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So Much For a Moral Compass

For Joe Heck, Trump’s fitness for the presidency fluctuates based on the perceived impact on Heck’s own political fortunes In October, Nevada Senate candidate Rep. Joe Heck said that, “in good conscience,” he could not continue to support Donald Trump and noted his desire to “formally ask Mr. Trump to step down.” Yesterday, in a stunning reversal, Rep. … Continue reading »

Paul Ryan Casts His Presidential Ballot For Some Guy Named “Our Nominee”

Both Sen. Marco Rubio and Speaker Paul Ryan have early voted, but that’s not the only thing they have in common. Both recently cast their ballots for Donald Trump for President, and both — as if trying to avoid some sort of poltergeist — couldn’t even bring themselves to say his name out loud. From … Continue reading »

Republicans a No-Show at Major Latino Election Event

Cooper and Ross in attendance, but where were McCrory and Burr? On Sunday afternoon, the North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (NCCLO) hosted its candidate forum with over 1,000 representatives from statewide Latino organizations. Seemingly, the only people missing were Governor McCrory and Senator Burr who, despite repeated invitations, declined to even send a representative. The … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Adrian Florido: “Attempting To Woo Latino Voters, Marco Rubio Gets Booed At Orlando Festival”

“He’s from the party of Trump” An increasing number of Floridians are beginning to question their support of Senator Marco Rubio ahead of tomorrow’s second senatorial debate at Broward College. Nowhere is the shifting tide more on display than in Orlando where Floridian Latinos booed Rubio during the Puerto Rican Calle Orange festival.  As NPR’s Adrian Florido reports, “The icy … Continue reading »

¿Adiós, Arpaio? New Poll Has Beleaguered Maricopa County Sheriff Down 15 Points

Could beleaguered Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio be headed for defeat this November? It’s sure been looking like it lately. A new survey released this past week shows Arpaio trailing his Democratic opponent, Paul Penzone, by nearly 15 points. It’s the second poll within the past two weeks to have Arpaio — recently charged by federal … Continue reading »

President Obama: Rubio “Will Say Anything, Do Anything, Pretend To Be Anybody, Just To Get Elected”

President Obama excoriated Marco Rubio on his home turf yesterday, calling him out for his ongoing support for Donald Trump, despite criticizing him as unqualified and “dangerous” during the GOP primary. “How can you call him a con artist and dangerous and object to all the controversial things he says, and then say, ‘I’m still going to … Continue reading »

With Trump Proving Himself Unfit for Office, Can Rubio Be Far Behind?

Elbert Garcia of Florida’s Voice reacted to last night’s debate with the following statement: “Once again, Donald Trump proved to the American public that he is unfit to lead a diverse nation that needs to bring people together to forge a better future and economy. He continued to denigrate women and immigrants, pitting neighbors against neighbors … Continue reading »

Miami Herald Latest Florida Newspaper To Reject Native Son Marco Rubio

The Miami Herald, the influential Florida newspaper that has steadily backed Marco Rubio since 2010, yesterday endorsed his Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy for US Senate. Just six years ago, the Editorial Board wrote that Rubio had the “potential to be the kind of statesman Floridians can be proud to call a native son.” Yesterday, they declared him “a disappointment.” New … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Portman’s Record Speaks Louder Than Last-Minute Campaign Promises

Last night, former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland (R) said that he “very strongly” supports a path to citizenship for aspiring Americans, while his rival, incumbent Senator Rob Portman, expressed support for just legalizing their status.  Some are reporting that this means the candidates largely agree on immigration.  But for veterans of the immigration debate, Portman’s … Continue reading »

Ross: Burr Continuing To Stand By Trump’s Side “Shows A Lack Of Judgment”

If only one image emerged from last night’s Senate debate between North Carolina’s Senator Richard Burr and Democrat Deborah Ross, it’s that Burr continues to remain lock-step with Donald Trump. Burr not only supports Trump for President, but he also supports his mass deportation policy, an idea that has been widely condemned as the most … Continue reading »