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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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: Pence Stumps for Troy Balderson for Ohio Special Election
Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Newark, Ohio on Monday to publicly stand with Republican Troy Balderson, who is running in a special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District. The special election, which is taking place to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH), is taking place on Tuesday, August 7.
Pence’s visit was designed to rally supporters and energize voters to get out to the polls on Tuesday. Balderson faces Democrat Danny O’Connor, who had previously claimed he opposed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, but then found himself in hot water last week for saying he “would support [for leader] whoever the Democrats put forward.”
President Trump announced he, too, would visit the Republican’s district this weekend, just days before the special election, to help energize Balderson supporters.
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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!
Primary Turnout Analysis: West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio
Primary voters hit the polls Tuesday in states with key House, Senate, and gubernatorial primaries. AR Intel broke down the data to analyze how turnout in the 2018 midterms compared to previous primaries.
Unfortunately little data is currently available in Indiana, but voter turnout went up in West Virginia compared to 2014, despite a new voter ID law taking effect this cycle. And in Ohio, significantly more ballots were cast for Repubican Mike DeWine than Democrat Richard Cordray in that state’s gubernatorial primaries.
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Politico: Top takeaways from the first big primary of 2018
Primary voters in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia made their voices heard Tuesday in elections held statewide in each of those states. Politico broke down the top takeaways from each state’s primary.
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Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia – Here’s Who to Follow
Primaries in important states will determine the candidates in key races Tuesday night. From the GOP Senate primary battles in Indiana and West Virginia, to the brutal Democrat primary for Ohio governor, Tuesday night is sure to be action-packed with political news. Make sure you’re seeing it all by following the right reporters on Twitter.
AR Intel has gone state by state to determine who the best reporters are to follow for the May 8 primaries. To see that list, become an AR Intel Insider today!