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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Floreen Announces Start of Her Independent Run for County Executive

Updated 4:46 p.m. Wednesday: County Council member Nancy Floreen on Wednesday confirmed that she’s gearing up for an independent county executive run, a bid that will pit her against her council colleague, Marc Elrich.

Floreen, who has occupied an at-large seat on the council since 2002, last week filed paperwork declaring her intent to jump into the executive race. In a Wednesday press release, she stated that she’ll seek to run as a moderate candidate focused on attracting jobs to the county, expanding the tax base and providing housing for all.

http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesd ... Executive/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:28 pm 
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DCCC Poll: Democrat Ahead in Key New York House Race

Updated 2:29 p.m. | A poll commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee showed a hotly competitive race in New York’s 19th District, a top target for Democrats hoping to win back the House.

Freshman Republican Rep. John J. Faso trailed Democratic lawyer Antonio Delgado by 7 points in the poll. Forty-nine percent of respondents supported Delgado, while 42 percent backed the incumbent.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/ ... l-new-york


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:15 am 
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DNC Rules Committee Votes To Gut Power Of Superdelegates

Officials at the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday approved changes to the party’s controversial system of unpledged delegates, better known as superdelegates, part of an effort to unify and expand the party after a 2016 presidential election that brought intraparty divisions to the fore.

The Rules and Bylaws Committee voted to prevent superdelegates from voting on the first ballot during the party’s presidential nominating convention, “unless a candidate has already earned enough pledged delegate votes from state primaries and caucuses to win the nomination.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dn ... ea7545118e


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:57 pm 
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Crowley reportedly hasn’t conceded to Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) has not conceded to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young socialist challenger who beat him in last month’s primary, Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday.

“[He] stated on live TV that he would absolutely support my candidacy,” she tweeted Thursday morning. “Instead, he’s stood me up for all 3 scheduled concession calls.”

https://thinkprogress.org/crowley-worki ... 19230a8ee/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:17 pm 
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Rivals of Democratic Renegades Pick Up Endorsements and Momentum

When members of the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference reunited with mainstream Democrats in the New York State Senate in early April, they probably hoped that their fledgling primary challengers would fade.

In the three months since, that has not happened.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/nyre ... -smartlock


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Progressive activists seek Providence City Council seats

The uproar in Rhode Island’s Democratic Party might also be seen in Providence City Council campaigns this summer as several new, progressive candidates are running races far to the left of longtime incumbents—often with the claim that the establishment has been largely absent from their constituents’ neighborhoods.

Kat Kerwin

Few are more pointed with this claim than Kat Kerwin, running for Ward 12 (Smith Hill, Elmhurst) against a 21-year incumbent, Councilman Terrence Hassett. “Terry Hassett is known for his lack of action, being one of the most vulnerable candidates on city council,” she said.

http://www.rifuture.org/activists-seek- ... cil-seats/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Nixon Nets 65K Signatures For Place On Primary Ballot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Cynthia Nixon has collected more than 65,000 signatures on a petition to secure her place on the primary ballot in her effort to oust two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The number of signatures collected by the "Sex and the City" star and political activist is more than five times the amount required under state election law

http://www.wktv.com/content/news/Nixon- ... 38251.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Feinstein fights to deny Democratic rival official party nod

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is tapping into her political Rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her November race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon.

She says it's to avoid an intraparty fight, but her effort if successful will thwart her longshot rival's very real chance at capturing the party nod when the committee votes Saturday.

http://kdhnews.com/news/politics/feinst ... bd7f9.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:55 pm 
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More than 20 Democratic House candidates want Nancy Pelosi to step aside after 2018

A close tally of Democratic House candidates who have said they won’t support House minority leader Nancy Pelosi indicates Democrats would either have to win by a huge margin in order for her to hang onto her top leadership post in 2019 — or those newly elected representatives would have to go back on a key campaign promise during their first vote in office.

Pelosi has already said she will run for speaker if Democrats win in 2018. But her path to victory in such a scenario is looking very narrow.

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/12/17553860/ ... 8-midterms


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More than 20 Democratic House candidates want Nancy Pelosi to step aside after 2018

A close tally of Democratic House candidates who have said they won’t support House minority leader Nancy Pelosi indicates Democrats would either have to win by a huge margin in order for her to hang onto her top leadership post in 2019 — or those newly elected representatives would have to go back on a key campaign promise during their first vote in office.

Pelosi has already said she will run for speaker if Democrats win in 2018. But her path to victory in such a scenario is looking very narrow.

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/12/17553860/ ... 8-midterms


THEY are NOT newly elected representatives. And 20 of them amounts 9% of Democrats in the House assuming Democrats will a majority.

Just as soon as those House candidates win in the general election and obtain their seat in the House, THEN what they think becomes more relevant. Until THEN their opinion has the same weight as you and me.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:10 pm 
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Democratic Party Endorsements Elude Feinstein, Most Statewide Candidates

None of the Democratic candidates running for California's two highest-profile statewide races -- governor and U.S. Senate -- received an official endorsement from the California Democratic Party at its convention in San Diego this weekend.

Among the biggest losers was incumbent U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who finished far behind her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Kevin de León. The president pro tem of the state Senate received 54 percent of delegates' votes to just 37 percent for Feinstein. It takes 60 percent to get an endorsement.

https://www.kqed.org/news/11652097/demo ... candidates


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Democratic Debate for Governor of Michigan

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Democratic Party Endorsements Elude Feinstein, Most Statewide Candidates

None of the Democratic candidates running for California's two highest-profile statewide races -- governor and U.S. Senate -- received an official endorsement from the California Democratic Party at its convention in San Diego this weekend.

