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The Presidential Coalition Supports Term Limits at All Levels Of Government

Honoring the concept of the “citizen-politician” is a critically important attribute for the leaders of tomorrow.  Candidates for public office who share our mindset that out of touch career politicians with entrenched power are detrimental to common sense government reforms understand the importance of term limits. 

Our Founding Fathers envisioned representatives who would come to Washington (or their state capital or county office or town hall) to serve for a limited time and then return to their careers. The alarming rise of politicians who strive to make a lucrative career out of politics has made the need for term limits at all levels of government absolutely essential.

It’s critically important for state and local governments to enact term limits for their representatives. It’s also important to elect State Representatives and Senators who would vote in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution if a federal term limits amendment were to pass the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. President Donald Trump and many members of Congress currently support term limits.

A constitutional amendment must pass both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate with a two-thirds majority and then must be approved by three-fourths of the states. All 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been enacted in this manner. The other way to amend the Constitution is via Constitutional Convention, which would have to be called together by two-thirds of the states.


Sunshine State News: DeSantis Edges Out Putnam, Corcoran in Republican Gubernatorial Matchup

With a new year comes a new poll suggesting Florida Congressman (and President Donald Trump’s hand-pick) Ron DeSantis has a slight edge over his possible Republican gubernatorial opponents.

A new poll from Remington Research Group found DeSantis -- who has not officially declared his candidacy for governor, yet -- besting Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Florida House of Representatives Speaker Richard Corcoran by several points.

DeSantis routes both Putnam and Corcoran in a hypothetical matchup, taking 28 percent of the vote to Putnam’s 25 percent.

Corcoran received only three percent of the Republican primary vote in the hypothetical robopoll matchup, while a significantly larger portion of voters -- 44 percent -- said they are undecided as to who they’d vote for in the GOP primary.

When the options were narrowed to two -- DeSantis and Putnam -- DeSantis once again narrowly took the lead over the state Ag Commissioner, taking 30 percent to Putnam’s 29 percent.

The only other major declared candidate besides Putnam, former Sen. Jack Latvala, who resigned last month as a result of a sexual misconduct scandal, was not included in the poll.

DeSantis has represented Florida’s 6th District in Congress since 2013 but widely flew under the radar until recent months when political insiders began speculating he would make a bid for Florida governor.

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Maryland Matters: Jessica Haire Seeking Anne Arundel Council Seat

Jessica Haire, a lawyer and civil engineer who is married to Maryland Republican Party Chairman Dirk Haire, is running for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council.

Haire held a campaign kickoff event Wednesday night at Mike’s Crab House in Riva.

"I am running for Anne Arundel County Council because we need tax relief, safer streets, and better schools," Haire said in a statement. "I am frustrated that the current Council has failed to support County Executive [Steve] Schuh's property tax. I will vote to cut your property taxes."

Haire instantly becomes the frontrunner to succeed Councilmember Jerry Walker (R), who is term limited and running for the House of Delegates in 2018. Jonathan Boniface, a school advocate in the Crofton area, has also declared for the Republican primary. Michelle Corkadel, an aide to Schuh, had been gearing up to run for Council but now seems more likely to seek a seat on the school board.

Haire, who lives with her husband and children in Edgewood, close to Gov. Larry Hogan's (R) home, will have GOP establishment support and easy access to campaign funds. That will serve as a contrast to Walker, who has run afoul of Schuh and many Republican insiders – and was recently the target of attack mailers put out by state House Republicans.

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The Presidential Coalition releases radio ad in support of Ed Gillespie for Governor.

The Presidential Coalition releases radio ad in support of Ed Gillespie for Governor.

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Politico: Poll: Gillespie, Northam deadlocked in Virginia governor race

Three new public polls show next month’s Virginia gubernatorial race within the margin of error.

A Monmouth University poll — the most recently conducted of the surveys, all released Tuesday — shows Republican Ed Gillespie, a former Bush administration official and Republican National Committee chairman, in front of Democrat Ralph Northam, the commonwealth’s lieutenant governor, 48 percent to 47 percent.

Libertarian Cliff Hyra is at 3 percent, and 3 percent of likely voters are undecided.

