As Americans debate the arms control debate following recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Associated Press & # 39; Julie Pace reports that Arizona is evolving into a new front.
Republican Senator Martha McSally will likely face former astronaut Mark Kelly in the 2020 parliamentary elections. Kelly, a Democrat, is married to former Congressman Gabby Giffords of Arizona, who survived a 2011 shootout in Tucson.
Kelly and Giffords are outspoken weapons-control advocates, while McSally was a passionate gun-rights advocate in the past. Recently, however, Pace reported that McSally softened her tone somewhat and expressed her openness to some new gun laws.
"Republicans like McSally know that their success in 2020 may depend on their ability to maintain some of those traditional suburbs that they have voted for Republicans, but that they really started to deviate from the party during the Trump era," Pace said , "Many Republicans we speak of say that this weapon control issue could further remove this trend from the party."
2) Sanders slips in Iowa?
Bernie Sanders Could It There are some disturbing signs that Iowa was first elected in the nation.
Lisa Lerer of the New York Times reports that very few of the voters she visited spoke with much interest to the Vermont senator.
"That's fascinating, because Iowa, of course, was the state that last fired Bernie Sanders riot campaign," Lerer said. "Now he seems to have problems there."
Sanders has lost ground in recent polls, but his aides say it's still early in the race and most of his followers have not paid close attention. But as Sanders slips into the polls, there are signs that the campaign is getting more nervous ̵
"Bernie Sanders lost the primary last time, but perhaps won the argument." Lerer noted. "The question this time is whether there are other people who would prefer democrats to continue the legacy."
3) Warren's Native American Outreach
Elizabeth Warren returns to a topic that was a problem Early source of controversy for her presidential campaign.
Laura Barrón-López of Politico reports that the Massachusetts Senator will attend this week after her release of a policy at a Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux Falls, Iowa. "It will be the first reaction of Whether or not they feel that this proposal is going in the right direction or not, this proposal is one of the biggest they have published so far. " Barrón-López said.
Warren's campaign had a bad start amid controversy over their Native American claims. Their decision last year to publish the results of a DNA test has met with criticism from some Native American leaders and led to an apology from the Senator.
The fact that she even appears in the forum, however, could be enough to convince Warren apart from some of her competitors.
"Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker do not seem to be there," said Barrón-López, "and they are being criticized for that."
4) Ugly Nomination Battle
An ugly battle in the Senate for a recent nomination by President Donald Trump Court candidate Steven Menashi is fueling tensions between Democrats and Republicans. Menashi was nominated on the grounds of objections from his hometown senator, minority leader Chuck Schumer, and some Democrats are calling on Menashi to withdraw from controversial law-making articles he has authored
heated struggle to secure the nomination.
"Remember how important the courts are for this president, but especially for the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell," Kim said. "Under the presidential term, we have currently confirmed 43 district court judges, about 100 judges in the district court, and they will confirm more and more throughout the remainder of their term."