Georgia’s Senate race should be a shoo-in for the GOP, but the party might nominate a candidate too extreme to win. Is this the next Todd Akin state?
MACON, Ga. – 2014 is a Republican year. The party has the map, the candidates, and the money to finally retake the Senate after blowing the last two tries by nominating weak ultra-conservative candidates in critical races. And there’s no way that’s happening again, right?
Not if Georgia has anything to say about it.
The solid red state is shaping up as a key boost to Democratic hopes of retaining the Senate thanks to a GOP primary field both sides believe could produce a nominee too hobbled, too extreme, or too gaffe-prone to win in November.
The candidate causing the biggest headache is Paul Broun, a four-term GOP congressman who opposes abortion without exception, thinks the Big Bang and evolution are “lies straight from the pit of hell,” (gravity waves be damned), and likened President Obama to Hitler and Karl Marx before he was even inaugurated. […]
(Wednesday) the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of HB 1170, a bill to abolish the death penalty, by a vote of 225-104.
The New Hampshire legislature passed repeal measures two other times—in 2000 when it passed in both chambers but was vetoed by the governor, and in 2009 when it was passed in the House but failed to get support in the Senate. We’re hopeful that the third time is the charm! […]
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
PS-The bill will now go on to the Senate for consideration. If you live in New Hampshire, please contact your Senator now to express your support for repeal! If you live elsewhere but have friends or family in New Hampshire, please share this message with them as well.
New polling from ABC News-Fusion reveals a startling partisan divide on whether there should be more women in the House and Senate.
Just 23 percent of Republicans surveyed in the poll agreed that “it would be a good thing if more women were elected to Congress.” Meanwhile, 60 percent of Democrats agreed with the statement.
Also interesting was that 68 percent of Democrats agreed that “women have fewer opportunities than men in the workplace,” while just 38 percent of Republicans think that.
The worldviews on display here are starkly disparate: Republicans of both genders are likely to believe women have already achieved equal footing with men and that it doesn’t matter if they are elected to Congress. Democrats, meanwhile, believe both that women have fewer opportunities than men and that it’s important for them to be elected to Congress. […]