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Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The TV ad is no-holds-barred. It bluntly attacks a decision of the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And on Saturday, the state Bar Association said the spot went too far. The ad says the Democratic contender, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, “chose...

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  • October 25, 2021

Most of us saw or heard the campaign ads for the gubernatorial race for Florida. Ron DeSantis, dressing his infant daughter in MAGA motif pajamas, helping her with border wall building blocks, and reading her a faux bedtime story about the fanciful mind of Donald Trump. Unfortunately, the internal xenophobic...

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  • August 4, 2021

So I may be burying the lede on this one—on purpose for once. The buried bit involves a bit of classic Trumpian projection that, sadly and predictably, ventures into the offensive. (Skip ahead if you want to see it. I’ll never know.) But first, let’s take a look at the most...

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  • June 7, 2021

From The Washington Post: Before securing the GOP nomination for Virginia governor, Glenn Youngkin sidestepped questions about whether President Biden had legitimately won the White House — something followers of former president Donald Trump doubt. Youngkin would say only that Biden is the president, had been sworn in and was...

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  • May 15, 2021

Yesterday was a very busy day for me so I’m playing catch up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from former Air Force Pilot and U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY) on behalf of her new organization, Democratic Majority Action PAC: RoJo The Traitor Since I told you about my...

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  • May 7, 2021

It’s a sign of the times that Liz Cheney had to explain herself: I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way. We’re different political...

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  • April 30, 2021
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Received this e-mail today from badass Rep. Katie Porter (D. CA-45) in support of appointed U.S. Senator Alex Padilla’s (D. CA) re-election campaign: Sen. Alex Padilla (D. CA) Hi  — It’s Katie Porter. I’m not one to beat around the bush. So let me get right to it: I’m asking you...

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  • April 21, 2021

So much still unresolved from the Trump era installed in 2016, and continued through 2020, a Russian intelligence operation. Hard to tell whether it ranks with Robert Hanssen, Aldrich Ames, or even Operation Pandora, the plan to foment a US race war in the 1960s, although the Trump win could...

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  • April 17, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) Millions of people are paying overdue bills, buying medicine, paying their rent, and feeding their families right now thanks to the...

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  • March 29, 2021

Jason “Plan B in your Smoothie” Miller tried to pimp Trump’s anticipated social media platform. Unfortunately the major social media platforms are reconsidering their ban of Trump, which would determine whether Trump would try to create his own propaganda platform. “Qwitter or HicTok”? Keep grift alive. Jason Miller, a spokesman...

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  • March 22, 2021

Here’s the latest news on the recall effort in California: The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has gathered over 2 million signatures — a number of signatures, if validated, that could force a measure on a ballot. The leaders of RecallGavin2020 announced this week that their effort reached over 2,060,000 signatures...

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  • March 16, 2021

“The universe has been to them.” (Resident Alien) Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what...

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  • March 13, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón (D. CA), in support of Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager’s (D. CA) State Senate campaign in the upcoming special election to fill outgoing LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s (D. CA) seat on March 2nd: Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager (D. CA) As...

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  • February 25, 2021

Received this e-mail from MoveOn.org: Dear MoveOn member, This is a make-it-or-break-it week for Democrats, who are poised to start voting on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, including an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour.1 All 50 senators in the Democratic caucus are needed to...

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  • February 24, 2021

As Texas froze and water shortages abounded, Ted Cruz flew off on a warm vacation to Cancun. The election cannot come soon enough. An entitled Ted Cruz See full episodes here. For a supposedly brilliant Ivy League-educated dude, this was a political mistake that not even a novice would commit....

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  • February 19, 2021

I know many don’t read Bruni’s column in the NYT, often for good reason, but sometimes it is worthwhile. Some here didn’t appreciate my comments on the Lincoln Project for varying reasons such as “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, I replied I don’t believe that crap. I...

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  • February 17, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the progressive organization, Indivisible: When we woke up this morning, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was trending on Twitter. And you should be pissed off. Yesterday, she told Politico that she’s opposed to including raising the federal minimum wage to $15 in the COVID-19 relief package moving through...

