GOP takes out 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria
The Hill informs us of the additional benefit of having removed 6 January panel member Representative Jan Luria.
Virginia state Sen. Jen Kiggans (R) is projected to win the race for the Old Dominion’s 2nd Congressional District, defeating incumbent and Jan. 6 panel member Rep. Elaine Luria (D).
The Associated Press called the race at 11:03 p.m.
Luria’s loss is likely to be hailed by former President Trump, who had attacked her in various rallies for GOP candidates as he criticized the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
Kiggans, a U.S. Navy veteran who was first elected to the Virginia state Senate in 2019, largely focused her campaign on economic issues, with inflation at a decades-high level. She also tied Luria to President Biden, who has faced low approval numbers amid the poor economic environment.
The race was rated a toss-up by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. Trump won the district by just over 3 percentage points in 2016, while Biden in 2020 secured a victory by almost 5 percentage points.
This year’s redistricting, however, made the district more Republican, moving it from an R+2 lean to an R+6 and creating a more difficult environment for Luria to prevail. The new lines also include Suffolk, Va., which has a Black population of 40 percent.
Luria largely focused her campaign on military and veterans issues, tapping into her background, and abortion, which became top of mind for Democrats this summer after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.
She has also warned about the threat to American democracy, leaning into her spot on the Jan. 6 panel.
(Read more sniveling and whining at The Hill)
From the numerous photos of the former candidate and the glowing description of her, one has to wonder whether these writers also worked for her campaign
You would think that the Democrats at this media outlet still want to convince us to keep out eyes off of the economy and watch the 6 January show trial.
Truth is, I think that the get-out-the-vote software companies funded by Hidalgo and similar Democrats will prove a bigger influence and a bigger story.
GOP grows support among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs according to exit polls
The Daily Wire points to an exit poll showing increased support for the GOP among Black, Hispanic, youth voting blocs.
The 2022 midterm elections didn’t exactly go as expected for Republicans, but there was some good news in the data collected in exit polls.
While Democrats won 76% of the black men’s vote in 2018, that margin was cut to 65% in 2022, an 11% boost for the GOP. Republicans also picked up an additional 7% from black women, according to exit poll data collected by CNN.
Democrats enjoyed a 29% edge among Latino men in 2018, but that was slashed to just 8% this time around. Latino women support also rose 14%.
Republicans also cut their margin of support from voters aged 18-29. In 2018, Democrats were +35% from that voting bloc, but that was cut to 28% in 2022. Support from 30-44 years old also went from +19 to +4.
The GOP made other inroads. Democrats enjoyed a +19 margin from women in 2018, but that fell to just +8 this year.
“When Democrats took control of the House after the 2018 election, a little more than half of voters were women and the party had a huge advantage among them. Even though women represented a similar majority of voters in 2022, Democrats’ lead appears to be cut noticeably,” CNN reported.
Republicans grew their support among men. In 2018, Republicans were +4 over Democrats. This time around, that number soared to +14.
There was another startling finding in the exit poll data. Democrats enjoyed a +33 margin among urban voters in the last midterms, but that fell to just 17% this midterm.
(Read more at the Daily Wire)
Don’t you know that CNN was galled to report this?
They likely buried the lead on this one very quickly.
Here’s how much campaign cash Beto O’Rourke has burned losing races up and down the ballot
Fox News reports on how much money Robert Frances “Beto” O’Rourke has gone through in all of his failed attempts at office over the years.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, has burned roughly $175 million running unsuccessful campaigns for a series of different offices in just four years.
O’Rourke — who previously represented a congressional district in El Paso, Texas, between 2013 and 2019 — lost his most recent bid for higher office Tuesday, falling to incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, by a significant margin, the Fox News Decision Desk projected. The failed run for governor of Texas marks O’Rourke’s third unsuccessful bid for a high-profile political office since 2018.
The former congressman lost a race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by more than 200,000 votes in 2018 and bowed out of the 2020 presidential race in November 2019 before the Democratic primaries started due to his low polling numbers.
“With each new race he loses it becomes more difficult to convince voters and persuade them that he can still win the next race,” Sharon Navarro, a University of Texas at San Antonio political scientist, told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday evening.
“That’s a very difficult barrier to overcome for a third-time loser.”
While O’Rourke has lost three different races in three consecutive election cycles, he has racked up massive, and sometimes record-breaking, campaign contributions.
In 2018, O’Rourke’s campaign for Senate raised a whopping $80.3 million, according to Federal Election Commission data. The massive sum included a record-shattering $38.1 million quarterly haul raised between July 2018 and September 2018.
O’Rourke raised another $18.6 million during his short-lived presidential campaign, which lasted a mere seven months.
And during the 2022 gubernatorial campaign, O’Rourke set more records, pulling in more than $76 million in the year since he announced his intention to run for the seat, The Texas Tribune reported. The $27.6 million his campaign raised between February and June was the largest quarterly figure ever recorded in Texas.
(Read more at Fox News)
People can almost warm their hands to that pile of burning Democrat cash
It warms the cockles of your heart to think of the successful Democrat campaigns this money might otherwise been sent. It seems that Beto might actually be an answer to Republican prayers (in that he killed more dreams of Democrats by burning the money himself).