WASHINGTON-- The Republican Party's House campaign arm is planning to spend to protect three Texas GOP incumbents including Dallas Rep. Pete Sessions, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio said. Stivers said Friday that the NRCC will support three congressmen election handicappers have pegged as the most at-risk in Texas: Sessions, who is running against civil rights lawyer Colin Allred; San Antonio Rep. Will Hurd, who is staving off a challenge from former Air Force intelligence officer Gina Ortiz Jones; and Houston Rep. John Culberson, who is defending his seat against lawyer Lizzie Pannill Fletcher.Sessions led the NRCC from 2009 to 2012, and orchestrated Republicans’ historic 63-seat pickup in the 2010 midterm elections after former President Barack Obama was elected for his first term in 2008.Stivers pointed out that Sessions “understands he is running a tough race, and he's got a tough opponent." Stivers said he … [Read more...] about Rep. Pete Sessions of Dallas to receive money from Republican campaign committee he used to run
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close Video Maine set to make electoral history Maine to become the first in the nation to use ranked choice voting in a statewide primary. Molly Line reports. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: As goes Maine, so goes the nation? - Dem dogfight in Nevada gubernatorial primary - Can Virginia Democrats match the spirit of ‘17? - House leaders scurry to block immigration vote - Follow up file: Well, irritable anyway AS GOES MAINE, SO GOES THE NATION?Paul LePage says he might refuse to certify the results of today’s Pine Tree State primary because Maine has moved to what political scientists call “ranked choice voting.” It’s understandable that LePage would be down on the concept since he almost certainly would have never been governor had the rule been in place when he first ran in 2010. Ranked choice voting asks citizens not just to pick their preference … [Read more...] about As goes Maine, so goes the nation?
LEWISTON, Maine — Every presidential year after Labor Day, Maine's 2nd District pops up on the national political radar as territory Republicans will put in play. It happened again last week, when a Boston Globe/Colby College poll showed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump carrying the district by 10 points. Suddenly, national reporters were tweeting about a district with 657,000 people and one electoral vote. Vulnerable GOP Rep. Bruce Poliquin is facing a rematch here against Democrat Emily Cain — one of the most competitive House elections in the country. Maine is one of just two states that split its electoral votes by congressional district, and the Trump campaign believes that its rural, blue-collar 2nd District is ripe for the picking. Previous GOP nominees have failed to pick it off from the rest of the state, and even some Republicans doubt Trump's lead here is as big as it looks in the automated poll, conducted by SurveyUSA. As the election … [Read more...] about As Maine’s 2nd District Goes, So Goes the Nation?
On paper, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) appears to be a shoo-in for reelection. He‘s served nine terms in what’s been a GOP stronghold for decades, hasn’t had a serious challenger in years and sits on one of the most powerful committees in Congress. But Culberson‘s suburban-Houston district went for Hillary Clinton by 1 percentage point in 2016. And when GOP leaders found out last year that he was being outraised by Democrats and barely had a campaign staff, they were exasperated. Story Continued Below Get your act together, they warned Culberson in so many words, according to sources familiar with the dressing-down. Culberson’s slow start to his reelection campaign is what GOP leaders fear most heading into the thick of the midterm elections: incumbents who haven’t seen a real race in years snoozing as a Democratic wave builds. Speaker Paul Ryan and the National Republican Congressional Committee are less concerned about their battle-tested … [Read more...] about POLITICO House leaders’ biggest 2018 fear: The lazy Republican
The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), the political arm of Republicans in the House of Representatives, released a new web video entitled “Democratic Civil War” on Wednesday, “highlighting the vicious infighting tearing the Democratic Party apart” – a followup to their “Democrats Divided” web video released on Friday. “Factions within the party are at war over the DCCC attacking Democratic TX-07 candidate Laura Moser, with voters, candidates, progressives, national leadership, Texas partisans, and Washington operatives openly disparaging each other,” the NRCC said in a statement that accompanied the release of the video.“Democrats are almost as good at attacking Democrats as we are,” NRCC Communications Director Matt Gorman said. “It shouldn’t be a surprise, however. Democrats are already known for rigging primaries. Just ask Bernie Sanders,” Gorman added.“The campaign arm for House … [Read more...] about National Republican Campaign Committee Trolls ‘Democratic Civil War’ in New Web Video