Holly Bailey, The Washington Post Published 5:00 am PDT, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 A dirt road runs between two corn fields in Adair, Iowa, in April. A dirt road runs between two corn fields in Adair, Iowa, in April. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Joshua Lott. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Joshua Lott. Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 A dirt road runs between two corn fields in Adair, Iowa, in April. A dirt road runs between two corn fields in Adair, Iowa, in April. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Joshua Lott. As Democrats woo rural voters, some say why bother 1 / 10 Back to Gallery DES MOINES, Iowa - J.D. Scholten has gotten phone calls from … [Read more...] about As Democrats woo rural voters, some say why bother
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By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: March 11, 2019 at 6:51 am | UPDATED: March 11, 2019 at 7:20 am By BILL BARROW DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Deanna Miller Berry doesn’t often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. “What is your plan to fix it?” Berry asked, her eyes narrowed. Booker, former mayor of Newark, the largest city in the most densely populated state, assured Berry he cares about the 3,000 residents of Denmark, South Carolina. “This is a time in America where too many people are feeling left out, left behind, not included,” he said, promising “a massive infrastructure investment” targeting “forgotten” places. The exchange highlights the effort by Democratic presidential candidates to make inroads in rural America. With the first contests unfolding next year in South Carolina, Iowa and New … [Read more...] about 2020 Democrats aim to make inroads in rural America
Bill Barrow, Associated Press Updated 9:40 pm PDT, Sunday, March 10, 2019 In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., talks with Deanna Miller Berry in Denmark, S.C. Several Democratic presidential candidates are trying to make a play for rural voters. Booker has traveled to small towns in South Carolina and New Hampshire and told voters that he hears some of the same concerns from them that he hears in his hometown of Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Barrow less In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., talks with Deanna Miller Berry in Denmark, S.C. Several Democratic presidential candidates are trying to make a play for rural voters. Booker has ... more Photo: Bill Barrow, AP Photo: Bill Barrow, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In … [Read more...] about 2020 Democrats try to make inroads in rural America
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 25, 2019 at 11:21 am | UPDATED: February 26, 2019 at 4:45 am A California lawmaker has set his sights on saving “hundreds of thousands of pounds of healthy meat” from roadkill and using it to “feed those in need.” It’s called Senate Bill 395. And it’s legislation that state Sen. Bob J. Archuleta, D-Montebello, believes will right a great wrong in the Golden State. By amending both state law and existing Fish and Game regulations, the bill would allow drivers of vehicles that fatally hit an animal to apply for a free salvage permit within 24 hours of the collision. And while existing law says you can’t harvest the thing you just killed, Archuleta’s bill would not only let you take it home for dinner — it would allow anyone else who comes across the animal to do the same. With an estimated 20,000 deer, wild pig and elk killed each year on … [Read more...] about Roadkill on the menu? What California could learn from other states
Here are a few of the people Minnesotans voted to send to Congress next year: a Muslim-American woman and Somali refugee who is a national left-wing icon, an arch-conservative rural Minnesotan who ran on being a “reinforcement” for President Donald Trump in D.C., and a millionaire entrepreneur who detests political labels and vowed to join a caucus of centrists if elected. Voters across the country made at least one thing clear in this year’s midterm elections: that a majority of them are ready for Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives after two years of the Trump administration and eight years of Republican control of the chamber. But the candidates who Americans selected to populate the new Democratic majority — which will number at least 227 members to Republicans’ 198 — are hardly all the same kind of Democrat. In the next Congress, Democratic leadership must work to reconcile an upstart, progressive vanguard of the party, … [Read more...] about The same state — and party — sent Rep. Collin Peterson and Rep-elect Ilhan Omar to Congress. What does that mean for Democrats’ agenda?