Entries by DougJ

Come on, come on down, you got it in ya

I got a lot of requests from people to start raising money for the Virginia state elections. Both the Senate and House are barely Republican (one seat majorities in both). Let’s raise some money for Democrats in Virginia (the fund here is split equally between the House and Senate Democratic caucuses, both of which have […]

It’s you and me forever

Susan Collins just got a great Democratic challenger: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) drew a high-profile Democratic challenger Monday, as Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon announced her candidacy with a video that sought to undermine Collins’s carefully tended moderate image. I upped the goal on the Balloon Juice Senate challenger fund. (Update: I had the wrong […]

I see my Kellyanne walking away

This seems ludicrous to me given that Obama’s wardrobe advisor was not pushed out after the tan suit debacle: The Office of Special Counsel has recommended the removal of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway from federal office for violating the Hatch Act, which bars federal employees from engaging in political activity in the course of […]

Dallas Texas, Hollywood

I’ve put together a list of the most endangered Dem House incumbents in 2020. One interesting thing is that when I started this list, I thought I’d see a lot of the people who won traditionally Republican suburban districts in TX and CA on the list, but Cook rates all of those as Lean Democratic, […]

I walk on guilded splinters

Dr John RIP, but what a way to go, New Orleans-style. Now back to our regularly scheduled fund-raising, it’s still early, and I think it’s quite possible that Trump will get blown out, but if he doesn’t, I think the race comes down to Wisconsin and North Carolina. There’s a special election in NC-9 coming […]