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Want White Working Class Voters to Support Democrats? Strengthen Unions - Rewire.News

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:07

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Want White Working Class Voters to Support Democrats? Strengthen Unions
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Based on data from surveys and in-depth focus groups, Guy Molyneux of Hart Research Associates estimates that more than one-third of white working class voters are neither hard-core conservatives nor fervent liberals, but middle-of-the-road moderates ...

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Want White Working Class Voters to Support Democrats? Strengthen Unions - Rewire.News

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:07

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Want White Working Class Voters to Support Democrats? Strengthen Unions
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Based on data from surveys and in-depth focus groups, Guy Molyneux of Hart Research Associates estimates that more than one-third of white working class voters are neither hard-core conservatives nor fervent liberals, but middle-of-the-road moderates ...

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Democrats go left, Republicans go to Trump as Minnesota candidates veer to the poles before Tuesday's primary - Washington Post

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:06

Washington Post

Democrats go left, Republicans go to Trump as Minnesota candidates veer to the poles before Tuesday's primary
Washington Post
Republicans, here as elsewhere, saw the 2016 election as the start of a conservative wave and are hewing closer and closer to the president — making Minnesota an example of the nation's swing away from the middle and toward the political poles. The ...
A state narrowly divided: In Minnesota, many races are up for grabsSFGate

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Texas Democrats Fired Up Over Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Progressive Platform - NPR

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:32

Texas Democrats Fired Up Over Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Progressive Platform
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O'Rourke has fired up liberals by running on a platform of clear, progressive positions. The question is whether that can get him elected in a state as Republican as ... This is Texas, after all, where the last great Democratic hope, state Senator ...

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Son of prominent House Republican endorses the Democrat running for his father's seat - Washington Post

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:57

Washington Post

Son of prominent House Republican endorses the Democrat running for his father's seat
Washington Post
The son of one of the highest-ranking Republicans in Congress, retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, turned on his father's politics in a series of tweets and urged voters to flip the conservative district from red to blue. Bobby Goodlatte, a ...

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Every August 14 primary election you should know about, briefly explained - Vox

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:00

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Every August 14 primary election you should know about, briefly explained
Vox
The Minnesota governor's race is wide open, and election forecasters think it's a toss-up. The GOP could win a few House seats in Minnesota in historically conservative districts that have been sending Democrats to Congress for years. Republicans also ...
These Are the 7 GOP-Held CA Assembly Seats That May Flip to Democrats This Year — Ranked by FlippabilityAlterNet
Vulnerable Senate Democrats embrace Trump's wallNBCNews.com

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Meet The Candidates Who Want To Succeed Paul Ryan In Congress - Patch.com

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 13:09

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Meet The Candidates Who Want To Succeed Paul Ryan In Congress
Patch.com
14 get their first opportunity to whittle down the number of candidates who will eventually replace longtime Republican legislator and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's First Congressional District. In Wisconsin, Ryan appeared to ...

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The Connecticut governor's race, a rare 2018 opening for Republicans, explained - Vox

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:50

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The Connecticut governor's race, a rare 2018 opening for Republicans, explained
Vox
Democrats seem to have all the momentum in the 2018 midterm elections, but the Connecticut governor's race gives Republicans one of their few opportunities to win an elected office from the other party. Despite the state's heavy liberal lean, voters ...
Primary Briefing: Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota And WisconsinFiveThirtyEight
Here are the 9 big Senate races to watchCBS News
Wisconsin Prepares for a November SlugfestNew York Magazine
Slate Magazine -Sand Hills Express -Washington Post
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The Era of the Swing Justice Is Over. Here's How Democrats May Adapt - TIME

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:38

TIME

The Era of the Swing Justice Is Over. Here's How Democrats May Adapt
TIME
When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in June, Avery Gardiner began saying “No, no, no” at her desk so loudly that she interrupted a meeting in a conference room next door. The co-president of the Brady Campaign to ...

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What to do about partisanship on the Supreme Court | Opinion - PennLive.com

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:50

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What to do about partisanship on the Supreme Court | Opinion
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The Republican nominees are chosen from lists prepared and vetted by the Federalist Society and the American Heritage Foundation, two extreme right-wing think tanks funded by corporations and wealthy Americans. Both organizations look ... Liberal ...

