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  • In rebuke of Dianne Feinstein, Kevin de León wins endorsement of California Democrats in Senate race

    07/15/2018 3:54:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    LAtimes ^ | July 14, 2018
    California Democratic Party leaders took a step to the left Saturday night, endorsing liberal state lawmaker Kevin de León for Senate in a stinging rebuke of Democratic icon Sen. Dianne Feinstein. De León’s victory reflected the increasing strength of the state party’s liberal activist core, which was energized by the election of Republican President Trump. The endorsement was an embarrassment for Feinstein, who is running for a fifth full term, and indicates that Democratic activists in California have soured on her reputation for pragmatism and deference to bipartisanship as Trump and a Republican-led Congress are attacking Democratic priorities on immigration,...
  • Male Write-In Candidates Sexist for Running Against Woman

    07/03/2018 5:28:42 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 25 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | June 2018 | Dave Eisenstadter
    Four male write-in candidates who emerged after state Senator Stanley Rosenberg resigned last month are being called sexist for running against a woman who is the only candidate appearing on the Democratic primary ballot. Rosenberg resigned May 4, after the deadline for getting on the ballot had passed. But five write-in candidates have emerged, and four of them are men. One left-wing observer says white men shouldn’t be challenging activist Chelsea Kline, who challenged Rosenberg in the Democratic primary before the filing deadline and is therefore now the only candidate on the ballot. “If you are committed to this progressive...
  • Vanity - Crowley polling had him up 36 points on Ocasio-Cortez - NY TIMES.

    07/01/2018 1:12:35 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 61 replies
    Interesting tidbit via the NY times revealing that Democrat, Congressman, Joe Crowley's internal polling revealed the he was up 36 points over his challenger, Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Of course we all know the fifteen point "political slaughter" that befell the stunned, Joe Crowley, last Tuesday evening, in the 14thNYCD. One of Democrat, Nancy Pelosi's, favorites, Joe Crowley, received a most crushing blow in his defeat handed him by Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I tried to search the internet for pre-primary election polls, but came up empty, even on "Real Clear Politics" site. It appears the Fake News" pollsters scrubbed their numbers...
  • Bradley Manning Crushed in Landslide Defeat

    06/30/2018 11:56:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | June 30, 2018 | Moonbattery
    The big primary win by “democratic socialist” (i.e., dangerous kook) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have you wondering if there is any limit to the extremism of those voters who have not walked away from the radicalized Democratic Party. Happily, there may be. At least the shudder-inducingly grotesque Bradley Manning didn’t win: Democratic Senator Ben Cardin took the Maryland primary this week with more than 80 percent of the party’s votes, winning in a landslide over challenger and convicted leaker Chelsea Manning. “Chelsea,” as Bradley now calls himself, committed ~750,000 acts of treason in the largest intelligence leak in US history. No...
  • Ocasio-Cortez pushes back on Pelosi’s analysis of win: ‘...we’re in the middle of a movement’

    06/29/2018 2:27:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/28/18 | Julia Manchester
    New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pushing back on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) characterization of her surprise primary win, saying the Democratic Party is in the midst of a movement. “I think that we’re in the middle of a movement in this country,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN's Erin Burnett late Wednesday. “I feel this movement, but that movement is going to happen from the bottom up. That movement is going to come from voters.” **SNIP** Pelosi dismissed speculation in a news conference earlier Wednesday, saying Ocasio-Cortez's win should not be seen as a larger movement within the...
  • The Democrats Go Full Venezuela

    06/28/2018 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 27 June 2018 | Roger Simon
    How many times do we have to learn that socialism doesn't work, that, as Margaret Thatcher said, at some point you run out of "other people's money," that sooner or later all the teary idealism, the stirring strains of The Internationale, devolve into gulags and death squads? Wasn't the Soviet Union enough, Communist China, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba, etc....? Now those death squads appear to have surfaced in Venezuela, the wealthiest country in Latin America before Hugo Chavez brought his brand of socialism to the then oil-rich nation. Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the...
  • The worst thing to be in many Democratic primaries? A white male candidate.

