Election Gazette – Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

ELECTION 2020 LEAD

  • Dogwood Daily: Strong majority of Virginia voters want Dems to control state legislature – The Dogwood

    By a 16-point margin, Virginia voters favor having Democrats take control of the state legislature in the November elections over leaving Republicans in power, according to a poll released Monday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. P

  • Michigan Dem Booed By Constituents for Supporting Impeachment – Washington Free Beacon

    Freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D., Mich.) was greeted with jeers for publicly backing the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Several constituents gathered at the American Legion Hall in Rochester, Mich. could be heard booing as she spoke. Some in the audience then began chanting, “Four more years,” according to a clip flagged by the pro-Trump Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC.

  • Supreme Court asked to decide if Electoral College voters are bound to the state’s winner – KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

    Three presidential electors in Washington state who voted for Colin Powell in 2016 rather than Hillary Clinton and were fined under state law, are asking the US Supreme Court to take up their appeal and decide whether a state can bind an elector to vote for the state’s popular vote winner.

  • Mostly smoke, and little fire, from Republicans to Democrats on impeachment – Roll Call
    Excerpt: ANALYSIS — Republicans are publicly celebrating impeachment as a political boon and trying to hold House Democrats’ feet to the fire with television ads and protests. But without credible challengers, it’s little more than expensive hot air. Last week, President Donald Trump’s campaign manager bragged about turning up the heat on a freshman Democrat who supports the impeachment inquiry, and the Republican National Committee is on television targeting a dozen Democratic members for supporting it. But in most instances, there’s a lot of smoke and little fire, considering… Election 2020 – US House Race – MN-02– News Link News Link curated by electiongazette.com/

ELECTION 2020 FEATURES

Politico: Impeachment a Flop in Key Suburban Swing District – Breitbart

Politico: Impeachment a Flop in Key Suburban Swing District – Breitbart

Casten defeated long-term incumbent Republican Peter Roskam last fall in the 6th congressional district of Illinois, in the far western suburbs of Chicago, as part of a nationwide Democratic sweep of suburban districts.

But his left-wing policies and bare-knuckle style were never a good fit — and now he is facing pushback…..

Polls begin to signal rising impeachment threat to Trump – CNBC

Polls begin to signal rising impeachment threat to Trump – CNBC

Modern polling usually tells us how public opinion hasn’t moved. Despite last week’s hailstorm of bad news, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating stood virtually unchanged.

So did the president’s backing from Republican elected officials in Washington. Except for Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah and a few others, GOP members of the House and Senate have either defended the president’s actions concerning Ukraine…

HEADLINES 2020

  • Susan Collins has built a brand as a moderate senator who isn’t afraid to buck her party. But the Maine Republican is now facing her toughest challenge yet as she prepares to run for a fifth term in a blue state — the potential impeachment of a president she didn’t vote for.

    While Maine’s GOP chairwoman dismissed the Ukraine scandal as “another witch hunt,” Collins on Saturday called Trump’s public request to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden “completely inappropriate.” But Collins has said she can’t take a position on impeachment because she might be asked…

  • The rumors were true. The Sahan Journal reports: “Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi. … Ilhan officially filed for divorce on Oct. 4 — her birthday — in Hennepin County District Court. The divorce filing cites an “irretrievable breakdown” of their marriage relationship. … Ilhan and Ahmed were married to each other religiously for nearly two decades. They legally married on Jan. 5, 2018.”

  • No, the Maine Green Independent Party is not hosting a white supremacist gathering later this month at the Belfast Free Library.

    But an anonymous flyer mailed to some homes in the Somerset County town of Canaan is advertising otherwise.

    “It was a little surprising,” said Andrew Bourassa, a Skowhegan man who says he was sent a photo of the flyer Monday. “And kind of discouraging, as a lifelong Mainer.”

  • Premiums sold on and off the Affordable Care Act exchange are increasing on average 8.7%, according to information released Monday by the state Department of Banking and Insurance.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders underwent emergency surgery after suffering a heart attack, his campaign has confirmed.

    The senator was taken to hospital on Tuesday after complaining of chest pain at a campaign event in Nevada.

  • Nearly 100 people demonstrated Monday in Manchester as part of the Republican National Committee’s “Stop the Madness” counter-impeachment effort. Supporters of President Donald Trump rallied with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as the featured speaker. The event was held outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s office…..

  • Less than a week after freshman Rep. Max Rose announced he would fully support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Republicans descended on the congressman’s New Dorp district office on Monday to warn him that his constituents to the right are energized and would remember his position at the polls.

  • White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has been doing a lot of grinning lately — and for good reason. He believes that come November 2020, voters will swarm to polls to give President Donald Trump another 4-year lease on his White House digs.

    Axios reported Sunday that Mulvaney has been telling friends and colleagues that the impeachment inquiry will actually help the president despite Trump’s concerns that it may tarnish his legacy.

  • Vice President Mike Pence came to Nashville to tout a new trade deal on Monday during a public event before appearing at a private fundraiser for President Donald Trump.

    “I came to Tennessee today to say it’s time for Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement and to pass it this year,” he said while speaking at the Goodlettsville Tyson Foods plant from where packaged beef and pork are shipped to grocery stores around the country.

  • President Trump escalated his complaints about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden on Thursday and called on Ukraine and China to investigate them despite growing concerns about the president pushing a foreign power to investigate a political foe.

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