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  • Stephen King for governor?

    09/12/2017 9:30:54 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 12
    Stephen King fans are hoping they can get the author of the clown horror story It and 53 other novels to consider running for political office. Among them are the state's most recent former governor, two-term Democrat John Baldacci, who told the Washington Examiner, "Stephen would win any office he decided to run for in Maine." "I would be out there handing out fliers and putting on bumper stickers for him," said Baldacci, who left office after eight years in 2011. "He's been a big asset for the state of Maine and for a lot of people who look for...
  • Maryland Dem Gov Candidate Caught Voting In Washington While Registered In Maryland

    08/20/2017 8:40:48 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Republican Governor's Association ^ | August 11, 2017 | RGA
    Maryland Democrat gubernatorial candidate Krishanti Vignarajah’s campaign roll-out is off to a rough start. Just days after declaring her candidacy, it was reported that she has been a registered Washington, D.C. voter, despite also being registered in Maryland, and has cast her votes in DC elections since 2010. Even though Vignarajah lived just minutes away from Maryland for years and maintained a Maryland residence, she chose to vote in DC. Bethesda Magazine reports: “Vignarajah, 37, an attorney, first registered to vote in Maryland in 2006 at an address in Catonsville. However, she didn’t vote in the state until the 2016...
  • Michelle Obama’s former policy director enters race for Maryland governor

    08/11/2017 10:54:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/9/2017 | Ovetta Wiggina and Josh Hicks
    Krishanti Vignarajah, a onetime policy director for former first lady Michelle Obama, announced Wednesday that she plans to enter the race for Maryland governor, becoming the first woman to join the crowded field for the 2018 Democratic nomination. Vignarajah plans an official campaign announcement next month. “I am running for governor because I am worried my daughter will not have the same opportunities my parents gave me when they brought our family here when I was a baby girl,” she said in a statement. “I hope Marylanders will agree the best man for the job is a woman.” Vignarajah, 37,...
  • 'Sex and the City' actress Cynthia Nixon may run against Cuomo in gubernatorial primary

    08/04/2017 4:20:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | August 4, 2017
    ALBANY — Actress Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda on “Sex and the City,” may want a new role as Ms. Big. Nixon is said to be one of several Democrats in New York mulling a potential Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Cuomo in 2018. “She’d be a fantastic candidate,” said Billy Easton, executive director of the teachers union-supported Alliance for Quality Education. Easton has worked with Nixon on state education issues. Nixon, whose potential run was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, has frequently been an activist on state and city issues, particularly pertaining to public education.
  • Polls have now closed in Virginia. #VAGov Follow results along live at this site, etc.

    06/13/2017 4:16:52 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 166 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | June 13, 2017
    Polls have now closed in Virginia. #VAGov Follow results along live here: https://decisiondeskhq.com/results/ Virginia Governor (Democratic) Virginia Lieutenant Governor (Democratic) Virginia Governor (Republican) Virginia Lieutenant Governor (Republican)
  • Dems view vets as strong candidates in bid to retake House

    05/29/2017 9:01:11 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 35 replies
    AP/yahoo ^ | 5/29/2017 | Bill Barrow
    <p>Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight — for majority control of the House.</p> <p>Looking ahead to next year's elections, Democrats are trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents, arguing that candidates with a military background on their resumes appeal to independent voters and can help the party break the GOP grip on Washington.</p>
  • Blue on Blue in Virginia: An unexpected Democratic race

    05/12/2017 8:09:04 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | By ANDREW FERGUSON Ralph Northam, left, and Tom Perriello shake hands after a debate in Richmond
    It wasn't supposed to be this hard. The party elders had got all their Democratic ducks in a row, merrily quacking, to escort Ralph Northam, Virginia's lieutenant governor, to victory in this year's gubernatorial primary on June 13. Both of the commonwealth's United States senators endorsed him. His boss the governor endorsed him, and so did nearly every Democrat in the state legislature. Even the state's hard-charging and ambitious attorney general, his only plausible rival for the Democratic nomination, had been persuaded not to run. The field cleared. Everybody loved old Ralph. And then Tom Perriello showed up. Perriello spent...
  • Battenfeld: Don’t kid yourself, she’s running (Hillary)

    05/03/2017 11:54:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 3, 2017 | Joe Battenfeld
    Don’t put away those “I’m With Her” signs yet. Did anyone really think Hillary Clinton was going to stay in the woods and live like a hermit for the next three years? She’s back and she wants to run. Again.
  • Montana Democrat Rob Quist Encourages Climate Skeptics to Consider Suicid

    05/02/2017 7:16:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/1/2017 | Sean Moran
    Montana Democrat nominee Rob Quist encouraged climate skeptics to consider suicide in a response to a question on climate change. Quist debated Republican nominee Greg Gianforte and Libertarian Mark Wicks for Montana’s U.S. House at-large seat to replace Ryan Zinke, the interior secretary. Montana’s at-large district will hold their special election on May 25th. The Democrat nominee was criticized for performing many times at a nudist resort in Idaho. National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Jack Pandol said in an email, “The more Rob Quist’s past is laid bare, the more his claim to represent Montana values is exposed as another...
  • Northam touts gay rights, opposition to NRA in first TV ad of Virginia governor's race

