John Fetterman Just Became PA Democrats’ LG Nominee. His Office Refuses to Answer Years-Old Public Records Requests.
John Fetterman, the Bernie Sanders acolyte who first earned national notoriety for his long-shot Senate campaign in 2016, just won the Democrats’ primary to become lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Fetterman has served as the mayor of Braddock Borough since his election in 2005, and his office has refused to answer years-old Right To Know requests filed under the protection of Pennsylvania’s Right To Know Law. To see those requests and read more about this story, become an AR Intel subscriber by clicking here.
Primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon – Here’s Who to Follow
If it’s a Tuesday in May, it’s almost certainly another primary day. This week’s primaries are being held in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and Oregon.
For all the latest news and notes on the returns, be sure to follow the list of reporters and politicos compiled by AR Intel. And if you can’t because you’re not a subscriber, sign up today!
CNBC: The battle for Congress heads to Pennsylvania: Here are Tuesday’s primary races to watch
For the second straight week, voters in four states will choose major party nominees Tuesday for races with big stakes in November’s midterm elections.
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30 Days Of Crucial Democratic House Primaries
The next thirty days will provide key answers for Democrats’ attempts to take back the House, as more than a dozen states hold primaries and runoffs to determine general election nominees. Will the DCCC’s preferred candidates survive primary challenges from progressives? Will Democrats even have a candidate on the ballot come November?
One thing is for certain, as these primaries come to a close, they will only become nastier, more divisive, and a bigger problem for Nancy Pelosi and House leadership.
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Morning Consult’s May Midterm Polling Update: By The Numbers
Morning Consult published a series of new polling numbers that track President Trump’s approval rating, the generic congressional ballot, approval of incumbent senators, and top policy issues.
AR Intel distilled the numbers and broke everything down. To see that analysis, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Senate Democrats’ Q1 Fundraising Numbers
In a midterm election cycle that typically favors the party not holding the White House, fundraising will be one barometer to measure whether that dynamic holds true in 2018. However, even with those potential electoral headwinds, Democrats will be defending 10 Senate seats located in states President Trump won in 2016.
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Who Is Conor Lamb? Top Takeaways Ahead of Tuesday’s Special Election Results
Tuesday marks yet another House special election, this one in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, which includes suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. The race pits Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone against Democrat Conor Lamb. The two are competing to succeed former Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), who resigned in disgrace in October after details surfaced about his extramarital affair.
The district is heavily pro-Republican. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the support of just 38.5 percent of the district’s voters. Traditionally that would make matters difficult for Lamb, but Democrats across the country have funneled money into the 33-year-old’s campaign coffers, amplifying his campaign’s message.
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Axios: New peril for moderate Dems: Voters happy with Trump’s economy
Half of all voters in the 10 states that voted for Trump but have Democratic senators say the economy is better off now than it was a year ago, according to new Axios/SurveyMonkey polls. And in nine of the states majorities approve of the GOP tax law.
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Exclusive polls: Big warning signs for Senate Democrats
Five Senate Democrats would lose to a Republican candidate if the election were held today and three have approval ratings under 50%, according to new Axios/SurveyMonkey polls.
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AFSCME’s Donations to 2018 Democrats
Oral arguments began this week before the Supreme Court in a case that could deeply impact how unions generate money, and subsequently, how they dole it out to political candidates. How much did 2018 Democrats rake in from AFSCME? Become an AR Intel Insider and find out!