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Ohio Democrat crashes GOP event trashing him for calling Mitch McConnell a ‘tw*t burrito’

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Ohio Republicans convened a press conference on Monday seeking to undermine Democrat David Sparks’ run for the state House, only to see Sparks and his supporters attend the event.

“I’m not afraid of these people,” Sparks told the Columbus Dispatch. “I went right into their living room and punched them in the face with some logic.”

The press conference was intended to spotlight footage Republicans are citing as proof that Sparks is not qualified to beat incumbent Jeff Rezabek (R) in the race for the state 43rd District seat. Several of the clips were taken from Sparks’ YouTube show, which he bills as “an ongoing exploration of issues and thought by David Sparks.”

In one episode that aired last July, Sparks calls Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “a douche,” and “one of the biggest douches that have been produced in the history of homosapien production here in the United States.” On the same show, he refers to House Speaker Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as “a tw*t burrito.”

A clip from another episode shows Sparks recalling how he tried smoking crack cocaine when he was 20 years old, saying, “I got real high for like five minutes.”

“We need people who are honest about their life experiences,” Sparks said in response to Republican criticism. “I have the life experiences of everyday people, not a bunch of stuffy lawyers.”

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But state Republicans are demanding that House Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D) reject Sparks’ candidacy.

“Anyone who watches these videos would agree that David Sparks is not the kind of person that Ohioans deserve to represent them in the Statehouse,” said state GOP chair Matt Borges. “The childish nature of these remarks are disturbing and do not illustrate the kind of character of a qualified public servant.”

Watch the footage, as posted online, below.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate

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Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing Thursday with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against nine challengers, including number two candidate Bernie Sanders.

But Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter between Democrats like ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on subjects as varied as health care, economic inequality, climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration.

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Here are 4 winners and 9 losers from the first 2020 Democratic primary debate

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With ten candidates on stage Wednesday, the opening debate of the 2020 Democratic primary in Miami was a packed mess. And this was only the first course in a two-part event — 10 more candidates will debate on the following night.

A crowded field makes it difficult to stand out, and that means that even after a big night like a debate, the most likely result is that not much changes. But the debate was still significant, giving candidates the chance to exceed, meet, or fall below expectations for their performances.

Here's a list — necessarily subjective, of course — of the people who came out on the top when the dust was settled, and those who came out on the bottom.

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Here are 3 ways Julián Castro stood out in the first Democratic Debate

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There were many predictions going into the first Democratic debate on MSNBC, but no one predicted that Julián Castro would break out from the crowd.

Check out the top three ways Castro stood out from the crowd.

Immigration:

The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was the outright winner of the immigration section of the debate

It should "piss us all off," Castro said about the father and his little girl who were found face-down in the shores of the Rio Grande River this week. “It’s heartbreaking."

Castro is a second generation American who got into specifics on immigration policy, calling for an outright "Marshall Plan" style of action for Guatemala and Honduras. He joined with other Democrats calling for an end to President Donald Trump's family separation policy, but he then suggested ending the "metering" of legitimate asylum seekers.

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