Plainspoken intent to steal

Votes, that is. From the Bergen Record: [Governor Chris] Christie stressed the need to keep Republicans in charge of states — and overseeing state-level voting regulations — ahead of the next presidential election. Christie made his push at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in Washington, D.C., where he ran down a list of states …

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“Republican Cuts Kill”

In a Facebook post this morning I wrote the following with a link to a Joan Walsh essay at Salon. Quoting her: “Isn’t it fair to ask whether the constant denigration of government, and the resulting defunding, now makes it harder to handle what everyone agrees are core government functions?” I continued in my own …

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Hawai’i Dems have candidate

1,769. That’s the number of votes which separated incumbent Senator Brian Schatz from his challenger in the delayed finish of last Saturday’s primary election. There were two precincts in the Puna district of the Big Island which remained unopen last weekend due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Iselle’s impact on the region. Senator Schatz prevailed over US …

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Oh man, these guys are dumb

We all know that state legislatures are often the stepping stones for ambitious pols who want to go work at the Capitol Building in DC (3 of 7 Democrats running this year for US District One in Honolulu are State Senators or Representatives; another 3 are City Councilmembers). It’s often useful to point out how …

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Well, fudge

McConnell defeats Bevin in Kentucky Senate primary. Well, it was probably too much to hope for. It sure would have made Alison Grimes’s chances of winning in November easier if she got to run against a complete loony like Bevin rather than the tough old bird Mitch McConnell is. After tonight’s primaries she and McConnell …

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“Look down on those who get assistance”

This is Thom Tillis. He just won a Republican primary this week and will be Kay Hagan’s opponent for US Senate in NC this fall. You know what? This guy was considered the Republicans’ “Establishment” candidate in the primary. His two opponents were even more out there. Ed Kilgore at The Washington Monthly’s Political Animal …

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