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Conservative media outlet drops a bomb on the GOP frontrunner in Virginia Senate race

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One week before Republicans choose a nominee to face Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), the right-wing website the Daily Wire has dropped a bombshell report on Corey Stewart, the far-right candidate who is the perceived frontrunner in the race.

The article was titled “WATCH: VA Senate Candidate Corey Stewart Calls Anti-Semite Paul Nehlen ‘Hero'”

The video, which the article describes as “recently surfaced,” was posted by the candidate himself, on February 4, 2017 while Stewart was running for governor of Virginia.

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“One of my personal heroes, not from Virginia, but from the great state of Wisconsin, there is Paul Nehlen (R-WI), who had a lot of courage and took on Speaker [Paul] Ryan (R-WI),” Stewart says in the video. “And I can’t tell you how much I was inspired by you.”

Nehlen advocated murdering Speaker Ryan with a fascist “death flight” prior to being banned from Twitter.

“Now we need you to win Virginia,” Nehlen, also wearing a tuxedo, says to Stewart in the video.

“We’re all going to keep the leadership in Congress accountable to President Trump’s agenda, that’s what we’re here for,” Nehlen continued.

“Yep,” Stewart replied. “That’s right.”

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The article, by Kassy Dillon, may offer a clue to the motivation of the broadside, which goes back to Stewart’s controversial claims on Twitter.

“Nehlen also attempted to blame his loss of support on Jews. He compiled a list of 81 verified users who have ‘attacked’ him for his “#AmericaFirst positions,” Dillon noted. “The list displays the names, Twitter handles, and the religious affiliation Nehlen suspects of each individual. Several of the ‘Jews’ on the list are, in fact, not Jewish, including myself.”

Nehlen has lately been shunned by far-right leaders, having been disavowed by Steve Bannon and Breitbart.

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Will Stewart suffer a similar fate?

The same bigotry that made Nehlan toxic may do the same for Stewart.

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Jason Kessler, who organized the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, tweeted a photo of Stewart posing with a Confederate Flag.

https://twitter.com/TheMadDimension/status/874609143453290497

Also running in the June 12th GOP primary are state Del. Nick Freitas, who has the support of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Bishop E.W. Jackson, a Christian minister who lost the 2013 campaign for Lt. Governor in Virginia.

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‘Blather and hysteria’: Conservative columnist explains why GOP anti-impeachment ‘antics’ just crashed and burned

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Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Rep. Devin Nunes of California and other House Republicans were clearly trying to rally the Trumpian base on Wednesday, when the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump offered its first public testimony. Jordan and Nunes aggressively tried to discredit the inquiry and the two witnesses who testified: diplomat William B. Taylor (U.S. ambassador to Ukraine) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George P. Kent. But conservative Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin, in a Wednesday column, stressed that House Republicans — for all their “antics and conspiracy theories” — failed to show why Trump shouldn’t be impeached, while House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and other House Democrats showed why he should.

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‘The mess right in front of us’: Impeachment hearings reveal as much about dishonest congressional GOPers as Trump

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If the point of Wednesday's public testimony opening impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump were meant to show off credible accounts from straight-laced, super-patriotic, service-oriented diplomats, they were bulls-eyes.

If the point of Republican questionings was to make a mockery of the proceedings, they may have boomeranged—the Republicans are the ones who come across as partisan nitpickers intentionally trying to misdirect the point, underlying meaning and urgency of these proceedings.

If the overall tone, as Democratic leaders insist, was supposed to reflect somber, serious, sober consideration, well, they did that and more. Indeed, they made it downright scary to learn that Donald Trump and his team are running around in ways that show little respect for other nations, no understanding of diplomacy and no ability to actually handle appropriate communications within his team.

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How Republicans could use a constitutional loophole to steal the 2020 election

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Kentucky’s 2019 governor’s race has showcased two troubling political tactics that may come into play in 2020 if the presidential election is seen as coming down to the wire in red-run swing states.

The first trend was an outbreak of online disinformation immediately after Election Day seeking to create doubt about the likelihood of a Democratic victory. In this case, it was the election of Democrat Andy Beshear as the state’s next governor after leading by 5,100 votes in the early unofficial returns.

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