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  • Laura Loomer wins Republican primary in Florida

    08/19/2020 4:58:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Laura Loomer, a Jewish right-wing activist known for her anti-Muslim rhetoric, has won the Republican primary in the southern Florida congressional district where President Donald Trump votes. The primary win caps a rapid rise for the 27-year-old political activist, whose provocations — and the responses to them — have made her a favorite of the right wing of the Republican Party. In 2017, Loomer, who calls herself an “investigative journalist,” was banned from Uber for calling on the rideshare service to allow riders to reject Muslim drivers. In 2018, Twitter suspended her account after she called Rep. Ilhan Omar, then...
  • Air Force Veteran Anna Paulina Luna Wins Florida Republican Primary Race

    08/18/2020 11:53:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna overwhelmingly won the Republican primary race in Florida’s 13th congressional district on Tuesday night in her bid to unseat incumbent Rep. Charlie Crist (D). Luna won 36 percent of the vote, defeating four other Republican candidates. She tweeted after her win: “I just won my election in FL-13 by a wide margin … They said I didn’t have a chance because I lacked ‘experience’ … But the people were with me all the way … This November I will defeat @CharlieCrist & then I’ll help @realDonaldTrump DRAIN THE SWAMP.”
  • At least 846 Dead People Tried to Vote in Michigan’s August Primary — 10,694 Votes Rejected — This Is Why Democrats Want Mail-in Voting

    08/15/2020 1:39:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 15, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s why Democrats want mail-in voting. So all of the dead people can vote again. At least 847 dead people tried to vote in Michigan’s August Primary.. Over 10,000 votes were rejected. ... Meanwhile, more than 223,000 ballots were “undeliverable” in Clark County, Nevada, the Review-Journal reported. The state opted for an all-mail election and “Clark County mailed ballots to all — not just active — voters, in part because of legal pressure from state and national Democrats,” according to the paper. Clark County mailed 1,325,934 ballots, and nearly as many were undeliverable as returned: 223,469 and 305,000, respectively.
  • Squad member Omar in primary spotlight as 5 states hold contests Tuesday (Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin, Georgia)

    08/11/2020 2:33:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 8/11/20 | Paul Steinhauser
    Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin hold primaries on Tuesday, with a Georgia holding a Republican primary runoff in the state’s 14th Congressional District. But the race grabbing the most national attention is in Minnesota, where Rep. Ilhan Omar - known from coast to coast as one of the four members of the group of progressive first-term congresswomen of color known as “The Squad” -- is facing a Democratic primary challenge from a candidate who’s vastly outraised the incumbent. The firebrand freshman lawmaker quickly became a nationally known politician two years ago as one of the first Muslim women elected to...
  • Puerto Rico halts primary voting in centers lacking ballots

    08/09/2020 5:12:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 08 09 2020 | ÁNICA COTO
    Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign. The primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early afternoon are expected to be rescheduled, while voting would continue elsewhere, the commission said. “I have never seen on American soil something like what has just been done here in Puerto Rico. It’s an embarrassment to our government and our people,” said Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez, to become the nominee for...
  • Ilhan Omar's primary race heats up, as Dem challenger claims her campaign is 'falling apart'

    08/08/2020 1:57:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 8/08/20 | Adam Shaw
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is facing a tougher-than-expected primary, with a better-funded challenger claiming Omar's campaign is “falling apart. **SNIP** Omar is also facing questions about payments made to her husband’s firm, which has reportedly received more than a million dollars from her campaign during the 2020 cycle. She was recently asked specifically about $600,000 that went to her husband’s firm in the first three weeks of July. “I don't pay my husband. I pay the firm to do work and that [$600,000] really is an example of that work,” she said at a recent debate. "It was the first...
  • Trump Wins in Tennessee as Bill Hagerty Defeats Manny Sethi for GOP Nomination for U.S. Senate

    08/07/2020 7:54:05 AM PDT · by libstripper · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 6, 2020 | Matthew Boyle
    GALLATIN, Tennessee — President Donald Trump completed his perfect record in U.S. Senate primaries this election cycle on Thursday night as his former U.S. ambassador to Japan, Bill Hagerty, defeated Dr. Manny Sethi in the GOP primary here for U.S. Senate.
  • A majority of Arizona Democrats voted for someone other than Joe Biden last night

