Rick Scott refused to take the stage at a debate because opponent Charlie Crist brought a fan to his podium.
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Con Cons [Constitutional Conservatives] are prone to fear that voters who do not hew to their ideas of legitimate American governing norms are not legitimate voters.
"In some ways, the joke’s on [the GOP] because—voter suppression efforts notwithstanding—these voters do count."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous state.
It’s only been one year since Reagan-appointed Judge Richard Posner converted to the view that voter identification laws are tantamount to voter suppression. His change of heart has sparked a fiery judicial opinion against a ruling in favor Wisconsin’s voter ID law.
As TPM reported earlier this week, big money has been largely absent from the Kansas Senate race, but that looks to be changing. First, there was a report Thursday from CNN that the Koch brothers behemoth Americans for Prosperity would finally come to the aid of Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS). Now Politico is reporting that independent Greg Orman is getting a boost from independent-minded billionaires Peter Ackerman and John Burbank — and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering getting involved as well.
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Control of the U.S. Senate could be swung by a humble police officer in a Kentucky town of fewer than 10,000 who says he makes $35,000 a year, shares a car with his wife and is “just a guy.” Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson clocks in at 3 percent in the latest Bluegrass Poll, which may be enough to tilt the potentially decisive — and hotly contested — Kentucky race between Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who are 2 points apart.