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And more of them voted for Clinton than for Trump in the presidential election, a sign of the district's evolution and an outcome for which Democrats were so unprepared that not a single Democrat challenged Sessions in 2016. This time around, seven Democrats entered the race. Allred got 38.5 percent of ...
With signs pointing to Democrat-friendly climate this election cycle, there is good news and not so good news for Florida Democrats eager to grow their ... The good news is Democrats are competing in significantly more legislative races than four years ago – at least 15 more Florida House seats and twice ...

Propelled by a generation of independent Montana voters who favored Democrats and liberal social policies, but tended to be conservative on economic issues, Dr. Melcher supported affirmative action, organized labor, the preservation of public lands and protections for consumers, especially food safety ...
Democrats also say Hawley was too slow to launch a review of The Mission Continues, the veterans charity founded by Greitens. That probe came after media reports that Greitens' campaign had obtained and used a charity donor list in 2015 as it ramped up fundraising for his gubernatorial bid. Hawley has ...
The Republican National Committee launched a new website this week, www.LyinComey.com, featuring these videos to remind people what Democrats said about former FBI director James Comey in the wake the 2016 election. They are trying to get ahead of the release of Comey's tell-all book next ...
Local Democrats gathered at Rock Creek restaurant selected thirteen of their own to attend the Idaho Democratic Party State Convention in June and heard from candidate Deborah Silver, who's seeking the House B seat in District 24. She'll run against either Linda Wright Hartgen or Rocky Ferrenburg, ...

WASHINGTON - Democrats hope to pick up as many as six congressional seats in Ohio this November as they try to win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives by riding a grassroots backlash against President Donald Trump. In a briefing with reporters on Friday, Democratic Congressional ...
All of which is to say that Bredesen has a real chance — and Democrats could pick up a seat in the South that, not long ago, looked unwinnable. If a Democrat is going to win a statewide federal race in Tennessee in the foreseeable future, this is probably the time, when all the conditions are right: an open ...
And, for reasons beyond imagination, 78 Democrats voted for it. In January, 11 Senate Democrats joined Republicans to cosponsor a bill to raise the threshold for extra regulatory scrutiny for banks from $50 billion to $250 billion, which would have left fewer than 10 banks in the US subject to such scrutiny.
'We won't be bullied': California Democrats react to Trump's immigration threats. President Trump on ... The resignation was the culmination of an almost three-month saga that saw the Artesia Democrat stridently deny any improper conduct while accusing his fellow legislators of unfair treatment. He becomes the third state ...
He was a specialist in redistricting for the Legislature for 11 years. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in geology with a background in computer science and geospatial technology. • Civic participation: An active Democrat with the party in Williamson County, Clark was the Democratic candidate for ...
"These issues are going to help Democrats." Nelson, a Democrat, is also on the ballot in November, seeking his fourth term. He's likely to face a challenge by Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Before the meeting, Nelson said Scott showed a lack of leadership by not attending a televised town hall meeting to ...
President Trump has a choice. Democrats in Congress have offered to provide billions of dollars for one of his signature campaign proposals: a wall (or something akin to it) along the U.S.-Mexico border. But in exchange, they want a provision that would grant protection from deportation and create a path to ...
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In his first public remarks since last week's deadly shooting at a high school in Florida, Wayne LaPierre, leader of the National Rifle Association, told a conservative convention on Thursday that gun control advocates care more about destroying liberty than protecting kids.
She pointed out that even her opponent, Utica Democrat and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi considers himself a supporter of gun rights. Brindisi, who holds an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association as a state legislator, which indicates support for gun rights, has yet to propose any significant change ...
Any one race can be an outlier, but this Kentucky race -- along with the more than 90 special elections that have been held since Trump became President -- tell a clear story: Democrats are outperforming their baselines by a significant enough margin in special elections so far as to be favored to take back ...
Promoting the tax law is a major part of the Republican midterm strategy. The GOP permanently slashed tax rates for corporations and temporarily lowered rates for individuals. Democrats have argued the law favors corporations over individuals, and will lead to more stock buybacks than raises for workers.

