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Mich. GOP mailer asks Obamacare haters to call Dem’s 91-year-old mom in hospice care

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A Democratic candidate for the Michigan state House said this week that his opponent had gone too far with a mailer that gave out the number of his ailing 91-year-old mother, who was in hospice care in a Portage nursing home.

The mailer warns that “Obamacare and John Fisher could leave us bedridden,” and encourages voters to call a number that rang at his mother’s bedside, according to EclectaBlog.

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Fischer’s campaign told Mlive.com that his his mother was suffering from congestive heart failure, and was being cared for by hospice.

In a statement, Fischer said that past mailers from the Michigan Republican Party had told voters to call him directly, and that “worked to my advantage, because most people agree with me that policies that improve life for families and seniors are good for Michigan.”

“But to direct people to call a suffering woman who deserves peace and comfort is beyond the pale,” Fischer said in the statement. “Their lack of ethics and contempt for personal privacy is just another reason for people to question what – or better, who – the Republican Party stands for, so that they can make a wise decision at the ballot box on Nov. 4.”

“I am disgusted that Republicans are recklessly bullying my mother when she needs rest and quiet the most, but she is not the only senior in Michigan whose life has been disrupted because of them,” he added, calling on GOP nominee Brandt Iden to denounce his own party’s tactics.

Iden issued a statement distancing himself from the mailer, but stopped short of repudiating his party for it.

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“Obviously, as you know, it was not sent out by our campaign,” the statement said. “I don’t condone negative campaign tactics and it’s not something my campaign has done or anticipates doing.”


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Trump calls Minneapolis protesters ‘thugs’ — and threatens military action

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President Donald Trump blasted protesters in Minnesota outraged over the killing of George Floyd.

“ I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted after midnight.

“A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” he wrote, even though the National Guard was already deployed.

“ These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” he threatened.

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Trump loyalist Lindsey Graham locked in dead heat with Democratic challenger in red South Carolina

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is locked in a dead heat in his bid to win re-election, a new online poll finds.

Graham, who has represented South Carolina in Congress since 1995 and held his Senate seat since 2003, has in recent months faced mounting pressure from Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. A new Civiqs poll released this week finds the two rivals tied at 42%.

A deeper dive into the poll reveals more possibly unnerving developments for Graham. Fifty-six percent of South Carolina voters have an unfavorable view of the senator, while only 35% have a positive view of him.

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WATCH: Minneapolis police station burns after protesters reportedly seize the building

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On Thursday night, the Minneapolis Police Department's third precinct was destroyed.

Here are some of the images from the scene.

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