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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:03 pm 
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Rep. Katherine Clark seeks Dem leadership spot

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) on Friday announced her bid to enter the ranks of House Democratic leadership.

Clark, a three-term lawmaker, is seeking to replace the current Democratic Caucus vice chairwoman, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), who is vying to move up a notch into the chairmanship spot.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/39903 ... rship-spot


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:37 pm 
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Scott Walker, other GOP candidates in key Midwest states trail Democratic rivals

WASHINGTON — New polls in three key Midwestern states show Republican Senate and gubernatorial candidates trailing their Democratic counterparts in hypothetical matchups — particularly GOP Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, where only a third of voters say he deserves to be re-elected and where he trails his leading Democratic challenger by more than 10 points.

According to new polling from NBC News and Marist, just 34 percent of Wisconsin’s registered voters say Walker should win re-election in the fall, while 61 percent say a new person should be given the chance to lead the state.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first- ... ic-n895001


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:55 am 
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America’s Most and Least Popular Governors

The popularity of Republican governors in solidly blue Northeastern states has been a thematic mainstay of Morning Consult’s quarterly Governor Approval Rankings since their launch in 2016. But the latest edition — based on 326,051 surveys with registered voters across the country conducted April 1 through June 30 — brings bad news for one of those governors: Phil Scott of Vermont.

The first-term governor, who was elected in 2016 and is facing a primary challenge, saw his stock plummet between the first and second quarters of the year. His approval among Vermonters fell 18 points to 47 percent while his disapproval doubled to 42 percent.

https://morningconsult.com/2018/07/25/a ... vernors-2/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:56 am 
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America’s Most and Least Popular Senators

While many of the vulnerable Senate Democrats on the ballot in November have seen their popularity decline since the beginning of 2017, most of them remain more popular in their states than President Donald Trump.

The latest edition of Morning Consult’s Senator Approval Rankings — based on surveys with more than 330,000 registered voters from April 1 through June 30 — shows modest drops in net approval over the second quarter for three Democrats running for re-election in states Trump won during 2016: Sens. Jon Tester of Montana (-9 points), who has the support of half of the voters in the state, and Bill Nelson of Florida and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota (both -8 points), who were each backed by 44 percent of voters in their states.

https://morningconsult.com/2018/07/25/a ... enators-2/


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:18 am 
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A microcosm of a bigger fight, Democrats vie for progressive mantle in Michigan governor's race

Ahead of the state’s Aug. 7 primary, Democrats in Michigan are fighting a pitched battle that is symbolic of the one raging within the party in races across the country this midterm cycle: which candidate best embodies the modern progressivism that is making its way into the mainstream of Democratic politics?

Come November, it is likely to be one of the most competitive gubernatorial races this cycle.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/microco ... d=56812353


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Brilliant timing, try and change the party while we are fending for our lives.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:29 pm 
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DNC Acquires Voter Cell Phone Numbers

An internal memo says the DNC has reached out to 30 million voters so far and acquired 94 million cell phone numbers of registered voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Axios: “There are only 100 days until the election. Reaching voters where they are —on cell phones, not landlines — and connecting with new voters will be crucial to Democrats’ efforts in November and looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election.”

https://politicalwire.com/2018/07/29/dn ... e-numbers/


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Brilliant timing, try and change the party while we are fending for our lives.

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They are gonna teach us a lesson, tho.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Democratic challenger hopes to repeat Ocasio-Cortez’s success in Washington state

Perhaps you’ve heard this story recently:

A millennial woman, new to politics but energized by the Bernie Sanders campaign, makes a longshot run for Congress, challenging an establishment Democratic incumbent who’s been in office for two decades.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/j ... sio-corte/


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They are gonna teach us a lesson, tho.

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Yep, the part I get a kick out of is the idea that they want more liberal or more progressive or more consumer/worker friendly candidates but we dont. I mean how stupid is that, of course we do. In fact some of us have wanted it WAY longer than some of them have even been alive.

The difference is we know what the word "priority" means.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:20 pm 
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Mabry captures Plantersville special election

PLANTERSVILLE – Sedrick Mabry resoundingly won a special election Tuesday night to serve out his late father’s term as Plantersville alderman.

Mabry, a 39-year-old political newcomer, picked up 203 votes to easily defeat Gloria Holland, a former three-term mayor of the town of about 1,100. By picking up 63 percent of the vote, Mabry avoided a run-off in the three-candidate race. Joe Mathers finished a distant third.

http://www.djournal.com/news/mabry-capt ... 1517f.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:25 pm 
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Texas Senate District 19 Results

https://elections.tegna-media.com/elect ... e/KENS/597


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:45 am 
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Stratton unseats Lena in Dover chairman recall

DOVER — By a decisive margin, Town Supervisor Sam Stratton was elected Dover town chairman in Tuesday evening’s recall election primary, unseating controversial Chairman Mario Lena.

