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Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper issues a Video recorded statement ended his campaign for the democratic nomination for President.
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On the roster: Dems to throw the Senate to fight for a (Hicken)loop – Warren builds a power plant, but the voters still nervous – Fox-News-poll: Big support for checks, the red flags – Trump to change tried the card with the N. H. rally – Oh heeeeyyyy…
DEMS TO THROW THE SENATE TO FIGHT FOR A (HICKEN)LOOP
While the residents of Colorado should certainly feel free to choose who you like for Senate next year, we hope, of course, that the former Gov. John Hickenlooper is not the policy, because we really just like saying his name.
Yes, Hickenlooper, who made the history as the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to talk, to have taken his mother to a porn movie, at last tired to explain to why he interrupts her Breakfast and is ready to head back to the Rockies.
In his video the end of its path, Hickenlooper, announcing said that he should be carried out “serious thought” to the Senate that his fellow Democrats have for months been how airport crews directing a plane on the tarmac.
Now picking up these subtle hints that Hickenlooper may be impossible presidential longshot to Senate leaders The long-and short-term trends in Colorado see both hard for the novice sen. Cory Gardner. The state has moved away from the GOP for at least a decade and President of the Trump creating a serious downward drag on for the party, Gardner was already in the Dems’ number two target for 2020.
The number-one spot belongs to Sen. Martha McSally, who lost her own bid in the 2018 moderate Democrat Krysten Sinema but got in the Senate anyway, when Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointed, replacing the late John McCain. Arizona is on the same trajectory as Colorado, and although less advanced, seems to be changing from red to blue with greater speed.
If Democrats could flip Colorado and Arizona and keep all their other seats (hardly a safe bet), you would be halfway to the four seats they need to control the Senate.
It is important to agree from the beginning that there are far too many variables to have a clear view on what is to be the 2020 Senate battlegrounds.
In some places, with otherwise safe well-established companies, such as Texas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Georgia and Michigan, it could probably just be a race, if the national climate is, on the one extreme or the other.
In other races, there is just no way to be sure. How will the retirements of the incumbents in Kansas (Republican sen. Pat Roberts), Tennessee (Republican sen. Lamar Alexander) New Mexico (democratic sen. Tom Udall) play out? Could Alabama Republicans actually nominate Roy Moore?
And it is also important to remember that in the swing States such as North Carolina, Iowa and Maine, presidential coattails could very easily decide the results.
All that said, although the end of Hickenlooper’s presidential campaign is the beginning of a credible Democratic efforts to take back the Senate.
Dems “ramp up” spending on state races prior to the redistricting – WaPo: “For the first time in 20 years, Democrats are completely on the offensive in the state legislative battles, shortly before a redistricting cycle, and just in the nick of time for the future of their party. This is could be the last election cycle before redistricting, lock them out of power in the most important States for a decade and seriously impede your ability to their majority in the house. After the loss of almost 1,000 seats during the Obama years, Democrats need to win back as many state legislatures as possible by the end of next year, before States redraw their state and congressional election districts based on the new census 2020 population data. To this end, Democrats, ” state legislative campaign arm, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, racing to get to as many as eight to 10 chambers to add to the eight mirrored from Republicans in the 2018 election cycle.”
WARREN IS BUILDING A POWER PLANT, BUT THE VOTERS STILL NERVOUS
NYT: “Senator Elizabeth Warren has built the most formidable campaign organization of Democratic presidential candidates in the first nomination of States, raised an impressive $25 million, without holding high-dollar fund-raisers, and rose steadily in Iowa and New Hampshire polls. … Some candidate inspire so much concern among these voters than Ms. Warren. Even as she shows why she is one of the leading candidates for the party’s nomination, Mrs Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts as to whether you would be able to defeat President trump in the General election. The concerns, including from your admirer, and against the head-versus-heart debate, the shaping of a Democratic competition is increasingly fought on the importance of electability, and, as Mr Trump. … These Democrats worry that your compromise moderated would alienate liberalism in battleground States, which are otherwise ready against the President.”
Harris’ Iowa charm offensive to win converts LAT: “Young men in Elizabeth Warren T-shirts staring at her, and pointed their cameras since Kamala Harris was working the crowd in Iowa. A group of black bears, Andrew Yang T-shirts she asked for a photo. And on the edge of the Democratic wing thing, an Iowa political rite of passage, an older woman trying to find her friend for a selfie with the senator a little help from Harris, the full, the goofy heat radiates sometimes into the election campaign, got. dinner, … Harris need to convert, the Democratic voters of curiosity in commitment to the victory in this first caucus state, and recently Iowa, crossed on a five-day bus tour to the event, to beat their best shot, President Trump. Many of us here, to be like the former Prosecutor toughness in debates and Senate hearings, and I think the nation is ready for a woman of color, President. In person they are often found, Harris, friendly and empathetic.”
