2020 Elections

Stacey Abrams To Battle Voter Suppression, No WH Bid

The New York Times reports: Stacey Abrams, the Georgia politician who captured national attention during her unsuccessful run for governor in 2018, has decided not to run for president after publicly contemplating a bid for months, according to people familiar with her thinking. Ms. Abrams, a Democrat, will instead focus her efforts on preventing voter suppression with a new initiative …

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Gabbard Reports For Two-Week National Guard Duty

CBS News reports: Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat from Hawaii and presidential candidate, will be taking a two-week absence from her campaign Monday to report for active duty with the Hawaiian Army National Guard in Indonesia, she said in an interview with CBSN’s Caitlin Huey-Burns. “I’m stepping off of the campaign trail for a couple of weeks and putting on my army …

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Bernie And Biden +8 Over Trump In Head-To-Head Poll

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump would endure a resounding defeat against potential 2020 contenders Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, according to a new SurveyUSA poll that surveyed registered voters about their preferred choices in hypothetical, head-to-head matchups. Former Vice President Joe Biden and independent Senator Bernie Sanders, both currently competing for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, would trounce Trump by …

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MISSOURI: State Auditor Dem Launches Gov Campaign

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her campaign for governor on Monday, casting herself as an independent watchdog who would look out for Missourians’ economic interests and fix a “broken system” if elected in November 2020. In a two-minute announcement video, the Democrat accused Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, of doing the bidding of corporations and lobbyists …

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Politico: Dems Could Actually Flip Texas In 2020

Politico reports: As bad as it’s been for Texas Republicans lately, some members of the party are warning that 2020 could be even worse. The rash of recent House GOP retirements is just the latest sign of a state party in distress: In last year’s midterms, Democrats flipped a pair of longtime GOP districts, a Democrat came within striking distance …

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Trump World Leaps On Biden’s “Poor Kids” Flub [VIDEO]

The Des Moines Register reports: Speaking in Iowa on Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden said “poor kids” are “just as talented as white kids,” before correcting himself. Biden was addressing the Iowa Asian and Latino Coalition, which has been meeting with Democratic presidential candidates as it prepares to make an endorsement next week. “We have this notion that …

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Lindsey Graham Promises Obamacare Will Be Repealed If Trump Is Reelected (And If The GOP Wins The House)

“If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal Obamacare, we’re going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner. We’ve got to remind people that we’re not for Obamacare.” – Sen. …

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Joe Biden: Trump Fans The Flames Of White Supremacy

NBC News reports: As President Donald Trump travels Wednesday to El Paso, Texas, former Vice President Joe Biden will draw a direct link between his inflammatory rhetoric on immigration and Saturday’s mass shooting in the border city, saying the president has “aligned himself with the darkest forces in the nation.” “How far is it from Trump’s saying this ‘is an …

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Trump Sues California To Block Tax Returns/Ballot Law

The Associated Press reports: The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. One of the suits contends California’s law is “a naked political attack against the sitting President of the United States.” The law signed last week by Democratic Gov. …

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Trump 2020 Campaign Still Owes El Paso $569,000

Public Integrity reports: President Donald Trump has pledged the federal government will provide “whatever is needed” to help El Paso, Texas, recover from a mass shooting Saturday that killed 22 people. But Trump’s own 2020 re-election committee still hasn’t paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in police and public safety-related bills and late fees that El Paso city officials say …

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Eleventh House Republican Won’t Seek Reelection

The New York Times reports: Representative Kenny Marchant of Texas is planning to announce his retirement on Monday, according to two Republican officials, becoming the fourth Republican House member from Texas in recent weeks to head for the exits rather than face re-election in 2020 in a state that is rapidly becoming more competitive. Mr. Marchant, who was first elected …

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Republicans Have New Fears That Texas Could Go Blue

The Washington Post reports: Republicans have long idealized Texas as a deep-red frontier state, home to rural conservatives who love President Trump. But political turbulence in the sprawling suburbs and fast-growing cities are turning the Lone Star State into a possible 2020 battleground. “The president’s reelection campaign needs to take Texas seriously,” Sen. Ted Cruz said. He added that it …

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Joe Biden +17 Over Field In First Post-Debate Poll

Talking Points Memo reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a two-to-one lead nationally over the next closest Democratic presidential contender after the second round of debates, according to the latest Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. The new survey finds Biden with 34 percent support among Democrats, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 17 percent. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is in …

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Michelle Obama: “Zero Chance” I Run For President

From a profile published by Amtrak’s magazine, The National: A lot of people want you to run for president. You’ve publicly said that you aren’t interested, but everyone says that until they actually run. Just between us, if you thought the country needed you and you thought you could really help our nation, is there even a one percent chance …

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Amy Klochubar Meets Threshold For Next Dem Debate

ABC News reports: Senator Amy Klobuchar has met the donor threshold to compete in September’s third Democratic debate, her campaign said early Friday morning. In an email to supporters less than forty-eight hours after debating in Detroit, Klobuchar announced more than 130,000 donors catapulting her into the fall phase of the Democratic primary. “Now onward and upward,” the supporter email …

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Ninth GOP House Rep Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Will Hurd, the lone black Republican in the House and the rare GOP lawmaker to criticize President Trump at times, will not seek reelection, he told The Washington Post. Hurd’s retirement is the third by a Texas Republican in the past week and the ninth by a party incumbent, dealing a blow to GOP efforts …

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REPORT: Obama Unfazed By Dem Debate Criticism

CBS News reports: One name invoked frequently during Wednesday night’s debate was that of former President Barack Obama, who has no plans to participate in the Democratic presidential campaign this year but is keeping tabs on the contest. A source familiar with his thinking wouldn’t say whether the former president watched Tuesday and Wednesday’s debates, but said Obama believes “his …

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Lewandowski “Seriously Considering” US Senate Run

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is mulling a run against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). “I’m seriously considering it,” Lewandowski wrote in a text message to POLITICO today. A New Hampshire TV station, WMUR, reported earlier today that Lewandowski had been discussed as a potential candidate at a Republican National Committee meeting in Charlotte, N.C. Shaheen, …

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Michael Moore: Only One Person Can “Crush” Trump

Yahoo News reports: Director and liberal activist Michael Moore said that the only person who could ‘crush’ President Trump in the upcoming election is Michelle Obama. Moore was on MSNBC following Wednesday night’s presidential debate. He said that four candidates — former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren …

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Steyer Runs “Fraud” Ad During Trump’s Fox Shows

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer is airing an ad centered around President Trump’s record as “failed” businessman during “Fox and Friends” and “The Sean Hannity Show” on Fox News, his campaign said. “Unlike other candidates, I can go head to head with Donald Trump on the economy and expose him for what he is — a fraud …

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