The race is heating up for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat held by Cory Gardner, considered one of the nation’s most vulnerable Republican incumbents on the ballot next year.Including candidates who have launched campaigns and a handful facing pressure from party leaders to run, as many as a dozen Democrats are putting together campaigns to challenge Gardner’s bid for a second six-year term.Political consultants and potential candidates say it could be months before the Democratic field takes shape, while perhaps the most formidable candidate might not get in the race until later in the year.Democrats who have announced a bid or are said to be considering one include two members of Congress, a former state senator fresh off an unsuccessful run for governor, and two former speakers of the Colorado House. Colorado Springs News It's official: Andrew Romanoff's in the race for U.S. Senate Colorado Politics There’s a state lawmaker from rural Colorado with a … [Read more...] about Colorado Democrats lining up to take on Cory Gardner in 2020 U.S. Senate race
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Pindell Globe Staff January 09, 2019 Here are two things President Trump left unsaid during his first prime-time Oval Office speech on Tuesday night that were important: The partial shutdown of the federal government will continue for quite some time and “Republicans, please stick with me.”On Saturday, the current shutdown will become the longest in American history. Instead of announcing a compromise or even the highly controversial end run of announcing a national emergency, Trump, over the course of his speech, reiterated the same points the Republican has been making since the shutdown began. Then the Democrats, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reiterated their same positions. Advertisement While national networks cut into their programming, the reality was more like a typical presidential weekly radio … [Read more...] about Trump’s real message may have been ‘Republicans, please stick with me’
Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 7:16 AM EST Jan 3, 2019 WASHINGTON – The 116th Congress will get underway at noon on Thursday, with Democrats regaining control of the U.S. House for the first time in eight years and divided government returning to the nation’s capital. Democrats picked up 40 seats in the House to take a 235-199 majority, meaning the party and presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will exercise more oversight, as well as more budgetary and legislative control, during the last two years of Republican President Donald Trump's term. But even with a Democratic House — which will include four new Democrats from Michigan, Andy Levin, Elissa Slotkin, Haley Stevens and Rashida Tlaib — division and government gridlock is near-certain to continue with Republicans adding two seats in the U.S. Senate and gaining a 53-47 majority. Here's the skinny on the swearing-in Under the 20th Amendment, the new … [Read more...] about Michigan’s new members of Congress ready to be sworn in
Marc Levy Associated Press Published 10:22 AM EST Jan 2, 2019 Harrisburg, Pa. – Democratic energy in the perennial battleground state of Pennsylvania is raising questions about President Donald Trump’s ability to replicate his stunning 2016 win in a state Republicans hadn’t carried for nearly two decades. Democrats animated by an anti-Trump fervor scored big victories in county and municipal races across Philadelphia’s suburbs in 2017, reminding them of post-Watergate Republican losses. Four months later, Democrat Conor Lamb embarrassed Republicans in a nationally watched special election in a Pittsburgh-area congressional district that Trump had won by 20 percentage points. Then, in November’s midterm election, the GOP’s Trump-hugging candidates for governor and U.S. Senate got pounded by double digits, while the party lost three more congressional seats and, for the first time in modern history, a majority of state legislative seats in … [Read more...] about Bruised GOP considers Trump’s Pa. chances in 2020
Steve Peoples, Associated Press Updated 9:32 pm PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP U.S. Senator-elect Jacky Rosen meets with Las Vegas reporters to discuss her win and priorities as Nevada's next senator on … [Read more...] about More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz.