Opinion via Wall Street Journal: Last week one of their own, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, announced—while standing next to President Trump at a boisterous rally—that he was switching to the Republican Party. With the addition of Mr. Justice, the GOP now holds 34 governorships, tying the party’s nearly century-old record. Mr. Trump’s 42-point margin of victory in the Mountain State contributed to Mr. Justice’s decision. The governor also laid blame, however, on Democratic state legislators, saying they had “walked away from me.”
Free Beacon reports: A feud is roiling the California Democratic Party and highlighting divisions that persist in the national party as Democrats look to rebuild after their losses in 2016.
Opinion via US News: Democrats were stunned by Trump’s victory. So were the rest of us, including the Trump team. Dems blamed the electoral college, they blamed people on the Clinton campaign, they blamed Hillary Clinton herself for not visiting Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan enough (as if a few more rallies would have made the difference between winning and losing) because they don’t get it. They don’t get that Hillary Clinton was wildly unpopular with the working-class base of their own party.
Bethesda Magazine reports: Krishanti Vignarajah, who announced Wednesday she plans to run for Maryland governor, has voted four times in Washington, D.C., while also a registered voter in Maryland, records show. Vignarajah, 37, an attorney, first registered to vote in Maryland in 2006 at an address in Catonsville. However, she didn’t vote in the state until the 2016 general election, according to her Maryland voting history, which Bethesda Beat obtained.
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