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NEW JERSEY: Democrat Andy Kim Flips US House Seat

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) lost his seat to Democratic challenger Andy Kim on Wednesday, resulting in a near-wipeout for the GOP in the state. With MacArthur’s loss, Democrats successfully flipped four Republican seats in New Jersey in the midterm elections this year, some of which had been held by the GOP for decades. Kim, a former …

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New Jersey Gov Attends Wedding Of LGBT Activists

The Asbury Park Press reports: Wiping tears from their eyes, Christian Fuscarino and Aaron Williams exchanged their wedding vows Sunday in Trinity Episcopal Church before a gathering of friends, families and supporters that included Gov. Phil Murphy. Fuscarino, the 28-year-old executive director of Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s leading advocacy group for LGBT people, and Williams, a 30-year-old U.S. Marine …

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Julian Castro Meets With Donors To Plan 2020 WH Bid

Politico reports: Julián Castro convened a group of supporters in San Antonio Monday in preparation for a 2020 presidential campaign, sources familiar with the gathering told POLITICO. Castro and his twin brother, Rep. Joaquin Castro, brought together about 20 of their loyal donors and bundlers in San Antonio to begin to sketch out a national bid, according to one person …

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Bloomberg To Decide On 2020 By “January, February”

The Associated Press reports: Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. “I think January, February would be about as late as you can do it and as early as …

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Dems Plan “Subpoena Cannon” For Trump And Cronies

Axios reports: House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of President Trump’s life and work, from family business dealings, the Space Force and his tax returns to possible “leverage” by Russia, top Democrats tell us. One senior Democratic source said the new majority, which takes power in January, is preparing a “subpoena cannon,” like an arena T-shirt cannon. Adam Schiff …

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IT BEGINS: First Democrat Formally Files 2020 WH Bid

ABC News reports: Democrat Richard Ojeda may have lost his bid for Congress in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District but the man who’s been called “JFK with tattoos and a bench press” still has plans to run — for president. Fresh off his defeat last week, Ojeda made the news official Monday morning. It’s a long-shot bid for the White …

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Longtime Clinton Advisor: Hillary Will Run In 2020

Politico reports: Two-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will mount a third bid for the White House, longtime Clinton adviser Mark Penn wrote in an op-ed published Sunday by The Wall Street Journal, predicted that the former first lady and secretary of state is readying a “Hillary 4.0” campaign for 2020. In their Journal op-ed, Penn, an adviser and pollster …

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Democrat Flips House Seat Of Anti-LGBT Putin Stooge

Vox reports: California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the most pro-Russia Republican in Congress for decades, just lost his seat to Democrat Harley Rouda. The Associated Press called the race for Rouda late on Saturday night. That’s bad news for the politician who’s been referred to as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “favorite congressman.” Rohrabacher used secret documents from Moscow to remove a …

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Democrats Could Finish With 40 Flipped House Seats

Axios reports: Democrats have won at least 33 seats, but they look poised to win closer to 40 — there are 13 races that are either not called or too close to call, and Democrats have a solid chance of winning seven of those. Why it matters: We’re officially in “blue wave” territory. Even if Democrats didn’t win any additional …

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Dem Drops Leadership Bid After Husband’s Indictment

Politico reports: Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) on Thursday dropped out of the race to lead the House Democratic Caucus and faced questions about her political future following her husband’s indictment on federal criminal charges. It’s just the latest scandal to hit Capitol Hill. Two indicted members — Republican Reps. Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California — …

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REPORT: Rep. Eric Swalwell To Launch 2020 WH Bid

Politico reports: Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell plans to run for president in 2020, according to a person close to the California congressman who is familiar with his plans. “He’s definitely running,” the source said. The 37-year-old Swalwell has been positioning himself for a run over the past year, with several trips to early primary voting states and endorsements of three …

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FLORIDA: Gillum Campaign Opens Door To Recount

Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: Campaign officials for Democratic gubernatorial Andrew Gillum say they are monitoring what appears to be a closer race against Republican Ron DeSantis than it first appeared. By Thursday, with more votes tallied and while some discrepancies are sorted out, DeSantis’ lead has narrowed dramatically. At noon Thursday, DeSantis led by only about 43,000 votes, which is …

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GEORGIA: Democrat Lucy McBath Flips US House Seat

Atlanta’s NBC affiliate reports: Karen Handel has conceded the Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race to Lucy McBath Thursday morning. In a letter to Channel 2 Action News, Handel said, “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday. Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and send her only good …

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MONTANA: Democrat Jon Tester Holds US Senate Seat After Glorious Leader Held Four Rallies Against Him

Politico reports: Democratic Sen. Jon Tester has won reelection narrowly in Montana, defeating Republican Matt Rosendale after a fiery campaign marked by Tester’s clashes with President Donald Trump. Tester had 49 percent of the vote to 48 percent for Rosendale, the Montana state auditor, when the Associated Press called the race on Wednesday afternoon with 92 percent of precincts reporting. …

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INDIANA: Gay Dem Upsets Anti-LGBT State Senator

The Indianapolis Journal reports: Democrat J.D. Ford pulled off a big upset Tuesday, unseating state Sen. Mike Delph, a Republican who has served the district since 2005. Ford is thought to be Indiana’s first openly gay state lawmaker. “Ladies and gentleman, we just made history and no one can take that from us,” Ford said. It was a rematch for …

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MICHIGAN: Democrat Elissa Slotkin Flips House Seat

Called this morning. Detroit’s ABC affiliate reports: Republican incumbent Mike Bishop has conceded the race for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District to Democrat Elissa Slotkin. Slotkin, from Holly, previously worked in both the George W. Bush and Obama presidential administrations and unseated the two-term Republican. Bishop, who is from Rochester, served in both the State House and State Senate before being …

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CONNECTICUT: Dems Hold Governorship In Squeaker

The Hartford Courant reports: Ned Lamont will be the next governor of Connecticut. Republican Bob Stefanowski conceded the race for governor Wednesday morning after late returns from the state’s cities pushed Lamont to victory. In conceding, Stefanowski said “the margin was big enough” to hand victory to Lamont. Problems with same-day voter registration are not significant enough to change the …

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MICHIGAN: Lesbian Lawyer Elected Attorney General

Just called. Click On Detroit reports: Democrat Dana Nessel beat Republican Tom Leonard in the race for Michigan Attorney General. Leonard conceded the race to Nessel on Wednesday morning. Dana Nessel is best known for successfully fighting to overturn Michigan’s ban on gay marriage. Nessel, 49, has been a Detroit-area prosecutor and defense attorney but made headlines as co-counsel in …

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Trump Threatens Democrats As Investigations Loom

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump will soon be on the receiving end of something he didn’t see much from a Republican-led Congress: orders, backed up by subpoenas, for officials to answer questions on controversial policies like the dispatch of thousands of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. “Two can play that game!” Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter. Now that Democrats have …

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NEW YORK: Homocon Loses As Dems Flip State Senate

Homocon Pete Holmberg, who championed a Russian troll farm’s idiotic #walkaway campaign and defended the Proud Boys, lost his very long shot bid for the New York Senate by 64 points as Democrats seized control of the chamber for the first time in a decade. The New York Times reports: The Senate had been the Republican Party’s last foothold of …

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