    04/28/2017 9:45:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    richmond.com ^ | 4/28/2017 | graham moomaw
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam is highlighting gay marriage, gun violence and opposition to President Donald Trump in the first TV commercial of Virginia’s gubernatorial primary season. The ad buy seven weeks ahead of the June 13 primary, described by the Northam campaign as a “substantial, six-figure buy across Virginia,” underscores Northam’s financial advantage over Democratic rival Tom Perriello and the changing tone of Democratic campaigns in a purple state trending blue. The Northam campaign said the ad is believed to be the first in a gubernatorial race to mention marriage equality. The ad features a testimonial from Tim...
  • Book Reveals Why Clinton Said 'Who Gives A (bleep) About Chris Van Hollen?'

    04/18/2017 7:09:28 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/18/17
    <p>Hillary Clinton reacted angrily to then-Senate candidate Chris Van Hollen's attempt to not help black voters to the polls at Maryland's primary, a new book reveals.</p> <p>The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen report in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign” that Van Vollen’s campaign urged its union allies to not aggressively push black voters to the ballot box, fearing that they would support Van Hollen's primary opponent, former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.).</p>
  • Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose universal health care in race to succeed Jerry Brown

    03/13/2017 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 13, 2017 | BY ANGELA HART
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is drafting a health care plan for California that he plans to unveil as a core component of his gubernatorial run, based in part on the universal health care program he signed into law when he was mayor of San Francisco. Newsom, seen as a strong contender in the increasingly crowded field of candidates vying to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018, is staking out an ambitious plan to rein in rising health care costs, expand universal access to people across the state regardless of income or immigration status and preserve coverage for the estimated...
  • Rumors Swirl That Hillary Is Considering A Run For New York City Mayor

    01/06/2017 12:34:38 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 6, 2017
    After failing miserably in her 2016 bid for the White House, several sources are reporting today that Hillary Clinton is mulling a potential run for New York City Mayor. Although Mayor de Blasio, whose term ends at the end of 2017, has close ties to the Clintons there is no love lost between the two after de Blasio initially refused to endorse Hillary's presidential bid. According to New York's Daily News, Hillary is being pressured by many New York Democrats to challenge Mayor de Blasio and wouldn't explicitly rule out a run when pressed by one top Dem late in...
  • Angry White Guy From Queens Now Running to Oust NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

    12/18/2016 1:10:54 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Queens State Senator Tony Avella gathered a dozens-strong crowd outside the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, Queens—the site of a bitter battle over the city’s effort to lodge homeless families—to launch a quixotic bid to beat Mayor Bill de Blasio in next fall’s Democratic primary, accusing the liberal leader of an arrogant “top-down” approach that ignores the needs of local communities.[snip] “It is time to stop dumping homeless families and individuals in hotels and motels throughout the city without support services and the prospect of stable long-term housing and without community notification or involvement,” Avella said. “It is time to...
  • Per Wikileaks: Clintons Believe Obama Stole 2008 Election from Them Using Voter Fraud

    10/15/2016 11:10:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
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  • Washington Post confirms hillary clinton started the birther movement --- Breitbart 9/26/15

    09/16/2016 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Taiku · 42 replies
    Breitbart research into Hillary starting birther movement
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wins Congressional Primary in Florida, According to A.P.

    08/30/2016 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2016 | The New York Times
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has won the Democratic primary for the 23rd Congressional District in Florida. Wasserman Schultz has 6,774 more votes than Tim Canova, with 99% reporting.
  • Loretta Sanchez unloads on President Obama for endorsing her rival for Senate

    07/20/2016 4:14:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    la Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | Phil Willon
    Orange County congresswoman Loretta Sanchez let loose on resident Obama for endorsing her rival in California’s U.S. Senate race, accusing him of being part of the “entrenched political establishment” that has failed California voters. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris early Tuesday morning, praising her record as California’s attorney general and a prosecutor. Harris has been a longtime political ally of the resident. Sanchez said she was “disappointed” that Obama would intervene in a Senate race between two Democrats, ... I believe that California voters are deeply concerned about the entrenched...
  • 2 Transgender Women Make History With Congressional Primary Wins

    07/10/2016 9:47:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON — Transgender women won two congressional primary races Tuesday night — and made history as the first trans people to become major candidates for the U.S. House or Senate. Utah voters chose Misty Snow (D) to run against Sen. Mike Lee (R) in November. In Colorado, voters backed Misty Plowright (D) to take on Rep. Doug Lamborn (R). It’s a long shot for either to get elected. Utah is a solidly Republican state, and Lamborn’s district in Colorado is extremely conservative. Still, it’s a positive sign that transgender candidates aren’t just out there, they can also succeed. “In what...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 33 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.