Issa becomes second California Republican not to seek reelection

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election this year, increasing Democrats’ chances of flipping his swing district in November. “Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve,” Issa said in a statement. “Yet More...

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By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Libertarian gubernatorial hopefuls to appear in debate Saturday

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Three Libertarians wishing to earn the party’s nomination for Illinois’ top executive are scheduled to debate this weekend in Belleville. Kash Jackson, Matthew More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Business consultant seeking Libertarian nomination for Congressional race in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Libertarian Party candidate is running for Congress in New Mexico’s Albuquerque-based district. Business consultant Lloyd Princeton announced Monday that he is seeking the Libertarian More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress. Trump told reporters after meeting GOP House and Senate leaders at More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, January 5th, 2018

Illinois legislative ethics commission under fire for neglecting complaints

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The ethics commission that oversees the Illinois General Assembly has been hit with a complaint for neglecting to follow through with their duties for years, with the question More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Heartland Newsfeed to begin series on alternative candidates on Monday

(Heartland Newsfeed) — It is no secret that the mainstream media gives way too much news coverage to elected officials and political candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties. We’ve kept More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann mulling bid for Franken’s Senate seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One-time Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann says she’s considering running for Al Franken’s former Senate seat. The former Minnesota congresswoman told televangelist More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Long-time Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch not seeking eighth term

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Orrin Hatch on Tuesday announced he won’t seek re-election to an eighth term this year, saying he wishes to spend more time with his family. Hatch, current chairman of the More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Smith prepared to join Senate, dive into campaign season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is vowing to “hit the ground running” as she joins the U.S. Senate this week while preparing to run in November. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Smith, More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Marijuana legalization stance by Barickman not shared by fellow Republicans

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Contrary to the position of Gov. Bruce Rauner and many fellow Republicans, state Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) recently issued a statement supporting the legalization More...

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