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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is also a large number of key governor races this fall , haven't spent much time discussing them


whats interesting is where the main races are , its not necessary the states you'd think of


some moderate republican governor's in very liberal states are seemingly safe this year ( Maryland , Vermont , New Hampshire and Mass )


republican governors in very republican states like ( Texas , Alabama , Arkansas , South Dakota , Arizona , South Carolina , Nebraska , Wyoming , Idaho ) are mostly safe too


incumbent democratic governors are mostly safe in ( Minnesota , Pennsylvania , Rhode Island , Connecticut , New York and California where its an open race and actually a republican challenger this year )


but the real battles are in an odd mix of swing states and some normally safe republican states

there are intense races for governor in states like ( Florida , Georgia , Ohio , Wisconsin , Iowa . Kansas , Nevada )


I recall reading that Florida has never had a democratic governor , but Rick Scott is not running this year . the new GOP candidate is lower profile , however the democratic candidate is black and seen as very liberal for the state . there is also an unusually strong black democratic candidate in Georgia who would be the first black female governor if elected

Wisconsin and Iowa would normally be safe GOP states or at least safe for the incumbent governors who have won races before . Scott walker in Wisconsin has faced several intense liberal challenges for his job but always beat them rather easily but this year polling seems tighter and his normal victory seems less of a guarantee )



https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/governor/2018_elections_governor_map.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
Elizabeth Warren never fails to give us a laff ... with her claims of never-ending feminine entitlement She got on the faculty at Harvard because she presented herself far a Cherokee lawyer. Well, she's 1/1054th native which is true enough for lawyers ... or women.

What blows my mind is that she actually thinks this vindicates her!

I think this is the end of her candidacy, frankly. What says Not ready for the job more than this?



Democrats would be crazy to pick her as there presidential candidate to face off against trump . she in unhinged and pure crazy


to release a statement and DNA test claiming she might be less than 1 % native is ridiculous to say the least


I really can't understand why she'd be so popular in her own state , other than its such a liberal area they would of voted for whoever the democratic nominee was that year
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a couple new senate polls

Ted Cruz still leads in texas by 7 points and this was in the new CNN poll



Democrat Feinstein is ahead by 14 points in California in a bizarre race that does not even include a republican but another democrat thanks to California's bizarre primary system



Cantwell an incumbent democrat is ahead by 14 points in Washington state , not exactly a surprise



https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/senate/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more new polls , 2 from Florida


Rick Scott Republican is ahead by 2 points over senator Nelson



Gillium the democrat leads the governor race but only by 1 point


Menendez a democrat leads in New Jersey by 7 points


also 2 polls for the California Governor race


one has Newsom the democrat leading by 23 points and other by 8 points over republican Cox



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newt Gingrich: Republicans’ new rallying cry is ‘Remember Kavanaugh’ and it may lead them to midterm victory


Newt GingrichOPINION By Newt Gingrich | Fox News



Newt Gingrich's honest look at the 2018 midterm races

Former House speaker and Fox News contributor gives his take on the balance of power in Washington.

In the last few days I have been in Seattle, Dallas and Des Moines.


In airports, on airplanes, in hotels and in restaurants, I have been approached again and again by people who are glad Republicans stood up for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and took on the left. Not a single person has been hostile or negative in five days of travel (and Seattle is hardly lacking in liberals).


I do not remember any political event that has so galvanized Americans. More than 20 million people watched Kavanaugh’s tough, aggressive defense of his family and his life at his Senate confirmation hearing, and it clearly had a powerful impact.

The national conversation has clearly continued to build toward a condemnation of the left and a sense of defending decent people from smears and character assassination.

One startling moment came in Des Moines, when Irene Seuntjens of Ankeny, Iowa walked up to me at the Iowa History Center and announced: “I am a 75-year-old lifetime Democrat who switched to Republican, and I am now volunteering for the GOP candidates.”

Furthermore, members of Seuntjens’ whole family in Iowa, Georgia, Oregon and Wisconsin are also now Republicans. She told me: “The viciousness against Kavanaugh was the last straw. The Democrats are no longer the party of John Kennedy that I belonged to when I was young.”

Seuntjens’ testimonial was reinforced by Merle Miller of Iowa City (home of the University of Iowa and maybe the most liberal town in Iowa) who said: “It comes down to jobs versus mobs.”

The initial polls in state after state have shown a real shift toward the Republicans.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is pulling away in Texas.

