Entries by mistermix

Nowhere to Hide

David Nir, Kos’ political director who helped us create our “winnables” list, reports on a new poll that looks at Trump’s impact on down-ticket races: Against a Republican “who continues to endorse Donald Trump” the Democratic margin moves from a 7-point advantage to a 12-point advantage. Similarly, against a “Republican candidate who had supported Trump […]

My God

I knew that Jeff Sessions was remarkably dumb, but Jesus Christ, this: SESSIONS: This was very improper language, and he’s acknowledged that. TWS: But beyond the language, would you characterize the behavior described in that as sexual assault if that behavior actually took place? SESSIONS: I don’t characterize that as sexual assault. I think that’s […]

The Voldemort Strategy

Ryan will treat Trump as “he who cannot be named” [warning: Politico] until election day. Speaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans on a conference call Monday morning he is done defending Donald Trump and will focus on keeping an increasingly imperiled House majority, according to sources on the call. Ryan said he “won’t defend Trump” […]

No Takebacks!

Jim Newell has the news that John Thune is asking Trump to quit and calls it a turning point. Thune is up for election this year. While it’s true that a Thune victory is pretty close to a sure thing, it’s not sealed. Thune faces underfunded, but qualified, opposition from Jay Williams. The two have […]

Hit Them While They’re Down

They’re denouncing, they’re appalled, and they’re uninviting him from their rallies. But their endorsement stands. With a month to go, your money can still make a difference in winning the Senate and the House. Give our winnable candidates some money to run a few ads about how much their opponent despises Trump, but still endorses […]

Trump, Bro

David Farenthold, who seems to be the only reporter working in DC, has video of Trump talking about women before a 2005 appearance: “I’ve gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” Trump says.“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just […]

Hurricane Update

According to our hosting provider, Hosting Matters, Matthew will pass through their area (Jacksonville) mid-afternoon. They’re prepared, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we had downtime. Open thread.