Upstart Republican candidates are bear-hugging President Trump and saying their rivals in the party are insufficiently supportive of the president, banking on sustained enthusiasm for Mr. Trump carrying into elections this year and next year.
“Throughout my six years in this office, I have wrestled with the Justice Department on an endless number of oppressive federal policies stemming from a total lack of constitutional deference and respect for the states. I am confident that Jeff Sessions will do his part to restore the delicate balance between the states and the federal government that the Founders envisioned.”
Kennedy’s facing off against Democratic Public Services Commissioner Foster Campbell, who finished second in the primary. As the Democrats’ last chance to redeem themselves in a bruising election year, Campbell is flush with cash and feeling emboldened by Democrat John Bel Edwards’ 2015 victory in the governor’s race. Even if Campbell won, though, Republicans would still control the Senate.
Democrats have insisted that they will push to win the only outstanding Senate race in the country – a Dec. 10 runoff election in Louisiana – but it appears to be trending toward the Republican candidate, which would give the party an effective 52-48 majority next year. State Treasurer John N. Kennedy won the most votes.
Kennedy graduated magna cum laude in political science, philosophy and economics from Vanderbilt, was president of his senior class, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.C.L. degree from Oxford University in England where he was a First Class Honors graduate. John is an adjunct professor at LSU Law School and is a volunteer substitute teacher for East Baton Rouge Parish public schools.
Now, more than ever, it is critical that we maintain an open and robust dialog with the American people about the challenges they’re facing and what we’re doing to address them. We have a tremendous opportunity to move forward with solutions that will give hardworking families in Missouri and across the nation a chance to get ahead, and I’m grateful to be in a position to help lead that effort.
Americans on Tuesday likely avoided an extreme leftward lurch that the U.S. Supreme Court probably would have taken under a President Hillary Clinton with a Democrat majority in the U.S. Senate. At issue, with one Supreme Court vacancy already existing and several more possibly to come in the next four years.
Yesterday was a great day for GING-PAC endorsed candidates. Out of 28 candidates we supported, three lost and one is facing a runoff in Louisiana on December 10. The Republicans held the Senate and the House and Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, one of the worst, most wicked politicians in American history.
The 115th Congress of the United States will be sworn in on January 4th, 2017. The next president of the United States will not be sworn in until January 20th, 2017. A scenario is now emerging where Judge Merrick Garland of the Federal Appeals Court, who is President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Justice Anthony Scalia, could be confirmed even if Donald Trump were to win the presidential election.
Senator Roy Blunt has talked the talk and walked the walk. He has served Missouri in Congress since 1997, and has had 101 opportunities to vote pro-life. He has voted pro-life every single time. And not only does Sen. Blunt vote pro-life, he leads on it too. Senator Blunt is the chairman of the Senate Values Action Team (VAT) which serves as point-guard for all pro-life, pro-family initiatives in the U.S. Senate.