Republican Kevin Cramer has a remarkable lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota.

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has begun to pull away from Democratic candidate Fred Hubbell in the Iowa governor race.

In Tennessee, former Gov. Phil Bredesen is beginning to fall behind Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn for a Senate seat.

In a Senate race in Arizona, a real gap is opening for Republican Rep. Martha McSally, as Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s own crazy comments have surfaced as a hardline left-winger more suited to Berkeley than Phoenix.

As I am writing this, the Senate race in Nevada has gone from very close (with Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen occasionally ahead by 1 or 2 points) to Republican Sen. Dean Heller gaining a 7-point lead.

In West Virginia, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin – the only Democrat to vote to confirm Kavanaugh – has seen his re-election race tighten up.

And the Senate Democrats’ election fund has just dumped $3 million into New Jersey, suggesting that party leaders are worried about Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s race against Republican Bob Hugin.

I think three things relating to Justice Kavanaugh have happened to change the dynamic against the Democrats and for the Republicans.

First, the sheer viciousness of the smears, lies and character assassination against Kavanaugh galvanized Republicans who had been relatively passive about the election.

Now Republicans are deeply angry about the Democrats’ dishonesty and nastiness.

Republicans were especially offended by the left’s behavior because Kavanaugh has two young daughters who had to endure such personal lies about their father. The Republican base’s energy is dramatically higher than it was two weeks ago.

If “Remember the Alamo” was a rallying cry for Texans, “Remember Kavanaugh” has become a rallying cry for Republicans.

Second, 2018 has become the year when the mask came off the Democratic Party.

On issue after issue, Democrats have become radical advocates of radical policies – policies that they are willing to use radical, coercive actions to force on the American people.

Democrats’ support for open borders, sanctuary cities, government-run health care, higher taxes, bigger government, and endless resistance, investigations and threats of impeachment have all seemed radical.

The Democrats’ intensely hostile description of their opponents – deplorables; people who consort with evil; and people who should be kicked, confronted, and driven out of restaurants and stores – all seem to be a radical break with the American system.

Watching Democratic activists scratch at the Supreme Court doors, they seemed out of control. The behavior of these radical activists is becoming a definer of the Democratic Party – reinforced by incumbent Senate Democrats who are using similar language and tactics in Senate hearing rooms.

For many Americans the mask is off and the Democrats have become a frighteningly dangerous party.

Third, the Kavanaugh fight drove home how much politics and government have become a team sport.

For weeks it was clear that the effort to confirm Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was a fight between the Republican team led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and the Democratic team led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

I first realized how big this shift was when I saw the changing poll numbers in North Dakota and Tennessee. Suddenly voters were saying to the Democratic candidates: “I know who you are –you are on the Schumer team.”

There was no middle ground. Democrats like Bredesen and Heitkamp who claim to be “moderate” were shrugged off because their first vote was going to be for the radical party to be in charge.

I am reminded of a special election in Alabama during the Reagan years. The race was very, very close until two things happened. Vice President George H.W. Bush came to campaign for the Republican candidate and Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts came to campaign for the Democrat.

Within a week there was a 20-point gap, as all of the undecideds concluded that they did not want to send a “moderate” supported by Ted Kennedy to Washington.

The same team identity test is building and virtually guarantees Republicans will gain seats in the Senate and may keep their majority in the House.

The three Kavanaugh impacts have been dramatically reinforced by President Trump crisscrossing the country to huge, enthusiastic rallies, where he drives home the messages day after day.

The Kavanaugh fight is going to prove to be a major turning point in American politics.


https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-republicans-new-rallying-cry-is-remember-kavanaugh-and-it-may-lead-them-to-midterm-victory
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2018 Election-Night Scorecard

Follow these races closely to determine which party has the upper hand in the midterms.



Josh Kraushaar @HotlineJosh

} Oct. 16, 2018, 8 p.m.



Election Day is just under three weeks away, and the contours of the political landscape are growing clearer. Democrats are poised to make major gains in the suburbs, putting them in commanding position to retake the House majority. The biggest unknown is whether Democrats will ride a huge anti-Trump tidal wave, or whether late Republican engagement can limit their losses.

In the Senate, the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation nationalized the election in the red-state battlegrounds, significantly boosting the fortunes of several GOP challengers. Last month, Democrats looked like they could cut into the GOP’s razor-thin 51-49 majority in the upper chamber; now Republicans are well-positioned to expand their advantage. But the difference between Republicans netting one seat and picking up three is significant, and will go a long way in determining whether Democrats can win back control of the upper chamber in two years. If Democrats win back the presidency in 2020, having the Senate is crucial to their ability to get anything done.

