A special election that Gov. Scott Walker put off holding for months turned into the GOP's worst nightmare as Democrat Calen Frostman flipped the state senate seat from red to blue.
Not only will Corey Stewart likely lose to Sen. Tim Kaine, but his nomination may cost the GOP 3 House seats in Virginia because he will depress Republican turnout.
By Joseph Ax
(Reuters) – Dozens of women on Tuesday won congressional and gubernatorial nominations as voters in eight U.S. states chose candidates ahead of November’s elections, including several who notched firsts in a year boasting a historic number of female contenders.
Mexico announced the levies this week in retaliation to Trump's decision to slap tariffs on metal imports from Mexico and other countries. They fall on only about $3 billion in U.S. exports, but were crafted to have a "very specific" focus on vulnerable Republicans, said one senior Mexican official who asked not to be named.
Republican Senators and the Koch brothers are denouncing Trump’s announcement that he will place tariffs on Mexico, Canada, and the EU.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) tweeted:
Bad news that @POTUS has decided to impose taxes on American consumers buying steel and aluminum from our closest allies–Canada, the EU, and Mexico (with whom we run a trade surplus on steel). In addition to higher prices, these tariffs invite retaliation.
New House seat ratings reveal that 68 House Republicans are now in danger of losing their jobs as 19 more seats have moved toward the Democrats.
Roll Call reported, “After the latest round of changes, Inside Elections now has 68 Republican seats rated as vulnerable compared to just 10 vulnerable Democratic seats. And there are at least a couple dozen more GOP-held seats that could develop into competitive races in the months ahead.That discrepancy in the playing field is reminiscent of previous “wave” elections. In April 2010, there were 68 vulnerable Democratic House seats and 11 vulnerable Republican seats. Republicans gained 63 seats later than year. And in May 2006, there were 42 vulnerable Republican seats and 11 vulnerable Democratic seats. Six months later, Democrats gained 30 seats.”
Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg who was murdered in the Parkland school shooting on February 14th, begged people not to forget so easily and to make this election a single issue election.
The Pennsylvania primary is huge because it could set the stage for Democrats picking up one-quarter of the seats that they need to win back the House in November.
Avenatti has waged all-out war in a public and relentless way against the president and his lawyer, while Mueller continues to run his thorough investigation behind the scenes.
A new Suffolk University poll finds that former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would be the favorites in the 2020 Democratic primary in New Hampshire.
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Trump lashed out at Tester during a rally on Saturday, strongly implying that he could ruin the senator’s career. The attack was a reaction to Tester revealing allegations of misconduct against Trump’s pick for the Veterans Affairs secretary position. The allegations ultimately resulted in Trump’s pick, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrawing his nomination.
Mitch McConnell is privately admitting that the energy on the left is so strong that Republicans may lose the Senate in November.
BuzzFeed News reported Friday that Donald Trump Jr. regularly communicated with the Kremlin-connected Agalarov family both before and after Election Day.
Emin Agalarov is a Russian businessman and singer whose family Donald Trump has known since 2013 when he and Emin’s father, Aras Agalarov, hosted the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. BuzzFeed reported that a text message between Emin and Trump Jr. was sent two days after Trump’s election win, adding that it’s not clear “how many messages were sent, whether Trump Jr. sent any of them, or how many were sent by either party” but that the existence of this interaction has been confirmed.
Christopher Wylie told the Senate Judiciary Committee about Steve Bannon’s use of Cambridge Analytica to suppress Democratic votes in a plan one can only describe as diabolical.
Stormy Daniels' attorney looked into the camera and urged Donald Trump to appear on his favorite Fox News program every morning.
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell sounded a lot like Paul Ryan, as he told Republicans on Fox News that Democrats are fired up and coming to take back Congress.
McConnell said when asked about the Senate midterm races, “The left is obviously fired up. They have been doing great on fund-raising. The turnout and the Virginia governor’s race was stunning. All Republican supporters, we need to be turning out in big numbers this fall because Democrats are fired up. They want to take the Congress back. We have a chance to hold it, but it does require a lot of enthusiasm. The Democrats are fired up, no question about it, but so are we. We are going to be really fired up come November.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went on Fox News to whine about Democrats obstructing Trump nominees while forgetting that he spent Obama's two terms engaging in obstruction so severe that he obstructed a Supreme Court nominee.
A new Quinnipiac University poll reveals that as the blue wave grows, 57% of voters think that Rep. Paul Ryan's speakership has been a failure.
Trump is standing by his scandal-plagued EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, but Republican Senators are getting worried that he will hurt them in November.
With Arizona Sen. John McCain battling brain cancer, Republican congressmen tried earlier this month to concoct a way to keep his seat under their party’s control, should McCain decide to leave. It didn’t work though — Democrats put a stop to the GOP’s plan.