Minnesota woman is first Hmong candidate in country to win GOP primary for Congress

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota candidate is the first Hmong Republican in the country to win a primary for a U.S. House seat.May Lor Xiong won the GOP primary on Tuesday and this fall will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District, which represents St. Paul and suburbs in Ramsey and Washington counties.This is the first try at politics for the St. Paul school teacher, who said the riots following George Floyd's murder were an inflection point in her decision to run. At age 8, Xiong came to the United States as a refugee, and...
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Bartlesville man pleads guilty to stalking, threatening Hern, wife

A Bartlesville man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to cyberstalking and threatening to kidnap and assault U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern and his wife. Keith Charles Eisenberger, 39, made “concerning statements” dating back to November 2018, when Hern won his first term in the 1st Congressional District, with the threats escalating on social media and during visits to Hern’s offices in Tulsa and Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. attorney’s office in the Northern District of Oklahoma.

What do states’ fights over abortion rights mean for Utah?

In recent weeks, the federal government and states have pushed back against states’ abortion laws since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a right to abortion. What does it mean for Utah?. The Biden administration has filed a lawsuit against Idaho for...

Democratic candidates for Bennington County Sheriff could face off again in November polls

James Gulley Jr., a Manchester police officer and law enforcement instructor, won the Democratic primary with 44% of the vote. His two opponents said they’d already filed the necessary paperwork to run as independent candidates in the general election in November. Read the story on VTDigger here: Democratic candidates for Bennington County Sheriff could face off again in November polls.

Rep. Scott Perry Not a Target of FBI After Phone Seizure: NYT

A lawyer for Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), who earlier this week had his phone seized by federal investigators, told The New York Times on Wednesday that the Pennsylvania congressman was not a target of the Justice Department’s probe into efforts to tamper with the 2020 presidential election. Prosecutors told Perry, who has since received his phone back, that he was being evaluated as a witness in the federal inquiry, attorney John Irving said. “Representative Perry has directed us to cooperate with the Justice Department in order to ensure that it gets the information it is entitled to, but to also protect information that it is not entitled to,” Irving said. Perry is one of at least 11 Republican lawmakers who discussed overturning the election with Trump administration officials, according to the Times. The newspaper reported that Perry “played an especially active role” in efforts to replace Jeffrey Rosen, then the acting attorney general, with Jeffrey Clark, a department official viewed as more loyal to the White House. Clark’s home was searched by federal investigators, acting in relation to the criminal inquiry, in June.

Arizona’s conspiracy candidates

The man many believe was behind some of the infamous Q posts may have lost his bid to run for office in Arizona but a multitude of candidates with conspiratorial beliefs, including QAnon, won in Republican primaries this month, giving them a chance at being elected to public office in November.  Ron Watkins, the man […] The post Arizona’s conspiracy candidates appeared first on Arizona Mirror.

Women Aim to Make History After Strong Showing in Vt. Primaries

Advocates for getting more underrepresented people involved in politics are calling the results of Tuesday’s state primaries in Vermont potentially history-making. Vermont is the only state in the country to have not yet sent a woman to represent it in Congress. It only has a three-person Congressional delegation, which has been unchanged for more than 15 years.

GOP midterm hurricane gets downgraded

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM — It’s hard to believe, given how poorly things have been going for Democrats this year. But the midterm election landscape is suddenly looking a lot less grim. Democrats recently inched ahead of Republicans on the generic ballot, a leading indicator of midterm performance....
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Results 2022: Meet the 6 Republicans running for U.S. House District 10

ORLANDO, Fla. – U.S. Rep Val Demings is leaving her congressional district to run for U.S. Senate. That means U.S. House District 10 is an open seat this year. The district originally encompassed much of western Orange County, but it was redrawn by the Florida Legislature this year. The district now stretches through the center of the county, from the Pine Hills area across downtown and Winter Park to Bithlo.

Bo Dietl, Curtis Sliwa join Lee Zeldin in bashing Kathy Hochul over bail reform

Former mayoral candidates Bo Dietl and Curtis Sliwa on Wednesday joined Republican gubernatorial nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin in bashing Gov. Kathy Hochul for not repealing bail reform ahead of the Nov. 8 election. “If he doesn’t become the governor, I’m moving to Florida because I’m sick and tired of this governor and the state with these liberal values,” Dietl, a former cop and longtime conservative firebrand who came in sixth in the 2014 race for mayor, said at a Manhattan press conference where he endorsed Zeldin for governor. New data from the NYPD shows major crimes increasing by 36% – with...

How your profession can predict your politics

Why are you a conservative? Or a libertarian, Republican, Democrat, socialist? How do people come to such different conclusions? We like to think that our politics are formed by rational analysis. We analyze what conservatives and liberals write, weigh their ideas and form conclusions based on facts and evidence.But it turns out something else is probably going on. I can predict your political party pretty accurately if I just know what you do for a living.Here’s why I say that: When you give money to a political candidate, the government requires that candidate’s campaign to ask you what your profession is....