Stratton, a retired police officer, received 319 votes, or 54 percent of the 586 votes cast. Lena received 175 and Dean Larsen, a former town supervisor and owner of the Hog’s Nest Saloon in Kansasville, received 90.

https://journaltimes.com/news/local/str ... 31ad2.html


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:17 pm 
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Tennessee Primary Election Results 2018

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:21 pm 
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Right-to-Work takes center stage in Mo. primaries

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..........It's a vote that's being watched around the country. It's been called "ground zero" in the right-to-work fight. Political analysts, including our Dave Robertson, say if unions here in Missouri can overturn 'Right-to-Work', supporters in other states may try to do the same..............

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:25 pm 
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New Members Elected to the Richland 44 School Board After Recall Election

COLFAX, N.D. – Scott Hendrickson, Amy Lehmann and Jody Lingen won seats on the Richland 44 School Board after a recall election Thursday night. Incumbents Lisa Amundson, Josh Mjoness and Sarah Myers were voted out.

The school was recently part of a hazing and sexual misconduct investigation.

https://www.kvrr.com/2018/08/02/new-mem ... -election/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Democrats Might Just Flip This GOP-Held House Seat In Ohio

DELAWARE, Ohio ― Gene Jackson was standing in his driveway clearing brush off the side of his white picket fence on July 28 when Danny O’Connor walked over to chat. Jackson, 68, was a registered Republican on O’Connor’s door knocking list.

After dispensing with some small talk, O’Connor, the Democratic nominee for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, got to the point: Was Jackson planning to vote? “Always do,” Jackson replied in a rural Ohio drawl. Did he have any particular policy concerns? “Nothing really.” Jackson works with his sons at a tool and die-making business he owns in town. Business is pretty good, he told O’Connor.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/de ... mg00000067


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:31 am 
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Democrats sweep Shelby County’s countywide races

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The cheers lasted all night for Shelby County Democrats. They now have the two highest-profile positions in the county: Floyd Bonner as sheriff and Lee Harris as mayor.

“They wanted to talk about investments in education. They wanted to talk about meaningful opportunities for their kids. And they wanted to talk about how we move this community forward. That resonated and we just kept build and building,” Harris said.

https://wreg.com/2018/08/03/democrats-s ... ide-races/


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:36 am 
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Canale elected to Memphis City Council

J. Ford Canale was elected Thursday night to the Memphis City Council to temporarily fill the council seat resigned by Philip Spinosa Jr.

Canale beat six other candidates who had qualified to be on the ballot.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/ ... 896785002/


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:37 am 
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Activist Tami Sawyer Wins Shelby County Commission District 7 Seat

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Another major win in Shelby County was by activist Tami Sawyer, who claimed the District Seven County Commission seat.

Sawyer ran as a Democrat against Republican Sam Goff. The seat was previously occupied by Melvin Burgess.

https://www.localmemphis.com/news/local ... 1344228939


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:39 am 
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NFL players PAC targets two Texas congressional races

A group of NFL players looking to take a more aggressive role in American politics are helping a pair of Texans in two of the nation’s hottest congressional races.

After raising more than $700,000 for a new political action committee fighting for their interests in Washington, the NFL players have begun cutting their first checks to key political campaigns, specifically targeting two races in Texas.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/p ... 127905.php


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:49 pm 
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At Netroots Nation, Democratic White House hopefuls balance messages of unity, rebellion

NEW ORLEANS — At Netroots Nation, the largest annual gathering of liberal activists, the Democratic Party’s leading left-wing voices lashed out at the political centrists.

“We tried it their way and we lost to a racist extremist,” Cynthia Nixon, who is waging a primary challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), said Friday. “Republicans are going to call us socialists no matter what we do, so we might as well give them the real thing.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 623e65959f


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:33 am 
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So should we try it your way Ms. Nixon?

http://www.recordonline.com/news/201808 ... siena-poll

Cuomo leads Nixon by 31 points, 60-29.

P.S. by your way, I don't mean running as a progressive. I think that's fine, should be the heart of the party's message, and the path to victory in many times and places.

No, I'm talking about what you're doing right now. Might want to check your poll numbers.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:33 am 
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Three medical marijuana measures on November ballot

Two years after a medical marijuana initiative missed the ballot by 23 signatures, Missourians will have their choice of three alternative plans to provide pot to patients with debilitating illnesses.

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Thursday certified five ballot measures for the Nov. 6 election. The medical marijuana proposals will appear alongside two other measures proposed by petition: Amendment 1, which would strengthen ethics laws and revise how election districts are decided, and Proposition B, which would raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023.

http://www.mexicoledger.com/news/201808 ... ber-ballot


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