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Land of The Free: American Political Roleplay (OOC VI)

Postby Meelducan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:01 pm

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CURRENT DATE: March 17th, 2020 - March 24th, 2020



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Welcome to the Land of the Free, an American Political and Character RP where players can explore the intricacies of government, from the cloak and dagger politics of the capital, to plainspoken compromise in the heartland, to the gritty in-and-outs of running some of the world’s greatest cities.

The year is 2019, and we are nearing the end of one of the most controversial presidencies of the past century. President Wolf, a polarizing and controversial figure, recently announced his intention to stay out of the 2020 Race due to his public diagnosis with a crippling disease. The struggle for the Presidency has been be blown wide open, and all politics hang in the president’s shadow. It is up to you to decide how you will manage in this climate. Will you oppose his policies from the left? Champion them on the right? Or try and chart a middle path amid one of the most polarized periods in American History?

Play as a Senator, Governor, Congressperson, Mayor or any other figure with a hand in today's politics. Or run for office, from dogcatcher to the Presidency to fight for your own slice of the American Political landscape. Create an original character, make history and steer them through... The Land of the Free.

All characters in this RP are original, and all politicians after Reagan left office in 1988 have been replaced with fictional characters. All events that occurred in real history have occurred in this RP, the economy is in the same shape, the climate, international relations, healthcare and everything you can quantify is the same.

What has changed is the President. President Arnold Wolf was elected as a Republican in a populist groundswell, upsetting the ultimate establishment candidate in unprecedented fashion. Wolf is similar to Trump, with similar accusations regarding racism and sexism, a similar tendency to be bombastic and loud, and an identical emphasis on rhetoric that has thrown fuel into the fire of American politics. In 2018 the Republicans took massive losses across the country resulting in losing the House but maintaining the Senate. In late 2018, a government shutdown paralyzed the capitol, but the shutdown was abruptly ended following President Wolf's unexpected capitulation on December 30th. It is 4 days later, the new Congress has been sworn in, and there is an air of great unease that has settled over DC.

As 2019 draws closer to an end, Washington begins to heat up with both the primary fields thinning out, only few remain in each party's primaries. In a shocking turn of events, President Arnold Wolf address the nation announcing his resignation from the Presidency citing 'poor health', this leaves Vice President Rick Tawney to pick up the pieces of a very divided nation and continue the Wolf legacy.

In the midst of a time of great political chaos and confusion, where do you stand?



Note: The Land Of The Free is the sanctioned spiritual successor to the long-running and award winning Washington Political RP.




Administrators: Meelducan (OP), Sanabel (Head Administrator) Dentali (Administrator), Imperial Esplanade (Administrator), Alozia (Administrator in Charge of Community Outreach and Relations) Democratic Peoples republic of Kelvinsi (Administrator) Greater Arab State (Administrator)



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COMPOSITION:


26 Republican Governors and 24 Democratic Governors

52 Republican Senators, 46 Democratic Senators, 2 Democratic Caucusing Independent Senators

235 Democratic Representatives, 199 Republican Representatives, and 1 Libertarian




THE RULES:

1. The OP's words are the words of the Gods, but these Gods are not infallible, you can argue your position in a civil way but in the end their decision is final.

2. No real people or celebrities as characters. There is no Bernie Sanders that you can play. As per the introductory note, politicians post-Reagan do not exist, or have been replaced with generic stand-ins: you can play them, should you wish. Records and history are the same, including statistics, save in the places where player-characters have brought about a change.

3. Regarding absences- If you, for whatever reason, must take a leave from the roleplay-that is of course fine. But please inform us ahead and how long it may take. If you are found to have just up and left the RP, we may have to simulate how you character act in votes per say, especially depending on their importance.

4. When it comes to writing; please do it well. We expect a certain level of quality with your posts. One or two sentences will not be acceptable, but we can be permissive-if your character is engaged in conversation, a sentence is fine

5. Please make characters of quality and substance. We don't want Mary Sue flawless characters who are 30 year olds, models, former sharecroppers with military service earning a medal of honor and then returning from Iraq to attend Harvard. Those characters aren't very fun to play or interact with. But on the other hand-no sabotage characters. Just because you hate Democrats, don't make a hopelessly corrupt and scandal-ridden Democrat with no redeeming qualities.

6. No cheat-edits. Once you've made an IC post, leave it. Edits to formatting are all right along with typos, but don't try to change anything major compared to what you have already written, especially if it has already been responded to. If your character said it in public, it must stay. Gaffes happen, after all.

7. If you are not sure if something is legal or okay, ask OOC first. Always better to check-and there is limited leniency for things that are obviously bad.

8. No events that directly affect another character without permission first. In essence, avoid physical altercations and outrageous "accidents". Assassination is banned, any external action taken against politicians will take place in the form of an event.

9. No meta-gaming. Do not let the OOC influence the realism of your character's actions. If they are in a closed situation in which information is limited, they cannot state specific statistics, for example.

10. PG-13 limit. Per site-wide rules, nothing too saucy or racy. You know it when you see it.





In this roleplay's predecessor, Washington, there was a tendency for players, especially newcomers, to gravitate towards a certain kind of character, dubbed "hotshots", with several traits typically in common: An extremely young, often fiery, successful, tall and attractive politician, with excellent charisma and skills, often winning in a district or state that their party typically loses in, and possessing an inspiring backstory, with their 'weaknesses' being stubbornness, unwillingness to follow the rules, and generally being an anti-establishment rebel type. Oftentimes as well, their views may be a self-insert of the player's own.

While such a character makes an excellent movie star, they are less fit for a roleplay based off of the realities of Washington. Few thirty-year old Senators built like football players and models are running about, and only so many anti-establishment characters can exist before the 'establishment' becomes a minority.

The recommendation is for new players to consider expanding their horizons. Instead of looking for a "movie star" "hotshot" character type, consider making a character who holds different views than you, who has definite weaknesses, older, establishment. Perhaps more skilled in experience, or other ways.

Everyone wants to be the young prodigy, but it is a better roleplay experience for all, including yourself, to seek some diversity.

