Category Archives: Elections

Democrats need to win seats like the Minnesota 2nd congressional district in 2018

Jeff Erdmann, a Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN high school football coach, has announced he will be seeking the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party (DFL) nomination for the Minnesota 2nd congressional district in 2018. First-term Republican Jason Lewis currently holds the seat. He is a … Continue reading

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Montana House special election candidate Greg Gianforte assaults reporter for asking TrumpCare question

Greg Gianforte is under a lot of pressure. This election shouldn’t be close, but it is. When Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, asked Republican candidate Gianforte about his support for Trump’s healthcare plan the candidate “body slammed” the reporter. The … Continue reading

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First two seats flip to Democrats in the Trump era

In New Hampshire, Democrat Edie DesMarais won a state house race on Tuesday, which is the first seat to flip from Democrats to Republicans in the country since President Trump was elected. The district voted for Trump in 2016 by … Continue reading

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New York Times explores the New Jersey 2017 governor’s race

The New York Times provides a deep dive on candidates for New Jersey governor in today’s paper. Christie is on the way out.  Find out who might be on the way in. Everyone sees this one as Lean Democratic because … Continue reading

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Ossoff ahead in new poll for the Georgia 6th special House Election

On June 20th, voters will decide the special House election in the Georgia 6th. A new poll by Survey USA shows Democrat Jon Ossoff leading the race with 51 percent, compared to Karen Handel’s 44 percent. Six percent  remain undecided. … Continue reading

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Recount confirms Republican Ralph Norman’s nomination for the South Carolina 5th

The vote was so close in last week’s Republican primary for the South Carolina 5th District that a mandatory recount kicked in.  Lucky for former state Rep. Ralph Norman the recount verified his election night victory over S.C. House Speaker Pro Tem … Continue reading

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New super PAC ad attacks Rob Quist (D) in the Montana special House election

The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF)  has released one last ad on behalf of Republican Greg Gianforte in the Montana state-wide special House election before the May 25th Election Day. The spot attacks Democratic candidate Rob Quist for various fiduciary improprieties. … Continue reading

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Look for a closer-than-expected outcome in the Montana special House election

It’s easy to forget that while things are imploding around Trump, some semblance of normal politics continues around the country. The Montana state-wide special House election is a week away and though this should be an easy win for Republicans, … Continue reading

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Democrat Phil Murphy frontrunner in NJ Governor race

Joe Biden is scheduled to be in New Jersey over the Memorial Day weekend to stump for Phil Murphy, the consensus Democratic front-runner for governor. Gov. Christie is term-limited which is probably lucky for him as he is one of the … Continue reading

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Recount possible in the SC-5th Congressional District GOP primary

Hard to believe but there is political news beyond the latest stupid, corrupt, or insane thing Donald Trump just did. With all votes counted in yesterday’s Republican primary  for the open South Carolina’s 5th District seat, it would appear we … Continue reading

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Ohio Rep. Pat Tiberi (R) won’t run for U.S. Senate, leaving Josh Mandel to face Sen. Sherrod Brown (D)

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting today that  Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi will not run for the U.S. Senate next year against Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. This likely means that Republican state Treasurer Josh Mandel will try to unseat Brown … Continue reading

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Ed Gillespie on course for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in Virginia

Ed Gillespie seems to be running away with the Republican nomination for Virginia governor, according to a new poll by the Washington Post-Schar School of Policy and Government.* The GOP primary is on June 13th. Thirty-eight percent of likely Republican … Continue reading

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NY Lt. Gov. Hochul (D) won’t challenge Chris Collins (R) in the 27th Congressional District

The 27th Congressional District of New York is in Western New York, containing most of the “eastern and southern suburbs of Buffalo, most of the southern suburbs of Rochester, as well rural areas to the east.” Chris Collins (R) currently represents … Continue reading

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Morning Joe hosts say Kellyanne Conway openly criticized Trump during campaign

“Morning Joe” hosts Scarborough and Brzezinski say Kellyanne Conway openly criticized her client, Donald Trump, to the media when off air during the 2016 campaign. It’s one thing to work with a client say in the way Steve Schmidt and … Continue reading

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Maine will use a ranked ballot for the 2018 U.S. Senate. Less important news is that Gov. LePage is not running

One of the few political figures in America who could give Trump a run for his money in terms of crudeness and mental instability, Governor Paul LePage of Maine,  has decided against a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018. … Continue reading

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Rep. Rod Blum loses it, and may lose his seat in 2018 (IA-1st CD)

Maybe Trump has made it a thing for Republicans to walk away angrily from interviews that aren’t going well. Following the president’s lead, Republican Rep. Rod Blum (IA-1) went a little crazy when asked what seemed like a reasonable question … Continue reading

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Rep. Raul Labrador announces for Idaho governor

Here’s a great idea: Say one of the most insensitive things imaginable about health care policy, and then soon thereafter announce that you are going to run for governor of Idaho. Way to plan,  Rep. Raul Labrador. Now you can … Continue reading

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New poll: Montana special House election within single digits

I’m not entirely comfortable with any poll conducted on behalf of one side or the other, but it’s news. In the Montana election for the open at-large House seat, a Democratic super PAC conducted a poll late last month finding Republican … Continue reading

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Macron wins in France. Is this how the world starts to come back to its senses?

Macron, well ahead of Le Pen, is poised to be president of France; victory would be significant relief to the E.U. https://t.co/L17LBwh6JG pic.twitter.com/iVSTa2a2jF — New York Times World (@nytimesworld) May 7, 2017

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TrumpCare backlash and the Georgia 6th CD special election

One might wonder if any discussions were had amongst Republicans in Washington last week about the likelihood that passage of the TrumpCare bill in the House could hand the Georgia 6th Congressional District to Democrat Jon Ossoff. I’m sure the … Continue reading

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