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Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs - WTVA

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:30

Sacramento Bee

Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs
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Now those members have found new relevance as Democrats seek to compete in more conservative districts across the country. "The path to the majority goes through the blue dogs. My very progressive colleagues here get that. It's the first time since I ...
Democrats ponder disavowing Pelosi after Pennsylvania raceFairfield Daily Republic

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Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs - Action News Now

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Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor Lambs
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Now those members have found new relevance as Democrats seek to compete in more conservative districts across the country. "The path to the majority goes through the blue dogs. My very progressive colleagues here get that. It's the first time since I ...

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Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ... - CNN

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:09

Texas Monthly

Inside the 'Blue Dog mafia's' efforts to retake the House in November ...
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National Democrats have turned to the centrist members of their party to reach far, wide and early to identify and bolster candidates beyond their urban strongholds.
Pennsylvania's 18thArkansas Online
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans mostly wrong about Conor Lamb's views - Denton Record Chronicle

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:07

Denton Record Chronicle

Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans mostly wrong about Conor Lamb's views
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Before the election, Republicans wanted voters to think of Lamb as too liberal to support. Afterward, they wanted to buck up Republican morale by saying that he had run to the right. The new spin is not grounded in reality. Lamb is not a conservative ...

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With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated - NPR

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 07:49

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With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated
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Democrats are having a moment. They managed to win a House seat in Republican-leaning, industrial Pennsylvania and a Senate seat in the deep-red state of Alabama. Party leaders say those back-to-back special elections are proof that GOP-friendly ...
Inside the Democrats' efforts to elect more Conor LambsCNN
Pennsylvania's 18thArkansas Online
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly
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Illinois primary pits rare 'Blue Dog' Democrat against progressive wing - The Guardian

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 07:00

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Illinois primary pits rare 'Blue Dog' Democrat against progressive wing
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For another, he does not represent a conservative district where such views might be advantageous. Lipinski represents Illinois' third district, which Hillary Clinton won by 15 points. As a result, Lipinski is facing a tough fight in the Democratic ...

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Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. More Democratic Candidates Want Her Out. - New York Times

Google News - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 05:00

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Nancy Pelosi Wants to Lead. More Democratic Candidates Want Her Out.
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Most ominous for Ms. Pelosi, it is not just centrist candidates running in red-tinged districts who are reluctant to embrace her, but also political insurgents on the left who see her as an embodiment of the Washington establishment. “I would have to ...
Democrats ponder disavowing Pelosi after Pennsylvania raceFairfield Daily Republic
Nancy Pelosi Is Good at Her Job and She Should Keep It.New York Magazine
More Democrats likely to disavow Pelosi after Pennsylvania stunnerPolitico
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Ramesh Ponnuru: Conor Lamb didn't run as Trump or a Republican - Akron Beacon Journal

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:18

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Conor Lamb didn't run as Trump or a Republican
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WASHINGTON: Before voters in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district cast their ballots, Republicans cast the Democratic candidate, Conor Lamb, as a liberal. A Republican PAC ran an ad calling him a “liberal sheep” who would spend his term “voting ...
Democrats' civil war flares after Lamb's upset winPolitico
Progressives Have the Right Plan to Win in NovemberThe Nation.
A Surprisingly Close Special Election in Western Pa.National Review

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As primaries loom, downstate Democrats look for a way back - The State Journal-Register

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:09

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As primaries loom, downstate Democrats look for a way back
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“If the Democrats have the legislature and the governor's chair, then that means downstate voices aren't as strong.” To the contrary, Democrats have made significant gains in the Chicago suburbs, carrying DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties in the ...

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GOP immigration bill stirs tension among Hispanic conservatives - The Hill

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 18:08

The Hill

GOP immigration bill stirs tension among Hispanic conservatives
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Because of those provisions, the bill is unanimously opposed by House Democrats and does not yet have 218 votes from Republicans. Most Hispanic groups oppose it. The main organizer of Goodlatte's event, Alfonso Aguilar, the president of the Latino ...

