America First Gives Spending Boost to Key Races in Minnesota, Michigan & More
America First Action PAC, the super PAC closely associated with President Trump and his reelection campaign, announced its first wave of campaign spending for the 2018 midterms on Tuesday.
Key races in Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are among those receiving added financial help from America First Action PAC.
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GOP Wins in Ohio, Socialists Lose Across the Map in August 7 Primaries
The results of Tuesday’s special and primary elections produced interesting results for commentators to break down. Democrats failed in a bid to take a heavily-Republican district in Ohio, when Republican candidate Troy Balderson defeated Democrat Danny O’Connor in the OH-12 special election.
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RAGA’s Zack Roday Gives the Lay of the Land for Attorney General Races Across the Country
The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) might not grab the headlines that the Republican National Committee (RNC) does, but the work that this group is doing is just as critically important.
“Our sole focus is on electing rule-of-law-driven state attorneys general, and our first priority in that effort is re-electing our incumbents,” said Zack Roday, RAGA’s communications director, during an exclusive one-on-one interview with AR Intel. But in a year in which many Republicans are running for AG for the first time, he stressed that electing Republican candidates across the board is critical.
“People should be excited about voting for Republican attorneys general. Our candidates will prioritize the rule of law and safety over political gamesmanship,” he said.
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VIDEO: Ocasio-Cortez Continues Her Rage Against the Democratic Machine Tour
Socialist candidate for Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is traveling the country and spreading her message to audiences in Kansas, Delaware, Florida, and Michigan. In some cases, Ocasio-Cortez is doing interviews on behalf of candidates, but in others, she’s actually showing up.
The one thing that ties all of her endorsements together is she’s backing the most out-of-touch liberal candidate in every race. Many times that means backing a candidate who is challenging an incumbent Democrat. And that’s not sitting well with many Democrats.
At an event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ocasio-Cortez ripped into a nameless, faceless Democratic establishment right from the start of her prepared remarks. To watch video of her speech, become an AR Intel Insider today and sign up for a 7-day free trial!
Dem Candidate Backtracks on ‘Abolish ICE’
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer recently argued that America should get rid of its immigration enforcement. Now she’s not so sure.
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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!
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!
TRACKING VIDEO: Michigan Democrat Gov. Candidate Gretchen Whitmer: ‘Yeah,’ Abolish ICE
Former state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer is the leading candidate in Michigan’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, which is about a month away, and on Friday, she attended a “Families Belong Together” rally in Lansing, Michigan.
Whitmer was asked what so many Democrats have been asked in recent days: do you believe the U.S. should abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? The agency has been in Democrats’ crosshairs ever since images surfaced of children being separated from their parents at detention centers along the U.S.-Mexican border last month.
While a few Democrats have come out in favor of abolishing ICE and “starting over,” that is certainly the minority and fringe opinion, even among Democrats at the moment.
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OFA Just Announced 27 “Priority” Districts for 2018. How Does That Stack Up to CLF?
Organizing For Action (OFA), the remnants of former President Obama’s campaign operation, announced this week that it is “prioritizing 27 districts” currently held by Republicans.
“OFA volunteer teams will organize in each district to amplify support on the ground for candidates who will actually fight for their constituents,” a statement from OFA read.
The full list of districts includes several where Donald Trump did better than Hillary Clinton. It does not include all the seats held by Republicans in districts where Clinton beat Trump, which Democrats tend to see as their best opportunities for pick-ups in November.
What exactly “prioritizing” means is unclear. What’s clearer is what’s happening on the other side of the aisle. Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), the super PAC closely associated with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), appears to be beating the Democrats at their own game.
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