Job creation through infrastructure spending. Universal background checks for gun sales. Immigration reform. Raising the minimum wage. A new poll suggests these progressive priorities are prescriptions for political success. Maybe Democrats should think about taking their medicine.
Bob Smith, who left the Republican Party in 1999 to pursue a right-wing independent presidential run and returned 111 days later when a plum committee chairmanship came open, will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
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The group, originally called the Judicial Confirmation Network, was among the most vocal supporters of "fair" treatment of judicial nominees during the George W. Bush administration, including up-or-down majority votes for all.
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (R), who has made his name as one of the nation’s most notorious vote suppressors and has been fined by the state’s ethics board for misuse of taxpayer dollars, will seek his party’s nomination to challenge Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) next November.
A month after Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) came under fire for tweeting to thank a supporter for a sexist attack on a potential Democratic opponent, his chief strategist is following his lead.