IN THE STATES: GOP on Defense over Extreme Agenda
August 5, 2022
In the states this week, Democrats across the country continued “Too Extreme GOP” press tours and events calling out Republicans’ ultra-MAGA agenda of cutting key benefits like Social Security and banning abortion with no exceptions.
- In Georgia: Albany Herald: Local Democrats boost party candidates during news conference in Albany
- In North Carolina: The Enterprise: Davis, Dems call Smith ‘too extreme’ for Congress
- In Pennsylvania: Centre Daily Times: State College Jewish, faith leaders blast Mastriano for ties to right-wing site, antisemitism
In Kansas, with record turnout, voters overwhelmingly rejected a Republican-proposed amendment that would have opened the door to a statewide abortion ban – proving just how unpopular the GOP’s extreme anti-choice agenda is across the country.
- In Kansas: KCUR: Kansas voters overwhelmingly say ‘No’ to stripping abortion rights from the state constitution
- In Kansas: The Kansas City Star: Biden celebrates abortion rights win in Kansas as Democrats see midterm message
- In Kansas: Lawrence Journal-World: Kansas voters protect abortion rights, block path to ban
- In Kansas: The Topeka Capital-Journal: Abortion-rights supporters rejoice after Kansas rejects abortion constitutional amendment
- In Kansas: The Wichita Eagle: Vote ‘No’ advocates celebrate victory in Wichita, Kansas
Vice President Kamala Harris continue travelling across the country, from Massachusetts to Florida, to highlight Democrats’ committment to protecting abortion rights and tackling climate change.
- In Massachusetts: CBS Boston: Vice President Kamala Harris praises Massachusetts as national leader on abortion rights
- In Florida: CBS Miami: VP Kamala Harris announces $1B to states for floods, extreme heat during Miami stop
Meanwhile, local headlines highlighted Republicans who voted against final legislation to expand health care access for veterans suffering from exposure to toxic burn pit smoke and other harmful contaminants during their service.
- In Alabama: WHNT: Shelby, Tuberville among 11 senators to vote against PACT Act
- In Kentucky: Louisville Courier Journal: Rand Paul one of 11 senators to vote against PACT veterans health care bill. Here’s why.
- In North Carolina: The Herald-Sun: Editorial: NC’s Republican senators split on bill to help veterans. One should be ashamed.
- In Utah: ABC4: Sen. Mitt Romney, Sen. Mike Lee vote no on veterans bill