The picture says it all (Hey, look, the GOP has a new white lady Congressperson!), and there’s more to come. And bear in mind the Republicans pictured are almost all replacing Republicans. So are most of the Democrats. It looks like Dems will pick up another 4-5 seats when all the votes are counted in California, Maine, and elsewhere. The GOP may net a couple of seats in the Senate, but Joni Ernst now looks week in Iowa, as does Trump-gumby David Perdue in Georgia. I think the prospects for Dems taking the Senate in 2020 are better than 50-50. From Alex Burns of the New York Times: The 2018 midterm election looked last Tuesday like a serious but not crippling setback…
Senate panel agrees with Intel agencies: Russia pushed for Trump victory in 2016
From Reuters: WASHINGTON – A Senate Intelligence Committee report released on Tuesday supports three U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia tried to help Donald Trump win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The Republican-led committee’s finding suggests the panel continues to conduct a bipartisan inquiry into the issue amid political rancor between Republicans and Democrats on allegations that Moscow interfered in the election. “The Committee finds that the overall judgments issued in the ICA were well-supported and the tradecraft was strong.” Read the Report
Solar-powered GA PSC candidate John Noel electrifies Athens Democrats
A great night Thursday in Athens! Packed house of Athens-Clarke County Democrats Thursday night heard John Noel, 10th Congressional District candidate Chalis Montgomery, Rep. Spencer Frye and local candidates talk about their plans to make Athens and Georgia better for all the people who live there. Noel lit up the crowd and talked about how he’d change the way the electric companies do business. Noel will be returning to Athens February 7 to speak to speak with UGA Young Democrats. Here’s that knockout video Noel was talking about: “Sticking it to the Man!” Click to learn more about New Energy for Georgia.
You can help build Georgia’s grassroots statewide Voter Guide
By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman I am working on a team of Georgia grassroots volunteers who are creating a statewide Voter Guide. (The Guide is nonpartisan, although I’m not.) This ambitious project will link voters to candidates throughout the state in Congressional, Constitutional offices, and legislative races–maybe even down to local county and city campaigns, but we’ll see about that. It will be online and include answers to questionnaires, so you can see where candidates stand on issues. My self-appointed task in this is to collect contact information for legislative candidates: 236 in all. I will also publish information on this website, so feel free to subscribe. You can also get updates on 2018 races by following me on Twitter and liking Brambleman’s Facebook page.…
Puerto Rican blue wave crashing on Florida tarmacs?
Politically significant number Florida’s Department of Emergency Management reports that since Oct. 3rd, more than 307,000 individuals have arrived in Florida from Puerto Rico through Tampa International AirportPA Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Miami International Airport – MIA Hillary Clinton lost Florida by 113,000 votes. As citizens, former Puerto Ricans need only establish residency to vote. Can’t imagine they’re happy with the Trump Administration’s hurricane response.
Update: Georgia Democratic Congressional candidates on Twitter, Facebook, web
Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In 2016, four of Georgia’s 10 Republican members of Congress ran unopposed in the November general election, and the rest faced only token opposition. How bad was it? We were lucky if our Democratic candidate had a Facebook page. In my district, the Infamous Sixth, there was debate over whether or not Tom Price’s opponent, Rodney Stooksbury, even existed. Not only that, but a statewide Public Service Commission seat went unchalleged by Dems. That’s changing, though. The other great, good news for 2018: Democrats in all 14 of Georgia’s Congressional Districts have announced that they’re running. Many candidates: 25 so far. Since it’s important to know stuff and network, I’m building a list of Twitter handles for Georgia’s Democratic…