Kiir narrowly led 27-26 in February’s pentagonal primaries, which were marked by sharp differences in candidate support rules. Andrei is supported by the entire Democratic Congressional delegation in Wisconsin, Including Senator Tammy Baldwin, and a large number of Democrats in the state legislature. It also has the support of several teachers’ unions in the state. (However, Evers remained out of the race.) Meanwhile, Kiir identifies as a Democrat and claims to have supported President Biden in 2020 but he did. Adopted by former Republican Governor Scott Walker And pro-rental school groups.
Underly had a vast fundraising privilege from $ 1.2 million to $ 170K on CARE, a perk that extends to outside spending as well. They have basic allies Pumped $ 766,000 into the race, While Kiir’s most notable pro-group, the American Children’s Federation, spent much less than $ 57,000.
Both candidates had to go through varying degrees of controversy during the race. The day after she secured a spot on the run-off, Kerr, who is white in color, posted an odd tweet in which she claims She was the victim of a race stabbing used to target blacks. Shortly thereafter, the CARE campaign manager and legal counsel resigned. Kerr benefited from some Republican support during the primaries, but as Scott Bauer of the Associated Press notes, this sudden turn of personnel is He may have been foreshadowed to turn to the right Her campaign took place in the second round of voting.
Kerr also came under fire To allow the business manager in her school district to stay for about a year and a half after he crossed bank accounts by about $ 500,000 in 2009. Underly went after Kerr about this incident during a debate between the two candidates and In a TV commercial. For her part, Kerr claimed that she investigated the incident as soon as she was notified of it.
Under You experienced some violent reactions To send her children to a private school for two years while her family was living in Madison. She mainly defended the decision by saying that the school is best suited to her children’s care needs.
The race distinguished classic public schools versus independent school fights that often characterize races focused on education, but the issue of reopening schools in the COVID era for personal mentoring was also problematic. Although the state superintendent does not have the power to make these decisions, Kerr does It pushed hard to reopen all school districts statewide. Underly’s stance has been more muted, though she has called for the reopening to be based on the discretion of individual school districts.
● Mo Sen: On behalf of Missouri Scout, Republican Polls expert, Remington Research I tested a variety of possible configurations In next year’s Senate Republican primary, former Gov. Eric Grittens finds a headliner in both, although the title rivalry is very close.
The only non-hypothetical pairing is marked by the Greens versus the only other announced high-profile candidate, State Attorney Eric Schmidt; In that rivalry, the Greitens are only 40-39 ahead. However, adding a third filter to the mix widens this gap, largely to Schmidt’s expense:
- 36-29 Greitens, Rep. Jason Smith: 16
- 36-30 Greitens, Rep. Billy Long: 14
- 38-26 Greitens, Rep. Anne Wagner: 18
- 38-30 Greitens, Entrepreneur John Brunner: 10
Throw them all into the mix (plus another House member, Vicky Hartzler) and the picture will still be the same: Greitens 31, Schmitt 18, Wagner 12, Smith 9, Hartzler 8, Long 6, and Brunner 2. This contrasts With Greitens modern interior This made him hit Schmidt at 48-11, Wagner at 9 and Smith at 7.
Needless to say, it’s extremely unlikely that this entire brigade would accumulate, including four U.S. representatives, even though everyone included in this survey actually said they are considering racing.
● Oh SenVenture capital: J.D. Vance He admitted he’s “thinking too seriously.” About trying to nominate the Republican Party for the Senate a few days distance A group of billionaires from the far right threw tens of millions of dollars into the PAC super group in support of Vance’s hypothetical nomination last month.
Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Warren Davidson, who had been looking forward to a campaign in the Senate and a fundamental challenge to Governor Mike DeWine, now appears to be leaning toward the latter. “I’m not really planning to run for the Senate in 2022,” Davidson said in mid-March. “What I look forward to in 2022 is a) Congress, of course, and b) I was encouraged by the feedback I received about the ruler’s race and taking a hard look at the governor’s race. This is a bit confusing because the Senate is part From Congress, but Davidson was supposed to be referring to the House of Representatives.
● Palestinian Authority O.Democratic Representative Brendan Boyle, who has reportedly been contemplating a crackdown on the Senate, said Friday. He will take a pass in the race. Two prominent Democrats, Governor John Fetterman and State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta, are already competing for the Pennsylvania open seat in the Senate, although many still weigh the race.
● Al-Gov: Says Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth He “won’t run against” Governor Kay Ivey, a fellow Republican, if she decides to seek a third term next year. However, he did not say what he planned to do if the ruler described it as a profession. Ivy was shy about her intentions, saying on Friday, “My tin is completely full now. It’s not time to announce this decision.”
● FL-01: Matt Gates scandal is also spreading In ways more disgusting than ever, CNN reports too Prosecutors are investigating Whether the congressman has spent donor money on “travel and expenditures” for young women and teenage girls Allegedly involved with him. While the gravity of the sex-trafficking charges that Gates could face is enormous, the use of campaign money for personal reasons – which is also illegal – has brought down many of Gates’ peers in recent years, including former California Representative Duncan Hunter.
● Tex-06The Texas AFL-CIO, which has 235,000 members across the state, Democratic businesswoman Lydia Bean supported In the May 1 special election for the sixth congressional district. Meanwhile, former Trump official Brian Harrison Displays another adThis time, attacking Joe Biden for immigration. According to Patrick Cvetik of the Texas Tribune, only Harrison and his Republican colleague Susan Wright were announced on TV.
● Seattle, Washington MayorCity councilor Lorena Gonzalez got your back on Thursday From Rep. Paramela Jayapal, Prominent progressive representing about 80% of Seattle, ahead of the second primary in August.
● St. Louis, Greater MissouriDemocrat Show Me Victories released a general election survey on Tuesday showing city treasurer Tishora Jones. Alderman leads Kara Spencer 42-37. Show Me Victories says it is not affiliated with any of the candidates “or any independent expense in the Mayor’s race.”
Jones Outperformed SpencerFellow Democrat, 57-46 in the primaries last month, which allowed voters to cast the votes of the largest number of candidates; However, April 6 voters will be limited to only one option.
Jones and Spencer Every campaign was progressive. As Meg O’Connor of The Appeal wrote last month, “Regardless of who wins in April, the next Saint Louis mayor will be a single mother who supports reimagining public safety, changing the way the city uses tax incentives to stimulate development, and providing rental relief for St. Louis who They are struggling to make ends meet during the outbreak. ” Jones also made history as the first woman of color to lead St. Louis, and she would also be her first black mayor since 2001.
However, the two competitors have spent the past month arguing that the other has not shown sufficient transparency in the position. Spencer Announce in a recent discussion Jones “has a proven track record of issuing no-bid contracts,” while Jones mistook Spencer for being late in unveiling $ 13,000 in primary donations.