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McGrath is a coward. This is NOT how you get rid of McConnell.


Why does the party leadership keep doing this to us? In the primary, Booker was endorsed by Warren, Bernie, and AOC. McGrath was endorsed by both Ann Coulter and Chuck Schumer in the primary. Not even kidding. Our party leadership opposed us in order to side with Ann fucking Coulter, in order to give the primary to this looser of a candidate, who can't even comment on the Breonna Taylor issue, while her constituents are dealing with it on a daily basis. This is insanity.

We need to get rid of Schumer. There's no other way. We can't fight the Republicans with clowns like him running the show. If he stays in power, then there is no accountability for sabotaging us in the face of Trump's depravity.
 

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Why does the party leadership keep doing this to us?
Leadership in a political party is inherently going to follow a "traditionalist" role, and they'll typically want candidates who "play ball," follow the rules, etc. They wouldn't be leadership if they kept farming out to the nonconformists, or people who like to make waves (AOC!). Yes, Charles Booker is hardly a far-left radical troublemaker, but leadership is by and large focused on a conformist role, and I guess to them McGrath filled it better (having been a Marine probably helped). It's definitely not something I like, but it is what it is.

Meanwhile, keep pushing against them.
 
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A leading congressional ally of President Donald Trump alleged last week that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) threatened to withhold financial support for the president’s re-election effort unless he helped get her top Republican opponent out of the race.

According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Loeffler or her representatives approached the Trump campaign and offered to spend tens of millions of dollars on Trump’s behalf. But that financial support would only come, Loeffler’s team supposedly said, if Trump helped convince Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) to drop his Senate bid.
 

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Speaking of money:

"My opponent will raise $100 million in the state of South Carolina,” Graham said. “The most money ever spent in the history of the state on a Senate race in this state was by me in 2014 when I spent $13 million.”

“I'm being killed financially. This money is because they hate my guts.”

It wasn’t immediately clear what figure Graham was referring to, given that Harrison has raised just over $28 million as of the last Federal Election Commission filings in June, compared to Graham’s $29 million.
Wrong about the dollars, right about the hate.
 

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He's wrong about the guts too... I bet there are quite enough that would love to see him being drawn.
 

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Shahid Buttar gives a great interview.
 

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Sure hope that's not a real Utah number.
It certainly seems to be, and appears to be one you call to donate to The Lincoln Project (which is what I assumed from the clip)

 
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Though there's been no real movement in Georgia's presidential election numbers (Biden is close, but it looks like Trump will take this one without a serious voter upheaval), and Ossoff is basically toast against Perdue in Georgia's 6th, Monmouth shows a large shift - almost tectonic - in Georgia's special election.




Loeffler (R-idiot), Collins AND Warnock are pretty much in a dead heat. Collins appears to have siphoned off some votes from Loeffler, but the rise in Warnock's numbers is amazing. And this is before the recent Loeffler news.
 
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That's wild. I had a lot of problems with Matt's father, but I like what Matt Liberman is doing right now. I hope he doesn't drop out.
Be that as it may, Lieberman doesn't look like he has a chance of winning, according to the polls. His dropping out, however, would potentially send most of his voters to vote for Warnock instead, which would likely flip that seat blue. If Lieberman stays, then it would likely remain red.
 

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Be that as it may, Lieberman doesn't look like he has a chance of winning, according to the polls. His dropping out, however, would potentially send most of his voters to vote for Warnock instead, which would likely flip that seat blue. If Lieberman stays, then it would likely remain red.
If you can't earn votes because another democrat is in the race, then you don't deserve votes. Warnock looks like just another lazy bum who wants to bully people so he doesn't have to campaign, just like all the rest of the establishment-endorsed lazy bums running for office this year, like McGrath. I haven't been following this contest too closely, but his wikipedia page says he's endorsed by Gillibrand, Corey Booker, the SDCC, and Obama which means that Warnock will be an opponent of medicare for all. If you can't get behind medicare for all, you don't get my support. Liberman does not have that problem.

So he's just another lazy bum, in politics more to fleece donors than to change anything, so Warnock doesn't deserve a senate seat. Liberman is doing the right thing to not let Warnock bully him. We need more progressives to stand up to assholes like Warnock.

If you really are concerned about winning so much, though, then why doesn't Warnock leave so LIberman can win? Spoiler theory cuts both ways.
 
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