POLITICS 11/06/2018 11:00 pm ET Updated 24 minutes ago Republicans attacked Delgado over his brief career as a rapper. It didn't stop him from a historic victory. By Travis Waldron 1.7k Republicans ran racist attack ad after racist attack ad against Antonio Delgado, a Rhodes Scholar and first-time Democratic candidate vying to upset GOP Rep. John Faso in New York’s 19th Congressional District. It didn’t work. Delgado defeated Faso, a freshman House member, in Tuesday’s election, according to CNN and NBC. He will become the first non-white person to represent the Hudson Valley district in Congress. The race was among the most closely watched in the Democratic bid to flip 23 GOP seats to gain control of the House. Both parties invested heavily in the district, which supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race but was carried by former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Delgado earned a Rhodes scholarship to the … [Read more...] about Racist GOP Campaign Fails As Democrat Antonio Delgado Wins Key N.Y. House Race
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With just over a month before Election Day, Democrats are more likely to regain the majority in the House of Representatives than not. The most recent CBS Battleground Tracker model shows that Democrats are on track to win some 224 seats in the House, which would give them control of the 435-seat chamber. Because every member in the House is up for re-election, there's not exactly a definitive guide to the most important campaigns. There are several interesting races that could determine the balance of the lower chamber, but aren't necessarily the only ones to watch. Here's a rundown of some of the most interesting House races being followed by the CBS Battleground Tracker, and why they matter: Colorado's 6th Congressional District Republican candidate: Mike Coffman (incumbent) Democratic candidate: Jason Crow Rep. Mike Coffman, who was first elected to Congress in 2008, has tried to highlight his independent streak in recent years. Redistricting in 2012 more … [Read more...] about The races that could decide who controls the House
Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg Published 8:35 am PDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 A fierce battle over a handful of congressional seats in the Southern California bastion of Republicanism could determine both the GOP's future in the state and the outcome of the national battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Orange County, a region of 3.1 million people just south of Los Angeles, has long been the ideological center of California conservatism. But it's been undergoing some of the same demographic shifts that have realigned the politics of other regions of the country. The changes are reflected in the Republican and Democratic candidates competing in one of the most closely watched U.S. House races in the country: a 55-year-old immigrant who would be the first Korean-American woman to serve in Congress is running against a 47-year-old Latino lottery winner and U.S. Navy veteran. Young Kim, an aide to retiring Republican Representative Ed Royce, faces … [Read more...] about Battle for House control runs through California’s Orange County
FILE – In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark is honored at halftime of an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in San Francisco. Clark stands near the spot where he made a catch so famous it is referred to as “The Catch.” Clark says he has Lou Gehrigís disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness. Clark announced Sunday, March 19, 2017. on Twitter that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks cells that control muscles. Clark linked to a post on his personal blog detailing his ALS diagnosis, but the site crashed Sunday night, apparently from an overflow of traffic. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File) Portrait: Producer Julia Hutton of Hawaii holds on May 21, 2018, two of the VHS cassette tapes featuring oral histories recorded in 1990 of former 49ers, such as Y.A. Tittle, for an ALS fundraising project that has been resurrected. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area … [Read more...] about Long before Dwight Clark, three forgotten 49ers perished from ALS
close Video Pennsylvania, Idaho, Nebraska and Oregon hold primaries Ballotpedia editor-in-chief Scott Rasmussen comments on the march to the midterms. **Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** WHO’S GOT A FRIEND IN PENNSYLVANIA? There’s a reason that the most important street in Washington, D.C. is named Pennsylvania Avenue. Aside from being the “Keystone” that held together the span of new states, Pennsylvania had also been home to the largest city and the greatest concentration of wealth, thanks in large part to its abundant fields and forests. Naming the main drag in Washington for Pennsylvania was a sign of respect and probably intended as some consolation for losing the capital to a swampy barren by the Potomac River. Though New York would supplant Pennsylvania as the largest and most powerful state, Pennsylvania’s political significance was enormous until only recently. Until the … [Read more...] about Who’s got a friend in Pennsylvania?