Liberal Wins in Primaries Cheer Some Democrats, Worry Others The Daily 202: The far left is winning the Democratic civil war Democratic women are winning primaries in large numbers, energizing other candidates Third election in three months? Yep, but the one Tuesday could be the most important Half of the Women Running in House Primaries Have Won So Far

Liberal Wins in Primaries Cheer Some Democrats, Worry Others

The Daily 202: The far left is winning the Democratic civil war By James Hohmann By James Hohmann Email the author May 16 Email the author Follow @JamesHohmann With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. Before then, there was only one woman. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer and West Virginia Rep. When investigators gave him an opportunity to change his story, he stuck to his testimony. Politico’s Josh Gerstein reports : “In a blow to Manafort’s defense, U.S.

The severe potential should be less than the past couple of days, but some storms could still be heavy rainers, with isolated severe winds possible. JUST WATCHED Candidate: A 'misogynist-in-chief' drives us Replay More Videos ... In West Virginia not a single woman ran for a house seat in 2016. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. There has been a similar surge among men running for office, so the fields are crowded.

There’s nothing not to like about him — except most of his public policy pronouncements. This is a seat Democrats thought they could win back with the right candidate. They’re much more pragmatic than dogmatic. Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg. That changes now. THE BIG IDEA: Tuesday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for Democratic moderates. But times are changing.

The Daily 202: The far left is winning the Democratic civil war

Takeaways from primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon.

Trump just nominated Mitch McConnell & Elaine Chao’s brother-in-law to lead the nation’s pension agency. Temperatures that start the day near 70 only rise into the mid-70s under mostly cloudy skies.” -- The Capitals lost to the Lightning 4-2. Last Tuesday's primaries in Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana were particularly good for women, according to the data from the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Still, there are opportunities to make history. They are self-proclaimed socialists who ran on platforms harshly critical of their merely liberal Democrat opponents. Fetterman, for all of his self-avowed socialism, wasn’t the farthest left candidate to win a Democrat primary in Pennsylvania. Now they’re left to wonder and hope. The “civil war” being waged by hard-core left wingers in the Democratic Party seriously threatens to reduce their much ballyhooed “Blue Wave” to a ripple.

Let me be clear: I’m the only candidate for Congress that stands for universal health care and ending tax breaks for millionaires that threaten the middle class. Don Bacon (R). Two years after the state rejected Hillary Clinton, three Democratic women are now all but assured to represent Pennsylvania in Congress next year. “The retirement of Rep. In Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Rep. The group plans to spend a month protesting poverty, war and inequality. ( Marissa J.

The White House announcement doesn’t even list a current job for him & WH won’t answer questions. Washington still leads the Eastern Conference finals 2-1. ( Isabelle Khurshudyan, Samantha Pell, Scott Allen and Neil Greenberg ) -- The Nationals’ game against the Yankees was suspended due to rain. Seventy-one percent of Democratic women candidates won their primary bids for office and women are now set to be 33% of all major party nominees for the House from the four states.

Democratic women are winning primaries in large numbers, energizing other candidates

Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson, a candidate in one of Pennsylvania congressional primaries on Tuesday, watched results from four primaries roll in a week ago with a smile on her face, even though she wasn't on the ballot.

The surge in the number of candidates is mostly among Democrats, and of the 60 candidates who have won so far, 52 are Democrats. ADVERTISEMENT Tom Wolf is the incumbent Democrat governor. In his own neighborhood, one of the races that saw hard-core leftists defeat more moderate Democrat legislators was playing out. In Oregon, the left defeated one of their own, state Sen. Charlie Gerow, first vice chairman of the American Conservative Union , has held national leadership positions in several Republican presidential campaigns.

In 2014, Ashford beat incumbent Republican Lee Terry by three points. Kara Eastman, 45, beat former congressman Brad Ashford, 68, in an Omaha-area district that national Democrats believed they could pick up in November. Ryan Costello (R), the resignation of Rep. Lou Barletta won the GOP primary to challenge Sen. Lang ) Former congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) said he will not repay $84,000 in taxpayer funds used to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.

The First Lady is in good spirits and she is resting. From Jenna Portnoy : “[Kim] Ford is channeling the frustration of some District residents who have seen zero progress on statehood in the generation since Norton, who is 80, took office. The sight of other women doing well, many with vastly different backgrounds than herself, was enough to give the first-time candidate a burst of energy. Seventeen women ran in the Ohio primaries this year, 10 more than in 2016.

Third election in three months? Yep, but the one Tuesday could be the most important

Texans will head to the polls May 22, 2018, to weigh in on the primary runoff election. Officials say turnout likely will be low, but that it's more important than ever for voters to weigh in on the races.

