Kathleen Rice has over a million more that ANYONE running against her in the NY 4th CD

In the 4th District, Rice’s fundraising total far outpaced both her Democratic primary challenger, County Legislature Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport), and the top candidates vying for the GOP nomination — as well as the established incumbents in neighboring districts, Reps. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Peter King (R-Seaford)……

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While the overall deportations under Obama is a record…Court ones have dropped….

Believe me?

This isn’t gonna get it….

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First Survey USA Poll of the Florida Governor Race shows Crist (D) up 5 Points…

Survey USA provides us with their First Look at the Florida Governor Race this Election Cycle and it shows Democratic Challenger Charlie Crist (D) 5 Points ahead of Incumbent Governor Rick Scott (R)….

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/16/14… Democratic PAC slams Tillis over staffer affairs with lobbyists

NC-Sen: Look out! The Senate Majority PAC is spending almost one melon dollars to air a new ad lacerating Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis over the fact that two of his aides resigned from his office because they were having affairs with lobbyists…..

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Those Democratic Castro Brothers in Texas…..

Representative Joaquin Castro, the Texas Democrat who represents San Antonio, have sought ways to stay on the national radar. Very few doubt that the mayor, the bigger political personality of the two, is angling for the vice-presidential spot on the 2016 Democratic ticket and that his brother is positioning himself for a potential run for statewide office, or against Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican Tea Party hero, in 2018.

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Political Roundup for April 16th, 2014…Grimes out raises McConnell in $$$…Red Racing Horses

KY-Sen: Allison Lundergan Grimes (D) has raised an impressive $2.7 Million in the 1st Quarter of 2014, which is more than Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) raised ($2.4 Million). Its clear at this point that neither candidate will hurt for money in what is the Democrat’s best offensive shot this cycle.

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Jeb Bush has to get his family on board for a 2016 run….

The former governor’s concerns about his family’s privacy are thought to have played a role in his decision to skip the 2012 presidential race. One Republican donor recalled that the chatter back then among GOP rainmakers was that Bush would ultimately skip a run because his wife didn’t relish the idea…..

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On the New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez…..

But previously unreleased audio recordings, text messages, and emails obtained by Mother Jones reveal a side of Martinez the public has rarely, if ever, seen. In private, Martinez can be nasty, juvenile, and vindictive…..

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Democrats talking to Sebelius about a Kansas US Senate run….

Several Democrats said this week that Ms. Sebelius had been mentioned with growing frequency as someone who could wage a serious challenge to Mr. Roberts, 77, who is running for a fourth term and is considered vulnerable…..

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Election*Projection moves its projection on the Senate to Democrats HOLD….

Significantly, these updates remove two projected Republican pickups from the 2014 Senate elections map and return the projected majority in the Senate to the Democrats. Let me add a caveat: these are preliminary projections that can and will change, perhaps drastically, between now and Election Day.

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Sen Ted Cruz HAS the rightwingnuts in the GOP…But NOT others

“Electability — that will be his challenge,” said Republican Lindsey Graham, South Carolina’s senior senator. “He’s got to show he can put the patchwork together.”

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Democrats trail in PPP Texas Polling 4/15/14…Including Wendy Davis…

PPP’s newest Texas poll finds Republicans leading by double digits in all of the state’s major races for 2014.

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Under its New Head…The NYPD has disbanded it’s spying on the Muslim community…

To many Muslims, the squad, known as the Demographics Unit, was a sign that the police viewed their every action with suspicion. The police mapped communities inside and outside the city, logging where customers in traditional Islamic clothes ate meals and documenting their lunch-counter conversations…..

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Healthcare Insurers jump at the Affordable Healthcare Program….

Health insurers got their first taste of Obamacare this year. And they want seconds.

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Andrew Cuomo is losing his Progressive Support….

“At a time when the national Democratic Party seems to be moving in the direction of [focusing on] income inequality and fair taxation, Governor Cuomo is moving in the opposite direction,”

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The Ukraine troops take back airport from pro-Russian protestors in Eastern Ukraine…

The Ukrainian military stormed an airport 25 miles north of this eastern city on Tuesday, beginning what the president called a military operation to confront pro-Russian militants in the eastern part of the country.

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