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  • Democrats worry Alan Grayson will challenge incumbent for Congress

    01/19/2018 12:44:17 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 17 replies ^ | January 18, 2018 | Steven Lemongello
    Alan Grayson has been out of office for more than a year, but his fundraising emails keep coming. Soon, the Florida Democratic Party could find out on which race all that money could be spent. And it may not like the answer. One expert said a scenario that worries party leaders is a primary battle against U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, who succeeded Grayson in District 9 in Osceola County and southern Orange County. “He doesn’t care what people think, including his own party,” said Aubrey Jewett, a professor of political science at the University of Central Florida who closely...
  • Chelsea Manning Runs for a Senate Seat

    01/16/2018 9:34:21 AM PST · by detective · 47 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 16, 2018 | Joseph Klein
    Transgender Chelsea Manning was convicted in a 2013 court martial of 20 counts, including violations of the Espionage Act, for illegally leaking more than 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks. Chelsea Manning, known as Private Bradley Manning at the time of the crime, received a 35-year sentence, right after which she came out as a transgender and demanded that the army pay for sex change hormone treatment.  Former President Barack Obama went one step further. Obama gave Manning a free “get of jail” card just days before the end of his term in office, granting clemency to the felon of all...
  • With Chelsea Manning running for Senate, Democrats are scraping bottom in their 2018 lineup

    01/14/2018 9:46:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2018 | Monica Showalter
    In a year when Democrats are supposed to be taking over Congress, it's pretty amazing how shallow their bench is. Instead of offering strong candidates with real counter-ideas supposedly to oppose Republicans, they seem to have a larger than normal crop of human muck. Yet as the Roy Moore debacle showed Republicans, elections are won by attracting good candidates. With charmers like these in Democrats' current lineup, there's reason to question whether there's really going to be a wave. Chelsea Manning is the latest to join this clown cavalcade, filing to run for a seat in the Maryland Senate. It's...
  • Chelsea Manning files for U.S. Senate bid in Maryland

    01/13/2018 10:10:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Associated Press via Washington Times
    NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. The transgender former Army officer who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin. He has served two terms and is an overwhelming favorite to win.
  • Chelsea Manning eyes U.S. Senate seat for Maryland

    01/13/2018 12:14:22 PM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies ^ | 1/13/18 | reuters staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday. Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. President Barack Obama, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the biggest breach of classified data in the history of the United States.
  • Dennis Kucinich to enter Ohio governor's race on Wednesday

    01/11/2018 9:50:01 AM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies ^ | 1/11/2018 | Seth A. Richardson
    In an email to supporters Thursday morning, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich said he planned to announce his candidacy for Ohio governor on Wednesday. In the email, Kucinich said he plans to unveil his candidacy at the Middleburg Heights Community Center. Andy Juniewicz, a spokesman for Kucinich, said the email was accurate. The news of Kucinich's impending entry comes days after he designated a treasurer for his campaign. He becomes the sixth Democrat to enter the race. Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton announced Wednesday they would join forces on...
  • Conyers Retires, Family Feud Ensues

    12/05/2017 9:26:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 83 replies ^ | 12.05.17 10:36 AM ET | Gideon Resnick Gideon Resnick
    Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the longest serving member of the House of Representatives and the subject of a flurry of sexual-misconduct allegations in the last few weeks, said he was "retiring today" during a radio interview Tuesday. "I'm in the process of putting my retirement plans together and I'll have more of that very soon," Conyers said in an interview with the station, Praise 102.7. No sooner had he announced plans to vacate his seat, however, than an intra-family feud erupted into public view over who would take it over. The embattled Michigan Democrat said on Tuesday that he wanted...
  • Politico Plugs Bill, Hill, or Chelsea Clinton to Run for Senate from Arkansas

    12/03/2017 10:33:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 3, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Mark down this date: December 3, 2017. Why? Because of all the ridiculous stories ever published in Politico, the one written by Bill Scher on that date could well rate as the most absurd of all. Scher, a liberal pundit and contributing editor to Politico's magazine, proposes that if the U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas is open in 2018 due to Tom Cotton leaving the Senate that either Hillary, Bill, or Chelsea Clinton should run for that seat. Adding to the absurdity of that proposal is the fact that Scher details why none of the Clintons would have much of a chance...
  • Who got to her? Brazile suddenly changes tune on DNC 'rigging' for Hillary

    11/08/2017 10:19:55 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 11/07/2017 | Chelsea Schilling
    Clinton loyalists attack ex-DNC chair, who now says: 'I found no instances that the party rigged the process' Was the 2016 Democratic Party primary process between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders a “fair” fight? “I believe it was,” said former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile, who was suddenly singing a very different tune Tuesday in an interview with CBS. In her new book released Tuesday, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House,” Brazile had said exactly the opposite – indicating she doesn’t believe “the fight had been fair.”...
  • California State Senator to Enter U.S. Senate Race Against Feinstein

    10/12/2017 5:20:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/12/17 | Paul Crookston
    Another potential primary challenger to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) is signaling his intent to enter the race for the Senate seat she has held since 1992.California Democratic state senate president Kevin de León will throw his hat into the ring to challenge Feinstein in the 2018 race, according to three sources who spoke to CNN. The 84-year-old senator announced Monday she would run for reelection, causing consternation on the progressive left even as she tried to get out ahead of de León.In the state senate, de León represents Los Angeles and has helped pass measures directed at President Donald Trump,...
  • Democratic candidate calls GOP congresswoman "little girl" and "child"

    10/06/2017 7:21:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/06/17 | by JIM GERAGHTY
    At a candidate forum for Democrats preparing to challenge Congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York, the youngest woman in Congress, one of the candidates (Steve Krieg, a Plattsburgh City School Board member) proclaimed, “I probably deserve to be called a sexist,” did not back down from calling the congresswoman “a little girl” and went on to call her “a child.” It’s worth noting that none of the other Democratic candidates on the stage objected to that language or characterization. One again we see the consistent principle of, ”it’s only sexism when someone in the other party does it.”
  • Stephen King for governor?

    09/12/2017 9:30:54 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 36 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: 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 ^ | 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...