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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Californians picking governor, Senate candidates in primary

California's primary election is Tuesday and includes races for governor, U.S. Senate and other statewide offices, all 53 U.S. House districts and most seats in the state Legislature. The top two vote-getters in each contest will advance to the November general election, regardless of their political party. Californians also will vote on five propositions placed on the ballot by the Legislature.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/politi ... 963924.php


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Concepcion Wins Special Election For Embattled State Representative's Seat

Democrat Julio Concepcion was elected Monday to fill out the remaining months of former State Rep. Angel Arce’s term, after Arce resigned his seat amid a text message scandal.

Concepcion, a city councilman, will complete a term that runs through January. He has said he will seek re-election to the seat this fall.

http://www.courant.com/community/hartfo ... story.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:43 pm 
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Keith Ellison running for Minnesota AG.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:09 am 
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Deb Haaland wins NM 1st Congressional District Primary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Democratic Party of New Mexico leader, Deb Haaland, will face off against Janice Arnold-Jones for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District this November.

If elected, Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, would be the nation’s first Native American congresswoman.

http://www.koat.com/article/alleged-ufo ... s/21088451


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:49 am 
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Iowa Just Got A Lot Closer To Sending Its First Woman To The U.S. House

Democrats Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer won their respective primary elections in Iowa on Tuesday night, landing them one step closer to becoming the first women the state has ever sent to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Axne, a small-business owner and community activist, beat out two men running for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District, including Pete D’Alessandro, a former campaigner for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Finkenauer, currently a member of the Iowa House of Representatives, overcame three other candidates for the state’s 1st District.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ci ... 9bc6de1e86


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:53 am 
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Deb Haaland wins NM 1st Congressional District Primary

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Democratic Party of New Mexico leader, Deb Haaland, will face off against Janice Arnold-Jones for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District this November.

If elected, Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, would be the nation’s first Native American congresswoman.

http://www.koat.com/article/alleged-ufo ... s/21088451


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Haha ap215, your link goes to a story about Roswell opening up to the public.

Maybe you want this one? http://www.koat.com/article/deb-haaland ... y/21089731

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:12 am 
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Daily Kos Elections June 5 key primaries cheat-sheet results

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:42 am 
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Deidre Dejear Wins Primary, Could Be First Black Statewide Official

Secretary of State candidate Deidre DeJear narrowly defeated Jim Mowrer in the Democratic primary today, propelling her to a matchup with incumbent Republican Paul Pate. Were DeJear to win in November, she would become Iowa’s first statewide elected official.

DeJear’s candidacy for the top elections official post will be a deeply personal effort for the 32-year-old business owner. Born in Mississippi, her father didn’t have the chance to vote for much of his life in the Deep South state.

https://iowastartingline.com/2018/06/06 ... -official/


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:57 am 
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California Sen. Josh Newman seems headed for removal from office for supporting higher gas tax

Voters appeared to approve the recall of a Southern California state senator Tuesday, with significant support for removing Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) from office in all of the counties in his district.

With 100 out of 484 precincts in Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties reporting, Newman appeared headed for defeat in the District 29 recall election. Republican challenger Ling Ling Chang appeared slated to replace the freshman legislator based on the early returns.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol- ... story.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:13 am 
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Daily Kos-endorsed Susan Herrera ousts conservative incumbent in New Mexico House primary

Today, Daily Kos congratulated Democrat Susan Herrera on her victory in the primary election for New Mexico House District 41. Daily Kos was proud to endorse Herrera in April.

“Daily Kos is thrilled that Herrera successfully ousted an incumbent who repeatedly betrayed mainstream Democratic priorities by siding with Republicans to block the expansion of voting rights, oppose marriage equality, and go soft on exploitative payday lenders,” said Daily Kos Political Director David Nir. “Herrera reflects the progressive character of this solidly blue district. Her decades of work to improve the lives of New Mexicans through nonprofit engagement are informed by her progressive values, and these values will make her a crucial voice in the legislature.”

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6 ... se-primary


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Michael Devito Jr for NY-11

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:39 pm 
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118,522 voters accidentally left off Los Angeles County polling place rosters

If you are a registered voter in Los Angeles County and poll workers say they can’t find your name on the roster at the polling place when you go to vote, don’t worry — you can still cast a provisional ballot.

Some Angelenos needed a bit of reassurance that their votes would be counted in Tuesday’s primary election after 118,522 voters’ names were accidentally left off rosters due to a printing error, according to L.A. County Registrar Dean C. Logan.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol- ... story.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:54 pm 
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Progressive victories you may have missed in Tuesday’s elections

Voters in 8 states cast primary votes on Tuesday, and one state Senate district in a ninth state hosted a special election. The results included some big wins for progressives.

Lauren Arthur, a Democratic state representative in Missouri from Kansas City, won by nearly 20 points in a special election to fill a GOP-held state Senate seat. The Show-Me State’s 17th district had voted for Donald Trump by 4 points in 2016 and had re-elected its Republican incumbent state senator by a 61-39 margin at that time. This win brings the number of state legislative districts Democrats have won from Republicans since Trump’s election to 42.

https://thinkprogress.org/progressive-v ... 4e14b2749/


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:51 pm 
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DNC Chair backs plan to effectively eliminate key role of 'super delegates' in nomination process

WASHINGTON — A proposal to effectively eliminate the role of “super delegates” in the Democratic presidential nominating process is gaining steam with some key members of the Democratic National Committee after complaints about party insiders' outsized influence in the 2016 presidential primary.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez is endorsing the proposal ahead of the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee’s Friday meeting, which is expected to cover the role of super delegates — the more than 700 elected officials and party leaders who are free to support the presidential candidate they wish at the Democratic National Convention.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 674970002/


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Picking winners: National Democrats try to winnow the primary field, and not everyone is pleased

LOS ANGELES — Imagine that you’ve never run for elected office. Imagine that you’ve never even considered it; your career, after all, has nothing to do with politics. But then America elects a president who strikes you as so dangerous — so antithetical to your values — that you start thinking about how you can fight back.

