midterm elections

February 17, 2022

WATCH: Senate Candidate Burns Confederate Flag

A U.S. Senate candidate in Louisiana has once again captured national attention over his provocative campaign ads.

Democratic candidate Gary Chambers, who went viral last month for smoking a blunt in a campaign ad, burned a Confederate flag in his latest video.

In the video titled “Scars and Bars,” Chambers wears a camouflage jacket and cites the famous line from the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

He pins a Confederate flag on a clothesline and ignites it with a lighter.

While he watches the flag burn, Chambers argues that “remnants of the Confederacy remain” in the South, mentioning gerrymandered districts and restrictive voting laws as its “byproducts.”

“The attacks against Black people, our right to vote and participate in this democracy, are methodical,” he says.

“Our system isn’t broken. It’s designed to do exactly what it’s doing, which is producing measurable inequity.”

“It’s time to burn what remains of the Confederacy down,” he says.

“I do believe the South will rise again, but this time it will be on our terms.”

Chambers, 36, looks to unseat Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) in the upcoming midterm election.


Senate candidate who smoked blunt in ad burns Confederate flag in latest spot

February 17, 2022

Poll: Dr. Oz Leads By Landslide

Dr. Mehmet Oz leads the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary by a wide margin, according to a new poll.

The Trafalgar Group’s poll shows Oz with 27.4% of the vote — nearly 14 points ahead of the other GOP candidates.

Oz has noted that his celebrity helps boost his popularity across the political spectrum.

“People know who I am,” Oz said. “I’ve been in your living room every day for 13 years.”

When asked who they would vote for if the 2022 Senate Republican primary were held tomorrow, the second most popular choice among participants was “undecided/wouldn’t vote,” with 21.6%.

The poll included 1,070 participants between Feb. 1-4. Results indicated a margin of error of 2.99 percentage points.


Dr. Oz takes strong lead in tough Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary: Poll

February 14, 2022

GOP Senate Candidate’s Gunslinging Ad Sparks Outcry

Arizona Senate candidate Jim Lamon sparked outrage with a new campaign ad depicting an armed “showdown” with President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ).

Lamon is dressed like a sheriff in the old West in the ad. He approaches three actors in cowboy costumes portraying Biden, Pelosi, and Kelly.

“The good people of Arizona have had enough of you. It’s time for a showdown,” Lamon says in the ad.

The three Democratic “cowboys” approach with guns, and Lamon shoots at their weapons, disarming them and prompting them to run away.

The ad sparked a backlash from critics, who pointed out that Kelly’s wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), was shot during an assassination attempt in 2011.

Giffords suffered a severe brain injury and has become a prominent advocate for gun control.

Shannon Watts, the founder of the gun control group Moms Demand Action, tweeted: “DISGUSTING: Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot and seriously wounded 10 years ago. Her husband’s Republican US Senate opponent, [Jim Lamon], just put out an ad in which he shoots Mark Kelly and other Democrat leaders.”

Brian Murray, former executive director of the Arizona Republican Party, said the ad was Lamon’s “most pathetic” yet.

“I think when he loses he should start producing used car commercials. He’s perfect for that, and that ain’t no bull!”

Lamon pushed back against the criticism, calling it “feigned outrage.”

“Left wing snowflakes can’t stand the fact that, for once, AZ will have a Senator who will shoot straight with them & stop cowering to Biden,” Lamon tweeted.

“Their feigned outrage over our new Super Bowl ad came right on cue—but I won’t be backing down.”


Jim Lamon Mocks Outrage Over Super Bowl Ad Where He Shoots at Joe Biden

February 9, 2022

Manchin Crosses Party Lines with Official Endorsement

Sen. Joe Manchin crossed party lines with an official endorsement of Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in her bid for re-election.

“I’m endorsing my dear friend Lisa Murkowski,” Manchin said during an interview with CNN’s State of the Union.

“Alaska could only be so lucky to have her continue to serve them.”

Manchin said it’s “hypocritical” that lawmakers “work with a person day in and day out, and then, when they’re in cycle, you’re supposed to be against them because they have an R or a D by their name.”

“If these are good people I have worked with, we have accomplished a lot, why in the world wouldn’t I want to work with them and continue to work with them?”

“It doesn’t matter whether I’m a Democrat and they’re Republican, or vice versa. They have been my dear friends, and we get a lot accomplished. And we — I think the country has fared better with us working together than not,” he added.

If Murkowski is victorious in the midterms, she will enter her fourth full term in office.


Manchin crosses party lines in officially endorsing Murkowski

August 20, 2021

McCarthy sets sights on regaining House majority

House Minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is leading the charge to regain the chamber’s majority in the 2022 midterm elections. McCarthy points to the retirement of Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) as a potentially pivotal moment.

“When you sit back and you look and you want to pinpoint when was the bellwether, when was the moment in time that you truly felt that you knew that the majority was in play and you had the capability of winning – when Ron Kind said that he was retiring,” McCarthy said.

The GOP needs to regain five seats to obtain the House majority they lost in the 2018 midterms. McCarthy believes that more House Democrats will soon retire.

“Once you get past Thanksgiving and members go home, and they’re Democrats and they’ve been challenged before and they’re going to get beat up, Congress is not that great,” he said. “They’ve got new lines where they have to go meet new people and they’re still going to have the White House. They’re going to make a decision to retire, that’s the best time so they can go get another job. When we get that retirement number up higher, into double-digit figures, the whole thing becomes a different play.”

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