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Politico: Poll: Gillespie, Northam deadlocked in Virginia governor race

Three new public polls show next month’s Virginia gubernatorial race within the margin of error.

A Monmouth University poll — the most recently conducted of the surveys, all released Tuesday — shows Republican Ed Gillespie, a former Bush administration official and Republican National Committee chairman, in front of Democrat Ralph Northam, the commonwealth’s lieutenant governor, 48 percent to 47 percent.

Libertarian Cliff Hyra is at 3 percent, and 3 percent of likely voters are undecided.

Last month, Northam had a 5-point lead in Monmouth’s polling, 49 percent to 44 percent. The shifts in both candidates’ vote shares are within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

Taken together, the Monmouth poll — along with new surveys from two Virginia schools, Christopher Newport University and Roanoke College — point to a close race in the most closely watched election of 2017. Both parties are using the Virginia contest to test-drive messages and read tea leaves ahead of next year’s midterms, when 36 states will hold gubernatorial elections.

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Bossie: The Las Vegas attack's unsung heroes - say a prayer of thanks for our first responders

Monday was a dark day in American history.   The massacre of innocence in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and more than 500 wounded and injured at the hands of a shooter perched on the 32nd floor of a high rise casino hotel is a real-life nightmare that reminds us that there is "pure evil" in the world. 

President Trump delivered a stirring tribute to those who perished as well as the unsung heroes of the Las Vegas massacre. First responders ran toward an active shooter situation that became a mass casualty event. As scores of terrified concert goers ran for their lives, police, fire, and other emergency personnel acted quickly to subdue the gunman and treat the wounded.

Today we should all stop and say a prayer of thanks for our police men and women - the thin blue line – who quietly and without fanfare, go about their jobs knowing that a tragedy may come their way at any moment. We’ve already started hearing the stories about the bravery of those who sacrificed their lives so others might live as concert goers responded to the call of their fellow citizens in need.

Sunday night unthinkable tragedy came to Vegas and our first responders, police, fire, and emergency workers, stepped up with extraordinary valor and their acts of courage saved lives. As a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Maryland for over fifteen years, I know that the scene from last night's attack will be seared into the minds of the first responders for the rest of their lives. When these American heroes arrived at the scene, little did they know that they would be entering a war zone with a battlefield of dead and wounded. These first responders didn't think twice, they went to work - just like they always do. These unthinkable images will have a deep psychological impact on the police and first responders who found themselves on the front line of terror. They deserve our deepest gratitude.

Now the doctors and nurses and hospital workers will work around the clock to saves lives and heal the wounded. Like New York City, Sandy Hook, Boston, Orlando, and others before, the Las Vegas community will rise to the occasion and come together. Americans from around the country will hold them up in prayer every step of the way. President Trump will do his part and lead by example as comforter-in-chief when he visits Nevada on Wednesday. His respect for the men and women of law enforcement, fire service, EMS, and hospital medical staff is apparent and that makes me very proud of our president.

These are the dark times when petty partisan politics and the left's desperate assault on the 2nd Amendment should take a back seat. All of us should be reflecting about what is truly important in our lives and in our country instead.

When violent events take place, when horrific acts unfold in any town at any moment in our country, I am grateful for our everyday heroes, our first responders and leaders like President Trump and Vice President Pence who take time to honor their service.

David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United, a Fox News Contributor and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for President.

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Why Democrats are scared to death of voter fraud investigations

As President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met on Tuesday in New Hampshire to discuss voter fraud, the usual liberal suspects cried wolf.

During last year’s election, the president voiced what we know — that voter fraud exists. The only question is to what degree, and that’s the mission of the commission.

For anyone who dismisses concerns about voter fraud, the unhinged reaction by the left at investigating it should, at the very least, make a logical person wonder what they’re so concerned about.

