Saturday - July 4, 2020
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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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Ohio Democratic Party: Mike Turner Voted to Allow the Confederate Flag to Fly at the Citadel
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 4 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news:

In 2016 during the National Defense Authorization Act markup, Congressman Mike Turner voted with his fellow Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee to adopt an amendment effectively overriding a Democratic proposal to end ROTC support for The Citadel if it continued flying the Confederate flag.

"Time and time again, Mike Turner has had the opportunity to stand up to racism, and time and time again, he has voted the other way," said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. "Ohioans should be proud of their ... Show Full Article

Montana Democratic Party: Troy Downing Lied to Montanans, Violated Hunting Licensing Laws
HELENA, Montana, July 4 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release:

As Montanans head into the Fourth of July weekend ready to take advantage of our pristine public lands, candidate for State Auditor Troy Downing will be enjoying regained privileges after having to forfeit his improperly acquired hunting and fishing licenses in 2018.

In 2017, Downing was charged with nine hunting violations on instances ranging from 2011 to 2016, and pled guilty in July of 2018 to having obtained resident hunting licenses as a non-resident and unlawfully procuring a license or permit.

Downing's ... Show Full Article

Montana Democratic Party: Daines Voted to Gut Consumer Protections for Veterans
HELENA, Montana, July 4 -- The Montana Democratic Party issued the following news release:

While Steve Daines has waxed poetic about his support for veterans, he supported a measure to strip away their financial protections. Service members and veterans are often disproportionately targeted by predatory lenders, yet Daines voted to overturn a consumer protection rule which barred companies from "including clauses that waive a consumer's right to join class-action suits."

Veterans groups, like the American Legion, vocally opposed efforts to gut the regulations - saying it would not accept a future ... Show Full Article

Georgia Republican Party: Privileged Liberal Jon Ossoff Calls to Defund the Police, Ignores 'Surge' in Atlanta Violent Crime
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 4 -- The Georgia Republican Party issued the following news:

While privileged liberal Jon Ossoff calls for defunding the police, violent crimes are surging in Georgia's largest city.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that from "May 31 to June 20, 75 people were shot in the city, up from 35 during the same period last year." During those three weeks, eleven individuals were reportedly killed and Atlanta Police responded to four shootings yesterday alone. Shortly after becoming the Democrat nominee, Ossoff indicated his support for the defund the police movement, stating ... Show Full Article

Florida Democratic Party Call Out Trump's Failed Coronavirus Response Ahead of Pence Visit
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 4 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news on July 3:

Mike Pence visited Tampa, Florida yesterday, amid a record-breaking surge in COVID-19 cases and waning hospital capacity, to spin Donald Trump's disastrous response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ahead of his trip, Florida Democrats called out the Trump administration for their politics-first, anti-science approach to dealing with this health crisis.

USA Today Network: Pence, DeSantis meet in Tampa as virus cases surge

Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo ridiculed Pence for coming to Florida ... Show Full Article

DNC Slams Trump Ahead of South Dakota Visit
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement by spokesperson John Weber on the ahead of President Trump's trip to South Dakota:

"South Dakotans - and voters across the country - don't need a president obsessed with his own photo ops, especially in the middle of a crisis.

"They need coronavirus tests, they need personal protective equipment, and they need a president who's willing and able to lead us.

"But instead of living up to the most basic responsibilities of his office this Independence Day, Donald Trump is still downplaying the virus, calling for ... Show Full Article

DNC Issues Statement on Black Male Unemployment Rate
WASHINGTON, July 4 -- The Democratic National Committee issued the following statement on July 2 by Senior Advisor Antjuan Seawright and National Press Secretary Brandon Gassaway on the Black male unemployment rate rising from 15.5 percent to 16.3 percent in June:

"In the Trump economy, Black men have largely been left out and left behind. Today's numbers are staggering, but what is even more astounding is that this White House continues to pat itself on the back while millions of families fret under the uncertainty of what tomorrow may bring.

"This pandemic has been an anchor on Black communities ... Show Full Article