Wednesday - August 21, 2019
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Three PA Greens on the Ballot for General Election, November 5
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 20 -- The Green Party issued the following news release:

Nomination papers for three Green Party of Pennsylvania candidates have been filed. None of those candidates were challenged, and they will be listed on the ballot for the General Election, November 5. The three candidates are Nicholas Prete, running for Methacton School Board in Montgomery County; Riley Mahon, running for Upper Saint Clair School Board in Allegheny County; and Charles Michael (Mike) Farley, running for Latimore Township Supervisor in Adams County.

When asked why he is running for school ... Show Full Article

New Hampshire Republican Party Issues Statement on Epping Special Election
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Aug. 20 -- The New Hampshire Republican Party issued the following statement by Chairman Stephen Stepanek on the special election for the Epping state representative seat:

"Congratulations to Michael Vose on his victory tonight in Epping! New Hampshire Republicans are eager to get behind our candidate and do everything we can to secure victory in October.

"Michael's agenda of lowering taxes, cutting regulations, and responsible budgeting stands in stark contrast with his Democrat opponent, Naomi Andrews.

"Naomi is a failed D.C. insider who is just looking for her next ... Show Full Article

Maine Democratic Party: Portland Press Herald Editorial Debunks Collins Claim That GOP Tax Law Would Pay for Itself
AUGUSTA, Maine, Aug. 20 -- The Maine Democratic Party issued the following news release:

In case you missed it, yesterday the Portland Press Herald published a scathing editorial on the Republican tax law that Senator Susan Collins helped pass, which is ballooning the deficit to pay for tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.

The editorial specifically calls out Senator Collins for promising the tax law would pay for itself through economic growth, "an argument made by ... Collins" that "turned out to be wrong." The editorial also points out that the tax bill has put Medicare and Social Security ... Show Full Article

Florida Democratic Party Issues Statement on Call for Special Session on Gun Violence
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Aug. 20 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following statement by Florida State Rep. Javier Fernandez:

Florida House Democrats today sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee calling for a special session to address gun violence in the state of Florida.

The effort, led by State Representative Javier Fernandez, is requesting a special session to consider proposals from universal background checks to establishing a Task Force focused on reducing day-to-day violence.

"The people of Florida deserve better. They deserve to live in cities free from the ... Show Full Article

Democratic Governors Association: Bevin Kicks Off New School Year by Insulting Teachers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The Democratic Governors Association issued the following news:

It's a new school year, and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin kicked it off by insulting teachers...again. In a radio interview this morning, Bevin suggested that teachers protested his anti-education agenda as a way to get paid time off work.

Um... what?

This comes just a few days after Bevin's administration controversially ruled that over 1,000 Kentucky teachers broke the law.

For Bevin, insulting teachers is a pastime. In April last year during the teacher 'sickout' protests, he called teachers "selfish," "short-sighted," ... Show Full Article

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: After Contentious Town Hall, Constituents Frustrated by Hagedorn's Refusal to Listen
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued the following news release:

Town halls are designed for members of Congress to hear from their constituents in order to better represent them... or so thought the Minnesotans attending a meeting hosted by Congressman Jim Hagedorn on Friday night. Instead, participants left the event disappointed, saying their representative "played the party puppet," "declined to learn more about issues," and "votes in a very hard-right manner" that does not represent the purple district.

Hagedorn's refusal to engage with those who ... Show Full Article

90 Percent of Ohioans Say Yes To Universal Background Checks
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 20 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news:

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- Matt Dolan Says Ehh, Maybe Not

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While a recent Quinnipiac poll found that 90 percent of Ohioans -- including 87 percent of gun owners -- support universal background checks, Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan this weekend seemed to voice his opposition to this common-sense measure to prevent gun violence.

"Any issue where 90 percent of Ohioans agree should be a no-brainer, but Matt Dolan cares more about maintaining his 93 percent rating from the National Rifle Association, rather than listening to the ... Show Full Article