For a sense of the political temperature, I will be closely watching five House and Senate races to get an early read on which party holds the upper hand. Most are concentrated in the early time zones, but there’s one Western race that will speak volumes about whether the national environment will trump candidate quality.

1. Kentucky-06: Rep. Andy Barr (R) vs. Amy McGrath (D)

Last week, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden held dueling rallies in Kentucky’s most competitive congressional district, which contains the Democratic epicenter of the state (Lexington) along with rural small towns where the president is still popular.

McGrath, a political novice and decorated Marine fighter pilot, stormed out of the gates with a stunning primary upset and began the race against Barr with a double-digit advantage. She’s raised over $6.6 million for the campaign, the third-most of any Democratic House candidate in the country. But an avalanche of GOP attacks, highlighting her liberal positions on abortion and immigration, are coming back to haunt her. She’s also avoided negative attacks on her opponent, an unconventional decision that’s helping him pull ahead.

If Democrats simply surge in the suburbs and don’t make inroads in Trump-friendly districts, they still are well-positioned to win back the House. But if they can’t pick up this longtime bellwether—with one of their most decorated recruits—their gains are likely to be on the lower end of expectations.

2. Indiana Senate: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) vs. Mike Braun (R)

In September, this race was looking increasingly challenging for Republicans to win. Donnelly’s low-key, pragmatic demeanor had given him a consistently narrow advantage over Republican Braun, while the GOP attacks were all over the map without any coherent theme. Donnelly, who was one of three Democrats to support Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, was seen as a likely supporter of Kavanaugh—a move that would burnish his moderate reputation.

Then, immediately after the contentious Kavanaugh hearings, Donnelly announced his opposition to the nominee. It gave Braun a rallying cry in the race, and boosted his partisan support. The race is still razor-tight, according to operatives in both parties. Polls in Indiana close at 6 p.m. local time; early results will foreshadow which side holds the advantage in the battle for the Senate.

3. Virginia-07: Rep. Dave Brat (R) vs. Abigail Spanberger (D)

The debate between Brat and Spanberger this week showcased the competing political philosophies between the two candidates. Brat, a tea partier swept into office after beating then-Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary, has continued to run as a hard-liner in a conservative-minded suburban Richmond district where President Trump isn’t particularly popular. Spanberger, a former CIA operative, has touted her moderate positions on trade, immigration, and deficits to woo independent voters to her side.

Brat tied Spanberger to Nancy Pelosi at least 21 times during the debate—an acknowledgment that he needs to make her an unacceptable alternative. But he also risks being seen as out of the mainstream himself by echoing Trump’s restrictionist rhetoric and supporting the president’s tariffs.

If Spanberger’s play for moderate voters prevails in a district that Trump won by 6 points, a lot of other Republican-held suburban seats are poised to fall.

4. Florida-27: Donna Shalala (D) vs. Maria Elvira Salazar (R)

Does partisanship or identity matter more in congressional campaigns? This Miami-based seat, held by retiring GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, once looked like a definite Democratic pickup. The district backed Hillary Clinton by 20 points in 2016, and is filled with Hispanic voters turned off by the president’s nativist rhetoric.

But after Democrats nominated the 77-year-old Shalala, who would be the second-oldest freshman ever elected to the House of Representatives, the political dynamic changed. Shalala is running against Salazar, a longtime television anchor for Univision who speaks fluent Spanish. Shalala, the Health and Human Services secretary during the Clinton administration, doesn’t speak Spanish at all—a glaring disadvantage in a predominantly Hispanic district. Polls show the race highly competitive.

One of the surprising developments of this election is how underwhelming Democrats are faring in districts with sizable Hispanic populations. Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida, and Young Kim in California all have strong shots to hold diverse Democratic-friendly seats. Gov. Rick Scott is effectively persuading Hispanic voters for his Senate race in Florida, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is up double digits against a Democrat seeking to energize his state’s Latino population. If Sen. Dean Heller prevails against the odds in Nevada, it will be because the Hispanic vote didn’t turn out.

A Salazar victory in Miami would signal that the blue wave isn’t occurring in all the Clinton districts, and would temper the likelihood of a Democratic landslide.

