worst governor ever

On a day when a story appeared in papers throughout the country showing Gov. Christie bullying some guy who heckled him at a baseball game, it was sweet to read that a new poll by Marist shows his approval rating … Continue reading

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Could Sessions reclaim his Senate seat?

I’ll bet a lot of people have been wondering if Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be able to claim his old Senate seat should Trump find a way to get rid of him. Apparently it could happen if all nine … Continue reading

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Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Mo Brooks loves Trump and his wall

Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama is running for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, and he loves him some Donald Trump and his Mexican wall. In fact, both of those passions are driving his campaign to be the next senator in … 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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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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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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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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Gillespie wins GOP nomination and Northam the Democratic for the Virginia gubernatorial

Ed Gillespie is expected to win the Republican nomination for Virginia governor but only by a hair over Prince William County Board of Supervisors chair Corey Stewart. And it wasn’t supposed to be that way. Gillespie, a former chairman of … Continue reading

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Party nominees chosen for 2017 New Jersey gubernatorial race

Is anyone paying attention to this year’s gubernatorial election in New Jersey? Apparently not, but they are going ahead with the vote anyway. Yesterday they held a primary in the state to determine the party candidates for the general election … Continue reading

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Democrats experiment in the South Carolina 5th special election

House Democrats’ will be spending a bit of money on the upcoming special House election in the South Caolina 5th congressional district – $275,000 on their candidate Archie Parnell, to be exact. The statement issued by the party makes it … Continue reading

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Tennessee governor’s race takes shape

According to a new poll,  U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R)  is the best known candidate among Democrats and Republicans considering a run for governor of Tennessee. The poll found that 49 percent of registered voters at least know Black’s name, which … Continue reading

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Even if Democrats lose the GA-6th, it’ll be okay

The expectations game in politics is infuriating. Democrats have put up exceedingly respectable efforts in three very red congressional district special elections, losing in each case by margins far smaller than would have been the case if Trump’s administration had … Continue reading

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Maine Supreme Court strikes down ranked ballot system

Last week Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court struck down what would have been the nation’s  first ranked-choice voting system – a new voting system previously approved by a referendum. This  would have impacted gubernatorial, congressional and legislative elections. Such a system is … Continue reading

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