As the nightmare of an America where Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have realistic chances of being presidential nominees and some conservatives are hoping to be saved by a gun hating socially liberal pro-big business technocrat former Mayor of New York City continues to set in, here is today’s roundup:
Sanders: Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist) has raised over $6 million since being declared winner of the Democratic primary in New Hampshire Tuesday evening. Sanders had previously outraised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) in January by 25%. Bernie will now have the cash to Bern in his socialist crusade.
Trump: After beating obtaining more votes than his nearest two rivals combined on Tuesday, Donald Trump (Himself) has launched a series of attacks against various targets including Clinton, Sanders, and former Governor Jeb Bush, who continues to cling to political life despite the vast majority of Republicans wanting him, the dynasty he represents, and pretty much anything named Bush to just go away.
Christie: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has left the Republican race. Christie posted a disappointing 6th place finish in New Hampshire, but sat on Senator Rubio’s chances and partially crushed them on the way out.
Fiorina: Speaking of going away, Carly Fiorina is leaving the Republican presidential race. Fiorina never really gained any traction in the race except for brief moments of support after beating the crap out of everyone else in the underdog debates.
Carson: Another candidate who should leave the race, but appears to have voices telling him otherwise is Ben Carson. Carson claims to be receiving intense pressure from his millions of followers to continue his direct mail enterprise / book tour for awhile. I am not sure if these are actual supporters or a mixture of actors hired by those running the direct mail empire affiliated with him or his book publisher.
Kasich: After Governor John Kasich came in second in New Hampshire, many of us have been wondering how he could use this to advance further in the race. The Washington Post has as good of a guess as anyone.
Clinton – CBC: The establishment must be Feeling the Bern and does not like it. The Congressional Black Caucus is planning to endorse Clinton today at the DNC.
Rubio: Senator Marco Rubio (R) flew down to South Carolina after his disappointing 5th place finish in the New Hampshire Republican primary, but his bus broke down outside of Harrisburg on the way to South Carolina. The Rubio bus is on its way to South Carolina again.
AZ-1: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (R) has failed on two fronts when it comes to congressional paperwork. First, he did not file his paperwork timely with the Federal Election Commission. Second, he filed to run in the wrong district. Instead of filing to run in AZ-1, he filed to run in AZ-4.
NC Redistricting: With the Circuit Court of Appeals causing chaos by deciding to throw out the existing map with a month remaining until the primary, it is not clear if the primary will occur or if it will have to reoccur at a later date.
Freedom Caucus – Ryan: Speaker Paul Ryan (R) held a fundraiser for Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (R) on Jordan’s birthday. This is the first Capitol Hill fundraiser Ryan has held since becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives.
PA-AG: The PA Senate failed in its attempt to use an obscure provision in the PA Constitution to hold a vote requiring a 2/3 supermajority to compel Governor Tom Wolf (D) to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) from office. The Republicans fell 4 votes short of obtaining the supermajority necessary to kick this disgrace up to Governor Wolf to make a decision. The vote was long party lines except one Democrat and one Republican broke ranks respectively.
More PA-AG: While the PA Senate could not muster the 2/3 supermajority to compel Wolf to remove Kane from office, the PA House is commencing with impeachment. The House has asked the House Judiciary Committee to commence drafting impeachment articles against Kane.