Wednesday’s Washingtons

Moderate Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford has a $1 million cash advantage over his Republican challenger Don Bacon.  Ashford should be able to be re-elected in November thanks to Omaha shading a little blue for Presidential elections but that $1 million cash advantage would have been insane to think about two years ago.

Mike Coffman in Colorado also holds a cash advantage over his challenger.

Sheriff Paul Babeu has received Young Guns status from the National Republican Congressional Committee.  He has not received the Republican nomination for Arizona’s 1st Congressional district.  Babeu is somewhat of a loose cannon and should be somewhat helpful in helping Tom O’Halleran retain Ann Kirkpatrick’s seat in November.  Babeu is in 2nd place for fundraising in the Republican primary behind Wendy Rogers.  Babeu is leading in the polls right now.  But it should be interesting to watch on August 30.

The RNC will have freshman Senators from the Republican Party brag about getting Harry Reid fired from the Senate majority.  Reid fired a scathing review of Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence as his Vice President nominee:

The American people will never stand for Donald Trump’s dangerous proposals and divisive rhetoric, no matter who his running mate is. But by picking Governor Mike Pence, Trump has doubled down on the fringe policies and partisan gridlock that fueled his rise as the leader of the dysfunctional Republican Party. Trump could not have selected a more extreme partner in his campaign of hate and division.

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have chosen sides in Florida’s Democratic Senate primary and the California Senate election.  Their choices?  Patrick Murphy and Kamala Harris.