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VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next

VA House Speaker Bouncing from One Scandal to Next
From the Democratic Party of Virginia: "Speaker [William] Howell is in a pretty bad place if he's trying to distract Virginians from the Terry Kilgore scandal by drawing attention to... the other Terry Kilgore scandal."
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Bill Clinton Campaigns for Iowa's Embattled Dem Senator Tom Harkin

Bill Clinton Campaigns for Iowa's Embattled Dem Senator Tom Harkin
Bill Clinton spoke at a steak fry in Iowa Tuesday to campaign for Senator Tom Harkin, and covered wide ground, from previous elections to Haiti to the Affordable Care Act. Always fantastic to see Clinton's famous charisma in action.
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VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In

VA's Medicaid Expansion Non-Starter: VA GOP Digs Its Heels In
As expected, the Virginia legislature's debate over Medicaid expansion was simply a farce. Republicans are scared of being 'primaried' in elections by even-further right tea partiers, and expanding health coverage to those who most need it is a non-starter.
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The Worst State GOP Candidate in CO History? Quite Possibly.

Meet Republican Ron Sandstrom, possibly the worst candidate for County Assessor in Jeffco history.
We've written extensively about the myriad of problems facing the Jefferson County Republican Party — and how those troubles may impact statewide races such as U.S. Senate and Governor — but we've
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Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff

Karl Rove Wants to Start a ‘Real Conversation About Issues That Matter,’ Not the Silly Women's Rights Stuff
Republican strategist Karl Rove is planning a full $6 million political advertising assault on Colorado voters in the coming weeks in support of U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner. The first-round ad hit the airwaves this week. It attempts to persuade Colorado women not to concern themselves primarily with Gardner’s record as a long-standing hardline anti-abortion lawmaker. The ad attempts to do this by changing the subject.
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GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race

GOP Pundits Freak Out as Dem Closes in on Rick Snyder in MI Gov Race
The GOP pundit class is starting to get a bit nervous as Democratic candidate Mark Shauer closes in on incumbent Rick "Right-to-Work" Snyder in Michigan's gubernatorial election.
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As Expected, No Follow-Through: TX Drags Feet on Providing Mandated Voter IDs

As Expected, No Follow-Through: TX Drags Feet on Providing Mandated Voter IDs
The Voter ID law passed in Texas was promised to be a relatively benign fix to a (non-existent) voter fraud problem. Democrats were wary, and for good reason. Methods for distributing these mandated IDs have fallen far short than what was promised, leaving many likely disenfranchised.
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Colorado GOP Candidate Not Sure Sandy Hook Shootings Happened

Colorado GOP Candidate Not Sure Sandy Hook Shootings Happened
Republican candidate for the Pueblo County Commission Tom Ready is a former Republican Party county chairman and member of the state Parks Board. He’s also not sure whether or not the Sandy Hook school shootings happened the way the media reported them.
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Poor Ed Gillespie. Poll Shows Even Friends in GOP Are Voting in Droves for VA Dem Mark Warner

Poor Ed Gillespie. Poll Shows Even Friends in GOP Are Voting in Droves for VA Dem Mark Warner
Democratic Virginia Senator Mark Warner is absolutely trouncing his Republican opponent, Ed Gillespie, in a new poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy. It's an over 20 point lead, with even many conservatives voting for the incumbent.
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Magical Thinking: MI GOP Senate Candidate Can't Fathom Tax/Infrastructure Relationship

Magical Thinking: MI GOP Senate Candidate Can't Fathom Tax/Infrastructure Relationship
Terri Lynn Land's column wrote a column today on how to fix roads. She wants to fund road repairs ... by cutting taxes.
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