MANCHESTER, Pa. — Sen. Two years later, Ashford lost his seat to Bacon, a retired Air Force brigadier general, by a single percentage point while Trump won the district over Hillary Clinton by two. Brian Fitzpatrick (R) after “proud progressive” Scott Wallace ran ads attacking her for being a registered Republican until 2016. Republicans nominated one.” If Democrats are going to retake the House, Pennsylvania will be the keystone.

The feds say the rodent infestation had been going on for “months,” and managers at the farm failed to take actions to reverse it. ( Kristine Phillips ) Tom Wolfe died at 88. Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with Sens. Show up dressed like the Man From Mars, and they'll tell you all you wish to know. Although largely unknown, Ford has the backing of D.C. The news is a welcome sign for groups like EMILY's List, a Democratic organization that helps train and fund female Democratic candidates that saw a massive boost in interest after the 2016 campaign.

Texans: You're voting twice in May. Just three are Republicans running in districts considered solid or likely Democratic. Grabbing that distinction requires a lot, considering the competition.   Getting to the left of Tom Wolf isn’t easy, but his new running mate now occupies that space. Not far away, another Costa, cousin Dom, was defeated by Sara Innamorato by nearly the same margin. The Washington Post observed, “ The far-left is winning the Democratic civil war .” The far-left won some important battles in Democratic primaries this week.

Scott Wagner is the very worst of Harrisburg,” screamed the headline in a statement by Gov. Barack Obama won the district by a point in 2008, but it swung back to Mitt Romney by seven points four years later. Wallace, 66, is the grandson of Henry Wallace, who was Franklin Roosevelt’s vice president for a term and then ran against Harry Truman, who FDR dumped him for, from the far left in 1948.

Half of the Women Running in House Primaries Have Won So Far

Many women are winning, but most women are choosing to run in districts that don’t favor them.

The best-selling novelist championed the literary movement known as “New Journalism” and became known for his explosive prose. John McCain (R-Ariz.). To spend all day, every day, creating beatific images of Donald Trump would be exhausting, if you didn’t believe in Donald Trump at least a little. Attorney General Karl A. This surge of Democratic women packing into crowded primaries amplifies what Pennsylvania saw in 2016, where of the women who ran, six were Democrats and one was a Republican.

I expect very few people will turn out to vote in the runoffs, with combined statewide Democratic and Republican turnout being somewhere between 900 thousand and 1.1 million," said Mark P. Another hurdle for women, though, is incumbency. Stack allegedly mistreated his official staff , prompting official investigations. Innamorato, too, is part of the Democratic Socialists of America. But what about the war?

As the Democratic governor prepared to meet up for lunch Wednesday with his new running mate, Braddock Mayor John Fetterman , at a diner near his home in York County, the barrage continued. There is no current polling on the general election race. In a victory speech to supporters in Bucks County last night, Wallace declared: “Together, we can make America sane again.” Sen. Most of those new members would be female.

Meet the progressive whose surprise win just spoiled establishment Democrats' plans

And in Indiana, 12 women ran in the primary this year compared to the eight who ran in 2016. One reason is that only the Democratic Party has a statewide runoff to determine the party's gubernatorial nominee. Historically, incumbents almost always win . Rumors of other scandals swirled around him. The left tilt wasn’t limited to the left side of the state. The state legislative slots in Pennsylvania were in the darkest blue districts.

Like Wolf, Wagner is a millionaire from York County who can reach into his own pocket to help bankroll his campaign. Republican Rep. Balukoff, who had the backing of most of the state’s political establishment. Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador concedes the race to Lt. Lou is a friend of mine and a special guy, he will very much help MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! — Donald J. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) — one of the GOP’s prime targets in 2018 — announced that she, too, would be supporting Haspel. … Sen.

But it’s complicated. Schneider : “Three judges of the U.S. The Democratic super PAC had 920 women reach out ahead of the 2016 election, a race that saw the first women to win a major party's nomination for President. Of the 12 who ran this year, five Democrats and two Republicans won their primary. Take the 2012 race to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the U.S. More than half of the women who have won primaries so far — 33 out of 60 — will be challenging an incumbent in the fall.

The Pennsylvania Primary Was a Big Win for Women

There wasn’t a Republican on the ballot for those seats. Pennsylvania State Sen. He has said that if elected governor, his first priority would be to tear apart the state budget to justify every penny in state spending. Don Bacon of Nebraska. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images) More Eastman has already received pledges of support from Ashford and the Nebraska Democratic Party . Rod Monroe got crushed 62 percent to 25 percent by civil rights attorney Shemia Fagan.

