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VIEWER’S GUIDE – An hour-by-hour preview of Election Night 2018

  • 9:30 pm Monday, November 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Election 2018 is finally here, as months and months of partisan battling will unfold in front of the nation on Tuesday evening.   When should you start looking for meaningful returns?  What races should you be watching?  What states are important, and when?  This viewer’s guide will give you thumbnails on what seats might flip in the House and Senate, what time you should look for results, and as you will notice – some story lines will be repeated again and again in the race for control of Congress.

First, let’s start with the basics:

Republicans cannot lose more than 22 seats in [More]

With 13 weeks to Election Day, Ohio special is big focus today

  • 4:00 am Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

As voters go to the polls on this Tuesday for Congressional primaries in four states, the main story line tonight will be a special election for a U.S. House seat in the state of Ohio, as Republicans struggle to hold on to a seat which has been easily in the GOP column for years, as a defeat will be seen as a clear rebuke of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party writ large in a key mid-term election year.

“He’s really tough. He’s really smart. He never stops working,” President Donald Trump said at a Saturday night rally [More]

FBI chief vows full review after critical report on Clinton email probe

  • 5:51 pm Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Promising to hold FBI officials accountable for any misconduct related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State, the FBI Director on Thursday said that while a new internal report made clear there were errors in judgment linked to that investigation, it did not show the FBI wrongly dealt with that politically sensitive investigation.

“This report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation that was under review,” the FBI chief said, referring to the Clinton email probe, though he made clear, the actions of certain officials would [More]

Trump in the mix as four states hold primaries on Tuesday

  • 3:00 am Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

His name may not be on the ballot, but President Donald Trump is figuring prominently in a number of primary races on Tuesday, as voters go to the polls to pick candidates for Congress in Ohio, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Indiana, kicking off primaries for the U.S. House and Senate in 30 states over the next six weeks.

For Republicans, the outcome of primaries in three of the states voting today could be an important sign as to their party’s chances to keep control of the U.S. Senate in the 2018 mid-term elections, as Republicans target seats held by Democrats [More]

No easy answers in the search for my voice

  • 5:01 pm Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree

Over the last 18 months, hardly a day goes by without a listener or reader asking about my health and my voice, and when I will be back on the radio talking about politics, the Congress and President Trump. Even more questions came my way this week after a veteran lawmaker went to the House floor to give a speech about my medical predicament, publicly offering welcome words of encouragement.

“Mr. Speaker, I would like to talk about Jamie Dupree,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) began, as she detailed some of the troubles that I have been experiencing since the spring of [More]

Five things to watch in tonight’s debate

  • 12:15 pm Sunday, October 9th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Under attack in his own party and losing ground in many polls, Donald Trump comes into tonight’s debate in St. Louis needing a big change of pace in the race for the White House.

Trump’s first debate performance was widely panned, as Hillary Clinton received a bump in state and national polling.

This is a different debate tonight – no podiums – instead, the candidates will be taking questions from a group of undecided voters.

What should we expect, with less than one month to Election Day?

1. Donald Trump’s vulgar remarks may be first up. Indications are that the very first issue to [More]

What to watch in Tuesday’s primary races

  • 8:14 pm Monday, August 4th, 2014 by Jamie Dupree

The countdown to November 2014 takes another step on Tuesday with voters in four different states selecting candidates for the Congressional mid term elections, as lawmakers in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington State face primary contests.

It might seem odd to some, but August is actually the busiest month of this year when it comes to Congressional primaries, as 14 states will hold primary elections over the next four weeks.

Four states in the East will wrap up the 2014 mid-term primaries on September 9.

Here are some things to look for this week:

1. Obama’s distant cousin as Tea Party challenger

In Kansas, veteran [More]

Going to Dayton

  • 12:26 am Friday, May 16th, 2014 by Jamie Dupree

From Dayton, Ohio One reason I ended up in radio news was my childhood interest in AM and shortwave radio listening, which then led me into the amateur radio hobby. And often when you get bitten by the ham radio bug, you end up going to Dayton, Ohio. This weekend, …

Tea Party looks for primary wins

  • 9:09 pm Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Jamie Dupree

As voters go to the polls for primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio, a lot of Republicans in Washington, D.C. will be watching the results closely, wondering if the GOP Establishment has been able to elbow out a series of Tea Party candidates in races for the U.S. House …

The 2014 Congressional primaries begin

  • 6:48 pm Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Jamie Dupree

With primary elections Tuesday in Texas, we may get the first hint of whether voters are really ready to make major changes in the U.S. Congress, or if sitting lawmakers in both parties are able to withstand challengers who are ready to bring new blood to the halls of the …