1. Ugly Alabama Democrat debate continues to highlight rejected ideas and portray them as profound
2. Gov. Ivey is in Japan building her “job creator” cred
— Ivey is planning on meeting Toyota-Mazda officials, automakers, and government officials.
— Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is on the trip as well and he is also positioning himself as a job creator and a key to the state’s economic development (very little daylight between the two here).
— Republican Debbie Lesko won a special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, a district Trump won by 21.1 points while Lesko won by five.
— New York Democrats flipped a red seat to the blue column and took over the State House, this is a big deal because state legislatures draw Congressional districts and the trend is bad.
4. The Attorney General race will be a crowded field with known candidates; the current and former AGs lead the pack
— Of the four individuals vying for the Attorney General’s nomination, two of them have done the job, and they are leading in a recent poll.
— Attorney General Steve Marshall currently holds the job, former AG Troy King was appointed to the position in 2004, won re-election in 2006, and then lost the job to Luther Strange in 2010.
5. Toronto’s motor terrorist may have been motivated by resentment for women
— In a now-deleted post, Alek Minassian praised Elliot Rodger — the University of California shooter who killed six people and wounded 13 in shooting and stabbing attacks near the University of California.
— Minassian wrote, “The Incel (involuntarily celibate) Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys”, but police say all avenues of investigation are open.
6. Anti-NRA movement seems to be helping the NRA raise money; they had the largest month in 15 years
— Whenever America’s media and the left go nuts on gun control, gun sales go up and the NRA gets more donations, every time.
— The NRA’s Political Victory Fund brought in $2.4 million during the month of March, marking the most money raised by the fund since June 2003. It is also $1.5 million more than in February.
7. VA nominee Ronny Jackson had no negative things said about him, until he was deferential to President Trump
— The claims, which never surfaced in the decade-plus Jackson served as the White House physician have led to a postponement of his confirmation process and a statement by the president that he may withdraw his name from nomination.