Political Note #306 Mike Cooney. Montana Governor

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website.   072520          Political Note #306   Mike Cooney. Montana Governor 2020               General election Mike Cooney is a politician.  Except for working in the family food and beverage business as a kid and as a young adult, his life has been devoted to politics.  He’s not a conventional politician.  He’s not an old fashioned white, male candidate.  During his stretch out of elective or administrative office, he was  Executive Director of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies?  Does that sound like a macho westerner? Initially, I made a list.  Political jobs…

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Political Note #305 Diane Mitsch Bush CO CD 03

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website.   Political Note #305   Diane Mitsch Bush CO CD 03 2020                             General Election Suddenly, through inattention by the incumbent Republican Congressman, CO 03 is a battleground for American civilization.  The Democratic nominee, Diane Mitsch Bush has become no ordinary candidate.  She has become a protector of civilization. Scott Tipton, the inattentive incumbent, ran no television advertisements as he committed the political cardinal sin of complacency.  He lost to Lauren Boebert, a gun-toting restaurateur and believer in QAnon conspiracy theories.  She is now the Republican nominee to represent…

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Steve King is gone; does JD Scholten have a chance?

Can JD Scholten bring his fastball to Congress?  The Republicans of IA 04 ousted Steven King.  King was the one who asked what was wrong with supporting white nationalism.  As opposed to the one who said there were good people on both sides in Charlottesville.  The national Republicans scuttled away from King, but they cling to Trump.  As does Randy Feenstra, who defeated King in the primary last week.  Feenstra describes himself as a true Christian conservative who defines life as beginning with conception.  A former county treasurer, he cut taxes in the state legislature and has targeted property taxes…

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Political Note #292   Kara Eastman. NE CD 02

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Call and response about the presidential campaign, A fictional flu pandemic Political Note #292   Kara Eastman. NE CD 02 2020                             General Election Kara Eastman https://www.eastmanforcongress.com is someone who defies the odds.  What are the odds against her now? Omaha is the core of NE 02.  In 2008, Democrat Jim Esch came close to being elected to Congress from NE 02.  He only lost by 4 points. The Nebraska legislature fixed that.  They moved…

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Political Note #286   Kathleen Williams MT CD AL

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website.  A Bus Ride in Detroit.  Masks Political Note #286   Kathleen Williams MT CD AL 2020                             General Election In 1916 Montana elected Jeannette Rankin the first female Member of the United States Congress.  Kathleen Williams https://kathleenformontana.com is trying, for the second time, to be Montana's second female Member of Congress. Kathleen Williams is a distinctive character who could only come out of the American West.  She hunts and fishes. She skis, hikes and canoes. She…

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Political Note #282 Hillary Scholten MI CD 03

 Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website.  Rashida Tlaib gets a primary opponent, Joe: Think outside the box for Veep. 041020          Political Note #282   Hillary Scholten  MI CD 03 2020               General Election (This note is business as usual.  While the country deals with COVID-19, we also need to prepare for the election in November. This Note is intended to help achieve a Democratic victory.) Under ordinary circumstances, a Democrat would have no chance in this rural, conservative district.  The largest city, Grand Rapids, has fewer than 200,000 people.  Battle Creek has slightly more than…

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Political Note #279 Steve Bullock US Senate Montana

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website.  Let them die, says Dan Patrick; Dump Trump from TV, he doesn’t matter anymore Political Note #279   Steve Bullock US Senate Montana 2020                            General Election Choose the candidate.  Which presidential candidate denounced a corrupt system dependent on the corrupt distribution of campaign money?  How about Steve Bullock https://stevebullock.com? As Montana’s Attorney General, Steve Bullock attempted to prevent the use of Citizen’s United against Montana’s 1912 law prohibiting corporate contributions to candidates and political parties. …

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