091622 Political Note #504 The US Senate. Where the race stands.

There are enough good candidates here to create a substantial Democratic majority in the Senate. Will they?

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Political Note #458 Lucas Kunce Missouri US Senate

Check out the website: https://lenspoliticalnotes.com  Look at the recent Political Notes and Len’s Letters on the website Incumbents:   Consider Missouri and its neighbors.  Missouri is south of Iowa, north of Arkansas, and east of Kansas.  It is also west of the southern part of Illinois, but Illinois’s statewide voting is dominated by Chicagoland.  Think of Missouri and the three neighbors – Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas – as a region.  Those four states have 8 Senators and 20 Representatives and some competitive contests.  All four states are Republican, but Kansas and Iowa are showing hints of purple.  Here are competitive races in…

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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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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 #317 Rich Finneran Missouri Attorney General

Rich Finneran's plan for Missouri is to “restore the integrity of the attorney general’s office” by withdrawing from the suit against ACA, by ending the implausible lawsuit against China for its responsibility for the coronavirus, and by combatting explicit and implicit bias throughout the state.

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Political Note #255   Nicole Galloway Missouri Governor

Look at the recent Daily Bits on the website. Super delegates. President Whack a Mole. 2020               General Election “Politics ain’t beanbag.” Not in Missouri. Nicole Galloway https://nicolegalloway.com/ is Missouri’s State Auditor. She is running for Governor. Missouri’s politics of the last few years provides a context for her current job and her candidacy. She became State Auditor after the previous elected State Auditor, Tom Schweich, committed suicide during his campaign for Governor. A Republican, the reports were that he was distressed by a “whispering campaign” claiming that he was Jewish. An Episcopalian, he did, apparently, have a Jewish paternal grandfather.…

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Political Note #9 Claire McCaskill MO US Senate

Claire McCaskill is the incumbent senior Senator from Missouri and is seeking her third term as Senator. She is a moderate Democrat Senator McCaskill has had a particular interest in the military in the Senate -- advocating for veteran's services and also criticizing wasteful spending by the armed services. She is the ranking member of the Homeland Security committee and described Donald Trump's initial immigrant ban as based on bias and ungrounded fears.

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