After the 2018 election, Republicans retained an 83 to 67 advantage over Democrats in the Texas House. To flip the House in 2020, Democrats need a net-gain of nine seats. At present, 21 House seats are considered to be especially competitive: Eight seats “Lean Democratic” (six Democratic, two Republican), five seats are “Toss Ups” (two Democratic, three Republican) and eight seats “Lean Republican” (eight Republican). Even if Democrats are able to hold all of their “Lean” and “Toss Up” seats as well as pick up the five lowest hanging GOP seats, they still will need to win at least four of the “Lean Republican” seats to capture the House, that is half of the districts with partisan profiles like HD-28. … [Read more...] about Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today’s result will provide a clue
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On what would have been Drago Cvitanovich's 96th birthday, the Croatian National Football Team defeated England 2-1 in the World Cup in Russia to advance to the final. Drago's Seafood Restaurant hosted Croatian fans and family members at the restaurant cheering for the team's victory including Klara Cvitanovich, Drago's wife and co-founder of the restaurant, as she kisses their grandson 'Little' Drago Cvitanovich, 11, in Metairie, La. Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Croatian immigrants, of the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea, played an integral role in the creation of the oyster industry in Southeastern Louisiana. Many settled in Plaquemines and Jefferson Parish. Croatian oyster fisherman, dealers, and restaurateurs like Drago Cvitanovich came to dominate the oyster industry for several decades. Cvitanovich was an avid soccer goalie in Croatian before giving up his dreams to play professionally and immigrating to the United States in 1964. He opened Drago's in Metairie in 1969 and passed … [Read more...] about Watch: Ready for some charbroiled oysters? Drago’s bringing signature dish to Baton Rouge
She told BBC Scotland: "You can't truly view a parliament as independent if it's within a hierarchy, where Westminster is at the top of the tree and the other parliaments are seen somewhere in the middle - they're seen as satellites that work for Westminster, which is not what was intended when the Scottish Parliament was created. It was created to determine its own future and to be seen as an entity in its own right." … [Read more...] about What does the next Labour leader think about Scotland?
70 percent of suburban transportThe problem dates back to the era of Marian Kotleba, chair of the far-right Kotlebovci – People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), when he served as the regional governor (2013-2017). Shortly before the 2017 regional elections, he signed a new contract amendment with SAD Zvolen without organising a new tender. He thus approved the conditions on which the previous governors nominated by Smer agreed for another five years. … [Read more...] about Bus transport in Banská Bystrica Region having problems
“He was misguided and misled into this [agreeing to serve for only three years]. There is no transitional president, he’s not a transitional president. He’s an elected president and executive president,” Barrow’s close adviser Seedy Njie told the Guardian last year. “When they made this agreement, there were a lot of politicians around him who were misguiding him. When he assumed office … he looked at the laws and he realised that he was elected to serve a period of five years.” … [Read more...] about Outcry over crackdown in the Gambia as president refuses to quit