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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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Morning Headlines

CNN Politics: 9th Circuit deals Trump travel ban another defeat Washington Post: D.C. and Maryland AGs: Trump ‘flagrantly violating’ emoluments clause The Hill: Trump says he’s accomplished more than anyone but FDR in six months Politico: Sessions to testify in open hearing before Senate … 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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Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro won’t seek Democratic nomination to run against Sen. Ted Cruz

Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro told supporters today that he will not run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, which, had he won it, would have set up a race with incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz next year. In an email … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments Judge Roy Moore to run for Session’s Senate seat

Roy Moore, a man for whom the separation of church and state is someone’s idea of a sick joke, announced yesterday that he will be resigning from his position as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in order … Continue reading

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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein delays announcement about 2018 due to “family health issues”

According to the Los Angeles Times, California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she is “waiting for some family health issues to be resolved before she announces whether she’ll run for another term in 2018.” She did not provide details although she … Continue reading

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Florida Gov. Scott could run for U.S. Senate

Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida is term-limited. It is widely believed he is angling to run against Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in 2018. Trump has certainly been encouraging Scott to run. A Florida Chamber of Commerce poll in March had … Continue reading

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Can Sen. Ted Cruz be defeated in 2018?

So much of what happens in the 2018 midterm elections will depend on Trump’s popularity at the time. Any Republicans even vaguely vulnerable will be mighty nervous if Trump continues to be around the 40 percent approval number he lays … Continue reading

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The Cook Political Report now expects Democrats to take the Senate

It’s not over till it’s over, but respected elections handicapper Charlie Cook thinks it might be time to call the U.S. Senate for the Democrats.  Assuming that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton wins the White House, the party needs four seats … Continue reading

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