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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Fox Host Jeanine Pirro Banks $200K From GOP Events

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has received more than $200,000 in speaking fees from 13 Republican organizations in the past two years, according to a Media Matters analysis.

The network recently lied by claiming it “does not condone any talent participating in campaign events.” In reality, Fox News personalities have routinely participated in Republicans events such as fundraisers and rallies.

Perhaps the most prolific campaigner for Republicans is Pirro, the host of the weekend show Justice with Judge Jeanine. Pirro has positioned herself as one of President Donald Trump’s most sycophantic backers in the media.…

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Midterm Leaves California GOP In Ruins

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

How bad was Election Night for California Republicans?

“Near-political annihilation,” says Politico.

“The Grand Old Party is dead,” says California Republican former Assembly leader Kristin Olsen.

Republicans “turned Orange County into a GOP wasteland,” says GOP strategist John Weaver.

“Cataclysmic losses,” says Rob Stutzman, a California-based Republican strategist.

Democrats walloped Republicans in California, flipping six seats in the state — the most Republicans ousted in any single state during this year’s midterm election. As votes continue to be counted, there is even a chance a seventh seat could be flipped.

The defeats were so brutal that next year Republicans “won’t even have enough lawmakers in California’s 53-member House delegation to field a nine-person softball team,” writes the L.A.…

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Republican Moderates’ Dilemma — Leave GOP Or Go Native

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

If there was one place where the moderate Republican could make a brave last stand, it was at the Metropolitan Republican Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. New York County (Manhattan) was one of the few counties outside Ohio to prefer John Kasich over Trump in the 2016 primaries.

The club was home base for John Lindsay, the legendary liberal Republican mayor of the 1960s. Michael Bloomberg was a member when he was elected mayor in 2001. (He’s now a Democrat.) The club’s past speakers tended toward the likes of Jeb Bush and foes of the estate tax.…

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