103120 Lens Letters #33 What should the Democrats do about the Federal Courts?

Joe Biden’s Commission should propose an expansion of the District Courts and the Circuit Courts of Appeals.

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Twenty-four Congressional races that could elect a President

The presidential election could be decided in the House of Representatives. These twenty-four races in nine delegations could make the difference.

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Women Candidates for Whom Donations Could Make a Difference

A reader asked. Can you put together a list of 30 candidates for the House of Representatives for whom donations would make a difference? Some Senate candidates, too?

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Political Note #246 Margaret Good FL CD 16

 Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. New York City's Constitution, October summary and worries for November Political Note #246   Margaret Good FL CD 16 2020                             General Election Resist the false start. Don’t begin: Margaret the Good versus the Evil Billionaire. This is politics, not a comic book. Margaret Good https://margaretgood.com/ has already defeated the son. In a special election in 2018, she defeated James Buchanan 52-47. She was reelected to FL HD 72 in November 51-49. This is a Republican district. 51-49. Now she is targeting the father, the Congressman from Sarasota. Vern Buchanan is the 8th…

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Political Note #201 Debbie Mucarsel-Powell FL CD 26

Debbie Mucarsel's mother left a prosperous, but apparently, dangerous life in Ecuador with her several daughters. An immigrant to California at age fourteen, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell would watch her mother work two jobs to keep going. She would watch her three older sisters become Americans. She would figure out what works in North America, what allows people to become successful.

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Political Note #171 Kristen Carlson FL CD 15

After graduating from the University of Florida and Stetson College of Law, Kristen Carlson worked as a prosecutor in Pasco County. After that, she worked for the Florida Department of Citrus in Lakeland as a Senior Attorney and General Counsel for 12 years. She left government work to head an orange juice trade association. That made her a lobbyist. Not a popular role these days, but good experience in learning how to get things done in Congress.

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Political Note #168 Andrew Gillum FL Governor

Andrew Gillum was President of the student body of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) -- an Historically Black University. He was elected to a one year term as a City Commissioner, then to a regular four year term after that. He was elected to two more four year terms after the first one. As a Commissioner, he focused on kids. He brought technology to youth and to the schools, opened a teen center, created a focus on restorative justice for youth, and supported the creation of a downtown park. He was elected Mayor with 76% of the vote.

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