5. Arizona Senate: Rep. Martha McSally (R) vs. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D)

By the time Arizona’s results come in, both parties will already have a good sense of how they’re faring nationally. But the race between two members of Congress is testing whether a flawed Democratic candidate—with boatloads of baggage from her days as an antiwar activist—can still prevail in a swing state thanks to a national Democratic tide. McSally, who held a moderate voting record in the House for most of her tenure, has evolved into a reliable Trump booster as she seeks to win conservative-minded voters statewide.

Sinema led McSally throughout most of the race, benefiting from her carefully crafted image as a bipartisan problem solver with a willingness to buck her party. But a steady stream of revelations about her rabble-rousing past have raised questions about her authenticity. Reports of Sinema cohosting a radio show with a 9/11 truther, summoning witches to an anti-war rally, and criticizing her own state for its conservative politics have come back to haunt her, and is costing her support in the closing weeks of the race.

This race looks like it’s going to be one of the closest in the country. The favorable national environment for Democrats, in a suburban state that’s trending their way, should give them an advantage. But if Sinema’s radical past costs them in a swing state, Democrats will be facing the likelihood of a deeper Senate minority.

For more from Josh Kraushaar, subscribe to the “Against the Grain” podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( more on the florida polls mentioned earlier , although statistically tied , the 2 republicans are leading among people who have already voted )



Republicans Scott and DeSantis Hold Early Voting Leads in Florida



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by JOHN NOLTE
17 Oct 2018623


LISTEN TO STORY

2:43

The first poll released after Hurricane Michael shows Republicans enjoying early vote leads in Florida’s closely watched U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races.
Prior to Michael, incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson enjoyed a small but persistent lead in almost every poll against his Republican challenger, sitting Florida Gov. Rick Scott.


Post-Michael, in a survey conducted by St. Pete Polls, Scott now leads 49 to 47 percent.



Among those who have already voted, Scott sits at the magic number of 50 percent.

Helping Scott is his approval rating for how he handled last week’s hurricane. A full 61 percent approve of the job he did, while only 21 percent disapprove.

Ron DeSantis, the Republican hoping to replace Scott, was also losing in every poll taken pre-Michael to Democrat Andrew Gillum — sometimes by margins as high as five to nine points.


The St. Pete Poll, though, shows the race statistically tied, with Gillum up only one point, 47 to 46 percent. But…

Among those who have already voted, DeSantis leads Gillum by four points, 49 to 45 percent.


For his handling of Michael, Gillum, the current mayor of Tallahassee, sits at 44 percent approval, 30 percent disapproval.

Scott and DeSantis sitting in the lead in early voting is a positive sign. In swing states, Democrats tend to out-hustle the GOP on this front.

Also in the GOP’s favor is the news that this poll comes with an asterisk due to where Michael hit hardest — the Panhandle, which tends to lean Republican. Florida Politics reports that those areas were under-sampled in this poll.


Finally, the polls show Scott and DeSantis surging in important demographics. In past polls, Democrats Gillum and Nelson enjoyed healthy leads among Independents. Now those leads have dwindled to just two and five percent, respectively.

The same is true of women.

This is just one poll, but it does fit with the real movement we have seen in other Senate races in favor of the GOP.

These other Senate races were also hit with a hurricane-of-sorts in the form of the bitter and ugly Supreme Court confirmation fight over Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats not only lost that confirmation battle, their obscene political tactics united the Republican party in ways that seemed impossible only two weeks ago.


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/17/republicans-scott-and-desantis-hold-early-voting-leads-in-florida/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a couple new polls


New York senate - Gillibrand Democrat leads by 25 points and New York governor Cuomo democrat leads by 23 points



New Jersey Menendez democrat leads by 9 points



a Tennessee poll has Bredesen the democrat ahead by 1 point although its from a little known pollster ( Vanderbilt university ) a small private college in Nashville TN



https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/elections/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( although unlikely to actually win the Texas senate seat , Beto O'Rourke is now saying he'd vote for impeachment , seems like a cry for attention )



Beto O'Rourke would vote for Trump's impeachment, says 'there is enough' evidence


By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News


Beto O’Rourke: Who is he?

Tightening polls in the Texas Senate race show Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) has launched a formidable challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). 

Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke said on Thursday he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if elected.


O’Rourke, who’s running against incumbent Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, reiterated his belief at a CNN town hall that Trump should be impeached, saying “there is enough there” to begin the impeachment process.


