Tag Archives: Democrats

Tony Perkins Wails “Indoctrination” After New Study Shows College Grads Increasingly Identify As Dems

Pew Research reports: As the 2018 midterm elections approach, women and especially college graduates have moved toward the Democratic Party. By contrast, the Republican Party’s advantage in leaned party identification among white voters without a college degree has never been greater, dating back more than two decades. A new analysis of party identification, based on more than 10,000 interviews of ...

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Insiders Predict Dems Will Pick Up 30-45 House Seats

Back in 2010 political analyst Stuart Rothenberg predicted that the GOP would pick up “55 to 65 House seats” in that year’s midterms. The GOP ended up gaining 63 seats. From his column today: The problem for Republican congressional candidates this year is that there are plenty of clouds hanging over the president and the country despite the strong economic ...

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ILLINOIS: Dem Billionaire Wins Gubernatorial Primary, GOP Incumbent Squeaks By Right Wing Challenger

The Chicago Tribune reports: Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker will take on wealthy Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in November, a race expected to easily shatter Illinois campaign spending records and make a run at the national mark. Both candidates enter a nearly eight-month general election campaign needing to unify their respective parties following bruising primary campaigns. More than half of Democratic ...

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NEW YORK: Cynthia Nixon To Run For Governor

NBC New York reports: Actress Cynthia Nixon has announced she will run for governor. “I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” she tweeted Monday afternoon, along with a campaign video. A short biography on her campaign website states, “Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker and progressive activist who is running for governor to fight ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Gets First LGBT Leader

The Associated Press reports: San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon as the chamber gears up for election season and faces ...

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Democrats Now +10 In 2018 Midterms Poll

NBC News reports: Democrats enjoy a 10-point advantage over Republicans in congressional preference for the 2018 midterm elections, even as President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has ticked up, the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. Fifty percent of registered voters say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, while 40 percent want a GOP-controlled one. That double-digit lead — ...

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Dem Rep. Louise Slaughter Dies At Age 88 After Fall, Served 31 Years, Was Oldest Member Of US House

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports: Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who had represented the Rochester area in Congress since 1987, has died. She was 88. Three sources confirmed the death to the Democrat and Chronicle Friday morning. Her office later released a statement confirming her passing. Her office revealed earlier this week that she had suffered a head injury after ...

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SPIN HARDER: Rep. Paul Ryan Shrugs Off Conor Lamb’s Result Because He’s An “Anti-Pelosi Conservative”

According to House Speaker Paul Ryan, conservatives actually won in Pennsylvania yesterday because Conor Lamb is one of them. CNN reports: Speaking to reporters at the weekly Republican leadership news conference Wednesday, Ryan defined Democrat Conor Lamb as a “pro-life, pro-gun, anti-Nancy Pelosi conservative” and noted that there wasn’t a Democratic primary that would have pulled Lamb to the left. ...

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FLORIDA: Fort Lauderdale Elects Openly Gay Mayor

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Get used to the name Mayor Trantalis. Fort Lauderdale voters on Tuesday gave a clear victory to attorney Dean Trantalis, 64, to take over where Mayor Jack Seiler leaves off. Bruce Roberts, the city’s former police chief, trailed far behind Trantalis, with about 35 percent of the vote. Trantalis will be the city’s first openly ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Conor Lamb Declared Apparent Winner

NBC News reports: Democrat Conor Lamb is the apparent winner over Republican Rick Saccone in Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, according to an NBC News projection. With 99 percent of the votes counted, Lamb was leading by 641 votes in a district long held by the GOP and one that President Donald Trump — who backed Saccone ...

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NEW YORK: Former Top Cuomo Aide Guilty Of Bribery

Bloomberg reports: A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital’s culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of ...

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Elizabeth Warren: I’m Not Running For President

Politico reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren insisted Saturday night that she was not running for the White House in 2020, but the Massachusetts Democrat repeatedly dodged on whether she would serve her full six-year term if she wins re-election to the Senate this November. “I am in this fight to retain my Senate seat in 2018. That’s where I’m focused,” Warren ...

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Biden Mulls 2020 Running Mate And Strategy Options

Politico reports: Joe Biden knows that winning in 2020 would require a shoot-the-moon set of circumstances and luck. So his team is on the hunt for a moon shot. Between stops on his book tour and in the ramp-up for what will be a heavy midterms campaign schedule, a tight circle of aides has been brainstorming a range of tear-up-the-playbook ...

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Ted Cruz Warns That The Rage-Filled “Extreme Left” Will Turn Out In Historic Numbers For The 2018 Midterms

“If conservatives are complacent — we know that the left is going to show up. The extreme left, they’re angry. They’re filled with rage, they hate the president. And mark my words, we are going to see historic turnout from the extreme left in November, which means if conservatives stay home, we have the potential, we could lose both houses ...

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NASHVILLE: Dem Mayor Resigns In Felony Sex Scandal

The Washington Post reports: Megan Barry resigned as Nashville’s mayor Tuesday morning, weeks after admitting an affair with the police officer who ran her security detail. Barry announced her resignation at a news conference, shortly after she pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge related to the affair. She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement. “It has ...

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FLORIDA: Clinton HHS Secretary To Run For US House

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: Former University of Miami President Donna Shalala is running to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, according to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission. Shalala, a Democrat, served as Health and Human Services secretary under President Bill Clinton. Well-known in the region, Shalala, 77, is considered a top choice for the Democratic nomination. With access to ...

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Roy Moore Accuser To Run For Florida House

The Birmingham News reports: Deborah Gibson, one of the women who said failed Senate candidate Roy Moore pursued her romantically as a teenager, has signaled her intention to run for the Florida Legislature. Gibson said she will seek the 89th District Seat in the Florida House as a Democrat. The seat is currently held by Republican Bill Hager. “Coming off ...

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REPORT: Strong Outlook On Flipping The House

Axios reports: Top Republicans sound increasingly resigned to losing a special House election in Pennsylvania Trump Country a week from today, after party-affiliated groups spent more than $9 million on a race that should be a “gimme.” It’s one of the increasingly bearish signs for the GOP ahead of November’s midterms, with mammoth stakes for the West Wing: If Dems ...

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Democrats +15 On Generic US House Ballot

The Hill reports: Democrats hold a 15-point lead over Republicans on a generic House ballot, according to a poll released Thursday by Suffolk University and USA Today. This survey is at least the third in recent days to have found Democrats with a double-digit lead as voters look to the 2018 midterms. Forty-seven percent of respondents said that they would ...

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Oprah: Only The Voice Of God Would Make Me Run

People Magazine reports: There’s only one thing that could make Oprah Winfrey run for president in 2020. Amid calls for her to consider a run for the White House — from fans as well as her closest friends — “I went into prayer,” she tells PEOPLE in the magazine’s new cover story. “ ‘God, if you think I’m supposed to ...

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