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Character Roster:


Executive Branch:

46th President of the United States - Rick Tawney (R-TN) (Alozia)

Secretary of State - Arthur Uruqhart (R-KY) (Greater Arab State)

Secretary of Defense - George M. Berentsen (I-IL) (Gordano and Lysandus)

Attorney General - Michael Jones (R-NY) (Meelducan)

United States Ambassador to Germany - Laura Renée Dunn (R-IA) (Sanabel)

White House Communications Director - Torrie Volker (R-MO) (Xathuecia)


Legislative Branch:

House of Representatives

Democratic Party
Speaker of the House of Representatives - Caroline Simone (D-NY-12) (Gordano and Lysandus)

Chair of the House Democratic Caucus - Philip Crawford (D-KY-3) (Jovuistan)

Chair of the House Judiciary Committee - Ibrahim Simpson (D-CA-33) (Sanabel)

Assistant Speaker of the House of Representatives - Kathleen Nez (D-AZ-7) (New Cobastheia)

Representative for California's 28th Congressional District - Davit Papazian (D-CA) (Velahor)

Representative for California's 34th Congressional District - Emily Davenport (D-CA) (Imperial Esplanade)

Representative for Illinois' 5th Congressional District - Julia Piotrowska (D-IL) (Alozia)

Representative for Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District - Alejandro Nunez (D-MA) (Shah Rukh Khan)

Representative for North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District - Daniel Kilgore Lancaster (D-NC) (Kannap)

Representative for New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District - Malcom Douglas (D-NJ) (Dentali)

Representative for New York's 3rd Congressional District - John Atang (D-NJ) (Agarntrop)

Representative for Pennsylvania's 3rd Congressional District - Timothy Larson (D-PA) (Yaruqo)

Representative for Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District - Mac Faulhaber (D-TN)(Barney Sandaha)

Representative for Texas' 7th Congressional District - Linda Lazare (D-TX) (Louisianan)

Representative for Virginia's 10th Congressional District - Felix Holt (D-VA) (Titanne)

Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District - Fiona Lowell (D-WI) (Sarenium)


Republican Party
Dean of the United States House of Representatives - Jay Dietrich (R-AK-At-Large) (Sanabel)

House Minority Leader - Thomas Volker (R-MO-8) (Greater Arab State)

Republican Chief Deputy Whip - Matt Walker (R-WA-4) (Meelducan)

Representative for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District - Linda Teasdale (R-AZ) (Convallaria)

Representative for California's 42nd Congressional District - Daniel Park (R-CA) (Democratic Peoples Republic of Kelvinsi)

Representative for California's 45th Congressional District - Dr. Theodore Vohoffsky (R-CA) (The World Capitalist Confederation)

Representative for Florida's 4th Congressional District - Kevin Villalobos (R-FL) (Rijkenland)

Representative for Georgia's 3rd Congressional District - Dr. Katherine Edwards (R-GA) (Gordano and Lysandus)

Representative for Iowa's 4th Congressional District - John Logan Ruler (R-IA) (Xathuecia)

Representative for Maine's 2nd Congressional District - Dianne Jeanette Paulson (R-ME) (Velahor)

Representative for Michigan's 1st Congressional District- Daniel Eck (R-MI) (Republick Deutschland)

Representative for Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District - Chip Renfus (R-MS) (New Cobastheia)

Representative for Montana's At-Large Congressional District - Earl Tenson (R-MT) (Kargintinia)

Representative for Ohio's 14th Congressional District - Paul Rodman (R-OH) (Republick Deutschland)

Representative for South Dakota's At-Large Congressional District - Jason Evander (R-SD) (Lavan Tiri)

Representative for Texas' 4th Congressional District - Crawford Clay (R-TX) (The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile)


Libertarian
Representative for South Carolina’s 7th Congressional District - Jamal Patrick (L-SC) (Kallidrus)


U.S. Senate
Republican Party
President Pro Tempore of the Senate - Myles Louis Burckhalter (R-ID) (Meelducan)

Senate Majority Leader - Robert L. Warrick Jr. (R-IN) (Imperial Esplanade)

Senate Majority Whip - Howard Frankston (R-TX) (Sarenium)

United States Senator from Arizona - William Stuart (R-AZ) (Silverblade)

United States Senator from Arkansas - Richard Slater (R-AR) (Jovuistan)

United States Senator from Florida - Greg Kost (R-FL) (Vaquas)

United States Senator from Georgia - Andrew Gardner (R-GA) (Dentali)

United States Senator from Indiana - Rebecca Trelawney (R-IN) (Greater Arab State)

United States Senator from Kansas - Kimberly Dunbar (R-KS) (Lavan Tri)

United States Senator from New Hampshire - Augusta Merriam (R-NH) (Gordano and Lysandus)

United States Senator from Missouri - Barry Anderson (R-MO) (Agarntrop)

United States Senator from Tennessee - Marcus Bateson (R-TN) (Azekpolaltion)

United States Senator from Utah - Everitt Colbert (R-UT) (The Orion Islands)

United States Senator from Wisconsin - Arthur Bragg (R-WI) (Alaskava)

United States Senator from Wyoming - Michelle Brown (R-WY) (Meelducan)

United States Senator from Wyoming - Benedict Fitzdaniel (R-WY) (Solomons Land)


Democratic Party
Senate Minority Leader - Karel Volek (D-NY) (Bruke)

Senate Minority Whip - Sean Kelly (D-RI) (Fair Republic)

United States Senator from Alaska - Francine Sullivan (D-AK) (Xathuecia)

United States Senator from California -Rafael Navarro (D-CA) (Gordano and Lysandus)

United States Senator from California - Buster Bunker (D-CA) (The Grand Duchy Of Nova Capile)

United States Senator from Connecticut - Erika Goldman (D-CT) (Emazia)

United States Senator from Massachusetts - Abigail Winthrop (D-MA) (The Democratic Marxists)

United States Senator from Michigan - James Moore (D-MI) (Dentali)

United States Senator from Minnesota - Levi Murphy (D-MN) (Puertollano)

United States Senator from New Hampshire - Christina Wynne (D-NH) (Great Franconia and Verana)

United States Senator from New Jersey - Timothy "Tim" Westra (D-NJ) (Azekopolaltion)

United States Senator from Ohio - Nickolai Dernilski (D-OH) (Kargintina the Third)

United States Senator from Oregon - Francis Doyle (D-OR) (Lavar Baller)

United States Senator from Rhode Island- Charlotte Windsor (D-RI) ( Vaquas)

United States Senator from Texas - Suraj Shah (D-TX) (Azekpolaltion)

United States Senator from Virginia - Jillian Dayton (D-VA) (Sarenium)

United States Senator from West Virginia - Vincent Trahan (D-WV) (Qabea)


Governors and Mayors:

Republican Party
Governor of Alabama - Norm Lee (R-AL) (Noko Poodle)

