November 9, 2018

11-9-2018 Political Nuggets…

Washington Brief

  • Candidates in Florida’s gubernatorial and senatorial contests are preparing for recounts as Republican Ron DeSantis leads Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) by a 0.47 percentage point in the governor’s race and Gov. Rick Scott (R) clings to a 0.21-vote lead over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Scott ordered the state government to investigate whether elections offices in the Democratic strongholds of Palm Beach and Broward counties were trying to inflate the Democratic vote, and his campaign filed a lawsuit seeking records from Broward County about its processes. The Associated Press)
  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) has taken a 9,610-vote lead over Rep. Martha McSally (R) in Arizona’s open U.S. Senate race, according to updated vote totals released last night. Republican parties in Arizona have filed a lawsuit challenging which ballots some counties are counting. (The Arizona Republic)
  • Rep. Linda Sánchez dropped out of the race to be the next chair of the House Democratic Caucus after her husband, James Sullivan, was indicted on theft and conspiracy charges. Before the indictment was revealed, the California Democrat had cited an “unexpected family matter” as the reason for her withdrawal from the race, whose candidates include Rep. Barbara Lee of California and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York. (Roll Call)

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