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DOWN IN GEORGIA – The brutal runoff of the Republicans in the Georgian Governor's Race is nearing its end tomorrow when voters go to the polls. The fight between Lieutenant-Colonel Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp is characterized by hostility ranging from naming to secret shooting. President Donald Trump also put his thumb on the scales by supporting Kemp. "Brian is very strong in crime and borders, LOVES our military, veterinarians and 2nd Amendment, he will be a GREAT governor," tweeted the president . And on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence announced a header for Kemp in Macon, Ga., Known, which was similar to a Trump rally. Laura Corley of The Macon Telegraph: "About a thousand people walked through a metal detector and gathered in the auditorium, where they waited for Kemp and Pence, and sometimes the crowd called" building this wall, "" Kemp, "or" USA. "
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– But the state party officials are trying to ensure that the bitter supremacy does not hurt them in November, when the victor finally faces Democrat Stacey Abrams Greg Blaystein of Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp pledged to unite on Friday to support those who win next week's GOP drain at a rally following the vote. Until then, however, there is no sign that the fight between the two Republicans who are competing for the governor will come to an end. … The Georgia GOP is trying to step into the gap. Party chairman John Watson arranged an event with Cagle, Kemp, and a group of other Republican leaders two days after the runoff election to present a united front against Abrams. "
TRUMPES COMMERCIAL WAR – The President's growing trade war could injure his party in the middle of the time Megan Cassella of POLITICO:" [M] Arctic, industry experts and economists warn that the economic impact of the President's tariffs – which are already in force and which he threatens to impose – could intensify in the coming months and reach a peak around electoral time. … Trump and his party could soon face consequences as companies report lower profits in the coming months, re-evaluate their supply chains, and withhold investment that could spread throughout the economy, causing slowdown or volatility, experts say ,
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Days to Election 2018: 106.
Upcoming Election Dates – July 24: Georgia's primary outflows. – Aug. 2: Tennessee primaries. – Aug. 7: Primaries in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington
ALL ABOUT TAXES – California Initiative for tax collection has spurred the Republicans of the state, which in some cases could tip the balance of tight congressional race. To fight it, the Democrats want outgoing governor Jerry Brown to be the spearhead. Jeremy B. White and Carla Marinucci of POLITICO: "With election months, Brown remains a wildcard, entering the twilight of his fourth and final term and still having to specify what role he will take – or how much he will spend to defend the democratic Experienced Democratic strategist Garry South notes that Brown sits in a fierce campaign – and can not sit back long. "He's a governor for a limited time, and that's part of his legacy," South said. "That's the legislature not concocted and forced to sign it, which is something in which he was an equal partner of the legislature as he did so. "
THE NEW LOOK DEMS? – The progressive wing of the Democratic Party was in full force this weekend to support James Thompson, who works in the 4th district of Kansas. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recorded a crowd of about 5,000, which Dion Lefler and Rafael Garcia of the Wichita Eagles report: "They cheered, chanted and sometimes shouted" We love you Bernie! "Sanders went through his now familiar menu with topics such as a minimum wage of $ 15, Medicare-for-all, tuition and sympathy for migrant families separated by President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy for undocumented immigration. [ButatopSandersadvisorhasbeencaughtintheMuellerProbe Buzzfeed News "Ruby Cramer:" Emails and documents from Tad Devine, a political activist working at the highest levels of the Bernie Sanders campaign could be presented as evidence in the prosecution of Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, in a list of government exhibits released this week, with at least 16 articles referring to work by Devine or his consulting firm Devine Mulvey Longabaugh which are referred to – including e-mails, bills and memos – date from 2006 until 2014. "
OTHER PRESIDENCY – Trump has his support behind Republican Troy Balderson in special elections in the 12th district of Ohio. He runs against Democrat Danny O'connor. The Tweet : "Troy Balderson from Ohio is running for Congress against a Nancy Pelosi Liberal who is WEATHER at Crime & Borders." Troy is the exact opposite and loves our military, Vets & 2nd Amendment. "EARLY VOTING Just started election day on August 7. Troy has my full and complete support! "
STAR FOX – Kimberly Guilfoyle, a Fox News personality, quits her job on the network to sign up for the Midterms to promote the republicans. POLITICO's Alex Isenstadt said, "Guilfoyle is expected to leave the network to join the Pro-Trump America First Super PAC, as one with direct knowledge of the recruitment knows." Guilfoyle is expected to join the medium-term Election campaign with Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. will be denied and the two have gone out together in the last few weeks. "
#METOO IN MINNESOTA – According to a report by MP Rick Nolan (D-Minn. –  Who Candles for Lieutenant Governor – hired a former employee for his campaign, who was charged with sexual harassment, his runaway runner-up, prosecutor Lori Swanson, stood by him. "Congressman Nolan was a champion for women" Swanson said in an interview with J. Patrick Coolican of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "He was one of the first proponents of the Equal Rights Amendment Equal pay for women and laws to reduce violence against women. He was a remarkable leader and became a great vice-governor. "Other DFL governor candidates released critical statements about Nolan.