Governor of Arizona - Maximus "Max" Smith (R-AZ) (Agarntrop)

Governor of Kentucky - Tara Misra (R-KY) (Agarntrop)

Governor of Louisiana - John Holland (R-LA) (Jovuistan)

Governor of Nebraska - Jack Chambers (R-NE) (The Orion Islands)

Governor of North Carolina - Nathaniel Richardson (R-NC) (Dentali)

Governor of North Dakota - James Burgun (R-ND) (Democratic Peoples republic of Kelvinsi)

Governor of South Carolina - Wesley Bucknell (R-SC) (The Grand Duchy of Nova Capile)

Governor of Utah - Dawson Abernathy (R-UT) (Xathuecia)

Governor of Vermont- James “Jim” Slim (R-VT) (Bruke)

Governor of West Virginia - Jonah Prendergast (R-WV) (Gordano and Lysandus)


Democratic Party
Governor of California - Ben Motgomery (D-CA) (Main Nation Ministry)

Governor of Florida - Miguel “Mike” Santiago Veléz (D-FL) (Sanabel)

Governor of Kansas - Jennifer Marshall (D-KS) (Greater Arab State)

Governor of Michigan - Lori Turner (D-MI) (Meelducan)

Governor of Minnesota- Rudolf Kohl (DFL-MN) (Gordano and Lysandus)

Governor of Mississippi - Eleanor Brosnan (D-MS) (Latvijas Otra Republika)

Governor of New York - Selina Voorhees (D-NY) (Titanne)

Mayor of New York City - Albert O'Hanny (D-NY) (Serbia-Macedonia)

Governor of Pennsylvania- Isabel Revere (D-PA) (Theasor)

Governor of Washington - Anne Caldwell (D-WA) (Alozia)


Independents and Minor Parties
Mayor of Las Vegas - Tammy Tablot (I-LV) (Puertollano)


Non-Officeholders and Minor Officeholders:
Republican Party
RNC Chair - Lilyana Wolf (R-ME) (Puertollano)

45th President of the United States - Arnold Wolf (R-ME) (Sanabel)

Former First Lady - Eliza LeBlanc Wolf (R-ME) (New Cobastheia)

Breitbart White House Correspondent - Sadie Volker (R-MO) (Kargintinia)

Businessman - Arnold Wolf Jr. (R-MA) (Jovuistan)

Businesswoman - Karen Brookshire (R-TX) (Xathuecia)

Faith Leader - Duncan Flanagan (R-GA) (Granluras)

First Lady of West Virginia - Martha Prendergast (R-WV) (Velahor)

Businessman Mark Allen (R-TX) (Velahor)

Former Secretary of Defense - Bernard J. Porter (R-VA) (World Capitalist Confederation)

Former United States Senator from Louisiana - Hypolite Gaspard (R-LA) (Louisianan)

Former United States Representative Gordon Michael De Lange (R-TX) (Uttland)

Justice of the Peace - Randall Cramp (R-TX) (Puertollano)

Former Covington County District Attorney - Christina Mudale (R-AL) (Kargintinia)

President of the Susan B. Anthony List - Jane Martinez (R-NM) (Dentali)

Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) - Joe Frankston (R-TX) (Sarenium)

Former Navy SEAL - Sean Resnik (R-WY) (Sanabel)

Radio Host – Donald Pauer (R-FL) (The Grand Duchy of Nova Capile)

Former Editor in Chief of the New York Times John Berkowitz (R-NY) (Emazia)


Democratic Party
DNC Chair - Clara Zhang (D-RI) (Kolumbia)

47th Vice President of the United States - Vandel "Vinnie" Diehl (D-ND) (Xathuecia)

Attorney General for the State of Ohio - Jack Vichter (D-OH) (Sarenium)

Actress - Michelle Dalton (D-KY) (Dentali)

Businessman - John Donaldson (D-NY) (Meelducan)

Actor Martin Spellman (D-CA) (Federal States of Xathuecia)

Colorado State Senator - Elisa Hidalgo (D-CO) (Jovuistan)

Former Congresswoman from Georgia's 2nd Congressional District - Sandra "Sandy" Fields (D-GA) (Cocoa Nation)

Political Activist - Cristina Villacres-Carballo (D-NM) (Alozia)

Former Governor of Louisiana - Russell Earl Long (D-LA) (Lavan Tiri)

Former Governor of Massachusetts John Nathan Lynskey (D-MA) (Gordano and Lysandus)

Former Secretary of State - Helen Kerrigan Whitaker de Sanchez (D-IL) (Uttland)

Former United States Senator from Maryland - Benjamin Little (D-MD) (Fronket)

President of Rice University - Cynthia Rogers-Gonzalez (D-TX) (Alaskava)

Iowa State Senator - Simon Hawkins (D-IA) (Agarntrop)

Podcaster and Activist - Paul Joyce (D-MA) - (Azekopolaltion)


Minor Parties
Former Governor of Florida - Meridith Esther Brookley (I-FL) (Free Ward Marchers)

Talk Show Host - Derrick Haverford (L-MT) (Von Markstein)

Polish Ambassador to the United States of America - Maria Wenderlich (Foreign Official) (Alozia)

Political Analyst - Antony Grey (I-NY) (Sarenium)

Jonathan Wilson - Leader of the Forward Party (FP-NY)



MAPS
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Senatorial (OUT OF DATE, ASK IN OOC)
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House of Representatives
Note: Coloured House seats are currently occupied by a player.Image

Blue indicates a Democratic-held seat
Red Indicates a Republican-held seat
Star indicates a Players character



UPCOMING EVENTS
IMPENDING DOOM! ECONOMIC CRASH? (1 Week left)


THE PRIMARIES
DELEGATES WON TOTAL
Dayton: 846
Murphy: 851
Donaldson: 154

To be updated
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Congressional Business


House Docket
On the Agenda
  • Restoring Integrity to our Judicial Detainment System Act - Representative Emily Davenport (D-CA-34)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - Representative Brett Thomas (D-NC-4)
  • Punishing Acts of Domestic Terrorism Act - Senator Richard Slater (R-AR) {PASSED SENATE}
  • Safer Buses Act - Representative Mac Faulhaber (D-TN-9)
  • Condemnation of Notable Genocides and Atrocities Act - Senator Michelle Brown (R-WY) {PASSED SENATE}
  • Hong Kong Immigration Act of 2019 - Senator Sean Kelly (D-RI) {PASSED SENATE}
  • The Rohingya (Omnibus) Act - Representative Phillip Crawford (D-KY-3), Representative John Atang (D-NY-3) & Representative Caroline Simone (D-NY-12)
  • Public Divulgence of Prescription Discounts and Real-Time Recipient Prescription Expense Act - Representative Linda Lazare (D-TX-7) [AT DEBATE]
  • Stop Chinese and Russian Imperialism Act - Senator Everitt Colbert (R-UT) {AMENDED} {PASSED SENATE}