    06/28/2018 7:07:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2018 | Michael Scherer and David Weigel
    The newest star of the Democratic Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, launched her New York congressional campaign by declaring “women like me aren’t supposed to run for office” — a jarring embrace of her distinction as a 28-year-old Latina less than a year removed from a job tending bar. Her campaign slogan: “It’s time for one of us.” That appeal to the tribal identities of class, age, gender and ethnicity turned out to be a good gamble, steering her to the nomination in a year when Democratic voters are increasingly embracing diversity as a way to realize the change they seek in...
  • A 28-year-old Democratic Socialist just ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in New York

    06/27/2018 8:36:55 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 111 replies
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district on Tuesday. An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even as Crowley -- the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin.
  • Rep. Joe Crowley of New York loses to Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    06/26/2018 7:03:49 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 53 replies
    10-term Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York loses to Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crowley was thought to be the next Democratic leader of the House.
  • Is a high-ranking House Democrat about to lose his primary? (Joe Crowley, D, NY)

    06/26/2018 7:10:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    Vox ^ | June 26, 2018 | Kay Steiger
    A primary for a New York congressional district is the perfect proxy war for Democrats. If you could create the ultimate proxy war for the two camps who have been fighting in the Democratic Party since 2016, it would be the primary contest between Rep. Joe Crowley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. Crowley is part of the House Democrats’ leadership team, with close ties to Nancy Pelosi and Wall Street. He’s raised more than $3 million this year. He’s toed the party line on progressive policies, even participating in a recent demonstration on family separation, in which he blocked...
  • A Civil War Looming for Democrats...but not what you think.

    05/23/2018 2:55:36 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 23, 2018 | Me
    Progressives are overwhelmingly beating their more moderate primary opponents and uncertainty remains around the Democratic Party’s ability to retake the House in November.
  • Left vs. Left: Richard Cordray and Dennis Kucinich Battle for Governor of Ohio

    04/30/2018 8:17:36 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/29/2018 | Matt Flegenheimer
    Richard Cordray speaks softly and carries a big stack: lime-green index cards, pressed into his shirt pocket, near enough for any sudden onset of note-taking. A former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he has been endorsed in his bid for Ohio governor by Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has told him he needs to learn how to brag more. “I am pretty good at getting back people’s money,” Mr. Cordray managed before an outdoor crowd of dozens here recently. Polite applause followed. He is trying. Dennis Kucinich speaks until someone interrupts him — and even this is often insufficient...
  • Candidate Won't Leave Governor's Forum, Is Dragged off Stage

    04/11/2018 10:36:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    <p>BROOKFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Connecticut governor who refused to leave a forum where she wasn't invited and had to be dragged off the stage by police is facing criminal charges.</p> <p>Video of Monday night's event at Brookfield High School shows Lee Whitnum sitting in a row with seven invited candidates, yelling she has "every right to be in this debate" and filed her paperwork a year ago.</p>
  • BREAKING NEWS - Cynthia Nixon announces she is running for Governor of New York

    03/19/2018 11:38:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Native New Yorker and Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has announced her candidacy for Governor of the the Empire State, in a direct challenge to incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Nixon announced her debut in the world of politics with a two-minute video on her social media platforms, where she declared: 'I love New York and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor.' Earlier this month, NY 1 broke the news that Nixon would challenge Governor Cuomo in the Democratic primary later this year.
  • Sanders Won’t Endorse Feinstein as She Fights Left-Wing Primary Challenge

    03/10/2018 8:53:44 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Paul Crookston March 9, 2018 | Paul Crookston March 9, 2018
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has refused to endorse his Senate colleague Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) in her primary campaign. The 84-year-old Feinstein seeks to retain her seat in the face of progressive challengers, and Sanders declined to endorse any candidate in the race, The Hill reports. The California Democratic Party was split on the race, and Sanders said he would leave the matter of who to nominate up to voters in the Golden State. "It’s an issue for the people of California," Sanders told The Hill. A reporter followed up by asking if he would stay out of the...
  • Democrat Running in Virginia Discovers New Southern Accent in New Home State

    02/09/2018 6:18:29 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/9/18 | Brent Scher
    The leading Democratic candidate for a Virginia House seat the party is targeting in 2018 moved to the state just a year-and-a-half ago, but you'd never know it from watching his campaign's first ad.Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is both outraising and outspending his Democratic opponents in Virginia's largely rural fifth district, announced his campaign less than a year after he moved in the summer of 2016 to Charlottesville, a blue city located near the center of a rural red district. His first ad—which, based on a nearly $50,000 expenditure, appears to have been created by a major D.C. advertising firm...
  • 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.