#ICYMI: CASH DASH – The DCCC scored the highest in fundraising per campaign in June Pros Elena Schneider: The NRCC collected 7.7 according to its FEC submission The DCCC raised $ 15.3 million in cash from the DCCC over the same period, $ 68 million to $ 64 million. "
MORE PROBLEMS FOR LEWIS – Minnesota GOP Rep. Jason Lewis came out last week for old recordings from his radio show, in which he complained that women could not be called "sluts". Now further problematic recordings have been dug up. CNNs Andrew Kaczynski, Nathan McDermott and Christopher Massie: "Lewis has a long history of racist rhetoric about African Americans who push claims of a" racial war "from black to white, arguing that violence regularly occurs at black gatherings had a "claim mentality" and considered themselves victims … In a statement to CNN on Friday, Lewis & # 39; office said the congressman's earlier statements were "an orchestrated attempt to make someone suppress the illegitimacy or crime in minority communities, voter ID laws, and work requirements for public support from their public to support political positions.
CLOCK 2020 – The Democratic Presidential Field Is Wide Open The problem for the Democrats of the Middle is that they do not have the starpower to match the party's more liberal wing.BuzzFeed News & # 39; Molly Hensley – Clancy: "[N] In the early 30's, after Bill Clinton won with an expressly moderate brand of democratic politics, they are smaller and a sign of how much the Democratic Party has changed lately. In five years they are expressly defining themselves in response to a Democratic socialist from Vermont. … There were not many presidential candidates in the presidential election "Opportunity2020" conference hosted by the center-left think tank Third Way. The speakers were currently much less important players in the increasingly serious field of potential Democratic candidates – Jason Kander, who has just announced his inauguration for Mayor of Kansas City, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.
– Officially official: The RNC announced that Charlotte, NC, will host the 2020 convention
ON THE AIRWAVES – Club for Growth has made $ 5 million in three Senate races in recent weeks Drop: $ 2.4 million supporting Kevin Nicholson in the Wisconsin GOP Primary; $ 2 million attacks Claire McCaskill in Missouri and $ 600,000 attacks Jon Tester in Montana.
– The ACLU is also rising with ads in Arizona targeting all three candidates of the GOP Senate. Campaign Pro's James Arkin: "The ad is about former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a former immigration hardliner who was pardoned last year by President Donald Trump after he was convicted of criminal contempt, but the name of the ad is being reviewed The two other Republicans, Rep. Martha McSally and former Senator Kelli Ward, accuse them of taking on positions similar to Arpaios … The ACLU is also running a Spanish-language version of the ad, which will spend $ 300,000 on the spots in the US Television in Phoenix and Tucson. "
CODA – QUOTE OF THE DAY: " You will not make me hate anyone just because he's rich, I want to be rich! "Deputy Tim Ryan D-Ohio) at a third-way event on NBC News.