Off the Agenda
  • The Constitutional Access to Necessary Defense Options Reciprocity Act - Representative Diane Paulson (R-ME-2)
  • Academic Freedom and Thought Act - Representative John Logan Ruler (R-IA-4)
  • Iran Liberation Act of 2019 - Representative Earl Tenson (R-MT-At Large), Representative Matt Walker (R-WA-4), Senator Barry Anderson (R-MO), & Representative Thomas Volker (R-MO-8)
  • Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States to Forbid the Desecration of the Flag of the United States of America - Representative Katherine Edwards (R-GA-3)
  • Secure American Jobs Through Extending the Credit for Production of Refined Coal Act - Representative Stanton Stonewell (R-PA-9)
  • The Savings Act of 2020 - Representative Thomas Volker (R-MO-8)
  • National Conscription and Civil Service Act - Representative Tristian Dikes (R-FL-6)
  • NO SNIP Act - Representative Mac Faulhaber (D-TN-9)
  • The American Farmland Defense Act - Representative Jason Evander (R-SD-At Large)
  • Simple Resolution Demanding the designation of Antifa as a domestic terrorist organization - Representative Crawford Clay (R-TX-4)
  • Child Tax Credit Expansion Act - Representative Crawford Clay (R-TX-4)
  • The End BDS Act - Senator Richard Slater (R-AR) & Representative Chip Renfus (R-MS-4) {PASSED SENATE}
  • An Act to Support American Families and Public Health Services Economically - Representative Crawford Clay (R-TX-4)
  • Redesignation of Federal Building Act - Representative Matt Walker (R-WA-4)

Senate Docket
On the Agenda
  • Heartbeat Protection Act of 2019 - Senator Luke Hawthorne (R-OH)
  • The American Israeli Alliance Defense Act - Senator Greg Kost (R-FL)
  • Penalty Enhancement Act - Senator Barry Anderson (R-MO)
  • An Act to Direct the Removal of Seductive Chinese Communist Party Influences Subversively Infiltrating the Educational Systems and Research Institutions of the United States of America - Representative Kevin Villalobos (R-FL-4) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • Sullivan-Tenson Space Force Act of 2019 - Senator Francine Sullivan (D-AK)
  • Alaska Remote Generator Act of 2019 - Senator Francine Sullivan (D-AK)
  • Protecting the Republic from Objectionable Technological Espionage and Communist Tampering Act - Senator Barry Anderson (R-MO)
  • Family Farm Defense Act of 2019 - Representative John Logan Ruler (R-IA-4) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • An Act to Provide Emergency Tax Relief to Americans - Senator Torrie Volker (R-MO)
  • National Collegiate Athletics Reform Act - Senator Everitt Colbert (R-UT)
  • Saving Animal Lives Act - Senator Gordon Callahan (D-AL)

Off the Agenda
  • The Green Corps for America Act - Senator Abigail Winthrop (D-MA)
  • Green New Deal Resolution - Senator Abigail Winthrop (D-MA)
  • The American Opportunity Act - Senator Ben Little (D-MD)
  • Federal Jobs Guarantee Development Act - Senator Abigail Winthrop (D-MA)
  • Corporate Freeloader Fee Act - Senator Tim Westra (D-NJ)
  • United States National Health Program Act - Senator Abigail Winthrop (D-MA)
  • Universal Prekindergarten and Early Childcare Act - Senator Tim Westra (D-NJ)
  • Reparations for Historical Injustice Act - Senator Benjamin Little (D-MD)
  • Defense of Fetal Life Act - Senator Barry Anderson (R-MO)
  • Protecting American Privacy Act - Senators Frank Doyle (D-OR) & Tim Westra (D-NJ)
  • A Bill To Establish Election Day as a Federal Holiday - Senator Greg Kost (R-FL) {VETOED}
  • Insulating the Data of Everyday Americans Act - Representative Caroline Simone (D-NY-12) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2019 - Representative Malcolm Douglas (D-NJ-9) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress - Senator Tim Westra (D-NJ) & Representative John Atang (D-NY-3)
  • Yusef Hawkins Act - Representative John Atang (D-NY-3) and Senator Augusta Merriam (R-NH) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • Living Wage Act - Senator Levi Murphy (D-MN)
  • Protecting Appalachian Communities Act of 2019 - Senator Jillian Dayton (D-VA)
  • The Startup Act of 2019 - Senator James Moore (D-MI)
  • An Act to Prevent Negative Health Effects of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Until the Effects on Appalachian Communities are Studied - Senator Jillian Dayton (D-VA)
  • Equal Access to Women's Healthcare Act of 2019 - Senator Jillian Dayton (D-VA)
  • Saving America from Electromagnetic Pulses Act - Senator Everitt Colbert (R-UT)
  • Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2019 - Representative Kathleen Nez (D-AZ-7) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • The Reapportionment Act of 2019 - Representative Kathleen Nez (D-AZ-7) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • The Act Prohibit the Usage of the Victim's Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity as Justification for Crime - Representative Julia Piotrowska (D-IL-5) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • Healthcare Protection of Public Safety Officers After Retirement - Representative Linda Lazare (D-TX-7) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • 1st American Rescue Package - Senator Robert Warrick (R-IN)
  • MIRACLE Act - Representative Mac Faulhaber (D-TN-9) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • Dramatic Intervention to Relieve the Economy (II) Act - Senator Timothy Westra (D-NJ) and Representative Kathleen Nez (D-AZ-7) {PASSED HOUSE}
  • An Act to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage - Senator Buster Bunker (D-CA) & Representative Fiona Lowell (D-WI-3) {PASSED HOUSE}

Pending Confirmations
  • Arthur Bragg (R-WI) as Attorney General

President's Desk
  • Combating Online Predators and Scams Act - Senator Francine Sullivan (D-AK)

Enacted Legislation


Signed into law by President Arnold Wolf (R-ME)
  • Protecting American Diplomats Act - Senator Frank Doyle (D-OR) {AMENDED}
  • Democracy and Openness for Venezuela Act - Representative Caroline Simone (D-NY-12)
  • The Camera Grant Act of 2019 - Senator James Moore (D-MI)
  • An Act to Provide Service Dogs to Veterans with Mental Illness - Representative John Logan Ruler (R-IA-4) {ENACTED WITHOUT SIGNATURE}

