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Republican loses Virginia House race — then demands a recount because he was called racist

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Rocky Holcomb, one of many Virginia Republicans to go down in defeat in elections earlier this week, is demanding a recount for his race on the grounds that he was unfairly tarred as a racist.

The Virginian Pilot reports that Holcomb, who lost to Democrat Cheryl Turpin by just under 400 votes on Tuesday in the race to represent Virginia Beach’s 85th House District, has been pushing a long-shot recall effort because he’s still angry about a campaign flyer sent out to black constituents that accused him of racism.

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“The front of the flyer crosses out Holcomb’s first name and calls him ‘Racist Holcomb,'” explains the Virginian Pilot. “On the back, Turpin’s campaign shows ‘Rocky’s Racist Ad,’ in which it claims he edited a stock photo so a hand over a child’s mouth appeared darker. It also details ‘Rocky’s Hate Group,’ highlighting a photo Holcomb took with Scott Presler, a strategist with ACT for America, which was identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

Holcomb’s campaign says that Presler only showed up to one of the candidate’s campaign events and did not donate any money to it.

Although Holcomb is vowing to fight on, the Virginian Pilot notes that his chances of succeeding in overturning the result of the election are remote.

“Holcomb is hoping that provisional ballots will push him to within a 1 percentage point vote difference, which would allow him to request a recount under state law,” the publication writes. “As of Thursday afternoon, the Virginia Beach registrar had 66 ballots cast in Holcomb’s district… even if all those ballots were in Holcomb’s favor, he wouldn’t hit the 1 percentage point threshold.”

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Mike Pompeo under increasing scrutiny as as Trump impeachment ramps up: report

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On Saturday, WVAS Radio's Scott Simon profiled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — and how the impeachment investigation is shaping his political situation.

"As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump continues its march through Congress, questions are churning around his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo," wrote Simon. "For example, did he know, as witnesses testified before House investigators, that President Trump sought political favors from Ukraine in exchange for millions in U.S. assistance? Why did he take days to reveal he was on the now infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? And does he believe allies of the president who — despite the findings of the intelligence community — claim that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election?"

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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