Friday - February 23, 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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Two Years After Kasich Signed Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, DeWine is Still Defending Law in Court
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 21 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news:

Two years ago today, Gov. John Kasich signed a law to defund Planned Parenthood -- legislation to take away funding for health screenings and programs to combat dating violence and infant mortality -- and Mike DeWine is still defending it in court, despite the fact that a federal judge blocked the law.

"When John Kasich signed this bill into law two years ago, he decided to take sides with people indicted on felony charges, rather than listen to the majority of Ohioans who opposed defunding Planned Parenthood," said ... Show Full Article

Statement by Chairman Zody on GOP Senate Primary Debate
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Feb. 21 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following Chairman John Zody on Republican Senate primary debate sponsored by Americans for Prosperity:

"Tonight's GOP Senate primary debate just proved what we already knew: all three of these deeply-flawed candidates are out of touch with Hoosier voters. This was an opportunity for Congressman Messer, Congressman Rokita and Rep. Braun to present real solutions.

"But outside of their full-throated endorsement of Joe Donnelly's Right-to-Try Act, we only got the same personal attacks and mudslinging that made this the 'nastiest ... Show Full Article

Ohio Democratic Party to Partner With WTOL-TV on First Debate of 2018 in Ohio Governor's Race
TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 21 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news:

The Ohio Democratic Party today announced it is partnering with WTOL-TV in Toledo to host a Democratic primary debate on Wednesday, March 7, with the candidates for governor who have participated in the party's vetting process: Rich Cordray, Dennis Kucinich, Bill O'Neill and Joe Schiavoni.

"We're excited to announce our next Democratic primary debate -- the fourth to date and the first in 2018 -- will bring together our candidates for governor with WTOL anchor Jerry Anderson as moderator to discuss their plans and platforms, ... Show Full Article

Ohio Dem Gov Primary Shaping Up to Be Another Hillary vs. Bernie Style Fight
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

Ohio's Democrat gubernatorial primary is quickly shaping up to be another Hillary vs. Bernie style brawl. As establishment Democrats back Washington D.C. Bureaucrat Richard Cordray, the Bernie Sanders wing of the party is going all-in on former congressman Dennis Kucinich. Yesterday, Our Revolution - the Bernie Sanders aligned group - threw its support behind Kucinich's campaign for governor, over Cordray. This breaks with Democrat establishment leaders like Elizabeth Warren, who have publicly endorsed ... Show Full Article

Michelle Lujan Grisham Forced to Admit New Mexico Governor's Race Is 'Razor Close'
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

For months, national Democrats have claimed that they "will almost certainly win" back the governorship in New Mexico.

But with these Democrats assuming the race is a foregone conclusion, many have chosen to ignore the deep concerns New Mexico Democrats have about their current frontrunner, Michelle Lujan Grisham. These New Mexico Democrats recognize that Lujan Grisham's support of Nancy Pelosi's far-left agenda and her hyper-partisan approach to governing ultimately won't play well in the state.

But ... Show Full Article

Meet Judge Screnock's Opponent: Liberal Activist Rebecca Dallet
MADISON, Wisconsin, Feb. 21 -- The Wisconsin Republican Party issued the following news:

Last night, Judge Michael Screnock and liberal activist Judge Rebecca Dallet advanced through the primary to the April's General Election. While Judge Screnock has vowed to uphold the rule of law and defend the Constitution, Dallet has made clear that she values far-left politics more than judicial fairness. Take a look at some of Rebecca Dallet's highlights from the primary:

Liberal Activist Judge Rebecca Dallet

Dallet gave a man guilty of attempted sexual assault of a child 2 years in prison when he could ... Show Full Article

Chicago Tribune Slams J.B. Pritzker As 'Yes Man' for Crooked Democrat Establishment
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release:

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board has declined to endorse Illinois Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner J.B. Pritzker, citing Pritzker's extensive moral failings and ties to the state's crooked Democrat establishment. It's just the latest piece of evidence that Illinois Democrats are on the verge of nominating a weak general election candidate with extensive baggage ranging from his conduct on the Rod Blagojevich FBI wiretaps to being a "yes man" to House Speaker Mike Madigan.

The Chicago Tribune ... Show Full Article