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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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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The Top 10 Red State Democrats in Online Fundraising This July
Every dollar counts in a political campaign, and that’s never truer than in the final months of a campaign. Red state Democrats are doing everything they can to raise money to preserve their seats in Congress, and FEC data filed by ActBlue, the Democrats’ online fundraising platform, shows us exactly how much they raised in the month of July.
Whereas voters would normally not get an opportunity to see how online fundraising is doing among these senators, ActBlue’s filings give us a sneak peek on how Q3 fundraising is going for these Democrats.
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VIDEO: Concerned Women for America Explain Why They Support Kavanaugh
Penny Young Nance, the president and CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA), spoke exclusively to AR Intel during a bus tour stop at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on Wednesday to explain why her organization is strongly supporting President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
CWA is hitting the road this month to get the word out about Kavanaugh and listen to voters’ top priorities. To watch two exclusive videos featuring Nance and CWA’s national field director, sign up for a free 7-day trial of AR Intel by clicking here!
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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KC Star: Josh Hawley is the clear choice for Missouri Republicans in U.S. Senate primary
Republican voters in Missouri have four options in the primary for U.S. Senate. While each candidate hews strongly to the state’s deep-red GOP convictions, Attorney General Josh Hawley is the clear choice to advance to the general election.
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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!
VIDEO: Josh Hawley: Claire McCaskill Needs to Answer SCOTUS Questions
Missouri Attorney General and Senate candidate Josh Hawley held a canvassing event in Columbia on Saturday and took a few minutes to address the crowd of volunteers who were gathered to help Hawley defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill.
The Supreme Court was on Hawley’s mind when he addressed the rowdy group of supporters, who broke into a “Fire Claire!” chant mid-way through his remarks.
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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!