You notice that your congressman, who belongs to the same party as the new president, is considered vulnerable. You’re anxious. You’re angry. You’re unwilling to stand idly by. So you decide to make the leap and run against him in the upcoming midterm elections.

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:arrow: And then what happens? You decide to enter the race and you contact the national Party and they say, "Forget about it, we already have our candidate....." Then the national Party wonders what happened to all the enthusiasm, when folks find out about them manipulating the primary system. You would think that the Party would be thrilled that so many people want to get involved, more than just casting a vote every election cycle, that people want to do something more to make a change....but alas~ The Democratic Party isn't behaving very democratic!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:15 am 
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Wave Of Progressive Prosecutors Strike Out In California Primaries

California’s primary election on Tuesday was a big disappointment for the movement to elect reform-minded prosecutors.

Activists are spending millions of dollars to oust hardline local prosecutors around the country and replace them with criminal justice reform advocates. They are hoping to replicate what is already happening in Philadelphia, where District Attorney Larry Krasner, a progressive firebrand, is reshaping the city’s criminal justice system with the goal of ending mass incarceration.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pr ... 565aabc778


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:41 am 
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:arrow: And then what happens? You decide to enter the race and you contact the national Party and they say, "Forget about it, we already have our candidate....." Then the national Party wonders what happened to all the enthusiasm, when folks find out about them manipulating the primary system. You would think that the Party would be thrilled that so many people want to get involved, more than just casting a vote every election cycle, that people want to do something more to make a change....but alas~ The Democratic Party isn't behaving very democratic!


22% voter turnout in California this election, which is abysmal.

Populist carping about "the establishment" and "the elites" and still fighting the 2016 primaries tooth and nail is what contributes to suppressing voter turnout, maybe that's the goal, dunno.

These numbers are totally avoidable and can be remedied.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:22 am 
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Democrat Mike McCabe Runs 'People Powered' Campaign In Bid For Governor's Office

Three people stand on a busy street corner in Madison holding homemade posters. They wave and smile at the occasional car that honks as it drives by.

The honks are undoubtedly inspired by the text on the trio’s signs: "People Powers Billboards!," "Commoners Sense," and "McCabe for Gov. 2018."

https://www.wpr.org/democrat-mike-mccab ... ors-office


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:13 pm 
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270 To Win 2018 Senate Election Interactive Map

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DNC panel adopts rule requiring candidates to run, serve as a Democrat

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) adopted a new rule on Friday aimed at keeping outsider candidates like Bernie Sanders from trying to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

The new rule, adopted by the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee, requires all Democratic presidential candidates to be a member of the Democratic Party, Yahoo News reported.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/39 ... ssion=true


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:42 am 
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Judge Rules Against Democrats In Election Lawsuit; Upholding Ban On Ballot Collection

Arizona's election laws may be bad public policy, but they're not racist, a federal judge has concluded.

That's a bit of an oversimplification, but it more or less sums up the 83-page ruling that U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes issued Wednesday in response to Democrats' lawsuit against the state of Arizona.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/fed ... n-10410275


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:57 pm 
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Prominent Democrats mulling governor's race in 2019

FRANKFORT — As Kentucky’s political world wonders whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin will run for re-election in 2019, it is also watching to see what some Democrats will do.

If Bevin does run, it will be only the second time in modern Kentucky history that a Republican tries to defend the office from a Democratic challenge. In 2007, Steve Beshear defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher, the only other Republican governor to hold office since the constitution was amended to allow governors to serve a second term.

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/pr ... 0190a.html


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In convention upset, Josh Zakim bests William Galvin for Democrats’ endorsement

WORCESTER — In a major upset that reflects a generational challenge to the party establishment, Democratic activists on Saturday snubbed longtime Secretary of State William F. Galvin and endorsed his 34-year-old rival, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim.

Zakim topped Galvin with 55 percent of the delegates’ votes at the party’s state convention in the DCU Center in Worcester, meaning both will make the Sept. 4 primary ballot, but Zakim has gotten a boost in credibility as he seeks to end Galvin’s six-term run.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/ ... story.html


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IDC-Independence Party campaign finance deal declared illegal

ALBANY — A fundraising agreement between a statewide third party and the state Senate's now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference has been deemed invalid by a state Supreme Court justice.

The 2016 arrangement with the Independence Party boosted then-IDC Leader Jeff Klein's ability to raise and spend campaign money, as the new account was able to accept six-figure campaign donations and transfer unlimited amounts to candidates. The increased fundraising muscle was flexed in 2016 and had been expected to play a pivotal role in September, when the eight former members of the conference may face Democratic primaries.

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article ... ium=social


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:37 pm 
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Harassment allegations against Rep. Kihuen laid groundwork for dynamic Democratic primary to replace him

A lot can change in six months.

Last November, Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen was expected to cruise smoothly into a second term in the House. Medicare for All activist Amy Vilela was running a long shot bid to challenge him from the left. Republican Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony was running a cordial but unlikely race to flip a Democrat-leaning seat. State Sen. Pat Spearman had recently backed off from trying for secretary of state.

https://thenevadaindependent.com/articl ... eplace-him


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