Laura Loomer, investigative journalist and Big League Politics contributor, joined Friday’s episode of Howley Reports to discuss her recent clash with the Democrat running for governor of Nevada, where we stand with the Keith Ellison abuse case in Minnesota, just who is Linda Sarsour?, and why Ron DeSantis needs to get his head in the game. Plus much more.
Keith Ellison’s domestic abuse scandal is partially re-shaping the 2018 midterm elections, especially up north.
The Congressional Leadership Fund — the PAC closely associated with House Speaker Paul Ryan — is coming into the Minnesota First District to criticize pro-Trump Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn’s liberal Democrat opponent.
Hagedorn, the pro-Trump congressman’s son, is running against Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) candidate Dan Feehan, who served in the Obama administration’s Department of Defense. Hagedorn enjoyed a boost after President Trump invited him up to the stage to speak at Trump’s rally last week in Rochester, Minnesota.
Last election, Hagedorn fell 3,000 votes short of defeating the seat’s current occupant Tim Walz, who is giving up the seat to run for governor this year. If Hagedorn manages to defeat the Obama official Feehan, then Republicans can gain a House seat in the Minnesota First.
Hagedorn won August’s primary over NRA-endorsed pick Carla Nelson, and inter-party bitterness persisted. It seemed like the national Republican Party was going to stay away from the Minnesota First. But the major domestic violence scandal against Minnesota congressman, DNC deputy chairman, and attorney general candidate Keith Ellison changed the game in Minnesota.
The Congressional Leadership Fund is spending money now in two Minnesota districts: Hagedorn’s First District, and also the Eighth District, where Republican St. Louis County Commissioner Pete Stauber is running strong against the Democrat Joe Radinovich. If both Hagedorn and Stauber win, then the Republicans will see a net gain of two Democrat-held Minnesota seats.
The new Congressional Leadership Fund TV commercial depicts Keith Ellison and Dan Feehan alongside Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton as “THE LIBERAL ELITE.”
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