Oklahoma governor’s race not a done deal

Oklahoma governor’s race not a done deal

By Hastings Wyman –

Oklahoma is just about the Reddest state in the Union. The Sooner State hasn’t given its electoral votes to a Democrat since Lyndon Johnson was elected in 1964. And in 2016, Hillary Clinton lost every one of the state’s 77 counties to Donald Trump.

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The other spending war: Appropriations race gets ugly

The other spending war: Appropriations race gets ugly

Senior House appropriator Kay Granger was furious.

As the fight over who will lead the House Appropriations Committee heated up, Rep. Tom Graves, a young, ambitious Georgia Republican, was once again using the majority leader’s office to court member support. Granger, a longtime appropriator also vying for the position, was seen as the favorite for the job — until Graves came along.

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Tennessee: Senate race shifts right

Tennessee: Senate race shifts right

By Hastings Wyman –

Last month Democrats became optimistic that a US Senate seat in Tennessee most observers had seen as staying in the Republican column might cross the aisle and provide an unexpected pickup.

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Poll suggests Haley could be formidable challenger to Trump

Poll suggests Haley could be formidable challenger to Trump

A conservative anti-Trump organization has good news for Nikki Haley’s 2020 presidential aspirations — even if she professes not to have them.

Haley is the strongest potential primary challenger to President Donald Trump, according to a poll funded by the group Defend Democracy Together.

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Georgia congressional candidate faces residency questions

Georgia congressional candidate faces residency questions

Residency is again an issue for this year’s Democratic Party candidate challenging U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Ga. Only a year after Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff– who never moved into the suburban Atlanta 6th Congressional District– was defeated by Handel, challenger Lucy McBath is facing probing questions raised by the Handel camp and journalists.

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Hurricane set to collide with top Florida races

Hurricane set to collide with top Florida races

A hurricane has Tallahassee right in its forecast path, putting it on a collision course with Florida’s two nationally watched races for governor and U.S. Senate and providing Gov. Rick Scott with a chance for a campaign windfall.

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A black woman governor of Georgia? Maybe.

A black woman governor of Georgia? Maybe.

By Hastings Wyman –

In an era when political norms are no longer sacrosanct, it is probably not too much of a shock that Florida, with its multicultural electorate, including lots of Yankees who have moved there, could be on the brink of electing an African American governor.

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