Inaugural location Admires Morse as a border hawk, the candidate himself is doing in his ads, without even mentioning Bolduc or Hasan. White Mountain PAC is the only major outside group to join so far, though there’s still time for that to change. GOP firm Medium Buying relays that the Democratic organization Senate Majority PAC has also booked ads. From September 2nd to September 13thBut there is no more information about the subject of those ads yet.
The White Mountain PAC’s move comes a week after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the “quality of the candidate” could prevent the GOP from winning a majority, and there has been much speculation that Bolduc could be blocked. His allies are behind the effort. A spokesman for the retired general sees it very much that way, as he described the ad campaign as “a last-ditch and losing effort by the establishment to push one of their own.”
The Senate Leadership Fund, which bankrolled another super PAC earlier this summer as part of a successful effort to block Eric Greitens in the Missouri Senate primary, did not respond when Politico asked for comment. However, the story notes that the White Mountain PAC’s treasurer is a former NRSC finance director.
● Primary Night: Mass Effect: Massachusetts goes to the polls Tuesday for the second-to-last primary night of the 2022 cycle, with polls closing at 8 p.m. ET. The Boston Globe Characterized as a “strange and mostly sleepy state primary”.
While it originally looked like there would be a crowded Democratic nomination battle to succeed Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who announced his retirement last December, Attorney General Maura Haley made her lone difference in June. -Lost to party opponent when state Sen. Sonia Chang. -Diaz ended his campaign. Trump’s nominee among the Republicans, former state Rep. There is a volatile rivalry between Geoff Diehl and wealthy businessman Chris Doughty. However, since Haley is easily beating every Republican in every poll, it won’t matter much who emerges on Tuesday.
The Democratic primary for secretary of state has been a little more eventful, but two new YouGov polls for various colleges show seven-term incumbent Bill Galvin in a good position to hold off Boston NAACP head Tanisha Sullivan. The poll for UMass Lowell puts Galvin ahead 56-21, while UMass Amherst shows him beating Sullivan by a smaller, though still wide, margin of 49-30. The winner should have no trouble trending into fall in this very blue state.
Finally, Democrats have a tumultuous primary to serve as district attorney for deep blue Suffolk County, home to Boston and the nearby communities of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. Baker appointed Kevin Hayden in early January to succeed Rachel Rollins, a criminal justice reformer who left to become U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.
Boston City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo immediately announced a challenge, and he joined Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, Rep. Received support from prominent progressives such as Ayanna Pressley, and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. However, that quartet withdrew its support a week later on Wednesday the globe It has been reported that the challenger was accused twice, but not once, of sexual assault while in high school in the mid-2000s. Arroyo has denied the allegations, but the woman who accused him in 2005 says she stands by what she told police.
Seo-Sen: Torrance Group For the Republican Attorneys General Association: Michael Bennett (D-Inc): 48, Joe O’Dea (R): 47
FL-Sen: Clarity Campaign Lab (D) Florida and Florida Watch for Progress: Marco Rubio (R-Inc.): 46, Val Demings (D): 45 (July: 45-45 tie)
N.V.-Sen: Fabrizio Ward (R) and Impact Research (D) For AARP: Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Inc): 44, Adam Laxalt (R): 40, Barry Robinson (IAP): 2
The Colorado poll was released shortly after Democratic firm Public Policy Polling released its numbers showing Bennett ahead. By a very different 46-35 margin. The PPP won Libertarian Brian Piotr with 7%, while the Terence Group does not appear to have offered him as an option.
● AZ-Gov: Kerry Lake was one of many Republicans who called for the FBI to be dismantled after the Mar-a-Lago discovery, and Democrat Katie Hobbs is now running an ad arguing how her opponent is dangerous The commercial first uses clips of Lake saying, “I don’t think abortion should be legal” and “[p]Before cameras were installed in the classroom, before footage of her appearance appeared on far-right host Steven Crowder’s show. “You really think it’s important to disband the FBI?” Crowder asks, to which Lake replies, “100%.”
A separate Hobbs spot focuses on Lake’s support for a pre-statehood law that the narrator says would have imposed “two to five years in prison” on “any person in Arizona who assists a pregnant woman in obtaining an abortion.” can punish The Democrat is also pushing back on GOP ads that portray him as weak on border security and working with two of his own border county sheriffs. Chris Nanos of Pima County says, “Katie Hobbs will provide the resources you need to keep you safe,” while David Hathaway of Santa Cruz County argues, “I’m tired of the talk. Katie Hobbs is about action.”
