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GOP Ditches “Stolen Valor” QAnon House Candidate

Politico reports: The House GOP campaign arm is slashing a near-$1 million ad buy meant to target Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) — essentially walking away from what could have been an easy pickup for the party. The move comes a day after an Associated Press report that Kaptur’s opponent, JR Majewski, lied about his resume, including claiming that he deployed …

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Ted Cruz Touts Texas Highway Project He Voted Against

The Guardian reports: The Texas Republican senator Ted Cruz called a new highway project “a great bipartisan victory” that will bring “jobs to Texas and millions of dollars to the state”. The White House responded: “Senator Cruz voted against this.” A spokesperson for Cruz said the senator “made it possible” – but did not contest that Cruz voted against the …

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No Evidence Found Of Walker’s “Charitable Donations”

The New York Times reports: Back when he was a businessman running a food-distribution company, Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, said his company offered its customers more than just burgers and hot wings. “You are not just serving delicious, appealing food … you’re teaming up with Herschel, in an effort to level life’s playing field for …

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GOP Senators Block Bill To Disclose Big Money Donors

ABC News reports: Senate Republicans voted Thursday to block the consideration of a bill to promptly require organizations that spend money on elections to promptly disclose the identities of donors who give $10,000 or more during an election cycle. The body failed to invoke cloture on the measure, in a 49-49 vote. Every Republican present voted against the measure, while …

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Kushner: DeSantis Uses Migrants As “Political Pawns”

Mediaite reports: Former Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) over sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week. “I personally watch what’s happening and it’s very hard to see at the Southern Border,” said Kushner on Outnumbered on Fox News. “We have to remember these are human beings, they’re people, so seeing them being used as …

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Judge: Texans Charged With Felonies Can Buy Guns

The Texas Tribune reports: It is no longer constitutional to ban people under felony indictment from buying guns, a federal judge in Texas ruled today. U.S. District Judge David Counts, appointed by former President Donald Trump to Texas’ western federal district, found that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling from June invalidates federal law which prohibits those charged with a …

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Piers Morgan: Frankenstein Trump’s Creation DeSantis Will End Up Destroying Him Just Like In The Movies

Piers Morgan writes for the New York Post: “You have created a monster, and it will destroy you.” Those were the prophetic words of warning from Dr. Waldman to Dr. Frankenstein, in the movie version of Mary Shelley’s book, as he tries to stop him from proceeding with his plan to create a creature in his own image. But by …

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FL Petitions SCOTUS To Ban Social Media “Censorship”

The Washington Post reports: Florida’s attorney general on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to decide whether states have the right to regulate how social media companies moderate content on their services, a move that sends one of the most controversial debates of the internet age to the country’s highest court. The petition is a response to a decision by the …

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Convicted Homocon Rioter To Headline GOP Fundraiser

Via email from convicted rioter Brandon Straka: Dear Patriots:  On Friday, October 7th I am being hosted to speak by the King County Republican Party. I’m so honored to be asked to share my story at an event they are calling the #WalkAway Liberty Dinner. It’s not always been easy to carry on since I was FBI raided and arrested. …

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Florida Threatens Credit Card Companies On Gun Code

Florida Politics reports: If credit card companies say they won’t front suspicious firearm purchases, they can just stop doing business in Florida. At least, that’s the message Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants the state to send. The Cabinet member said Florida’s government will act against any credit card companies targeting the right to bear arms. “Our rights come from …

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Politico Poll: 61% Of Republican Voters Would Support United States Declaring Itself To Be “Christian Nation”

Politico Magazine reports: We started by asking participants if they believed the Constitution would even allow the United States government to declare the U.S. a “Christian Nation.” We found that 70 percent of Americans — including 57 percent of Republicans and 81 percent of Democrats — said that the Constitution would not allow such a declaration. (Indeed, the First Amendment …

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11 GOP AGs Side With Trump On Mar-A-Lago Search

Florida Playbook reports: Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody [photo], who has been endorsed for a second term by Donald Trump, is now jumping into the legal battle over the materials seized by the FBI from the former president’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Moody — a Republican, former prosecutor and judge and the state’s top legal officer — on Tuesday joined with 10 …

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POLL: DeSantis +8 Over Trump Among FL Republicans

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) leads former President Trump in a hypothetical GOP presidential primary for the state by 8 points, according to a new poll, in a reversal from when Trump led by 7 points in January. The USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday found that 48 percent of Florida Republican voters surveyed support DeSantis in …

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Pence On 2024 White House Bid: “I’ll Keep You Posted”

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Speaking to a crowd at Utah Valley University, former Vice President Mike Pence was asked by a student if he would run for president in 2024. “I’ll keep you posted,” Pence said, causing a laugh and a cheer from the audience. Pence addressed around 700 students, politicians and members of the public on Tuesday, sharing …

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Cultists Threaten Texas Sheriff Investigating DeSantis

Vice News reports: A Texas sheriff announced Monday that he would investigate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration flying Venezuelan migrants from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard last week. And now, his office says, it’s received “numerous threats.” Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, where the flight last week originated, announced Monday that he was opening an investigation into the flight. …

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Lankford: God Sent Rain Because OK Banned Abortion

Hemant Mehta has the transcript at Only Sky: PERKINS: I believe that as these states embrace Biblical truth as it pertains to life, that I believe God’s gonna bless those nations—or those, those states—as those states come in alignment with God, I believe it’s going to be a testimony to the rest of the nation. Again, another sign of God’s …

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Michigan AG Nominee: Ban Plan B Pills Like Fentanyl

The Heartland Signal reports: At an event last month, Michigan attorney general candidate Matt DePerno (R) said that Plan B is no different than fentanyl and should be banned in Michigan. “You gotta figure out how to ban the pill from the state,” DePerno said in audio, taken from a conversation at CPAC in Texas last month and provided by …

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McConnell PAC Cancels $9.6M In Arizona Senate Ads

Axios reports: The Mitch McConnell-aligned Senate Leadership Fund is canceling $9.6 million in television ads for the Arizona Senate race, confident that other outside conservative groups will make up much of the difference for Republican nominee Blake Masters. The cancellations mean that the GOP’s leading super PAC won’t be spending any money in Arizona, one of the most closely watched …

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Migrants Shipped To Martha’s Vineyard Sue DeSantis

The Hill reports: The group of Venezuelan migrants flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., last week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) filed a class-action suit against the governor and the state’s transportation secretary on Tuesday. The suit provides a detailed account of how the migrants came to board the two planes allegedly under false pretenses, arguing the relocations …

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McConnell Predicts “50-50 Jump Ball” Senate Result

Florida Politics reports: The difference of opinion continues between Mitch McConnell and Rick Scott regarding whether Republicans will retake the Senate this year. In a Senate Republican leadership press conference Tuesday in Washington, Minority Leader McConnell again threw cold water on the expectation of a GOP Senate majority this year. “I’ve consistently said for two years now that the Senate …

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