We all knew that Ohio Governor John Kasich was likely the most reasonable of the presidential candidates in the original GOP clown car and his words today would support that notion. He expanded Medicaid in his state, contrary to so many other GOP governors who cruelly deprived millions of Americans from gaining healthcare. Show More Summary
A state Democratic lawmaker says a Republican Boise business should switch political parties to run as Idaho's minority party gubernatorial candidate. Democratic Rep. Phylis King of Boise released a letter … Click to Continue »
THE GOP HAS DONE WORSE, AND WILL AGAIN: Kid Rock’s Name Floated as GOP Senate Candidate. Six or seven years ago, Bill Whittle said, “I don’t know who the next President is going to be, but they’ll come from the pop culture.” That was spot-on, so why not Kid Rock in the Senate?
Republicans shouldn’t bank on big wins in 2018. “The 2018 Senate cycle presents Republicans with a host of opportunities, but the party has already lost several top-tier candidates to fill the seats. GOP Reps. Sean Duffy (Wis.) and Pat Meehan (Pa.) both recently announced that they’ll run for reelection instead of mounting Senate runs in blue-leaning states […]
By Nick Cardona for Veuer One Republican lawmaker is trying to add another test for future presidential candidates. GOP Representative Jason Chaffetz is working on a bill that would require presidential candidates to release the results of an independent physical exam. Show More Summary
Virginia Republican hopefuls for governor have played nice during their first debate. The candidates avoided attacking each other Saturday at an event in Charlottesville and instead stuck largely to GOP … Click to Continue »
"If these GOP sonsabitches don't get it right this time I will come charging as the ultimate WE THE PISSED OFF PEOPLE Mr. Fixit Constitutional firebreathing shitkicker candidate from hell!"
A fundraising email on behalf of Karen Handel, a Republican running for office in Georgia, promises that she will end Muslim immigration if elected. “If elected to Congress, she will work to build a wall on the border and end Muslim immigration,” says the email, which the Save The American Way PAC sent Friday. Show More Summary
In a suburban Atlanta district Trump only carried by one point, Democrats have a viable candidate but a poor turnout record in this kind of election.
Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s Senate seat is up for grabs in 2018, and the state's Republican party is feeling optimistic about their chances to defeat the three-term senator after Donald Trump became the first GOP presidential candidate to carry the Great Lakes State since 1988. The Republicans have not decided who they're running against Stabenow…
"Bawitdaba" rocker could run in 2018 election.
Conservative Christians displayed great readiness, in the U.S. 2016 presidential election, to dispense with Jesus for reasons of political expedience. Evangelicals backed the least Christian GOP candidate in the running. Their Trump,...Show More Summary
The Democratic breakout candidate who gave Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt a run for his money last November is launching an effort to combat the GOP's continual efforts to suppress the votes of people of color. Jason Kander, who just completed...Show More Summary
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 4:32 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
Infighting can hurt candidates after the primary is over
Last fall, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson suggested that the federal government should cut off...
“If you remember, I wasn’t going to do well with the African American community, and after they heard me speaking and talking about the inner city and a lots of other things, we ended up getting — I won’t go into details — but we ended up getting substantially more than other candidates who had […]
Next year’s race to succeed termed-out GOP Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is only slowly coming together. So far, no notable candidates on either party have jumped in. Ex-GOP state Rep. and non-profit head Ed O’Malley has formed an exploratory committee, but he’s been out of office for 10 years and probably won’t be intimidating anyone. Show More Summary
“From the time Donald Trump became their candidate until he took the oath of office, congressional Republicans treated his policy pronouncements — largely out of step with Republican dogma — as essentially a distraction. He would talk. They would drive [...]
On Facebook last week, George Athanasopoulos, a candidate in the race to be the next GOP state chair, accused his opponent, Jeff Hays, of being a "former Amycare supporter." Athanasopoulos, a former GOP congressional candidate, is referring to a bill (S.B. Show More Summary