Signed into law by President Richard Tawney (R-TN)
  • Relief Act of 2019 - Senator Jillian Dayton (D-VA) and Representative Jason Evander (R-SD-At Large) {AMENDED}
  • Murder Sentencing Act - Senator Barry Anderson (R-MO)
  • Iran Sanctions Act of 2019 - Representative John Logan Ruler (R-IA-4)
  • Democracy in Hong Kong Act of 2019 - Senator Jillian Dayton (D-VA) {AMENDED}
  • Raise American Incomes to Survive and Expand Act - Senator Tim Westra (D-NJ)
  • American Assistance and Relief Act of 2020 - Various
  • Saving America’s Energy Act of 2020 - Senator Rebecca Trelawney (R-IN) {AMENDED}
  • No More Silence Act - Represenative Kathleen Nez (D-AZ-7)

Resolutions passed by the House
  • A Simple Resolution to Admit and Seat a Delegate from the Cherokee Nation - Representative Kathleen Nez (D-AZ-7) and Representative Jay Joseph Dietrich (R-AK-At Large)
  • Resolution of Contempt against Michael Jones, Attorney General of the United States - Representative Ibrahim Simpson (D-CA-37)

Federal Officers Confirmed


Nominated by President Arnold Wolf (R-ME)
  • George M. Berentsen (I-IL) as Secretary of Defense

Nominated by President Richard Tawney (R-TN)
  • Jay Joseph Dietrich (R-AK) as Vice President of the United States
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porter is going to dominate ST2 but struggle afterwards
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STII is gonna be interesting as it is a lineup of States that Porter must win to win the nomination.

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Puertollano wrote:
Emazia wrote:Fair enough, it's a lot of effort to tick a few boxes, apparently. (Sarcastic, but not in a hostile way. More sarcastic at people who vote apathetically.)

Also, would you like for Lilyana to meet with Porter? I have an idea.


Lilyana has been hesitant to do anything for any of the candidates.

I can offer some push.
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Emazia wrote:
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Lilyana has been hesitant to do anything for any of the candidates.

I can offer some push.


Good luck, because she has also refused to help even Richardson.
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Republican delegate allocation rules are byzantine A.F

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NS Nation Name: Capile
Character Name: Wesley John Bucknell
Nicknames: Wes, Jack, Navy Jack, Bucky, the Bulldog
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 83
Character Height: 6'5"
Character Weight: 250 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Governor of South Carolina (2011 – Present)
Beaufort County Administrator (2004 – 2010)
President of the Citadel (1992 – 2000)
U.S. Navy Admiral (1990 – 1992)
U.S. Navy Vice Admiral (1982 – 1990)
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (1976 – 1980)
U.S. Navy Captain (1973 – 1976)
U.S. Navy Commander (1968 – 1973)
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander (1965 – 1968)
U.S. Navy Lieutenant (1962 – 1964)
U.S. Navy Ensign (1961 – 1962)
Appearance: Frank Kelso
Character State of Origin: South Carolina
Character State of Residence: South Carolina
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Strengths: Inspiring life story; record of exemplary military service; staunch social conservatism; folksy, backwoods, good old boy charm; sonorous orator; long-standing ties to local elite; autocratic grip on state legislature; both grassroots and establishment support; robotic level of discipline and routine in personal life; long-time Wolfist
Main Weaknesses: Severe PTSD causes insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, and flashbacks contributing to countless gaffes and a public perception of senility; octogenarian; permanent limp; insensitive to racial issues; almost no minority appeal; accused of dictatorial gubernatorial policies; tenuous understanding of policy and legislation; eccentric hobbies and lifestyle; vehement dislike of cameras and the press
Biography:
Wesley John Bucknell was born in 1937 in Beaufort, South Carolina to Hiram, a navy veteran of WWII, and Leanne (née Harvey), a nurse at the local naval hospital; his parents met while his father was recovering from a wound. Of English and Irish descent, he was the second of five children; he went by Jack from an early age so as not to be confused with his uncle Wesley. Shortly after Jack's birth, both his parents lost their livelihoods as naval infrastructure began to atrophy post-war. His family moved to a five-acre farmstead near Beaufort with no plumbing or electricity, where they raised tomatoes. Almost as soon as he could walk, Wesley was helping his parents around the farm. Despite the poverty and intense rural lifestyle, he had a happy childhood. As he grew older, he attended school only about half the year, never able to leave the farm during planting and harvesting seasons; his academic progress suffered as a result. Already 6'2" by his freshman year of high school, Bucknell was a dominant force on the football field, becoming captain of the school team during his senior year. He was a popular but gentle-natured young man. At the urging of his father, he applied to the Citadel, and was granted a full-ride athletic scholarship.

Jack Bucknell's years at the Citadel were the most difficult of his youth, as he struggled to stay abreast of the rigorous curriculum; he was intelligent, but had no solid academic foundation. Thanks to his perseverance and the help of his peers, Bucknell steadily climbed upward through his class, graduating 131st out of 821 with a degree in business in 1961. During these years, Bucknell, nicknamed "Bucky" by the other cadets, struck lifelong friendships with numerous other students and was popular among his graduating class for his gentility, wittiness, and good-natured personality. Shortly after graduating, Bucknell married his high school sweetheart, Jolene Johnson; their first child, Rusty, was born the year after.

Bucknell's first assignment was to a missile cutter, but he applied to flight school, which he graduated soon after promotion to Lieutenant in 1963. Promoted again to Lieutenant Commander in 1965, Bucknell was among the first navy servicemen to be deployed to the Vietnam War. Until 1968, he flew over two hundred bombing missions, obtaining another promotion to Commander. Life-altering disaster struck that year, when Bucknell was shot down behind North Vietnamese lines. Parachuting into a local village, Jack was beaten unconscious and taken prisoner, ultimately imprisoned within the infamous Hỏa Lò Prison. He was subjected to all manner of inhumane physical and psychological tortures, but despite the pressure, never betrayed his country to the enemy, and was in fact a leader of the resistance movement within the prison. His mental fortitude was best exemplified when his captors planned to parade him in public: Bucknell slit his scalp with a razor and bludgeoned himself with a stool until he was unrecognizable, unwilling to be used as a propaganda tool by the North Vietnamese.