“I haven't,” he replied to a question whether he changed his mind since he called for the president’s impeachment last summer after the Trump-Putin summit in Finland. He explained that the summit was “collusion in action.”

“There may be an open question as to whether the president, then the candidate, sought to collude with the Russian government in 2016,” the Democrat continued, pointing to the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.

“[And when in] broad daylight, on Twitter, he asked his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to end the Russia investigation, I would say that's obstruction in action,” he added. “The best course to get there so that every member has all the facts and that they are compelling enough to do the right thing is to allow the full Independence and integrity of the Bob Mueller investigation.”


O’Rourke was pressed whether he would still vote for impeachment of the president without seeing the conclusions, to which O’Rourke answered that there’s enough proof to begin the impeachment process.

“I would liken impeachment to an indictment. There is enough there to proceed with the trial for a full vetting of the facts and to make the best-informed decision in the interests of this country and our future,” he said.


"I would liken impeachment to an indictment. There is enough there to proceed with the trial for a full vetting of the facts and to make the best informed decision in the interests of this country and our future."
— Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke

O’Rourke’s unapologetic support for Trump’s impeachment signals the changing tide among Democrats. While a number of Congressional Democrats introduced efforts to impeach the president, the Democratic leadership is wary of such drastic measures amid fears it will backfire politically.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday dismissed the efforts to impeach Trump. “I think an impeachment, to use that word, is very divisive,” she said. “That isn’t a path that I would like to go down.”


Former Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview on Wednesday that he hopes the Democrats won’t try to begin the impeachment process if they retake the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

“I hope they don’t,” Biden said told “CBS This Morning,” before adding that his party should wait for the conclusions of the Russia probe. “I think we should wait until [Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report] comes out.”

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows Cruz leading the Senate race by 9 points, but O’Rourke holds a 24-point lead among Hispanic voters.


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/beto-orourke-would-vote-for-trumps-impeachment-says-there-is-enough-evidence
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Why would anyone expect the Republicans to retaliate?
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Ohio Dem Senator Sherrod Brown Accused of Making Unwanted Sexual Advance Against Woman
Cristina Laila by Cristina Laila October 19, 2018


Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) threatened to take legal action against his Republican opponent Rep. Jim Renacci Thursday after the Congressman accused him of making an unwanted sexual advance against a woman over 30 years ago.
The Washington Times reported:

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Mr. Renacci’s Senate campaign released a lengthy statement by attorney Laura Mills telling the story of a “very credible” and “professional” unnamed woman who has accused Mr. Brown of making “an unexpected, uninvited, unwanted, and sudden advance, roughly pushing her up against a wall” in the late 1980s.

“It did stop after she expressed dismay and very firmly pulled away, explaining that was not her style nor why she was there,” Ms. Mills’ statement read. “He then said he remembered what she had on the day they had met some time earlier and that he had been attracted to her. Although she was able to defuse the situation, it did shake her up and she told friends about it as soon as she got home. They wanted her to report it but, she chose not to do so because it did stop.”

The statement made no mention of when or where the incident allegedly occurred or the events leading up to that point. How the two came to know each other was only explained in that she met him through the “course of her work.” It said she didn’t report the incident because it stopped in that moment.


On Wednesday, Republican Congressman Renacci told the Enquirer that “multiple women” contacted him and told him they were assaulted by Sherrod Brown.

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“I’ve had multiple women contact me and say I was assaulted by Sherrod Brown,” Renacci said.

Renacci said the allegations stem from the period between Brown’s first marriage, which ended in 1987, and his current marriage, which began in 2004

“It’s more than just one instance,” Renacci said. “That makes it even worse.”

Brown’s campaign denied Renacci’s claims.

“Congressman Renacci’s failed and desperate campaign gets worse every day,” Brown’s campaign said in a statement.


For months, Renacci has hammered Brown on a three-decade-old domestic abuse allegation and restraining order filed against him by his ex-wife in 1986 amid a contentious divorce.

Sherrod Brown sent a cease and desist letter to Rep. Renacci demanding he stop “making unsubstantiated and false claims about something that never happened.”

