Thursday - August 16, 2018
Politics - Parties, Candidates

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from politicians, candidates and interested parties - covering the U.S. political arena including state and national political parties.

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One Year After Signing, Reproductive Health Equity Act More Necessary Than Ever
PORTLAND, Oregon, Aug. 15 -- The Oregon Democratic Party issued the following news release:

With Donald Trump's picks for the Supreme Court endangering Roe v. Wade like never before, Democrats and reproductive rights activists are celebrating the first anniversary of Governor Kate Brown signing HB 3391, otherwise known as the Reproductive Health Equity Act. The law enshrines the protections of Roe v. Wade into Oregon statute and guarantees reproductive health coverage.

"Amid constant attacks on women's reproductive rights coming from Washington, D.C., and from anti-abortion groups and politicians ... Show Full Article

New TV Ad: The Truth About Tester
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued the following news release:

The NRSC debuted its first television ad in Montana this morning, blasting Senator Tester for siding with Washington liberals like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to obstruct President Trump's agenda.

Despite the folksy, bipartisan act he puts on in campaign ads, Senator Tester has voted against President Trump more than 60% of the time, voted against tax cuts for Montana families and voted not once, not twice, but three times against cracking down on sanctuary cities.

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Democratic Governors Association Issues Statement on Walz's Primary Victory
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following statement by Chair Jay Inslee on Rep. Tim Walz winning the Democratic nomination for Governor of Minnesota:

"Congratulations to Congressman Tim Walz on winning the Democratic nomination for governor in Minnesota.

"Having served alongside Tim in Congress, I know firsthand his dedication to improving the lives of his constituents. Tim Walz has lived a life of service as a veteran, a teacher and a Congressman, and he will serve Minnesota well as its next governor.

"Tim's background as a 24-year veteran of the Army ... Show Full Article

Democratic Governors Association Issues Statement on Republican Primary in Vermont
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following statement by Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson on Gov. Phil Scott's nomination in Vermont:

"Phil Scott has failed the people of Vermont. Governor Scott has failed to lead on the issues that matter to middle-class families.

"Scott oversaw a destructive budget crisis and has repeatedly vetoed bills that would have directly benefited working Vermonters, including paid family leave and raising the minimum wage.

"Vermont is ready for a change: The state deserves a governor that will represent its values and lead ... Show Full Article

Democratic Governors Association Issues Statement on Johnson's Primary Victory in Minnesota
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following statement by Communications Director Jared Leopold on Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson's gubernatorial nomination in Minnesota:

"Tonight, the Republican Party showed how far-right it has become in Minnesota. Minnesota Republicans nominated a candidate whom Tim Pawlenty called unelectable.

"This is a major embarrassment for national Republicans, who shunned Jeff Johnson's candidacy and tried to hand-pick a nominee. Now, they're left with a fringe candidate who is out of step with Minnesota voters.

"Jeff ... Show Full Article

Congressman Cramer: Ineffective As Can Be
BISMARCK, North Dakota, Aug. 15 -- The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party issued the following news release:

When it comes to getting results for our state, North Dakotans just can't depend on Congressman Cramer to effectively work on their behalf. Case in point: Cramer met with administration officials and North Dakotans to discuss trade on a Friday and, the very next Monday, the administration announced another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, sending North Dakota spinning deeper into a trade war. Unless Cramer's goal was to escalate the trade war using North Dakotans as collateral, ... Show Full Article

Bosma 'disturbed', Holcomb Distracted on DCS?
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Aug. 15 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release:

Ahead of Wednesday's Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana meeting, it's not clear what progress is being made to implement recommendations to right the embattled agency. Five previous reports examining the agency went largely ignored, a fact that "disturbed" Speaker Brian Bosma. Governor Eric Holcomb hasn't said much publicly since the report's release. It's a look that doesn't exactly jibe with Holcomb's comments following the report's release, when he described himself as 'excited', ... Show Full Article