Give some money to tech entrepreneur and former Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas in NC 03. Give some money to former Marine and solar and internet entrepreneur Dan McCready in NC 09. Good choices for North Carolina. Good choices for us all.
Mainstream Democrats should not be afraid.
Apparently it is all Saikat Chakrabarti’s fault. Maureen Dowd says so. Others, too. He is leading Alexandria down the garden path. We are back to blaming women’s behavior on men. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY 14) is the Member of Congress. Chakrabarti is her chief of staff. Ocasio-Cortez is responsible for her staff.
2020 General Election Gary Peters https://petersformichigan.com/ is running for a second term. I had thought I might start by explaining he was unusual among the men in the US Senate. His family had no pretensions to leadership. He did not demonstrate the aspirations that lead a high schooler to attend Harvard or Yale or Stanford or Chicago. He’s not as unusual as I thought. Of the Democratic men in the US Senate, half did not go to schools like Harvard or Yale or Stanford or Chicago. Or have other marks of being or striving to be members of the elite.…
Allen Thomas. BA Eastern Carolina, MBS UNC. Technology entrepreneur, former Mayor of Greenville, former head of Quad East economic development agency. Do what you can to help him. A victory would have an enormous payoff.
The ten freshmen of the “Gang of Nine” (Conor Lamb elected in a special from PA 17 is the tenth) who flipped Republican seats could use an eleventh. Help Dan McCready.
Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com Look at the Daily Bits. Who is vanden Heuvel? What is persistence? 2020 General Election Almost a year ago, I wrote a note urging people to support Abigail Spanberger https://abigailspanberger.com/ for election. A few months before the 2018 election. Democrats targeted a lot of seats. Could they take back the House? Democrats flipped 40 Republican seats in 2018. They now control of the House of Representatives. There are seats to defend. Abigail Spanberger’s is one of them. In 2018, her victory was among the narrowest, 12th narrowest. She won by 6,784 votes. This…
Gil Cisneros https://cisnerosforcongress.com/ ran for Congress because he was lucky. In 2010, he won the lottery -- $266 million. In 2018, he won his election – by 6,711 votes. Eleventh closest winner among the Democrats who flipped Republican seats. Lucky again.
2020 General Election Steady as she goes. Jeanne Shaheen https://jeanneshaheen.org/ is running for her third term as Senator from New Hampshire. New Hampshire is a conservative state. A Republican state. Pundits think it leans Republican, by a point or two. Jeanne Shaheen is one of two Democrats to win two terms as a Senator from New Hampshire. With Doug Jones of Alabama, Jeanne Shaheen is the other Democratic Senator up for election in 2020 from a state that leans Republican. New Hampshire doesn’t lean Republican quite as far Alabama does. Jeanne Shaheen’s dad managed a shoe factory. There’s a good…
Mark Kelly is the Democratic candidate for the US Senate from Arizona in 2020. He has a great background for an apolitical politician.