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Election 2019: Highlights from a Night of Progressive, Inclusive Victories

Yesterday, voters in states across the country went to the polls for local and statewide elections, where they again widely rejected xenophobia and elected diverse new leadership. Here are some of the state-by-state highlights from yesterday’s election:   Kentucky  Even as xenophobic fearmongering backfired in the last two cycles, Republican Governor and incumbent candidate Matt Bevin, … Continue reading »

Virginia Republicans Revert To Racist, Anti-Immigrant Ads — Again

Virginians will head to the polls this November 5, to decide the fate of the closely contested state legislature. Polling suggests a race leaning in Democrats’ favor and the Republican response has been to turn to the same strategy that failed them in the last two election cycles.         Virginia Republican candidates have once again resorted … Continue reading »

Here’s What We’re Watching and Reading as We Head into Election Day

“Is there any empirical data that Trump’s nativist, race baiting close to the campaign is actually a strategically smart move?” President Trump and the GOP’s closing electoral argument — that the strongest nation on earth should cower in fear of immigrants — is both desperate and racist. The press can’t get enough of it, and … Continue reading »

Virginia Says it All: GOP Discards Dreamers for their Nativist Base

In Virginia, Republicans have taken off the mask. Republicans are throwing Dreamers to the wind to lock down their base. Just watch the most recent ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) – the political arm of the House Republican Caucus – in Virginia’s Second Congressional District, a contentious battle between Scott Taylor and … Continue reading »

Divide, Distract, and Backfire? Barbara Comstock,  Running Hard on MS-13, is Losing Big in VA-10

Perhaps race-baiting and xenophobia isn’t such a great GOP strategy after all. New polling from the Washington Post-Schar School finds incumbent Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) losing by 12 points to challenger Jennifer Wexton in the closely-watched race in Virginia 10th congressional district. Rep. Comstock has made MS-13 a centerpiece of her campaign, running a host … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Barbara Comstock (R-VA) is All in on GOP’s Divide and Distract Strategy

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), in her previous two elections to Congress, didn’t make immigration and race-baiting a key component of her campaigns. But that has changed this year with her all-out embrace of the GOP’s divide and distract strategy in her race against Democratic state senator Jennifer Wexton for Virginia’s 10th district. Comstock has been … Continue reading »

Listen to the A is for America Podcast with Yaheiry Mora, CASA in Action

In the latest episode of our podcast, we spoke with Yaheiry Mora, Director of CASA in Action.  Last fall, Republicans tried to use Trumpist, anti-immigrant messaging in the campaign for Virginia governor — and it backfired horribly. That route has also failed to work in numerous races around the country this year. Yet Republicans have made … Continue reading »

When Will GOP Candidates Learn that Scapegoating Immigrants Won’t Work?

Since the election of Donald Trump a number of other Republicans have tried to mimic his style of anti-immigrant ugliness to win elected office. But, many of their attempts have failed or backfired, showing repeatedly that — despite Trump’s election — attacking immigrants is not a path to electoral victory. After over a dozen electoral … Continue reading »

In Case You Forgot: It’s Donald Trump’s Republican Party Now

Corey Stewart wins primary in Virginia and promises a “vicious campaign” Will the GOP’s reliance on divisiveness and xenophobia continue to backfire in general election races? Yesterday’s electoral results confirmed some key dynamics of the 2018 midterm races: As Corey Stewart’s win in Virginia’s GOP Senate primary makes clear, it’s Trump’s party now and the … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Who is Corey Stewart, Virginia’s Extremely Anti-Immigrant Republican Candidate for Senate?

Tonight, Corey Stewart won the Republican nomination for United States Senate in Virginia. There’s a lot of competition for which candidate will be the most extreme, anti-immigrant nominee running this year, but, given his long, sordid history, Stewart is going to be among the worst. We’ve been following his career for over a decade. Now, … Continue reading »