Saturday, April 19, 2014

Montana Democrats Feud In U.S. Senate Race

by admin on April 19, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus’ decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they’ve held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s primary challenger this time around is unusual, even for a long-shot candidate. His last name is also Ryan — something he hopes will help him on election day, and he’s haunted the Wisconsin state legislature as he rides around on his Segway during singing protests.

Meet “Segway” Jeremy Ryan, an eccentric activist renowned in Wisconsin for mainly two things: citations for public disruptions and moving around virtually only on a Segway. Ryan, 25, filed to run in the Republican primary against Rep. Ryan.

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ICYMI

April 19, 2014

In case you missed it, check out my friend David Gelber’s first post on the background to the creation of the Years of Living Dangerously series.

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GOP Sen: Bundy Ranch Supporters Are ‘Patriots,’ Not ‘Domestic Terrorists’

April 19, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Friday got some public pushback from fellow Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R) for calling the supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff “domestic terrorists.”
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