    08/05/2020 8:04:23 AM PDT · by bort · 42 replies
    August 5, 2020 | Vanity
    Arizona Democrat Primary results: Biden--44.4%, Sanders--32.9%, all OTHERS--22.7%
  • Peter Meijer wins 3rd District Republican primary, Michigan GOP says(Amash is done)

    08/04/2020 9:07:10 PM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    WZZM 13 on your side ^ | Aug. 4, 2020 | Rose White
    Peter Meijer won the Republican primary in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District. The Michigan GOP issued a statement declaring him the winner following reports from Gongwer and MIRS News. As of 10:20 p.m. with 65% of precincts reporting, Meijer had a commanding lead of 50% of the vote over his top competitor, State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis. Meijer will face Democrat Hillary Scholten in November's general election.
  • ‘Squad’ member Tlaib faces test in Michigan primary

    08/04/2020 10:39:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2020 | David Eggert
    “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib was trying to fend off a serious challenge for her House seat in Michigan’s primary on Tuesday, in a rematch with the woman she narrowly defeated two years ago. Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, was seeking reelection in the 13th District in and around Detroit. Her sole opponent is Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, who lost by 1 percentage point in 2018 when the primary field was larger. Jones on the same day defeated Tlaib to fill out the remainder of John Conyers’ term. Tlaib, 44, was leading in early...
  • Primary night in 5 states, OPEN THREAD (MICH, MO, KS, WA, AZ)

    08/04/2020 12:21:09 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 127 replies
    vanity | August 4, 2020 | self
    August 4, 2020: Arizona - State Primary Kansas - State Primary Michigan - State Primary Missouri - State Primary Washington - State Primary MICHIGAN polls close at 8 pm EDT KS 7 CDT MO 7 CDT . Michigan #3 leaders are : Lynn Afendoulis (R) Peter Meijer (R) Michigan 10, OPEN .... safe Republican: Doug Slocum (R) $532,505 Lisa McClain (R) raised $1,772,125 Shane Hernandez (R) Michigan #11 Eric Esshaki (R) Carmelita Greco (R) . District 13: Rashida Tlaib (D)* - SQUAD leader Brenda Jones (D) - Detroit City Council President . Missouri: I don’t see any competitive GOP primaries....
  • U.S. judge orders election boards to extend count of absentee ballots in New York state primary

    08/04/2020 3:37:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/04/20
    (Reuters) - A U.S. judge late on Monday ordered all local boards of election in New York state to count “thousands” of absentee ballots received the day after a congressional primary held last June 23 but previously disqualified because of postmark problems. According to the ruling by Judge Analisa Torres of Federal District Court in Manhattan, the absentee ballots are to be counted “without regard to whether such ballots are postmarked by June 23.” Carolyn Maloney, the Democratic Party incumbent, got 40.29% of votes previously counted, while challenger Suraj Patel received 38.43%. The ruling also ordered ballots received on June...
  • Thousands of New York’s primary ballots not counted because of technicalities (June 23 election)

    07/31/2020 7:11:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/31/20 | Sarah Downey
    Although New York’s primary election took place more than a month ago, problems in the system have caused confusion as the counting finally appeared to wrap up this week, CBS2 reported. Congressional candidate Suraj Patel, who had been waiting weeks to find out the results of his race against U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, said thousands of ballots were not counted. “We know that nearly 25 percent of people who actually went through the trouble of requesting a ballot, getting it, voting and dropping it in the mail will not have their ballots counted,” Patel told CBS2. Patel, who did not...
  • ‘Divisive, Short-Fingered Vulgarian’: Never Trumpers Comprise Tennessee’s Manny Sethi’s Entire Senior Campaign Staff