WASHINGTON – Florida Democrats joined calls for gun control after the school shooting in Florida, a tragedy that revived a debate that has little traction in Washington. "There have ... Coral Springs Democrat Jared Moskowitz graduated from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school 18 years ago. "I'm going ...
Just as Democrats are becoming increasingly reliant on younger, better-educated, and urbanized voters, Amazon's second headquarters could bring tens of thousands of such workers to a state. That wouldn't affect national politics much if Amazon picked one of the finalists from an already solidly blue state ...
Late last year, veteran Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith announced his resignation — setting off a scramble to replace him in Texas's 21st District. Eighteen Republicans and four Democrats will be vying for their party's nomination in a primary that takes place on March 6. The south-central Texas district ...
After weeks of media scrutiny, House Intelligence Committee Democrats have now seen almost a week of quiet, while they await a decision – possibly from the FBI or from the White House – on the public release of their counter-memo on surveillance warrants. The Republican-backed memo was released ...
The increase in Democrat-leaning independents is also not a bad sign for Democrats, and may be an area to observe a positive trend. Almost 90% of these independent "lean" voters ultimately voted with the parties they "leaned" toward, according to a study of recent elections. The rise in pure independents ...
California Democrats at the federal, state and local levels have been engaged in conversations about the nightmare scenario in which no Democrat makes the ballot in November, especially in GOP districts they view as key to winning back the House. Members of the California delegation gathered at the ...
His comments came the day after Democratic super PAC Priorities USA issued a memo warning that debate over the tax plan "has been relatively one-sided recently and voters have not heard nearly as much from Democrats." The group urged Democrats not to "allow themselves to be sidetracked and ...
50 seats have already changed hands from the Republicans to the Democrats since Donald Trump was elected. That should be concerning for us. Dave and I are here to make sure that one thing happens: that Buchanan goes to the state House and we don't have another Democrat in office." ...
So far, at least 12 Democrats in Congress say they'll boycott Trump's State of the Union. Others are finding different ways to make their opposition to the president known, with several Bay Area congresswomen leading the charge. Rep. Jackie Speier, a vocal advocate for changing the way sexual ...
... voted to reauthorize CHIP funding two times prior to Monday -- each time passing the House but failing in the Senate due to Democrat opposition. ... But as the bill passed the House with almost all Democrats voting no, Senate Democrats used the filibuster to stop the bill, send our government into a ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is encouraging her caucus to behave during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address tonight, saying the focus should be on “his slobbering self.” Pelosi (D-Calif.) delivered the message to the House Democratic Caucus at their weekly private meeting ...
the New York Democrat continued. “And most importantly, is his visit why the Trump administration decided to forego sanctions?” The sanctions Schumer referred to are related to a law that passed the Senate 97-2 last year. Democrats contend the law required the Trump administration to move forward on ...
Republicans say the FBI and Justice are infested with Democrats out to get Trump because of partisan animus. Nunes' memo is believed to charge that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein presented weak evidence to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in asking it to reauthorize surveillance ...
Some of these Clinton-won seats won't be easy for Democrats to win, though. Republicans got a reprieve in New York's 24th District, where Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, a Democrat, announced last week that she won't run against Rep. John Katko -- keeping Katko in the "likely Republican" category.
Washington (CNN) Congressional Democrats, benefiting from President Donald Trump's low approval ratings and historic trends working against the party ... Consider this: Even if Democrats win every one of the seats Clinton carried in 2016 that are currently held by a Democrat -- and they won't -- the party ...
Democrats are also defending seats in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where Republicans won their Senate races in both 2010 and 2016. And in West Virginia, Montana, Indiana and Missouri, Democrats are defending Senate seats in states that voted for Republican presidential candidates in ...
Their shotgun wedding to a coterie of new-to-the-system Democrats could be at risk of a nasty Vegas hangover. ... Now that she's won as a Democrat in the predominantly Republican Centennial School District, Tara says she — and many others who ran and won last year — expect more than lip service ...
