Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In a sharply worded letter to party loyalists, state Republican Chairman Val DiGiorgio tried to "refute the nonsense and fake news," stemming from a report by the political website City & State Pa. cataloguing fund-raising and staff woes at the state party. Usually flush with cash, the state party had just $15,000 on-hand last December and its usually busy headquarters on State Street in Harrisburg was vacant of staff, the insider website reported last week. "I think we usually had about 20 people; in presidential years, we probably had over 200, including field staff," former state chairman Rob Gleason told City & State's Ryan Briggs. "One of the most effective things I was able to do was hire good staff. But you need a lot of money to do that." In his letter, DiGiorgio refuted the story's claims about the party's money woes: "When we started we had less money in the bank then was needed for one month of operating expenses, no staff … [Read more...] about With primary looming, are Pa. Republicans in disarray?
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print While a number of judges are running for re-election May 8, only one primary race in Lucas County is contested — a fact that bothers Joanne Horen, a West Toledo lawyer challenging Common Pleas Judge Stacy Cook for the Democratic nomination. Ms. Horen, 58, worked for 13 years as a staff attorney in Common Pleas Court — first for now-retired Judge Charles Wittenberg and then for Judge Cook, who fired her in 2009. Ms. Horen, who sued the county in federal court over her termination and lost, said voters should have a choice. She said she's running because she does not believe Judge Cook has the temperament or ability to be a good judge. Joanne Horen Enlarge “I don't think she deserves to be re-elected to this position,” Ms. Horen said of the two-term Judge Cook. “Certainly I understand how politics work. I personally believe she was elected [in 2006] because of name recognition. The second … [Read more...] about Judge Stacy Cook faces familiar opponent in primary: her former staff attorney
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Dear Bernie Sanders and Cynthia Nixon supporters: Welcome to the revolution! True, it’s not the revolution you dreamed of at Oberlin. But it will empower people to participate in our democracy and finally deliver a government that reflects the views and needs of the mainstream.According to the New York Post, the Progressive Action Network is circulating a resolution that would force the New York State Democratic Committee to allow independents to vote in the Democratic primary for governor on September 13. Why? Because the wider the pool of voters, the better Nixon’s chances of besting New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and winning the nomination. The Progressive Action Network argues New York has among the nation’s most restrictive voting laws, locking many voters—especially young voters—out of the primary process. They’re absolutely right. But they’re not going … [Read more...] about Bernie’s Real Revolution: His Supporters Opening New York Democratic Primaries
GOP Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita — personal and political rivals going back to their college days — have been locked in a bitter two-way fight for more than a year for the right to take on one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats seeking reelection this fall. Then along came Mike Braun.Story Continued Below The self-funding businessman emerged seemingly out of nowhere last fall and is now on the brink of dispatching Rokita and Messer by portraying them as a pair of interchangable D.C. swamp creatures. Powering Braun’s effort is nearly $6 million of his own money that he’s either loaned or given to his campaign to capture the nomination to face Sen. Joe Donnelly in the fall. If Braun prevails next week — he is seen as the nominal favorite and has vastly outspent his opponents — it would stand as one of the first real surprises in a Republican primary this election cycle. It would also serve as a blunt demonstration of how anti-Washington, … [Read more...] about Indiana mystery man upends bloody GOP Senate primary
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Knox County primary Tuesday to decide next sheriff, several other races - 4 reasons you should vote The race will narrow down a number of offices, including county mayor, but will decide others like county sheriff. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tyler Whetstone, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 5:00 a.m. ET May 1, 2018 CLOSE The Knox County Primary Election is May 1, 2018 Angela Gosnell/News Sentinel CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Thousands of Knox County voters will head … [Read more...] about Knox County primary Tuesday to decide next sheriff, several other races