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Would-Be Ohio Senator Josh Mandel Defends Pizzagate Crazies From Murderous Jews

21 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Ohio's GOP Senate candidate has gone from annoying pipsqueak to annoying 'alt-right'-embracing pipsqueak.

GOP Senate candidate Josh Mandel embraces far right Pizzagate conspiracy theorists

Republican US Senate candidate Josh Mandel of Ohio today embraced two men labeled by the Anti-Defamation League as being leaders of a far right movement that traffics in conspiracy theories, such as the infamous “Pizzagate” theory that led to a DC pizza parlor shooting. Mandel was the Republican challenger to Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown […]

RNC To GOP Candidates: Fealty to Donald Trump Or Else

Party loyalty in politics is nothing new. The fact is, most people who vote for Democrats and Republicans are “party” people. Meaning it doesn’t much matter what positions an individual candidate or office holder has on issues. Voters walk into a booth, look at the party and vote for the Republican or the Democrat. Show More Summary

Missouri GOP coalescing around Hawley to challenge McCaskill

(AP) — Missouri Republicans are coalescing around Attorney General Josh Hawley as their favored candidate to challenge veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2018, which would set up a marquee contest between a wily incumbent...Show More Summary

Trump to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia

If confirmed, the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate would take over the post amid ongoing investigations into contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. Continue reading ? The post Trump to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to be U.S. ambassador to Russia. If confirmed, the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate would take … Click to Continue »

A transgender candidate in Virginia raised 20 times more money than the GOP incumbent

3 days agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

She could be the first transgender person elected to state office in Virginia.

Chris Christie: It’s “probably against the law” to get opposition research from Russians

New Jersey governor, and former GOP presidential candidate, Chris Christie said today that “it’s probably against the law” for a political campaign to receive opposition research from a foreign country. Christie did caveat his comments, first reported by the Associated Press, by saying that there’s no evidence as of yet that the Trump campaign received […]

Trump wants to legalize politics in the pulpit. The GOP House is quietly helping

The religious right, with a big boost from President Donald Trump, is close to effectively ending a 63-year-old law banning churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates. House Republicans have … Click to Continue »

Glut of Democratic congressional candidates raises questions

Surveying the crowd of Democratic congressional candidates hoping to unseat Orange County’s four GOP incumbents – already 16 – county Republican Party Chairman Fred Whitaker can hardly contain his glee. “All the Republicans are unified behind one candidate in each of these races and the Democrats have divided loyalties to candidates who have no name […]

Nebraska lawmaker to quit GOP and challenge Ricketts in 2018

(AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist says he plans to leave the Republican Party and run against GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts next year as a third-party candidate. Nebraska law requires independent candidates running for governor to gather...Show More Summary

Lawmaker to run for Nebraska governor as 3rd-party candidate

State Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha says he plans to leave the Republican Party and challenge GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts as a third-party candidate. Krist told the Omaha World-Herald ( … Click to Continue »

Michael Steele Loses It: 'Death Knell Rings Every Day For GOP'

Michael Steele, unencumbered by actually working for the Republican Party or even, you know, a Republican candidate, took the peel off the Republican Party on MSNBC this morning. MICHAEL STEELE:...I’ve said it now for six months, the...Show More Summary

This Cincinnati Council candidate got GOP's endorsement. He's also gay.

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Seth Maney says his sexual orientation is no big deal, irrelevant to job.        

Why this Silicon Valley magnate is funding a new wave of political candidates

Still reeling from Trump’s election, a prominent technologist is taking a page from the powerful donors, the Koch brothers, who remade state politics by recruiting and funding a new generation of GOP candidates. Sam Altman, president of the prominent Silicon Valley start-up incubator Y Combinator, announced Wednesday that he would spend from his personal fortune […]

Pro-Trump candidate to run for Senate

An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump who narrowly lost a bid to be Virginia's GOP candidate for governor is now running for the U.S. Senate. Corey Stewart announced his … Click to Continue »

Ed Gillespie touts Portman effort to add opioid funding to Senate health-care bill

The GOP candidate for Va. governor is proposing a plan for the state’s opioid crisis.

The Latest: GOP candidates sign up for La. treasurer's race

The Latest on the registration period for Louisiana's Oct. 14 elections (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The three announced Republican candidates vying to be Louisiana's state treasurer have signed up … Click to Continue »

GOP Sen. Luther Strange: “Biblical Miracle” Trump Is The Greatest Thing That Ever Happened To America

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Seven Republicans vying for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions attended a candidate forum in Montgomery yesterday. reports: Luther Strange, appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley to fill the seat until the special election, said Alabama needs a strong supporter of the Trump administration in Washington. Show More Summary

The Story Behind The Trump Team-Russian Lawyer Meeting Is Like A Bad Movie Script

A journalist turned publicist, an Azerbaijani pop singer, a Kremlin-linked lawyer and a GOP presidential candidate's son. The connections of campaign 2016.

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