Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Not WanTED!

Indiana or bust! Cruz may announce his choice for Veep or he's getting out!

Sources are saying that either Ted Cruz is dropping out or he's planning on picking failed presidential candidate Carly Fiorina as his running mate. There is talk that Republican governor of Indiana Mike Pence may endorse Cruz for president.

After a bruising defeat in the Northeast, Cruz is hoping to secure last ditch efforts in Montana, West Virginia and Indiana. We can't confirm any news at this time. But he's slated to make an announcement at 4pm.

Speculations are floating.


If Ted Cruz does happen to drop out, I'll posted it as soon as possible.

The Bern is being felt in the Democratic races in Maryland. Hillary Clinton may have won the state in close race, but some of her coattails failed to score a win.

A corrupt former mayor went down in defeat. An establishment Democrat beats the insurgent who could have achieved a political feat.
Catherine Pugh (left) defeats former mayor Sheila Dixon in the Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor.
Catherine Pugh beats Sheila Dixon and activist DeRay McKesson in the Democratic race for Baltimore mayor. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake opted out of reelection after pressure mounted against her during the Freddie Gray incident. The city rioted and Rawlings-Blake took responsibility for the actions. She faced a tougher reelection if she would have ran again.

McKesson was a longshot candidate who is a vocal member of the BlackLivesMatter and ProjectZero movements.

Dixon was the former mayor of Baltimore after failed presidential candidate Martin O'Malley. O'Malley, then governor tired and failed at winning the Democratic nomination. Dixon was a political grandstander who had a history of making outlandish remarks and giving her friends and family a piece of the pie. She was indicted on federal charges for corruption. She resigned and then city district councilor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took the role as mayor.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) defeats fellow lawmaker Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) for Democratic nomination for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).
The Freddie Gray incident hurt her chances at running for Congress. She had an intention to run for Congress if Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) was to retire.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) beats Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) in the Democratic primary. He will be candidate in a TOSS UP race for the seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the oldest and longest serving woman in the U.S. Senate. The seat is a TOSS UP and the challenger for the Republican seat is State Delegate Kathy Szeliga. She will make this a nail-biter race due to the fact that Van Hollen has baggage.

Edwards was one of the few Black lawmakers who would make an appearance on Fox News. She was part of the insurgency that's pushing for progressive issues such as raising the minimum wage and getting rid of the Citizen United ruling.

Now before I move on to the next post. I'll give you my take on the closely watched U.S. Senate races as of today.

Colorado - Michael Bennet (RUNNING) (TOSS UP)
Florida - Marco Rubio (RETIRING) (TOSS UP)
Illinois - Mark Kirk (RUNNING) (LEANS DEMOCRAT)
Maryland - Barbara Mikulski (RETIRING) (TOSS UP)
New Hampshire - Kelly Ayotte (RUNNING) (LEANS REPUBLICAN)
Wisconsin - Ron Johnson (RUNNING) (TOSS UP)
Pennsylvania - Pat Toomey (RUNNING) (TOSS UP)
North Carolina - Richard Burr (RUNNING) (LEANS REPUBLICAN)
Iowa - Chuck Grassley (RUNNING) (LEANS REPUBLICAN)
Nevada - Harry Reid (RETIRING) (TOSS UP)

Now there are other races for the U.S. Senate. I won't say too much about them. Some are considered either Safe Republican or Safe Democrat. If there's a shake up in the Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri races, I'll bring it up.

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