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August Recess District Backlash — The Clips You Need to See from the Week

House Republicans certainly had a rough first week of August recess (see the clips here), but their second week home was even more brutal.

Here’s a sampling of the clips keeping House Republicans up at night as well as the excellent coverage that Democrats are receiving across the country…

  • CA-21/22: Sacramento Bee Editorial: Nunes and Valadao joke about Westlands’ water grab. We’re not laughing.
  • CA-21: San Francisco Chronicle: House-passed bill would eviscerate state water, environmental laws
  • CA-39: LA Times: Rep. Linda Sanchez takes ’empty chair’ at town hall, talks strategy with those hoping to defeat Rep. Ed Royce
  • CA-48: OC Register: Orange County retirees rally in Huntington Beach to celebrate Medicare’s 52nd birthday
  • CA-48: LA Times: Rohrabacher wades into Google’s firing of controversial memo’s author
  • CA-48: LA Times: Why Dana Rohrabacher’s name keeps coming up in the Russia investigation
  • CA-48: Newsweek: U.S. Should Fight Terror With Eritrea, Accused Of Sponsoring Al-Qaeda Affiliate, GOP Congressman Says
  • CA-48: LA Times: Rep. Ted Lieu speaks to activists working to oust GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher at ’empty chair’ town hall
  • CA-50: NBC: FBI Searches Office of Rep. Duncan Hunter
  • CA-50: Times of San Diego: Warrant Reveals Details of Probe into Rep. Hunter’s Finances
  • CA-50: San Diego Union Tribune: Editorial: Duncan Hunter’s scandal: FBI raid signals truth coming
  • CA-50: San Diego Union Tribune: Rep. Hunter probe covers possible fraud involving video game charges

  • CO-03: Durango Herald: Cory Gardner, other state leaders, take questions at town hall
  • CO-03: KCNC (CBS): Durango Town Hall

  • CO-03: CBS Denver: Gold King Mine Meeting Turns Into Focus On Health Care, GOP
  • CO-06: CNN: Introducing The Man Who Could Be The Most Vulnerable Republican In Congress
  • FL-25: El Nuevo Herald: Piden a congresista de Miami que se oponga a planes de inmigración de Trump
  • FL-25: WLRN: “We’re Here To Stay,” Say Immigration Ralliers To Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
  • FL-25: Local 10: Protesters against what they call Trump’s ‘immigration enforcement budget’
  • FL-25: WTVJ (NBC): Protesters Demand Congressman Diaz-Balart Take  Stand Against President Trump

  • FL-25: WWSB (ABC): Immigrant Groups: Oppose Trump’s Proposal

  • FL-25/26: Diario de las Americas: El duro receso de senadores y representantes republicanos de la Florida
  • FL-26: Miami Herald: Democrats on Curbelo: ‘His town hall schedule doesn’t exist’
  • FL-26: Florida Politics: Immigration talk with Carlos Curbelo shelved after report on panelist
  • IL-06:  Chicago Tribune: Morning Spin: *DCCC targets Rep. Peter Roskam
  • IL-13: Pantagraph: Protesters oppose proposed cuts to Medicaid
  • MI-06: WBND ABC: Rep.  Upton Prepared for 2018 Challengers

  • MI-07: Lansing State Journal: Walberg fields questions during testy ‘town hall’ in Delta Twp.
  • MI-06: Detroit News: Dems target Upton in ads
  • MI-07: WLNS: Rep. Walberg facing constituents during summer recess
  • MN-02: KMSP (Fox 9): Group  Calls for Rep. Lewis To  Address The Public While In Town

  • NC-02: My Daily Record: Group Protests Holding With Empty-Chair Event
  • NC-02: McClatchy DC: Rep. Holding won’t have a town hall. Democrats are trying to make that a big issue
  • NC-02: Wilson Times: EDITORIAL: Voters deserve chance to hear from Holding in town hall meeting
  • NC-09: North State Journal: Mulligan: How long can Republicans fool their constituents
  • NC-11: Citizen-Times: Rep. Meadows spars with raucous crowd near Asheville over health care, immigration, more
  • NJ-07: NJTV: Rep. Lance faces constituents at 45th town hall
  • NY-01: East Hampton Star: Protesters Decry Trumps Proposed Tax Reforms at Advisors Water Mill House
  • NY-19: Times Herald-Record (The Fray): DCCC launches Google ad campaign against Faso
  • NY-19: Albany Times Union: DCCC Google ad targets Faso over town halls
  • NY-27: NY Daily News: EDITORIAL: Gunning for New York State: The hypocritical upstate congressman
  • PA-06: The Mercury: Activists chide Rep. Costello for clean air vote
  • PA-06: Reading Eagle: Constituents question Costello about Trump, health care
  • PA-07, PA-08: Politics PA: DCCC Launches Google Ads and Websites Against Fitzpatrick and Meehan
  • PA-06: WPVI: Vulnerable Republican Seats in PA

