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🌊🗳️Overview of the Democratic positions after the 2018 Blue Wave Elections. Heading into the 2018 Election, the Senate had a Republican majority. There were 51 Republicans plus the Vice President, 47 Democrats and 2 Independents that caucus with the Democrats so basically 51-49.
🔷As of January 3, 2019, The Republicans now have 52 seats plus the Vice President. and the Democrats have 45 seats and 2 independents who caucus with the Democrats.

🏛️51 required for majority
🏛️60 required for 3/5
🏛️67 required for 2/3

👁️BEFORE VS. AFTER
*⃣There was one vacancy, but the Republican Arizona Governor appointed fellow Republican Martha McSally, who took office on January 3, 2019. So the Senate is basically 53-47, in favor of the GOP.

🕳️The vacancy is shown as red in the "after" configuration.👆
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🌎After years of deleterious moves to outright harm the environment, why did Rick Scott take action and on July 9th and declare a STATE OF EMERGENCY because of blue-green algae blooms? 3 Reasons. Money, politics & urgency/necessity.

tampabay.com/news/business/…
👉These 7 counties were affected by the blue-green algae blooms: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Okeechobee.
⁉️And then on August 13, 2018, why did Rick Scott declare a STATE OF EMERGENCY because of “red tide” in the following counties: Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota? (Lucky Lee County! Red + Green = Grey—Brown)

usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
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🗳 Twas the Night Before Elections THREAD

Twas the night before elections and all through the nation, millions were trying to stop the DC abomination

Many voted early and checked their ballots with care
In hopes that the BlueWave soon would be there...
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...Candidates were out, making last rounds
While volunteers canvassed around and about town

And me with hot toddy, iPad in my lap
Had just opened Twitter , for a small nightcap

When on my home page there rose bogus chatter
The polls were all tied, which made me much madder
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...Away to my mentions iflew in a flash
Where Some went to vote, they crawled across broken glass
They had called,they had written & made greats strides
The Reds & their trolls hade nowhere to hide
*45 was rallying hate into the ground
Which made him look like a sad lil clown
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Beto O'Rourke believes healthcare is a right, so it's unacceptable that 4.3 million Texans are uninsured. He'll fight for universal healthcare; he'll fight to protect pre-existing conditions; he'll fight for us all. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #FlipTheSenate
Beto O'Rourke knows that immigrants helped build America. That's why he's for a humane immigration enforcement system and a path to citizenshp for hard working immigrants. The American Dream is big enough for all. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #FlipTheSenate
By working together & moving beyond party, @BetoORourke helped expand mental health care access for veterans. He knows our veterans should receive the care & dignity they have earned in their service to our country. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #FlipTheSenate
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♦️Project Corazon♦️UPDATE

Lawyers for Good Government is sending a volunteer Immigration lawyer to this “tent city” in Tornillo. She will be part of a group of volunteer lawyers conducting legal intake interviews with hundreds of detained children.

nytimes.com/2018/10/12/us/…
Based on her experience we hope to be able to send additional volunteer lawyers to assist at Tornillo and other detention facilities jailing children across the United States.
We’re also currently providing remote legal representation to detained fathers at Karnes detention center, drafting legal briefs for dozens of asylum seekers every month, and sending volunteer lawyers to several family detention centers.
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🔥🔥J.D. Scholten @Scholten4Iowa interviewed from the driver's seat of "Sioux City Sue by MSNBC after Bernie Sanders comes to a political rally in Sioux City, Iowa.

🧠“This will be something that I remember for a very long time,” Scholten said.

iowapublicradio.org/post/sen-berni…
🚌J.D. Scholten is on his third trip in his RV, affectionately known as "Sioux City Sue," touring ALL the 39 counties of the 4th Congressional District of #Iowa.

💸Please donate what you can—even if it's a small amount!

secure.actblue.com/donate/scholte…
▶️And if you can’t donate money, please give him a follow!

💥And most importantly, if you live in #Iowa in the 4th District, please vote for change by voting for J.D. Scholten!

#FlipTheHouse
#FlipTheSenate

#FlipEverything
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#SaturdayThoughts #FlipTheSenate

