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Marquee Midwest races set after historic primary night
Primary season continued its steady march toward November Tuesday night as voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin took to the polls to choose candidates for a number of competitive general election contests. In Vermont, Democrats made history by nominating the first transgender c
Diverse candidates rule the night and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries
In Wisconsin and Minnesota -- two states where Democrats hope to rebound after losing ground to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election -- voters chose their nominees for governor, the Senate and several competitive House races. In Vermont and Connecticut, the competition was largely intra-party
Women poised to make political history, and other takeaways from Tuesday primaries
WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's primaries in four states teed up competitive races this fall while positioning several women candidates to make history. Here are some takeaways from races in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut and Vermont:Game on, Wisconsin Democrats are energized to make inroads in two key
Unpopular Donald Trump Blames Popular John Kasich for GOP’s Near-Loss in Ohio
John Kasich outside the White House earlier this year, for probably the last time.Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesHate to say it, but it appears our president may have tweeted inaccurate information this morning. In a little breather from his morning assault on Omarosa Manigault-Newman, President Trump offe
Ohio Secretary Of State Condemns False Claims About Voter Fraud
Ohio’s secretary of state subtly condemned the right-wing websites, includingBreitbart, that published stories last week alleging that 170 listed registered voters in the state’s 12th congressional district were over the age of 116.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Spending Her Political Capital Now, Critics Be Damned
Since her remarkable Democratic primary win on June 26,Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezhas toured the country, done Sunday shows, appeared on late-night TV andraised moneyfor like-minded candidates.It has been a stunning rise for a 28-year-oldself-described Democratic Socialistwho emerged from relatively an
Jahana Hayes Could Be Connecticut's First Black Democrat In Congress
If Hayes goes on to victory in November, she would beConnecticut’s first black Democrat in Congress. Hayes, who grew up in housing projects in Waterbury, spoke toThe New York Timesabout potentially being the state’s first nonwhite congressional Democrat.
Somali-American Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Dem primary
The nation's first Somali-American legislator, Ilhan Omar (D), won the Minnesota Democratic primary on Tuesday night. The Associated Press called the race for Omar with 93 percent of precincts reporting. She won 48 percent of the vote. Omar and Michigan Democratic nominee Rashida Tlaib are aiming t
The Note: More than irony in play for Trump
From the White House to Wisconsin ... Oh, the irony. First, let's be clear, the president himself has added to the tabloid-like drama unfolding this week as former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman continues her book tour. He has tweeted about her constantly, blowing oxygen on stories
Democrat bizarrely says running for Congress is like fighting in World War II
Running for public office is an incredibly draining undertaking that is fundamental to our democracy. Running for public office is not, however, the same as staring down fire hoses at a civil rights protest or storming the beaches of Nazi-occupied France.Someone really, really needs to tell that to
White Nationalist Paul Nehlen Loses GOP Primary For Paul Ryan's House Seat
Paul Nehlen, right, is introduced at a "Drain the Swamp" campaign rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore last December. Moore lost the special election that month; Nehlen lost his bid for a House seat in Wisconsin on Tuesday.(Bill Clark via Getty Images)
Kasich: Ohio race results a message to Republicans to ‘stop the chaos’
"What you had is a, I think, a message from the voters to the Republicans that you've got to stop the chaos and you've got to get more in tune and stop alienating people," said Kasich, who represented the district from 1983-2001.
Ilhan Omar Wins Democratic Primary For Congress In Minnesota
If Omar wins the seat, she will become one of the nation’sfirst Muslim women in Congress― she’ll likely be joined in the historic feat by fellow DemocratRashida Tlaib, who won her primary for a House seat in Michigan last week, all but guaranteeing her a win in November and a spot in the nation’s hi
Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs
Both states showed dramatic increases in participation as voters picked candidates for Congress, Senate and governor, with Minnesota’s turnout surpassing a two-decade high and Wisconsin’s hitting levels not seen for a state primary since at least 2002.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s opponents are getting desperate and nonsensical
My dad used to say that it’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt. I should have heeded that advice more often growing up, and some groups opposing Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court would do better to heed that advice now.The group
Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win
Ilhan Omar, a progressive state legislator, will win the Democratic primary in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, CNN projects.
Randy Bryce's wild ride
Though polls looked close in the final days of the race, Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce comfortably won his primary for the Democratic Party's nomination in retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., congressional district on Tuesday.But it wasn't a cake walk for Bryce, who was plagued by a steady strea
2016 National Teacher of the Year could be Connecticut's first black Democrat in Congress
President Barack Obama named Hayes, who was then teaching social studies at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, National Teacher of the Year in 2016. She was celebrated for her story: She grew up in a housing project in Waterbury, was raised by her grandmother while her mother struggled with d
Jahana Hayes wins Democratic primary to replace retiring Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Etsy
Democrat Jahana Hayes won the Democratic primary Tuesday ninth to replace to retiring Rep. Elizabeth Etsy in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.Esty announced her retirement earlier this year after facing public pressure over how she handled sexual harassment allegations against a staffer. Wit
Trump signs defense bill but snubs the senator the legislation is named after - John McCain
FORT DRUM, N.Y. - President Trump on Monday signed a sprawling $716 billion defense bill named for John McCain at a ceremony here, but he made no public mention of the ailing senator who has been among his harshest Republican critics. In a 25-minute address to troops, Trump praised the U.S. militar