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So, about the battle for the 203-member PA state House: In order to get elected speaker, you need 102 votes. Not just a majority of those present—102 votes, minimum. And there are some real potential hurdles for Dems
Right now, as @Taniel notes, it's 101 D, 100 G, with two seats up in the air. Dems only need to win one, but they'd *really* like to win two. Sadly, just a month before e-day, Dem Rep. Anthony DeLuca died of cancer, though he won re-election in a landslide…
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Four proposed congressional maps in Michigan have been added to the FiveThirtyEight redistricting tracker:…
Although Michigan now has an independent redistricting commission, these maps are about as biased toward Republicans as the 2011 map.…
As tweeps have pointed out, one of these maps creates a non-contiguous #MI13, and none creates more than one Black-majority seat.…
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MICHIGAN: is shrinking from 14 to 13 seats, and w/ a new citizens' commission, few incumbents are safe. Somewhat ironically, *Dems* might have more to lose switching from the current GOP gerrymander (left) to a more compact plan (example, right). Here's why...
In 2018, the GOP gerrymander crumbled and Ds picked up two suburban Detroit seats, #MI08 and #MI11. But now, every seat needs to expand. And w/ two Black majority seats to preserve (#MI13 and #MI14 below), there may not be enough blue turf left to protect all four suburban Ds.
For example, it's possible #MI09 Rep. Andy Levin (D) & #MI11 Rep. Haley Stevens (D) get thrown together (below), and #MI08 Rep. Elissa Slotkin is forced to run in a swingy, much more Lansing-centric seat. In the words of one House Dem, "I'm worried we've outkicked our coverage."
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Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux flipped #GA07 blue & helped put Georgia in the Dem column for the 1st time since 1992.

@Carolyn4GA7 uses her experience helping to rebuild GA’s economy in the Great Recession to tackle kitchen table issues for working families. #WomensHistoryMonth
Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez fought for decades for equity & investment in the health & economic security of Latino & tribal communities.

@TeresaForNM’s expertise is vital as the House tackles a pandemic w/ disparate impact on these communities. #NM03 #WomensHistoryMonth
Congresswoman Marie Newman’s fight for #Equality4All was a national model years before she came to DC.

@Marie4Congress also works for health care, gun sense, and curbing economic inequality with workforce & infrastructure investment for a green economy. #IL03 #WomensHistoryMonth
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While a lot of the base outside of the state loves Kobach, he would've made holding the U.S. Senate harder for the GOP. Not convinced it would've been a defeat, but money and time needed elsewhere for them.

In Michigan, Jung is showing what a weak candidate he always was...
He's losing the largest vote-getter in #MI8 to Mike Detmer, which is Livingston County, and relying on the vote of two of the least red counties in the district.
Meanwhile, #MI13 unsurprisingly demonstrated what a disaster this mail-in vote will be in November.
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First look at #MI13, where Wayne County shows zero precincts reporting.... but of the ~12k votes counted, "Squad" member Rashida Tlaib is doubling up her bitter rival, Detroit city council president Brenda Jones.

I'll post updates to this thread. Image
not much of an update, few thousand more votes counted, Tlaib still leads Jones by a 2-to-1 margin

(Saw a few people saying this race is called. Deep breaths. Wayne counted slow pre-Covid & had problems at polls today. Could be a while before we see volume returns.) Image
Finally some new numbers in #MI13.... still lots of counting to do, but still Tlaib up roughly 2:1 over Jones Image
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House and Senate primaries are being held in 5 states today including in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.
Arizona GOP Appointed-Senator Martha McSally faces primary challenger Daniel McCarthy today. Winner will likely face Democrat Mark Kelly in the fall election to serve out remainder of the late John McCain’s term until 2022. #AZSEN
In #AZ01, 2nd term Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran faces primary challenger former Flagstaff city councilwoman Eva Putzova.Republicans in the district will also elect nominee for the fall election today.O'Halleran won 2018 election to Flagstaff area House seat w/53.8% of the vote.
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We must remember down-ballot candidates.

This is a list of progressive/leftist congressional candidates endorsed by at least one of these groups:


Please remember:


Double check your registration at least 1 MONTH 🗓 before any election you plant to vote in.

Also, endorsements are an ongoing process
Some races have 2 different candidates endorsed by different groups, so they’re both listed.

📖➡️ platform/issues link
💵➡️ donation link

If the pinned tweet is related to their campaign, I included it.

Now, onto the (long) list.
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#116th New Congress convenes soon!
43 HOUSE SEATS FLIPPED BLUE! 🌊🌊🌊 #BlueWave2018
(*Net of 40) 64 New Democratic Members in the HOUSE!
with @TeamPelosi leading the way
What do they stand for?
⤵️THREAD of ALL New Blue Congressfolk⤵️
w/ graphic, campaign website links & Twitter
Arizona #AZ02 #116thCongress
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

"Proud lifelong Arizonan, former prosecutor & congresswoman, independent voice for working Arizona families."

Arizona #AZ09 #AZ9 #116thCongress
Representative Greg Stanton
Former Phoenix Mayor, Former Phoenix City Councilman & Attorney

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Hey #Michigan!
Time to get behind your Democratic Candidates for #Midterms2018!
THREAD of ALL of them with photos, Twitter & Websites.
AND Voter Info links to Registration, Absentee, ID, Poll Worker
#MI01 #MI02 #MI03 #MI04 #MI06 #MI07 #MI08 #MI09 #MI10 #MI11 #MI12 #MI13 #MI14
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You are up for #PrimaryElections on AUGUST 7th
Register by July 9th here:
Below is a THREAD of ALL your Democratic Candidates with photos & websites.
Also VOTER INFO with Links!
Full 2018 August Primary Candidate Listing…
Voter Registration in #MICHIGAN
Verify your Voter Registration here:
Find Polling Place here:…
Register to Vote here:…

#MI01 #MI02 #MI03 #MI04 #MI05 #MI06 #MI07 #MI08 #MI09 #MI10 #MI11 #MI12 #MI13 #MI14
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