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Dixie House seats: Dems outraising GOP

Dixie House seats: Dems outraising GOP

By Hastings Wyman –

The 1st Quarter fundraising reports are now completed and these early indications of the two parties’ prospects in November 2020 indicate that vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the South are doing a better job of bringing in contributions than Republicans in the same position.

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Georgia Fundraising Releases Show Some Trends

We are still about a year away from primary voting season but, it being a presidential year, fundraising is well underway. That is going to be a difficult task for some candidates this time around. With about 80 or so Democratic candidates for president announced so far, okay maybe that number is more like 15 but it is still a lot, a lot of money is going to be directed toward the race for the White House.


Harris building support in South Carolina

Sen. Kamala Harris is making inroads with elected officials and leaders in South Carolina ahead of her fourth visit to the crucial early-voting state this week — snagging the much-sought endorsement of former state Rep. Bakari Sellers on Monday.

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Who gives a hoot about who gets to scoot? Florida lawmakers do.

With the industry described by one lobbyist as being in its “infancy,” the full House could take up controversial bill that would limit the ability of cities and counties to regulate scooter sharing services.


City of Atlanta launches task force to increase transparency

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ first year started out smoothly. She stayed away from the investigations swirling around her predecessor (and endorser) Kasim Reed’s administration, she hand picked her own well-regarded GM for Hartsfield-Jackson International airport, instituted a procurement reform process, and even created a new position in her cabinet titled a “transparency officer” that has the power to investigate Bottoms herself.


O’Rourke rails against ‘unprecedented concentration of wealth and power’ at kickoff rally

EL PASO, Texas — Beto O’Rourke, christening his presidential campaign at a boisterous rally in his hometown on Saturday, cast himself as a crusader against moneyed interests that he said have corrupted America’s democracy and a president he accused of capitalizing on politics of “fear and division.”

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