Sen. Rick Scott says he has a ‘strategic disagreement’ with Mitch McConnell and tells other Republicans to ‘pipe down’ with ‘treasonous’ criticism of the party’s controversial Senate candidates

Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky at a press conference on Capitol Hill on May 17, 2022. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Republicans are increasingly criticizing their party's controversial, unpopular Senate nominees. Even Mitch McConnell has noted that the Senate may not flip this year, citing "candidate quality." But […]

Are Candidates of Color Being Sidelined by Democratic Donors?

This is the Year of Color in America, with African-American, Latinx and Asian-American candidates running for office in unprecedented numbers. But financial support from Democratic donors hasn’t always matched the grassroots enthusiasm for a new hue of political representation. That is Ben Jealous’ struggle. The former NAACP director and Bernie Sanders surrogate has emerged as […]

The Apprentice 2018: Viewers distracted by candidates ‘weird’ appearance

In a bid to secure sales, Kayode and his team went to speak to several business owners about potentially renovating their gardens on The Apprentice. However, to try and make himself stand out, Kayode wore a hat resembling a Daffodil, with his face the centre of the flower. Although he was dressed in a suit, […]

Three recounts, baseless voter fraud claims and mixed messages from candidates: Here’s what’s going on with the Florida elections

MediaPunch /IPX via AP Florida’s midterm elections have descended into chaos. The secretary of state ordered recounts in three races Saturday. A top election official said Sunday it would be “impossible” to meet the Thursday deadline.  Political tensions have reached a fever pitch amid baseless claims of voter fraud from Republicans including President Donald Trump.  […]

Contending With Debt: 244 Midterm Candidates Are in the Red

In her historic campaign to become the first female African-American governor in the United States, Stacey Abrams has captured the hearts of progressives who have long dreamed of turning the red clay of Georgia a liberal blue. But this spring, the Yale Law grad and entrepreneur had to confront what could be her Achilles’ heel: […]

U.S. Democratic candidates told to ditch Huawei and ZTE devices

(Reuters) — The Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices made by Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei Technologies because they pose a security risk, a Democratic source said on Friday. U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration have pressured U.S. companies to not…Read More

Democrats warn candidates not to use Chinese devices ‘even if the price is low or free’

REUTERS/Stringer The Democratic National Committee warned candidates running in the November midterms not to use devices manufactured by the Chinese electronics firms ZTE and Huawei, “even if the price is low or free,” according to a CNN report. The DNC was reportedly considering purchasing ZTE phone for its staffers when it issued its warning. The […]

Trump has narrowed down his Supreme Court nominee shortlist to 5 candidates — and there are reportedly 3 qualities the winner must embody

Reuters/Eric Thayer President Donald Trump has said he’ll select his Supreme Court nominee on Monday, July 9. Trump will choose from his 25-member shortlist, and has narrowed it down to five candidates. Trump is reportedly looking for his nominee to possess three key qualities. President Donald Trump is little more than one week from deciding […]

Mudslinging at Rival Candidates Works — If You Do It Yourself

The attack ad was littered with scare text, ominous music and Trumpian nickname-slinging that culminated with a final phrase: “Chemtrail Kelli Ward: Not Conservative. Just Crazy Ideas.” But it wasn’t the Republican woman’s enemies on the left who had ordered the $ 10,000 airwave hit last August. No, this was a case of intra-party fratricide, […]

‘Mini-Trump’ candidates in GOP primaries reveal a shift in the Republican Party

Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters The Indiana Republican primary race features three candidates aiming to defeat the Democratic incumbent with images and tactics similar to President Donald Trump, whose campaign prominently featured him as an aggressive, outsider businessman. These candidates highlight a shift in the Republican Party embracing more populist, nativist and protectionist policies. Primaries and November’s […]