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Benny

Here’s Ned Lamont. Looks a bit different from 2006. 🙂

Mags I hope will give us the low down on the races in CT.

First results expected around 8:25 ET.

https://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/connecticut/

magsview

Very early, but Lamont looking good re: the primary. Here’s with just 3% in:

(Needless to say, Ganim is a crook, and most ppl know that by now.)

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Benny

Mags, what’s the story on Ganim?

magsview

Ganim is ethically-challenged. Am I allowed to say that?

Here’s a taste of the ex-mayor of Bridgeport who did time for 7 years, came out of prison and got re-elected in 2015…somehow.

First elected mayor in 1991, Ganim ran the city until 2003, when he was convicted of 16 counts of racketeering, extortion and bribery — crimes that allowed him a taste of a millionaire’s lifestyle: fancy meals, custom-made shirts, cases of fine wine, improvements to Ganim’s house and other luxuries.

As reported in 2001, Ganim received a $250,000 loan from his father to pay for his legal defense. Then, following the mayor’s conviction, the elder Ganim bought his son’s Bridgeport home for $302,500 and quickly sold it for $605,000.

There are more sordid details here.

Benny

Now that’s a wrap! Thanks for the info, Mags!

orlbucfan

Wow.

Benny

She already won her primary, but I like seeing her tweets and interviews.

magsview

I like Jayapal a lot.

orlbucfan

WA State is civilized. Wish Floridumb was.

orlbucfan

Hey TPW Birdies. Vetwife has got a diary up right now at TOP. She is raising holy h3ll over all the crap and insults we progressive Floridians endure. You all get over there and give her a T and R!1 She is super good people!!

magsview

I went there, to DK, for you, a good diary, am glad that you, and your fellow Floridians, were able to get some of that out of your system. It’s really unfair how many pre-conceived ideas you have to deal with.

Some of the hardest-working progs I see on twitter are out of Florida. There’s obviously a ton of corruption there! So, it’s very challenging.

orlbucfan

Okay, where is wi60? We need a boots-on-the-ground report from WI. T and R, humphrey!!!!

magsview

Hang in there, polls there don’t close til 9pm our time?

I wonder if wi60 has any idea of the anticipation here about his thoughts on today’s going on? Been seeing tons of references!

wi61

Results should trickle in around 915 or so CDT

wi61

Hello TPW land, late day at work and just got back from voting, decent turnout in my ward a little above average, going to scour the local papers for any turnout info and get on a web site to track the results. I post some more info in a little bit–polls close 8pm CDT

magsview

There you are! Am just catching up & just saw you. Many mentions of hoping that you’d pipe in. (fistbump)

orlbucfan

Upraised fist–Hey wi60–upraised fist! Vetwife over at TOP wrote an angry, eloquent diary blasting the insults thrown at Floridians. I added a lot of supportive commentary. You ought to see all the comments I’m getting. LOL. Rooting for longshot Cathy Meyers. Scott Walker needs to be history just like Sick Rott.

Benny

I was there to T & R comments.

Humphrey gets ponies too!

wi61

no kidding!!!!!!

wi61

Settled in now first Wi, Primary is a partisan primary meaning you can only vote for one party.
Absentee ballots at almost 100,000 way ahead from 2014, Milwaukee and Madison are ahead of the 2014 primaries as far as turnout goes. In my district other than the Dem Gov race not much to vote on though I made it the year of the Woman and voted for the ladies when ever I could (Dems of course) and turn out is above average but probably for the Vuikmir -Nicholson race as i’m surrounded by retired R Boomers. Mahlon Mitchell, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association, has the support of California Sen. Kamala Harris, and Kelda Helen Roys, a former state Assembly member, has the backing of New York’s Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (and Wisconsin’s most famed indie band, Bon Iver). State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (who has run in a Democratic gubernatorial primary before but pulled out as she was in a serious car accident in 2014 during the primary) and political activist Mike McCabe have also gotten progressive support. Even though Tony Evers had the polling lead going in a surprise could happen tonight. I’ll put up some totals as the updates happen should be wrapped up by 1000pm CDT

wi61

As of 4pm Madison is crushing turnout from the 2014 primary(28,000) its over 42,000 about the same as the WISC race in 2016 so I would say momentum by the Dems hasn’t waivered. Since this is a primary as lot of uncontested races on both sides so its a few districts and the Dem Gov race R senate race that’s driving turnout

magsview

Looks good for Jahana Hayes in CT (a good thing I think) to replace the resigning Elizabeth Esty in the House, but I’m disappointed on the Lt Gov race-it looks like Susan Bysiewicz will carry the day over my preferred candidate Eva Zimmerman.

But there’s always a silver lining (I say) and that outcome would hopefully make the Lamont ticket stronger (as Susan is who he allied with, hopefully not selling his soul in the process). And with the outgoing Malloy, Lamont will need every edge he can get.

Lamont (for CT Governor)’s opponent on the Repub side is a uncertain at this point, it’s a very active race right now as the results come in. A guy named Stefanowski started out strong, but now my mayor, Mark Boughton is almost neck-in-neck. I do worry about this race. It affects me directly & I really need Lamont to win. But Malloy has hurt his chances greatly.

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Benny

jcitybone

I guess that Chamber of Commerce wasn’t so helpful in a Dem primary. Impressive victory for Hayes.

