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Lewiston mayor's race will come down to progressive activist, conservative councilor - Bangor Daily News

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:24

Bangor Daily News

Lewiston mayor's race will come down to progressive activist, conservative councilor
Bangor Daily News
The 32-year-old Democrat and organizer for the progressive Maine People's Alliance got 42 percent of votes in Tuesday's election for the nonpartisan office in Maine second-largest city. Bouchard, a 37-year-old landscaping company owner and Republican, ...

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Winners and losers from Election Day 2017 - Washington Post

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:32

PBS NewsHour

Winners and losers from Election Day 2017
Washington Post
We now have new governors-elect of New Jersey and Virginia — along with a whole bunch of new data on where the Democratic and Republican parties currently stand in American politics. Election ... The Democrat defeated a social conservative icon in Del.
7 takeaways from Tuesday's big night for DemocratsPBS NewsHour
Virginia Democrat Wins Race For Governor, Handing GOP First Major Loss Under TrumpHuffPost
Ignore Republican denials: Democrats' big win in Virginia is the start of an anti-Trump waveSalon
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Democrats Fairfax, Herring win Virginia lieutenant governor, attorney general races - Washington Post

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:04

Washington Post

Democrats Fairfax, Herring win Virginia lieutenant governor, attorney general races
Washington Post
Virginia Democrats Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring on Tuesday won hotly contested races for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively, beating back strong challenges from two conservative Republicans and completing a sweep by their party ...

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In Backlash To Trump, Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor's Race - NPR

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:31

NPR

In Backlash To Trump, Democrat Ralph Northam Wins Virginia Governor's Race
NPR
Democrat Danica Roem defeated Republican Bob Marshall, an outspoken social conservative who unsuccessfully sponsored a so-called "bathroom bill" in the state legislature and refused to call Roem "she" or "her." In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy ...
Virginia Democrat Wins Race For Governor, Handing GOP First Major Loss Under TrumpHuffPost
Will Democrats Lose the Virginia Governor's Mansion?The Atlantic
The 5 places to watch in the Virginia governor's racewtvr.com
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Phil Murphy Is Elected Governor of New Jersey - New York Times

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:24

New York Times

Phil Murphy Is Elected Governor of New Jersey
New York Times
The victory by Mr. Murphy, who transformed himself from a Goldman Sachs executive into a progressive Democrat to match the direction of an anxious political party, gives Democrats a badly needed lift and a governor who has vowed to make his state a ...
EDITORIAL: Now, the hard part for MurphyAsbury Park Press
Murphy defeats Guadagno to become New Jersey's next governorPolitico
Live updates: Murphy projected to win New Jersey governor's raceABC News
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Transgender Virginia candidate makes hist - ABC News

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:41

Transgender Virginia candidate makes hist
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Republicans hold 66 out of 100 seats in the chamber and Democrats are not expected to be able to take back the legislature, but there are a number of higher-profile races that garnered national attention. The exact number of seats that ... body and ...

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Win or Lose, the Virginia Election Will Boost Data-Driven Progressives - WIRED

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:50

WIRED

Win or Lose, the Virginia Election Will Boost Data-Driven Progressives
WIRED
When given the chance, both Democrats and Republicans have tried to creatively draw those maps to maximize their party's chances of winning a majority of seats, a process known as gerrymandering. Today, Republicans hold 32 state legislatures and 34 ...

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Chris Christie Feuds With Voter Outside Polling Place - NBCNews.com

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:23

Chris Christie Feuds With Voter Outside Polling Place
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New Jersey Governor's Race: Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno vs. Democrat Phil Murphy. New Jersey elections have often elevated centrists, but not this time. The New Jersey gubernatorial race is a battle of partisans. Progressive Democratic candidate ...

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US Congressional candidate Bob Solomon believes moving left is necessary to flip the 18th District - PGH City Paper

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:04

PGH City Paper

US Congressional candidate Bob Solomon believes moving left is necessary to flip the 18th District
PGH City Paper
Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District has been a Republican stronghold for more than 15 years. Former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), who recently resigned after a scandal broke, held the seat since 2002 and never received less than 58 ...

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Pandering to Racists Won't Get Democrats Anywhere - The Nation.