Last month, Northam had a 5-point lead in Monmouth’s polling, 49 percent to 44 percent. The shifts in both candidates’ vote shares are within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

Taken together, the Monmouth poll — along with new surveys from two Virginia schools, Christopher Newport University and Roanoke College — point to a close race in the most closely watched election of 2017. Both parties are using the Virginia contest to test-drive messages and read tea leaves ahead of next year’s midterms, when 36 states will hold gubernatorial elections.

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Bossie: The Las Vegas attack's unsung heroes - say a prayer of thanks for our first responders

Monday was a dark day in American history.   The massacre of innocence in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and more than 500 wounded and injured at the hands of a shooter perched on the 32nd floor of a high rise casino hotel is a real-life nightmare that reminds us that there is "pure evil" in the world. 

President Trump delivered a stirring tribute to those who perished as well as the unsung heroes of the Las Vegas massacre. First responders ran toward an active shooter situation that became a mass casualty event. As scores of terrified concert goers ran for their lives, police, fire, and other emergency personnel acted quickly to subdue the gunman and treat the wounded.

Today we should all stop and say a prayer of thanks for our police men and women - the thin blue line – who quietly and without fanfare, go about their jobs knowing that a tragedy may come their way at any moment. We’ve already started hearing the stories about the bravery of those who sacrificed their lives so others might live as concert goers responded to the call of their fellow citizens in need.

Sunday night unthinkable tragedy came to Vegas and our first responders, police, fire, and emergency workers, stepped up with extraordinary valor and their acts of courage saved lives. As a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Maryland for over fifteen years, I know that the scene from last night's attack will be seared into the minds of the first responders for the rest of their lives. When these American heroes arrived at the scene, little did they know that they would be entering a war zone with a battlefield of dead and wounded. These first responders didn't think twice, they went to work - just like they always do. These unthinkable images will have a deep psychological impact on the police and first responders who found themselves on the front line of terror. They deserve our deepest gratitude.

Now the doctors and nurses and hospital workers will work around the clock to saves lives and heal the wounded. Like New York City, Sandy Hook, Boston, Orlando, and others before, the Las Vegas community will rise to the occasion and come together. Americans from around the country will hold them up in prayer every step of the way. President Trump will do his part and lead by example as comforter-in-chief when he visits Nevada on Wednesday. His respect for the men and women of law enforcement, fire service, EMS, and hospital medical staff is apparent and that makes me very proud of our president.

These are the dark times when petty partisan politics and the left's desperate assault on the 2nd Amendment should take a back seat. All of us should be reflecting about what is truly important in our lives and in our country instead.

When violent events take place, when horrific acts unfold in any town at any moment in our country, I am grateful for our everyday heroes, our first responders and leaders like President Trump and Vice President Pence who take time to honor their service.

David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United, a Fox News Contributor and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for President.

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The Presidential Coalition Supports Virginia’s Strong 2017 Statewide Ticket

This week, The Presidential Coalition was proud to send more financial support to Virginia's 2017 candidates for statewide office.  The Presidential Coalition contributed $15,000 to gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, $2,500 to Attorney General candidate John Adams, and $1,000 to Lt. Governor candidate Jill Vogel.

Gillespie is running on cutting taxes and regulations in order to kick start economic growth as well as reforming the state government in Richmond. Ed is a dedicated and hardworking public servant who will serve his constituents very well. Rounding out the strong statewide ticket for Republicans in Virginia are Jill Vogel (candidate for Lieutenant Governor) and John Adams (candidate for Attorney General). State Senator Vogel is a principled conservative leader who will be the first female Lieutenant Governor of Virginia if she's elected. Adams, a former officer in the Navy, has served honorably as a federal prosecutor and Associate White House Counsel during the George W. Bush Administration.

Why Democrats are scared to death of voter fraud investigations

As President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met on Tuesday in New Hampshire to discuss voter fraud, the usual liberal suspects cried wolf.

During last year’s election, the president voiced what we know — that voter fraud exists. The only question is to what degree, and that’s the mission of the commission.

For anyone who dismisses concerns about voter fraud, the unhinged reaction by the left at investigating it should, at the very least, make a logical person wonder what they’re so concerned about.

