Biden’s Party Is Still Boosting Those ‘MAGA Republicans’ the President Warned Us About
Three states hold their primary elections today: Delaware, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. After a redistricting process conducted by a court-appointed special master, both of New Hampshire’s congressional districts are considered competitive, and one of its Senate seats could be in play as well. But unfortunately, Democrats are once again playing with fire by supporting immoderate Republican candidates.
Sen. Maggie Hassan (D–N.H.) is running for reelection after beating a Republican incumbent in 2016 by one-tenth of a percentage point. Among her 10 potential Republican rivals, national Republicans support Chuck Morse, a moderate who serves as the state’s Senate president.
But earlier this month, Senate Majority PAC, which is aligned with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D–N.Y.), funded an ad for one of Morse’s primary opponents: Don Bolduc, whom even allies call a “loose cannon.” Bolduc has proposed sending U.S. troops to fight in Ukraine, and described Gov. Chris Sununu as a “Chinese Communist sympathizer.” The ad refers to Morse as “another sleazy politician,” chosen by “Mitch McConnell’s Washington establishment.” The PAC spent over $3 million, more than five times what Bolduc has raised in campaign contributions.
On the House side, Rep. Annie Kuster is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the state’s second congressional district. The Republican field, on the other hand, is crowded, with seven candidates running to be Kuster’s opponent. A mid-August poll found that while 51 percent of respondents would vote for “someone new” over Kuster, no Republican candidate had any sort of consolidated support.
In May, Sununu endorsed Keene’s mayor, George Hansel, in the race. Sununu, a relatively moderate Republican in a politically independent state, is also one of the country’s most popular governors. Last year, Republican Senate leadership even tried to convince him to run against Hassan.
Similarly, Hansel is a moderate Republican mayor of a relatively liberal city. He says he would oppose gun control measures but he would also oppose federal bans on abortion, d
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