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Maine is preparing a lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers

Bangor Daily News 17 May 2022
Maine is getting closer to filing a lawsuit aimed at manufacturers of so-called forever chemicals, something that is likely to be a massive and years-long undertaking for the state. Attorney General Aaron Frey said at the Maine Democratic Party convention on Saturday that his office is working with Gov ... Nothing was imminent on Monday ... Gov ... ....

How Maine Democrats plan to fight ‘terrible headwinds’ in 2022

Bangor Daily News 16 May 2022
drove from Fairfield to Bangor on Friday because they wanted to represent a type of diversity in the Maine Democratic Party ... Paul LePage tells GOP convention he will ‘fix the broken budget’ in Augusta ... “They are responsible for the direction of this state and country,” Maine GOP Chair Demi Kouzounas said of Democrats in a post-convention statement.

Albany has yet another ethics glitch

Olean Times Herald 16 May 2022
27, 10 days after being designated by the state Democratic Party convention to run again ... Before then, party conventions were in May or June, and petitions to run for office were due in July, so the 10-day clock on candidacies always came after May 15. But this year, the Democratic convention was Feb.

On this day in 1972: Segregationist George Wallace wins Mich. Democratic presidential primary

Raw Story 16 May 2022
Several labor unions, traditional Democratic party allies, organized to thwart Wallace’s Michigan effort ... Slightly more than 3,000 delegates participated in the Democratic National Convention in Miami Beach, Fla ... Wallace, partially paralyzed from the Maryland shooting, spoke at the Democratic National Convention from his wheelchair on July 11, 1972.

Vernon Jones works to win 10th District race with America First agenda

Henry Herald 16 May 2022
A former Democrat, he is seeking the Republican nomination in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District race ... Jones would go on to serve as a Democrat in Georgia’s House of Representatives where he maintained an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association and said he would “buck the party line” when he felt it was right ... Democrats give you programs.

Appointed state senator running for election to a full term

Las Vegas Review-Journal 16 May 2022
He is running for the seat in the Democratic primary in 2022 ... The Democratic primary for Senate District 10 features a young incumbent senator seeking to fend off a challenge from a lifelong Democrat ... “I’ve been in and around Democratic politics all of my life,” he said ... I was a delegate at the Democratic convention in 2004.”.

Jonah Goldberg: It's not easy to predict US politics in a post-Roe world

Post Bulletin 16 May 2022
If the Supreme Court actually overturns Roe along the lines of a leaked draft opinion -- still a big "if" -- the issue will move back to the democratic process, fought out by elected politicians ... In 1972, 59% of Democratic delegates voted down an abortion rights plank at their convention.

Want to win the culture war? Choose your words wisely | Opinion

News-Press Now 16 May 2022
Democratic leaders have been unable to agree on a message, or whether they should even have one. Conventional wisdom says don’t take the culture war bait ... But if engineering one of the strongest economic recoveries in history didn’t give Democrats traction in the polls, more of the same is unlikely to have a different effect.

Wisconsin Republicans look to unite amid internal feuds

Telegraph Herald 16 May 2022
MADISON, Wis.Wisconsin Republicans gathering for their annual convention this week are trying to unite to defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and reelect U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, in two of the most hotly contested races nationwide this year ... .

Here are the hot Pa. primary races to keep an eye on come Tuesday

Penn Live 16 May 2022
Democrats ... Fetterman’s rise has frustrated the Democratic establishment, which has thrown its support behind Lamb because the conventional wisdom is the moderate western Pennsylvania Democrat would be the more viable statewide candidate in the fall as opposed to the more left-leaning Fetterman.

3 things Republicans and Democrats could agree on as MN legislative session wraps up

Winona Daily News 16 May 2022
There are big differences in the specifics of Democratic Gov ... Republicans held their state convention this weekend and Democrats will convene Friday ... Improving policing has been a top priority for Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party members in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Daunte Wright and other Black men at the hands of police.

Democrats are getting crushed in rural areas. John Fetterman hopes to change that.

Yahoo Daily News 16 May 2022
Senate campaign visiting places Democrats are likely to lose in November ... His remarks start with a checklist of experiences Democrats living in heavily Republican-voting counties may go through ... Democrats need his strategy to work ... Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks at the party's 2020 convention in Milwaukee.

Lombardo leads crowded field looking for chance to replace Sisolak

Las Vegas Review-Journal 16 May 2022
In all, 15 Republicans and one Democrat filed to challenge Sisolak as the governor mounts his re-election bid ... That backing instead went to Reno attorney Joey Gilbert after a vote from the party’s central committee at its convention last month ... Democratic primary ... Senate re-election bid in 2018 to Democrat Jacky Rosen ... Democrat-turned-Republican.

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