    07/31/2020 6:24:45 AM PDT · by libstripper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2020 | Mathew Boyle
    Dr. Manny Sethi, a candidate for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, decided to surround himself with Never Trumpers, including his campaign manager who believes President Donald Trump is a “divisive, short-fingered vulgarian.” Sethi has presented himself as a “conservative outsider” in the race against the Trump-backed Bill Hagerty, but all the people he has brought into every senior role in his campaign are devout Never Trump political consultants.
  • The nastiest Republican primary in the country

    07/29/2020 1:15:23 PM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    MSN, from Politico ^ | July 29, 2020 | Alex Thompson, James Arkin
    So much for Southern hospitality. This fall, Tennessee will say goodbye to retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander, one of the last of the genteel Republican moderates in the chamber. And the race to replace him has turned into perhaps the ugliest Republican primary in the country — with spurious super PAC attacks, Mitt Romney being invoked as a slur and President Donald Trump lining up on opposite sides as Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Colorado's Democratic governor cuts check to Ilhan Omar's primary opponent

    07/29/2020 3:46:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/20 | Madison Dibble
    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made a significant donation to the campaign of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's primary opponent. According to campaign finance records, Polis, a Democrat, donated $1,000 to Antone Melton-Meaux, a Minneapolis attorney who is running as a Democrat in the primary race for Omar's seat, on Monday. Melton-Meaux has significantly outpaced Omar in terms of fundraising. In the most recent filings, he brought in $3.2 million, nearly 7 times the fundraising haul that Omar brought in during the same time period. Omar's campaign has said it is not concerned about Melton-Meaux's fundraising success because many of his donations...
  • Is Ilhan Omar one and done? Why she could lose the August primary

    07/24/2020 3:53:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 7/24/20 | David Schultz
    **SNIP** Omar's tenure in Congress also has been marred by a many missed votes, criticism that she is weak on constituent service, and personal matters that range from alleged marital infidelity with a campaign staffer, her divorce, a dubious claim that she wed her brother for immigration purposes, and campaign finance violations resulting in an order to repay money she had misspent. There are continuing concerns that much of Omar's campaign fundraising is going to a campaign consulting firm headed by her new husband. Despite criticisms and these allegations, Omar has continued to raise money. Her 2020 primary race reportedly...
  • Ilhan Omar could be voted OUT after just one term as main primary challenger rakes in millions in fundraising

    07/22/2020 3:44:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/21/20 | Janine Phakdeetham
    Ilhan Omar's primary opponent has raised a whopping seven times more money than the controversial Congresswoman - also raising the possibility Omar could be voted out of office after just one term. Antonne Melton-Meaux brought in $3.2 million while Omar received $471,600 in the second quarter of 2020, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Melton-Meaux, who seeks to unseat Omar in Minnesota’s fifth congressional district, is a lawyer and mediator. It is nearly impossible for Minneapolis to miss Melton-Meaux's flyers and campaign ads that have blanketed television. When asked what inspired him to run for office, Melton-Meaux told...
  • In New York, AOC's candidate won the primary. Nationally, progressives are losing.

    07/18/2020 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 7/17/20 | David Mark
    **SNIP** But to believe Bowman’s ouster of Engel is a sign that the Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party is taking over would be a severe misreading of the political landscape at the congressional level - and nationally. She attracts an inordinate amount of attention for a first-term lawmaker, keeping up an active and innovative social media presence, and appearing frequently on television. It’s easy to conflate the publicity with political influence. In fact, the vast majority of Justice Democrats who have run over the past two House cycles have lost, often in humiliating fashion. Since emerging on the national...
  • Democratic challenger raises 7 times as much money in primary race against Ilhan Omar

    07/14/2020 4:00:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/14/20 | Madison Dibble
    A political newcomer outraised Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar sevenfold in the latest quarter of his primary campaign to unseat the controversial congresswoman in Minneapolis. Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney, raised $3.2 million between March and April to fund his race to snatch the Democratic nomination away from Omar. Melton-Meaux reported having $2 million in cash on hand to keep him afloat ahead of the Aug. 11 primary. Omar did not fare as well as her competitor when it came to fundraising. Omar raised just $471,624 in the same time frame, roughly one-seventh of Melton-Meaux's haul. The congresswoman's campaign told the Star...