News Roundup & Comment

Date:  November 5, 2021
Host: Jim Schneider
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Below is a sample of stories Jim presented to listeners from the news desk:

–Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe for the governorship in Virginia.

–Winsome Sears, a veteran of the U.S. Marine  Corps, gave glory to God in her victory speech after winning election as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor. 

–The Human Rights Campaign is vowing to fight against what they perceive as Glenn Youngkin’s regressive agenda.

–This week saw the election of Detroit’s first “out” city council member.   

–New Yorkers elected a record six city council members that are openly LGBTQ+.

–Pro-life Republicans captured not only the Virginia governor’s mansion from pro-abortion Democrats but the House as well.  

–Republicans have won 4 contested city council races in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

–New Jersey State Senate District 3 for Republican truck driver Edward Durr    stunned the political world by defeating the State Senate President Steve Sweeney by nearly 4% of the vote.

–Republican Mike Carey, a former Army officer and energy executive endorsed by President Trump, won the special election for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. 

–Minneapolis voters rejected a progressive plan to do away with the police department and replace it with a vaguely defined Department of Public Safety.

–Former Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell, who ran on a pro-police message, led the returns in the race for Seattle mayor by nearly 30 points    against a progressive.

–An election worker in New Jersey caught on video allowing a non-citizen to enter and fill out a ballot.

–The Council on American Islamic Relations welcomes a string of historic victories in Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

–Seattle’s Police Union is lambasting the mayor for granting up to $25,000 hiring  bonuses for police officers as part of a last-ditch effort to amend staff shortages brought on by the defund-the-police movement and exasperated by the COVID-19 vaccine mandate before she leaves office next year. 

–An experimental breathalyzer-type test can detect COVID-19 within seconds.

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