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In Arizona, Nevada and Across America, Xenophobia Backfired in 2018

With the Arizona Senate race now called for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, observers are highlighting how the focus by Trump and McSally on nativism and xenophobia backfired politically. Arizona joined Nevada and other states across the country in rejecting the GOP’s reliance on the ugly “caravan election” strategy. See below for key observations and excerpts: In … Continue reading »

GOP’s Divide and Distract Strategy Launches Attack Ads in MO, ND, WV, IN, AZ, TX

Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, and the GOP have made their 2018 election strategy clear, with a cynical political game plan that seeks to use racialized smears against immigrants to divide Americans and distract from the issues that affect the lives of most voters. The plan was articulated by Stephen Miller to Breitbart months ago, and … Continue reading »

Michelle Cottle for NYT: “Well, at Least Sheriff Joe Isn’t Going to Congress”

We Bid Adieu to Sheriff Joe Arpaio After His Loss in Arizona Senate Primaries In a new opinion piece for the New York Times, Michelle Cottle reflects on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s loss in last night’s Arizona’s Senate Republican primary. She writes, “For nearly a quarter-century, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a disgrace to law enforcement, a … Continue reading »

Brownstein, Sargent: 2018 Election Will be Determined by Who Shows Up

Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign with an attack on Mexican immigrants and his anti-immigrant positions have become the centerpiece of his presidency. In 2017, Republican candidates for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia echoed Trump’s messages with a slew of ugly ads. Both lost. But, undaunted, many Republicans are pursuing that same strategy in … Continue reading »

Axios: Senate Seats in AZ, NV, and TN– Currently Held by Republicans – at Risk, and “DACA is the Biggest Warning Sign for Republicans”

A new poll released today by Beltway outlet Axios finds that Republican-held Senate seats in Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee may be at risk of flipping. The Democratic candidates in each of three states are currently leading or in statistical ties with Republican counterparts. Alexi McCammond of Axios analyzes the exclusive poll: “DACA is the biggest warning sign … Continue reading »

“Republican Playbook is All About Fear”

GOP’s Ugly Political Strategy on Display in Maryland and Arizona As attacks in congressional races in Maryland and Arizona demonstrate, and as we have been predicting, Republican candidates and campaigns are following the cues of the Trump White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and running hard on ugly, anti-immigrant attacks. According to Pili Tobar, Managing … Continue reading »

Rep. Ruben Gallego Meets with Arizona Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joined Arizona immigrant youth to discuss how the repeal of DACA will affect immigrant youth and their families and to commit to pushing policies locally and nationally to protect the 800,000 Dreamers from deportation. In Rep. Gallego’s district, there are 10,000 DACA-recipients and over 15,000 who are DACA-eligible.  Congressman … Continue reading »

Rep. O’Rourke and Rep. Gallego Introduce Legislation To Protect Landowners from Trump’s Wall

For a recording of today’s call, click here. WASHINGTON – Representatives Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) held a press call this afternoon to discuss the details of their new legislation that would prevent the Trump-Pence Administration from poaching private land in order to build their irrational and illogical wall. The Protecting the Property Rights … Continue reading »

Is Donald Trump About to Grant “Amnesty” to Convicted Criminal Joe Arpaio?

The ink is barely dry on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction for contempt of court — he hasn’t even been sentenced yet — but best buddy Donald Trump is reportedly already considering a pardon for Maricopa County’s deposed and disgraced lawman, possibly to be announced at Trump’s rally in Phoenix tomorrow. There are all kinds … Continue reading »

Trump’s Upcoming Phoenix Speech: Next Stop in Ongoing White Nationalism Tour

Reminders that white nationalist and anti-immigrant movements are inextricably tied together The past few weeks have brought home for many what has been clear to us since day one: white nationalism is a persistent feature of this President and this Administration, not a bug. Ahead of President Trump’s speech in Phoenix tomorrow, it’s worth remembering that the anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

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