Of course, this was not without long-lasting repercussions: Bucknell was repeatedly denied medical attention for his leg, which had been injured in the crash, leaving him crippled for several years and with a permanent limp. Moreover, his personality was greatly changed over the course of his five year internment. Previously a cheerful optimist, Bucknell came out of Vietnam a grim Stoic. His gentle nature was compromised by his new irritability, anxiety, and volatile mood swings; and overexposure torture left him with a phobia of flash photography. When Jack was returned to his family at long last in 1973 as part of Operation Homecoming, he was a different man; his wife would later reflect that she had seen him laugh more in one day before the war than he did the rest of his life afterward.

Briefly celebrated for his sacrifice, Bucknell was awarded the Medal of Honor and a promotion to Captain. Although he could barely walk and could not fly, the Navy kept him on active duty out of respect for his service. Over the next two decades, Bucknell, a workaholic, built a career in the naval administration. This period was largely uneventful, as Bucknell was still recuperating from the aftershock of his imprisonment; however, he did make a name for himself within the Navy as an advocate for officer training reform, wanting to better integrate the various naval aviation schools to minimize intraservice rivalries. His tireless work ethic, impeccable competence, and long-standing ties with the naval elite secured him steady promotions, until he eventually rose to become Admiral of the Seventh Fleet. Bucknell's only combat experience as a senior staff officer was in the Gulf War, where he organized 96,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel and over 130 allied warships. Bucknell was also responsible for the prolonged naval and aerial bombardment of Iraq, actions which lay heavily on his mind in subsequent years. During the Gulf War Bucknell was nicknamed "Navy Jack" by the marines and army men who served under him, reflecting the high degree of control he exercised over joint operations.

Following the conclusion of the Gulf War, Bucknell presided over the Tailhook Association Symposium. When a sexual assault scandal erupted from the conference, much of the national blame fell on the Admiral, who was accused of failing to properly address sexual harassment in the Navy. As a result, Bucknell retired in early 1992, returning to quiet life in Beaufort. However, he was intrigued when he was offered the presidency of his alma mater, the Citadel. Jack was President for eight years, and was notable for attempting to radically reform the institution's training regimen. Influenced by his experience as a North Vietnamese captive, Bucknell wished to instill every cadet with the stoicism he believed was necessary not just to survive torture, but to serve America to the best of one's ability. These changes were resisted, however, by the Citadel's administration, and ultimately the only mark he left on the university was the Wesley Bucknell Auditorium named in his honor.

Retiring from public again in 2000, Jack lived quietly in Beaufort. His dedication to military service had prevented him from actively rearing his own children, Rusty, Sandra, and John, now fully grown; but he delighted in spending time with his twelve grandchildren. During this time, Bucknell also acquired a number of peculiar habits: he rose at three every morning to birdwatch, exclusively wore his naval dress uniform, collected a menagerie of exotic birds, and refused to interact with anyone or do anything he deemed "Communistic." In 2002 he published his memoirs, Five Years in the Hanoi Hilton, which was later adapted into a made-for-television movie by the NBC. He was also frequently invited to lecture at the Citadel and other universities, both military and civilian, across the nation; his lectures usually focused on his study of ancient Stoicism and application of the Greek philosophy to modern military life.

In 2004, Bucknell became embroiled in a dispute with Beaufort's county administrator. Bucknell wanted to erect a large flagpole, but the administrator repeatedly blew him off when he requested the necessary permits, and eventually flat-out refused to provide them. The situation escalated until an irrationally upset Bucknell went public with the story. Local newspapers published inflammatory stories accusing the administrator of hating the American flag, eventually generating statewide outrage and causing the administrator's resignation. Beaufort's county council, encouraged by the local outcry, offered Bucknell the job.

Initially hesitant to accept, Bucknell soon found he was back in his element as county administrator. He ran Beaufort with military efficiency, in fact subordinating the county council to his whims via a combination of charisma and intimidation, so that he was for all intents and purposes the executive branch of the county. Over the next few years he perfected this strategy of governance, and was well-liked by the county's populace for his rural charm and speedy competence. His interest in national politics was sharpened by the 2008 presidential election. A vocal detractor of Rashid Baharia, Bucknell was prone to rattling off a long list of conservative reforms he would enact as President to anyone who would listen.

Jack closely followed the 2010 Republican primary for South Carolina's governorship, but was surprised when he was approached by candidate [not-Nikki Haley], who wanted the veteran as her running mate. Encouraged by his kith and kin, Bucknell agreed. His relationship with [not-Haley] quickly became strained due to his reticence to leave the house and campaign, but after a heart-to-heart he agreed to step up for the good of the state, and was an active fundraiser and organizer during the final months of the campaign. [not-Haley] and Bucknell were elected to Arsenal Hill by a five point margin.

The former admiral soon began to butt heads with [not-Haley] once more, wishing to wield more than ceremonial power as Lieutenant Governor. Although their working relationship was tense, [not-Haley] never replaced Bucknell for fear of the backlash from his dedicated admirers across the state. Bucknell forced his foot into the door of the state legislature during his tenure, making contacts in the South Carolina House and Senate through the same mixture of intimidation and charm he had used as Beaufort county administrator. In 2014 Bucknell and [not-Haley] stood for re-election, winning by a handy fourteen point margin this time. [not-Haley]'s term was cut short, however, when newly elected President Wolf appointed her to an ambassadorial position in 2016. Bucknell was left to fill in her shoes as Governor.

The remaining two years saw Bucknell backpedal some of [not-Haley]'s decisions, notably when he issued an executive order protecting the flying of the Confederate battle flag on state property. State executive orders, normally reserved for crises, became Bucknell's trademark, as he issued them whenever he could not strong-arm the state legislature into doing his bidding.

In 2018, Bucknell stood for his first election as Governor. It got off to a rocky start: his severe camera shyness, some questionable public remarks, and an attack of PTSD led to a number of gaffes on the campaign trail. However, he leveraged his network of contacts from the statehouse all the way back to his Citadel days to construct strong campaign and fundraising infrastructure. He ran on the motto, "Christian Values, Military Efficiency," making the enactment of heartbeat and bathroom bills the feature of his campaign.

Despite facing a younger and more energetic Democratic challenger in [not-James Smith], Bucknell's chances were regarded as high going into the general election. The gubernatorial debates featured an abundance of interesting moments, leading to national coverage. At one point, Bucknell seemed to zone out entirely for nearly a minute; this was due to a hearing aid malfunction. [not-Smith] made the mistaken of attempting to frame Bucknell as senile, however, which gave the Navy veteran the chance to tout his impeccable military service and sacrifice and accuse the Democrat of disrespect. When the votes were tallied, Bucknell carried South Carolina by almost five points.

