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House Dem torches Pelosi as ‘aloof, frenetic and misguided’ as he calls for her replacement

Nancy Pelosi takes aim at US economy Kadina Group President Gary B. Smith and Stock Swoosh Owner Melissa Armo discuss Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) comments against the U.S. economy. A Democratic congressman from New York state torched Nancy Pelosi this week, calling her “aloof, frenetic and misguided,” as he joined a growing group of rebel Democrats who say they won’t back the Californian for another term as the party’s leader in the House. U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, from the Buffalo area, told the Buffalo News that Pelosi has shown a lack of leadership and failed to produce an alternative to President Trump’s agenda, such as pursuing a Medicare expansion or an investment in infrastructure. “I will not support her,” Higgins said i...

Democratic House candidate pepper sprays himself to promote gun control

A Democratic congressional candidate in Colorado released a campaign ad featuring himself being pepper sprayed in the eyes in a bid to encourage non-lethal self-defense tools in schools to deter gun violence. Levi Tillemann, who’s trying to woo the voters in the upcoming party’s primary in less than two weeks, criticized President Trump’s suggestion to arm school officials and teachers with guns, claiming pepper spray is a better alternative to stop potential school shooters. “I’m calling on Congress to stop talking past each other and try something new,” Tilleman says in the video. “Empower schools and teachers with non-lethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray.” “Empower schools and teachers with non-lethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray.” – Levi T...

Democratic House hopeful puts out ad saying he ‘won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi’ amid GOP attacks

Clarke Tucker, a Democrat running for a congressional seat held by Republicans in Arkansas released a new television ad saying he won’t support House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  (Facebook/Clarke Tucker for Congress) A Democrat running for a congressional seat held by Republicans in Arkansas released a new television ad saying he won’t support House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in a bid to defuse Republican attacks amid the midterm election. Clarke Tucker, a state representative who won the party’s primary last month, is set to air the anti-Pelosi ad on all four broadcast stations in the 2nd Congressional District. The ad follows the attacks by Republican U.S. House Rep. French Hill, who accused him of being supported by Pelosi’s allies in Washington. The Democratic Congressional Cam...

Attacking Trump is now a losing strategy in BOTH parties — That’s the real takeaway from Tuesday’s primaries

Tuesday’s primaries in Virginia, North Dakota, Nevada, South Carolina, and Maine indicated that in many congressional races, vehemently attacking President Trump will not be a winning strategy for either Democrats or Republicans in the Nov. 6 general election. As we’ve seen in earlier primaries this year, it was clear Tuesday that while strongly resisting President Trump is certainly damaging to Democrats, doing so is nothing short of catastrophic for Republicans. GOP voters in several races showed once again that they are rejecting lawmakers who decisively break with the president. Instead of building their campaigns on being anti-Trump, candidates in both parties would be wise to develop compelling moderate policy alternatives and a unifying message that can appeal to centrist and indepe...

Trump-basher Mark Sanford, who president called ‘nothing but trouble,’ ousted in key South Carolina primary

Incumbent Republican South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a frequent Trump critic who the president lambasted earlier in the day as “nothing but trouble” and “very unhelpful,” was ousted in Tuesday night’s primary by state Rep. Katie Arrington. On a key primary night with elections also held in Maine, Virginia, Nevada and North Dakota, the results in South Carolina were an unmistakably positive referendum on President Trump’s tenure. Arrington’s shock win was also a dramatic rebuke of Sanford’s heated “Never Trump”-style rhetoric and scandal-pocked career. It signaled that the president’s base in the state remains solidly behind him ahead of November’s midterm elections, despite withering criticism from both inside and ou...

GOP nominee Adam Laxalt to face Democrat Steve Sisolak in Nevada’s election for governor

Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Democrat Steve Sisolak won their party’s nomination on Tuesday to earn a spot on the ballot in November in Nevada’s governor race.  (AP) Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt will face Democrat Steve Sisolak in November’s election to replace Nevada’s term-limited Gov. Brian Sandoval.  The 39-year-old Laxalt defeated state Treasurer Dan Schwartz along with a handful of other lesser-known candidates to secure the GOP nomination Tuesday, while Sisolak edged out Chris Giunchigliani to win the Democratic primary.  Laxalt is a former lieutenant in the U.S. Navy who has served as the state’s chief prosecutor since 2015. He supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.  Sisolak, a Nevada politician ...