The Oprah-for-president endorsements began rolling in even before Oprah Winfrey had finished her rousing Golden Globes speech. Hollywood Democrats loved the idea (Meryl Streep: “I want her to run”). Elected Democrats cheered (Congresswoman Jackie Speier: “Run, Oprah, run!”). Campaign ...
Many of the concessions that leading Democrats seem willing to make — from cutting diversity visas to chipping away at family visas — would be made on the backs of Black immigrants, people from Africa and the Caribbean who deserve these policies to remain intact as some of the few legal tools they ...
He performed a miracle for Democrats. He gave them exactly what they wanted. Trump slipped easily into Bill the Butcher's skin. And the Democrats quickly sewed him up inside of it, and there they will keep him, as a gruesome totem to be used against anyone who dares challenge them in the immigration ...
I believe (state Rep.) Joe Gresko (who represents that 120th) is doing a great job and I'd be happy to join him as a Democrat representing Stratford.” Lefever, said that her extensive background in nonprofits makes her well-suited for the job. “I have always been involved in community issues,” she said.
Polling shows signs of a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterms, dozens of Republicans are retiring from Congress and leaving competitive races, and organizing appears to have worked well for the left in Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. But as much as Hollywood's Democratic donors and fundraisers ...
In sum, it all added up to a sobering explanation for the phone calls: Alaska's Democrats couldn't find anyone else who would run, and turned their lonely eyes to a 23-year-old college .... In that capacity, he now works closely with Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, a Harvard-educated Democrat elected in 2015.
Beyond the chance to elect the first Arizona Democrat to the upper chamber since 1988, the race has national implications. Democrats face a daunting map, and have to defend 25 seats – 10 in states Donald Trump won – to Republicans' eight. The GOP holds a slender 51-49 majority, but opportunities for ...
After Democrat Doug Jones won a stunning victory in Alabama's special election for the U.S. Senate last month, lots of smart people whose work I read and follow, such as The New York Times's Nate Cohn, declared that the battle for Senate control in 2018 was a “toss-up.” Prediction markets largely concur; ...
That Goodin, 51, who has held political office for more than 17 years, felt the need to say this out loud speaks to the divisions bedeviling the Democratic Party. A father of three and the superintendent of a 500-student school district, Goodin is the last Democrat in Indiana who represents an entirely rural area.
Collusion has become the Democrats' Benghazi. Just as Hillary Clinton and her aides told some lies but weren't ultimately to blame in the Benghazi tragedy, President Trump and his campaign did not collude with the Russians. Too bad for the Democrats that they can't learn from how Republicans ...
Burlington Democrats on Sunday unanimously endorsed Mayor Miro Weinberger, who is seeking a third term as the city's top executive at Town Meeting ... “One of my opponents is trying to reuse the old campaign slogan that 'Burlington is not for sale,' suggesting that Burlington Democrats are recklessly ...
"For years, almost the only voices were Democrats in support of reform," Strekal told Salon. "Now we're seeing the majority of the ... Let us hope that the Democrats of 2020 have the spine to reject Sessions' backward-looking policy and end the great prohibition of our time. Error loading player: No playable ...
The most conservative candidates might repel centrist voters, Jones said, giving the Democrat a chance to scoop them up. “It's going to take a perfect storm for Democrats to win,” Mark Jones said. “But unlike (previous years), we can't say it's completely out of the question.” Where Kopser falls on the political ...
By most standard political metrics, U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, should be able to safely count on re-election to a fourth term in November. But at least four Democrats are banking on this not being a standard political year, with a historically unpopular Republican president, an even less popular ...
"I think we've got the House," one California Democrat said to me not long ago. "It's the Senate we ... If you're a Democrat — particularly one in a place such as California, where you are mostly surrounded by other Democrats — you cannot imagine how anyone could support him. How dumb could they be?
in the collar counties around Philadelphia (Chester, Bucks, Delaware) were disastrous for Republicans. In Chester, Democrats won all such offices for the first time ever. In Bucks, Republicans lost every race except for district attorney. In Delaware, Republicans lost two county council races, their worst result ...


 

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