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Leora Levy wins U.S. Senate primary over Themis Klarides, set to challenge Sen. Richard Blumenthal

GREENWICH — Leora Levy, a major Republican fundraiser and member of the GOP national committee, used an endorsement from Donald Trump, energized state conservatives, and exploited low turnout on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the summer to score an upset primary victory Tuesday night over Themis Klarides, the moderate former state House minority leader.
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Some 40 years ago, Florida elected its first woman to U.S. Senate. Will Val Demings be the second?

Quality Journalism for Critical Times It’s been about four decades since a Florida woman — Republican Paula Hawkins of the Orlando area — was elected to the U.S. Senate for one term. What followed was a lineup of male-senators-only to represent Florida in the Senate chamber. Now, in 2022, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, a Democrat in Central Florida, is pushing […] The post Some 40 years ago, Florida elected its first woman to U.S. Senate. Will Val Demings be the second? appeared first on Florida Phoenix.
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Trump-backed Levy wins GOP Senate primary in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leora Levy, a first-time political candidate who received a late endorsement from former President Donald Trump, won the Connecticut Republican primary for U.S. Senate in an upset Tuesday that could signal a shift for the state GOP after years of backing moderates. A socially conservative member of the Republican National Committee, Levy defeated the party-endorsed candidate, former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, a social moderate, and fellow conservative Peter Lumaj. She appeared stunned by the victory when she appeared before a cheering crowd of supporters in her hometown of Greenwich. “We’re making history here. It’s really exciting,” she said. Levy thanked Trump for last week’s endorsement, promising, “I will not let you down. Thank you for having my back.”
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Senate Democrats Block Cruz Motion, Insist Unvaccinated African American Kids In D.C. Shouldn’t Go To School

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Democrats blocked U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) motion today that would have protected students in Washington, D.C. public schools from the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. This mandate blocks unvaccinated schoolkids 12-to-15-years-of-age, primarily minorities, from attending school in-person, which will have a further detrimental...
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