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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 3/16/15… The DSCC looks for their huckleberry in North Carolina

Reposted from Daily Kos Elections by Jeff Singer With Kay Hagan’s 2016 plans up in the air, the DSCC is scouting out backup candidates Leading Off:• NC-Sen: The DSCC has been encouraging former Sen. Kay Hagan to run against Republican …

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Political Roundup for March 16, 2015…Cuomo running again in 2018?…Red Racing Horses

NY-Gov ’18: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) big-money fundraisers raises speculation that he will run for a third term in 2018. Cuomo is not term-limited, and with no obvious other place for him to go a third-term run would be unsurprising. As for Cuomo’s possible opponent, Westchester CE and 2014 nominee Rob Astornio (R) and Rep. Chris Gibson (R) are both openly considering runs in 2018.

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The Debt Ceiling thing is back…

After having taken a thirteen month holiday, courtesy of a February 2014 agreement to suspend it, the debt ceiling is back—set at exactly the levels of debt we have today, somewhere north of $18 trillion. With our heads against the ceiling, for the next few months (perhaps all the way into the fall) we will be funding government expenditures by the seat of our collective pants…….

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Get Ready for the Republican fight over the Budget….Again

“It’s a disaster,” Senator Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, one of those freshmen, said of the sequestration cap. “Thematically, we all agree sequestration must go.”

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threatens AG Lynch Conformation for Abortion rider…

Democrats have threatened to veto the bipartisan trafficking measure because Republicans included a provision that would prohibit restitution funds from paying for abortions.

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The Hillary Clinton Campaign HQ looking like Brookyn, NYC….

Mrs. Clinton’s aides are looking at the Metro Tech complex in Brooklyn Heights, two people with knowledge of the plans said. Other options, including one in the Long Island City section of Queens, fell through……

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The Iran Letter thing has come back to hurt Republicans….

I’m embarrassed for them. For them to address a letter to the ayatollah, who they claim is our mortal enemy, and their basic argument to them is “don’t deal with our president ’cause you can’t trust him to follow through on an agreement.” That’s close to unprecedented……

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 3/13/15…Anthony Brown searches for redemption in Maryland

MD-Sen: Rep. Elijah Cummings has been considering joining his colleagues Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen in the Democratic primary, and it sounds like he’s not just floating his name. Politico tells us that Cummings “appears to be on the verge of running,” though he hasn’t made any final decision……

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Martin O’Malley Update….

Let’s be clear….

Right Now?

The guy polls BEHIND ole’ Joe Biden and Elizabeth (I ain’t running) Warren….

He’s not gonna be THAT guy unless the sky fall’s on the Democrats…

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Politcial Roundup for March 13, 2015…Feingold with good poll numbers…Red Racing Horses

WI-Sen: A new PPP poll has good news for former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) as he appears to be set on trying to return to his old seat. The poll has him up 50-41 on Sen. Ron Johnson (R) in a rematch of the 2010 race…..

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Political Roundup for March 12, 2015…The Clinton-Co-Presidency?…Red Racing Horses….

Clinton: Not that I like to link to Buzzfeed on a regular basis, but it is always hilarious to see the trendy left wing types have a beef with the return of the Clinton co-presidency!

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Hillary Clinton and the Media square off….

Mrs. Clinton has long had a fraught relationship with journalists, given their demands for full disclosure and her own long-held belief that public figures deserve a “zone of privacy,” as she put it during Bill Clinton’s race in 1992, or a “scope” of “personal privacy,” as she said on Tuesday….

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Congress is thinking about busting the sequester….

The economy IS getting better….

The Republican cuts , if left in tact , will slow any growth….

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Political Roundup for March 11th, 2015…Sen Kirk (R-ILL) in trouble?…Red Racing Horses

IL-Sen: In this article, Rothenberg lays out the case that Mark Kirk (R) is an underdog for re-election in Illinois next year. He points out that the state is just too blue for Republicans to expect to win without serious crossover voting (it’s the only R-held seat in a state we have no realistic shot at winning presidentially)…..

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Ted Cruz thinks the White House is after Sen Menendez….

….going after the New Jersey Senator would cost the Democrats in the Senate a badly needed seat….So I think this does NOT make ANY sense …..

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