When your Congress votes all wrong

You must flip it

Before our healthcare is all gone

You must flip it

With the corruption going on

You must flip it
Now flip it

Every state

Shake it up

Vote straight

Go forward

Move ahead

Try to elect it

It's not too late

To flip it

#FlipItBlue
When a Ted Cruz lets you down

You must flip it

If Dean Heller's in your town

You must flip it

Jeff Flake is not around

You must flip it

#FlipItBlue
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🇺🇸Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who is on EMILY's LIST and running for U.S. Congress in #Florida's 26th District, immigrated to the United States with her mother and sisters to better their lives. At first, they lived in a small one-room apartment and her mother worked double shifts.
⚡️Mucarsel-Powell @DebbieforFL started work at age 15, earned a scholarship for college where she received a bachelor's degree in Political Science, then paid her way by working through graduate school—earning a Master’s Degree in Int'l Political Economy from Claremont University
💥For the past 20 years, she has worked for nonprofit organizations: the Hope Center, Zoo Miami Foundation, the Coral Restoration Foundation & at the College of Health at Florida International University & the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

debbiemucarselpowell.com
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🐬It's getting closer and closer to the midterm elections and #Democrats need to #FlipTheSenate. If you can contribute—great—if not, there are other ways to help: by following their account, tweeting about them, spreading the word, volunteering, getting others to contribute, etc.
🐦Let's start with Heidi Heitkamp @SenatorHeitkamp, running for U.S. Senate in #NorthDakota. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
🐦Next, Claire McCaskill @clairecmc, running for U.S. Senate in #Missouri. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
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🏛️In an extremely brave move last week, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp stood up for #Democrats and survivors of sexual assault and rape by voting "No" on Brett Kavanaugh.

😡Unfortunately, she is facing backlash in her conservative state, #NorthDakota

cnn.com/videos/politic…
💸Please consider giving Senator Heitkamp a little help—a small donation of $1 or $2 is enough—to thank her for standing up for #Democracy and women's rights.

🐬WE NEED TO #FlipTheSenate

🔑Her seat is key to doing this.
🔗Here's the link to make a donation of any size to Senator Heidi Heitkamp & to find out more about her.

#FlipTheSenate

heidifornorthdakota.com
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Billions are being spent to detain immigrants. What a colossal waste on an immoral, hateful policy.

How many in the path of #Florence could that help?

"Southwest Key has received $1.39 billion..Baptist Child & Family Services has received $942 million.

cbsnews.com/amp/news/the-b…
How many could it have helped in #PuertoRico?

How many people complaining about jobs and the economy could've had their lives improved?

How many mass shootings could've been stopped?

How many roads and bridges could've been built?

How much could we have improved health care?
How much more secure could we have made our elections?

How many climate disasters could we have ameliorated, if not prevented?

How many people could've been retrained for better paying jobs?

Think elections don't affect you?

They do, whether you know it or not

#FlipTheSenate
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Democrats need 2 seats to flip the senate

They need 1 of the following scenarios to come true:

•Democrats need to win Republican held seats in Arizona & Nevada

•They need to hold on to all 26 of their currently held seats, including Indiana & Missouri
cnn.com/2018/09/08/pol…
If Democrats lose 1 of their seats, they need to take Arizona, Nevada & Tennessee.

Democrats could sub in Texas for 1 of these 3 seats or carry all 4 & afford to lose 2 of their seats.

They can't afford to lose in West Virginia, where tRump won by more than 40 points in 2016.
Manchin has retained high single digit polling lead in Mountaineer St
It isn't difficult seeing his lead falling given tRump is well liked there

Good news for Dems is: results across these races are correlated
Winning 1 of these tight races means they're likely to win most of em
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📣#Florida! You are some lucky people!

🌟You have an All-Star lineup of candidates to vote for in the General Election on November 6, 2018.

🐘Time to break the Republican trifecta (Governor, State Senate, State House all GOP) you've had for the most part since 1999.

Statewide:
📣This is the most important election of most of our lifetimes!

If you are not registered yet to vote in the General Election, you have until October 9th, 2018. Some people can even register online:

registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registratio…

🌟U.S. Congress candidates, Northern #Florida region:
🗳️ If you are ineligible to register to vote online in #Florida, there's more information about how to proceed here:

dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-…

🌟U.S. Congress candidates, Central #Florida region:
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#WednesdayWisdom
While we are all working to importantly save this country by electing Democrats to #FlipTheHouse and #FlipTheSenate in November-

Electing Democratic state governors is extremely important, too. They can be an important line of defense at the state level. 1/6
State governors can:
✅Help #SaveTheACA
✅Help save and expand #Medicare
✅Protect #NetNeutrality
✅Protect the environment and deal with #climatechange
✅Help end #Gerrymandering and voter suppression.
✅Enact #GunSense legislation.
✅Protect abortion rights.
And more. 2/6
Here are governors' seats we need to hold or are competitive to flip. Please follow, donate, add them to your RT lists, & if you are local, get involved with their campaigns on the ground. Candidates all through primary elections.
#Arizona @dg4az
#Colorodo @jaredpolis 3/6
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SCANDAL #8
⚡️In 2014, 75% of Floridians voted OVERWHELMINGLY to pass Amendment 1, AKA the FL Water & Land Conservation Initiative, a state constitutional amendment to allot a projected $21 billion over the 20 years of the measure to buy & preserve land. They approved this:
▶️75% of the voters is 4.2 million people.
▶️When 75% of #Florida voters voted to approve Amendment 1 to the Florida Constitution, they approved "the largest land conservation measure ever approved in a single state."
ℹ️The exact amount of money is “projected” because—according to the amendment that was passed—it was to come from 33% of Florida’s existing excise tax. An Excise tax is a “documentary stamp tax” paid when real estate is sold, typically 70 cents per $100 paid for the property.
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🧐Enquiring Minds Want to Know!!!

