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Unaffiliated voter numbers surge leading up to primaries

GOP talks on immigration focus on ‘bridge’ for Dreamers Greg Nash
Bennie Garza | 10 June, 2018, 20:45

The dynamic followed a trend from recent primaries in other states, indicating that while Trump is enjoying unwavering sway in the Republican party and among conservative voters, his controversial policies are sparking a strong backlash from Democratic voters and independents. They are counting on a "Blue Wave" to sweep them into power, saying that the Resist anti-Trump movement will bring their party to the polls. "But there's a lot of great ideas and certainly, I think leadership will go from here to try to boil that down into more of a legislative framework for everybody".

That number is up from a 7 percent margin in April.

"I originally thought that border security would actually be easier - and I think at the end of the day, it will - but I think now that we are getting down to the fine points of what border security means, it is going to require some further debates", he said, including how border security is defined and how to ensure that the number of immigrants in the USA illegally doesn't continue to rise.

Congress has been unable to replace the DACA program, much less agree on a comprehensive immigration reform, due to Republicans' inability to unite and the Democrats' strident opposition to virtually anything Trump supports.

"Great night for Republicans!" But some centrist Republicans did, as they continued to press - against Ryan's will - a rare procedure to force House votes on immigration legislation, including a bill mainly supported by Democrats. It is obvious that both the Democratic and Republican Parties would love to return to a blanket primary, although the Libertarian Party would probably opt for a convention.

Judging by Menendez's tepid primary performance on Tuesday against an unknown and unfunded challenger, Hugin's strategy appears to have a chance of working.

The movement to encourage more women to run for office was evident on the day after Mr Trump's inauguration, when the women's march on Washington drew the largest single-day protest crowd in United States history.

"The Democratic Party had feared disaster in California, where a quirky "jungle primary" gives the November ballot to the top two finishers, regardless of party", the Times reported.

"So there's quite a bit of concern that this would backfire and that congressional districts that would elect a Democrat in the end would be given only the choice of Republicans".

Democrats had hoped that the "jungle primary" held on Tuesday in California and its 53 Congressional districts might keep Republicans off the ballot in the 14 seats they now hold, but that hope did not pan out, as Republicans placed in the top two finishers who qualify for the November ballot in all of those districts. In metro Richmond, three congressional district primaries are being contested.

Democrat and venture capital executive Josh Harder held a narrow edge in a central Californiadistrict over Republican Ted Howze, a long-time local government official.

California Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox won a chance to face Democrat Gavin Newsom in November.

At a late May campaign rally for Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker. The eight-term congressman (she's reportedly directed that she prefers the term congressman to congresswoman, in the interest of avoiding political correctness) has fought against abortion and for fiscal responsibility.

That nine-point lead is up from the five-point lead Democrats held in March, the last time Fox News surveyed voters on the matter.

In 2010, with Barack Obama at 45.4 percent job approval, the damage was even worse: Democrats lost a devastating 63 seats in the House. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) at the home of Jeff Shell, with other co-hosts including J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg. When you take that 5 percent and add it to 44.4 percent Democratic voters, 25.5 percent decline-to-state voters, and 25.1 percent Republican voters, the grand total is 100 percent of registered voters.

"Most elections come down to how do people feel about their pocketbook", said Rotterman.

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