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Rep Gosar (R-AZ) gets help from his family in his re-election campaign

Woman of indeterminate race has police called on her for meeting with constituants

Black Candidate Wants to Know Who Called 911 as She Talked to Voters

By Melissa Gomez

Sept. 21, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/us/politics/shelia-stubbs-wisconsin-police.html

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Shelia Stubbs, 47, was canvassing a neighborhood in Madison, Wis., in August when the police were called on her by a man who said he thought Ms. Stubbs and her family were “waiting for drugs at the local drug house,” according to a police report.CreditCreditShelia Stubbs Campaign

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Wearing a plainly visible royal blue name tag, Ms. Stubbs, 47, began walking up to houses and knocking on doors on the west side of Madison. She told those who answered the door that she was running to represent the 77th District in the State Assembly, and left those who didn’t with campaign literature.

About 20 minutes into her shoe-leather canvassing, Ms. Stubbs was speaking to a man and his parents when she saw a police car pull up behind her silver Lincoln MKZ, where her mother and 8-year-old daughter waited. She excused herself from the residents, she said, and went up to the officer, a woman.

The officer told her that an unidentified man had called 911 and said he suspected the sedan and its passengers of being part of a drug deal. Ms. Stubbs, who is African-American, said she was canvassing in a predominantly white neighborhood.


According to the police report, the call was summarized this way: “They are waiting for drugs at the local drug house — would like them moved along.”

“A drug dealer? Are you kidding me?” Ms. Stubbs recalled saying to the officer. A prominent community activist and longtime member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, she could not believe what she was hearing. “I was embarrassed. I couldn’t demonstrate how I really felt on the inside. I just wanted to go.”

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Ms. Stubbs went on to win the primary with nearly 50 percent of the vote. She is running unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election and is poised to become the first black woman to fill the seat.

It is also the second known instance of an incident involving a black woman running for public office. In July, an Oregon lawmaker was campaigning door to door when she was reported as a “suspicious person” who might be a burglar.

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The officer had questioned Ms. Stubbs’s 71-year-old mother, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, about why they were there. When Ms. Stubbs approached the car, the officer asked her the same question.

Ms. Stubbs said she showed the officer her name tag, her campaign literature and her walking list of potential voters, explaining that she was canvassing the area because she was running for office. Ms. Stubbs requested the caller’s information to explain to it to him as well.

But his information was not available, and now, more than a month later, Ms. Stubbs said she still did not know who reported her.

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“We must talk about racism,” she said. “When we are quick to say it doesn’t exist, it’s very dangerous.”

Two righties remembering those good old days

Going for the record no one else will ever beat ...

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At John McCain's Funeral

Eulogies will be made by GW Bush and Barrack Obama.

Donald J. Trump was not invited.

Just heard on CNN.

President Trump Sends Formal Statement on John McCain


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My deepest sympathies and respect go out to the family of Senator John McCain. Our hearts and prayers are with you!

Obama Trashes McCain in Rambling Tweet!

Former President Barack Obama Issues Statement After Passing of Senator John McCain
Published 2 hours ago | Updated 27 minutes ago

https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/barack-michelle-obama-statement-john-mccain-passing-491727801.html


Former President Barack Obama, who defeated McCain in the 2008 election, issued a statement Saturday night praising McCain for viewing public service as a "patriotic obligation:"

"John McCain and i were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics. But we shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher-the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed. We saw our political battles, even, as a privilege, something noble, an opportunity to serve as stewards of those high ideals at home, and to advance them around the world. We saw this country as a place where anything is possible - and citizenship as our patriotic obligation to ensure it forever remains that way.

"Few of us have been tested the way John once was, or required to show the kind of courage that he did. But all of us can aspire to the courage to put the greater good above our own. At John's best, he showed us what that means. And for that, we are all in his debt. Michelle and I send our heartfelt condolences to Cindy and their family."

RIP John McCain ....................................................................................

A sad moment. I'll remember him knocking on my parents door when he ran for Congress and actually talking to them.

I'll also remember him for running through fire on the Forestal to save a flyer trapped in his jet while ordnance was going off around them sustaining 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Anyone serving in the right place could have been a POW, but being a hero takes something more. And then he set a hero's standard for being a POW by refusing an early release.

A uniquely American man.

Trump Has Spent 25 Percent of Days at Trump Golf Clubs

Trump Has Spent 25 Percent of Days at Trump Golf Clubs
Ramsey Touchberry
4 hrs ago

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-has-spent-25-percent-of-days-at-trump-golf-clubs/ar-BBMqoEV?li=BBnb7Kx

Donald Trump’s arrival at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, Saturday morning marked 150 days of his 582 days in office that he’s spent at a golf club bearing his own name. That is a quarter of his time in office.

The visit also marked his 193rd day at a Trump property. Or a third of his time in office.



The president’s visits to Trump-owned properties, not just golf properties, is even higher, according NBC News, which has tracked his visits since taking office.

Trump often ridiculed former President Barack Obama for the number of days he spent on the golf course. At the same point in his presidency, Obama had golfed 44 times.

At this pace, the president will spend roughly 322 days on the course in a four-year term, vastly exceeding the 306 days Obama spent golfing during eight years in the Oval Office.

I'll take a knee if I want to, mookie can't even color an American flag correctly...................

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Plus he ate all the darn paste.
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