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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

He’s For Sale: How A Nazi-Linked Former Trump Adviser Does Politics

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

Having failed to secure an endorsement from Trump, Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward of Arizona decided to go after a more attainable target, setting her sights on fired Trump adviser and Nazi sympathizer Sebastian Gorka.

Ward got the endorsement, which she proceeded to tout on social media, Fox News, and pretty much anywhere else she got the opportunity.

Interestingly, on the very same day that Gorka endorsed her, Ward paid him $5,240 for a “speaking fee.”

So what kind of speeches does Gorka deliver?

A look at his speaker bio shows that he advertises his availability to give paid speeches under the category “Endorsement/Spokesperson Campaign” — in other words, his endorsement is for sale.…

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House Challengers Raising More Money Than GOP Incumbents

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.org

 

Republicans know they have a fight on their hands to keep control of the House with a narrow majority. And it’s not looking good that to date 14 Democratic challengers have outraised their GOP incumbents while not a single Democratic incumbent faces the same problem, according to cycle-to-date campaign finance data. In fact, nine Democrats have six-figure advantages over their opponents.

Take North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District where a competitive race is seen as leaning Republican. Democratic challenger Marine veteran Dan McCready has a six-figure fundraising lead over Republican incumbent Robert Pittenger. McCready has raised $1.8 million, spent $514,000 and has $1.3 million cash on hand.…

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Missouri Senate Race Turns Against GOP Over Scandals

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

Republicans’ political fortunes have taken a turn in Missouri. GOP officials in the state are panicking over the fiasco surrounding Gov. Eric Greitens. And polls show their commanding lead over Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race has reversed .

Speaking to Politico, Missouri Republican consultant James Harris moaned that “all that’s coming out in Missouri is about the scandals,” while former Missouri GOP chairman John Hancock said that if Greitens stays in the news, “I think it will have a potentially debilitating effect on the Senate race.”

In mid-March, one poll found the likely nominee, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, beating McCaskill 52 to 44, despite controversy around his remarks about women.…

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