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In South Jersey's 2nd District, Van Drew tops Democrats while Grossman gets GOP nod - WHYY

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 06:14

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In South Jersey's 2nd District, Van Drew tops Democrats while Grossman gets GOP nod
WHYY
The open seat is seen as a huge opportunity for Democrats to flip a seat long-held by the GOP, but the primary battle exposed a rift between party loyals bent on turning the seat blue and progressive voters yearning for more liberal candidates. From ...

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Why some employers are turning to progressive health benefits - Axios

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 04:34

Axios

Why some employers are turning to progressive health benefits
Axios
Notes: The Cook Partisan Voter Index is a measure of how liberal or conservative a district leans based on the two most recent elections. Pennsylvania PVI and vote margins reflect the 2016 district map prior to being redrawn. Data: Census Bureau 2012 ...

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Will More Blacks Vote Republican? - Townhall

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:01

Townhall

Will More Blacks Vote Republican?
Townhall
As we churn through primary season, laying the framework for November's elections, we're seeing the emergence of a new face of the Democratic Party -- more progressive, more left wing. The Democratic Party is delivering more candidates around the ...

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Will More Blacks Vote Republican? - Creators Syndicate

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:14

Creators Syndicate

Will More Blacks Vote Republican?
Creators Syndicate
As we churn through primary season, laying the framework for November's elections, we're seeing the emergence of a new face of the Democratic Party — more progressive, more left wing. The Democratic Party is delivering more candidates around the ...

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California primary to decide which two candidates for governor will make November ballot - Los Angeles Times

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:46

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California primary to decide which two candidates for governor will make November ballot
Los Angeles Times
The tactic was seen as a transparent attempt to elevate Cox among California conservatives so he would have enough Republican support to finish in the top two, squeezing out a more formidable Democrat. In left-leaning California, .... focused on ...
What To Watch For In The California Governor's RaceCapital Public Radio News
Trump-backed California gubernatorial candidate Cox could finish second Tuesday to secure November run-off spotCNBC
Primary battle: Crowded field of candidates for California governorDaily Democrat
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Councilman Jim Shulman enters race for Nashville vice mayor - The Tennessean

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:02

Councilman Jim Shulman enters race for Nashville vice mayor
The Tennessean
Shulman's background in Democratic politics could give him an advantage among progressive and Democratic voters against Weiner, who says she's fiscally conservative but socially liberal. Weiner considered a Republican run for Tennessee House in 2016.

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Princeton revisited: town Republicans persist despite strident opposition - The Daily Princetonian

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 15:21

The Daily Princetonian

Princeton revisited: town Republicans persist despite strident opposition
The Daily Princetonian
Sipprelle explained that the district had been gerrymandered in a 2011 Democratic redistricting effort which saw liberal towns like Princeton and South Brunswick moved into the district and conservative towns moved out. According to Sipprelle, shifting ...

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June 5 primary: live results for key races in California, New Jersey, South Dakota, New Mexico, Iowa, and Montana - Vox

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:45

Vox

June 5 primary: live results for key races in California, New Jersey, South Dakota, New Mexico, Iowa, and Montana
Vox
Tom McClintock, the incumbent Republican and the most conservative Congress member in California, is almost guaranteed the top spot in the “top two” primary system. But there's a heated ... Jessica Morse, 35, a national security strategist whose résumé ...

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5 Big Things to Know About the Critical California Primary - RollingStone.com

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:29

RollingStone.com

5 Big Things to Know About the Critical California Primary
RollingStone.com
If there are more Democratic candidates to split the liberal vote than there are Republican candidates to split the conservative vote, a scenario could arise in which no single Democratic candidate receives enough votes to finish in the top two, even ...

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Primary Day 2018 in Greater Morristown: Fights for Congress, freeholders, Morris Township committee - Morristown Green

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:08

Primary Day 2018 in Greater Morristown: Fights for Congress, freeholders, Morris Township committee
Morristown Green
The Democratic base is fired up, the Republican base is trying to hang on to its stronghold in the county, and each side is voting to elect the candidate most likely to win on Nov. 6, 2018, when the House of Representatives is up for grabs. In the end ...

