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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 5/18/15…Both parties watch as Frank Guinta’s career collapses

Guinta paid a large fine to the FEC on Wednesday but if he was hoping he’d be able to put this story to bed, he was very wrong……

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Conservative sneak attack’s at Hillary Clinton…From the Left…

…… “we’ll do it just to show those folks who she needs to turn out that she’s not in line with them.”……

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Political Roundup for May 14, 2015…Bolton for President?…Red Racing Horses

Bolton: Former UN Ambassador John Bolton will make an online announcement today at noon about joining the already very crowded 2016 Republican field. In an era where the importance of the ethnic, demographic, and cultural niche a candidate can fill plays a paramount role Bolton could be the only GOP candidate representing the very powerful mustachioed community…..

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 5/14/15…Labor looks set to score a big win in the Philly mayoral primary

Philadelphia Mayor: The May 19 Democratic primary pits labor-backed ex-City Councilor Jim Kenney against state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, who is supported by a group of wealthy businessmen who share his views on Michelle Rhee-esque education reform. While Williams and his allies are have heavily outspent Kenney’s side, a new independent poll shows Kenney in a dominant position ahead of Tuesday.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 5/13/15… The ugliest race in America is too close to call

KY-Gov: SurveyUSA takes a look at next Tuesday’s increasingly nasty GOP primary, and they find a very close three-way contest. Tea partying businessman Matt Bevin leads Agriculture Commissioner James Comer just 27-26, with wealthy ex-Louisville Councilor Hal Heiner at 25.

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Political Roundup for May 13, 2015…Sanchez uncertain about Senate run…

Rep Sanchez has NOT annouced she’ll run for the US Seante seat in California…

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 5/12/15… Nevada Republicans wait as Joe Heck flirts with a Senate run

NV-Sen: Well, this would be good news for the GOP. Rep. Joe Heck had initially ruled out running for this open seat and even when he began publicly reconsidering, he still seemed unlikely to go for it. But Jon Ralston tells us that while nothing has been decided, Heck is “moving closer to a bid.”

Besides Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is incredibly reluctant to run, Heck is probably the state’s most formidable Republican….

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Political Roundup for May 12, 2015…Red Racing Horses

NY-Senate: There’s a new third man in the room: John Flanagan of Long Island will succeed Dean Skelos as Senate President. Flanagan was Skelos’ guy, and now Skelos won’t resign and strip Republicans of their working majority. And the band plays on.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 5/11/15… The far-right gets their candidate in the Indiana Senate race

IN-Sen: Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman has been flirting with a bid ever since Sen. Dan Coats announced his retirement in late March, and he kicked off his campaign on Saturday. Stutzman will face Coats’ former chief of staff Eric Holcomb in the primary, and we could see some real fireworks…..

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Eight presidential candidates, eight quotes…..???

See if you can match the candidates with quotes from their announcement speeches or videos.

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Hillary fronts a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented …

“It’s definitely a very aggressive approach in attempting to court the Hispanic vote,” said Mercedes Viana Schlapp, who served as a Spanish-language spokesperson for President George W. Bush.

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Knocking Hillary makes her stronger….

Throughout their public lives, Bill and Hillary Clinton have benefitted enormously from the fury of their ideological enemies…..

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Few like New York Governor Cuomo’s Teacher Eval Program except him…

While the Summit was billed as a chance to learn about the new system, it’s turning out to be more like a Pinata session with participants roundly bashing the new plan which lawmakers, facing a delayed budget, and under pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, approved in the recently passed state budget…..

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Obamacare numbers swell….

“Around 17 million people have gained health insurance since the core of ObamaCare took effect in 2013, according to a RAND Corporation study released Wednesday. ”

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Political Roundup for May 6, 2015…Huckabee’s in…Red Racing Horses

Huckabee: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is officially joining the increasingly clown car-like Republican presidential race. Greeting him to the race is a $100,000 ad buy from the Club for Growth which will run in Iowa and South Carolina hitting him on his fiscal record….

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 5/5/15… After five terms, Arizona is bloody tired of John McCain

It’s never a good sign for an incumbent to be far from 50 percent against lesser-known primary opponents, especially when a majority of your own party’s voters already say they don’t like you….

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