Monica Wehby, the Republican nominee to run against Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, has decided to confront questions about her past with an advertisement scheduled for statewide release. The ad starts with the bold declaration by Wehby that she is not a psycho. – Read the full article
The past week (04/20 – 04/26) has been one of the worst for Republicans since the government shutdown last fall.
From the short term perspective, the biggest news was the spectacular implosion of conservative cause celebre Cliven Bundy. While that reversal of conservative fortune was certainly epic in real time, chances are that in early November most Americans will barely remember the events in Nevada over the past several weeks. – Read the full article
Previous posts about the National Popular Vote Initiative can be found here, here and here.
The National Popular Vote Initiative is a proposal that would give the electoral votes of participating states to the winner of the popular vote in presidential elections. – Read the full article
Jeanne and crew preparing the buffet.
On Saturday morning I was warmly welcomed into the home of Nancy and Jeanne (who put together a marvelous buffet. Jeanne actually got up early to cook! Thank you, Jeanne!). The purpose of my visit was to attend a brunch and meeting of Ruth’s List – the Florida affiliate of EMILY’s List. – Read the full article
The supreme court’s 5-4 McCutcheon decision further eroding campaign finance regulation is as good a reason as any for me to shamelessly plug Ready For Hillary.
Ready For Hillary is the site to go to for your Hillary 2016 gear. You can find H mugs, pens, baseball caps, hoodies, Irish shamrock St. – Read the full article
The general tone of this post will be pretty freaking defeatist, so let me start with my key to victory for Democrats in the coming midterm election. There are plenty of ideas about messages Democrats should use, like income disparity and defending Obamacare rather than running from it. – Read the full article
Arizona GOP congressional candidate: Slavery wasn’t so bad, ‘kept business rolling’ (via Raw Story )
An Arizona Republican who is running to represent the state’s 2nd District in Congress wrote on Facebook that the institution of slavery wasn’t really so hard on slaves and was actually good for the economy. – Read the full article
Donald Trump ended speculation about a possible run for N.Y. Governor, while stoking the hopes and dreams of Democrats that he will run for president in 2016.
Trump twittled: “While I won’t be running for Governor of New York State, a race I would have won, I have much bigger plans in mind — stay tuned, will happen!”
1st: The chances of Trump winning a statewide election in New York are remote at best. – Read the full article
There’s a so-called “Democrat” running in the Texas primary next month for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican John Cornyn. Kesha Rogers, an Obama-hatin’ fool carrying Obama-as-Hitler posters and demanding his impeachment is the fake Democrat leading in the latest polls. – Read the full article
When the Republicans come after our nominee, and you know they will — now I personally believe they should be so embarrassed by the failed record of President Bush that they should say they won’t field a candidate, but I’m afraid they will — and so once again we know exactly what they will do. – Read the full article
Being FUNNY does NOT disqualify someone from running for State Office. But according to some folks in the Democratic party,”being funny” is a reason NOT to vote for Kinky Friedman.
Kinky Friedman is running for Texas AG Commissioner. He has drawn two opponents in the Democratic Primary; Jim Hogan and Hugh Fitzsimons. – Read the full article
All Things Democrat is recruiting volunteer Research Assistants for our Election Reporting project. We especially need volunteers located in the western states, but we also have openings in the central states.
See details on the Recruiting Assistant positions at Jobs4Dems.com. – Read the full article