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In U.S. House races for Arizona, it’s Ron Gould, Matt Salmon, and Dave Schweikert. In Florida: Ron De Santis, Sandy Adams, Chauncey Goss and Adam Hasner. In Louisiana, Jeff Landry. In Michigan, Jack Hoogendyk and Kerry Bentivolio, and in North Carolina, Scott Keadle.

In Senate races, it’s Clark Durant in Michigan and Ted Cruz in Texas. Mr. Erickson says this is also just a starter list, with more likely to come.


Veteran consumer advocate and occasional presidential hopeful Ralph Nader is pondering Bentonville, Ark., these days. Mr. Nader has fired off a letter to one Michael Terry Duke, CEO of Wal-Mart, located in that town down South.

“We are writing you today to urge Wal-Mart to support raising the minimum wage - something that will not only aid the economy, but that could also improve Wal-Mart’s bottom line,” Mr. Nader wrote, citing a multitude of figures supporting the idea that better wages spark more consumer spending,

He also provided Mr. Duke with a new University of California study that traced just such a phenomenon in “big-box retail,” and Wal-Mart itself. The researchers found that if the store were to increase the minimum wage to $12 per hour, it would add less than 50 cents to the final bill of the Wal-Mart shopper.

“Where will minimum-wage earners spend the extra money they make?” Mr. Nader asked. “For many of them, the answer is most certainly Wal-Mart.”

He then looked to the past, citing Henry Ford, who in the year 1914, doubled his workers’ wages, telling his critics, “If you cut wages, you just cut the number of your own customers. If an employer does not share prosperity with those who make him prosperous, then pretty soon he has no prosperity to share.”

See the complete letter here:


• 55 percent of Americans think the Supreme Court upheld “most provisions” in the health care law; for Republicans, it was 56 percent; for Democrats, 64 percent.

• 30 percent overall “don’t know” if the court upheld the provisions; 25 percent of Republicans “don’t know,” and the same percentage of Democrats “don’t know.”

• 15 percent overall say they thought the court rejected the provisions; for Republicans, that number went to 19 percent; and for Democrats it dropped to 11 percent.

• 40 percent of Americans overall disapprove of the court’s ruling on the health care law.

• 70 percent of Republicans disapprove; 15 percent of Democrats disapprove.

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