Posts Tagged ‘2024 Elections’

July 19th, 2024 - 6:39 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOPers hijack ballot statement on Florida abortion rights

Florida Republicans tried but failed to keep an abortion rights initiative off the November 2024 ballot, losing by 4-3 in the state supreme court (read the court’s opinion here). It would amend the state constitution as follows: “SECTION __. Limiting government interference with abortio[...]

July 16th, 2024 - 6:34 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

Democratic senator convicted of corruption

A jury convicted Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), 70, of “bribery, acting as a foreign agent and a slew of other charges,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 (read story here). The charges involved, among other things, undisclosed gifts from a donor. Menendez (photo, left) brushed asi[...]

July 8th, 2024 - 8:26 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Can Dave Reichert get 45%?

Dave Reichert (photo, left, and he sure looks old) probably will be the 2024 GOP nominee for Washington governor. The white-haired septuagenarian is the closest to a respectable Republican there is in Washington politics, and one of the state’s best-known politicians from having served in Cong[...]

July 6th, 2024 - 1:14 am § in Democrats, Politics

Washington AG hopeful accused of inflating resume

It’s not big-deal inflation, nothing on a George Santos scale. But still … Manka Dhingra (photo, left), a state senator, is running for Washington attorney general in the 2024 Democratic primary. The AG post is being vacated by Bob Ferguson, who’s running for governor. Dhingra̵[...]

July 1st, 2024 - 11:44 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

How alienated are voters? (video)

Okay, it’s a very informal and unscientific survey. A TV station sent out a reporter in Fort Pierce, Florida, to ask 18 random citizens about the Supreme Court’s immunity ruling and feel out who they’ll vote for in November 2024. What she learned is 17 of the 18 citizens didn’[...]

June 24th, 2024 - 3:16 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Losing candidate isn’t entitled to “confidence” in election

Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), who is trailing his primary opponent by 373 votes, plans to challenge the outcome and hopes to block certification of Lynchburg’s votes “due to his ‘lack of confidence’ in the results” (read story here). “We’re going to be making the legal chal[...]

June 24th, 2024 - 4:53 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Michigan legislator arrested for chasing stripper with a gun

Neil Friske, a first-term GOP state representative in Michigan who resembles J. Edgar Hoover (photo, left), stands out in many ways. He’s the son of a World War 2 Luftwaffe pilot. That’s right, his dad fought for Hitler, and after moving to the U.S. joined the anti-communist John Birch S[...]

June 21st, 2024 - 6:07 pm § in Democrats, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Politics

NY Democrat risks seat by pushing for two-state solution

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY; photo, left), who represents a district with many Jewish voters, faces a serious primary challenge because of his opposition to Israel’s policies toward the Palestinian people. Bowman, like many American politicians, supports an eventual Palestinian state. But during [...]

June 21st, 2024 - 2:22 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOPer blames election loss on random fire alarms

Milk this cow for all she’s worth, ma! That’s not what you think. Cows from this herd give excuses, not milk. Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), a Freedom Caucus firebrand, is trailing in a primary. Looking for excuses to challenge a close election, he called out three suspicious “fires” [...]

June 20th, 2024 - 4:53 pm § in Politics, Republicans

This Senate candidate is lawless

When you elect someone to public office, you’re choosing more than his party’s policies. You’re also getting his character, experience, and the personal traits he’ll bring to the job of representing constituents. Bernie Moreno, 57, is the GOP nominee in Ohio’s 2024 Sena[...]