The personal is political, but politics can often be quite impersonal. Between rehearsed speeches, well-polled talking points and a fear of being a bit too human – think Howard Dean’s infamous scream on the 2004 campaign trail – it can often be difficult to see the person behind the politician.
With no incumbent, three newcomers face off in the West Valley School Board primary: educator Amy Anselmo, mental health advocate S. John Dubois and home-schooler Tricia Phillips. Each offers varying positions topics of supporting students’ mental health struggles, the district’s role in sex education and addressing school shootings.
Ron DeSantis’s team sought to reassure donors about the rocky start to his presidential campaign bid by summoning them to Tallahassee for a briefing with senior staff and holding a reception at the Florida governor’s mansion on Sunday afternoon.
WASHINGTON — The political fundraising appeal has been completely reversed: Some long-shot Republican presidential candidates will now give you money. Doug Burgum is offering a $20 gift card for a $1 donation. Francis Suarez’s super PAC will pay up to $15,000 in college tuition sweepstakes for a lucky donor.
Former President Donald Trump on Friday returned to Georgia’s courts in his effort to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from investigating him for election interference and to quash the final report of a special purpose grand jury that recommends people be indicted.
Nick Brown, the former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington, is jumping into the race for state attorney general, becoming the second major Democratic contender in the race, with state Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond.
Board member Stacy Nicol’s decision not to run again, after serving on the panel since 2015, leaves the seat vacant for one of three candidates: chauffeur for the elderly Bill Hanson, sustainable hydroponic home farmer Rick Flynn and former West side school board member John Boerger.