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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Political Note #332 The Campaign for the Senate

Can Democrats complete this cycle with a 56-44 US Senate majority?

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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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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 #257  Abby Finkenauer IA CD 01

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Bill Clinton’s Trial in the Senate 2020                                                         General Election Iowa used to be a man’s world. In 2014, Republican Joni Ernst was elected to the US Senate. She was the first woman to be elected to either branch of Congress from Iowa.  After the 2016 election, Joni Ernst was still the only woman representing Iowa. In 2018, the Republican incumbent (by way of the Governor having resigned) Kim Reynolds was elected in her own right, bringing transformation to the Iowa State House. Democrats joined that transformation in…

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