Tag: races

Republican squabbling, Trump chaos infecting Senate primary races

Mitch McConnell’s hopes of enlarging his very narrow majority in the Senate—or even keeping it—are looking dimmer all the time, thanks to the ongoing Republican civil war and the agent of chaos in the Oval Office. The ascension of Donald Trump has really attracted the crazy in Republican primaries. That’s exacerbated McConnell’s well-deserved woes as …

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US primary elections: five races that could reshape the political landscape

From a special election caused by a scandal to challenges from the progressive left, these are the races to watch in the coming months Spring is coming. This means the return of warm weather, flowers and competitive primaries. After Democrats notched wins over the winter in the special election for Alabama’s Senate seat and in …

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Cook Political moves 9 House races toward Democrats following the GOP’s Pennsylvania nightmare

Things are looking up, folks. But don’t just take it from us—Cook Political Report released new assessments Friday for 10 House races, 9 of which the elections outfit now deems more favorable terrain for Democrats. The Hill writes: Some of the most notable rating changes include three races that have shifted from “lean Republican” to “toss-up”: the seats …

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A few NRA-favored Republicans in tight races are budging on gun-law reform, but not by much

In a review of the public statements of 31 GOP incumbents, Reuters reporters have found seven of the 11 Republicans in races rated “toss-ups” or leaning toward their opponent have changed their positions away from the standard intransigence of their party on tightening gun laws. Six have “grades” of “A” and one a B+ from the National Rifle …

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Morning Digest: California GOP still struggles to find contenders for 2018 Senate and governor races

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● CA-Gov, CA-Sen: How the mighty have fallen. In 2014, former Rep. Doug Ose lost the most expensive …

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Next target for Russian hackers—2018 Senate races

With Republicans seemingly retiring by the day, and Trump helping out by dragging his party into the excrement, the idea that Democrats might flip the House has gone from the longest of long shots to a not-so-risky bet. But on the Senate side of the hill, even Trump can’t get around the fact that Democrats …

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Bannon’s fall might screw Arizona’s Kelli Ward, but don’t overestimate his influence in other races

Steve Bannon instantly became persona non grata in Trumpworld on Wednesday after an excerpt from journalist Michael Wolff’s new book captured Bannon dissing Trump and his family. However, while it remains to be seen how the Breitbart chief’s rift with Trump will affect the candidates he’s supporting, there’s at least one person who has everything to …

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