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.
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!
…And Bob Casey’s Voting Record Demonstrates Democrats’ Other Dilemma
With the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down from his position on the Supreme Court, Democrats are frantically using any rhetoric possible to throw roadblocks in the way of President Trump, who plans to nominate a Kennedy successor in short order.
For his part, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he expects to hold a vote on Trump’s eventual nominee this fall.
Earlier on Thursday, AR Intel delved into Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) claim that a vote should not take place until after the 2018 midterm elections, giving voters an opportunity to voice their opinions at the ballot box. That argument falls apart, however, when Nelson’s rhetoric from 2016 comes into play.
Similarly, Nelson’s colleague, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), argued via tweet that no vote should take place until January and a new Senate is in place.
To find out why Casey’s tweet is just as hypocritical as Nelson’s, sign up for a 7-day free trial of AR Intel by clicking here.
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.
To learn in which districts each group is operating and how they compare, become an AR Intel Insider today!
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.
To read about the key races in Pennsylvania, become an AR Intel insider today!
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.
To see a full breakdown of the next 30 days of Democratic primaries, you must subscribe to AR Intel. Sign up here!