INDIANAPOLIS — A former state representative who cast himself as an outsider businessman akin to President Donald Trump has won Indiana's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.Mike Braun, of Jasper, prevailed over two congressmen, in one of the nastiest primary contests in the country, for the opportunity to take on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., in the November general election.Braun celebrated his victory Tuesday night amid cheering supporters at a brewery in the Indianapolis suburb of Whitestown."Tonight, Hoosiers spoke loud and clear — they want a conservative outsider representing them in the U.S. Senate and I am grateful to have their support," Braun said."This fall, we’re going to send a message to Senator Donnelly and the rest of Washington that politics shouldn't be a career and if we want to change things we need to change the people we send there. I'm going there to get the job done and come back home, and the only people I'll owe anything to is the voters … [Read more...] about Businessman Mike Braun wins Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination
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INDIANAPOLIS — CNN, NBC and Fox News are reporting that former state Rep. Mike Braun, R-Jasper, appears to have won Indiana's Republican U.S. Senate nomination and will face incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., in the November general election.Check back at nwi.com for updates to this story. … [Read more...] about CNN, Fox News, NBC project Mike Braun winner of Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination
Last night the U.S. Senate voted on a bill that will extend the current Tax Cuts first put into place by President Bush after Senator Harry Reid appeared to capitulate to the threat of a Republican filibuster. This appeared to frustrate, if not anger MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last night, and not only because it messed up the rundown of her show. It understandably irked the self-described progressive because it was just another example of, as she put it, “this phenom of passing bills in the house only to see it die in the Senate.”Maddow ran trough a litany of examples where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was successful in moving legislation consistent with both Obama’s and the progressive agenda forward through the House, only to see it die in the U.S. Senate. Then Maddow made very clear the stakes put forth by Senator Reid’s consistent surrender to the GOP: With the endless obstructions and delay tactics. The margins that Democrats have over Republicans has been … [Read more...] about Rachel Maddow’s Anger At U.S. Senate: ‘Game Over’ For Support From Obama Base?
Harry Reid (D-NV) declared that he was prepared to move forward with the “nuclear option” and change the Senate rules so that only a simple majority vote would be required to consider and confirm President Barack Obama’s executive branch nominees. In response, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called his “friend” history’s worst majority leader. McConnell began by saying that the Reid’s plan alters the U.S. Senate’s role from an obligation to “advise and consent” to the president’s appointees to “sit down and shut up.”McConnell expressed dismay over the fact that Reid had “broken his word” and pursued the nuclear option after he pledged that he would not. He said that there are many Democratic members of the Senate who are not pleased with the change in the rules. “When they tell me that, the Republican I expect they would be least likely to want to tell that to, I know … [Read more...] about Worst Leader Ever: Mitch McConnell Trashes Harry Reid As Worst Majority Leader In U.S. Senate’s History
While we currently have more women in the U.S. Senate than we ever have before (20 whole women!), there’s clearly room for improvement. Thankfully, the trajectory for women in the Senate seems to be moving continually higher, and after the upcoming elections in November, it’s possible that women will be making even more history.As reported by The Slot, there are currently six women running for senate seats in November, most of them in swing states where, if they win, they would be responsible for bringing back a Democratic majority. If only two of them win their races, we’ll have more women in the Senate than we’ve ever had before with 21. If all six win their races, which is unlikely (but a girl can dream!), that would bring the percentage of women in the Senate to 25%!It would be the first time in history when a full quarter of the Senate was made up of women, and would be a huge deal. So, who are the women you should be keeping an eye on?Tammy Duckworth … [Read more...] about U.S. Senate May Soon Have Record-Breaking Number of Female Senators