Fox News: Dem Sen. Tester campaigns on hunting, hasn’t had license in 6 years
Montana Sen. Jon Tester, a red state Democrat running for re-election in one of the closest Senate contests this year, has campaigned as a big hunting proponent, sending out mailers to voters that show him on his farm with his gun in hand.
“As we gear up for hunting season, Montanans know that hunting isn’t just a sport – it feeds our families, and it creates lifelong memories with our kids and grandkids,” Tester says in the campaign flier. “Montanans are lucky to have some of the best access, longest seasons and greatest hunting in the world.”
But according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks records reviewed by Fox News, Tester hasn’t had a hunting license in six years. He last had one in 2012 – the same year he was last on the ballot.
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Is Beto-Mania Over? New Poll Posts 9-Point Cruz Lead in Texas
Democrats have been salivating for months over the prospects of Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) defeating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in this year’s November midterms.
At last count, O’Rourke’s candidacy had spawned nearly 40,000 words in glowing profiles of the Democrat. A Democrat has not won statewide election in Texas since 1994, the first year George W. Bush was elected governor of the Lone Star State.
In short, Democrats want this bad.
O’Rourke has not led in a single poll of the Texas Senate race, but a series of polls in late summer showed the challenger within a few percentage points of Cruz. That as all the excuse Democrats needed to get their hopes up for a shocking upset.
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Republicans and Democrats React to the Latest Kavanaugh News
Republicans and Democrats, including key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and President Trump, have weighed in on the latest news involving Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
AR Intel compiled the statements, stories, and interviews that track the positions of each of these senators. To get full access to this compilation and the full AR Intel site, sign up for a free 7-day trial here!
THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 09-17-18
With only 50 days remaining until America votes in this year’s midterm elections, President Trump continues to focus on helping Republicans hold the House and Senate in November. The president is set to travel to Nevada and Missouri later this week to campaign for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) and Republican State Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is challenging Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) for her Senate seat.
Meanwhile, senators will vote on a bipartisan bill to combat the opioid epidemic, as well as a minibus containing funding for Defense, Labor and Health and Human Services departments. House lawmakers are in their districts this week to observe Yom Kippur.
New Polls in Arizona and Nevada Show Tight Races in GOP-Held Seats
While there are 10 Senate Democrats on the ballot this November in states won by Donald Trump in 2016, two western states are held by Republicans and are critical to holding the Senate majority.
Polls released in Arizona and Nevada showed tight races in both states.
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Predictive Model Gives Republicans Edge for the Senate, Democrats for the House
A predictive modeling firm gives Republicans the edge in retaining the Senate in November and says Democrats are positioned to retake the House.
Data firm 0ptimus closely monitors House and Senate races to make predictive models designed to predict the likelihood of Republican and Democrat candidates’ victories in November.
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The Hill: Poll: Arizona Senate Race in Dead Heat
Arizona’s pivotal Senate race is in a dead heat, with Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) narrowly leading Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) by 1 point, according to a new poll.
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How Democrats Spent Their Time on Day 1 of Questioning Brett Kavanaugh
Watching the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh can be an exhausting exercise for some. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are given 30 minutes to ask questions of the nominee, but many of the Democrats are using their time to express their displeasure with the president, his administration, how the committee is being run, and what they believe is Kavanaugh’s “evasiveness” on certain topics.
These Democrats would do well to remember, of course, that now-Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, when asked to share their beliefs on a topic that could have come before the Supreme Court, opted to bypass answering hypotheticals, as well.
AR Intel did the dirty work of breaking down the first day of Kavanaugh questioning to determine how much time each Democrat senator gave to individual topics – some of which have nothing to do with his jurisprudence. To see that breakdown, sign up for a free 7-day trial of AR Intel!
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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The AR Intel Week Ahead: 09-04-18
Sparks are already flying in Washington, D.C. over Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in the Senate Judiciary Committee. With August recess finally over, this week will be dominated by Supreme Court hearings, as well as Senate Intelligence Committee hearings with top officials at social media companies like Facebook and Twitter.
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