Can You Believe?
Can you believe the party of the angriest men in America calling Democrats an “angry mob”? No. We just want justice for women, for immigrants, for minorities, for the LGBT community, for those with pre-existing conditions, and for future generations who should not be saddled with crushing education debts or forced to endure an unliveable planet.
They Said It – Republicans Outside Congress Criticize Trump
“The Republican Party will now be defined by Trump’s dark, divisive vision, with his depiction of Democrats as America-hating, criminal-coddling traitors, his vilification of the press as the “enemy of the people,” and his ugly invective against Mexicans and Muslims. The extremism that many Republicans of goodwill had been trying to push to the fringe of their party is now its governing ideology.”
– Max Boot, conservative columnist
Hits and Misses – the week’s best and worst moves
Hit of the Week: Nancy Pelosi’s letter to Democratic colleagues following Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “We must not agonize, we must organize,” she urged them. “People must vote.” And she reminded us all, “What is at stake in this election is nothing less than the health and financial security of families across America.”
Miss of the Week: Corrupt Congressman Duncan Hunter’s failure to identify the occupations of campaign donors, including his uncle James Hunter and six executives of a defense corporation that was awarded a big Defense Department contract the very next day (Hunter “serves” on the House Armed Services Committee). Coming on the heels of Hunter’s indictment for embezzling campaign funds, a new FEC investigation has turned the 50th District race into a virtual toss-up. Click here to help Ammar Campa-Najjar win this deep-red district.
Hot Race of the Week
Last year, Alabama’s Doug Jones showed that voters in the Deep South could send a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. This year, Mississippi’s Mike Espy can show that was no fluke. A former Congressman and Secretary of Agriculture, Mike is a good fit for his home state. He has a long record of reaching across the aisle to make government work for those who need it most, including poor farmers and families lacking health care and education. Visit https://espyforsenate.com to help Mike help flip the Senate.
On this week’s podcast, Nicole and I review where we are in the midterm campaign and what it will take to take back Congress and put women at the forefront. Nicole then talks with Marie Claire’s Danielle McNally about our new weekly column, and I speak with former FEC chair Ann Ravel about the dangers of dark money contributions to political campaigns.