Pro-Trump firebrand Corey Stewart wins Virginia Senate primary, as crucial Nevada, North Dakota races take shape

Corey Stewart, the pro-Trump firebrand Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at his victory party Tuesday night in Virginia.  (Washington Post via AP) Corey Stewart, a pro-Trump firebrand and former state campaign chairman for Trump’s presidential bid, on Tuesday won the Republican Senate nomination and will take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine in the November general election. Stewart said he plans to campaign in a Trump-like way that appeals to blue collar voters across the political spectrum. He’s also pledged to run a “ruthless” and “vicious” campaign against Kaine. “We’re going to have a lot of fun between now and November, folks,” Stewart told a raucous crowd at his victory party Tuesday evening, amid chants of ̶...

Newt Gingrich: The red wave is growing

Over the past few days, four building blocks have fallen into place that strengthen the case for a red wave of Republican victories in the November midterm elections, wiping out Democratic hopes for a blue wave. Three of these building blocks are Republican-favoring political developments in what would normally be considered safe, blue states. First, New Jersey’s U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is a Democrat who has been deeply weakened by charges of corruption. He was tried in a long, highly-publicized trial that ended in mistrial. The government decided not to prosecute again, but the news reports about the case had already shed light on some of Menendez’s actions, which were pretty indefensible. Then the Senate Ethics Committee admonished Menendez in April for serious corruption allegations. The...

California breaks Democrats’ hearts: ‘Big, blue shutout’ fails and other takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries

Eight-state primary wrap up On a busy night of elections, voting took place in Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Jersey, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana. Here’s a look at some of the biggest takeaways. Neither party managed to land any knockout blows in California Tuesday as voters went to the polls there and in seven other states to pick candidates who will face off in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, when control of the U.S. House and Senate will be up for grabs. The fate of President Trump’s legislative priorities will hang in the balance in November. Right now Republicans control both the House and Senate, but a swing of just 23 seats would give Democrats a House majority. The GOP holds a narrow majority of 51 seats in the Senate, with Democrats controlling 47 seats and independe...

California’s key primaries: Trump-backed John Cox outpaces Villaraigosa for governor, Feinstein takes top spot in Senate contest

Polls have closed in the pivotal primaries in California, the liberal stronghold where Democrats’ hopes of retaking Congress in November and mounting a national challenge to President Trump’s agenda hang in the balance. In early results, Fox News projects that Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will move on to the November election in the state’s gubernatorial race, taking the top spot in the jungle primary. Newsom will face Republican businessman John Cox, who surged late in the campaign with the support of President Trump to finish second. The result is disappointing for Democratic former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who was widely considered the most viable potential challenger to Newsom in November’s general election in the extremely liberal state. But ...

Democrats nominate Rep. Lujan Grisham for New Mexico gov

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham will face Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in November’s general election.  (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico governor Tuesday and will take on Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in November for the state’s top job. The three-term congresswoman defeated state Sen. Joseph Cervantes and former media executive Jeff Apodaca in a campaign focused on improving the state’s lagging economy and public education. Lujan Grisham leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and his immigration policies. She previously led state public health agencies under three former governors, including Democrat Bill Richardso...

Newt Gingrich: The Republican comeback is a real threat to the elite media’s ‘blue wave’ theory

Every time members of the elite media mention the “blue wave” that is supposedly coming in the Nov. 6 congressional elections, they seem more and more delusional. In fact, as the elections draw closer, Republican victories are looking much more likely. In December, it seemed plausible that Democrats would make gains – the opposition party often grows in the first midterm elections of a new presidency. The polls at the end of 2017 also supported the idea. It made sense that the elite media would pick up the “blue wave” theory as a continuation of the reflexive anti-Trump narrative they had touted throughout Trump’s candidacy and first year in office. However, the “blue wave” storyline was created before many of the benefits of the Trump-Republican agenda began to take hold, and it’s going t...

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