The irony is rich with this one because Sherrod Brown opposed Brett Kavanaugh…New rules–guilty until proven innocent, Mr. Brown!
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/ohio-dem-senator-sherrod-brown-accused-of-making-unwanted-sexual-advance-against-woman/?omhide=true&utm_source=TGP+Communications&utm_campaign=f6bd27891a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_10_19&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b3f16dae4d-f6bd27891a-18695237
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couple new senate polls


McSally the republican leads by 2 points in Arizona over the democrat




in Maine Angus King the independent democrat senator leads by 27 points




https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/elections/
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( another case of someone making threats to high profile republican figures )


New York man threatened to kill 2 senators who supported Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation


Kathleen Joyce By Kathleen Joyce | Fox News



Ronald DeRisi, 74, of Smithtown, N.Y., was charged Friday with threatening federal officials.

A New York man threatened to kill two senators for supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, federal prosecutors said.


Ronald DeRisi, 74, of Smithtown, N.Y., was charged Friday with threatening federal officials. He was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation Friday, Newsday reported. DeRisi was ordered to be detained because he “could pose a danger to the community.”


The senators who received the threatening messages were not named by officials.

Prosecutors said DeRisi began leaving the voicemails on Sept. 27, the day Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and denied sexually assaulting California psychologist Christine Blasey Ford decades ago.


In the first voicemail, DeRisi did not identify himself but claimed to have a “present” for the senator, according to a criminal complaint.

“It’s a nine-millimeter,” he said, according to the complaint. “Side of your [expletive] … skull … Yeah Kavanaugh – I don’t think so.”

In another call left on the other senator’s phone, the message said, “Listen … don’t you know the guy’s a sex offender? How could you not know that … I’m gonna get you,” according to Newsday.

U.S. Capitol Police said DeRisi left 10 voicemails at the senators' offices.

DeRisi made the calls from a pre-paid cellphone that authorities traced to his debit card, prosecutors said.


Investigators used cellphone records and “location information” from a phone provider to determine the calls were placed in the vicinity of DeRisi’s home in Suffolk County, according to the criminal complaint. They found ammunition and a BB gun at DeRisi’s home after a search warrant was executed, The New York Times reported.

DeRisi previously pleaded guilty to making other harassing calls in a case that involved at least 15 calls he placed to a victim’s home and office, according to the complaint.

DeRisi’s attorney, Peter Brill, said his client was “not able to comprehend right and wrong.” Brill said DeRisi “is not a physical threat to anyone.”

Threatening to kill a U.S. official is a federal crime that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.


https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-man-threatened-to-kill-2-senators-who-supported-brett-kavanaughs-confirmation
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The Democrat leadership are openly using civility as a hostage to get re-elected.

Is it any wonder that, amongst the True Believers, there aren't a few unhinged inidividuals who take things further than was called for?
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And the Republicans -- or some of them -- are following the Democrats down the rabbit-hole ...
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Angry Mob of Protesters Confronts Nancy Pelosi – ‘Socialism Sucks’

By Randy DeSoto
October 19, 2018 at 4:45pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was jeered by anti-communist protesters at a campaign event in South Florida earlier this week.

The Miami Herald reported that Pelosi was stumping for two House Democratic candidates, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, at an event in Coral Gables when the protesters confronted her.

According to the Herald, Pelosi raised the ire of the Cuban American community in South Florida because the event originally was to include fellow California Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who had praised former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro following his death in late November 2016. Lee has also voted against sanctioning Venezuela’s socialist dictatorial regime.

At the time of Castro’s death, the Oakland Democrat told The San Jose Mercury Times that “we need to stop and pause and mourn his loss” and that she was “very sad for the Cuban people.”

“He led a revolution in Cuba that led social improvements for his people,” Lee said of Castro.

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The congresswoman also chastised then President-elect Donald Trump for seeming to celebrate the death of the brutal dictator in a brief tweet, “Fidel Castro is dead!”

“It’s not presidential at all,” Lee contended.

With controversy regarding her planned attendance at the event building, the lawmaker bowed out, opting to campaign in neighboring Georgia instead.

Politico reported that about 57 percent of the district’s voters where Shalala is running to replace retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are Hispanic, the bulk of whom are Cuban-American.
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It feels like this is a mistake. This just lowers the standards of debate. All it will do, over the long haul, is increase the size of the Apathy Party.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

couple new polls


Missouri - Hawley the republican is leading incumbent democrat ( McCaskill ) by 1 point



Florida - 2 CNN polls and I think they might of over sampled democrats

senate has incumbent Nelson leading by 5 points over Rick Scott , bigger lead than other recent polls


and Governor has Gillum Democrat leading by 12 points which is a much bigger lead than any of the other polls


https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/elections/
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