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Morning Digest: Embattled Rep. Bob Brady could face multiple foes in the 2018 Democratic primary

Now, the hardline conservative Club for Growth has reportedly raised a staggering $10 million for its super PAC to support Hawley's potential campaign, which will...

Morning Digest: Capped by new HB2 debacle, a year of stumbles earns Charlotte mayor a challenge

Lyles argued at the time that Roberts didn't work well with the council during the crisis and went too far when she publicly criticized Police...

Morning Digest: Donald Trump refuses to support Speaker Paul Ryan one week ahead of his primary

Meanwhile, ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, fresh off endorsing Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, is throwing his support behind Toomey. Bloomberg in...

Morning Digest: A new poll gives Kamala Harris a 15-point lead in all-Dem California Senate race

On Thursday, Sanchez appeared on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt's program, and he endorsed her shortly thereafter. Last month, ex-Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan also...

Morning Digest: Florida Republicans are just mild about Marco

That might actually be sufficient for Glenn to win the Republican nomination if he can continue to ride the same enthusiasm from Christian conservatives who...

Morning Digest: A new poll gives Utah Democrat Doug Owens a 6-point lead against GOP Rep. Mia Love

UT-04: On behalf of the Salt Lake Tribune and the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute, SurveyUSA takes a look at the rematch between freshman Republican...

Morning Digest: If Little Tark wins, then Democrats did something very good in a previous life

A new ad from a conservative super PAC, Ending Spending, also hit the exact same themes, and the group has now poured $1.2 million into...

June 7 primary preview: Republicans try to lock Democrats out of blue House seat in California

Lois Capps. Meanwhile, the NRCC recently launched a $220,000 buy that hit Carbajal while simultaneously trying to boost his Democratic rival, Santa Barbara Mayor Helene...

Morning Digest: Conservative groups show no interest in saving Mark Kirk in Illinois

Of course, few other Republicans are going to say on the record that they think Kirk is screwed (though an operative for an unnamed conservative...

Morning Digest: Conservative zillionaires air two new bogus attack ads against Strickland in Ohio

Ron DeSantis long ago, but DeSantis offered some very non-committal remarks about whether he'd stay in were Rubio to join the GOP primary—and the Club...

Morning Digest: Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell beg Marco Rubio to seek re-election after all

Vermont is usually a very Democratic state, but Republicans came close to winning here in 2010 and 2014, and Team Red has a strong candidate...

'Reverse racism'? New research on police thuggery and brutality against black Americans

It's the third time researchers at Washington State — Lois James, Stephen M. James and Bryan J. Vila — have set up simulations to monitor...

Morning Digest: Tom Reed tries to use Democrat's time at the Pentagon to paint him as a carpetbagger

Neville has some connections to far-right gun activists, but his ties to conservatives didn't do him much good at last month's state party convention. Neville...

Morning Digest: Is Republican Sen. Richard Burr in trouble? The signs are very mixed

Richard Burr in surprisingly bad shape. They give Burr just a 39-36 edge over ... In March, SurveyUSA had him up 48-41, while Elon University...

Morning Digest: Republicans try to lock Democrats out of the general in blue Santa Barbara seat

In 2012, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill ran ads designed to help then-Rep. Todd Akin defeat two other foes in the Missouri GOP primary. McCaskill spots...

Morning Digest: West Virginians get to choose between Justice and Cole

While Democrats have held the governorship since 2001, this conservative state has been trending Republican, especially during the Obama administration. In 2014, the GOP seized...

Morning Digest: Vulnerable GOP Rep. Steve Knight: 'I think that Social Security was a bad idea'

OH-Sen: A conservative super PAC called the Fighting for Ohio Fund (whose donors include pro-wrestling mogul and twice-failed Senate candidate Linda McMahon) is reportedly spending...

Morning Digest: This millionaire congressional candidate might run in a primary with just 7 voters

NY-22: New York has some of the toughest ballot access requirements in the nation, and every election cycle, plenty of people fail to submit enough...

Morning Digest: Congratulations! You've won the lottery—now what? 'I'm running for Congress!'

Attorney General Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez take 29 and 18 percent, respectively. Ex-state Republican Party Chair Tom Del Beccaro is in third with...

Morning Digest: The most vulnerable Republican congressman just got vulnerable-er

FL-Sen: The Associated Industries of Florida is a business lobbying group that's affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers, one of the most reactionary, conservative...

The only thing that stops a good guy with a gun is a hole in that guy's pocket: GunFAIL CLXXXI

I'll wind things up with this gentle reminder, even though many of you who hate-read GunFAIL don't need reminding: not all gun enthusiasts are rabid...

Spotlight on green news & views: Chernobyl at 30; burning ivory; clean energy transformation

Michael T. Klare via Tom Dispatch writes—The Coming World of "Peak Oil Demand," Not "Peak Oil": “Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world's...

Morning Digest: Two more Colorado Republicans knocked off Senate ballot

John Bel Edwards' huge win last year gave Team Bleu some extra spring in its step, it's very tough to see Democrats winning a federal...

Morning Digest: This is the worst polling debacle we've ever seen, by a huge margin

Andy Harris in the GOP primary in Maryland's conservative 1st Congressional District. Smigiel's poll gave him an impossible 58-29 lead on Harris, ... Richard Burr...

Morning Digest: McGinty and Van Hollen win their Senate primaries

Joe Heck, with a trio of near-identical ads (one is in Spanish) that diss Harry Reid and tout Heck as an "Iraq veteran" and "battlefield...

