Josh Newman of Fullerton faces a recall election ostensibly over his vote to increase gasoline and other transportation taxes, though replacing him with a Republican would keep Democrats below a two-thirds supermajority. The coastal district has been growing more diverse and Democratic, although Republicans retain an edge in voter registration.
In the RNC's private trove of voter data, scores from one through five are assigned to individual voters to assess how likely they are to back GOP candidate. The energy on the left should be cause for concern for the Republican Party.
A spokesperson for the RNC did not return a request for comment. And his campaign did not directly respond to CNN's inquiry about whether the man now spending almost $6 million of his own money in the GOP primary has ever donated to Republican candidates, attended Lincoln Day dinners or otherwise been involved in GOP politics prior to his election to the Indiana House of Representatives in 2014 and then again in 2016. While businessman Mike Braun highlighted his parallel to Trump as the political outsider in the race. In order to regain control, Democrats would not only need to rebuild their standing in red states from the ground up but also sustain that success over multiple election cycles.
"I was not calculating what I was doing back then to become a politician". "My wife and I were lifelong conservatives and Republicans living in a county that was, you know, completely Democratic in all the offices".
Marking the vote's anniversary, the liberal Save My Care was airing a 30-second television ad in Washington, D.C., showing Trump and Republicans celebrating the House vote last May in the White House Rose Garden.
"In southern In, that was just the dynamic", Braun added. Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, among only 20 Republicans who voted against the House repeal bill, said GOP candidates will be vulnerable because of the bill's impact and because President Donald Trump privately labeled the GOP measure "mean" a month after it passed. We won them all.
Republicans in the OH governor's race ran the most ads, followed by West Virginia Republicans running for governor and the GOP candidates for Indiana Senate. However, there's no history of such laws being enforced. On Monday, the House, which has a Democratic majority, approved about a dozen of Malloy's nominees on slim party line votes.
The victor of Tuesday's primary will take on incumbent Democratic Sen. He skipped the primary in 1994, 2000, 2002 and 2010 - all strong Republican years.
More than 5,000 TV commercials this year have mentioned Clinton, all in the state's GOP primary for governor. A Democrat and a Green Party candidate are also running. An unpredictable factor is the candidacy of former county GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, who could end up in a runoff against Rohrabacher. Former Democratic Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez is also running, and Republican leaders are backing former Senate aide Rita Topalian.
Braun's history matches Dubois County's.
Even so, matching their best post-1990 Senate overperformance (in 2012) would leave Democrats with a net loss of two seats this autumn. Both are simultaneously on the primary ballot, along with four other Democrats.
"She is a loser", said Andrew Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.
On the topic of his Democratic opponent, he said Smith is not going "as good a job as she could do".
Daviess County, she said, has been the reverse. But only 16 seats fall into one of those categories. "In their campaign ads you're going to see a lot of bad pictures of Nancy Pelosi, because they don't have much else to talk about".
Senate Republican President Len Fasano wasn't persuaded to vote against the nominees including his former colleague and friend Eric Coleman, a Democrat who was a past Senate chair of the judiciary committee.
The most optimistic GOP strategists hope to use healthcare to damage Democrats by accusing them of favoring government-financed healthcare, a top priority for 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. "I approve this message to help President Trump move America forward".
Netanyahu to visit Moscow for talks on Syria, Iran
Iran has always denied it sought a nuclear weapon, insisting its atomic program was for civilian purposes. Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement Saturday that they will discuss "regional developments".
Rescuers in Poland find 2 coal miners alive
Saturday after a tremor occurred at the Zofiowka coal mine, said Katarzyna Jablonska-Bajer of the Jastrzebie Coal Company. Many of Poland's mines are unsafe , with methane gas that has led to a number of deadly explosions and cave-ins.