Bucknell's first full term in office saw him tighten his grip over the state legislature. Already inundated with Jack's contacts and supporters, Bucknell had used his influence to get even more old friends elected. 6'5" tall and with a piercing stare, Bucknell had no problem intimidating the other state legislators into submission. As such, he was able to proudly sign both a heartbill bill and a bathroom bill into law in 2019. Other achievements from Bucknell's four years on Arsenal Hill include redistricting in 2017, which skewed the state legislature even more in favor of the Republican Party, and increased funding of police and immigration enforcement.

However, Bucknell still has a fractious relationship with the state legislature, and has faced significant pushback even from Republican legislators. Currently the South Carolina GOP is highly divided between hard-line Bucknell supporters and more moderate Republicans, who have stalled various articles of reactionary legislation the Governor would have liked passed. However, the Republicans retain an operational majority which allow Bucknell a degree of flexibility in his governance and the ability to keep his campaign promises and leave a mark on the state.

Bucknell's no-nonsense, military demeanor and his ties to the Citadel gave rise to the nickname of "the Beaufort Bulldog," often shortened to just "the Bulldog," and he is viewed avuncularly by many South Carolinians. Critics have denounced his style of governance as dictatorial.

Bucknell was an early and vocal supporter of Arnold Wolf during the 2016 Republican primary. Jack was reportedly on the shortlist for Wolf's Secretary of Defense, though the position ultimately went to Bernard Porter.

During the 2020 Republican primary Bucknell has been a vocal supporter of Porter, with whom he shares military ties and strongly identifies. His advocacy possibly helped to narrow the margins substantially in the South Carolina primary, although ultimately the state still went to Richardson.

Other Info: After being elected governor, Bucknell attempted to end confusion by re-adopting Wesley as his first name of choice. However, continued interchangeable use of "Wesley," "Wes," and "Jack" have only added to the confusion.

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Where is the treasure-giver? Where are the seats at the feast?
Where are the revels in the hall?
Alas for the bright cup! Alas for the mailed warrior!
Alas for the splendour of the prince!
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Anderson is dying so can do what he likes lol

Also Colbert he technically hasn't endorsed Porter
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Character Name: Nadine Marchant-Smith
Character Gender: Female
Character Age: 72 (Born 1948)
Character Height: 143cms
Character Weight: 78kg
Character Position/Role/Job: Attorney General of North Carolina (2016-Current), North Carolina Senate Minority Leader (2014-2016), North Carolina Senate Minority Whip (2012-2014), State Senator for North Carolina's 20th District (2008-2016), Democratic candidate for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District (2006).
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Character State of Residence: North Carolina
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Main Strengths: State-wide political connections, moderate African-American appeal, bipartisan and good fundraiser.
Main Weaknesses: Unenthusiastic and uninspiring, silver-spoon origins story, carpet-bagger (and related scandals), coziness with Republicans in North Carolina.

Biography: Nadine Marchant was born 1948 in Winston-Salem to her parents Gregory and Anna Marchant. The Marchant families history dates back to the mid 19th century, when German settlers arrived in America. Their family settled in what was then Salem and dug in their roots ever since. Her mother, Anna, was the daughter of wealthy industrialist, so never had to work a bone in her life. Her father was an attorney, who operated his own law firm in Salem. Nadine received a well-to-do childhood and entered charter school, as their family could easily afford for Nadine and her two other sisters to attend.

Gregory was a civil rights attorney, acting on behalf African-American clients during and throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by the work of her father, after finishing her basic education, Nadine went on to Stanford University to study Law in 1966. Although, by this stage the Civil Rights Movement was coming to a close, she too wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father. Gregory had established a good name for himself among the Black population in Winston-Salem, as well as across the state of North Carolina. He earned a reputation of being liberal, yet incredibly professional as to not disturb the sensibilities of the white establishment.

After returning to North Carolina with her Law Degree, Nadine found work in her fathers law firm, often tasked with the menial paperwork and reception-keeping duties. Two years later, in 1972, Nadine met a young man called Daniel McMahon while working for her father. During their dating period, she began to build up through the ranks of her fathers law firm, beginning to take on her own cases. With a few earlier (but minor) victories, this built up her confidence in the field of law. In 1975, her father did something unexpected. Gregory Marchant ran for North Carolina's 5th Congressional District and won. He and his family had a strong background in the local area, that being Winston-Salem, and he won overwhelming among African-American voters.

It was when her father was in Congress that Nadine assumed the leadership of his law firm. Though, still young, and only five years out of law school, the position was largely ceremonial. That same year, she married Daniel McMahon and gave birth to her first child, to which she named Michael Gregory McMahon. Nadine took on Daniel's last name. After her short period in a management position, she was forced to retire to look after her child, as most women did in that period. Despite being absent from the company, she retained an advisory role to the law firm and often helped in building their cases where she could.

Her father built a strong civil rights voting and bill-writing record and was regularly re-election to the 5th Congressional District. A year after having her first child, Nadine had another to Daniel McMahon. She gave birth to Christine Deloris McMahon in 1976. In 1977, Daniel began working for Nadine's father in his Congressional Office in Washington D.C. During this time, and unbeknownst to Nadine or her family, Daniel was cheating on her for an intern working on the Hill.

In 1980, Nadine returned to the workforce. Due to her connections within Washington D.C., through both her husband and father, she secured a job with the National Organisation of Women, later called Legal Momentum, that focused on women's-based lobbying and legal defense fund. She was often used as the face of the organisation, and was appearing on local and national television on behalf of the organisation as its spokeswoman. The family moved to a large house in Morehead City, across the other side of the state, now with both incomes of Daniel and Nadine supporting them. At the same time, they bought multiple other investment properties in the state of North Carolina and Virginia.

It was until 1982 that Nadine discovered that her husband was cheating on her. Rumour was adrift in Washington D.C., and her father reportedly told her about what was happening. Almost immediately, she filed for divorce. She reverted back to Nadine Marchant, had custody over the children and received an promotion at the NOW Legal Fund. The houses were split evenly, though, Nadine kept the property in Morehead City where she could continue to live and work from. Despite the emotional turbulents, things could not have been better for her.

