Nebraska’s next U.S. senator will be a woman with ties to agriculture and agribusiness, Republican U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer or Democrat Jane Raybould.Fischer steamrolled a crowded and sometimes feisty Republican primary field Tuesday largely without engaging her underfunded challengers. Her main opponent in this fall’s general election, Raybould, a Lincoln City Councilwoman, did much of the same to a group of poorly funded Democrats.Both campaigns spent much of the run-up to Tuesday’s primaries highlighting differences with each another, including abortion, tax cuts and trade.Lincoln tech entrepreneur Todd Watson was Fischer's closest opponent in early voting, which was expected. He campaigned hard across the state.On the Democratic side, Omaha baker Chris Janicek was the closest challenger early to Raybould.For complete coverage, go to omaha.com/election. … [Read more...] about Sen. Deb Fischer will face Jane Raybould in general election; both have ties to agriculture
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PPP supremo says Imran Khan’s dream to become PM to remain unfulfilled 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Recommended Stories Zardari sees no need to interveneSays the PPP's recommended names for caretaker PM include that of a businessman and a former foreign secretaryAlliance with Imran Khan after elections on the cards: Asif ZardariPPP stalwart says his party can either be in the treasury or on opposition benches after the general electionsPPP to not play petty politics over FATA issue, says Asif Ali ZardariImran has no vision, no policy or manifesto and he talks nonsense, says Bilawal … [Read more...] about No party will gain majority in upcoming general elections: Zardari
FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he will give the Republic's government "space" this year, as he resisted calls to end his party's confidence and supply arrangement with Fine Gael.Mr Martin told delegates at the Fianna Fáil ard fheis in Dublin's Citywest Hotel on Saturday that he would not force a general election this year.In a speech that levied criticism at the minority government, Mr Martin insisted the uncertainty over Brexit meant an election was off the table for 2019."Forming an election today would see us spend up to four months both campaigning and forming a government," he said."Nobody who genuinely has Ireland's interests at heart could tolerate this. The price of playing politics with Brexit would be felt by the Irish people in fewer jobs, lower saleries, less money for schools, hospitals, and pensions."Mr Martin's support for the confidence and supply arrangement - which was renewed last autumn - follows "vigourous debates" within Fianna Fáil … [Read more...] about Brexit uncertainty prompts Martin to rule out forcing a general election
The UK’s next General Election will be on 7 May 2015, and with neither the Conservatives nor Labour having a clear lead in the opinion polls, the outcome is difficult to predict (see our earlier post on this topic). Ordinarily, the economy is the key battleground topic for General Elections, but recent polls suggest that immigration will also be a crucial topic. In particular, polling by YouGov showed immigration as the most important issue for the electorate between May to December 2014, save for on three occasions when tied with the economy (see item 4 of here). This blog post considers the issue of immigration in the context of the 2015 General Election, and how this issue is inextricably linked with the UK’s relationship with the European Union. Attitudes about immigration are complex, influenced by various factors including the individuals polled and the type of immigration considered. For example, … [Read more...] about UK General Election — A Question of Immigration?
The Prime Minister of the UK has unexpectedly announced that she intends to hold a General Election on 8 June.Theresa May had repeatedly denied that she had intended to do so. She announced that she had changed her mind “recently and reluctantly” because “the country is coming together but Westminster is not”.Triggering a General Election is no longer entirely straightforward as a matter of law. Before the 2010 election, a Prime Minister was free to call an election on demand, although under the British constitution, the ability to do so technically fell under the prerogative power of Her Majesty the Queen.The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (FtPA), which came into force on 15 September 2011 as a condition of the Liberal Democrats entering into coalition with the Conservatives, removed the ability of the Queen, using her prerogative power on the advice of the Prime Minister, to dissolve Parliament. The logic behind the FtPA 2011 was to establish a regular, … [Read more...] about Brexit Update: General Election 2017