Skip to toolbar
 
HomeUncategorized8/11 Open thread. Primary day in Minnesota.

150
Leave a Reply

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
70 Comment threads
80 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
11 Comment authors
magsviewjcityboneOzoneTomwi62phatkhat Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
LieparDestin

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/511418-omar-seeks-to-fend-off-late-surge-from-primary-challenger

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is locked in a bitter primary battle against Antone Melton-Meaux as voters head to the polls in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District on Tuesday to decide whether the progressive lawmaker will serve a second term in office.

The biggest names in progressive and Democratic politics, from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), are backing Omar. The state Democratic Party is pulling out all the stops to support her, and Omar’s progressive allies are marshaling their resources to ensure she’s reelected.

Omar, who rose to national fame as part of the influential group of progressive women of color known as “the squad,” has emerged as a polarizing figure during her short time in Congress. That’s helped Melton-Meaux lock down some endorsements and fueled his astonishing fundraising numbers.

Melton-Meaux brought in more than $3.2 million last quarter, compared to $470,000 for Omar. Minnesota Democrats say he’s been blanketing the airwaves with ads and that their mailboxes have been stuffed with literature promoting his candidacy.

Those developments have forced Omar to go on offense against Melton-Meaux and defend herself against his attacks, pulling her into a primary fight that she would have preferred to avoid.

The race has gotten nasty and personal in the final stretch. Omar ran an attack ad against Melton-Meaux, a lawyer and mediator, alleging the legal firm he once worked for was “one of the worst union-busting law firms in the country.” The ad accuses Melton-Meaux of defending corporations “accused of mistreating workers and firing pregnant employees.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has been sending out mailers alleging that Melton-Meaux is “being propped up by Republican super PACs and GOP mega-donors who are threatened by our Squad’s collective power.”

Omar’s allies have pointed to reports that some of Melton-Meaux’s money has come from out-of-state Republicans eager to see her chased from office.

orlbucfan

If there is a heavy turnout, Omar will win decisively. Hey, LD!😊

LieparDestin

Hello Orl/all! Still on the new job grind and JD and I found an old cheap fixer upper motor home that we are gutting and renovating with hopes of escaping the coty and now Im feeling better so should be here more often to share news and share progress on our new rv project.

As we are completely clueless on all things carpentry, electrical and most everything else, it’s become quite the task but quite educational.

phatkhat

YouTube is your best friend! I’ve been doing all my own electrical, plumbing, etc. since forever. It’s daunting at first, but it isn’t all that hard, really.

LieparDestin

Im all over that! I could probably be considered a solar expert now if hours of youtube viewing on the subject counted towards the title.

We will have 500 watts of solar panels on the roof, looking to be able to go totally off grid for long periods.

magsview

That sounds really cool LD, all power to you, to use a bad pun! 🙂

magsview

Youtube videos can be very helpful. We’ve fixed all sorts of issues that way.

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

Lowkey continues to host excellent interviews on top.of all the other excellent work he does. This is great, not sure how I originally missed it.

Hoping for a chat with AOC next:

LieparDestin

I never really imagined how posting people like Lowkey a
and xiuhtezcatl would end up with these kind of interviews or panels long before anyone knew who they were in regards to their music messages but always saw the potential for overlap and glad that it’s happening with such knowledgeable, articulate and talented people.

magsview

It’s wonderful LD! Yayyyy

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Thanks, LD, for introducing me to Lowkey and Supaman and Mark Charles. I’ve learned a lot.

phatkhat

Mark Charles is awesome. I wish he had been able to get on the ballot here.