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:26

ChicagoNow (blog)

Pandering to Racists Won't Get Democrats Anywhere
The Nation.
These tensions have played out dramatically in the race for governor of Virginia, where the Republican candidate Ed Gillespie has tried to paint the Democratic candidate, Ralph Northam, as an ally of MS-13. Northam went as far as to condemn non ...
I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020ChicagoNow (blog)
GOP confronts nightmare scenario with Election Day one year outMcClatchy Washington Bureau
A big tent partyDuke Chronicle
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The 5 counties to watch in the Virginia governor's race - CNN

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:17

The Atlantic

The 5 counties to watch in the Virginia governor's race
CNN
Democrat Terry McAuliffe carried it by 6,500 votes over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the 2013 governor's race. If liberals are fired up and ready to go -- even for a candidate like Northam, who is not progressives' first choice -- you'll see it in his ...
Will Democrats Lose the Virginia Governor's Mansion?The Atlantic
How to watch election night 2017, hour by hourWashington Post
A short guide to Tuesday's big Election DayCBS News
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Wisconsin state Capitol to mark 100 year anniversary with celebrations, educational events - The Badger Herald

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:01

The Badger Herald

Wisconsin state Capitol to mark 100 year anniversary with celebrations, educational events
The Badger Herald
The progressive Republicans had more control in the beginning of the 20th century with former Gov. Robert La Follette than now. “[The government at the time] was majorly conservative versus progressive Republicans, and Democrats didn't really exist ...

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Poll: In 'Trump Counties,' More Say US Is Worse Off Than Better Off - NBCNews.com

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:29

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Poll: In 'Trump Counties,' More Say US Is Worse Off Than Better Off
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The poll, which sampled residents of 438 counties that either flipped from voting Democratic in the 2012 presidential election to Republican in 2016, or saw a significant surge for Trump last year, found that a third — 32 percent — believe the ...

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How to watch election night 2017, hour by hour - Washington Post

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:12

The Nation.

How to watch election night 2017, hour by hour
Washington Post
The whole state will be voting on whether to retain judges in the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts — sharp partisan races in which Republicans have outspent Democrats by a 2-to-1 margin. But for progressives and conservatives alike, the most ...
Pandering to Racists Won't Get Democrats AnywhereThe Nation.
I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020ChicagoNow (blog)
GOP confronts nightmare scenario with Election Day one year outMcClatchy Washington Bureau
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A short guide to Tuesday's big Election Day - CBS News

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:00

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A short guide to Tuesday's big Election Day
CBS News
Around $6 million has poured in the race, with progressives hoping a Democratic state senate will approve new measures related to gun control and climate change. Also worth watching is Maine, where voters will head to the polls to decide whether the ...
Democrats Are Terrified Of Losing Virginia's Big Election. They Should Be.HuffPost
Trump's Shadow Falls in Virginia as Gillespie Seeks GOP PathBloomberg
Virginians is for lovers of voting on the issues in the governor's raceWashington Post
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A big tent party - Duke Chronicle

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:03

McClatchy Washington Bureau

A big tent party
Duke Chronicle
This is the moment for the Democrats. Can they seize it or will they let it slip away? With President Trump entangled in scandals, his approval ratings at historic lows, and a growing number of disaffected Republicans voicing their opposition, the ...
GOP confronts nightmare scenario with Election Day one year outMcClatchy Washington Bureau
America's Coalition Government: Why Tax Reform May Succeed Where Health Care FailedInsideSources
Coming soon to a TV or web site near you: A record-breaking, expensive 2018 electionSacramento Bee
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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia General Election - Philadelphia magazine

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:39

Philadelphia magazine

The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2017 Philadelphia General Election
Philadelphia magazine
While Democratic nominees for DA are usually treated as shoo-ins in this deep-blue town, some observers think the Republican may actually have a fighting chance this year. Voters tomorrow will also select the next city controller, judges, and .... go ...

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2017 Elections - NBCNews.com

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:38

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2017 Elections
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New Jersey Governor's Race: Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno vs. Democrat Phil Murphy. New Jersey elections have often elevated centrists, but not this time. The New Jersey gubernatorial race is a battle of partisans. Progressive Democratic candidate ...
What to watch in the Virginia governor's racePBS NewsHour
Democrats Are Terrified Of Losing Virginia's Big Election. They Should Be.HuffPost
In close Virginia governor's race, elder statesman Wilder withholds endorsementFox News
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What to watch in the Virginia governor's race - PBS NewsHour

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:03

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What to watch in the Virginia governor's race
PBS NewsHour
Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, reportedly never asked Trump to stump for him — and Trump stayed away from Virginia (and the New Jersey race as well). But while Gillespie never ... On issues like sanctuary cities, Northam ...
Democrats Are Terrified Of Losing Virginia's Big Election. They Should Be.HuffPost
How Virginia's governor race became a fight over sanctuary cities — which Virginia doesn't haveVox
In close Virginia governor's race, elder statesman Wilder withholds endorsementFox News
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Looking for a National Bellwether? Watch Virginia's Statehouse Races. - NBCNews.com

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:24

NBCNews.com

Looking for a National Bellwether? Watch Virginia's Statehouse Races.
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New Jersey Governor's Race: Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno vs. Democrat Phil Murphy. New Jersey elections have often elevated centrists, but not this time. The New Jersey gubernatorial race is a battle of partisans. Progressive Democratic candidate ...

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