2018 midterm elections Archives ⋆ MICHAELANTONIO MEDIA
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Report: Nancy Pelosi Barters Self Term Limit to Appease Critics, Retake Speakership

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) might be ready to exchange term limits on committee chairmanships and party leadership — including her own — to regain the Speaker’s gavel on January 3 when Democrats take back the majority in the House. The idea of terms limits first surfaced in October, as Breitbart News reported. Pelosi told the Los Angeles Times that while she intends to be Speaker of the House if Democrats win the midterm elections, she might consider limiting her time in office. The Times reported: Democrats have yet to…

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2020: Beto O’Rourke Reportedly Meets with Barack Obama

Failed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke met with former President Barack Obama last month as the Texas Democrat considers a bid for the White House in 2020. The Washington Post reports O’Rourke met November 16 with Obama at the former president’s Washington, D.C., office in the posh neighborhood of Foggy Bottom. Details of what the Democrats discussed during the tête-à-tête are unknown, while press representatives for both camps declined to comment on the report. O’Rourke said recently he isn’t ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run, walking back earlier pronouncements…

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Report: NRCC Emails Hacked During Midterm Election

The email accounts of leading National Republican Congressional Committee officials were hacked during the 2018 midterm election, according to a report. The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee were surveilled for several months, party officials said. The intrusion was detected in April by an NRCC vendor, who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor. An internal investigation was initiated and the FBI was alerted to the attack, said the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss the incident. Politico, citing unnamed party officials, reports the culprit…

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Former Obama Aide: Beto’s Senate Race More Inspiring than Barack’s

A former aide to President Barack Obama is singing the praises of Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who lost his Senate bid to incumbent Republican Ted Cruz. Dan Pfeiffer, who was Obama’s communications director, wrote an essay on the Crooked website on Monday saying that O’Rourke has something that even the $70 million raised for his campaign can’t buy. “Any smart campaign with competent staff can build a top-flight organization, but enthusiasm is not something that can be engineered in a lab,” Pfeiffer wrote. “It is spontaneous, and only a few…

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Gun Control Lobby ‘Eclipsed’ NRA Spending in Midterm Elections

The gun control lobby nearly doubled the NRA in spending during the midterm elections. The New York Times reports that Gabby Giffords’ gun control group and Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety spent nearly $40 million “at the state and federal level in the midterms.” The NRA spent $20 million. Spending by the gun control lobby “[stemmed] a trend of financial dominance for the NRA going back years.” It also exposes the vapidness of the gun controllers’ continued claims that the NRA’s deep pockets are controlling everything related to the Second…

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Pelosi Prepares for Speakership Battle, Paints Opposition as Leftist Version of Freedom Caucus 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is busy putting in place the support she needs to regain the Speaker’s gavel when the Democrats retake the majority in January, while an undercurrent of opposition seeking a “fresh face” in leadership continues. But part of Pelosi’s strategy is warning members of her party that taking her down would give power to a minority of Democrats, similar to the conservative House Freedom Caucus and the influence it has wielded over the eight years of a Republican majority. “At a meeting Friday of the…

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Florida: Rick Scott Wins Senate Seat After Bill Nelson Concedes

(UPI) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be changing jobs — U.S. senator — as incumbent Bill Nelson conceded hours after a hand recount showed a 10,000-vote difference. Scott, a Republican governor for eight years, announced the concession in a statement, saying, “I just spoke with Senator Bill Nelson, who graciously conceded, and I thanked him for his years of public service.” Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, following conclusion of statewide recount: “I was not victorious in this race, but I still wish to strongly reaffirm the cause for which we…

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Judge Rules Against Extending Florida Recount Deadline

A federal judge on Thursday ruled against a request to extend the deadline for recounts in Florida’s U.S. Senate and governor midterm races, according to reports. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker rejected a request by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and fellow Democrats to give counties more time to finish recounts. “We have been the laughingstock of the world, election after election, and we chose not to fix this,” Walker said in court. Walker vented his anger at state lawmakers and Palm Beach County officials, saying they should have made sure they had…

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Watch: Joy Reid Suggests Racism Behind Republican Criticism of Brenda Snipes

MSNBC host Joy Reid suggested Saturday that the outpouring of Republican criticism of Broward County Board of Elections supervisor Brenda Snipes is driven by racism. On Friday, Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips ordered Snipes to transfer a tally of all votes cast to the campaign of Republican gubernatorial nominee Gov. Rick Scott by 7:00 p.m. EST — a deadline the Broward official did not meet. Naples Today reports: Snipes is the subject of lawsuits contending she has mishandled vote counting in Broward for the midterm election that ended Tuesday and blocked access for candidates who say…

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Lawyers for Gillum, Nelson Fight to Include Non-U.S. Citizens’ Votes in Florida

Lawyers for both Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson fought on Friday night to allow non-United States citizens’ votes to be included in the 2018 midterm election results. A transcript of a Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceeding shows that the candidates’ lawyers objected to the rejection of votes cast by non-citizens, as first reported by The Daily Caller.                                                            …

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