● ME-Gov: The Maine Republican Party is out with an ad that tries to portray Paul LePage in an unusually sympathetic light, while a Democratic group called Better Maine is out of place to remind viewers of LePage’s many crimes as governor. is using Neither business mentions Democratic incumbent Janet Mills, whom LePage is hoping to unseat.
The state GOP, which received nearly $4 million in funding from the RGA earlier this year, focuses on LePage’s troubled upbringing. “He left home at age 11,” says the narrator, “to escape the repeated beatings of his alcoholic father. He lived on the streets of Lewiston and did odd jobs to survive.” The commercial continues by describing LePage as “a governor for all the Mainers,” arguing that he “understands the struggles we face, and he knows how to change things.”
Better Men, which is financed by the DGA and Emily’s List, has a very different take on LePage’s tenure. After playing a quick clip of him, “I’ll deck you!” The narrator blames him for “trying to cut funding for our public schools, and he opposed pay raises for Maine teachers.” The spot goes on, “LePage defunded a family planning program, cut funding for cancer screenings and women’s health care … LePage also opposed funding for Meals on Wheels.”
● OR-Govt: Democrat Tina Kotek’s new commercial on gun safety for a three-way race for governor attacks only independent Betsy Johnson while ignoring Republican Christine Drazen, from what we’ve seen of the other two candidates so far. represents a somewhat different strategy. The narrator, a mother identified as Angela, tells the audience, “To hear that Betsy Johnson opposed red flag laws to keep guns out of the hands of people like the Uvalde shooter and background checks and safe storage. Defied the laws? I’m a tough one. No.”
Drazen and Johnson, by contrast, each launched ads after both of their rivals in August. Drazen’s commercial argued that Kotek and Johnson, a conservative Democrat until last year, both supported Democratic Gov. Kate Brown’s agenda, while Republicans would represent change. Johnson’s piece, by contrast, depicts Kotek and Drazen as occupying opposite ends of political extremes, saying the Democrat is vulnerable to public safety while Drazen “wants to decriminalize abortion.”
FL-Gov: Clarity Campaign Lab (D) Florida and Florida Watch for Progress: Ron DeSantis (R-Inc.): 48, Charlie Crist (D): 45 (July: 47-44 decentis)
GA-Govt: TargetSmart (D) For Stacey Abrams: Brian Kemp (R-Inc): 48, Stacey Abrams (D): 46, Shane Hazell (L): 3
NV-Gov: Fabrizio Ward (R) and Impact Research (D) For AARP: Steve Sisolak (D-Inc): 41, Joe Lombardo (R): 38, Ed Bridges (AIP): 4, Brandon Davis (L): 3
● NC-13: Democratic firm Public Policy Polling has found a 40-40 deadlock between Democrat Willie Nickell and Republican Bo Hines in this 50-48 Biden seat in Raleigh’s south suburbs. The only other recent numbers we’ve seen come from an early August RMG Research poll of Hines’ supporters on US term limits, and it has him up 44-39. (That release also misidentified the Democrat as “Valley Nickel.”)
● CO-AG: The above survey from the Terrence Group for the Republican Attorneys General’s Association shows a 44-44 tie between Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser and Republican John Kellner, who serves as a district attorney for four counties in or near the Denver suburbs. This is the first survey we’ve seen about this competition.
● MI belt: On Wednesday, two Republicans on Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers voted against their Democratic counterparts. Deny certification for an initiative That seeks to amend the state constitution to enshrine the right to abortion and other reproductive health services, creating a deadlock that blocks the November ballot. Proponents of the measure immediately said that they The state will appeal to the Supreme Court.
The state Board of Elections had already recommended certification last week after supporters turned in a record-breaking amount of voter signatures, but GOP canvassers justified their decision to withhold approval by claiming that. Blank spaces on some lines They invalidated the amendment text presented to the voters. GOP board members likewise Voted to block a voting rights expansion amendment On the grounds that it failed to tell signatories of the petition which sections of the Constitution it would amend, supporters of that measure are also appealing.
Michigan has a 4-3 Democratic majority on the Supreme Court, but the Sept. 9 deadline to finalize the vote is fast approaching. Should the court strike down the abortion amendment on the ballot, Michigan’s right to life has reserved $16 million in TV ad time To oppose it.
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