It is midnight in Andrew Yang America – the Atlantic: “Yang thinks he’s tapped into a new kind of politics. He insists he is not a fatalist or a nihilist. He figures that thinks of themselves as an optimist, the only one who sees how horrible things are, and how much worse they can get, and that the only way to detect the light from the darkness. … But this fatalistic perspective also shares some of the Yang-policy-suggestions: Why not start to move our people “to higher ground”, because of sea-level rise is inevitable, he said at the Detroit debate in the last month? … “The picture that the data paints is very clear and dark and dystopia,” Yang told me. ‘Unfortunately, the dystopia is set to accelerate, because we just with the artificial intelligence out of the laboratory and our great company … but to be really hairy and nasty.'”
THE RULES: ABE SAYS
“In times of insurrection or invasion, it would be natural and reasonable, that the militia of a neighboring state should be marched into another to resist a common enemy, or for the protection of the Republic against the violence of faction or sedition.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29
TIME-OUT: JIMI, JANIS, AND SHA NA NA
WSJ: “To retrieve the list of bands and musicians that played the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969, is indulging in rock ‘n’ roll fame: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Santana, The Who, the Grateful Dead and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. … It has been said, if you don’t remember Woodstock, you weren’t there… other less well-known musicians, but only a few remember them. “If I get this, people think I’m joking,” said Robert Leonard, a distinguished forensic linguist based at the Hofstra University in New York. He is a former member of the 50s themed group Sha Na Na, who performed directly in front of Hendrix, the musical spectacle that attracted 450,000 fans to a farm in Bethel, NY, Sha Na Na began as a vocal ensemble at Columbia University, and most of its members had their eyes on other careers than music. Besides, after Woodstock and all the rest, what is left for an encore? ‘I played with Jimi Hendrix. I drank with Janis Joplin,’ Mr. Leonard said. ‘Maybe I should’ve done enough.'”
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Trump job performance
Average level of agreement: from 41.8 percent
The average of the rejection: 54.6 per cent
Net Rating: -12.8 Percent
Change from a week ago: minus 1.6 points
[Average, includes: Fox News: 43% approve, reject – 56%; IBD: 40% approve – 56% lean; Gallup: 42% approve – 54% lean; Quinnipiac University: 40% approve, reject – 54%; NPR/PBS/Marist: 44% approve – 53% disapprove.]
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FOX NEWS POLL: Big SUPPORT FOR CHECKS, THE RED FLAGS
Fox News: “In the Wake of two mass shootings, overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters favor background checks on gun buyers, and under the guns of the people, which is a danger to himself or others, according to the latest Fox News poll. … On concrete measures to reduce gun violence, there is broad support for criminal background checks for all gun buyers (90 percent) and past the ‘red flag’ legislation to take the police, the guns of people will be shown, which is a danger to themselves or other people (81 percent). Less, but still a sizable 67-percent majority, the guns favor ban on assault and semi-automatic weapons. That is from 60 percent in 2018. The support comprises more than half of the people in a gun-owner household (53 percent). More than half of the self-employed (58 per cent) and an overwhelming majority of Democrats (86 percent) prefer a ban. Republicans are split 46-46 percent, a shift from 2018, when it was 41 in favor vs. 56 resist.”
GOP waiting for pollsters – NYT: “[President of the Trump], and his assistants still have to pay, what he will actually propose. But you have been commissioned to evaluate a survey about his campaign, where his followers are on various gun control measures, and you will have the results by September, when the Senate returns from the summer break, according to three people briefed on the plans. Until that happens, the discussion in the White house about what, if anything, about new gun measures, and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has warned that it is the President who calls for the Republicans to act – largely theoretical.”
Collins pushed hard Politically: “Susan Collins has seen countless gun debates in the barn over the years. But this time, she says, will be different. The Maine moderate has long been a lonely voice in the GOP. They serve one of only two Republicans left in the Senate, which previously supported a bipartisan background checks bill and the only Republican, backed a ban on assault weapons. Every time you get close to even modest new gun regulations to win, the effort collapsed because of conservative opposition. But with President Donald Trump to speak, new gun regulations, Collins is always optimistic and has assumed a Central role in the burgeoning efforts to achieve a consensus with the Republicans. You speak sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Sen Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and the White house legislative director Eric Ueland about possible gun safety reforms and plans to talk to Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week.”
The judgment of the judge: Red-flag on red flags in This week, Fox News Senior judicial Analyst judge Andrew Napolitano explains why the government does not have the right, under the Constitution, the confiscation of legally-owned guns: “When tragedy strikes, as in the two mass murders this month, there is always the urge to put pressure on the government to do something. Governments are motivated by the belief that something is to do – any detectable overt behaviors show that you are in control. I understand the natural fears of the good people that an El could pass Paso or a Dayton episode again, but do something for the thing, appearance can be dangerous for personal freedom. When the Constitution was written, the idea of the possession of weapons and keep them in the home was widespread. The colonists had just defeated the armies of king George III. The colonial weapon of choice, the Kentucky long rifle was, while the British soldiers issued to Bessie’s version of the Brown of your army.” More here.
