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Lawyer by training & @DKElections contributing editor. Past: Swing State Project, SEE Magazine. Tweeting about campaigns & elections.
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Jul 27, 2018 14 tweets 6 min read
New thread: A compendium of GOP wake-up calls! 1. We start off back on Oct. 26, 2017:

“[GOP Rep. Tom] Cole said that some members needed to wake up and realize they face tough reelection fights and that he expected GOP leaders to try to push them to get moving.” talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/congression…
Jul 17, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Trump & the aura of denial:

1. On Roy Moore: "He denies it. Look, he denies it. If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn't happen. And look, you have to look at him also."

cnn.com/2017/12/04/pol… 2. Trump on Rob Porter: “Now he also, as you probably know, he says he’s innocent. And I think you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent. So you’ll have to talk to him about that."

Jun 27, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This is nuts:

In April, Oklahoma state Rep. Kevin McDugle (R) said he wouldn't vote for "another stinking measure" for education funding after he became upset at teacher protests.

His GOP opponent *suspended his campaign* a month ago b/c he got a new job. Here was the result: Note that McDugle still could lose, as additional provisional ballots are scheduled to be counted on Friday! newsok.com/article/559951…
Jun 27, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
I wouldn't be surprised to see some not-insignificant primary carnage in Oklahoma tonight, a state wracked by budget dysfunction under GOP rule. I'm counting 10 state legislative incumbents currently trailing their primary challengers there: nytimes.com/interactive/20… I count six Oklahoma GOP incumbents who outright lost their seats in primaries tonight: #SD40 (Yen), #HD33 (Babinec), #HD37 (Vaughan), #HD65 (Park), #HD67 (McEachin), #HD69 (Strohn).

At least another *11* have been forced into runoff elections: ok.gov/elections/supp…
Jun 13, 2018 9 tweets 7 min read
Polls have closed in Wisconsin. I wouldn't expect any results right away, but see the below thread for important resources you'll need to properly track the results for the #SD01 and #AD42 special elections. It's very early in WI #SD01, but Democart @CalebFrostman is carrying Calumet County by 54.4-45.6. Trump carried this same area by 56-39 in 2016: co.calumet.wi.us/DocumentCenter…
Jun 12, 2018 9 tweets 7 min read
Reminder: It's easy to lose track of these D vs. R state leg special elections amid the hubbub of bigger ticket primaries, but both of these Wisconsin races are well worth watching tonight. 🔽🔽 If you're wanting to follow the returns in WI #SD01 or #AD42 tonight, don't expect to easily find a centralized official resource for results. The state of Wisconsin does not offer special election results on their website, so you've gotta check each individual county site.
Apr 28, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Three Republican incumbents in the narrowly-divided NY state Senate announced their retirements this week:

▪️John Bonacic, #SD42 (50-45 Trump, 54-45 Obama)
▪️Kathleen A. Marchione, #SD43 (49-46 Trump, 53-45 Obama)
▪️John DeFrancisco, #SD50 (50-45 Clinton, 55-43 Obama) Other possible GOP retirements:

▪️Kenneth LaValle, #SD01 (52-44 Trump, 51-48 Obama)
▪️Tom Croci, #SD03 (51-45 Trump, 55-43 Obama)
▪️Carl Marcellino, #SD05 (50-47 Clinton, 50-49 Romney)
▪️Kemp Hannon, #SD06 (50-47 Clinton, 55-44 Obama)