Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has come under fire in recent weeks over stimulus funding that directly benefitted businesses owned by her husband and son. The Carolina Journal reports new details that could cause further headaches for Hagan, whose lead in the polls has started to fade:
REIDSVILLE — JDC Manufacturing, a company co-owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband Charles “Chip” Hagan, lowered the total cost of a 2010 stimulus-funded energy project but kept all of the savings, sending none back to taxpayers who had funded the stimulus grant.
Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is the single largest donor to outside spending groups in the 2014 election cycle. He’s contributed more than $42 million thus far, which is almost as much as the top 33 Republican-leaning donors combined.
However, all that spending hasn’t been enough to significantly boost Democratic candidates. So Steyer’s dark money group, NextGen Climate, has come up with a backup plan: suppressing the vote.
Wendy Davis is not backing down after her campaign released a widely condemned ad featuring a prolonged, ominous shot of an empty wheelchair. (Davis’s Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, is a paraplegic.)
On Monday, Davis’s campaign organized a press conference in an effort to prove that some of her best friends are confined to wheelchairs. “Greg Abbott got his justice. Why doesn’t he believe that a rape survivor or a person with a disability or a victim paralyzed forever…should get justice too?” Davis said. “What makes Greg Abbott think it’s okay to deny them, his fellow Texans, the justice that he rightly went to court to receive?”
But things got a little awkward at one point when one of the disabled speakers was dragged across the stage in a chair by (presumably) a member of the Davis campaign.
Real Americans across the country are celebrating Columbus Day, but in a handful of left-wing strongholds, a dangerous ideology is afoot:
This is a real ad from the Wendy Davis campaign. The liberal superstar, who is trailing her opponent Greg Abbott by double digits, is clearly desperate, but even so, approving an attack ad that seeks to exploit Abbott’s disability, is a bit over the top.
Former Coldplay fan Gwyneth Paltrow agrees with President Obama on the issue of presidential power, the Free Beacon has learned.
The actress, best known for her role as a young Wendy Darling is the movie “Hook,” hosted the president at a Democratic fundraiser at her Hollywood mansion on Thursday.
Paltrow, a multimillionaire, gushed over the “handsome” Obama and lamented her struggles as a “working mom.” She also endorsed Obama’s view on the powers of the presidency, saying: “It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.”
At least 331 people have died since the signing of a “truce” between Ukraine and the Russian-backed militants waging war in the eastern part of the country. The United Nations says fighting has continued “on an almost daily basis.” The airport in Donetsk, a crucial transportation hub, has been flattened by shelling. According to the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, at least 3,000 Russian troops remain in the country.
Alison Lundergan Grimes demonstrated a reckless disregard for an innocent civilian’s life on Wednesday when she failed to intervene to prevent a Shrek-like Grimes supporter from attacking a man with a video camera. In fact, the ornery ogre was likely following orders from Grimes herself. Here is the disturbing footage:
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Republicans had high hopes going into the 2014 election cycle, and while this year’s midterms probably won’t deliver a massive GOP wave on the scale of 2010’s “shellacking,” most poll watchers think Republicans have a good chance of retaking the Senate. They just might have to do it without winning North Carolina, which had seemed like one the most obvious pickup targets.