Among the biggest losers was incumbent U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who finished far behind her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Kevin de León. The president pro tem of the state Senate received 54 percent of delegates' votes to just 37 percent for Feinstein. It takes 60 percent to get an endorsement.

https://www.kqed.org/news/11652097/demo ... candidates

No offense, but your link is from Feb 25, 2018 and although Feinstein didn't get the endorsement she did win the most important vote, that of the voters. Feinstein won 2,140,213 more votes than de León. Official Democratic Party election results are as follows:
Feinstein - 2,945,177 (44.2%)
de León - 804,964 (12.1%)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:49 pm 
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Progressive Democratic nominee out-fundraises and out-wits infamous bigot Iowa Rep. Steve King

It doesn’t seem like the obvious career path for an aspiring congressman, but J.D. Scholten, who is running to unseat uber-controversial GOP Rep. Steve King in Iowa’s 4th district, thinks that his time as a pro baseball player was ideal preparation for working as a lawmaker.

“I didn't care where my shortstop came from, whether he was Puerto Rican or from Texas,” Scholten says. “We worked together to achieve that common goal. I didn’t care who my left fielder voted for, we worked our tails off for a common goal and I feel that one thing that's lost a lot in government.”

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7 ... Steve-King


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:51 pm 
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Olszewski affirmed as winner of Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive

After three days of recounting paper ballots, Johnny Olszewski Jr. was affirmed Saturday evening as the winner of the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive.

Elections officials hand-counted 87,222 ballots and determined that the former state delegate won by 17 votes over the second-place finisher, state Sen. Jim Brochin. County Councilwoman Vicki Almond remained in third, and Carney resident Kevin Marron finished fourth.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryla ... story.html


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Democratic Party Endorsements Elude Feinstein, Most Statewide Candidates

None of the Democratic candidates running for California's two highest-profile statewide races -- governor and U.S. Senate -- received an official endorsement from the California Democratic Party at its convention in San Diego this weekend.

Among the biggest losers was incumbent U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who finished far behind her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Kevin de León. The president pro tem of the state Senate received 54 percent of delegates' votes to just 37 percent for Feinstein. It takes 60 percent to get an endorsement.

https://www.kqed.org/news/11652097/demo ... candidates


AP, that article is from last February. It's not relevant. :|


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:56 pm 
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California Democrats endorse de León for US Senate race, snubbing Feinstein

The California Democratic Party on Saturday endorsed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s challenger, highlighting the moderate lawmaker’s political disconnect with liberal activists in her home state.

The nod provides Kevin de León with a boost of momentum for his long-shot bid to unseat the 26-year-incumbent. After finishing second and 32 points behind Feinstein in the June primary, de León spent months calling more than 300 members of the party’s executive board to earn their support.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... 13325.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:17 am 
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Former New York Senate Independent Democratic Conference members Klein, Carlucci slammed

Re "How a top NY prosecutor lost her job after filing a complaint about her 'frat boy' boss," and "Want a #HarassmentFreeAlbany? Ask these women how," July 5 Perspective columns:

Sadly, strong female voices like Patricia Gunning’s are seldom heard in Albany.

https://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/rea ... 754486002/


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:52 pm 
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Knows She Can't Save America All By Herself

Standing in a small park outside of Ellie’s Diner in the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be any other person walking to work. And in some ways, she is. She lives nearby; it’s her local diner we’re standing outside of, taking photos for this article on a sunny Monday in July.

But after winning her district’s Congressional primary election on June 26th—beating out 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley, who also happened to be the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House—it’s clear some things have changed. As we set up to take photos, a young guy, no older than 35, approaches her. “Are you the one I saw on TV?” he asks, steadily getting more and more excited that he’s stumbled into her, this 28-year-old democratic socialist, who will most likely become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress come this November. Ocasio-Cortez confirms it’s her. "Can I get a selfie?"

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-pol ... interview/


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 pm 
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Young New York State Senate candidates see opportunity after Ocasio-Cortez win

Several young Democratic candidates for the New York State Senate hope the surprise Congressional primary win by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a sign of a new progressive wave.

Ocasio-Cortez’s victory over longtime incumbent Joseph Crowley (D-Queens/Bronx) showed “that you can run on a very progressive message, and you don’t have to run from that,” said Zellnor Myrie, who is challenging central Brooklyn’s State Sen. Jesse Hamilton (District 20) in the Democratic primary in September.

https://www.amny.com/news/elections/new ... 1.19861324


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:50 pm 
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Alabama Primary runoff 2018 live updates: Latest results; winners, losers

Alabama Primary runoff 2018 live updates: Latest results; winners, losers
Alabama voters headed to the polls today to select party nominees for a handful of state races, including Attorney General and Lt. Gov.

https://www.al.com/expo/news/erry-2018/ ... updat.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:57 pm 
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Joe Lieberman Pens Op-Ed Endorsing Defeated Dem Joe Crowley Over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Former senator Joe Lieberman is jumping into the fray of one of the most buzzed-about House races in the country.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s victory over top Democrat Joe Crowley was stunning and the candidate herself has been embraced as symbolic of a new generation of Democratic leaders.

https://www.mediaite.com/online/joe-lie ... io-cortez/


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