Tag Archives: Democrats

FLORIDA: Bill Nelson +7 In New US Senate Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: In the Florida U.S. Senate race, which could be critical to control of the Senate this year, Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson moves into a 53 – 46 percent likely voter lead over Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican challenger, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This compares to a 49 – 49 percent ...

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NEW HIGH: Democrats +12 In Generic 2018 Poll

NBC News reports: Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-ten saying they’d like to see significant change in the direction President Donald Trump has been leading the country, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.  The results suggest a political environment where Democrats ...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Don’t Just Vote, Volunteer [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a message for American citizens ahead of the upcoming midterm election: Don’t just vote — volunteer. PEOPLE can exclusively announce that the actress, who has long been an outspoken Democrat, has partnered with registered Federal PAC Local Majority to put together a PSA — directed by her husband Brad Hall — aimed at getting ...

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POLL: Most Trump Voters Don’t Fear Blue Wave

Bloomberg reports: A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House. President Trump’s boasts that a “red wave” could increase Republican majorities appear to have ...

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Hillary: My Fears About Trump Were Not Overblown

Hillary Clinton has penned an essay for The Atlantic. An excerpt: It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump won enough Electoral College votes to become president of the United States. On the day after, in my concession speech, I said, “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” I hoped that my fears for our future ...

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Easily Beats Nixon By 30+ Points

The New York Times reports: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo took a decisive step toward a third term on Thursday, quelling a threatened liberal rebellion by turning aside the insurgent challenge of Cynthia Nixon after a bruising battle to claim the Democratic nomination in New York. Mr. Cuomo had marshaled the support of nearly all of the state’s most powerful Democratic ...

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UK Paper: Michael Bloomberg To Launch 2020 WH Bid

The Times Of London reports: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a business news empire, is preparing to run for president as a Democrat, The Times understands. Mr Bloomberg, 76, a former mayor of New York with a personal fortune of more than $50 billion, has previously considered running as an independent but decided against it in 2012 for fear ...

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Jimmy Carter: I Would Undo Every Trump Policy

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: What would Jimmy Carter do if he became president of the United States again? Pretty much the opposite of what the current Oval Office occupant is doing. “If I were foolish enough to feel I could be president again, I think the first thing I would do would be to change all of the policies that ...

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +4 In New Gubernatorial Poll

The Tampa Bay Times reports: A new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll shows Democrat Andrew Gillum leading Republican Ron DeSantis among likely voters in the Florida governor’s race. The poll, which was conducted from Sept. 6 through Sept. 9, asked 514 likely voters who they would vote for in the November gubernatorial election. 47 percent said Gillum, and 43 percent ...

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Obama: Trump Is Capitalizing On Resentment [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama said President Donald Trump is “capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years” and questioned “What happened to the Republican Party?” a preview of Obama’s message for the fall’s midterms and his most pointed rebuke to date of his successor in the White House. Obama stepped back into the political fray Friday, ...

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Record 100+ Women May Win US House Seats

NBC News reports: In November, Americans could elect more than 100 women to the House for the first time in history — and put more new women in the House than in any prior election, a new race-by-race analysis shows. But the impending surge is being driven entirely by Democrats: The number of Republican women in the House is actually ...

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Blue Dog Dems Hope For Single-Digit House Majority

Roll Call reports: The nearly moribund Blue Dogs, the coalition of moderate-to-conservative House Democrats, is looking to rebuild influence in the next Congress — and they think they’re in an especially good position to do so if the November midterms result in a single-digit House majority. The leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition, speaking with a small group of reporters ...

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Biden Rages At Republicans For Staying Silent [VIDEO]

The New Jersey Advance reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden gave New Jerseyans a (sometimes loud) taste late Wednesday of what his speeches might sound like if he challenges President Donald Trump in two years. Shouting at points during a nearly 40-minute address, Biden tore into Trump’s handling of America during a campaign appearance at Montclair State University for Democratic ...

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Politico: About 100 GOP US House Seats Are In Play

Politico reports: Roughly 100 of the 240 Republican-controlled House seats are currently within Democratic reach, posing the most serious threat to the GOP majority since the party won control in 2010. Despite the GOP’s built-in advantages due to incumbency and redistricting, 60 of those seats are even more precariously positioned, with the Republican nominee either holding just a slight competitive ...

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RNC Spox: Far-Left Radicals Are Overtaking The Dems

“This is not going to work. This is about far more than being an outsider, it’s about far more than demographic change. This is about socialism. Far-left radicalism overtaking the Democratic Party. This is stunning that someone who is in Congress for 20 years last night was defeated by someone backed by [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez. And I understand, Jessica, you always ...

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Massachusetts Dem Upsets US House Primary [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base is seeking younger, ...

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Democrats +11 In Latest Generic US House Poll

USA Today reports: At the traditional Labor Day start of the campaign’s fall sprint, those surveyed said by 50 percent-39 percent that they were more likely to vote for the Democratic congressional candidate in their district, not the Republican one. That double-digit advantage, if it holds, would probably enable Democrats to win control of the House, giving them the power ...

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FLORIDA: Donors Flood Gillum With $1M In One Day

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Andrew Gillum’s historic come-from-behind primary win coupled by a volley of attacks from his Republican opponents has opened a floodgate of cash for the Tallahassee mayor’s quest to be the next governor of Florida. On Wednesday, the 39-year-old Democratic nominee had his best day of fundraising – collecting more than $1 million. On Thursday, the Democratic ...

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NEW YORK: Fireworks At Nixon-Cuomo Debate [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: The first and only gubernatorial primary debate between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon turned into a war of words on Wednesday with Nixon calling Cuomo a “lying” and “corrupt” leader while the incumbent accused the actor-turned-politician of peddling “fiction” to voters. “I’m not an Albany insider, like Governor Cuomo, but I ...

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REPORT: WH Unprepared For Impeachment Battle

From a Washington Post story titled “Winter Is Coming”: President Trump’s advisers and allies are increasingly worried that he has neither the staff nor the strategy to protect himself from a possible Democratic takeover of the House, which would empower the opposition party to shower the administration with subpoenas or even pursue impeachment charges. Within Trump’s orbit, there is consensus ...

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