Tag Archives: Blue Wave

WH Staffers Brace For Wave Of Dem Investigations

Politico reports: Working for President Donald Trump has never been easy, but his staffers can expect a whole new level of mayhem if Democrats win control of the House on Tuesday. Democratic control of even one chamber of Congress would unleash an onslaught of hearings, subpoenas and document demands as lawmakers investigate everything from the president’s personal tax returns to …

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Rocker Axl Rose Urges Fans: “Vote Blue, Bitches!!”

Millions of copies of Welcome To The Jungle will soon be burned in a red state near you: Axl Rose continued his recent spate of political tweets when he called on his 1.2 million followers to “Vote Blue … Bitches!” in the midterm elections on Nov. 6. He posted a picture of a vote-by-mail envelope along with his Democrat-endorsing message …

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Dems Hold 7-Point Lead In Latest Generic House Poll

The Hill reports: Democrats hold a 7-point lead over Republicans with less than two weeks until the midterms in the generic congressional ballot, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters found among likely voters, 49 percent said they would support the Democratic candidate in their district compared to 42 percent who said they will …

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Fox News: Early Voting Turnout Points To Blue Wave

Just out from Fox News: Early voting numbers show a dramatic increase in voter engagement in this year’s midterm elections compared with 2014 totals, and preliminary turnout results in some states are sending Republicans renewed warnings of a so-called “blue wave” just weeks before Election Day. More than 4.3 million Americans have already voted, and results posted over the weekend …

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Record 800,000 Registered On Voter Registration Day

TIME Magazine reports: A record number of people registered to vote in the midterm elections on National Voter Registration Day last week, surpassing the previous record set during the 2016 presidential campaign. More than 800,000 people registered to vote this year as part of National Voter Registration Day, which fell on Sept. 25. The corresponding campaign had aimed to register …

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POLL: Most Trump Voters Don’t Fear Blue Wave

Bloomberg reports: A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House. President Trump’s boasts that a “red wave” could increase Republican majorities appear to have …

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Indicted GOP Rep Reverses, Will Seek Reelection

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the congressional ballot in November even though he remains under indictment on insider trading charges, according to four sources familiar with the situation. The sources, who asked not to be identified, say Collins has heeded the advice of his criminal attorneys who fear the potential complications of protracted election law …

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Politico: About 100 GOP US House Seats Are In Play

Politico reports: Roughly 100 of the 240 Republican-controlled House seats are currently within Democratic reach, posing the most serious threat to the GOP majority since the party won control in 2010. Despite the GOP’s built-in advantages due to incumbency and redistricting, 60 of those seats are even more precariously positioned, with the Republican nominee either holding just a slight competitive …

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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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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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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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