Tag Archives: 2018 elections

ActBlue Raises Record $783M For Dem Midterms

Mediaite reports: As America gets closer and closer to the 2018 midterm elections, it appears Democrats will be going in with a substantial war chest if ActBlue’s fundraising numbers are any indication. The fundraising tech company announced that they have raised $783 million since January 2017 — the month of President Donald Trump‘s inauguration — to support pro-left causes and ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Trump’s Rick Saccone Loses Again

CBS Pittsburgh reports: Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone is now zero-for-two in his campaigns for the U.S. House in Pennsylvania this year. Two months after Saccone’s stunning loss in a special election for a House seat west of Pittsburgh, Saccone has conceded in the Republican primary for another seat Tuesday night to state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler. The two runs in ...

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Midterms: Dems Run On GOP’s Obamacare Sabotage

Politico reports: Democrats are confidently running on Obamacare for the first time in a decade. They’ve got a unified message blaming Republicans for “sabotaging” the health law, leading to a cascade of sky-high insurance premiums that will come just before the November midterm elections. They’re rolling out ads featuring people helped by the law. And Tuesday, they’re starting a campaign ...

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Sheldon Adelson Commits $30M To GOP Midterms

Fox News reports: Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed to a $30 million cash infusion for a House Republican group, a move that will boost GOP chances of fighting off energized Democrats in the midterm elections. The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with ...

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MARYLAND: Kevin Kamenetz, Leading Dem Candidate For Governor, Dies Of Heart Attack At Age 60 [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state and local politics for nearly a quarter-century — died Thursday morning of a heart attack, officials said. Baltimore County police issued a statement saying that Kamenetz, 60, had been transported by ambulance early this morning to University of Maryland St. ...

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Junior To Stage Rallies To Support GOP In Midterms

Axios reports: Donald Trump Jr. is preparing to dive into the 2018 midterm elections. He wants to use his influence within the Republican base to “expand our majority in the Senate and protect our majority in the House,” said a source close to the president’s son. Expect Don Jr. to be raising money for Republican candidates and staging rallies. Don ...

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Cynthia Nixon Goes After Cuomo With Reversal Of 1977 Anti-Gay Slogan: “Vote For The Homo, Not For Cuomo”

The New York Daily News reports: “Vote for the homo, not for the Cuomo.” Democratic gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon, a self-proclaimed lesbian, turned the tables on the governor at the 118th annual Legislative Correspondents Association show Tuesday. She switched up a campaign slogan he’s rumored to have coined during his father’s failed run against Mayor Ed Koch in 1977. “Andrew ...

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Pelosi On Dems Who Oppose Her For House Speaker:
If They Have To Do That To Win, Fine, Just Win Baby

Axios reports: Nancy Pelosi, at a Politico event Tuesday, was asked what she thinks about Democratic candidates across the U.S. saying they won’t back her as Speaker: “I think if they have to do that to win the election, I’m all for it. Just win, baby.” Last week Pelosi told the Boston Globe that she will take back the gavel ...

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Giuliani: Mueller’s Probe Will Motivate Trump Voters

Politico reports: Rudy Giuliani sees an upside to the Russia probe for Republicans: more angry Donald Trump voters who will turn out for the November midterms to save his presidency. “It has his people much more excited now than before,” the former New York mayor, who last month took on a new assignment as the president’s personal attorney, said in ...

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Nancy Pelosi: I’ll Run For House Speaker Again

Nancy Pelosi today declared the she will run again for House Speaker after the Democrats regain control: “We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told The Boston Globe during a stop in the city for a Democratic fundraiser. Pelosi has previously discussed the importance of her role as ...

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NEW YORK: Dem Flips Deep Red Assembly Seat

Vox reports: In a Tuesday night special election race on Long Island, Democrats flipped a long-Republican State Assembly district to mark their 40th Trump-era takeover of a GOP-held seat. The seat had been held by a Republican since 1978. The New York State Assembly is firmly in Democratic hands, and control of the New York state Senate is caught up ...

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Pence Campaigns Nationwide To Stave Off Blue Wave

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is racking up the travel miles. After a quick day trip on Wednesday to Mar-a-Lago for meetings with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence will return to crisscrossing the country for political events aimed at staving off a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections, according to his office. He ...

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POLL: All Five New Jersey GOP House Seats Might Flip

The Hill reports: Every Republican House member from New Jersey is in danger of losing their seat in this year’s midterm election, according to a new Monmouth University poll. The survey released on Monday finds Democrats with a 19-point advantage statewide on the generic ballot, with 54 percent of respondents saying they plan to or are leaning toward voting for ...

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FLORIDA: 41st GOP US House Rep Hits The Exit

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, told his staff this morning he is retiring. “Eight years takes its time on you. … There’s got to be an exit strategy at some point,” Ross said in an interview, noting he planned on serving 10 years, or five terms. “My wife and I decided this is a good time.” ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Speaker Paul Ryan Announces Retirement

CNBC reports: House Republicans are scheduled to take reporters’ questions on Wednesday, shortly following the announcement from Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., that he won’t seek re-election in 2018. The speaker himself is expected to discuss his decision at the press conference, said Ryan’s counselor Brendan Buck, who confirmed a wave of reports in a statement on Wednesday morning. “This morning ...

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Steyer Mails Impeachment Guides To 5100 Candidates

Via email from billionaire Tom Steyer: We just mailed more than 5,100 impeachment guides to federal and state Democratic, Independent, and third-party candidates running for office in 2018. “Impeachment: A Guide for Candidates” contains a letter to candidates, information about public support for impeachment, an explainer about the meaning and history of impeachment, a list of Donald Trump’s eight impeachable ...

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Romney: Forget Those Shitty Things I Said About Trump

The Deseret News reports: Romney, who harshly criticized Trump over the years, said he supports much of what the president has done such as cutting taxes, rolling back business regulations and reducing the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in southern Utah. An audience member asked Romney if he would give the same scathing speech about Trump ...

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Record Number Of Female Democrats Have Filed US House Bids Thanks To Donald Trump And GOP Policies

The Associated Press reports: The number of women running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress. Their ranks will continue to grow in the weeks ahead, with filing deadlines still to come in more than half ...

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WISCONSIN: Walker Warns Of November “Blue Wave” After Liberal Easily Wins State Supreme Court Election

Talking Points Memo reports: After the Democratic-backed Wisconsin state Supreme Court candidate pulled off a double-digit defeat of her GOP rival on Tuesday evening, Gov. Scott Walker warned his state that a “blue wave” of the “Far Left” was imminent in November and encouraged Republicans to “counter it with optimism and organization.” In Tuesday’s election, liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet easily ...

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POLL: Most Young People Say Trump Is Racist And Unfit

The Hill reports: Most younger Americans oppose President Trump’s agenda and majorities call him “racist,” “dishonest,” and “unfit” to be president, according to a poll released Friday by The Associated Press. Just 33 percent of Americans between the ages of 15 and 34 approve of the president’s performance in office, nine points lower than the average of all adults in ...

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