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Once-safe Republican districts suddenly in play as Democrats expand the map - Washington Post

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:38

Washington Post

Once-safe Republican districts suddenly in play as Democrats expand the map
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Republican strategists argued that the party's liberal base would not nominate many candidates like Lamb. “Find me the Democratic primary in the United States of America that Conor Lamb can win,” said Corry Bliss, the president of the Congressional ...
A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party DivideTexas Monthly
Democrats' civil war flares after Lamb's upset winPolitico
Dem civil war: The battle for their future in the Trump eraAxios
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Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski struggles to fend off progressive primary challenge - cbs19.tv

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Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski struggles to fend off progressive primary challenge
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The lawmaker is fighting for his political life in a congressional primary battle garnering national attention as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party makes its case to select a more liberal and diverse cadre of candidates for November's ...

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Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski struggles to fend off progressive primary challenge - kiiitv.com

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Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski struggles to fend off progressive primary challenge
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The lawmaker is fighting for his political life ahead of Tuesday's primary in Illinois, a race garnering national attention as the progressive wing of the Democratic Party makes their case to fill November's general election ballots with a more liberal ...

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firstcoastnews.com | Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski struggles ... - First Coast News

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firstcoastnews.com | Conservative Democrat Rep. Lipinski struggles ...
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LYONS, Ill. – Rep. Dan Lipinski, a conservative-leaning Democrat unaccustomed to close elections, came to make his pitch at the St. Patrick's Day party for seniors just as the retirees finished their corned beef and cabbage. Before the seniors got to ...

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Rep. Dan Lipinski faces difficult primary challenge from progressives - USA TODAY

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 11:48

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Rep. Dan Lipinski faces difficult primary challenge from progressives
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LYONS, Ill. — Rep. Dan Lipinski, a conservative-leaning Democrat unaccustomed to close elections, came to make his pitch at the St. Patrick's Day party for seniors just as the retirees finished their corned beef and cabbage. Before the seniors got to ...
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A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party Divide - Texas Monthly

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:02

Texas Monthly

A Pennsylvania Victory Highlights the Democratic Party Divide
Texas Monthly
The Democratic Party last won a majority of the seats in the U.S. House in the elections of a decade ago amid the worst national economic recession since the big one that swept the GOP out of power in 1932. Texas Democrats are coming up on a quarter ...
Why Democrats Should Worry About Conor Lamb's VictoryRollingStone.com
Trumpism Doesn't Divide GOP Voters — But Conservatism DoesNew York Magazine
Republicans are wrong about Conor LambAmerican Enterprise Institute
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Dem civil war: The battle for their future in the Trump era - Axios

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 08:04

Axios

Dem civil war: The battle for their future in the Trump era
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Progressive Democrats argue that more liberal candidates can win close races by bringing out voters who haven't had the chance to vote for their ideas — no Democrat had challenged Tim Murphy, the former Republican congressman whose seat Lamb will fill ...

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Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans mostly wrong about Conor Lamb - Massillon Independent

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:13

Ramesh Ponnuru: Republicans mostly wrong about Conor Lamb
Massillon Independent
Before voters in Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district cast their ballots, Republicans cast the Democratic candidate, Conor Lamb, as a liberal. A Republican PAC ran an ad calling him a "liberal sheep" who would spend his term "voting the straight ...

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SATURDAY SALUTE: Government openness is essential - Grand Island Independent

Google News - Sat, 03/17/2018 - 02:30

Grand Island Independent

SATURDAY SALUTE: Government openness is essential
Grand Island Independent
The political landscape is more polarized than ever and there seems to be little common ground for conservatives and progressives. Transparency — keeping the light on the people's business — ought to be something everyone can agree on. Instead ...

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Paul Ryan's seat is less safe. Is the House now up for grabs? - Salon

Google News - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 18:06

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Paul Ryan's seat is less safe. Is the House now up for grabs?
Salon
Also on Friday, the Cook Political Report, a private newsletter that is widely popular among political professionals, shifted its projections in 9 different House races toward Democrats. One district in Pennsylvania was moved to "likely Republican" due ...
'We have to make this change:' Dems ponder disavowing Pelosi after LambMcClatchy Washington Bureau
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