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Past Progressive: Dan Kaufman's “The Fall of Wisconsin” - lareviewofbooks

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:30

Past Progressive: Dan Kaufman's “The Fall of Wisconsin”
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The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics is his account of how Wisconsinites now explain the stunning turnabout in their state's politics, which propelled Donald Trump to the White ...

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The race to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Democrats' white whale, explained - Vox

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 08:00

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The race to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Democrats' white whale, explained
Vox
Wisconsin Republicans like to say Gov. Scott Walker is unbeatable. The 2018 midterm elections will be the biggest test yet of that theory. If Walker wins reelection in November, it will be the fourth time the state has elected him to the governor's ...

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A Mennonite Democrat hopes her faith helps her connect with conservative voters - Washington Post

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 07:01

Washington Post

A Mennonite Democrat hopes her faith helps her connect with conservative voters
Washington Post
While the rise of the religious right united Christian and Republican interests in the 1980s, leading to a point today when most Republican lawmakers tout their church membership as bona fides, Democrats have become cagier about religion. “There's some ...

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Democratic socialists suffer another loss in Hawaii primary, as Dems notch gains elsewhere - Fox News

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 13:08

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Democratic socialists suffer another loss in Hawaii primary, as Dems notch gains elsewhere
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A fiscally conservative Democrat soundly defeated five other high-profile opponents to represent Honolulu in Congress on Saturday, including the architect of the state's legal challenge to President Trump's travel ban and a follower of Democrat ...
Why Media Pundits Are Wrong To Suggest Voters Rejected Socialism In Recent PrimariesShadowproof (blog)

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There's a lot at stake in Tuesday's primary. Here are a few things to watch for. - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 06:00

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

There's a lot at stake in Tuesday's primary. Here are a few things to watch for.
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Will Minnesota Democrats choose a St. Paul liberal, a Mankato moderate or the state's longtime attorney general as their hope for the state's next governor? ... Murphy, the party's endorsed candidate, has sought to position herself as the most liberal ...

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Wisconsin Faces a Political Crossroads Tuesday. Which Way Will It Go? - New York Times

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 05:00

New York Times

Wisconsin Faces a Political Crossroads Tuesday. Which Way Will It Go?
New York Times
Mr. Walker is still Wisconsin's governor, still harboring national ambitions, and Wisconsin Democrats and Republicans have only grown more divided over Mr. Trump and the state's place in national politics. ... Where else could Ron Johnson, the ...

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Commentary: Liberals: Stop worrying about Kavanaugh and start winning the political argument - Bend Bulletin

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 00:46

Commentary: Liberals: Stop worrying about Kavanaugh and start winning the political argument
Bend Bulletin
... in a piece titled "The Liberal Case for Kavanaugh Is Complete Crap," concludes that "there's no reason for Democrats to do anything but protest and make clear that we are witnessing the creation of an arch-conservative court that will likely hamper ...

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It's Been A Bad Week For Liberals - Townhall

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 00:01

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It's Been A Bad Week For Liberals
Townhall
It's a shame, really, as the more leftists who speak of their policy ideas, especially those with the “wisdom” of Alexandria in interviews, the more ammunition Republicans have against all Democrats this fall. It's why, while liberals seek to silence ...

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Are Democrats spoiling their blue wave? - Charlotte Observer (blog)

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 00:00

Charlotte Observer (blog)

Are Democrats spoiling their blue wave?
Charlotte Observer (blog)
A seismic shift recently occurred within the Democratic party that will shred the conventional wisdom held by the pundit class that we are in for a “blue wave” in November's midterm election. The buzz created by Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio ...
How do presidents impact party success during primary season?The Hill

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There's a lot at stake in Tuesday's primary. Here are a few things to watch for. - Grand Forks Herald

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 17:13

There's a lot at stake in Tuesday's primary. Here are a few things to watch for.
Grand Forks Herald
These are some of the questions voters will answer — or at least shed light on — Tuesday in the Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican parties' statewide primaries. Every registered voter can vote in one — but not both — of the primaries. The ...

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