Tag Archives: GOP

KENTUCKY: McConnell Says Matt Bevin Lost Election

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday it appears that Gov. Matt Bevin has lost the election for Kentucky governor, but he declined to say whether he thinks the Republican governor should concede. “I’m sorry Matt came up short, he had a good four years and all indications are we’ll have a new governor,” McConnell …

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Four #QAnon Nutbags Are Running For The US House

NBC News reports: At first glance, Matthew Lusk’s campaign signs look like any other Republican candidate’s. On one side, they read, “Matthew Lusk for Congress,” and “Putting America First.” But as he flipped the signs over while loading them into a hatchback near his home in Florida earlier this year, he pointed out a detail pasted on the back of …

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Longtime GOP Rep. Peter King Won’t Seek Reelection

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: New York Congressman Peter King announced Monday morning he will not be seeking re-election in 2020. “After 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford,” the longtime GOP representative said in a statement posted to his Facebook …

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Scott Walker Ridiculed For “Christmas Tree” Meltdown

CBS News reports: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has gone back to calling the evergreen on display at the state Capitol a holiday tree, reversing his predecessor who declared it a Christmas tree. Former Governor Scott Walker made his displeasure known on Twitter. In 2007 the Republican-controlled state Assembly passed a resolution to call the tree a Christmas tree, but it …

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GOP Puts Hunter Biden On Impeachment Witness List

Fox News reports: House Republicans plan to call Hunter Biden, the Ukraine whistleblower and a range of other witnesses to testify in the upcoming public Trump impeachment hearings, according to a witness list obtained exclusively by Fox News. It is unclear, at this point, how many of the Republicans’ proposed witnesses will be approved by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam …

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Trump’s Lying Former Doctor May Run For Congress

Roll Call reports: Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is considering a run for Congress in Texas, two sources familiar with his plans said Friday. Jackson was the chief White House physician in 2018, when President Donald Trump nominated him to be Veterans Affairs secretary. But Jackson withdrew his nomination from consideration amid allegations that he abused alcohol and mishandled prescription …

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KENTUCKY: Bevin Backer Launches Robocalls Seeking Reports Of “Suspicious Activity” And/Or Voter Fraud

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Conservative political activist Frank Simon, a longtime supporter of Gov. Matt Bevin, is sending robocalls asking Kentuckians to report suspicious activity or voter fraud to the State Board of Elections before Nov. 14 — the day of Bevin’s requested recanvass. Bevin finished 5,189 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election but has refused to …

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GOP Transfers Gym Jordan To Intel Committee So He Can Disrupt Impeachment Hearings With Histrionics

Axios reports: Republicans formally made Rep. Jim Jordan a member of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, a move that will allow him lead the party’s defense of President Trump during public impeachment hearings next week. Privately, GOP members have said they think Jordan — one of Trump’s fiercest allies — is a stronger defender of the party and the …

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WASHINGTON: Leaked Chats Show Violent Fantasies From “Death To Non-Christians” Republican State Rep

The Guardian reports: Leaked Signal messages from an online chat network around six-term Washington state Republican representative Matt Shea show new evidence of violent fantasies, surveillance of perceived adversaries, conspiracy thinking, Islamophobia, and support for white nationalists. The messages from the chat group, exchanged between October 2017 and October 2018, show Shea’s network includes other serving, former and aspiring rightwing …

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Outside Money Hammers At Vulnerable GOP Senators

Politico reports: Democrats spent years sounding the alarm on “dark money” as groups pummeled their senators. Now, the left is the side delivering the early blow. A quartet of new nonprofit groups has already spent millions of dollars hammering four of the most vulnerable Republican senators on the ballot next year, sparking a wave of concern among strategists trying to …

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Lawsuit: Ref Says He Told Jordan About Abusive Doctor

NBC News reports: A professional referee says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that disgraced doctor Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him in a shower after a wrestling match at Ohio State University, and he reported the encounter directly to Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who was then the assistant coach. “Yeah, that’s Strauss,” Jordan and then-head coach Russ Hellickson replied, …

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ALABAMA: Jeff Sessions Formally Launches Senate Bid

Good grief, the bootlicking in this. Via press release: Jeff Sessions, former United States Attorney General and U.S. Senator, announced his candidacy for the United States Senate. He issued the following statement: “When I left President Trump’s cabinet, did I write a tell all book? No. Did I go on CNN and attack the President? No. Have I said a …

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GOP Reps Urge Bevin To Provide Evidence Or Concede

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: A growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a fellow Republican, to either provide evidence of the voting “irregularities” he has alleged or concede Tuesday’s election to Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, who defeated him by 5,189 votes. “The best thing to do, the right thing to do, is for Governor Bevin to concede …

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Trump Privately Threatened Sessions Over Senate Bid

The New York Times reports: Over the last week, Mr. Trump sent word to Mr. Sessions through allies that he would publicly attack him if he ran. And Mr. McConnell recently approached Mr. Trump, asking him whether his feelings about Mr. Sessions might have improved. The president said he was very much still opposed to Mr. Sessions and would make …

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Ingraham Blames GOP Losses On Immigrants & Soros

“Since immigrants are more likely to vote Democrat, well, this, of course has dragged the electorate to the left. That’s just a fact of life. But the shift left has also been aided by women, especially in the suburbs who tend also to vote Democrat. This is something Trump absolutely needs to pay attention to and not just wave it …

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GOP Senator On Pelosi: It Must Suck To Be That Dumb

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump urged supporters in Monroe, Louisiana, Wednesday night to cast their ballot early for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in a Nov. 16 runoff election. Rispone, a wealthy Baton Rouge businessman, took the stage alongside Trump to declare Louisiana “Trump country.” Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and …

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Paul Blocks Resolution On Protecting Whistleblowers

The Hill reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked a resolution Wednesday reaffirming the Senate’s support for whistleblower protections and accused Democrats of “fake outrage.” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) had asked for unanimous consent to pass the resolution, which “acknowledges the contributions of whistleblowers,” and throws the chamber’s support behind protecting whistleblowers from retaliation. …

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GOP Kentucky Gov Requests Official Vote “Recanvass”

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Citing “multiple reports of voting irregularities,” the campaign of Gov. Matt Bevin has formally requested an official recanvass of the results in Kentucky’s election for governor. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear led Bevin by 5,189 votes after 100% of precincts reported voting results Tuesday night, after which Beshear declared victory to a crowd of supporters. However, …

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REPORT: Jeff Sessions About To Launch Senate Bid

The Hill reports: Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce plans to run for his former Senate seat before Friday, two sources told The Hill. A source who is in regular contact with Sessions said Wednesday there is “99 percent certainty he will announce today or tomorrow.” A separate source familiar with Sessions’s plans told The Hill that …

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Rand Paul Spurs Russian Media To ID Whistleblower

The Daily Beast reports: Standing beside an approving Donald Trump at a rally in Kentucky on Monday night, Republican Sen. Rand Paul demanded the media unmask the whistleblower whose report about the president’s alleged abuse of power dealing with Ukraine sparked impeachment proceedings. American news organizations resisted the pressure, but — in a 2019 re-play of “Russia, if  you’re listening” …

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