Tag Archives: US Senate

FLORIDA: Patrick Murphy Wins Dem Senate Primary

Murphy destroyed Alan Grayson by more than a 3-1 margin. The Miami Herald reports: Rep. Patrick Murphy defeated liberal firebrand Alan Grayson and three others to secure the Democratic nomination and set up a battle in November with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. It’s the outcome that Democratic leaders have wanted for nearly 18 months. Shortly after the 33-year-old, two-term congressman …

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FLORIDA: Marco Rubio Wins GOP Senate Primary

Via the Miami Herald: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio cruised to victory in the Republican primary on Tuesday, easily brushing aside multi-millionaire Carlos Beruff who spent $8 million of his own money trying to knock him out office. With his party’s nomination secure, Rubio is now on path to defend the Senate seat he’s held since 2010 and potentially help the …

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Marco Rubio: If Reelected To The Senate, I Might Not Serve The Full Six Years Because You Never Know

Politico reports: Marco Rubio on Monday refused to commit to serving a full six-year term in the Senate should he win reelection. And the former Republican presidential candidate subtly suggested that if he ran for the White House again, he would be prepared to leave politics behind if he lost. “No one can make that commitment because you don’t know …

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David Duke Robocalls Louisiana Voters: Vote For Me And Donald Trump To Save White America [AUDIO]

Via Buzzfeed: A robocall from white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke urges voters to vote for him for U.S. Senate in Louisiana and for Donald Trump for president. “Unless massive immigration is stopped now, we’ll be out numbered and outvoted in our own nation. It’s happening,” Duke says. “We’re losing our gun rights, our free speech. …

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FLORIDA: Koch Brothers Pull Pro-Rubio Ads

The Koch brothers are feeling confident about Marco Rubio’s chance of reelection. The Hill reports: The powerful donor network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is canceling more than half a million dollars in Florida advertising designed to help Marco Rubio in his Senate race, according to Koch network spokesman James Davis. The canceled reservation period is from …

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ORLANDO: Sen. Marco Rubio Chastises Liberty Counsel Confab Attendees For Hating On Gays So Much

It looks like all the protests in advance of today’s speech to the Liberty Counsel had an effect on Marco Rubio. The New York Times reports: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who has faced widespread condemnation for agreeing to speak at a conference alongside Christian conservatives who have denounced homosexuality and gay rights, used his speech to the group on …

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TRUTH SERUM: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Admits Keeping GOP Control Is “Very Dicey”

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey,” sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee Donald Trump, Speaking to a Louisville-area civic group in his home state, McConnell said Senate Republicans were going to be “on defense” in …

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FLORIDA: Trump Drags Marco Rubio Down To Slim 3-Point Lead Over Dem US Senate Rival Patrick Murphy

Today in Senate-flipping news: Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is catching up to Sen. Marco Rubio and is nearly tied with him in a new Quinnipiac University poll that suggests Donald Trump is a drag on the incumbent Republican. Rubio has a marginal 3-point lead over Murphy, 48 percent to 45 percent, in the latest poll of likely voters. However, …

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: I Won’t Vote For Donald Trump

“I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country. When the primary season started, it soon became apparent that, much …

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Sen. Marco Rubio: My Keynote Address For The Liberty Counsel Is Nothing But A Celebration Of Faith

Next week Sen. Marco Rubio will keynote an Orlando event hosted by the extremist anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel. The event falls two months to the day after the Pulse Massacre, about which Rubio cried crocodile tears of faux solidarity before declaring that the attack convinced him to run for reelection after all. The Tampa Bay Times asked Rubio how he reconciles …

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David Duke: I’ll Be Trump’s Best Friend In The Senate

The Hill reports: Former KKK leader David Duke said Friday he would be Donald Trump’s number one supporter in the Senate. Duke, who announced last month he would run for Louisiana’s open Senate seat, said he is 100 percent behind Trump’s legislative agenda. “As a United States senator, nobody will be more supportive of his legislative agenda, his Supreme Court …

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David Duke Announces Run For US Senate: I Will Defend The Heritage Of European-Americans [VIDEO]

Exactly 12 hours after Trump accepts the nomination, Tony Perkins’ BFF throws his hood into the ring. This is NOT a coincidence. The Hill reports: Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is launching a run for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, he announced Friday. “After the great outpouring of overwhelming support, I’m proud to announce my candidacy for …

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INDIANA: Former Sen. Evan Bayh Enters Senate Race After Democratic Nominee Barron Hill Drops Out

Whoa. The odds of flipping the Senate just got a big boost. The Hill reports: Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh is jumping into the Indiana Senate race, a move that upends the race for the majority in 2016. The former senator will announce his plan to run for Senate while the party’s Democratic nominee, former Rep. Barron Hill, steps aside, …

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UTAH: Trans Woman Wins US Senate Primary

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Utah voters picked a historic, and largely unknown, Democratic candidate to challenge Sen. Mike Lee this November. Misty K. Snow is the first transgender nominee from a major party to run for a U.S. Senate seat and she shares the distinction of being the first transgender person to run for Congress. Misty Plowright, a transgender woman, …

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin Blasts Bernie Sanders’ “Bullshit” Offer To Debate Donald Trump

Senate Democrats are now openly blasting Bernie Sanders. Politico reports: For some Democrats, Bernie Sanders’ latest gambit — challenging Donald Trump to a debate to cap all debates — is the last straw. “Bullshit,” said Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. “That confirms what we’ve been saying. Why would you expect Bernie should be considerate or be nice or be …

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KENTUCKY: Openly Gay Lexington Mayor Wins US Senate Primary, Will Face Rand Paul In November

From the Lexington Herald Leader: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will face Tuesday’s Democratic primary winner, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, in the November general election. Both won easily Tuesday. Paul, a first-term senator and former presidential hopeful, beat two little-known challengers in the Republican primary in a landslide victory. Gray, a two-term mayor, was able to turn back six challengers in …

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Ted Cruz Files For Reelection To Senate

Whomp, whomp: Joe, When I suspended my presidential campaign, I vowed to never stop fighting for our shared conservative values. Today, I have an important announcement, and I want you to be the first to know. You see: the Washington Cartel has done everything in their power to defeat me — but I’m not giving in. While my campaign for …

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Michelangelo Signorile: The Human Rights Campaign Is Helping The GOP Retain Its Senate Majority

Michelangelo Signorile today blasted the HRC for its endorsement of GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. He writes: The simple truth is that in 2016 in Illinois we don’t need Mark Kirk — he needs us. Kirk is in a deep blue state and he absolutely must support full LGBT equality in order to win. His coming out for the Equality Act …

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HRC: Why We Endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk

Two weeks ago I reported that the Human Rights Campaign had endorsed GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. For some reason news of the endorsement took some time to trickle into the LGBT-friendly blogosphere and in the last few days criticism has become quite loud, with most angrily pointing out that endorsing ANY Senate Republican in a year when the majority is …

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Senator Marco Rubio Returns To Actual Senate

The Hill reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) returned to the Senate on Thursday, two days after ending his presidential campaign. Alex Burgos, a spokesman for Rubio, posted a video of the senator walking in the Russell Senate Office Building, saying that “Senate staff welcomed him back to the office.” The video shows Rubio’s staff clapping as he walked toward his …

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