🧷National Enquirer's Safe Held Damaging Trump Stories

cnbc.com/2018/08/23/nat…
🧐I never really thought about this before, but the celebrities who are often humiliated (or an attempt at least) are usually liberal Democrats who speak out about politics.

🖼️Even this cover here: Katie Holmes, Rosie O'Donnell, Oprah Winfrey...
💥Cher gets killed by the National Enquirer...Barbra Streisand...George Clooney, Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin!

🧐Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck, Ellen DeGenerous, Angelina Jolie, Melanie Griffith, etc.

👉Just naming a few...all Democrats, most liberal and outspoken. No pictures needed.
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💥We have an unindicted co-conspirator in the White House.

📈📉The stock market, just about the only argument Trump🍊 has left, is irrelevant.

🐘Republicans have chosen just about everything over doing the right thing. The truth emerges. It's Money.

🦵🏽Purge the CORRUPTION!
💥DEMOCRATS =

▶️TRUTH
▶️JUSTICE
▶️THE AMERICAN WAY
💥DEMOCRATS =

▶️BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER
▶️KEEP RUSSIA OUT #REXIT
▶️ELECTION INTEGRITY
▶️#healthcare
▶️#MeToo
▶️#ClimateChangeIsReal
▶️GAP BETWEEN THE RICH & THE POOR
▶️GUN CONTROL
▶️EQUAL RIGHTS

🙄Oh yeah, and "FLIPPING" should not be illegal.
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🏔️This tells you everything you need to know about U.S. Senator Jon Tester from #Montana: he made history as being the first member of Congress who posted his daily schedule online.
⚡️Here's Tester's latest public schedule:

tester.senate.gov/?p=schedule
🚜But in case you need to know a little more, he is part of the third generation from his family who have resided in Montana & has shown that he will protect the state from interlopers. The top “issue” on his campaign website is “fighting for veterans.”
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Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) stands up for veterans. He is passionate about several issues, but helping veterans is definitely a priority.

#vetsresist
#supportourtroops
#resist
#Vets
🎖️Just one small example: when he stood up on the Senate floor and made this speech about Vietnam veterans and how they should have all the same benefits as vets from other wars.
💗Donnelly's very first bill—the bipartisan Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act—was a labor of love. Jacob was from Indiana and a National Guard member who tragically took his own life in 2009.

washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoin…
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⁉️Are we still living in America?

🇺🇸U.S. Senator Bill Nelson: "They [The Russians] have already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about."

💥#Florida Governor Rick Scott doesn't believe him?

⚡️Rick Scott, the most corrupt politician that has ever served since I've been alive, is saying that U.S. Senator Bill Nelson could be "making this up."

cnn.com/2018/08/10/pol…
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🎖️Supporting #veterans is high on Kyrsten Sinema’s list of priorities. Sinema is also from a military family: one brother is a Marine and the other is an active duty Sailor.

#vetsresist
#supportourtroops
#resist
#Vets
🎖️Sinema believes that taking care of active duty military and veterans is one of the “most important obligations we have as Americans. Every American who wears the uniform deserves our respect and full support, both on the battlefield and when he or she returns home.”
🏛️While serving Arizona’s 9th District in Congress, Sinema took on the local VA facility in Phoenix, AZ. She learned that approximately 40 Arizona veterans died while waiting for care on “secret” VA lists.

kyrstensinema.com/priorities/vet…
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🎖️Claire McCaskill has done HUGE things for veterans.

👁️Take a look!

👨‍👩‍👧Most importantly, McCaskill @clairecmc is the daughter of a World War II veteran.
#vetsresist
#supportourtroops
#resist
#vets
🔆Highlights are:
▶️Senior member of the Armed Services Committee
▶️Founding member of Senate Veteran Jobs Caucus, successfully championing new policies & resources to improve the life for our military heroes, helping eliminate unemployment and homelessness among veterans
▶️McCaskill helped launch Veterans’ Customer Satisfaction Program (VCSP), a confidential method for Missouri vets to give feedback on their local VA facility, has introduced legislation to build a network of more qualified/stable directors & other personnel at local facilities
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