Election 2018

Trump says, without proof, that Mueller team will meddle in midterm elections


Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump alleged Tuesday — without providing any evidence — that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will meddle in the midterm elections to benefit Democrats.
via Trump says, without proof, that Mueller team will meddle in midterm elections
In Trumpland, anything good is the result of his being perfect; anything bad is the result of grand conspiracies against him. Nothing is ever his fault.

Moderates Go Down In Key House Primaries As National Democrats Fret

A trio of moderate Democrats went down to more liberal opponents Tuesday night in key House primaries, the latest skirmishes…
Moderates Go Down In Key House Primaries As National Democrats Fret

This is the most underreported story of the 2018 election cycle. DCCC backed moderates are being pushed out by more liberal candidates. State and local party committees are being restaffed by more liberal staff.

Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn


WASHINGTON — Russia is already meddling in the midterm elections this year, the top American intelligence officials said on Tuesday, warning that Moscow is using a digital strategy to worsen the country’s political and social divisions.
via Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn
This did not get the coverage it should have.

Establishment Republicans mystified by their base should look at Ed Gillespie’s campaign

Establishment Republicans mystified by their base should look at Ed Gillespie’s campaign:

polls in Virginia have been surprisingly close, and the key campaign theme for Gillespie has been an unhinged allegation that electing Northam governor will lead to Virginia’s citizens being terrorized by the Salvadoran gang MS-13.

It sounds too stupid to be true, but the brutal reality is that, per the Washington Post, “Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie has released four ads” — four, not one — “that try to tie his Democratic rival for governor, Ralph Northam, to MS-13 gang violence.”

Just lies on top of lies. No shock here.