TO CHANGE the TRUMP TRIED the CARD WITH THE N. H. RALLY
Boston Herald: “President Trump is holding a re-election campaign rally in Manchester, N. H., on Thursday, his first visit to the granite state because of 2016. The event will be at the SNHU Arena, the same location of the Trump the rally on the eve of the election in 2016. Hundreds of Democratic activists protest stands in front of the venue, according to the organizers. Officials expect about 11,000 people – about the arena capacity will flood into the city and warn the participants, looking ahead to plan for road closures. … Election campaigns are also pushing back against Trump’s visit to the Granite State. The former Vice-President Joe Biden‘s campaign to hold ‘Stand up to Hate” event at 6 p.m.”
New Hampshire GOP frets about Lewandowski – Politico: “President Donald Trump on Thursday night rally in Manchester, N. H., is reportedly about ginned-up support for his re-election campaign. But the state of the establishment GOP class of ensure that you with the event to do something else: Talk, Corey Lewandowski‘s potential 2020 Senate money. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu redirected has concerns about Trump’s controversial former campaign manager for the party leadership. Tom Rath, a former New Hampshire attorney general and a prominent Republican in the state, he says, ” not a Corey fan.’ Former GOP Sen. Judd Gregg took to the pages of New Hampshire’s largest newspaper to mock, Lewandowski as a” thug.’ And Dave Carney, a longtime New Hampshire-based strategist who is already on a number of statewide Republican campaigns, has called the idea of a Lewandowski candidacy a ‘joke.'”
Dems flood the Granite State WMUR: “After President Donald Trump’s the status after today’s rally in Manchester, Democratic presidential candidate again. As we previously reported, over the next five days, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former Federal Minister for housing and urban development Julian Castro, the entrepreneur Andrew Yang, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand multi-stop campaign swing planned. For Booker, it is a key visit on Saturday, because he established to continue his push to be a leading candidate to combat armed violence. He’ll be riding back, a mobile home on his journey, as he in July. … He will continue his call to fight against white nationalism, which was two days after the trump rally – a rally Booker, called on the President to terminate, in accordance with the mass shootings, the white nationalists in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people.”
TRUMP, A FRESHMAN HOUSE DEMS RENEW, SPAT OVER ISRAEL
NYT: “Israel on Thursday ruled out the entry of two American Democratic women in Congress there were who had planned to visit the West Bank, hours after President Trump had pushed to block the country. Mr Trump’s intervention was an extraordinary step, to the influence of a friendly nation, and to punish his political opponents in Germany. The two women in Congress were representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, both freshmen, are the first two Muslim women in the Congress voted. Both are outspoken opponents of Mr Trump and have been vocal in their support for the Palestinians and the boycott-Israel movement. The President has made it to you in speeches and Twitter postings that have called its critics, the racist and xenophobic. It was reported last week that Mr Trump’s press was not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to deny access to the two women, and Thursday morning, he left little doubt.”
Cheney, house GOP Caucus Chairman, calls for the removal from office of rep Steve King after rape comments – Fox News
AUDIBLE: PUT A STICK IN IT
“I’m a little grumpy there was no lunch, now I realized it was not necessary,” – mayor Pete Buttigieg said of the Iowa State Fair on Tuesday.
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WQAD: “A 20-year-old woman called the police to say her car had been stolen, during the execution of the police was in an attempt to think of to entice you, you are not the one of your car during the chase. [A Clinton County, Iowa] clocked in Vice an Eastern vehicle on the radar, exceeding the maximum speed. As the Deputy tried to conduct a traffic control on the speeder, the driver sped off and ran a red light… While the pursuit was underway, Clinton County Communications received a 911 call from a Rachel Thornburg, saying that her car had just been stolen-from Low Moor. She claimed that she had left the keys in the car, this was in 1998 on the grey Buick Century. This was the same vehicle that was pursued by the Deputy sheriff. … Finally, the Iowa State Patrol was Stop able to implement, successfully, to Sticks that flattened the tire of the Buick. … The driver was none other than Rachel Thornburg was…”
AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“Winning is great. You get to hoot and holler, hoisting the trophy, shower in champagne, to the open parade car-and boycott-the White house-award ceremony (choose your cause). But, like most, have to know in the performance of sport, there is to correspond to nothing, the amplitude of the emotion has to be brought to lose.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in The Washington Post on November 29. June, 2017.
Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Liz Friden contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.