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.
To see the full list, plus read an excerpt from an earlier post in which America First President Brian Walsh laid out the group’s 2018 priorities, sign up for a 7-day free trial by clicking here.
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!
These Are the Democrats Who Want to Abolish ICE (So Far)
Following the shocking victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in last week’s New York House primary, and coupled with the furor of family separations at the Mexican border, some Democrats feel comfortable with the political calculus in calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
To her credit, Ocasio-Cortez was for abolishing ICE before it became “cool” to do so among Democrats. But now a steady stream of liberals have voiced their support to scrap ICE altogether and “start over.”
The list of Democrats who have come out in support of abolishing ICE include at least three women widely considered to be potential 2020 presidential candidates, as well as a slew of House members and candidates. To see that full list, as well as what many of these politicians specifically said about the topic, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Top Takeaways from a Wild Primary and Runoff Night in America
Rep. Joe Crowley’s (D-NY) shocking defeat to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, is garnering a lot of the headlines the morning after a wild primary night in several states. But runoffs in South Carolina and Mississippi also made headlines, along with a slew of other key races.
Democrats have some soul searching to do after far-left candidates successfully outmaneuvered establishment Democrats in several primary contests Tuesday night. For more on those stories and many others, become an AR Intel inside by clicking here.
Primaries in Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, & Utah – Here’s Who to Follow
Tuesday marks yet another busy primary day on the 2018 midterm calendar. This round of primaries includes critical gubernatorial contests in Colorado and Maryland, surprising congressional challenges from liberal candidates in New York, and the return of Mitt Romney in Utah.
To get a rundown of who to follow as the returns come rolling in Tuesday night, become an AR Intel Insider today and get full access to the post below!
3 Things to Watch for in the Colorado, Maryland & New York Primaries
Tuesday marks yet another big day of primary contests across the country. Voters in Colorado, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah will all hit the polls to pick candidates for the November 6 general election, now just over four months away.
In Colorado, voters will decide just how liberal they want their state to be, as Republicans, Democrats, and undeclared voters, for the first time in a primary, select nominees for governor. Maryland Democrats are also choosing a gubernatorial nominee, and the results are more likely to be based on geography than ideology. And in New York, four young, upstart liberals are challenging long-term congressional incumbents from the left.
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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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Schumer Seeks to Ban the Corruption Practices He Used Himself
On Monday, congressional Democrats from both chambers, led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), rolled out an anti-corruption agenda called, “A Better Deal for Our Democracy” at a press conference, setting it up to be a cornerstone of the Democrats’ 2018 platform.
Ironically, Schumer has committed several ethical violations since the start of his Senate career. To read just a few of the ethically questionable things that Schumer has done over the course of his career to which he is just now objecting, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Gillibrand’s Silence on the Jerusalem Embassy Highlights Her Complicated Past with Israel Policy
Earlier this month, President Trump moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that affirmed the administration’s view that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel.
The controversial move spurred quick and diverse responses from national Democrats and 2020 presidential hopefuls. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), both considered potential progressive candidates for the Democratic nomination in 2020, were quick to make statements about the resulting violence in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has remained notably silent on the issue. To read why and learn how it could impact her chances to win the Democrats’ nomination in 2020, become an AR Intel Insider today!
While Claiming Populist Bona Fides, 2020 Hopefuls Cash In On Book Deals
Writing a book a few years before an election is often a sign that a politician has presidential ambitions. In their recent personal financial disclosures, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) all disclosed recent book deals or royalties. However, in a political climate dominated by populist grassroots, these lucrative book deals cast doubt on these 2020 hopefuls’ ability to relate to middle- and working-class grassroots that have taken control of their party.
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