NOT SO UNIVERSAL: Supporting direct cash payments for families and individuals is a founding principle of Minnesota’s newest political party. But Cory Hepola, the first Minnesota candidate endorsed by Andrew Yang’s Forward Party, has questioned the idea in the past and isn’t sold on implementing the policy on the state level.
NEW MEXICO PRIMARY: The Libertarian primary for governor pits a businesswoman who previously sought the nomination as a Republican and an agricultural hemp producer intent on stopping her candidacy.
“Karen Bedonie is not a Libertarian at all, and I’m not gonna have it,” write-in candidate Ginger Grider, who has been a Libertarian since 2016, said about her opponent, who switched her party affiliation in January. Read more here >>>
TEXAS POLLING: New polling shows that GOP governor Greg Abbott still leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke by 7 percentage points, 46-39. Delilah Barrios and Mark Tippetts, the gubernatorial nominees, respectively, of the Green Party and Libertarian Party, are each drawing 3%.
BRIAN MOORE INTERVIEW: Florida Green Party gubernatorial candidate Brian Moore was recently interviewed by Hernando Today.
“I’m disillusioned with the two-party system and both candidates who are in many ways really infantile and superficial,” he said. “I think I’m the only adult in the race. They’re into the ‘woke’ culture of the Democrats and the ‘woke’ culture of the Republicans. And it’s just red meat and there’s not substantive programs to help the common man.”
You don’t have to be overly hawkish to think that leaving our ability to source all kinds of essential medical kit at the discretion of the Chinese Communist Party isn’t a great idea.
Trade brings benefits. It also brings vulnerabilities. Policymakers have to consider both.
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GREENFIELD IN POLITICO: Well, in “deja vu all over again” news, Washington’s movers and shakers were rubbing egos again this past weekend, the Kardashians are back in court and a new poll tells us that Americans are chomping at the bit for their chance to vote for a third party — prodivded you not squint too closely.