Tag Archives: 2017 elections

Obama Congratulates Winners In Democratic Wave

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama is congratulating the two Democrats who won gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Obama said: “This is what happens when the people vote.” Democrat Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy trounced Republican Lt. Gov. ...

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MONTANA: Former Liberian Refugee Elected Mayor Of State Capital, First Black Mayor In State History

The Helena Independent Record reports: Wilmot Collins will be Helena’s new mayor, unseating incumbent Jim Smith in a close race Tuesday. Collins, 54, will be the city’s first new mayor in 16 years after running a long campaign based in progressive principles. “The people of Helena have spoken, and I am honored to be able to serve them,” Collins said ...

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Breitbart Blames GOP Moderates For Dem Wave

From Breitbart editor Joel Pollak: Democrats, exuberant from their first important win in the past year, are selling their hot takes all over social media. Their favorite theme seems to be that voters rejected “hate.” The only real hate on display was in the Latino Victory Fund ad that portrayed Gillespie supporters as racists. It neatly captured Democrats’ contempt for ...

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Seattle Elects Openly Lesbian Mayor

The Advocate reports: Jenny Durkan has been elected mayor of Seattle, making her the city’s first out lesbian mayor and its first woman mayor since the 1920s. Durkan won 61 percent of the vote, more than 21 percentage points ahead of her opponent, Cary Moon, The Seattle Times reports. Durkan is a former federal prosecutor, having been appointed U.S. attorney ...

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VIRGINIA: Democrat Ralph Northam Beats GOP Trump Acolyte Ed Gillespie In Tight Gubernatorial Race

NBC News reports: Democrat Ralph Northam handily defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia governor race on Tuesday in a contest that was being closely watched for signs of the national electorate’s mood. With 99 percent of the vote counted, Northam had 54 percent and Gillespie had 45 percent. Gillespie conceded in a speech last night to supporters several hours ...

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Election Returns Open Thread

Polls will be closing shortly in a number of important elections. In Virginia, the gubernatorial battle between Democrat Ralph Northam and Trump acolyte Ed Gillespie promises to be a nail-biter. Also in Virginia, transgender candidate Danica Roem has proven to be strong challenger for viciously anti-LGBT loony bird Bob Marshall’s seat in the state House. In Atlanta, former city council ...

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REPORT: Hillary Might Run For New York City Mayor

From the New York Daily News: Hillary Clinton left open the possibility of running for mayor of New York City this year in a private conversation with a top Democrat, a well-placed source told the Daily News. Clinton, who is being pressed by many New York Dems to get back into the game by running for mayor, did not rule ...

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