After all, if you believe the issue is false, or at the most an irrelevant factor in end results, you should welcome confirmation of that fact. Unless, of course, one fears the actual outcome may prove how voter fraud impacts local and state races to the point of shifting the balance of power in Washington, D.C.

Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and vice chairman of the president's commission, has already caused quite the stir. In a Breitbart article, Mr. Kobach revealed that out-of-state voters may have changed not only the outcome of the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race, but also could have impacted who won the state’s presidential contest.



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Hurricane Harvey’s Heroes: Police, Fire, and Rescue Workers

The massive devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas is a big reminder that our nation's police, fire, and EMS workers are American heroes.  The stories of their unheralded acts of heroism are proof that American Exceptionalism is alive and well.

Throughout his campaign and during his presidency, President Donald Trump has been a steadfast and vocal supporter of these fine men and women who answer the call every day in very tough situations, both large and small. As he leads the federal response to Hurricane Harvey, President Trump fully understands the unbelievable job that our first responders are doing in Texas.

The President tweeted that "First responders have been doing heroic work. Their courage & devotion has saved countless lives - they represent the very best of America!"

He is exactly right about this and it’s fantastic that the leader of the free world recognizes it. During this crisis all will be tested and the president is showing that he has their backs - 110 percent. Dealing with a disaster of this magnitude requires an enormous amount of courage and sacrifice, but the truth is our police, fire, and rescue workers do this day in and day out.

The Presidential Coalition understands this truth and we are grateful. We're also grateful for politicians like President Trump who stand side by side by these heroes and give them the thanks – and resources – they need and deserve to get the job done. With little fanfare, these outstanding citizens come to work every day, not knowing what lies before them. This is a huge sacrifice for them and their families.

The Presidential Coalition seeks to support state and local candidates who share this mindset. Politicians at all levels who fully support our first responders have their priorities in order.

Here are some stories documenting the heroic actions of our first responders as they handle the epic disaster that Hurricane Harvey left behind:

  • "Houston's fire department said it would begin a block-by-block search of thousands of flooded homes. Assistant Fire Chief Richard Mann said the searches were to ensure 'no people were left behind.'" (CBS News, 8/31/2017)
  • "Officials received 5,000 calls for help Wednesday [August 30]; 1,500 high water vehicles were dispatched to remove people out of homes or vehicles." (CBS News, 8/31/2017)
  • Up to 40 people rescued Wednesday [August 30]; nearly 4,500 rescued so far (by Houston police and fire department)." (CBS News, 8/31/2017)
  • "The Houston Fire Department has received about 15,000 calls for assistance, a spokesperson said Wednesday evening. The fire department will begin recovery operations in certain areas and conduct door-to-door checks of accessible homes that got more than 3 feet of water, the spokesperson said." (ABC News, 8/31/2017)
  • "Emergency workers and throngs of volunteers went door to door for a fifth day Wednesday, trying to rescue victims of the flood. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said authorities have received 60,000 to 70,000 calls for help." (CNN, 8/31/2017)
We are inspired by these stories and know that because of our police, fire, and rescue workers, lives will be saved, families will be reunited, and Texas will come back bigger and better than ever. Our first responders need thanks and support across the board each and every day!


Newsmax: 271 State Legislators Can't Run in 2018

In the 2018 elections, term limit laws will prevent 271 state legislators from seeking re-election. This includes 177 Republicans, 86 Democrats, six officially nonpartisan legislators in Nebraska, and two independent legislators in Maine.

The totals include 96 state senators and 175 state representatives.

The biggest impact of term limits may be seen in the Michigan State Senate. Twenty-six (26) of the 38 seats up for election in 2018 are affected by term limits. That figure includes 19 Republican and seven Democratic seats. Currently, Republicans hold a 27-11 majority in the Senate.

The only state senate where more Democrats than Republicans are subject to term limits is in Colorado. Four Democrats are term-limited along with three Republicans. Ten other seats are also up for re-election. Currently, Republicans hold an 18-17 majority in the Colorado Senate.

At the state house level, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Michigan have more Democrats term-limited than Republicans. Eight state houses — Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Maine — have more Republicans term-limited than Democrats.

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