Diary

How You Can Avenge Trump's Impeachment

Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party activist Manilan Houle, of Minneapolis, is the first person waiting in line outside a polling station in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, on the first day of early voting in Minnesota in the 2018 midterm elections. Minnesota law allowed in-person voting to begin Friday — a full 46 days early — making it the first battleground state to begin casting actual votes in the broader fight for control of Congress. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 8:35 PM marked the moment when the Democratic Party officially succumbed to their far-left base and impeached President Donald J. Trump without providing evidence of a crime.  In doing so, they extended a middle finger to American people who want to focus on actual problems and deserve a swift kick into retirement next November as a result.

Below is a list of every Democrat who voted for impeachment in districts that supported Trump in 2016 along with their top Republican opponent(s), assuming they are relevant candidates. Winning back these seats will be enough to turn the House of Representatives red once more and likely force Nancy Pelosi into retirement. If none of these Republicans live in your district, you can still donate via their websites and spread word of their candidacies.

(Partisan Voter Index according to the Cook Political Report)

Tom O’Halleran, Ariz. 1st (R+2)

Top challenger: No noteworthy candidates at the moment.

Lucy McBath, Ga. 6th (R+8)

Top challenger: Former representative Karen Handel is running for her old seat. Website: www.karenhandel.com

Abby Finkenauer, Iowa 1st (D+1)

Top challenger: Iowa State Representative and former journalist Ashley Hinson. Website:  www.ashleyhinson.com

Elissa Slotkin, Mich. 8th (R+4)

Top Challenger: No noteworthy candidates at the moment.

Angie Craig, Minn. 2nd (R+2)

Top challenger:  Rick Olson, the lone GOP candidate, has called for Trump’s impeachment.  Need a new challenger for this swing district.

Susie Lee Nev. 3rd (R+2)

Top challenger: Dan Schwartz, Nevada’s state treasurer from 2015-2019,  appears to be the best bet right now. Website:  www.dan4nevada.com

Chris Pappas, N.H. 1st (R+2)

Top challenger: No one is officially running at the moment, but former New Hampshire Republican Party vice chair Matt Mayberry has all but announced he will jump in. Other candidates are likely to join.

Josh Gottheimer, N.J. 5th (R+3)

Top challenger: No noteworthy candidates at the moment.

Andy Kim, N.J. 3rd (R+2)

Top candidates: Former Burlington County freeholder Kate Gibbs entered the race last month and likely has the edge on Barnegat Township Deputy Mayor John J. Novak due to Burlington County’s larger voter base. Website: www.katefornj.com

Mikie Sherrill, N.J. 11th (R+3)

Top candidate: Attorney and Republican state Committeeman Larry Casha is the lone Republican in the race. Not sure if he is a serious candidate, though.

Xochitl Torres Small, N.M. 2nd (R+6)

Top Challenger: Oil and gas executive Claire Chase and 2018 nominee Yvette Herrell are the top candidates. Websites: www.clairechase.org and www.yvetteherrell.com

Anthony Brindisi, N.Y. 22nd (R+6)

Top challenger: Former representative Claudia Tenney is seeking her old seat.  Website: www.claudiaforcongress.com

Antonio Delgado, N.Y. 19th (R+2)

Top candidate: No noteworthy candidates at the moment. Dutchess County Executive and 2018 GOP gubernatorial nominee Marc Molinaro is seriously considering a run, however.

Sean Patrick Maloney, N.Y. 18th (R+1)

Top candidate: 2018 US Senate candidate Chele Fairley is lone Republican running at the moment. Website: www.chelefairley.com

Max Rose, N.Y. 11th (R+3)

Top Challenger: 2014 NYC GOP mayoral nominee Nicole Malliotakis. Website: www.nicolemalliotakis.com.

Kendra Horn, Okla. 5th (R+10)

Top Challenger: Businesswoman Terry Neese appears to be the frontrunner as she leads the GOP field in fundraising. State Senator Stephanie Bice is worth keeping an eye on, though. Websites: www.neeseforcongress.com and www.biceforcongress.com

Matt Cartwright, Pa. 8th (R+1)

Top challenger: No clear frontrunner at the moment.

Conor Lamb, Pa. 17th (R+3)

Top challenger: Former Army Ranger and author Sean Parnell. Website: www. seanforcongress.com

Joe Cunningham, S.C. 1st (R+10)

Top Challenger: South Carolina State Representative and businesswoman Nancy Mace. Website: www.nancymace.org

Ben McAdams, Utah 4th (R+13)

Top Challenger: Utah State Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert had established himself as the frontrunner before suddenly exiting the race Monday.

Elaine Luria, Va. 2nd (R+3)

Top challenger: No noteworthy challenger at the moment but former representative Scott Taylor will reportedly seek a rematch.

Abigail Spanberger, Va. 7th (R+6)

Top Challenger: Former teacher and nonprofit executive Tina Ramirez. Website: www.tinaramirez.com

Cindy Axne, Iowa 3rd (R+1)

Top Challenger: Former Representative David Young looks to regain this seat after losing in 2018.  Website: www.youngforiowa.com

Haley Stevens, Mich. 11th (R+4)

Top challenger: No noteworthy candidates at the moment.

Lauren Underwood, Ill. 14th (R+5)

Top challenger: While State Senator and perennial federal candidate Jim Oberweis leads the field in fundraising, he is hardly an inspiring choice. Businessman and former Notre Dame place kicker Ted Gradel seems like the better bet due to his conservative outsider image. Website: www.tedgradel.com

Jared Golden, Maine 2nd (R+2)

Top challenger: Maine State Senator and 2018 U.S. Senate nominee Eric Brakey. Website: www.ericbrakey.com

Cheri Bustos, Ill. 17th (D+3)

Top challenger: Businesswoman and attorney Esther Joy King. Website: www.estherforcongress.com

Dave Loebsack, Iowa 2nd (D+1)

Top challenger: Loebsack is retiring in 2020 so this will be an open seat. Former Illinois Representative Bobby Schilling is the most noteworthy candidate but needs to pick up his fundraising. Website: www.bobbyforiowa.com

Ron Kind, Wis. 3rd (Even)

Top challenger: No noteworthy candidates at the moment.