Yesterday Dem4evr posted a diary at Daily Kos about Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren, attractive to progressives to mount , the burkha contrary to the reactionary Democratic rep, Oklahoma’s last. An instant blog search shows me that DWT has over twelve mentions of Boren, although no stories on him. All of the mentions concern his status among the two or three 3 most reactionary Democrats inside your home, someone as more likely to vote with Republicans on substantive matters much like Democrats. The most recent on DWT– and the reason for Dem4evr’s diary– concerned how Boren was only 1 of two Democrats, alongside Mississippi Republicrat Gene Taylor, to vote against a worker’s to join a union the other day, a posture so inherently un-American and vile that even 13 Republicans joined the home Democrats to beat back the Republican opposition. 2 most reactionary Democrats inside the House– but that there surely is a big change in the type from the districts that both men represent.
Taylor is elected in a good Republican seat. 16 Republican rating in the Cook Partisan Voting Index. Boren’s district (OK-02), the indegent, mostly rural eastern third of Oklahoma (including Muskogee), is really a traditional Democratic district that is trending Republican in national elections. It really is considered a competitive district that leans Republican, although Brad Henry carried each and every county inside the district when he ran for governor in 2002 and 2 yrs later Brad Carson carried every county inside the district except two when he ran for Senate. Gore and Kerry did better in OK-02 than in virtually any of Oklahoma’s other congressional districts, with Bush getting 52% in 2000 and 59% in 2004. Boren was initially elected in 2004 with 66% from the vote and in November he was re-elected with 73% against Republican wingnut Patrick Miller. When the reactionary Taylor were successfully primaried by way of a moderate Democrat, a Republican may possibly win the seat. Alternatively, in case a moderate Democrat beat Boren in a very primary, there is no reason to trust there wouldn’t be considered a good opportunity for a moderate to displace a reactionary in OK-02.
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7.50am Hello and welcome to your live rolling coverage of what is actually a momentous day for football. After 27 years inside the Old Trafford hotseat, speculation keeps growing that their most successful manager – English football’s most successful manager – Sir Alex Ferguson could possibly be going to call time on his career. After 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups and two European Cups, a glittering chapter inside the club’s history could possibly be set to close today. Manchester United didn’t proceed to issue a statement denying strong speculation yesterday evening that Ferguson, 71, would announce his retirement before this Sunday’s Premier League match with Swansea City, United’s last at Old Trafford this title-winning season. Today, Ferguson arrived, as is usual, at United’s Carrington training ground just a little before 7am. He could be expected at Chester racecourse today with the club’s annual race day, indulging his other love of horse racing. Whatever unfolds, it is possible to follow all of the latest developments around here. End of a time?
Reacting to the news headlines, Ukip’s only MP Douglas Carswell simply tweeted a sunglasses emoji. As he announced his resignation today, which came to be a surprise to numerous, he said he wasn’t a ‘career politician’ and decided now was the proper time and energy to step aside, but will continue in his role being an MEP until Britain officially cuts ties with Brussels. He refused to endorse the Tory leadership contenders despite his close ally and major Ukip donor Aaron Banks publicly backing the Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom. However the outgoing leader said another prime minister ought to be a person who backed leaving the EU and left the entranceway available to him joining the negotiation team. Mr Farage said today: ‘I are determined to stand aside as Leader of UKIP. The victory for your ‘Leave’ side within the referendum implies that my political ambition is achieved. I arrived to this struggle from business because I needed us to be always a self-governing nation, never to turn into a career politician.