Tag Archives: Democrats

FORECAST: Dems Have 75% Chance Of Taking House

The Hill reports: Democrats have about a 75 percent chance of retaking the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, according to the data crunchers at FiveThirtyEight. The website launched their new House forecast on Thursday, predicting an 80 percent chance that Democrats gain between 14 and 58 seats. The party needs to flip 23 seats to retake the House ...

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37 GOP House Seats Rated “Toss Up Or Worse”

From the nonpartisan Cook Political Report: For Republicans, the 2018 House playing field is a lot like a game of Whack-a-Mole: everywhere they turn, new problems keep popping up in surprising places. In January, we rated 20 GOP-held seats as Toss Ups or worse, including three leaning towards Democrats. With today’s changes, we now rate 37 GOP-held seats as Toss ...

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VERMONT: Christine Hallquist Becomes First-Ever Openly Transgender Nominee For Governor [VIDEO]

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: “The DNC is proud to congratulate Christine Hallquist, Vermont’s Democratic nominee for governor and the country’s first-ever openly transgender nominee for governor, along with all of tonight’s Democratic nominees in the Green Mountain State. “Christine’s historic victory tonight is an inspiration to LGBTQ people everywhere, and we are excited to stand behind ...

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Avenatti On His Potential 2020 Run Against Trump: When They Go Low, I Say We Hit Back Harder [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, positioned himself on Friday in Iowa as the only possible presidential candidate prepared to hit President Donald Trump as hard as Trump hits Democrats. Avenatti, who had told CNN on Thursday that he was seriously considering a presidential bid, delivered a complete rebuke of the idea that Democrats ...

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OHIO: House Special Election Still Too Close To Call

The Associated Press reports: With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Troy Balderson has declared victory over Democrat Danny O’Connor in Tuesday’s 12th Congressional District special election. Balderson is ahead of O’Connor by roughly 1,700 votes or 0.8 percent. Though all precincts are reporting, there has not been an official winner declared. According to the Associated Press, there are at ...

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Obama Endorses 81 Democrats Ahead Of Midterms

USA Today reports: Former President Barack Obama announced endorsements Wednesday of 81 Democratic candidates in the November midterm elections, and said he is “eager” to help his party gain seats in a contest widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump. While Obama did not mention Trump by name, he said in the public statement outlining his plans that ...

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Joe Biden +7 Over Trump In Hypothetical 2020 Matchup

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 7 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. A plurality of registered voters, 44 percent, said they’d choose Biden in the 2020 presidential election, while 37 percent of voters said they would vote for Trump. The percentage of Democrats who would choose ...

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Andrew Cuomo Leads Cynthia Nixon 2-1 In New Poll

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a commanding 2-1 lead over rival Cynthia Nixon in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary — but his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, is locked in a surprisingly close race against insurgent Jumaane Williams, according to a poll released Tuesday. Cuomo, who is running for a third term, leads Nixon 60 ...

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Democrats Denounce Sessions’ “Religious Liberty Task Force” As A “Bigoted” Attack On LGBTQ Civil Rights

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a “Religious Liberty Task Force” focused on protecting religious-based discrimination. This task force will be dedicated to implementing his previous directive, which outlined the Trump-Pence administration’s position in support of using religious beliefs as a license to discriminate in employment, housing, business, and ...

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Russian Hackers Target Vulnerable Senate Democrat

The Daily Beast reports: The Russian intelligence agency behind the 2016 election cyberattacks targeted Sen. Claire McCaskill as she began her 2018 re-election campaign in earnest, a Daily Beast forensic analysis reveals. That makes the Missouri Democrat the first identified target of the Kremlin’s 2018 election interference. McCaskill, who has been highly critical of Russia over the years, is widely ...

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Democrats +12 In New Generic US House Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: With almost 2-1 backing from women, Democrats take a 51 – 39 percent lead in hypothetical races for the U.S. House of Representatives this year, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Women back Democratic candidates 57 – 32 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University National Poll finds. Men are divided with 46 ...

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REPORT: Trump Most Fears Biden As 2020 Opponent

Axios reports: Advisers to President Trump say Joe Biden is the Democrat he most fears running against, and that Pennsylvania is the state he worries most about flipping against him. Trump’s calculation is based partly on how weak he sees other Democratic possibilities, including Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, and partly on who’s capable of appealing to his base of ...

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Carter: The US Is No Longer A Human Rights Leader

CNN reports: Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter says the United States has “lost its place” as a global leader of human rights. “We should be the champion of human rights. We’re a superpower, not based solely on military power; part of that definition should be a commitment to human rights,” Carter said Tuesday at an event at The Carter Center ...

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Eric Holder: I’ll Decide On 2020 Bid “Early Next Year”

ABC News reports: Eric Holder is considering a 2020 presidential run. The former attorney general on Monday night told Stephen Colbert, “I’m thinking about it. What I’ve said,” he added, “is that I’d make a determination sometime early next year. My focus, really, now, is on 2018, the midterms and trying to make sure that Democrats take back the Senate, ...

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Man Charged For Smashing Dem Senator’s Window

Roanoke’s ABC affiliate reports: The Roanoke Police Department is investigating after they said someone threw a brick into Sen. Mark Warner’s office. Warner’s press secretary said the individual threw the brick through the front office window around 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 23. Police said officers were called to the office on 2nd Street and Kirk Avenue, S.W. after a person ...

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REPORT: Eric Holder 2020 Bid Appears More Likely

The Hill reports: Eric Holder is poised to make a late-night TV appearance early next week as chatter swirls that he’s eyeing a 2020 White House run. The former attorney general will sit down with Stephen Colbert on CBS’s “The Late Show” on Monday, the network announced Friday. American Urban Radio Networks’ White House correspondent April Ryan had reported Friday ...

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NEW YORK: AG Candidate Seeks Trump Tax Returns

The Associated Press reports: Is there a backdoor to getting at President Donald Trump’s tax returns? At least one Democratic activist says yes, and it’s through a New York state investigation into Trump’s charity. State attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout held a news conference in front of Trump Tower on Wednesday calling on the governor to grant authority to state ...

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Comey: If You Believe In America, Vote For Democrats

CNBC reports: Former FBI director and long-time Republican supporter James Comey is urging American voters to support Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. Comey’s tweet comes as tensions continue to boil over in Washington, following President Donald Trump’s extraordinary press briefing alongside his Russian counterpart in Helsinki on Monday. Speaking next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump repeatedly rejected the ...

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Democrats Seek Federal Ban On “Gay Panic” Defense

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The use of a panic defense to justify anti-LGBT violence in federal court will come to an end if new legislation introduced this week by a pair of Massachusetts Democrats becomes law. The bill, introduced by Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) in the U.S. House and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) in the U.S. Senate, ...

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Black Christian Group: Don’t Vote For Ben Jealous, He Thinks Men Having “Raw Naked Sex” Can Be A Marriage

This statement is REALLY something: The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is letting all Christians of Maryland know that Ben Jealous does not respect religious liberty and the authority of the Church. We are not speaking politically, we are speaking morally against him. His actions ...

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