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Democrats Protect Sen. Ed Markey Against Insurgent Challenge By Rep. Joe Kennedy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5:00pm 11/7/2019 at 5:00pm
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Rep. Joe Kennedy III may end up regretting his decision to abandon his safe seat in Congress to pursue an insurgent campaign against Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts.

Members of his party have lined up to back Markey.

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Senate Blocks Democrat Attempt to Reinstate ObamaCare Rules Trump Eliminated

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00am 11/1/2019 at 8:00am

Just days after taking office, President Trump signed an Executive Order returning power over health care and insurance to the states.  Although Congressional Republicans clearly have no intention of repealing ObamaCare, Trump went on to further weaken the disastrous health insurance scheme of his predecessor.

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Republican John James tied in Michigan Senate poll

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 25, 2019 at 9:00am 10/25/2019 at 9:00am
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A poll taken in Michigan shows that incumbent Democratic Sen. Gary Peters is in danger of losing his seat to challenger John James.

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Will Republicans ultimately fold on impeachment and removal? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 9:10pm 10/20/2019 at 9:10pm
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Call it a “feeling” or a “hunch” or “my gut.”

But I sense there are many Republicans in Congress waiting for the excuse to get rid of Trump.

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Report: Dem Groups Organizing to Push Public Support toward Impeachment

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 6:00pm 10/13/2019 at 6:00pm
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Democrat groups are reportedly organizing in order to build public support for impeachment and to pressure GOP senators to vote for removal from office.

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Progressive Arizona Democrats Tell Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to Toe the Party Line or Face Censure

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:00am 9/18/2019 at 11:00am
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Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been one of the few pleasant surprises in Washington, DC.

But Sinema has strayed too far away for her fellow Arizona Democrats. The Progressive Caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party wants to censure “Sinema for failing to support the tenets of the 2016 Democratic...

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Tough Luck for Joe Kennedy: Dem Kingmaker Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Ed Markey for Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:00am 9/15/2019 at 10:00am
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We recently wrote about the possibility of Rep. Joe Kennedy challenging Senator Ed Markey in Massachusetts. That’s not likely to happen now. The new de facto leader of the Democratic party has gone on record endorsing Ed Markey.

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Joe Kennedy Encounters Democrat Resistance in Possible Bid to Unseat Markey in Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 1:00pm 9/12/2019 at 1:00pm
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Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) is contemplating a challenge to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) for the seat he currently holds. Joe has aspirations for much higher office, and he doesn’t want to wait, but other members of his party are pushing back.

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Filmmaker Jon Ossoff Jumps Into Georgia Senate Race to Challenge David Perdue

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00am 9/10/2019 at 11:00am
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Documentary filmmaker and former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff announced his candidacy for Senate in 2020 to challenge incumbent Republican David Perdue.

Ossoff became a Democratic wonderboy in 2017 when he ran in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Republican Karen Handel defeated him, 51.8% to 48.2%.

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Democratic Sen. Manchin Decides Not to Run for West Virginia Governor

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 3:00pm 9/3/2019 at 3:00pm
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced this morning he will not jump into the West Virginia gubernatorial race.

The announcement comes just after a poll showed Manchin leading Republican Gov. Jim Justice by ten points.

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Female Colorado Democrats Send DSCC Letter Criticizing Hickenlooper Endorsement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:00am 8/30/2019 at 11:00am
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Former Democratic Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped out of the presidential race to run for a Colorado Senate seat last week. He did this after he declared he was not “cut out” for...

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Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for Georgia Senate Seat After Isakson Retires

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/28/2019 at 1:00pm
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Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson announced this morning he will step down at the end of 2019 due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease.

People on social media brought up Stacey Abrams, but she immediately shot down the idea.

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John ‘I’m Not Cut Out to be a Senator’ Hickenlooper Launches Senate Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 11:00am 8/22/2019 at 11:00am
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Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped out the presidential race on August 15 after failing to make an impact. Rumors swirled the day before that he c...

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Will Vote for Kavanaugh Cost Susan Collins Her Senate Seat?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:00pm 8/18/2019 at 6:00pm
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Sen. Susan Collins (R) is seeking reelection in 2020, but there are some growing signs that it will not be an easy bid for the centrist Maine lawmaker.  Collins’ waffling during the confirmation hearings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh won her few (if any) friends or admirers on either...

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How Will Democrats Vote? Republican Sen. Steve Daines Introduces Resolution Condemning Socialism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/31/2019 at 5:00pm
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During his 2019 State of the Union address, President Trump proclaimed, “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will NEVER be a socialist country.” While this did not make Democrat presidential candidate and avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) happy, it’s a statement well in-line with the majority of...

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Fmr. Dem Senators: “Without Rural Voters, Democrats Will Flatline in 2020”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 3:00pm 7/30/2019 at 3:00pm
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In April, former Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) launched the One Country Project. They developed this project as an effort to help Democrats win back the Senate and White House in 2020.  The focus of the project is on rural America and its “forgotten” voters who turned out...

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Elizabeth Warren Melts Down After Defense Secretary Nominee Rejects Her Insults

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:00pm 7/17/2019 at 5:00pm
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been enjoying a steady rise in presidential polling numbers over the last two months. She also had very impressive numbers for second quarter fundraising, bringing in $19.1 million, coming in third only to Joe Biden and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg.
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