Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweeted That She Will Not Debate Ben Shapiro

Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El Sayed campaigns with support from New York Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio Cortez at a rally on the campus of Wayne State University
Ocasio-Cortez v Ben Shapiro: Dem candidate refuses ‘catcalling’ debate offer
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12 August, 2018

In the race for the Republican nomination for Senate, John James, a businessman and former combat veteran, defeated Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, whose endorsement by the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, was overshadowed by Trump's full-throated support for James late in the contest.

Despite this, United States news outlets have not called the contest yet. He pointed to his June poll of likely November voters that showed 57 percent were extremely interested in the election and extremely motivated to vote, but among Democratic women it was 67 percent.

An early supporter of Trump's candidacy and the former chair of the president's now-shut down federal commission on voter fraud, Kobach is best-known nationally for his hardline stance on illegal immigration and for advising the Trump administration on immigration, non-citizen voter registration and the 2020 Census. His chosen candidates win Republican primaries. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed.

Victories for Gretchen Whitmer (Michigan) and Laura Kelly (Kansas) in Democratic primaries mean 11 women will contest governorships in the November mid-term election - one more than the 1994 record.

To say that she portends both an interesting challenge and/or opportunity for the Democratic Party would be quite the understatement. Many wondered whether her debate challenge was also "catcalling". "And Whitmer was one of the architects of the policies that resulted in the lost decade".

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Vice President Mike Pence, who sought to unify Republicans at a post-primary rally in Grand Rapids, said the "blue wall" crumbled in MI with Trump's 2016 win - the first for a GOP presidential nominee in decades.

During his concession speech, El-Sayed said his campaign sparked a movement to encourage young progressives to run for governor. We have done great things here. To her credit, she achieved this victory on a shoestring budget.

Ingraham said that she wanted to make it clear that "my concern will continue to remain with the families who have suffered the tragic results of illegal immigration, the children put in unsafe and unfair situations at the border, and all those border agents around the country who work to keep our country safe". Indeed, recent interviews and comments from the superstar, who has a degree in economics from Boston University, indicate that she absorbed little at BU in the way of basic economic principles.

Whitmer also went after Bill Schuette and the eight years MI has spent with a Republican governor in office. And yet our leaders have failed us, and that's exactly what this campaign is all about: taking care of the families of this state. Underfunding our schools, crumbling infrastructure, and water we can't drink.

Libertarian candidates were also on the primary ballot for the first time in MI history.


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