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Inside the Beltway: A Tribute to Rush Limbaugh

Those who have their daily talk radio date with the late Rush Limbaugh have something to look forward to. Coming soon is a new book titled “Radio’s Greatest of All Time”, which presents a collection of his most iconic on-air moments, speeches and personal audio recordings – curated by his widow Kathryn Adams Limbaugh and his brother, David Limbaugh.

The 512-page book also contains important commentary from the former president Donald TrumpJustice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisamong other contributors.

“Rush was uniquely brilliant on the political and cultural fronts, and nothing demonstrates that better than his own words,” said David Limbaugh in a written statement shared with Inside the Beltway.

“Rush was an extraordinary American patriot and family to millions on the radio,” Ms. Limbaugh added, also in a written statement. “He inspired so many lives with unwavering optimism and humor. Rush loved this country with all his heart. His incredible timeless lessons will be carried on by all of us.”

The book will be published by Threshold Editions on October 25, but is available for pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online sources. More information can be found at OfficialRushLimbaugh.com.

“Throughout his life, Rush Limbaugh has never forgotten his core values, his sense of humility or his concern for you – his extended family,” the publisher said in a pre-announcement to readers.

THE DESANTIS PRESS

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has kept the media busy. The press spent the early part of the week analyzing his potential as a GOP heavyweight leader and potential presidential hopeful.

“Is Ron DeSantis the Future of the Republican Party?” asked The New York Times as the week got underway.

“Ron DeSantis is the only Republican who can beat Trump,” The Washington Post suggested.

“DeSantis is using federal money to support his agenda,” Politico reported.

News organizations quickly switched to provocative mode on Thursday to thank Mr. DeSantis for flying two planeloads of hopeful migrants over to Martha’s Vineyard. As the migrant flights started, headlines followed:

“DeSantis sent 50 migrants by plane to Martha’s Vineyard as an anti-liberal stunt,” Business Insider said.

“Massachusetts Dems react after DeSantis transports migrants to posh Martha’s Vineyard: ‘Evil and inhumane,’” Fox News noted.

Despite all the uproar, Mr. DeSantis still made a clear takeaway on Thursday for the media, migrants and the general public alike, and a message intended to continue throughout the weekend:

“We are not a refuge,” the governor said at a news conference as he wrapped up the week’s events.

SOME REPUBLICS

A close political examination of Ballotpedia reveals an interesting trend.

“More Republicans are running in Congress this year than in 2020 or 2018, and Republicans make up a greater percentage of the major party’s congressional candidates than in either year,” the research organization said in a new analysis.

“In the House since 2018, there have been fewer Democrats and more Republicans every election year. In the Senate, both parties have more candidates this year than in 2020 or 2018, although there are more Republicans than Democrats. This year, 2,422 major party candidates ran for 474 seats in Congress in the primaries. That included 34 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 U.S. House seats, and the seats of five of the six non-voting representatives in the U.S. House,” the analysis said.

“Of the 2,422 candidates who appeared on the primary ballots, 989, or 41%, were Democrats, and 1,433, or 59%, were Republicans,” the precise numbers said.

In the US Senate battle this year, there were 304 major party candidates in the primary, including 119 Democrats, or 39% of all candidates who ran, and 185 Republicans, or 61% of all candidates who ran.

In the US House competition this year, there were 2,118 major party candidates in the primary, including 870 Democrats, or 41% of all candidates who ran, and 1,248 Republicans, or 59% of all candidates who ran.

Find much more campaign data at Ballotpedia.org

CHRIS PLATE’S DEBUT

NewsMax TV Reveals Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio Host Chris Plante will debut as host of “The Biden Chronicles with Chris Plante” — which premieres Sunday at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

“The series explores the 46th president’s struggles with the press, economy, foreign affairs and examines the president’s mental acuity. New episodes appear every week – sometimes humorous, often horrifying and even downright scary. They contain dozens of clips with: President Biden as he handles the day-to-day responsibilities of the presidency and stumbles at times,” the network advised.

The new series is produced by Meath Television Media, founded by an experienced TV and film producer Jason Killian Meata creative political and cultural force based in the nation’s capital.

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POLL OF THE DAY

• 55% of registered US voters say US inflation is “not at all” under control; 79% of Republicans, 63% of Independents and 29% of Democrats agree.

• 59% of men and 51% of women also agree.

• 32% say inflation is ‘somewhat’ under control; 15% of Republicans, 29% of Independents and 49% of Democrats agree.

• 27% of men and 36% of women also agree.

• 9% say inflation is ‘largely’ under control; 5% of Republicans, 5% of Independents and 15% of Democrats agree.

• 9% of men and 9% of women also agree.

• 3% say inflation is “completely” under control; 2% of Republicans, 2% of Independents and 5% of Democrats agree.

• 3% of men and 3% of women also agree.

SOURCE: A Fox News survey of 1,201 registered voters in the US, conducted Sept. 9-12.

• Helpful information to jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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