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Hyde-Smith’s Win in Mississippi Will Help the Senate Easily Confirm Trump Judicial Nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:00am 11/28/2018 at 11:00am
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The GOP kept another seat in the Senate as Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith easily defeated her Democrat challenger Michael Espy in the special election on Tuesday.

The victory gives the GOP a three-seat advantage in the Senate, which will help them easily confirm President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.

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Florida Senate Race heads to Recount

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:26am 11/7/2018 at 10:26am
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Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson’s campaign team announced that the race between him and Governor Rick Scott will go to a recount. From Politico:

Of the 8.1 million votes cast, Scott leads by just 34,537 votes, which is less than one-half point, the threshold for a state-mandated recount.

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LIVE: Midterm Election Results

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 6:40pm 11/6/2018 at 6:40pm

The countdown begins. Will the Democrats take over the House? Will the GOP pick up more seats in the Senate? Will the Democrats sweep in the governor races?

We will provide updates as they come in as many tight races on the east coast could provide some early clues as to who...

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Reporter Fired Over Voicemail For GOP MI Senate Candidate: ‘F**king John James!’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/6/2018 at 5:00pm
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The Huron Daily Tribune fired reporter Brenda Battel after she accidentally left an insulting voicemail for Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James. From The Daily Caller:

“Man, if he beats her [incumbent Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow]… Jesus! F***ing John James. That would suck! Whew, I don’t think it’s going to happen though,”...

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Midterms Open Thread: Will We Have a Blue Wave?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 9:00am 11/6/2018 at 9:00am
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Today’s the day! Election Day! Have you voted yet?

Us at Legal Insurrection will keep this thread open all day to provide updates, analysis, and pictures of all the races across the nation.

Will the Republicans keep control of the House? Will the Republicans gain more seats...

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Midterm Open Thread: Forecasters tempering their confidence about Blue Wave

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9:00am 11/5/2018 at 9:00am
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Tomorrow is Election Day and for the longest time, we’ve heard that a massive blue wave will crash into the House and Senate.

But now it looks like the confidence has gone down and forecasters have started to admit that the blue wave has a possibility to dissipate.

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Tester Loses ‘Ace Up His Sleeve’ as Libertarian Candidate Endorses Republican

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6:09pm 10/31/2018 at 6:09pm
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Montana Democrat Senator Jon Tester barely won his seat thanks to the Libertarian and Republican candidates splitting the right-leaning voters.

Now, Tester has become more vulnerable. Libertarian candidate Rick Breckenridge has withdrawn and thrown his support behind Republican candidate Matt Rosendale.

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Hilariously Awful Claire McCaskill Radio Ad: She’s ‘not one of those crazy Democrats’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:18pm 10/24/2018 at 9:18pm
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This ad is so bad I wasn’t entirely sure if it was real or parody. Turns out, it’s real and McCaskill’s campaign probably paid someone good money for it, too.

The radio ad, which has been airing for about a year, attempts to paint Sen. McCaskill as a centrist Democrat and...

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Most Polls Have Close Results in FL Governor, Senate Races, But CNN has Democrats Up Big

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:30pm 10/22/2018 at 12:30pm
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A CNN poll has Florida Democrats up in the gubernatorial and Senate races, but I’m really shaking my head with the governor one.

Somehow the CNN poll has Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum up by 12 points over Republican nominee Ron DeSantis while other polls show Gillum with maybe a 1 point lead....

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Feinstein ‘Absolutely’ Will Reopen Kavanaugh Investigation If Dems Retake Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/18/2018 at 7:00pm
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During a debate, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she approves of reopening the sexual assault investigation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh if the Democrats win the Senate. From The Washington Post:

“Oh, I’d be in favor of opening up the allegations. Absolutely,” Feinstein said.

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Democrat AZ Senate Candidate Kyrsten Sinema Called the State ‘Meth Lab of Democracy’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12:10pm 10/12/2018 at 12:10pm
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Mike blogged about the footage of Democrat Arizona Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema mocking her state, calling the citizens “crazy” and describing the state as “crazy.”

New footage shows her calling the state “the meth lab of...

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Undercover Video: Staffers in Bredesen Campaign Admit He Lied About Kavanaugh Support

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:30am 10/11/2018 at 10:30am
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Project Veritas caught staffers for Tennessee Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen admitting that he lied about his support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to persuade moderate voters to pick him over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

One staffer agreed that Tennessee voters are ignorant.

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Kavanaugh Bounce? Republicans surge in MO, AZ, ND, and TN Senate Races

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/10/2018 at 4:00pm
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Midterm elections are only a few weeks away so we’re watching the polls closer each day. I found that polls for the Senate races in Missouri, Arizona, North Dakota, and Tennessee have the Republican candidates in the lead.

Democrat incumbent Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is only down a point, but Arizona Republican...

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Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Ex-Wife Blasts Ad That Brings Up Old Domestic Abuse Allegations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/19/2018 at 1:00pm
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The organization #MeTooOhio released an ad last week that targeted incumbent Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown with decades-old allegations that he abused his then-wife Larke.

Larke Recchie has slammed the ad and described Republicans as “disgusting” for using her family to score political points.

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Libertarian Gary Johnson in Second Place in Poll for New Mexico Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:30am 8/21/2018 at 10:30am
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Two-time former New Mexico governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson joined the race for the New Mexico senate seat on August 15. Less than a week ago.

A new poll came out on Monday that shows Johnson in second place already at 21%, well ahead of the GOP candidate and gaining...

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Libertarian Gary Johnson Throws His Hat Into New Mexico Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 3:00pm 8/15/2018 at 3:00pm
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It’s happening! Former two-time New Mexico Governor and two-time presidential candidate Gary Johnson has decided to jump into the New Mexico Senate race.

Ron Nielson, the man who ran Johnson’s presidential campaign told Matt Welch at Reason that Johnson’s candidacy is “moving forward” and “[H]e’s begun the process filing.”

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Florida Democratic Voter Registrations Down Since 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:00pm 8/14/2018 at 4:00pm
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Two weeks before Florida’s primary day, Marc Caputo at Politico has some data that could dampen the hopes of the Democrat Party to gain wins in the swing state.

The state’s elections division shows Democratic voter registration in Florida fell by almost two points since 2016 while Republican voter registration...

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