2020 Elections

Trump’s 2016 Team Warns Him About Swing States

Politico reports: David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, two key allies and former political advisers to Donald Trump, went to the White House last week to issue him a warning: The president was slipping badly in swing states, and he needed to do something to fix it. Three days later, the Trump campaign’s political directors in Arizona and Florida — states …

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Powerful AFL-CIO Labor Coalition Endorses Joe Biden

The Washington Post reports: The AFL-CIO, the country’s largest coalition of labor unions, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, with the organization’s top official vowing to wage an aggressive effort to help him defeat President Trump. Union officials cemented their support for the former vice president in a vote of the organization’s general board, joining a long roster of influential …

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Florida Gov Would “Love” To Host GOP Convention

Florida Politics reports: The Republican National Convention may or may not be up for a move, but the Governor is vying for it nonetheless. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he would welcome the Republican National Convention, if it actually is moved from Charlotte to Florida. He then extended the same courtesy to the Democratic National Convention. “Florida would love to …

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Texas GOP To Trump: Choose Us To Host Convention

The Austin Statesman reports: Texas Republican Party Chair James Dickey said today that the state would gladly host the Republican National Convention in August if North Carolina can’t guarantee full occupancy, according to the Austin American-Statesman. “Texas would welcome President Trump and the RNC Convention,” Dickey told the American-Statesman. “Until then, based upon Gov. Abbott’s progress in opening Texas, we …

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Georgia Gov To Trump: Choose Us To Host Convention

Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate reports: With doubts surrounding if the Republican National Convention can happen in North Carolina, Gov. Brian Kemp has offered Georgia as an alternative site. Right now, the RNC is scheduled to be held in Charlotte Aug. 24-27. But President Donald Trump tweeted the party “will be reluctantly forced” to find another site if Gov. Roy Cooper …

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Charlotte Official: “No Way At This Point” For The GOP Convention To Happen In The Way That Trump Wants

CNN reports: Charlotte City Councilman Larken Egleston on Tuesday said it would not be responsible to host the 2020 Republican National Convention in the city as planned, adding President Donald Trump should accept it’s going to look different. His comments came a day after Trump threatened to pull the convention out of the city where it is scheduled to be …

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AP: Rep. Steve King Is “Fighting For His Political Life”

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he’s compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week’s primary aren’t raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival’s ads don’t mention the time he wondered when the term “white …

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AOC Challenger Drops Out, Sues Own Consultants

The Hill reports: A Republican candidate seeking to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) dropped out of the congressional primary race late Monday. “I am very grateful to the constituents in NY-14 and citizens from across this great nation for their support and words of encouragement,” Scherie Murray, a Jamaican immigrant and businesswoman, said in a statement. “As long as avowed …

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Masked Bidens Lay Wreath At Military Cemetery

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has waged much of his campaign from his home in Wilmington. …

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POLL: Biden +5 Over Trump In Swing State Minnesota

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, leads President Trump by five points in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune-MPR News-KARE 11 Minnesota poll. The survey, which was released on Monday, found that 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters favor Biden in a head-to-head matchup against the president. Forty-four percent said they’d …

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Federal Court Overturns Florida “Poll Tax” On Felons

Tallahassee’s NBC News affiliate reports: A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. The 125-page ruling issued late Sunday by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee …

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REPORT: Barack Obama To Assist Biden Campaign

The Guardian reports: Former president Barack Obama has dipped his toes into the 2020 presidential campaign recently and is positioned to do more in the coming months as Joe Biden’s effort to defeat Donald Trump gathers steam. Valerie Jarrett, who served as a senior adviser to Obama during his time in the White House, said Obama is “committed to helping …

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Michael Moore: Trump Won’t Win Unless He “Cheats”

The Hill reports: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday night that there’s no way President Trump can win reelection unless he “cheats.” Moore appeared on “Real Time With Bill Maher” and warned that Trump may be planning ways to boost his chances against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in November. “The only way they are …

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Trump To Weaponize Biden’s “Ain’t Black” Comment

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is launching a $1 million digital ad blitz aimed at capitalizing on Joe Biden’s inflammatory remark that African American voters “ain’t black” if they’re considering voting for the president. The Trump campaign is planning to run a video montage highlighting Biden’s Friday morning comment on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular black radio program. It …

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Biden Sorry For “You Ain’t Black” Comment: I Shouldn’t Have Been “Such A Wise Guy” And So Cavalier [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, apologized Friday afternoon for telling a radio host that black voters torn between voting for him and President Trump “ain’t black,” remarks that ignited a firestorm online. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Mr. Biden said in a call the U.S. …

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Trump’s Net Approval Sinks Ten Points In New Fox Poll

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump’s net approval rating has sunk by a whopping ten points in the latest Fox News poll, while former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a significant lead in that same poll. In the poll released on Friday, Trump’s net approval was minus ten points, with 44 percent approving of Trump’s overall job and …

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Biden To Radio Host: If You Have A Problem Figuring Out If You’re For Me Or Trump “Then You Ain’t Black”

This is one we’re gonna hear about for a while: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday emphatically defended his ties to the African-American community — telling a popular black radio personality that he “ain’t black” if he was still weighing whether to support Biden or President Donald Trump in November’s general election. The remarks from the presumptive Democratic presidential …

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CALIFORNIA: Darrell Issa Sues To Block Voting By Mail

Politico reports: Republican congressional candidate Darrell Issa and a conservative group are suing to block California’s move to an all-mail November election. They are legally challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive that elections officials mail every registered voter a ballot for the November election, making California the first state to switch to vote by mail due to coronavirus concerns. The conservative …

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Warren Softens On Medicare For All Amid Veepstakes

Politico reports: In the thick of primary season, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden brawled over Medicare for All: He called her approach “angry,” “elitist,” “condescending”; she shot back anyone who defends the health care status quo with industry talking points is “running in the wrong presidential primary.” Six months later, with Biden the presumptive nominee and Warren in the running …

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Biden Widens Lead To +11 In Latest National Poll

ABC News reports: In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, former Vice President leads President Trump in the race for the White House. The poll shows Biden with an 11-point advantage over Trump in a national head-to-head match-up. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they currently plan on voting for the former vice president, while 39 percent said they would …

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