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Another young, charismatic former Marine House Candidate who's a good fit for his district:

https://jaredgoldenforcongress.com/

Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan jumps into AL-03 House race

https://twitter.com/HaganforHouse/status/958054573591138304

Mallory was one of the contestants spoken about in the Miss America leaked email scandal last year where members of the organization weight-shamed her.

This is a heavily Republican district but parts of it did trend blue for Doug Jones. Mallory grew up in the district in Opelika and has attended Auburn University which is also in the district. This was one of the few districts that didn't yet have a challenger. Go Mallory!

Joy Reid goes below the belt, Jane Sanders responds

I know a lot of people like Joy Reid on here, and she's done some solid work, but this was low, dirty, and beneath the dignity of a news reporter. Hopefully she apologizes for bringing Bernie's wife into some theory she has- and since she doesn't speak to or know the Sanders family on that level, I'm curious as to where she's getting her info from. This kind of crap is not helpful when we need to be unified for 2018.

https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/935923168799264769

https://twitter.com/janeosanders/status/936000317191311360

I'm digging Rep. Kathleen Rice lately

https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/935881865269055489

Anyone watching the tax bill debate on CNN?

Cruz says he hates the elimination of the SALT deduction provision yet he'll vote for the bill anyways.

List of potentially vulnerable GOP Reps. who voted for tax bill:

Some notable names and some incumbents who have strong challengers voted yes! If your congressman/woman is on this list, make sure you get the word out about how they voted!

Poliquin (ME02)
Tenney (NY22)
Katko (NY24)
Fitzpatrick (PA08)
Costello (PA06)
Meehan (PA07)
Smucker (PA16)
Comstock (VA10)
Curbelo (FL26)
Culberson (TX07)
Hurd (TX23)
Walters (CA45)
Royce (CA39)
Knight (CA25)
Valadao (CA21)
Denham (CA10)
Love (UT04)
Coffman (CO06)
Yoder (KS03)
Bacon (NE02)
Blum (IA01)
Lewis (MN02)
Paulsen (MN03)
Bishop (MI08)
Roskam (IL06)
Barr (KY06)

Rumblings of some House Dems starting an Antitrust Caucus!

https://twitter.com/linamkhan/status/930910235144998913

This is exciting! Some trust-busting is just what we need right now to stop some of these corporate mergers. And I think it could be a strong message on the campaign trail.

Medicaid expansion wins in Maine!!

32nd state to approve and the 1st state through ballot initiative. Hopefully, this inspires other states to put it on the ballot. I'm so happy to wake up to this news this morning. Proud Mainer here!

Maine voters on Tuesday delivered a strong rebuke to their governor by approving an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under Obamacare — the first time state voters have directly authorized such an expansion.

The vote makes Maine the 32nd state to agree to expand Medicaid to thousands of low-income adults who qualify for coverage and represents a major setback for Republican Gov. Paul LePage, an ally of President Donald Trump who vetoed expansion bills on five occasions. The measure was winning 59 percent to 41 percent with roughly two-thirds of precincts reporting as of 10 p.m., according to the Associated Press, just weeks after Republicans in Congress failed in their efforts to repeal the health care law.

The ballot measure, known as Question 2, attracted progressive activists from around the country eager to revive expansion efforts in the mostly GOP-led holdout states. Liberal groups poured more than $1.5 million into boosting the Maine referendum, surpassing the opposition effort led by LePage and his Republican allies.

Some 80,000 adults will qualify under the expansion, according to independent estimates from a Maine legislative fiscal office, adding to the nearly 12 million people in the 31 states and District of Columbia who have already obtained coverage through the program.


https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/07/maine-voters-medicaid-obamacare-244675

Republican Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) to retire from Congress

Lost in the VAGov & NJGov races, but this is good news for us!

New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, will not run for reelection in 2018, he announced Tuesday.

LoBiondo cited committee term-limits for his departure, but the 12-term incumbent also took parting shots at partisan gridlock in Congress.

"There is no longer middle ground to honestly debate issues and put forward solutions," LoBiondo said in a statement. "... Those of us who came to Congress to change Washington for the better through good governance are now the outliers. In legislating, we previously fought against allowing the perfect to become the enemy of the good. Today a vocal and obstinate minority within both parties has hijacked good legislation in pursuit of no legislation.

LoBiondo said that his decision isn't "electoral" and that he was "very confident voters would again reelect me" in 2018 had he decided to run for reelection.

The decision opens a battleground district in southern New Jersey that LoBiondo has held easily since 1994. New Jersey's 2nd District backed President Donald Trump with 50.6 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 46 percent in 2016. But former President Barack Obama also won the seat twice with between 53 and 54 percent of the vote.


https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/07/lobiondo-retire-congress-244647

Bernie claps back at Trump & doesn't take his bait on DNC

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/926415703476928512

https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/926501653238439936

Good job Bernie.
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