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KY 6: Can the GOP hold the line against a female fighter pilot?

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Third-term US Rep. Andy Barr (R) in Kentucky’s 6th District (Lexington, etc.) is facing a tough battle with retired US Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath (D), 42, the first female marine to fly an F-18 jet in combat. The contest is widely considered a toss-up, which is borne out by the latest poll, taken earlier this month by the New York Times. The survey showed Barr with a statistically insignificant lead of one point – 47% to 46%.

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‘Mr. President. SHUT UP’: Florida Republicans pan Trump’s Puerto Rico conspiracy

MIAMI — Florida Republicans are angered by President Donald Trump advancing a conspiracy theory casting doubt on Hurricane Maria’s estimated death toll in Puerto Rico. Even Trump’s two top Florida allies, Gov. Rick Scott and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, disagreed with his insensitive comments.

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Move over Georgia, the Sunshine State could now be ground zero for the 2018 elections

Our neighbor to the south had a humdinger of a gubernatorial primary last month and it may end up directly impacting Georgia’s race for the governor’s mansion. After the votes were tallied in Florida, Congressman Ron DeSantis won the GOP nod handily with 56% of the vote – thanks in part to the bump he received from President Trump’s endorsement.

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Cruz vs. O’Rourke: Upset in the making?

By Hastings Wyman –

“It will be the premier race in the whole country,” says University of Houston political scientist Richard Murray. The reelection of Texas US Sen. Ted Cruz (R), once considered a slam-dunk, is now a highly competitive contest between Cruz and US Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D).

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The Republican Choice for 2018: Win or Lose

With many prognosticators still predicting a ‘blue wave’ in the 2018 midterm elections, former Speaker Newt Gingrich discusses why the GOP has a much better chance at actually expanding its control of the House and Senate than anyone might believe.




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