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Did Charlie Rangel Steal The Election For NY-15?

Did Charlie Rangel Steal The Election For NY-15?

Remember when Charlie Rangel, the incumbent representative from NY-15, defeated Sen. Adriano Espaillat in June’s primary election? Not so fast: a new report from the New York Daily News suggests Rangel might be involved in a party conspiracy to ensure his victory by wrongly disqualifying hundreds of paper ballots.

On Thursday, Election Board officials started a tally of the nearly 2600 ballots that had been submitted by people who tried to vote, but were told their name was not on the rolls. After the initial re-count, Rangel’s lead increased by another 131 votes. But consider two factoids: Rangel won the June primary by only 807 votes; and, Washington Heights and Inwood, Espaillat’s stronghold, has yet to be recounted, meaning that Rangel’s narrow lead could become significantly more narrow.…Read More

 

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Are The Democrats Folding On The Bush Tax Cuts?

 

 

Earlier this week, Bill Clinton suggested that the Bush-era tax should be extended in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. He warned that we should try “to avoid doing anything that would contract the economy now.”

But, that’s not what he meant to say. He meant to say, “I support [Obama’s] position, and I think on the merits, upper-income people will have to contribute to long-term debt reduction.” Clinton needed to recant/clarify his statements in order to confirm his support of Obama’s reelection. But his misstep illuminates the growing indecision among Senate Democratic leaders who can’t come to a consensus about the threshold for extending theBush tax cuts… Read More

 

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Bill Clinton Stumps for Barrett In WI, But Backhands Obama Over Bain Attacks

Former President Bill Clinton just did Wisconsin Democrats a solid while simultaneously backhanding Obama and his team. Friday, Clinton voiced his support for Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate running against Scott Walker in the upcoming Wisconsin recall election, and in almost the same moment pulled a Corey Booker, condemning about Obama’s Bain-bashing campaign.

Clinton’s decision to campaign against Walker in Wisconsin is expected to boost support for Barrett, who needs a heavy turnout to win on Tuesday. Although recent polls show Walker to be ahead of Barrett by seven percentage points, internal polls in the party suggest that the race is much closer. No one knows if the polls will actually perform well in predicting the outcome in Tuesday’s recall, as gubernatorial elections traditionally have not produced wonderful voter turnout. But everyone involved in this election—Republicans, tea partiers, Democrats, and Labor—have built significant ground support that is generating momentum and numbers…. Read More

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Democratic Candidates Distance Themselves From Obama

In the past two days, two Democratic candidates have distanced themselves from Obama. In a debate on Wednesday, Ron Barber, the candidate hoping to take Gabrielle Giffords’s vacated seat, skirted a question about supporting President Obama. And Heidi Keitkamp, a North Dakota Senate candidate, recently said that Obama had failed to “unite the country.”

Both Barber and Keitkamp are running in conservative districts, and are engaging in a strategy of political distancing. It might prove successful for their own election chances, but it certainly will not help Barack Obama, whose lead in the polls is narrowing, and fast… Read More.

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Michigan Democrats Support Santorum As He Courts Democratic Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan’s Democrats are getting in the contentious Republican nominating contest. An admission by a senior Democratic strategist in the Wolverine state is making waves today after it was revealed that the party is making automated calls to registered Democrats urging them to vote for Rick Santorum in Tuesday’s open GOP primary. Is this cynical strategy to prolong the nominating contest perturbing Santorum? Heck no! His campaign admits that they’re doing the precise same thing…Read More

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Allen West Riles Democrats, Media Over Controversial “Get The Hell Out” Of USA Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Republican Rep. Allen West is backtracking on controversial comments he made to supporters over the weekend in which he seemed to be suggesting that President Obama and Congressional Democrats vacate the United States…Read More

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General Election And Senate Polls Show Florida Will Be A Tough State For Democrats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quinnipiac University is out with a new poll of the state today showing that Sunshine State voters are lukewarm on President Obama and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson…Read more.

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