Political Charge Weekly Recap 9/16

Weekly Recap
Weekly Recap

How’d it get to be the middle of September already?? And even though the House has only been back in session for 4 days, the Republicans are in chaos: Talking about kicking out their Speaker, impeaching the president with no evidence, and careening towards a government shutdown. The GOP can’t govern. At all. Thankfully, I’ve got some good news to counteract their incompetence.

Good News

Nashville had a bit of a blue wave in some run off special elections this week. Early returns show nearly every open position, from Mayor to Council seats went to Dems!

Not only did Democrat Aftyn Behn beat David Hooven (R) in a special election for the Tennessee state House this week, but Behn overperformed by 2020 margins by 9 points!

Kevin McCarthy’s majority in the House narrowed to just 3 seats, thanks to Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) resigning.

The official poverty rate for Black Americans declined to 17.1% in 2022, the lowest on record dating back to 1959.

“Family values” champion Gov. Kristi Noem (South Dakota), who is married, was outed as having a years long affair with (also married) Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) has seized a commanding fundraising lead over challenger Daniel Cameron (R) — Beshear raised $15M while Cameron only raised $2.8M.

A judge has ruled that Ohio can’t block one of its major cities from regulating guns, finding that a state law violates the city’s “home rule” authority.

The Republicans’ attack on Medicare negotiating drug prices is deeply unpopular. Americans who are in favor of Medicare negotiating is 86% of Democrats and 66% of Republicans.

Wisconsin’s largest provider of abortions announced this week it was resuming services in the state after a judge signaled she did not believe the state’s abortion law actually bans consensual procedures like those performed at Planned Parenthood.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is set to travel to Washington D.C. next week.

Remember Kim Davis? She is the former county clerk in Kentucky who became famous in 2015 for refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages. Well, a federal jury just awarded $100,000 to the Kentucky couple who sued Davis for refusing them a license.


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