Two New Polls in West Virginia and Missouri Reflect Tight Senate Races
Incumbent Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are fighting for their political lives, according to polls release this week. Both Democrats are up for re-election in hard-fought contests in West Virginia and Missouri – both states won by President Donald Trump in 2016 by vast double-digit margins.
Each Democrat faces their state’s attorney general – for Manchin, he is running against Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and for McCaskill, she is facing Attorney General Josh Hawley.
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SBA List’s Mallory Quigley: Trump is the Most Pro-Life President We’ve Ever Seen
With Republican majorities in the House and Senate, and a Republican president in the White House, you might think the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, a pro-life non-profit based in Washington, D.C., is comfortable with the gains they’ve made in the past few elections. The truth is, with a pro-life president in office, they’re working to get as much done as they possibly can.
That’s according to Mallory Quigley, the group’s VP of Communications, who said SBA List is working tirelessly to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court and helping to elect more pro-life legislators both in D.C. and in the states.
To find out what Quigley and her team at SBA List are doing for the SCOTUS fight, the 2018 midterms, and beyond, sign up for a 7-day free trial of AR Intel!
Senate Democrats’ Q2 Fundraising Numbers
Red state Democrats will need all the help they can get in the final months leading up to the midterm elections this November. AR Intel has been consistently tracking the fundraising totals of Senate Democrats running in states won by President Trump in the 2016 election.
Many of these incumbents are running for their third or fourth term, but few have faced an environment as challenging as this one. Trump won several of the states that these Democrats represent by larger than 20-point margins.
So, how well did Democrats do in the second quarter of 2018? To find out and get exclusive access to AR Intel’s Q2 fundraising infographic, sign up today!
VIDEO: West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey Praises Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Blasts Manchin
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, held a press conference on the steps of the state capitol in Charleston Tuesday afternoon. The topic at hand: President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
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Axios: Brutal poll: Democrats’ Senate dream slips away
To win the Senate, Democrats need to keep all 10 seats they’re defending in states that President Trump won in 2016 — plus pick up two more seats.
Why it matters: That’s not happening. A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll of key states shows Dems would lose three of those red-state seats while picking up two GOP seats — still short of the majority.
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SCOTUS Nomination (So Far): By The Numbers
President Trump will announce his nomination to the Supreme Court to the nation Monday evening. While this will put to rest the rampant speculation about who he will ultimately select, it will set off a furious campaign by outside groups to sway so-called red state Democrats to either support or oppose the nominee. The same could be true of two Republican senators, as well.
AR Intel broke down the numbers — to see our findings, become an Insider by signing up for a 7-day free trial today!
The AR Intel Week Ahead: 07-09-18
Buckle up for a wild week in Washington!
President Trump will announce his SCOTUS nomination in a press conference at 9PM Monday. He will then head to the NATO summit in Brussels. While abroad, Trump will meet with Theresa May and have a one-on-one with Putin.
In addition to responding to the news of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, the Senate will focus on a range of topics this week, including taking up NDAA, the Farm Bill, and minibus spending bills.
VIDEO: WV Voters Along Parade Route Deliver a Supreme Court Message to Manchin
Politicians across the country marched in July 4th parades this week. It’s a rare opportunity for voters to speak directly to their congressperson or senator, albeit in an abbreviated format.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) marched down main street of Ripley, West Virginia on July 4, and the folks there were not shy about sharing their opinions with the senator.
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The Story Behind Joe Manchin’s Claim About Hillary Clinton in 2016
During an interview with Politico, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) claimed he “repeatedly threatened to revoke” his support for 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The problem, he claimed, was that Clinton said in March 2016 that she planned “to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” It was a critical gaffe for Clinton, who made the remark in Ohio, a state whose southern border touches West Virginia Kentucky, two of the largest coal-producing states in the country.
Reflecting on his support for Clinton, Manchin called it “a mistake politically” to back the former secretary of state whose approval ratings made her toxic in the Mountain State.
Manchin is fighting for his political life in 2018, running against Republican Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. As such, his claims about threatening to revoke his support for Clinton should be looked at in the context of the 2016 campaign. AR Intel takes a look at what Manchin said in 2016 about backing Clinton — to see it for yourself, become an AR Intel Insider today!
VIDEO: Don Jr. Stumps for Morrisey in West Virginia, Blasts Manchin
Donald Trump, Jr. stopped in West Virginia on Tuesday to stump for Republican Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey in his race against Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).