  • PA-07: Delaware County Times: Protesters target Meehan’s stance on immigration
  • TX-07: CW 39: Zombies in Houston protest against Trumpcare, repealing the ACA
  • TX-07: Houston Public Media: Houston Protesters Stage “Zombie Walk” As They Appeal To Keep The Affordable Care Act
  • TX-07: KHOU: Zombies’ protest efforts to repeal Obamacare
  • TX-07: Mundo Hispánico: Decenas marchan en Houston contra intentos republicanos de derogar ‘Obamacare’
  • TX-07: Univision: Disfrazados de zombies, residentes de Houston protestan contra la revocación de Obamacare
  • TX-07: Univision: Caminata De Zombies En Contra de Revocación De Obamacare

 

  • TX-07: KHOU (CBS): Zombies  Protest GOP Health Care Bills

  • UT-04: Salt Lake Tribune: Democratic group launches ad buy criticizing Rep. Love for not holding town halls
  • UT-04: Salt Lake Tribune: ACLU warns Utah’s members of Congress not to block social media users
  • UT-04: Deseret News: Rep. Mia Love hasn’t held public town hall in 628 days, Democratic group says
  • VA-07: Washington Post: Activists, wanting to keep up momentum, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) for town hall
  • VA-10: Washington Post: It’s not just Democrats. Rep. Barbara Comstock also faces a challenge from the right
  • VA-10: Daily Kos: Barbara Comstock Refuses to Sign Accountability Pledge
  • WA-05: Lewiston Tribune Editorial: Got a light?
  • WI-01: AP: Ryan Focuses on Home But Can’t Escape Questions About GOP
  • WI-01: WisPolitics: DCCC targets Ryan on town halls
  • WV-02: WV Metro News: DCCC targets Mooney, demands town halls

 

And the Democrats…

  • CA: La Opinion: Lucha campal por distritos clave de California para el Congreso
  • CA: CNN: Democrats Road to a House Majority Runs Through 7 California Seats
  • CA-36: The Press-Enterprise: A Democratic congressman from La Quinta wants to stabilize Obamacare insurance markets
  • CA-36: KESQ: Congressman Ruiz shares ideas for better community
  • FL-07: Orlando Weekly: Stephanie Murphy introduces new bill to help families pay for child care
  • IA-02: WHOTV: Congressman Goes on Ride-Along With Police in Newton
  • IA-02: WHO (NBC): Loebsack Ride Along

  • IL-10: Chicago Daily Herald: Senior health forum Aug. 24 in Grayslake
  • IL-12: Belleville News-Democrat: Brendan Kelly has town hall meeting on opioid addiction in Granite City
  • IL-12: Belleville News-Democrat: Opioid addiction hits rural America where dealers will deliver drugs to your house
  • IL-17: WIFR: AAR awarded $8.3 MIL. in federal grants funding terminal expansion, cargo apron expansion
  • KS-03: Lawrence Journal World: EMILY’s List makes endorsement in Kansas 3rd District
  • KS-03: Topeka Capital-Journal: Abortion rights group places Kevin Yoder ‘on notice,’ endorses possible opponent
  • KS-03: KCUR: Democrats Targeting Yoder In Bid To Gain U.S. House Majority
  • MN-03: Star Tribune: Dean Phillips taking his campaign for Congress to the people
  • MN-03: WCCO (CBS): “‘A Responsibility’: Dean Phillips On Running For The 3rd District Seat”

 

  • MN-03: AM 950 Radio: The Mike McIntee Show: Dean Phillips interview
  • MN-08: Star Tribune: U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan: The green economy needs Minnesota mining
  • NJ-03/07/11: NJ Spotlight: Never too early to plan a House race in 3 targeted Republican districts
  • NJ-07: Hunterdown Review News: Democratic congressional candidate to meet voters at Clinton Station Diner
  • NM-03: Newsweek: Opinion Quora: Where Do Democrats Go From Here? Most Americans Want Them To Reach Across The Aisle
  • NY-11: DNA Info: Army Veteran Joins Race for Staten Island Congressional Seat
  • NY-22: WICZ: Assemblyman Brindisi meets with educators discussing education
  • PA-06: Lebanon Daily News: Democratic congressional candidate sees spirit of success in visit to Lebanon
  • PA-16: Politics PA – Exclusive: Hartman Rolls Out Endorsements From Berks and Chester Counties
  • VA-10: Inside Nova: Local legislators hop on Wexton bandwagon
  • WA-08: KING Seattle: Issaquah pediatrician to run for Reichert’s congressional seat
  • WV-03: US News and World Report: Mayor: Trump Missed Opportunity to Address Opioids

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