Sign up to receive the newsletter. While she was there, the CIA subjected one detainee to waterboarding. I think everybody involved should apologize,’ said Sen. The industry has responded to that question largely by using platforms such as the Academy Awards to rail against the Trump administration. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said in a ruling issued late Tuesday that the U.S. In 2018, that number jumped by nearly 40 times: To date, 36,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office, a jump that astounded the group.

David Dewhurst emerged from a crowded primary race as the top vote getter, with 44 percent. With so many candidates competing in primaries — 10 candidates in a district has not been unusual this year — candidates can often win with far less than a majority. Wolf publicly remained neutral during the campaign but his lack of support for his former running mate was obvious. Fiedler, too, had the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists.

Who is the farthest left of them all?

Far-left Democratic candidates rode a progressive wave to victory in primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon.

Idaho Rep. WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING: -- North Korea insisted it will not be pushed to abandon its nuclear program as Kim Jong Un prepares to sit down with Trump. The decision raises new concerns about the White House’s process for vetting high-level administration officials. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) as he exited the lunch held at the U.S. Ten months ago, the 26-year-old posted her first politically-themed video to YouTube, a reenactment of ‘coming out’ as conservative to her parents.

A key catalyst for many of these women was the Women's March, a gathering that brought hundreds of thousands of women to Washington, DC, the day after Trump's inauguration. Congress Security The Nine Trumpmerica 2018 Primaries © 2018 Cable News Network. In fact, there are 27 polling sites where ballots from only one party will be available. But one Republican woman and seven Democrat s emerged as general election candidates in the Pennsylvania primaries on Tuesday.

Up in the Lehigh Valley, another far-left Democrat won the congressional primary for the seat being vacated by U.S. Run them in Democratic primaries.” That strategy has very limited effect. Tom Wolf this fall. I want to be clear: Gov. Reid J. In northwest Pennsylvania’s Erie County, a linchpin of Trump’s narrow 2016 victory in the state, 5,000 more Democrats voted than Republicans. Raúl R. The New York Times’s Nicholas Fandos and Michael S.

Pennsylvania Governor's Race Will Feature Contrasting Styles

Republican Scott Wagner, who won the Republican primary Tuesday, can be combative, while Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf comes across as reserved and professorial.

Can’t expect the fake news media to report it, so we’re here to enlighten the liberals! 😜🇺🇸 PLS RT! Dave Joyce in November. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Election officials also suggest that people review sample ballots online before heading to the polls as well. Three are in districts that they are favored to win this fall — and in the Fifth District, two women will now compete in the general: Ms.

Charlie Dent Charles (Charlie) Wieder Dent Budget chairman Womack eyes appropriations switch Primary win gives resurgent left a new shot of adrenaline Who is the farthest left of them all? The repercussions are potentially enormous. Wagner took the primary with 44% of the vote after a bruising, expensive campaign. Asked about current Lt. Biography Reid J. The special election was called because the Republican incumbent had stepped down to become executive director of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Schmidt report : “Testifying behind closed doors on Capitol Hill in late March, the official, John K. HHS is the government agency responsible for providing minors with foster care until another adult relative can assume custody. It was policy-driven.’ Sen. Turning Point USA hired Owens [as] its director of urban engagement. And still 10 people died. So far, 476 women have filed to run for the House in 2018, according to Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, already surpassing the 272 who filed in 2016.

Pa. governor's race gets off to a negative start

Not even a day had passed, and Gov. Wolf and supporters of his Republican challenger, Sen. Scott Wagner, began sniping at each other - a precursor to what will likely be a bruising campaign. - Liz Navratil, Angela Couloumbis, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

Nina Ahmad, also of Philadelphia, had $800,000 to challenge Stack (she finished second). MORE . The base for socialist insurgency is very limited. Retired health-care consultant Paul Mango finished second with 37% and lawyer Laura Ellsworth came in third with 19%. Braddock Mayor John Fetterman easily knocks down Lt. May 16, 2018 6:25 p.m. Democrat Helen Tai prevailed after getting endorsements from Joe Biden and other national figures.

But two months after Mr. The email characterized the site visits as a preliminary assessment. ‘No decisions have been made at this time,’ it states.” -- A federal appeals court heard arguments on DACA. Each locker has a key, which official said take a little jiggling to remove. He will later participate in a photo op with the White House News Photographers Association award recipients and then host a roundtable on California’s sanctuary policies.

What you need to know right now about the 2018 midterm elections Now that so many women have stepped up to run, many are asking whether their gender is actually something helping their candidacy. CNN Sans ™ & © 2016 Cable News Network. Anyone with questions about the election should call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683. Accessibility concerns? None of the other candidates was able to keep pace with Stack’s fundraising — including the nominee, John Fetterman.

