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Unions, Dialysis Companies Pouring Millions Into A Fight Over Ballot Initiative

The measure would limit the amount of profits that kidney dialysis companies can keep. The union says the companies are sacrificing patient quality in pursuit of profits that will wow Wall Street, while the companies fire back that the union has been trying to organize the centers’ workers for years.

State Democrats Begin Scouring Their Books For Old, Unenforced Laws Banning Abortion

With Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court seat, both Republican and Democratic states are readying for what would happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion rights are thrown back to the states. Meanwhile, polling shows continued support from Americans for upholding Roe. The New York Times also fact checks some of the rhetoric being used as the nomination battle heats up.

Health Care A Talking Point In Democrats’ Kavanaugh Strategy. But So Are Unions And Guns And LGBTQ Rights And …

Where as the GOP has picked one message to focus on for the Supreme Court nomination battle — Brett Kavanaugh’s credentials — Democrats are being pulled in a lot of different directions. “We have a long history of making simple arguments overly complicated, and we have a long history of thinking that we need to compartmentalize our messages for different groups,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). “We need to get over both of those addictions if we are going to defeat Brett Kavanaugh.”

Beyond Abortion: Democrats’ Focus On Kavanaugh’s Threat To Health Law To Protect Red-State Candidates

Ten Democrats face re-election this year in states that President Donald Trump won in 2016, and four of those battlegrounds lean against abortion rights. So instead of making abortion their key issue in the Supreme Court nomination fight, Democratic leadership is focusing on the broader threat to health care access in general. Meanwhile, outlets take a look at where Brett Kavanaugh stands on various other health care issues.

Kavanaugh’s Impact On Elections Highlights The Two Very Different Fights Happening For House And Senate

In states where the upcoming battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court could help Senate Republican candidates, it could also hurt the party’s chances in the House. Unlike in the upper chamber, where the vulnerable seats are mostly Democrats in red-state districts, the fight for control of the House is taking place in swing-districts across the country.