Morning Digest: GOP House candidate: Obama fomenting racial divide by giving blacks 'free stuff'

A few weeks ago, Moran's quickly walked-back suggestion that Senate Republicans should actually hold hearings on whether to confirm Merrick Garland, Barack Obama's nominee to...

Morning Digest: Why the DCCC is spending $437000 to help this Nebraska Republican

Lee Terry conservative votes. (In the end, it didn't matter, since Maxwell never followed through and Terry improbably lost to Ashford anyway, despite the GOP...

Morning Digest: Kentucky Republican embraces Trump and launches the most offensive TV ad of the year

The conservative running for Congress who will help Trump build the wall! .... Romney only narrowly carried this seat and Clements has a notable $311,000...

Morning Digest: With just days to go, a new poll has Sestak and McGinty tied in Pennsylvania

Charles Boustany is close to the House leadership, while state Treasurer John Kennedy is hardly a conservative bomb thrower either. Tea partying 2014 candidate Rob...

Morning Digest: New polls suggest North Carolina Republicans are getting hurt by LGBT debacle

Louisiana is a very conservative state and national Democrats haven't shown much interest in this seat. ... Katie McGinty fired the first shot, accusing Joe...

Morning Digest: Democrats put new House race on the board with top challenger

Anthony Brown for losing the 2014 gubernatorial race to Republican Larry Hogan, and his fundraising hasn't been great all cycle. But Brown loaned ... If...

Morning Digest: Van Hollen tries to use Barack Obama against Edwards in the Maryland Senate primary

Rob Hogg in the June primary. Hogg only hauled in $58,000 during the first three months of 2016, and he has $41,000 on hand. However,...

Morning Digest: Yet another scandal threatens Arizona Republican Paul Babeu's House campaign

However, it is not to be. Legislative aide Calandra Vargas took 58 percent of the delegates at the 5th District Republican Party convention, while Lamborn...

Morning Digest: Conservatives ready to prove they won't tolerate any deviation on Supreme Court

Jerry Moran infuriated conservatives when, two weeks ago, he said he thought the Senate should in fact hold hearings on whether to confirm Merrick Garland,...

So many #NeverTrump groups, so little payoff

Most of the money is coming from conservative big-money groups and organizations favoring other Republican candidates. These efforts have gone mainly to TV advertising in...

Morning Digest: Hey look! It's another rich Republican eyeing Florida's Senate seat!

GA-Sen: On the eve of Georgia's filing deadline, wealthy businessman Jim Barksdale announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. Democratic state ... While...

Morning Digest: Hey look! It's another rich Republican eyeing Florida's Senate seat!

GA-Sen: On the eve of Georgia's filing deadline, wealthy businessman Jim Barksdale announced that he would challenge Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. Democratic state ... While...

Morning Digest: Grassley says no judge for SCOTUS? Then it'll be Judge vs. Grassley

John Culver. While Grassley has a conservative voting record, he's always won support from a good share of Democrats and independents. .... VA-07, 04: On...

Itching for a 'House of Cards' fix? Chew on Hollywood's best political villains

She was the Bible-thumping conservative Fitz chose as a running mate to ensure the evangelical vote for his first term. She also became ... Speaking...

Morning Digest: This Illinois Senate candidate's ad on gun violence is one of the best we've seen

Napoleon Harris is also competing for the right to take on GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. Senate: ... Ron DeSantis' path to the nomination, which is...

Vulnerable Senate Republicans decide blocking Obama's nominee is safest bet

Endangered Senate Republicans have received their marching orders: block President Obama's Supreme Court nominee no matter what. Even at the expense of ... The deadline...

The return of 'The X-Files' wonders whether the truth is still out there?

Whether it be the vestiges of untruths and half-truths from Watergate, Vietnam, and other real incidents of government impropriety, or modern conservative fears of federal...

Morning Digest: Dem draws straw to win tied election, but Mississippi Republicans seat his opponent

Former Oneida County Legislator David Gordon is already running but he has a weak track record and has done himself no favors by calling himself...

Morning Digest: Dem draws straw to win tied election, but Mississippi Republicans seat his opponent

Brady Walkinshaw and King County Councilor Joe McDermott (no relation to Jim) vying for the second general election slot in the August top-two primary. However,...

Morning Digest: Your guide to unscrambling Florida's scrambled congressional map

Tom Wolf, is facing 2010 nominee Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman for the right to take on Republican Sen. ... Roll Call's Simone...

Morning Digest: Rep. Jim McDermott, Seattle's longtime progressive stalwart ...

WV-Gov: For months, the Democratic primary has been a duel between coal billionaire Jim Justice and state Senate Minority Leader Jeff Kessler, but it looks...

Cheers and Jeers: 2015 Flashback, Part I

Senator Harry Reid recovers from broken ribs and facial bones he suffers while using a piece of exercise equipment that snaps. The good news is...

Morning Digest: Kentucky's new Republican governor rescinds restoration of ex ...

Robert Bell, former Del. Clarke Hogan, NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, and conservative journalist Charles Hurt, the congressman's brother. Don't expect likely redistricting victim Randy Forbes...

Morning Digest: Republican retirement creates competitive House race in ...

NY-22: Republican Rep. Richard Hanna, a relative moderate who had always seemed out of place in today's hard-right GOP world, announced over the weekend that...

Morning Digest: Democrats get another candidate for must-win Iowa House seat

MO-Gov: While retired Navy SEAL Eric Greitens is working hard to portray himself as a reliable conservative ahead of the crowded GOP primary, his foes...