Liberal Tilt in Some Primaries a Sign of Democratic Fervor

The victory of Kara Eastman over former Rep. It’s the 41st state legislative district to flip from red to blue since Trump’s inauguration. But Little had the support of outgoing Gov. Trump’s campaign and Russia. Matt Zapotosky reports : “The three-judge panel with the U.S. The staffer puts their phone in the locker, locks it and hangs on to the key until the end of the day when it's time to reclaim their device.

Subscribe to The Washington Post Try 1 month for $1 powerpost the-daily-202 powerpost Success! Ted Budd in November, said with a laugh. "I have had some really interesting experiences. ... Third election in three months? Texas: End the lawsuit. Email us at [email protected] . Fetterman is the mayor of Braddock, a small, economically blighted borough near Pittsburgh, with a population of less than 3,000.

House of Representatives. The Wall Street Journal U.S. That theory will be put to the test in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District in November, following an upset primary win Tuesday. China Rejects U.S. But Republicans also picked up a state House seat in a special election in southwestern Pennsylvania. Butch Otter, and a third candidate had Mitt Romney’s endorsement. Counterintelligence experts say that uncovering what occurred during an event like the 2016 election could take years, if not decades, to understand. … In the case of Mr.

Primary upset will test progressives' appeal to voters

In the wake of the 2016 election, many progressive Democrats looked at the defeats the party had suffered and offered a theory: Democrats were losing, particularly in red areas, because they were offering a watered-down message and not standing for bold proposals voters could get excited about. Kara

Sources said it's common to find several staffers huddled around the lockers throughout the day, perusing their neglected messages. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said at the CAP Ideas Conference. ( David Weigel and Michael Scherer )   NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.: -- D.C. could see more thunderstorms today. Check your inbox for details. I have had several men say to me, you know what, given the choice, I am always going to vote for a woman." She added: "That has been sort of surprising but also encouraging." But how big of a burst?

Note: Fifteen moved to runoffs in Texas, which are required if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote. How far left Democrats are willing to go was one of the questions answered in Tuesday’s primaries held in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho and Oregon. Standing 6 feet, 8 inches with tattoos covering both arms , Fetterman looks more like the doorman at a biker bar than the Harvard-educated mayor he is.

They believe they can pick up several in Pennsylvania, especially with new districts drawn by a Democratic Party-controlled state Supreme Court. Edition U.S. Kara Eastman, who led a nonprofit and was a board member of a community college, defeated former Rep. The Wall Street Journal U.S. All 20 of Pennsylvania’s House members are male. Labrador joins four House Republicans who lost primaries last week : North Carolina Rep.

CNN’s MJ Lee reports : “The stated reason: [Al-Rumaihi] wanted face time with Trump transition officials. ‘Mr. The lockers buzz and chirp constantly from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Capital Weather Gang forecasts : “We’re on the cooler northern side of a stalled front today. Democratic women are winning primaries in large numbers, energizing other candidates By Dan Merica and Annie Grayer, CNN Updated 1740 GMT (0140 HKT) May 14, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger.

Democratic Voters Reject Establishment Choice in Nebraska, Clouding November Hopes

The victory of Kara Eastman over former Rep. Brad Ashford, the Democratic Party establishment’s favored candidate in a Nebraska primary, has left the party at risk of being less competitive in a district that may be key to winning a majority in the House of Representatives in November.

Record numbers of women are running for Congress . It wasn’t a good night for moderate Democrats. He’s done a lot for his town. Similar results were seen in the other states that held primaries this week. Conor Lamb , who won a recent special election that garnered national attention . Liz Navratil New Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, Braddock mayor John Fetterman, meets the top of the ticket, Gov.

Edition U.S. That’s been the case since the 2014 midterms. Robert Pittenger went down in his quest for reelection, while Indiana Reps. Mashburn was nonchalant when he met with committee staff in late March. During one, Michael Cohen briefly popped in. ’ ... Avenatti alleged Al-Rumaihi had met with Cohen and Flynn. Monday through Friday. … “Sweeps are carried out to track down personal devices that have made it past the lobby and into the building.

Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. But analyzing data collected by Rutgers University, it is clear that it's far more likely that more women will enter the House in 2019. By Anna M. But for all the energy, it’s not an easy road to Capitol Hill. In Pennsylvania, my home state, several far-left candidates emerged as victors in balloting among Democrats. He’s as honest as the day is long, bright, charismatic and charming (and a personal friend of mine).