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  • February 13, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Even after all the success of our first Vote By Mail campaign, Pennsylvanians have a bit more to learn! For instance, our voters have a lot of questions about the Annual Mail-In Voter List, so we're planning an impromptu campaign to...

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  • February 9, 2021

A majority of people polled want Trump convicted in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, as pressure is being applied to GOP senators. A Republican group plans to run ads in the home states of nearly two dozen GOP senators during next week’s impeachment trial, pressuring them to vote to convict...

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  • February 6, 2021

While our attention was consumed by the latest Republican shiny object, Vice President Kamala Harris the originator of the pearls and Chucks meme, un-clutched her pearls, laced up her Chucks, and cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate. President Joe Biden and his second in command are demonstrating what...

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  • February 5, 2021

The GOP members of the House are livid with McCarthy for not removing Greene—not because they have a problem with her anti-Semitism or lunacy, but because they are now facing a vote they don’t want to take. They either stand with Greene, and own QAnon, or stand against her, and...

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  • February 3, 2021

I like to study potential  presidential nominees AND their running mates.   I believed correctly Obama/Biden before President Obama picked Biden.  I believed Biden/Harris….Long before Harris even dropped out of the primaries.   I missed Clinton/Kaine.  I always believed in Vice President Biden. I now believe without a shadow of a doubt the...

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  • February 3, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D. GA) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV) Democrats just took control of the Senate, and Mitch McConnell and the GOP are already scheming to restore their power in 2022....

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  • February 1, 2021

From The New York Times: x YouTube Video The first television advertisements of the 2022 campaign cycle are on the air in Wisconsin. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Wednesday morning began a week’s worth of television and digital ads pounding Senator Ron Johnson for his role in fomenting doubts...

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  • January 13, 2021

I know this New York Times article is a month old but I wanted to reference it for the purposes of this  diary: More than 180 years ago, as part of the Trail of Tears, the United States military drove thousands of Cherokee and Muscogee people off the land they...

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  • January 4, 2021

Don’t listen to any lizard people this year. x Greetings from the White House. Trump appears to be tweeting and watching OANN from the Oval Office this New Year’s Day. The press pool has not been covid-tested for a second day in a row. pic.twitter.com/jtFidJ3TZZ— Sophia Cai (@SophiaCai99) January 1,...

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  • January 1, 2021

From The Huffington Post: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday punted on a House-passed bill to increase coronavirus relief payments to $2,000 despite mounting bipartisan support for the checks, including from President Donald Trump. McConnell acknowledged that Trump, as he signed on Sunday the most recent COVID-19 relief...

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  • December 29, 2020

Received this e-mail today from singer-songwriter James Taylor in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) This year, I went all-in on helping elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the most...

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  • December 28, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By  People, in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) This is not a fundraising email. Instead,...

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  • December 28, 2020

I found some of their attack ads amusing for a short time, then I remembered the origins of these attacks, similar in style to attack ads released against the left by republicans and done by the same people. They were totally ineffective with respect to Trump’s supporters  and I do...

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  • December 22, 2020

Schaden-Friday never fails! Needless to say, this is one of the more bizarre (and sad) things I’ve ever seen. x pic.twitter.com/GgwnkrGz9U— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> NARRATOR: “President Trump created millions of jobs, saved the economy from a worldwide pandemic, and led the effort to...

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  • December 12, 2020

Received this e-mail today from President-Elect Joe Biden in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) Last month this grassroots team made history — not just by winning the presidency, but by flipping...

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  • December 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from the Georgia Democratic Party: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) &  Jon Ossoff (D. GA) On November 3 we made history in Georgia, and in less than one month we have to do it again to flip the Senate blue and end Mitch McConnell’s reign. Luckily,...

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  • December 9, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigeg (D. IN), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) We still have a real shot to retake the...

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  • December 7, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy For America: Have you signed up to text Georgia voters yet? On Friday, at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific, we'll kick off our Georgia Text Out The Vote campaign. We have 33 days to reach 3 million voter contacts and we need all hands on deck...

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  • December 3, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) As we're sure you're aware, the special election in Georgia on...

