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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Former Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert indicted

Ex-Republican House Speaker Denny Hastert Leading Off: • WATN: Did anyone see this coming? Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, a Republican who represented Illinois for almost two decades, was just indicted on charges that he lied to the FBI and "structured" financial transactions to avoid IRS detection. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Too many of the people in Washington do not rep those who elected them

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2014—Texas legislature gives 1.5 million poor residents the finger: It's not enough just to refuse federal health care funds to expand Medicaid. Not in Texas. The legislature there has passed a bill prohibiting the state from taking the funds. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Is Pat Toomey in good shape for re-election? This poll says no

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey Leading Off: • PA-Sen: In the last few months, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey has looked like the favorite in light-blue Pennsylvania. Two polls gave him a strong job approval rating, and national Democrats aren't happy to see their 2010 nominee, ex-Rep. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: This is bad news for John McCain. Seriously

Republican Sen. John McCain will face a credible Democratic foe next year Leading Off: • AZ-Sen: Tuesday morning brought some exciting news for Arizona Democrats, as Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced she'd run against veteran GOP Sen. John McCain, who is seeking a sixth term in the Senate. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Jay Inslee starts with clear leads in Washington

Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Leading Off: • WA-Gov, Sen: Washington's Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee only won a narrow victory when he was first elected in 2012. However, Public Policy Polling suggests he'll have an easier time when he runs for re-election, even if it's a rematch against ex-Attorney General Rob McKenna. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Matt Bevin ekes out an 83-vote win, but recanvass looms

Matt Bevin holds an 83-vote lead with all precincts reporting Leading Off: • KY-Gov: We were expecting a tight GOP primary, but not this tight! With all precincts reporting, tea partying businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer by just 83 votes, a 0.04 percent margin. Show More Summary

Off-Year Election Update

Kentucky held state-level primary elections yesterday, and there were also contests in scattered municipalities. I'll quote Daily Kos Elections' Jeff Singer on the race discussed most often in national media,...

Daily Kos Elections: Kentucky, Philadelphia, and Jacksonville election night preview

One year after a devastating primary loss to Mitch McConnell, Matt Bevin may emerge as the GOP's gubernatorial nominee in Kentucky Voters in Kentucky and Philadelphia go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates in their primaries, while Jacksonville, Florida, will host a general election for mayor. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Shivved by fellow Republicans, Guinta shrugs off stab wounds

Republican Rep. Frank Guinta Leading Off: • NH-01: Rep. Frank Guinta has certainly seen better days. Last Wednesday, the New Hampshire Republican paid a fine to the FEC over a mysterious (and illegal) $355,000 campaign loan from his parents, perhaps thinking that he could put this long-running story behind him. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Both parties watch as Frank Guinta's career collapses

New Hampshire Republican Rep. Frank Guinta in better days Leading Off: • NH-01: Republican Rep. Frank Guinta, who represents New Hampshire's swingy 1st District, has spent the last few years ignoring questions about a mysterious six-figure donation he made to his campaign in 2010. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Russ Feingold is back

Russ Feingold, the once and future senator? Leading Off: • WI-Sen: On Thursday, ex-Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold announced that he would seek a rematch with Republican incumbent Ron Johnson, who defeated him in 2010. Both parties...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Labor looks set to score a big win in the Philly mayoral primary

A new poll gives Democrat Jim Kenney a huge lead ahead of the May 19 Philadelphia mayoral primary Leading Off: • Philadelphia Mayor: The May 19 Democratic primary pits labor-backed ex-City Councilor Jim Kenney against state Sen. Anthony...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The ugliest race in America is too close to call

James Comer may emerge with the GOP nomination despite past allegations of domestic violence Leading Off: • KY-Gov: SurveyUSA takes a look at next Tuesday's increasingly nasty GOP primary, and they find a very close three-way contest. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Nevada Republicans wait as Joe Heck flirts with a Senate run

Republican Rep. Joe Heck Leading Off: • NV-Sen: Well, this would be good news for the GOP. Rep. Joe Heck had initially ruled out running for this open seat and even when he began publicly reconsidering, he still seemed unlikely to go for it. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The far-right gets their candidate in the Indiana Senate race

Newly-minted Republican Senate candidate Marlin Stutzman Leading Off: • IN-Sen: Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman has been flirting with a bid ever since Sen. Dan Coats announced his retirement in late March, and he kicked off his campaign on Saturday. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Kentucky Republicans sink ever deeper into the muck

James Comer Leading Off: • KY-Gov: There are ugly races, and there's Kentucky's May 19 GOP gubernatorial primary. This contest dove into the gutter last week, when we learned that a blogger named Michael Adams was accusing Agriculture Commissioner James Comer of abusing his girlfriend back in college, something Comer vigorously denied. Show More Summary

Daily dose: The irregular Governor edition

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

N.C. Board of Elections data reveal voter registration irregularities under McCrory (Daily Kos) -- A data-mining analysis of information publicly available from the North Carolina State Board of Elections has uncovered apparently systematic...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The United Kingdom prepares for a suspenseful election night

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband Leading Off: • UK General: Thursday will bring one of the most chaotic and unpredictable general elections the United Kingdom has ever seen. National polls show a close race between Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party and the Labour Party led by Ed Miliband. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: After five terms, Arizona is bloody tired of John McCain

Republican Sen. John McCain Leading Off: • AZ-Sen: PPP surveys both the GOP primary and general elections in Arizona, and let's just say they don't exactly bring good news for John McCain. McCain, who is seeking a sixth term, has never...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: The establishment rallies behind Murphy, who waits on Grayson

Florida Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy Leading Off: • FL-Sen: On Monday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee offered its endorsement to Rep. Patrick Murphy, making him the third candidate to earn the group's formal backing this year. Show More Summary

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