Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Worst Ad of the 2018 Election Season...?? | "Helmer Zone" Dan Helmer (D) for Congress Web Advideo

Worst Ad of the 2018 Election Season…?? | “Helmer Zone” Dan Helmer (D) for...

The Washington Post: If congressional races hinged on singing talent, Dan Helmer might have lost the race before it has really begun. Helmer, one of the Democrats competing to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) next year, released a painful-to-watch web…
Kim Guadagno Will Cut Property Taxes For NJ Families | "Break" Kim Guadango (R) TV Advideo

Kim Guadagno Will Cut Property Taxes For NJ Families | “Break” Kim Guadango (R)...

NJ.com: TRENTON a Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee running to become the next New Jersey governor, has unveiled the first two television advertisements of the general election a one promising to cut taxes and the other attacking Democratic opponent Phil Murphy. The ads come…
McGrath Ties Barr to Trump In New Ad - "Runway" — Amy McGrath for Congress (KY-6)video

McGrath Ties Barr to Trump In New Ad – “Runway” — Amy McGrath for...

PoliticalWire: Amy McGrath (D), the Marine veteran running against Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), has a new ad which ties the congressman to President Trump. “There are times when politicians might have to make a difficult choice: do you stand with…
General Patton would be Shocked by Trump.... Served│VoteVets.org TV Ad (Jay Wenk)video

General Patton would be Shocked by Trump…. Served│VoteVets.org TV Ad (Jay Wenk)

Woodstock councilman and World War II veteran Jay Wenk stars in a new political ad targeting President Donald Trump’s policies. Produced by the advocacy group VoteVets, the 30-second ad is one of two that directly address Trump. The organization is…
Michael Starr Hopkins for U.S. Senatevideo

Michael Starr Hopkins for U.S. Senate

PAID FOR BY MICHAEL STARR HOPKINS FOR U.S. SENATE www.michaelstarrhopkins.com
Kyrsten Sinema beats Martha McSally in Arizona Senate race

Vote 2018 Results: The Senate

This is the final part of our four-part series about the results of the 2018 election in the US. Today we look specifically at...

Senate confirms second Trump nominee to labor board

. The Senate confirmed President Trump’s second pick to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Monday evening, shifting the balance of power from Democrats to Republicans. The Senate voted 49-47 to confirm William Emanuel to the board charged with enforcing fair labor practices and workers’ collective bargaining rights. Emanuel, a corporate lawyer who works for Littler Mendelson in Los Angeles, is the second Trump nominee to be confirmed to the board after Marvin Kaplan's confirmation in August. With Emanuel, Republicans now hold the majority on the five-member board. They are hoping the newly aligned board will reverse the ruling that redefined what constitutes a joint-employer and made franchisors responsible for labor law violations committed by their franchisees, as well as a ruling that allowed unions to organize employees in so-called micro-unions. In a statement, Trey Kovacs, labor policy expert for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Emanuel "should prove" to be an "outstanding addition" to the board. “It’s essential that the NLRB start to undo the harm caused during the Obama administration, when the board put out numerous job-killing decisions and rules that weaken worker choice,” he said.
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Hanabusa to primary Hawaii governor

Hanabusa to primary Hawaii governor. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) on Friday announced her plans to run for Hawaii governor. She will challenge Democratic incumbent Gov. David Ige (D). Her entrance to the race had been widely speculated, in part due to her sampled up fundraising efforts this year. “I am fourth generation from Waianae. I have had the honor and privilege of serving a community who was forgotten and ignored by many," Hanabusa said in a statement. "I know what it means to be focused and steadfast of the challenges and I know the difficulties in bringing about major changes," she said. She said she has gained the skill set and experience through her career to tackle the issues facing the state. "I believe we need experienced leadership to continue the Hawaii that I care so deeply about and love,” she said.
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Election 2018 Vermont Republicans Steer Clear of National Politics at Fundraiser

Election 2018 Vermont Republicans Steer Clear of National Politics at Fundraiser. Phil Scott, former governor Jim Douglas and New Hampshire Gov. Jokes about New Hampshire vs. Vermont were big: Why is Vermont's maple syrup sweeter? You have more tree-huggers, Sununu quipped. And that came during a half-hearted attempt at a joke about the three governors meeting in the basement of Trump Tower. Otherwise, the three speakers emphasized the importance of supporting local Republican candidates. They talked up a new party-building campaign called Unity 76, through which the GOP aims to claim a majority in the 150-member Vermont House. Sununu was the one speaker to talk about out-of-state GOP politicians. Sununu said of Maine's Republican governor, who's known for outlandish comments. Other Democratic challengers are expected.
What does a blue wave mean for 2018 midterm elections?

Jennifer Wexton Challenges Barbara Comstock

 The Story:  In a race that the Capitol-Hill themed publication "Roll Call" lists as a toss up, the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Virginia's 10th...
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