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Indicted GOP Rep Goes Racist In First Campaign Ad

The New York Times reports: Representative Chris Collins, a New York Republican indicted on insider trading charges, just jumped back into the race for his House seat, but he’s already making waves with a negative ad. Mr. Collins attacked his Democratic challenger for the Buffalo-area seat, Nate McMurray, in a racially tinged television ad that draws on a video that …

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GOP Rep: My Six Siblings Hate Me Because Obama

Arizona Central reports: U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar acknowledged Monday that “it does sting” that six of his nine siblings appeared in an ad for his political opponent and blamed the attacks on former President Barack Obama. Speaking on “The Mike Broomhead Show” on Phoenix radio station KFYI-AM (550), the four-term Republican fired back at his brothers and sisters for taping …

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SAN DIEGO: Protesters Heckle GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter After He Wins Bid To Delay Trial Until After Midterms

Courthouse News reports: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, the San Diego-area congressman facing charges of misusing campaign money, won his bid Monday to postpone his trial until after the midterm elections in November. Federal authorities indicted Hunter on 60 charges in August, involving the suspected use of $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Margaret Hunter, his wife and campaign manager, …

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NEW HIGH: Democrats +12 In Generic 2018 Poll

NBC News reports: Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-ten saying they’d like to see significant change in the direction President Donald Trump has been leading the country, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.  The results suggest a political environment where Democrats …

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Grassley Press Aide Resigns Over Sex Allegations

NBC News reports: A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him. Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Six Siblings Of Far-Right Arizona GOP House Rep Denounce Him In Opponent’s Campaign Ad

Talking Points Memo reports: It starts out like any other campaign ad. A rural physician named Grace blames Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) for failing to do “anything to help rural America.” A lawyer named David claims Gosar is “absolutely not working for his district.’ Jennifer, a medical interpreter, laments Gosar’s failure to secure healthcare access for his constituents. Then comes …

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Kavanaugh’s Accuser Gets Senate GOP Counteroffer

Politico reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford attorney’s until the end of the day Friday to work out terms of next week’s proposed hearing on Ford’s allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, according to a Republican senator. The GOP is offering to hold the hearing on Wednesday after Ford sought Thursday and …

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Vulnerable GOP House Reps Scrub Obamacare Threats

The Daily Beast reports: If you visited Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ (R-WA) campaign website in 2014, you would have had no doubt what she wanted to do with Obamacare. She wanted to kill it. Four years later, Rodgers’ hatred for President Obama’s signature domestic law has not just softened on her campaign website, it’s disappeared. Her site today doesn’t make …

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GOP Rep On Assault Joke: People Need To Lighten Up

The Hill reports: Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) said on Thursday that people need to “lighten up” over his joke mocking sexual misconduct accusations brought against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Earlier on Thursday at an election debate, Norman quipped that “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” Norman’s comments prompted a whirlwind of …

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McConnell Vows Kavanaugh Will Soon Be Confirmed

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated definitively Friday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed soon, despite the controversy generated by allegations that the nominee engaged in sexual misconduct. “You’ve watched the fight, you’ve watched the tactics,” McConnell said at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “But here is what I want to …

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GOP Rep. Ralph Norman Tells Joke About Ruth Bader Ginsburg Being Groped By Abraham Lincoln [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: In his opening statements at an election debate Thursday, a South Carolina congressman kicked things off with a joke. “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news on the Kavanaugh hearings?” Rep. Ralph Norman (R) asked the audience at a Kiwanis club in his district. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out saying she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” …

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TEXAS: Ivanka To Fundraise For Senate Republicans

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: Ivanka Trump plans to raise money for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm this fall — amid new concern about the party’s fragile 51-seat majority in that chamber. An invitation shared with the Star-Telegram Tuesday lists the president’s daughter as a “special guest” at a Dallas fundraiser that’s now being rescheduled, according to the White House. Tickets …

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Top Ron DeSantis Donor Calls Obama The N-Word

Politico reports: Republican activist who donated more than $20,000 to Ron DeSantis and lined up a speech for him at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club called President Obama a “F—- MUSLIM N—-” on Twitter recently, in addition to other inflammatory remarks. Steven M. Alembik told POLITICO Wednesday he wrote the Obama tweet in anger, that he’s “absolutely not” a racist and …

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Sarah Palin To Republicans: Stop Playing The Victim

From an interview with the British tabloid Daily Mail: The (Mueller) investigation — which Palin called “a fishing expedition” — has been going on so long that it is bound to find something amiss, she said. ‘When we go fishing, have we ever stopped before we caught something? No…we keep fishing,” Palin told Palmer. “Unfortunately, that is what’s going on …

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Trump: Republicans Will Do “Much Better” In Midterms Than Anybody Thinks Because People Really Like Me

“I think we’re gonna do much better than anyone thinks because the economy is so good, and people do like the job I’m doing. I had just beaten 17 people including the Bush dynasty. I then beat the Hillary Clinton dynasty. You can give me credit for Bernie Sanders and all because I was cause I was part of it, …

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OKLAHOMA: Former Trump Campaign Chair Gets 15 Years For Sex Trafficking Of Teenage Male Prostitute

Tulsa’s NBC affiliate reports: A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a child sex trafficking charge. Ralph Shortey was sentenced Monday in federal court in Oklahoma City. He had faced a sentence of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Shortey pleaded guilty in November in …

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Grassley: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Deserves To Be Heard

Via press release from GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley: Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner. The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties. In …

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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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GOP Rep Intros Resolution To Drug Test Congress

Roll Call reports: Rep. Clay Higgins has an idea for how to get Congress to clean up its act: random drug screenings. “I have observed some behavior that would cause one to wonder,” Higgins, a freshman GOP congressman from Louisiana said, apparently joking. But his legislation to proposal to test senators and House members for drug use once per term …

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GOP Rep: Orphanages Are Better Than Gay Adoption

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: In an exchange with high school students that was caught on tape, a Republican congressman from New Jersey was tongue-tied over the prospect of same-sex couples adopting children and suggested kids would be better off in orphanages than with LGBT families. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) made the remarks May 29 when addressing student …

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