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Old 04-17-2018, 10:37 AM   #26
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I actually thought this guy was pretty good, for a stinking, rotting mother****ing dirty rotten ass Republican

Another GOP congressman announces he's resigning

By Daniella Diaz, CNN


Updated 12:22 PM ET, Tue April 17, 2018


Washington (CNN) — Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Charlie Dent announced Tuesday he is resigning in the "coming weeks," a decision that came after he first said he'd be retiring at the end of his term in Congress.

The moderate Republican tweeted the decision came after discussions with his family and "careful reflection."

Already, 43 House Republicans have announced this cycle they are retiring, running for another office or resigning outright, including Dent and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Democrats, who need to pick up about two dozen seats to reclaim control of the House, are hoping that President Donald Trump's unpopularity helps lead to a blue wave in this fall's midterm elections.

At the time of his announcement last year that he would retire, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers said that the lawmaker's "leadership in Congress will be sorely missed," and added that he expects the seat to remain in Republican hands.

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Old 04-17-2018, 08:56 PM   #27
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haha.. he cannot leave town fast enough!!

GOP Rep. Charlie Dent to speed up Hill exit, leave Congress next month

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Charlie Dent announced Tuesday that he plans to resign from Congress next month instead of retiring at the end of the current session, as originally announced.

"After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks," the Pennsylvania Republican said in a statement. His office said he will step down in May.

Dent did not offer a specific reason for his early departure, though he has often been critical of his party's positions and tactics, especially those used by the conservative Freedom Caucus.

Asked last week if Republican incumbents were feeling the effects of a challenging midterms environment, he agreed. "I think there's a lot of weariness and a lot of exhaustion, frankly," he said. "This is going to be a challenging year."

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Old 04-18-2018, 12:05 PM   #28
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:46 PM   #29
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The left needs to do the same. We need a full cleaning of both sides!
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:12 PM   #30
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The entire Republican caucus has all but disappeared in Washington. Might as well do it for real.
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Old 04-18-2018, 03:17 PM   #31
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FORCED RETIREMENT!!!


Dems flip GOP-held legislative seat in Missouri

Democrats on Tuesday added to their list of special election wins in Republican districts since President Trump took office, picking up a Missouri state Senate district in suburban Kansas City.

State Rep. Lauren Arthur (D) bested state Rep. Kevin Corlew (R) in Missouri's 17th district, which covers parts of Clay County north of Kansas City.

The district favored Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 49 percent to 45 percent margin in 2016. At the same time, the district favored Democrat Jason Kander, who narrowly lost to Sen. Roy Blunt

The seat came open when the previous incumbent, state Sen. Ryan Silvey (R), quit to join the Public Service Commission.

Republicans will maintain control of the state Senate by a wide margin. Even with Silvey's departure, the GOP holds 24 of the 34 seats in the upper chamber.

But the results are another hint that Democratic voters are motivated to show up in low-turnout elections -- a trend that could prove decisive in November's midterm elections.

"Congratulations Senator Arthur! It's a flip ... red to blue," Sen. Claire McCaskill

(D-Mo.), who faces a tough re-election fight this year, wrote on Twitter. "Thanks to all the hard work of Lauren and many volunteers we have won a state senate seat that Trump won and was held by a Republican. By a lot!! Not even close..."

The Missouri seat is the ninth Republican-held state legislative seat that Democrats have won in 2018 alone, and the second in the Show Me State. Republicans have won only one Democratic-held seat, a seat in the Pennsylvania state House.

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Democrats claim victory in 42nd red-to-blue flip of the Trump era

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But who's counting: Arthur's win represents the 42nd state legislative seat Democrats have flipped since Trump took office in January 2017, a trend that national Democratic operatives argue show voters are prepared to rebuke the President in November.

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The face of a new America must really scare Republicans

Years After Defending His Lesbian Moms In Stirring Speech, Zach Wahls Wins Iowa Primary

Seven years ago, Wahls told the Iowa state House about his two moms. Now, he could be headed to the state legislature himself.

As a 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, Zach Wahls stood before the Iowa House of Representatives and gave an impassioned speech defending his two lesbian mothers. A video of the speech went viral, amassing millions of views.

Seven years later, Wahls is hoping to occupy a seat in the very chamber where made his viral plea. The 26-year-old got one step closer to his goal on Tuesday when he secured the Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate District 37.

With all precincts reporting, Wahls amassed about 60 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor on the four-person ballot was former diplomat Janice Weiner, who finished the night with 34.8 percent of the vote.

“I think it’s a sign people here are hungry for new blood in the Iowa Legislature and are ready for the next generation of leadership,” Wahls said on Tuesday, per The Gazette. “It means a lot to me the community is trusting me with that leadership role.”

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GOP officials: Indicted Rep. Chris Collins to stay on ballot

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of New York will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign, confounding Republican Party leaders in his district Monday who had counted on Collins' cooperation to replace him.

The surprise decision by Collins, who pleaded not guilty to insider trading charges in August, throws the race for the western New York seat further into turmoil.

Immediately after being charged in August with illegally using inside information about a biotech company to help his son avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses, Collins said at a news conference that he would continue his re-election campaign while fighting the charges.

Less than a week later, he announced he was ending his campaign, saying it was in the best interests of his constituents, the Republican Party and Trump's agenda. He confirmed that position during a television interview a week ago.

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