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Barack Obama’s Risks Turn Into Losses for Democrats

Former President Barack Obama broke his brief post-presidency silence to campaign for Democrats in the midterms, but all of his risky campaign bets came up short. Obama held campaign rallies for losing candidates Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, Democrat candidate for Governor Richard Cordray in Ohio, Democrat candidate for governor in Florida Andrew Gillum, and Democrat candidate for governor in Georgia Stacey Abrams. The former president urged Democrats to oppose President Donald Trump, calling it the most important election in their lifetimes. Democrats successfully gained a majority in the House of…

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EXCLUSIVE – Ron DeSantis Following Win: ‘The Sky Is the Limit’ for Florida

ORLANDO Fla. — In his first interview after winning Florida’s gubernatorial election, Ron DeSantis told Breitbart News his victory marks a “good day for Florida.” DeSantis said he believes “the sky is the limit in terms of the economy” now that he will be able to enact a conservative economic agenda. “Florida is on a roll,” he told this reporter moments after delivering a victory speech tonight in Orlando’s Rosen Centre. “We are going to continue to build up the success. I think the sky is the limit in terms…

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***Live Updates*** 2018 Midterm Election Results

Welcome to the Breitbart News LiveWire of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take back the House of Representatives and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who is looking to regain her Speakership, said earlier in the day that she is 100% certain that Democrats will win back the House. As David Axelrod said on CNN, Trump will either win the House tonight or retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will lose it. Democrats are less optimistic about taking back the Senate, especially after…

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‘Misfire’: MSNBC Airs Fake Graphic Showing Andrew Gillum Winning Florida Vote

MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes was left red-faced Monday evening after the cable news network aired a graphic showing Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum beating his Republican rival Ron DeSantis by 45,000 votes. Of course, polls for the hotly contested race do not close until Tuesday evening. [embedded content] “Quick clarification here,” Hayes told viewers. “Just want to say, earlier this hour, uh, we showed a graphic of the Florida gubernatorial race. May have caught your eye because our system had inadvertently populated some test numbers. “Obviously, we do not yet…

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Jimmy Buffett Targets Republicans During Concert for Andrew Gillum, Bill Nelson

Rocker and environmental activist Jimmy Buffett jabbed Republican lawmakers during a concert in support of Florida Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday. The Associated Press reports Jimmy Buffett changed the lyrics of “Come Monday” to reference the November 6 midterm election, singing “Come Tuesday, things will change. Come Tuesday, we’re making a change. It’s been two insane years and it’s time to really switch gears.” Florida Line-Up, complete with Jimmy Buffet and Normal Lear, BOTH of which were stumping for @AndrewGillum and @SenBillNelson…

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Florida GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis: I’m Running Against A Guy Who Wants a 40% Tax Increase

Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate former Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) told Breitbart News Washington political editor Matt Boyle on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday that he is “running against a guy who wants a 40 percent tax increase in Florida.” DeSantis is in a close battle for governor with the Democratic candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, in Tuesday’s election. DeSantis resigned his seat in Congress shortly after winning the Republican primary for governor in August in order to focus exclusively on the race. “Yesterday we got new job numbers, 250,000 jobs…

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Cuba First: Barack Obama Says Florida Democrats Will Help Make Cuba Great Again

Former President Barack Obama urged Florida voters on Friday to support Democrats to improve the lives of Cuban citizens. “We need to get back to politics that’s for the Cuban people, make their lives better,” Obama said during a rally in Miami, Florida. “That’s change.” The former president criticized President Trump for rolling back his efforts to open up communist Cuba during his 2016 visit with Raul Castro. He complained that Trump was “doubling down” on the “outdated Cuba policy” of the past. “All that does is hurt families and…

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Gillum: Florida Voters Will ‘Unapologetically Reject’ Trump, DeSantis ‘Stoking the Politics of Fear’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Democratic Florida gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum predicted voters would “unapologetically reject” President Donald Trump and his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis for “stoking the politics of fear.” Gillum said, “The president has made this election all about him. The only benefit I have is that my opponent Ron DeSantis and the president seem to be twins at dividing, at stoking the politics of fear. Quite frankly I think they underestimate the people of the state of Florida. We’re going to resoundingly reject that kind of politics. In…

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EXCLUSIVE – Ron DeSantis: Andrew Gillum’s Economic Policies ‘Would Be the Undoing of Florida’

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s proposed forty-percent corporate tax hike and his overall economic agenda “would be the undoing of Florida,” Republican opponent Ron DeSantis argued in a Breitbart News interview. DeSantis maintained that his own economic platform would produce a business-friendly environment that would attract investment and manufacturing, create jobs and work to further leverage Florida’s already competitive tax climate. Gillum is running on a platform seeking to raise Florida’s corporate tax rate from 5.5 percent to 7.75, representing a forty-percent hike, while DeSantis has pledged…

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Andrew Gillum Exposed by Staffers in Undercover Video: ‘This Is a F***ed Up State’

A Project Veritas video released Wednesday night deals a shocking blow to the campaign of Florida’s Democrat gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum. [embedded content] Omar Smith, who is a staffer for Gillum, said that if Gillum is elected “None of the programs that people are hoping for would happen.” When questioned on whether or not voters knew that, Smith responded, “That’s not for them to know” and insisted that it be kept a secret. “So, let’s go back to Mr. Gillum’s platform, right?” said Smith, who claims to have attended college…

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