Eric Garcia

Analysis: Rohrabacher’s Dem Opponents Fight About Who Raised More Money
It’s a matter of interpreting the data

Pearce Sues State to Use Campaign Cash for Governor Run
Can currently use only $5,500 from congressional campaign funds

Republican Rep. Steve Pearce is suing New Mexico’s Democratic Secretary of State to use his $1 million congressional campaign war chest for his gubernatorial bid. 

Maggie Toulouse Oliver told Pearce the state’s campaign contribution limits allow him to use only $5,500 from his federal campaign for his primary race, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

Kirkpatrick to Challenge McSally in Arizona
Calls incumbent ‘one of the ringleaders behind repealing the Affordable Care Act’

Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick announced Thursday she will challenge Rep. Martha McSally in the state’s 2nd Congressional District.

Kirkpatrick represented Arizona’s 1st District from 2009 to 2011 and again from 2013 until January after losing in her bid against Sen. John McCain.

Senate Candidate Mandel Retweets ‘Pizzagate’ Promoter
Mike Cernovich accused ADL of ‘inciting terrorism,’ says ‘mainstream media in America is ISIS’

Ohio state treasurer and Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel retweeted the right-wing conspiracy theorist behind the “Pizzagate” theory.

Mandel, who is running for a rematch against Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2018, retweeted a post on Medium by Mike Cernovich, who is a host on fellow conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars.

McCain: ‘I’ll be Back Soon’
Thanks well-wishers for ‘outpouring of support’

Sen. John McCain thanked well-wishers for their support upon hearing he had been diagnosed with brain cancer, saying he would be back “soon.”

McCain, who had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix and was later found to have brain cancer, tweeted “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support.”

Four Members Sued Over Rainbow Flags
Plaintiff says flag is religious symbol for the ‘homosexual denomination’

Four Democratic lawmakers are being sued by an opponent of LGBTQ rights for displaying a gay pride flag in front of their offices.

The lawsuit is being brought by Chris Sevier, a lawyer opposed to same-sex marriage, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

Report: McCarthy to Fundraise for Rohrabacher
House majority leader once said fellow California Republican was being paid by Putin

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who once joked that fellow California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was on the Kremlin’s payroll, will headline a fundraiser for the embattled congressman this weekend.

An invitation reviewed by McClatchy showed the $2,700 per person event will take place on Sunday.

Why Ted Lieu Trolls Donald Trump
California Democrat, a prolific tweeter, sees president as a “bully”

The first thing you see outside California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu’s Washington office is a piece of paper taped to his nameplate that says, “Alternative Fact Free Zone, Period.”

The sign is meant to poke fun at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s now infamous pronouncement about the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration and it is indicative of Lieu’s approach on social media in response to Trump’s prolific and provocative tweets.

Duncan Hunter Gets Republican Challenger
Daniel Casara is a retired Army sergeant highlighted by President George W. Bush

California Rep. Duncan Hunter now has a challenge from a fellow Republican and veteran Daniel Casara.

Casara is a retired Army sergeant who currently works as a motivational speaker, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Report: Cummings’ Wife Considering Gubernatorial Bid
Maya Rockeymoore currently leads Global Policy Solutions

FEC Suing Former Rep. Rivera
Alleges he used unreported campaign funds to prop up spoiler candidate in primary

Schiff to Trump: ‘We Will Not Bail You Out’
Democrats respond to president’s assertion that they’ll ‘join in’ on Obamacare repeal

California Democratic Rep. Adam B. Schiff responded unequivocally to President Donald Trump’s assertion that Democrats will join in an effort to repeal the 2010 health care law and come up with something better later.

Trump tweeted his idea late Monday after Republican Sens. Jerry Moran of Kansas and Mike Lee of Utah announced opposition the latest Republican Senate health care bill and would not vote for a motion to proceed.

Lottery Winner to Challenge Royce in California
Gil Cisneros cites incumbent’s vote on health care repeal bill

Granger Says No Town Halls Because of ‘So Many Threats’
Texas political scientists says members have a right to be concerned

Warren on Kid Rock: ‘We All Thought Trump Was Joking’
Massachusetts Democrat warns that Senate bid might not be a publicity stunt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is warning Democrats to take singer Kid Rock's potential Senate bid seriously.

The Massachusetts Democrat sent an email blast with the headline “Senator Kid Rock (R-MI)” the Boston Herald reported.

What’s Tim Ryan Doing in New Hampshire?
Democratic rising star also plans to visit Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Alabama

Wagner Gets Two Democratic Challengers
Comes after she passes on run for McCaskill’s Senate seat

Brat Bill Would Limit VA Dog Experiments
Sponsors PUPPERS Act with Nevada Democrat Titus

Virginia Rep. Dave Brat introduced legislation limiting experiments on dogs at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

The Republican introduced the Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species Act, also known as the PUPPERS Act, with Nevada Democratic Rep. Dina Titus.

Reichert Gets Democratic Challenger
Former King County Deputy Prosecutor plans to run as a populist

Meng Asks FEC For Investigation After Trump Jr.'s Emails Revealed
Calls the nature of offer of information from Russian ‘unacceptable encroachments’