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Marjorie Taylor Greene just won her primary with 69% of the vote

How batshit-crazy is her district?

https://news.yahoo.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-wins-gop-nod-for-2nd-term-in-congress-013201720.html

Marjorie Taylor Greene wins GOP nod for 2nd term in Congress

Source: Yahoo! News

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has made a name in Washington pushing hard-right conspiracy theories, easily won her party’s nomination for Congress on Tuesday. The Associated Press called the race just over an hour after polls closed. With 99% of the vote reported, Greene had 69% of the vote.

Voters picked Greene, commonly known by her initials, MTG, over her Republican challengers, including health care executive Jennifer Strahan. Strahan received 17% of the vote on Tuesday.

Greene will face off against a Democratic challenger in the heavily Republican 14th Congressional District, which includes the exurbs of Atlanta and a rural northwest swath of Georgia.

An effort to remove Greene from the ballot for her role in former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss, but a state judge determined that Greene’s opponents lacked enough evidence to prove she had “engaged in insurrection.”

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-wins-gop-nod-for-2nd-term-in-congress-013201720.html



This seemed to have slipped under the radar on Primary Day...

Katie Britt, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama Senate runoff

Source: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a June runoff between Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who overcame losing former President Donald Trump’s endorsement to remain a contender for the GOP nomination.

The candidates are seeking the Senate seat now held by U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring. Britt is Shelby’s former chief of staff and the former leader of the Business Council of Alabama. Brooks is a six-term congressman from north Alabama.

The two edged out Mike Durant, a businessman best known as the helicopter pilot shot down and held captive in the events chronicled in “Black Hawk Down,” to advance to a June 21 runoff, which is required when no candidate captures more than 50% of the initial vote.

“It is clear tonight that Alabamians want new blood. They want someone to go to Washington, D.C., and shake it up. It is clear that they want a true Christian conservative Republican who will lead on the America first agenda and doesn’t just talk about it but knows how to actually get something done,” Britt told supporters gathered in Montgomery.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/2022-alabama-senate-primary-7ced0db0eba85c701ecfe098a2a1a47d



Dave Wasserman quote on congressional maps:

https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1529075067749076992

Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court’s police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work.

Her most public role was supposed to be in the courtroom, where the Marshal bangs a gavel and announces the entrance of the court’s nine justices. Her brief script includes “Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!” — meaning “hear ye” — and concludes, “God save the United States and this Honorable Court.”

Earlier this month, however, Curley was handed a bombshell of an assignment, overseeing an unprecedented breach of Supreme Court secrecy, the leak of a draft opinion and apparent votes in a major abortion case. Leaks to Politico suggest that the court seems ready to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that women have a constitutional right to abortion. That has sparked protests and round-the-clock security at justices’ homes,demonstrations at the court and concerns about violence following the court’s ultimate decision.

People who know Curley, 53, described the former Army colonel and military lawyer as possessing the right temperament for a highly charged leak investigation: smart, private, apolitical and unlikely to be intimidated.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/supreme-court-leak-investigation-gail-curley-48623ac2a3bafe36f39bbf5f68257dbf



Dave Wasserman quote on Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)

Ugg...

https://twitter.com/Redistrict/status/1528026018212093952

New York judge approves congressional map, throwing Democrats into disarray

Source: Reuters

May 21 (Reuters) - A New York judge approved a new congressional map that pits two veteran Democratic incumbents against one another and boosts Republican odds of capturing more seats in November's midterm elections, further endangering Democrats' fragile U.S. House majority.

Justice Patrick McAllister, a judge in rural Steuben County, signed off on the map just before midnight on Friday, weeks after New York's top court ruled that the redistricting plan passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature was unconstitutionally manipulated to benefit the party.

The Democratic map would likely have given the party control of 22 of the state's 26 congressional seats this fall, serving to counterbalance similarly partisan maps passed in Republican-dominated states such as Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Republicans need to flip only five seats in November to win a majority in the House, which would enable them to block much of President Joe Biden's agenda.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-judge-approves-congressional-map-throwing-democrats-into-disarray-2022-05-21/

Predict It currently has Oz 89 to 11 as the favorite over McCormick

Not sure what this means, but they have been pretty accurate.

https://www.predictit.org/markets/detail/7129/Who-will-win-the-2022-Pennsylvania-Republican-Senate-nomination

Let's channel our inner Wasserman: Who's position would you rather be in, Oz's or McCormick's?

Just like Dave Wasserman likes to not only analyze who's ahead but also where the remaining votes will come from and who the mail-ins will favor, who do you think has the edge?

Here's where it stands for the past 20 hours or so, with 98% reporting:

Oz 416,785 31.2%
McCormick 415,545 31.1%

Has the guy who says "I've seen enough" said anything about the PA Senate race yet?

Can't remember his name, but he always calls races before everyone else does. He's always right too, and always says his signature "I've seen enough."
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