Benny

In other primary news…

This smells rotten.

magsview

That Kobach is one grinning jackass!

orlbucfan

So, Kansas will elect a Democratic governor. Kobach seals it. Colyer was a better candidate regarding the voters.

jcitybone

Well Kobach is probably the easier one for the Dem to beat.

wi61

And were off– the way to early totals
McCabe and Mitchell virtually tied at 1960 Evers at 1100

Vukmir ahead by 300( winner gets Baldwin)

Bryce 67 Meyers 57 –1 precenct in

wi61

Wisconsin Governor Democratic Primary

Updated Aug 14, 2018, 8:18pm
Candidate Votes Percent

Mike McCabe 1,962 25%
Mahlon Mitchell 1,962 25%
Kelda Roys 1,589 20%
Tony Evers 1,095 13%
Other 1,223 15%

Baldwins oppounent
Wisconsin Senate Republican Primary

Updated Aug 14, 2018, 8:20pm
Candidate Votes Percent
Leah Vukmir 2,577 62% (Walkers no 1 hench woman)
Kevin Nicholson 1,379 33%

Benny

jcitybone

Ellison is running away with the race in the early vote. 54% with 23% of the vote counted.

Benny

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wi61

Wisconsin Governor Democratic Primary

Tony Evers 44,160 35%
Mahlon Mitchell 36,574 29%

Wisconsin US House District 1 Democratic Primary

Updated Aug 14, 2018, 8:34pm

Randy Bryce 9,348 59%
Cathy Myers 6,460 40%

wi61

Lyin Ryan’s hand picked candidate-Steil will face Bryce (and his baggage) most likely

orlbucfan

GOPukes will probably win again. Bryce has too much loser baggage. I hope I am wrong in Nov.

wi61

I agree Bernie made the wrong call in backing him especially with his baggage.

wi61

Called for Evers (Gov) and Bryce—Good news bad news from my stand point.
And Baldwin vs Vukmir for senate

Benny

Bernie Sanders Wins Democratic Nomination for Vermont Senate Seat

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont easily won his state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, all but guaranteeing his re-election in November. But Mr. Sanders is expected to snub the party that he sought to represent in the 2016 presidential election: A self-described democratic socialist, he plans to reject the nomination and run instead as an independent, according to advisers.
Mr. Sanders followed this course in his Senate races in 2006 and 2012. By winning the Democratic nomination, he effectively prevented the party from putting another name on the November ballot, and many Democratic leaders and voters supported him in November elections regardless of him not running on the party line.

snip (now read for the tone below)

Mr. Sanders, a favorite of progressive grass-roots voters, has made a ritual of refusing to run on the Democratic line in Vermont: He seeks the party’s nomination in order to block any rival from winning it, but then turns it down to protect the image of independence that he cherishes. But his refusal to call himself a Democrat was grating to many Hillary Clinton supporters and others in the party during his 2016 run for president.
By doing the same this year as he travels the country campaigning for insurgent liberal Democrats, Mr. Sanders is likely to face fresh criticism from Democrats that he is effectively borrowing their line on the ballot to advance himself and candidates like him who have little allegiance to the party.

snip

Then to make this a triple run…

The “democratic socialist” label that Mr. Sanders popularized during his 2016 campaign has only gained prominence since, with the rise of candidates who are now embracing it, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat a powerful New York Democrat in a House primary, and Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York.

Many Democrats fear that any connection to socialism — no matter how superficial — will be damaging with voters who will be turned off by an ideology they associate with radicalism. Those fissures within the party over the wisdom of courting the hard left were a factor in other races on Tuesday.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/politics/primary-results-minnesota-wisconsin.html

Notice the URL. That means that “developing” headline on the FP where it is now is likely to change.

Additionally, there is no mention of progressives being annoyed with the DNC for reversing its position in accepting big donations from oil and gas companies. I noticed the All In guest host didn’t ask Bernie about that nor about Keith Ellison.

TheLeftistheCenter

I like this part:

“Many Democrats fear that any connection to socialism – no matter how superficial — will be damaging with voters who will be turned off by an ideology they associate with radicalism”

Then he wins by like 90% lol

Benny

Awesome! She, Pramila, Rashida, and AOC are gonna be the faces of the Progressive Caucus.

Benny

Benny

3rd Justice Dem to win.

Benny

Clintonistas at TOP will be disappointed.

Benny

Keith Pulled It Out for the MN AG Race.

Attorney General
Democratic Primary
Candidate
Vote
Pct.

Keith Ellison
145,594
53.5%

Debra Hilstrom
44,639
16.4

Matt Pelikan
30,247
11.1

Others
51,613
19.0

272,093 votes, 31% reporting (1,265 of 4,112 precincts)

polarbear4

Thank you, birdies! Mostly encouraging results and some downright wonderful!!!!

orlbucfan

Good news, wi60. Scott Walker will be history in 3 months. Hopefully, FL will be similar.

wi61

I’m out as well for the night, now the AD’s really begin and I’ll chime in with some Wi update’s as we proceed to the Nov election. That’s if you guys don’t beat me to it?? As you see I usually get on the site early evening due to late work sked AND cant post anything from work–Rules. Not much gets by this group– Been fun tonight!!!!

magsview

Thank you everyone! Mostly good, some we’ll see. I’ll be there will be plenty of triangulating by tomorrow. See you then! 🙂

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