Huffman ran for Congress in the North Carolina Democratic primary against two opponents in the state’s 8th Congressional District. He was able to come in second, beating out an opponent who outraised him 4:1.
In the end, I guess money does rule the day. The winner raised over $300K (by taking large sums from PACs including oil and gas) spent over $100K of that money on TV, radio, and newspaper ads
Huffman may have lost the battle, but he says he hasn’t lost the war. Looking at options, a possible run in 2020 and beyond, Huffman is staying active fighting the good fight to bring the important issues to the front burner of North Carolina politics.
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) failure to win her party’s endorsement at California’s state convention is triggering new questions about whether the Democratic Party has become the Progressive Party amid grass-roots enthusiasm driven by opposition to President Trump.
Feinstein won a paltry 37 percent in the weekend vote, and was trounced by California Senate leader Kevin de León, who ran to the left of the veteran politician.
Source: Feinstein’s trouble underlines Democratic Party’s shift to left | TheHill
The president’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has lost his interim, top-secret security clearance. The reports say Kushner will have access to a lower level of classified information.
Source: Kushner Loses Top-Secret Security Clearance, According To Reports : NPR
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) main Democratic rival blocked the longtime incumbent from gaining the California Democratic Party’s coveted endorsement in her high-profile reelection race.
State Senate leader Kevin de León (D), who’s mounted a campaign running to the left of Feinstein, garnered 54 percent of delegates’ votes at the state party’s annual convention in San Diego. But he ultimately fell short of the 60 percent needed to win the endorsement.
Feinstein, meanwhile, came in much farther behind, at just 37 percent. Another Democratic Senate candidate, Pat Harris, got 5 percent of the vote, while 3 percent voted for no endorsement.
Source: Dem challenger blocks Feinstein from state party’s endorsement | TheHill
The “unrecognisable” body of a woman has been discovered at a South Carolina funeral home, three years after she was meant to have been cremated.
A complaint about the excessive amount of time the body had been stored for was filed by a former employee, sparking an investigation by the coroner’s office.
Spartanburg County Coroner, Rusty Clevenger, said they had since identified the woman as 63-year-old Mary Alice Pitts Moore, who died of natural causes in March 2015.
source: Woman’s ‘unrecognisable’ body discovered in funeral home three years after she was meant to have been cremated | The Independent