Election Roundup: (FL-Gov), Racist DeSantis Ad, (KY-06) as Possible Bellwether, (TX-Sen) Texas Humor
The following stories are examples of this week's Election Roundup of 65 down ticket stories covering Sunday 10/7 through Saturday 10/13.
(FL-Gov) DeSantis rally: Black opponent will pick judges that will rule against people «who look like us» by SemDem
Most candidates construct a basic platform to run on, or some type of vision for their state. Not Ron DeSantis. He’s based his entire campaign on riding Trump's coattails. After a long spell of nonstop racism, I guess he’s given up and decided to go all in with running on white fear.
At a campaign stop in Cape Coral, Ron DeSantis had the Lee County GOP Chair, Johnathan Martin, give a pep talk. He noted, correctly, that three Florida Supreme Court Justices will be retiring soon. The theme was if you let ...(ahem)… certain people pick judges, they'll come after you:
“What’s in the statute book no longer matters. That doesn’t matter. What you look like matters. We know how the Democrats play the game. If you look like one of us, you don’t get the benefit of the doubt.
If you are a Republican, if you worked too hard and just make more money than they think you should have, you don’t get to play by same rules in our constitution.”
(KY-06) Mention of KY-6th Congressional District as Possible Bellwether for Midterms. by Merlin1963
Sometimes he can be irritating, but Steve Kornacki mentioned on “All In with Chris Hayes” that a possible bellwether for the House in this midterm election is KY-6th Congressional District. As a reminder, this race is between Tea Party Republican Congressman Andy Barr and Democrat Amy McGrath. The KY-6th went double digits for Trump in 2016, but the race between Barr and McGath is labeled a “toss up.”
It’s a district that has a more liberal city in it, Lexington, but Lexington is surrounded by rural Kentucky counties. However, McGrath defeated Lexington Mayor Gray in the Democratic primary this year with help from the those same rural counties. Because the polls close relatively early in KY, this district is literally going to be one of the first reported.
(TX-Sen) Hilarious Anti-Ted Cruz Ad Uses Sonny Carl To Explain When To Kick Ass! by Seashells
Sonny Carl is an actor with a Texas drawl who’s played many character parts over the years including a local Texan explaining his state in Richard Linklater's dark comedy film «Bernie». While Beto isn’t going negative, the “Fire Ted Cruz” PAC steps up to the plate.
An anti-Ted Cruz group is poking fun at the senator's «Tough as Texas» slogan by pointing out how he cozied up to Donald Trump despite the abuse the president heaped on him during the 2016 campaign.
The ad, released Monday by Fire Ted Cruz PAC and cut by Austin director Richard Linklater, uses the actor who explains Texas' cultural geography in Linklater's film Bernie.
«I mean, come on,» says Sonny Carl Davis, in character as the same small-town Texan he plays in Bernie. «If somebody called my wife a dog, and said my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I wouldn't be kissing their ass. You stick a finger in their chest and give 'em a few choice words. Or you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass, Ted. Come on. Ted.»
Sunday 10/7 - Saturday 10/13
Senate: (16) posts, (10) states
House: (22) posts (12) states (20) districts
State and more: (22)
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