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A Democrat who talks like a Republican could steal a major NC race from the GOP - McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 05:02

McClatchy Washington Bureau

A Democrat who talks like a Republican could steal a major NC race from the GOP
McClatchy Washington Bureau
On paper, a socially conservative Republican should trounce just about any Democrat here in North Carolina's Ninth District, which stretches from south suburban Charlotte east through more rural counties to the Fayetteville area. It went for President ...

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Primary Preview: Candidate Snapshots for All Contested Districts - NJ Spotlight

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:12

NJ Spotlight

Primary Preview: Candidate Snapshots for All Contested Districts
NJ Spotlight
In addition to the challenges for the Democratic and Republican nominations for the Senate, there are contests in one or both parties in all but three of the state's dozen House districts, which could also motivate voters. At the state level, the ...

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Parties face rural-urban divide in New Mexico primaries - Santa Fe New Mexican

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 00:10

Parties face rural-urban divide in New Mexico primaries
Santa Fe New Mexican
In Northern New Mexico, for example, progressives are taking on more conservative legislators in the Democratic Party and raising questions about who really belongs in what has been a big tent with wildly different factions. Republicans are grappling ...

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Princeton revisited: town Republicans persist despite strident opposition - The Daily Princetonian

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:56

Princeton revisited: town Republicans persist despite strident opposition
The Daily Princetonian
Sipprelle explained that the district had been gerrymandered in a 2011 Democratic redistricting effort which saw liberal towns like Princeton and South Brunswick moved into the district and conservative towns moved out. According to Sipprelle, shifting ...

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What To Watch For In The California Governor's Race - Capital Public Radio News

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 21:18

Capital Public Radio News

What To Watch For In The California Governor's Race
Capital Public Radio News
There are two leading Republicans — businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen — and three other prominent Democrats: former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Treasurer John Chiang and former state schools chief Delaine Eastin. If the ...
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OPINION: One reform to save America - The Daily Progress

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 19:15

The Daily Progress

OPINION: One reform to save America
The Daily Progress
There were liberal Republicans from places like the Northeast and conservative Republicans from the West. ... A district in Southern California, for example, might elect a Bernie Sanders-type progressive, a centrist business Democrat and a conservative.

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In Athens, a political 'earthquake' shakes as Democrats shift to left - MyAJC

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:25

MyAJC

In Athens, a political 'earthquake' shakes as Democrats shift to left
MyAJC
Georgia Democrats overwhelmingly endorsed a slate of more progressive candidates in May, headlined by Stacey Abrams for governor, but no place leaned further to the left than Athens. And it's here ... Voters offered a preview of the liberal lurch last ...

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Liberals must vote NDP to protect Ontario's progressive legacy - Toronto Star

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:40

Toronto Star

Liberals must vote NDP to protect Ontario's progressive legacy
Toronto Star
Liberals and other progressive Ontarians be warned: Doug Ford will make Mike Harris look like Bill Davis. The barbarians are truly at the gate, eager to hack revenues through tax cuts, then slash programs because there's no money to pay for them — a ...

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Democrats' ongoing reevaluation of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, explained - Vox

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:30

Vox

Democrats' ongoing reevaluation of Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, explained
Vox
Conversely, the intense post-Trump political mobilization of American women has made feminists much more assertive in Democratic Party politics, and the #MeToo cultural upheaval has caused progressives to rethink conduct they were happy to dismiss as ...

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Why I called on conservative students in a free speech fight - The Boston Globe

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:01

The Boston Globe

Why I called on conservative students in a free speech fight
The Boston Globe
In American history departments, according to a 2016 study of 40 leading institutions , registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a ratio of 33.5 to 1. The ratios are higher if you exclude older faculty members, so the trend is clearly the ...

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