Post Politics Now Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate race
After a day of balloting in five states, a another notable contest also remained uncalled: Rep. Kurt Schrader (D) was facing a spirited challenger from his left for the Democratic nomination in Oregon's 5th congressional district.washingtonpost.com
Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries
Tuesday was the most dramatic primary night so far this election cycle. High-profile battles were fought in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, while voters in Idaho, Kentucky and Oregon also went to the polls. The night’s marquee contest — the GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania — has yet to be decided, with TV personality Mehmet Oz…news.yahoo.com
Why Pennsylvania looks like Democrats' best hope of flipping a Senate seat this November
With one month to go until the primary election, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, John Fetterman, is leading in the polls for the Democratic Party’s nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat while the Republican race has narrowed to an expensive two-person contest.news.yahoo.com
Lamb revives gun incident to attack Fetterman in Senate race
Conor Lamb is accusing rival John Fetterman in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate of skipping candidate forums to avoid talking about a 2013 incident in which he confronted a Black man, shotgun in hand, because he suspected the man was involved in gunfire nearby.
Lamb revives gun incident to attack Fetterman in Senate race
Conor Lamb is accusing rival John Fetterman in Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Senate primary of skipping candidate forums to avoid talking about a 2013 incident when, shotgun in hand, he confronted a Black man because he suspected the man was involved in gunfire nearby. The accusation more directly inserts issues of race into a campaign that could hinge on which candidate appeals to Black voters. It might also damage Fetterman and his party with a key voting bloc whose support would be important should he become the Democratic candidate in the general election in November.news.yahoo.com
Poll: Fetterman leads Lamb by double digits in Pennsylvania
John Fetterman is leading Pennsylvania’s Senate primary by double digits, according to a new poll released Thursday, a sign that the self-identified populist is sustaining the momentum he’s enjoyed for much of the race. Fetterman earned 33.4 percent of support from Democratic primary voters in a new poll from The Hill and Emerson College. His…news.yahoo.com
'We want to win': Democrats face choice in key Senate race
John Fetterman was sitting, alone, in the corridor outside the hotel ballroom where Pennsylvania's Democratic Party committee members were gathered, looking every bit like someone who didn't belong there. Moments later, Fetterman — Pennsylvania’s sitting lieutenant governor — got trounced by more than 2 to 1 by U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb in the endorsement vote in the party’s primary race for U.S. Senate. In barely two months, Democrats will find out if the party's electorate feels differently about nominating Fetterman, a mold-breaking candidate much better known to Democrats than his rivals, to be its standard-bearer in a premier Senate contest.news.yahoo.com
Rep. Conor Lamb announces run for Senate seat in Pennsylvania
Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) announced Friday that he'll join the Democratic primary race for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania currently held by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who plans to retire. Why it matters: The centrist Lamb, 37, joins a crowded field in a state that's critical for Democrats' chances of retaining control of the Senate. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Lamb first rose to prominence when he narrowly won a 2018 House special election in a Pinews.yahoo.com
Democrats' 2018 Trump Country hero faces hard political path
Lamb’s dilemma is a window into the Democratic Party's debate over how to win elections in Pennsylvania and across battlegrounds. “It’s kind of amazing that we even have to ask what the Democratic Party has to do to appeal to working-class people,” Lamb said. Pennsylvania's Democratic Party, in fact, has only twice nominated a woman for one of those offices and never a non-white candidate. Another candidate could be Sharif Street, the vice chair of the state Democratic Party and a Black state senator from Philadelphia. Fetterman has since joined the Democratic Party mainstream in defending the gas industry — popular with blue-collar unions — as a transition to a clean energy future.
Trump looks past Supreme Court loss to new election lawsuit
The Supreme Court has rejected Republicans' last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvanias certification of President-elect Joe Bidens victory in the electoral battleground. “We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case,” Trump said hours before the high court filing. Shortly before tweeting about joining Paxton's case, Trump distanced himself from the Pennsylvania challenge, saying it wasn't his. “The case everyone has been waiting for is the State's case with Texas and numerous others joining," he said. Biden beat Trump by more than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania, a state Trump had won in 2016.
Biden works to push Black turnout in campaign's final days
She later campaigned in Goldsboro and Fayetteville, North Carolina, two cities with a large share of Black voters. Biden is focusing on turning out Black voters in the final stretch in part to avoid a narrow outcome that could prompt Trump to seek an advantage in the courts. “Most Black voters in Philly have been skeptical of mail-in voting,” said Joe Hill, a veteran Democratic operative-turned-lobbyist from the city. There’s little chance that Trump will win all that many more Black voters this year, though his campaign believes it has made inroads with young Black men. One minute-long spot detailing Biden’s proposals to help Black people begins with Biden explicitly stating, “Black lives matter.
Trump intensifies fracking assault on Biden in Pennsylvania
At a recent Trump's rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, the president showed the crowd a video of various Biden comments on fracking in a bid to portray Biden as opposed to the process. And that was days before Trump and Biden tussled over energy during the debate. After Biden noted he wanted to “transition away from the oil industry,” Trump pounced. “Basically what he is saying is, he is going to destroy the oil industry,” Trump said. Still, most blue-collar unions that work in the gas fields in Pennsylvania have endorsed Biden.
Trump, allies beating path to battleground Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON Two months from Election Day, President Donald Trump and his allies are feeling new optimism about Pennsylvania, a battleground state that flipped in his favor in 2016. "Between the record enthusiasm for this President, our unprecedented ground game, and trends in Republican voter registrations, the Commonwealth, once again, is ready to deliver for President Trump this November, Nick Trainer, the Trump campaigns director of battleground strategies, said in a statement. On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence held a Workers for Trump rally at a construction company less than 15 miles from Bidens hometown, Scranton. Still, Bidens path in Pennsylvania is seen as more complicated than winning back Wisconsin and Michigan, the two other blue wall states Trump won by less than 1 percentage point four years ago. Latrobe, the site of Trumps Thursday rally, is about an hour outside Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County, which Trump won by large margins four years ago.
Kamala Harris accepts vice presidential nomination
Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president Wednesday night, cementing her status as a leader in a party staking its future on building a diverse coalition of voters as the first Black woman on a major party ticket. Democrats hope that Harris and Obama in particular can help bridge the divide between those reassured by Bidens establishment credentials and those craving bolder change. Vote, vote, vote.Next week it's Trump's turn. Harris insisted that Democrats to have a specific voting plan to overcome the obstacles to voting raised by the coronavirus pandemic and postal slowdowns. It remains to be seen whether the unconventional convention will give Biden the momentum hes looking for.
Democrats nominate Biden for epic challenge to oust Trump
Biden celebrated his new status as the Democratic nominee alongside his wife and grandchildren in a Delaware school library. For his part, Trump spent Tuesday courting battleground voters in an effort to distract from Bidens convention. And Bidens supporters consistently report that theyre motivated more by opposition to Trump than excitement about Biden. The Democrats party elders played a prominent role throughout the night. Kerry, 76, was the Democratic presidential nominee back in 2004 when the youngest voters this fall were still in diapers.