2018 Election: Ted Cruz Opponent, Pelosi Hurting Dem's, & WV Gov Jim Justice

August 8, 2017

 On today's show, we look at 2018 election news and talk strategy. Texas Democrat Rep. Beto O'Rourke is seeking to take on Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat. The El Paso populist out raised the Republican Senator in the second quarter of 2017. The candidate launched his long shot run with the promise of not taking super PAC money and a self-imposed term limit. We also talk about how Rep. Nancy Pelosi is still a dividing figure in her own party. We talk about a very long write up on the matter in the McClatchyDC.

 

WV governor Jim Justice switched to the Republican party at a campaign party. The long time conservative Democrat announced this at a Trump campaign rally. Finally, we talk about the Democratic, moderate Amy McGrath who is taking on Rep. Andy Barr in Kentucky's sixth district. The political novice serves as an example of the democrats new strategy to take Republican house seats by running military veterans. The clips we show highlights some of the downsides of this strategy in the Trump era. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show notes: 

 

Sen. Ted Cruz vs Rep. Beto O'Rourke : https://www.texastribune.org/2017/07/13/beto-orourke-posts-2-million-fundraising/

 

Rep. Nancy Pelosi : http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article165213507.html

 

WV Gov Justice changes party: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/03/us/politics/west-virginia-governor-to-switch-from-democrat-to-republican-trump.html

 

Amy McGrath Campaign Ad: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article164697202.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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