Trump Vendetta, Bush Dynasty At Stake In Today’s Primaries

For Donald Trump, this one is personal. “This” is today’s Georgia primary, where two key Republican figures — Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — went on record early to renounce the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump.  They looked at the numbers and declared that Joe Biden carried …

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Ohio GOP Is Going All-Out Trump (With One Exception)

On paper, Ohio is the archetypal swing state.  Bill Clinton won it twice, then George W. Bush won it twice, then Barack Obama and then Donald Trump.  But a look below the surface shows a growing conservative state, with overwhelming Republican dominance (12-4) in its U.S. House delegation and a huge advantage in the state …

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Texas Hold ‘Em

The Lone Star State kicked off the 2022 primary season on Tuesday, offering little excitement though some surprises.  Here’s what happened: GOVERNOR:  A relatively few Republicans bought the argument that Gov. Greg Abbott (R) was insufficiently conservative, as the incumbent took more than 66% of the vote.  Allen West, the former Texas GOP chair and …

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Despite Some Disappointing News, GOP Still Has Senate Edge For 2022

The Democrats got some good news in the past couple of weeks that could help them when it comes to Senate races up in 2022.  There was a big surprise in New Hampshire, where Chris Sununu, the popular Republican governor, said he would not challenge Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan next year.  The guessing all along …

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Your 2021 Election Day Scorecard

If you’ve picked up a newspaper in the past few weeks, you’ve probably read that this year’s Virginia gubernatorial race is historically significant, and especially so this year, that it will send a signal to the rest of the country about what to expect in the 2022 midterm elections.  If Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins, the …

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Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2020

The worst year ever?  Certainly in our lifetime.  But for the first time in a long time, there is a sense that things *might* get better in the new year, regarding both the virus and civility.  We can only hope. For now, at least, let’s stop and remember those who left us this year, those …

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Who Dat? — S (Part 2)

We had so much success with our first round of “S” unknown buttons that we’re offering a second batch — and these look even tougher. As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make …

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Election 2020: Biden Wins Presidency, GOP Gains In House & Retains Senate Majority

Here is the Political Junkie’s tabulation of winners for each state’s presidential, Senate and gubernatorial contests, plus new House members.  All results as of 11/13.  We’ll update these numbers when new results are announced. ALABAMA: PRESIDENT — Trump. SENATE — Incumbent Democrat Doug Jones was ousted by Republican Tommy Tuberville. GOVERNOR — None. NEW HOUSE …

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What Happens To The Vice President’s Senate Seat?

Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first woman and the first person of color to be elected vice president.  At some point, she is going to vacate the Senate seat she was elected to in 2016.  And that will put California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the not-so-enviable position of having to choose among some …

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