Jim Hightower: Christie’s trying to sack up big bucks to finance what he hopes will be a huge re-election victory this November, thus positioning him to go after the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. So he definitely has the will to take tainted money from fat-cat New Jersey contractors who’re forbidden to give it.
Berry Craig: I suspect Team Mitch hopes Marksberry might be to Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes what Ralph Nader was to Al Gore in Florida in 2000.
Brent Budowsky: There is a cancer on the Republican Party. It metastasizes in ways that hurt the nation and violate core values of the party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.
Tina Dupuy: In the 2013 New York City Democratic mayoral race, the primary didn’t only look like New York, it looked a lot like America. Was it parity with the population? No. But was it this much-coveted diversity of contestants? Yes.
Julie Driscoll: With Walker’s track record on promise-keeping, it should really come as no surprise to the cops and firefighters that he’s now going after the very unions who supported his gubernatorial campaign.
Berry Craig: Character assassination has been McConnell’s stock in trade since he got elected to the senate in 1986.
Lauren Windsor: The strategy? Push legislation awarding electoral votes by the winner in congressional districts in the six Republican-controlled state legislatures that are currently winner-take-all states.
Rawn James, Jr.: Sure, there’s a black president, but the average voter is more affected by his/her state government.
Michael Sigman: This time around, the joke is on the media who treat news about Trump the way TMZ treats “news” about the Kardashians.
Martha Burk: We’re (still) being forced to swim in the muck of Anthony Weiner’s sextcapades, and now we know who’s at fault. It’s Hillary Clinton.
Brent Budowsky: By the time this battle is concluded, even without Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, preclearance will return for those jurisdictions — including Texas — that repeatedly infringe on voting rights. Let the rule of law decide.
Berry Craig: Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is half a loaf to this lifelong Kentuckian. Yet McConnell and Bevin are no loaf. They’re not even the bread wrapper. So Grimes has got my vote.
Brent Budowsky: This century and very possibly this decade will witness the first female president while the number of women in Congress is soaring and the epic battle for pay equity will continue to escalate until equal pay is achieved.