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Kavanaugh fight boosts Republicans in red states

W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner

Before Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, it looked like a lose-lose situation for Republicans: Abandon Kavanaugh and depress the base ahead of the midterm elections; attack Ford and reap the whirlwind with women come November. Now it is possible the battle over Kavanaugh could rally apathetic Republican voters, especially in the red states that will decide which party controls the Senate. It has reminded conservatives that whatever their views of President Trump, they are unlikely to be treated fairly by Democrats or a hostile media.

No, Hillary Clinton: It's the Red States That Are Dynamic

Stephen Moore, CNS News

Getting these statistics right — about where the growth and dynamism is really happening in America — is important because if we want to be a prosperous nation, we need to learn what works and what doesn't. We need national economic policies that have been shown to work at the state level. Trump wants to make America look like Florida and Tennessee. Clinton wanted to make America look more like Illinois and Connecticut. Maybe that's the real reason why she lost.

The Hardened Divide in American Politics

Sam Wang, The American Prospect

With increased partisan polarization among voters, how states vote from one election to the next also changes much less than it previously did. That’s the reason we can talk about “red states” and “blue states” and focus on only a few battlegrounds. 

Trump's Schedule Has Republicans Seeing Red

Rebecca Berg, Real Clear Politics

Since the Republican convention, Trump has traveled to Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina, states that may or unquestionably will be in play come November. He has staged rallies in Ohio and Iowa, also key battleground states. But in the past week, his schedule has been focused on red states, and he canceled events in the battleground states of Colorado and Nevada.

Red States Still Grasping at OCare Medicaid Cash

Jason Hart, Watchdog.org

Several GOPs governors are still pursuing the OCare Medicaid expansion to bring billions in new fed. spending to their states. But a 2013 bill may burst their bubbles. Don’t count on the enhanced fed. funding for Medicaid expansions, because Congress has overpromised what it can't deliver.

5 Most Conservative States

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

The Hill ranked all 50 states on a red to blue scale. Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, & Mississippi topped the list of reddest states.

In Governors' Races, GOP Struggles

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Late summer polling suggests Republican governors seeking re-election not only won't ride a GOP wave to victory, they may even be crushed.

The Arkansas Obamacare Bailout

Washington Times Editors

A failed Medicaid experiment is becoming a national nightmare. The Arkansas private option doen't represent flexibility from the fed. gov't, a market-based alternative to Medicaid expansion, or affordable, patient-centered health care reform.

O'Keefe Busts Illegal Voter Scheme to Turn TX Blue

Brandon Darby, Breitbart News

In an apparent violation of state law, Battleground Texas officials are exploiting legally protected info. to turn voters out to the polls as part of the Dem. party's quest to turn TX blue, a new undercover video from James O'Keefe reveals.

Cruz: Texas Is Fighting to Stay Red

Sen. Ted Cruz, Breitbart

Cruz warns of the Obama Administration efforts to make Texas buckle under a torrent of federal rules and regulations. Obamacare’s unconstitutional, unfunded mandate to expand Medicaid in our state has gained some attention. But Cruz is certain Texas will stay red.