After all, if you believe the issue is false, or at the most an irrelevant factor in end results, you should welcome confirmation of that fact. Unless, of course, one fears the actual outcome may prove how voter fraud impacts local and state races to the point of shifting the balance of power in Washington, D.C.

Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and vice chairman of the president's commission, has already caused quite the stir. In a Breitbart article, Mr. Kobach revealed that out-of-state voters may have changed not only the outcome of the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race, but also could have impacted who won the state’s presidential contest.



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Newsmax: 271 State Legislators Can't Run in 2018

In the 2018 elections, term limit laws will prevent 271 state legislators from seeking re-election. This includes 177 Republicans, 86 Democrats, six officially nonpartisan legislators in Nebraska, and two independent legislators in Maine.

The totals include 96 state senators and 175 state representatives.

The biggest impact of term limits may be seen in the Michigan State Senate. Twenty-six (26) of the 38 seats up for election in 2018 are affected by term limits. That figure includes 19 Republican and seven Democratic seats. Currently, Republicans hold a 27-11 majority in the Senate.

The only state senate where more Democrats than Republicans are subject to term limits is in Colorado. Four Democrats are term-limited along with three Republicans. Ten other seats are also up for re-election. Currently, Republicans hold an 18-17 majority in the Colorado Senate.

At the state house level, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Michigan have more Democrats term-limited than Republicans. Eight state houses — Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Maine — have more Republicans term-limited than Democrats.

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Presidential Coalition's Principles

Founded in 2005, the Presidential Coalition exists to educate the American public on the value of having principled conservative Republican leadership at all levels of government and to support the conservative "farm team." From Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush and Donald Trump, principled Republican Presidents have displayed the courage and wisdom necessary to guide our nation through some of our greatest and most difficult times. Their leadership has stood the test of time and made America great. These principled Republicans are the ideal role models for America's future leaders at the state and local levels of government.

Timeless principles such as the core belief in the importance of a limited government is something we are looking for in up and coming leaders. The mindset that the individual and family should be making decisions instead of the government is central to this philosophy.

Since a small government in size and scope is always best, keeping taxes to a minimum must also be a core belief for the next generation of conservative leaders. People should be able to decide how to spend their hard earned money, not the government.

Honoring the concept of the "citizen-politician" is another critically important attribute for the leaders of tomorrow. Our Founding Fathers envisioned representatives who would come to Washington to serve their country for a limited time and then return to their occupation back in their home state. The rise of the "career politician" has made the need for term limits at all levels of government absolutely essential.

Strong support of our police should be central in the belief system of any future political leader. Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line to keep us safe each and every day. The Presidential Coalition believes deeply that rock solid support of our police forces needs constant reinforcement by leaders at all levels of government.

Respecting the rule of law goes hand in hand with support of our police. We are a nation of laws and laws that are on the books must be enforced. The rise of sanctuary cities and counties has made this an enormous issue for anyone thinking about running for office at any level of government.

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Wash Times: Trump to sign order creating voter-fraud panel

President Trump will sign an executive order Thursday creating a long-awaited commission to investigate voter fraud and elections, a senior administration official confirmed.

The commission will be led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who worked on the Trump transition team and is a vocal advocate of stronger immigration laws.

The commission was promised by Mr. Trump in the first weeks of his administration, after he asserted that illegal voting contributed at least 3 million votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s popular-vote victory in the presidential election. Mr. Trump won the presidency by capturing a majority of the Electoral College vote.

The commission will be tasked with studying “vulnerabilities” in U.S. election systems and potential effects on improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting, ABC News reported. The panel is also expected to examine claims of voter suppression.

A White House official said the panel will be “more forward looking” than simply reviewing alleged voter fraud and suppression.


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Politico: Poll: Gillespie, Northam deadlocked in Virginia governor race

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Bossie: The Las Vegas attack's unsung heroes - say a prayer of thanks for our first responders

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Why Democrats are scared to death of voter fraud investigations

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Newsmax: 271 State Legislators Can't Run in 2018

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