Morning Call: October 19th, 2018

Colorful Candidates

The Democrats in North Carolina are thrilled with their new suite of digital tools that will help energize and inform their voters this election season.

Robert Howard, the NCDP Comm Director, was so excited he took to Twitter to describe what these new tools could do, “(my fav tool is whosrunning.org which lets voters sort by key filters e.g., first-time candidates or candidates of color. This is one of the most diverse slates of candidates ever for North Carolina and we’re damn proud of it) #ncpol #ncga” http://bit.ly/2OzJusy

I guess the content of character filter will be in next years app…


Midterm Insanity

Election day can’t come soon enough.  Things are getting out of hand and I’m worried about what could come next.

Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days.  Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week and Shane Mekeland, a first-time Republican candidate for the state legislature, suffered a concussion over the weekend after he was sucker punched… http://bit.ly/2CRdZ75

I guess we all know where this could go.  It’s been less than two years since a disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporter targeted Republican congressman on a baseball field in Virginia and almost took the life of Steve Scalise.  Let’s hope we don’t go back to the dark place again…


 

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