LOOP: West Virginia governor joins the GOP



WEST VIRGINIA IS RED // Standing with the President, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said: "I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor. So tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican." With his action, there are now a record-number 34 governors who are Republican. West Virginia was once a reliably Democratic state, even voting for Michael Dukakis in 1988. But Trump won the conservative-trending state by 42 percentage points. Next year, West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin faces a tough reelection campaign. http://cvote.it/2upvfYp

DC TAKES SUMMER BREAK // Members of Congress returned home and President Trump is heading to Florida for a break. Republicans control both the White House and Congress, but there remains consider tension and infighting in Washington power circles these days. http://cvote.it/2upGzni

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The threats to religious liberty keep continuing. Ryan Anderson lets us know what’s at stake and what to do about it. http://cvote.it/2uq2efd

CULTURE OF DEATH // Last year, Canada legalized euthanasia — also known as the killing of the sick and elderly. Thankfully, many Canadian doctors are reluctant to "assist" in suicide. So advocates for euthanasia are calling on the government-run health care system to pay doctors more if they participate in this grisly practice. http://cvote.it/2upL0ik

SENATE 2018 // We told you this was coming… Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has formed an exploratory committee about a possible Senate run against pro-abortion Claire McCaskill, who claims to be Catholic. If he decides to run, Hawley would be considered a strong candidate to unseat McCaskill. http://cvote.it/2upukXW

CATHOLIC // A prominent Jesuit publication’s essay on American religion and politics continues to provoke responses from critics concerned its two authors fundamentally misunderstand the situation of Catholics in the United States. http://cvote.it/2uplgCG

CATHOLIC // An apostolic pardon brings total forgiveness before death. http://cvote.it/2uqixsA

SAINT // Saint John Vianney – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // "Sing with joy to God our help." (Ps 81:2) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

CATHOLIC // The Knights of Columbus ‘modernize’ Fourth Degree uniforms. The immediate reactions on social media were negative. What do you think of the new design?  http://cvote.it/2upMSYf   (photo courtesy of Matt Hadro).


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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

1 Comment

  1. LOL to your propaganda website. News not mentioned: Mueller empanelled a grand jury and issued subpoenas to attendees of the “adoption” meeting. Not newsworthy?