It wasn't long until she met a new man, Erwin Smith, while helping her father in his 1983 re-election campaign. Erwin had been hired as an internal pollster for the campaign, doing contract work. Erwin worked for Black and White Polling, a polling and political consultancy company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, but had offices in Washington D.C. After a year of dating, Erwin proposed to Nadine in 1984 and they got married. Instead of taking his last name, as she did with her previous husband, Nadine took the hyphenated name of Marchant-Smith. It was two years later in 1986 when she had her third child, Kristof Marchant-Smith, first child to Erwin.

In 1991, founded her own law firm in the eastern region of North Carolina. Similarly named to the polling company that her husband still worked for, it was named Black and White Law. She ran this business with a great level of success, hiring a large staff and maintaining a strong record in law circles, both in the state and outside. In 1995, when her father retired from politics after two decades in politics, he urged her to take up his mantle in the political scene. Despite being interested in politics, she declined, instead focusing on her budding law company and her family.

This apathy for running for political office was not permanent, however. With the 2006 Midterm elections approaching, Nadine thought it wise to join the political fray, with whatever backing her last name held still within the North Carolina political climate. In 2005, she retired from her position as CEO of Black and White Law, and plotted a run for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District. The district was her home, but it was overwhelmingly Republican and she knew that the election would be difficult, if not impossible to win. Still, Nadine ran a high-profile campaign that attracted a lot of local media and some national media, as the daughter of a famous civil rights lawyers and congress people. She lost decisively, 35% to the Republican candidates 65%.

Her failed run did not dampen her desire for politics, however. Her splash into politics had made an impact and when state elections rolled around in North Carolina in 2008, many party insiders were pushing her to run for the vacant 20th Senate District in the North Carolina State Senate. Nadine, though popular among Democrats, did live in the District. After a visit from a State Assemblyman, however, she was convinced to run for the seat. She easily won the primary, with little to no challenge and cruised to an overwhelming victory of 70% in the solid Democratic District. Following her victory, she promised to move to the District amid media scrutiny for her carpet-bagging. After a year of being elected to the State Senate, local media inquired deeper into whether she had actually moved to the District yet. They discovered that Nadine still lived in Morehead City. With the media blowing up how she lied about moving, their family bought a property in the area and she lived there on a part-time basis.

Her initial foray into politics proved that she was a very collaborative and bipartisan legislator. During her first term in office, she secured additional funding for domestic violence charities in her District and was at the forefront of the debate to raise the salaries of school teachers. When 2012 came around, Nadine was re-elected without a hitch. This was the same year that Nathaniel Richardson was elected Governor of the state. The Democratic Caucus in the State Senate was impressed with her success during her first, and with the help of her insider political connections, was nominated as the Minority Whip in the Senate. There, she would earn a reputation of being a fierce, yet fair Whip. It was her work as Whip that was able to flip many more left-leaning State Senators to support Nate Richardson's tax cuts and CCC “Carolina’s Choice Care”, all measures that Nadine supported.

In 2014, the former Minority Leader in the Senate announced that he retire. Nadine ran for the position as the Democratic Minority Leader in the North Carolina State Senate. Almost unanimously, she won the position, with no opposition within the Caucus. It did, however, anger many grass-roots organizers who were demanding for a more left-leaning Minority Leader. She earned a reputation, even among Republicans, as being welcoming to negotiate with. While Minority Leader, she was able to negotiate well with Governor Richardson, though opposing his efforts to strip funding from public education tooth and nail. Nadine stringently opposed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which prevent many LGBTQ people from filing discrimination law suits. Following its passage through the State Senate by the Republican Majority, she lobbied heavily for Nathaniel Richardson to veto the Bill once it reached his desk. Still to this day she retains a cordial relationship with the man.

She couldn't keep doing the job, however. Nadine was personally disillusioned with her lack of power as the Minority Leader, and with very little chance to win the State Senate over she knew that would never have the power she wanted. In 2016, the media began investigating more into her permanent residence. While claiming to live in the 20th Senate District, Nadine still mainly lived in Morehead City, not Durham which is where most people in the District lived. With a mounting campaign from the progressive left against her in her own District, partly due to her carpet-bagging and partly due to her close relationship with Republican's, she decided to not seek re-election. Instead, she announced that she would seek the office of Attorney General of North Carolina. Nadine had a primary challenger nominally to her left, but she defeated him 52 to 48 due to her powerful name recognition.

In 2016, she was running as a Democrat while the relatively popular Nate Richardson was running for re-election as Governor. Nadine tried her best to appeal to the moderate, suburban base, that would be later called 'Nate-Nadine Voters' by the media for their support of a Republican Governor and a Democratic Attorney-General. Nadine was able to out-fundraise her Republican opponent, nearly 2 to 1. Due to this, and her ability to turn out African-American voters in droves because of her and her fathers records, Nadine was elected Attorney-General by 0.7%.

As Attorney-General, she was not one to sit back to use he power. Nadine took keen interest in housing inequality cases, including cases surrounding the discrimination of women and the LGBTQ community. She aggressively supported the Governor in his insistence to remove Confederate Monuments across the state. Her largest action in North Carolina was recouping millions of dollars for the City of Chapel Hill following the destruction of the natural environment by a petrochemical company.

As of 2020, Nadine Marchant-Smith is strongly considering running for either North Carolina Senate or Governorship.

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Postby Emazia » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:24 pm

The Progressive Party but it's right-wing and run by Porter supporters
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Postby Democratic Peoples republic of Kelvinsi » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:24 pm

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All states should allocate their delegates proportionally. MILLIONS of Porter supporters are being silenced!

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Tweets that will age like milk for $100 please.
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Emazia » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:25 pm

I dare Anderson to retweet Berkowitz's write in campaign
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Postby Dentali » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:26 pm

Democratic Peoples republic of Kelvinsi wrote:
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All states should allocate their delegates proportionally. MILLIONS of Porter supporters are being silenced!

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Tweets that will age like milk for $100 please.



Please do Richardson would have a lot more delegates
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Postby Puertollano » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:28 pm

If there were any unfair results so far, it'd been in the Democratic Party. Considering Levi is defeating Dayton in the popular vote, yet she is ahead in the Delegate Count.
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Postby Democratic Peoples republic of Kelvinsi » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:28 pm

If delegates were allocated proportionately Porter's chances of winning the primary would be close to 0%.

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Postby Louisianan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:28 pm

Can we also assume Linda has won her primary?
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Postby Democratic Peoples republic of Kelvinsi » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:30 pm

Louisianan wrote:Can we also assume Linda has won her primary?

Yes, unless your character actively votes against whips they win their uncontested primaries.

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