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Could Rick Nolan’s race determine control of the House?

Republicans are in a scramble right now to stop the self inflicted wound that is Donald Trump on their down ballot races. House Speaker Paul Ryan informed Republican lawmakers that he would never again campaign for Trump and would dedicate himself instead to defending the party’s majority in Congress.

This year, the dark money that would usually be spent “Swift Boating” the top of the Democratic ticket is being used in down ballot races, especially in areas where they can get television ads at less cost. The Koch Brothers, who recently closed a plant in Minnesota and outsourced 141 jobs, have their dark money pocket books wide open for his opponent.

To support Rick Nolan’s campaign, please consider making a contribution.

Rick Nolan is focused on advancing his priorities in Congress. He is working to protect Social Security and Medicare, restore the Voting Rights Act, stop partisan-driven redistricting, and end Citizens United and the dark money taking over our elections. He won his last election by a just 1.4 points and Real Clear Politics moved Minnesota’s Eighth to a “pure toss up” race this week.

21st Century Democrats supports Rick Nolan because of his continued advocacy for working families, farmers, small businesses, and rural communities.

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Catherine Cortez Masto takes slim lead in NV Senate Race!

If you have been obsessing over the polling numbers for Senate races like we have, you know that the bleeding edge in the fight to take back the Senate is being fought in Nevada. We have a great candidate in Catherine Cortez Masto, who has fought tirelessly for families, women, and seniors serving as Nevada’s Attorney General for two terms. Her opponent has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump and his dangerous policies from the beginning, and only last week withdrew his support when it became politically convenient. The Koch brothers are spending tremendous amounts of money on this race to replace Harry Reid who has held the position since 1987.

This week, polling numbers are finally showing Catherine gaining ground and even taking the lead in some polls.


This Senate race is going to come down to the wire. Please contribute to help elect Catherine Cortez Masto today.


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