Mormon voters: A key bloc is up for grabs in Nevada caucus race

Saturday, 04 July 2015 08:03 Written by
Before Heidi Wixom arrived at her neighborhood high school to cast a caucus vote in each of the last two presidential elections, she already had a steadfast favorite to support. Mitt Romney’s executive experience -- overseeing the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and then as Massachusetts governor -- appealed to Wixom. So too did the Mormon faith which she and the candidate share. A mother of six, Wixom knocked on doors and organized phone banks…
Bobby Jindal: The son of immigrants and new champion of the tough-on ... - Washington Post (blog)
Saturday, 04 July 2015 06:00 Written by
Louisiana Gov. BobbyJindal speaks to members of the press after a State Dining Room meeting with President Obama at the White House on Feb. 25, 2013. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Bobby Jindal lives in a very interesting and unique political space. He's one of many, many men and one woman vying for the GOP nomination in 2016. He's a young governor but is widely regarded as a withered-though-once-rising political star. He's the first
Golden moments from Jindal debacle - Houma Courier
Saturday, 04 July 2015 00:08 Written by
They did. And it was hilarious. All the fun started on Tuesday, when the Jindal campaign asked people to tweet their questions to the candidate. The results were predictably embarrassing for Jindal, so I have to share some of them. Please, please, please check it out for yourself, because there is much more fun on that than I can possibly list here. This is just a small sampling of the fun people made of our…
Bobby Jindal Is Trying to Delay Marriage in Louisiana Yet Again - Advocate.com
Saturday, 04 July 2015 00:08 Written by
After three courts told him he had to, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal will finally allow his administration to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples today. The New Orleans Times-Picayunereports that couples now can start marrying in Orleans, where Jindal had barred state employees from complying with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. He couldn't seem to make up his mind on whether the justices really had the last word. Immediately after the high…
Mitt Romney hosting 4th of July weekend sleepover with Chris Christie, Marco Rubio
Friday, 03 July 2015 21:05 Written by
NEWARK, N.J. — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property
Be a “Voice for the Voiceless” by attending NRLC convention July 9-11
Friday, 03 July 2015 17:56 Written by
By Andrew Bair The National Right to Life Convention rolls into New Orleans in six days! This three-day conference (July 9-11th) will bring together grassroots activists and pro-life leaders from across the country and center around the theme: “Be a Voice for the Voiceless.” The pro-life newcomer will be inspired and empowered to get more involved and the seasoned activist will receive greater education and new tools to
Patrick grassroots board dissolves amid tea party grumbling
Friday, 03 July 2015 17:22 Written by
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The grassroots advisory board Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick set up as a sounding board for his tea party constituency is dissolving after a legislative session that left the leadership of that constituency dissatisfied. In a joint statement issued Friday, Patrick and board chairwoman JoAnn Fleming, a state tea party leader who heads Grassroots America - We the People, said they mutually agreed to dissolve the board and work together on a…
Where Are Ranked-Choice Elections Currently Held?
Friday, 03 July 2015 15:12 Written by
Typically when a person enters the voting booth, they vote for one person for each position that is available, but in some places throughout the United States, ranked-choice voting is used. Ranked-choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting, allows constituents to vote for their first-, second- and third-choice candidates in case a politician does not receive a majority of the vote, according to the Minneapolis city website. Ranked-choice voting was first used in the
What Is Ranked-Choice Voting?
Friday, 03 July 2015 14:56 Written by
Runoff elections occur in the case of a tie, but to avoid the extra expenses of another election, some cities use ranked-choice voting, which is also referred to as instant-runoff voting. Most recently during the 2014 midterm election, a runoff had to be held in Louisiana after incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu received only 42 percent of the vote. After a month of more campaigning, Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy won the seat in the rematch,
Jindal: Clinton and Sanders both socialists, but at least Bernie's honest - The Hill (blog)
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:24 Written by
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