2020 Elections

Mayor Pete Slams “Consistently Horrible” Mike Pence As “Complicit In The Resurgence Of White Nationalism”

Politico reports: Asked about his fellow Hoosier — Pence is the former governor of Indiana — Buttigieg said the vice president has been “consistently horrible” and said Americans face a danger of the continued radicalization with “what seems at best to be a level of negligence, if not encouragement, coming from the highest office in the land.” “I think the …

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Abrams On VP Rumors: You Don’t Run For Second Place

The Hill reports: “The idea is [for Joe Biden] to take you as a vice president to bolster his numbers in the primary,” The View co-host Joy Behar told Abrams on Wednesday. “What do you think of that?” “I think you don’t run for second place,” Abrams fired back, to applause from both “The View” co-hosts and the studio audience. …

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Mayor Pete Wants To Broker “Peace” With Chick-Fil-A

The New York Post reports: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joked about brokering a “peace deal” between Chick-fil-A and the LGBT community during an interview on Tuesday. The openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana declared his appreciation for the fast food chain even though they have been accused of supporting causes that discriminate against the LGBT community. “I do not …

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Dem Sen. Tom Udall Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

Via press release: When I first ran for Senate, I promised that I would give my all for the people of New Mexico. And I reminded myself that this Senate seat is not my seat. It is New Mexico’s seat. I was proud to serve as New Mexico’s Attorney General, then in the U.S. House, and now two terms as …

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Mayor Pete Surges To Third Place In New Iowa Poll

Politico reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) surged into third place in a poll of the Iowa caucus released Sunday. Eleven percent of likely Democratic Iowa caucus-goers surveyed by Emerson Polling said they would pick Buttigieg to be their 2020 presidential nominee. Overall, Buttigieg placed third behind Former Vice President Joe Biden, at 25 percent, and Sen. Bernie …

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Trump 2020 Fundraises On Mueller “Hoax” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: The Trump campaign celebrated the release of Attorney General William Barr‘s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s findings with a video montage declaring, “Mueller proves them wrong!” The video itself is a series of all-caps headlines reading “DEMS HYPED COLLUSION WITH NO EVIDENCE,” and “MUELLER PROVES THEM WRONG” followed by a game show buzzer noise. The rest is …

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Biden And Abrams Deny Joint 2020 Ticket Report

The Associated Press reports: Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are “false” and that there was “no grand plan hatched.” Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that the ex-vice president “has an enormous amount of respect for” Abrams, noting …

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Hickenlooper Would End Death Penalty As President

The Denver Post reports: Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he would suspend the federal death penalty if elected president. Hickenlooper, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, made the pledge during a CNN town hall Wednesday night. As governor, Hickenlooper refused to execute quadruple-murderer Nathan Dunlap. He said he was opposed to the death penalty and wouldn’t carry …

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REPORT: Biden May Launch With Abrams As VP Pick

Axios reports: Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president. The popular Georgia Democrat, who at age 45 is 31 years younger than Biden, would bring diversity and excitement to the ticket — showing voters, in the words of …

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Pete Buttigieg Hits “Faker” Trump For Dodging Draft

Talking Points Memo reports: Prospective Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday admonished President Trump for his latest attack on John McCain, accusing the president of going after the late senator for attention. Trump received multiple deferments from the draft during the Vietnam War and did not serve in the military. The New York Times reported late last year that …

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Cory Booker Jokes That Ellen Could Officiate His White House Wedding To Actress Rosario Dawson [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed reports: Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic presidential hopeful, took a brief detour from talking about politics to praise his girlfriend, actor Rosario Dawson, on The Ellen Show and flirt with the possibility of a White House wedding. “I mean, if you go in single and have a wedding in the White House — I mean, we would watch,” DeGeneres …

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Harris “Open” To Abolishing Electoral College [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Sen. Kamala Harris became the latest 2020 presidential candidate to weigh in on whether the United States should get rid of the Electoral College and have presidential elections be determined by the popular vote. During a Tuesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Harris said she would be “open” to abolishing the Electoral College. …

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Trump Decides He Now Loves The Electoral College

The Washington Post reports: President Trump, who once called the electoral college “a disaster for a democracy,” defended it on Tuesday night as “far better for the U.S.A.” amid growing calls from Democratic presidential hopefuls to abolish it. Trump’s comments on Twitter came in the wake of an endorsement by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) of using the national popular vote …

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Dem Super PAC Launches First 2020 Ads [VIDEO]

 CNN reports: A leading Democratic super PAC launched its first digital ad campaign of the 2020 election cycle Tuesday after pledging to spend $100 million on early efforts in key battleground states. The group, Priorities USA, announced a six-figure digital ad buy airing in four key battleground states that are targeted in the early spending initiative: Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and …

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Dem Candidates To Participate In LGBT Rights Forum

The Advocate reports: Democratic candidates for president will participate in a forum focused specifically on the lives and rights of LGBTQ people this fall. Showing the growing political influence of LGBTQ advocates and voters, the event provides a chance to educate the potential next president of the United States on the issues and challenges still facing queer Americans. It will …

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Biden +8 Over Bernie In New Poll On 2020 Dem Field

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads a field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and potential candidates among Democratic primary voters, according to a survey released Tuesday. According to a Morning Consult poll, the possible 2020 candidate appears to be expanding his lead among 2020 Democrats. The poll found that Biden leads Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by eight …

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Warren Joins Call To Abolish Electoral College [VIDEO]

Boston.com reports: Here’s another proposal to add to the list of bold ideas on which Sen. Elizabeth Warren has built her 2020 presidential campaign. “Get rid of the Electoral College.” During a CNN town hall Monday night, Warren told a live audience in Jackson, Mississippi, that the current system the country uses to elect a president effectively excludes voters in …

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Cory Booker Vows To Undo Trump’s Transgender Ban

NBC News reports: Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker said Sunday night he would reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president. Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 voters in Davenport, the New Jersey senator answered a question posed by a woman who identified herself as transgender about what he would …

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Beto Breaks Bernie’s One-Day Fundraising Record

NBC News reports: Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million in his first 24 hours as a presidential candidate, according to his campaign, surpassing Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed their figures. O’Rourke’s campaign announced Monday that he had taken in $6,136,763 in online contributions in the day after declaring his candidacy Thursday morning. Sanders beat expectations and …

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HISTORY: Pete Buttigieg Qualifies For First Dem Debate

The Indianapolis Star reports: South Bend mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said on Twitter Saturday morning that 65,000 people have donated to his exploratory committee, a mark that qualifies him to be invited to the first Democratic National Committee debate in June. The 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar and military veteran promised a “fresh start” for the White House, and he …

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