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  • December 3, 2020

“It has all gone too far,” Trump continues to raise money off a highly confused grift, and still remains unindicted. x Edison County must be where Trump has been keeping his secret healthcare plan.And his tax returns.And his dignity. https://t.co/sXbbKt7o0x— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) November 30, 2020 x New: Trump has...

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  • December 2, 2020

You’d think they’d be penalized for all that disinformation, but in regard to the Trump de-election campaign, that will continue. You take what you can get in the marginally deregulated media universe, whatever “more willing” means considering the size of the Trumpist audience. x YouTube suspends, demonetizes Trump’s favorite TV news network...

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  • November 24, 2020

Received two e-mails from prominent Democratic politicians helping mobilize Latino voters in Georgia for the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections on January 5th. The first one  is from  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D. NY-14): Without Democratic control of the Senate, Mitch McConnell is going to do everything in his power to...

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  • November 22, 2020
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I’m all in for this: President-elect Joe Biden will join the lineup of influential Democrats involved in Georgia's ongoing senatorial campaigns, according to his recently-named forthcoming chief of staff. Ron Klain—who will formally step into the role when become Biden assumes office in January—discussed the outcomes of Georgia's two runoff...

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  • November 16, 2020

Two days ago, Donald Trump had the long knives out for Fox News. He retweeted numerous supporters who were vowing to ditch Fox for Newsmax and OANN. And he also tweeted this: x .@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but...

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  • November 14, 2020

This has been a busy post-election week for me at work and I have a lot more diaries I want to write about this past election and the upcoming Governor elections inn 2021 and of course, the 2022 midterms. Right now, I am laser focused on helping Jon Ossoff (D....

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  • November 13, 2020

So you call yourself patriots?   That is a lie.   You are taking away many Americans right to a hospital bed.  You are denying the majority of us from enjoying holidays, special occasions, and most of all, our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.   You are threatning we...

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  • November 13, 2020

In the midst of increased voting plurality is this also true: “Trump appears to also have increased strength among rural Black voters across the ‘Black Belt.’” Will that then also reveal itself in the Georgia special US Senate election on 5 January. x REUTERS/IPSOS POLL: About 80% of Americans, including...

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  • November 11, 2020

Received this e-mail from my Governor, Gavin Newsom (D. CA) in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Raphael Warnock (D. GA) & Jon Ossoff (D. GA) It’s official: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the next President and Vice President of the...

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  • November 10, 2020

The lawfare against the ACA now being heard in SCOTUS now resembles the attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Scorched earth and total lawfare, total landscaping. Schrödinger's ballots. Sources close to Trump described his unsupported accusations as a desperate way to save face x Memo to my...

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  • November 10, 2020

It hasn’t been called yet, but the signs are there and Biden-Harris will speak to the nation tonight. At this writing the swing state margin of victory is less than 2016, but that should change much like the overall plurality is historically high. Trump could try to corrupt the elector...

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  • November 6, 2020

From ABC News: As Republican leaders fearful of losing the majority in the U.S. Senate parade through Montana to rally behind embattled incumbent Steve Daines, one has been conspicuously absent: President Donald Trump. The president visited Montana repeatedly in 2018 and hosted huge rallies in a failed bid to oust...

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  • November 2, 2020

Here’s some encouraging news out of South Carolina courtesy of today Morning Consult’s poll: #ALsen:Tuberville (R) 51% (+12)Jones (D-inc) 39%.#KYsen:McConnell (R-inc) 51% (+11)McGrath (D) 40%.#TXsen:Cornyn (R-inc) 47% (+4)Hegar (D) 43%.#SCsen:Graham (R-inc) 46% (+2)Harrison (D) 44%@MorningConsult, LV, 10/22-31https://t.co/7AsGqSmIR8 — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) November 2, 2020 From the results: That’s a pretty...

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  • November 2, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Georgia courtesy of Emerson College’s latest poll: The final Emerson College poll before the November 3rd election in Georgia finds President Trump leading Biden by less than a point, 49% to 48%. Two percent (2%) of voters plan to vote for someone else...

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  • November 2, 2020
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