2020 Elections

Biden To Name Advisory Panel On VP Selection: Choice Must Be “Capable Of Being The President Tomorrow”

The Washington Post reports: Former vice president Joe Biden said he intends to name a panel of advisers by May 1 to help him select a running mate, offering the nugget early Wednesday via an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Announcing the committee would officially launch Biden’s search for a vice presidential candidate, a process that …

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Biden Outraised Trump Last Month With $46.7M Haul

Politico reports: Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March, his campaign announced Monday, notching his best fundraising month of the campaign — and besting President Donald Trump — as he took control of the Democratic primary. The fundraising, prompted by Biden’s strong win in South Carolina’s primary on the last day of February and a cascade of Super Tuesday victories, …

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Biden Would Pick Michele Obama “In A Heartbeat”

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Joe Biden says he would take Michelle Obama to be his running mate for the 2020 presidential election. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told KDKA’s Jon Delano that the former first lady would be a strong addition as VP if he thought she would accept the nomination. “I’d take her in a heartbeat,” Biden said …

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Robert Mercer Makes Huge Donation To Trump 2020

The Washington Post reports: Robert Mercer, the billionaire hedge fund magnate and prominent backer of President Trump’s first bid for the White House, has made his first six-figure donation to Trump’s reelection after retreating from financially supporting him, a new filing shows. Mercer, who was one of Trump’s most influential financiers in 2016, gave $355,200 in February to Trump Victory, …

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Warren Leads Field Of VP Prospects In Midwest Poll

Axios reports: A group commissioned a poll in two Midwestern swing states to test the viability of women of color to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick and found Stacey Abrams as the top choice for black voters — but Elizabeth Warren as the overall candidate to beat. Kamala Harris was the only candidate of color to break the top …

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Trump Camp: “Never Fear,” Cultist Rallies Will Return

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it’s still planning to hold rallies leading up to November’s election, despite public health experts warning large gatherings should be put on hold until as late as next year. Since freezing campaign rallies in March amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump campaign has repeatedly pledged that the centerpiece events of …

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Bernie Sanders Asks Supporters To Donate To DNC

“My campaign for president may be over, but our struggle continues. That struggle begins with defeating Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, but it does not end there. “I will also be doing everything in my power to elect strong progressives at every level of government. That is why I am about to ask you to …

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Biden Already Assembling Presidential Transition Team

The Washington Post reports: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that he has started assembling a presidential transition team and is considering whether to elevate an official tasked with addressing pandemics to his Cabinet. Speaking at a virtual fundraiser, Biden said the process has been underway for several weeks. The former vice president effectively clinched the nomination just last …

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Texas AG To Appeal Ruling That Expands Vote-By-Mail

The Dallas Morning News reports: A state judge said Wednesday afternoon that all voters in Texas afraid of contracting COVID-19 through in-person voting should be allowed to vote by mail during the pandemic. State District Judge Tim Sulak said he will issue a temporary injunction allowing voters who fear catching the new coronavirus to qualify for mail-in voting through the …

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Sara Gideon Outraises Susan Collins In Senate Bid

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon raised $7.1 million during the first quarter of 2020, surpassing Republican Sen. Susan Collins after the incumbent had already set a record for the most fundraising during a Maine campaign. Gideon’s fundraising during that period — which nearly equaled what she had raised during the entirety of 2019 — …

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Jaime Harrison Outraises Lindsey Graham In Senate Bid

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison outraised the incumbent Republican for the first time in the race over the initial three months of 2020, setting a South Carolina campaign fundraising record in the process. Harrison brought in $7.36 million to Graham’s $5.6 million, according to releases from the campaigns Wednesday night, meaning …

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“Never Trump” GOP Group Endorses Joe Biden

From the board of the Lincoln Project: This November, Americans will cast their most consequential votes since Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864. We confront a constellation of crises: a public health emergency not seen in a century, an economic collapse set to rival the Great Depression, and a world where American leadership is absent and dangers rise in the vacuum. …

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Kentucky Requires Voter ID As All ID Offices Are Closed

Vox reports: Kentucky’s heavily Republican legislature voted Tuesday to require voters to show a government-issued photo ID, overriding Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto in the process. Meanwhile, if a Kentucky voter heads to the state’s webpage hoping to learn how to obtain such an ID, they will encounter a message telling them ID-issuing offices are closed. Strict voter ID laws …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joe Biden [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday morning. The former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate tweeted out her endorsement with a video message, noting the empathy Biden extends to struggling Americans. “Empathy matters. And, in this moment of crisis, it’s more important than ever that the next president restores Americans’ faith in good, effective government,” …

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ARIZONA: Mark Kelly +9 Over McSally In Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Retired astronaut Mark Kelly leads Sen. Martha McSally (R) by nine points in Arizona, one of the states at the heart of the battle for control of the Senate in 2020. A new Arizona Public Opinion Pulse survey conducted by the Phoenix-based nonpartisan polling firm OH Predictive Insights shows Kelly leading McSally by a 51 percent to …

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Bernie To Fans: Don’t Be Irresponsible, Support Biden

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” for his loyalists not to support Joe Biden, warning that progressives who “sit on their hands” in the months ahead would simply enable President Donald Trump’s reelection. He seemed to distance himself from his campaign’s former national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, when asked about her recent …

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Obama Shades Trump And GOP In Biden Endorsement

TMZ reports: Obama opened a video message with an uplifting sentiment about the fight against coronavirus and gave a thank you to those on the frontlines. He then transitioned to the political side … saying, “That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden as President of the United States.” Obama then goes in on Trump and Republicans, saying, “One …

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Barack Obama To Endorse Joe Biden In Video Message

CBS News reports: Former President Barack Obama is set to deliver a long-awaited endorsement of Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, multiple people familiar with the plans tell CBS News. Mr. Obama is set to make the endorsement official in a video message set to be posted later today, the people said. Mr. Obama’s endorsement of his former vice president …

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Rep. Justin Amash “Looking Closely” At Presidential Bid

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) said Monday that he’s considering a White House run against President Trump, a move that could pose a challenge to the president’s campaign for a second term. Amash, who left the Republican Party last year and is seeking reelection to his Grand Rapids-area House seat as an independent, made the comment in …

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Liberal Wins Seat On Wisconsin State Supreme Court

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky won the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court, narrowing the conservative majority after a tumultuous election conducted in the midst of a global pandemic, according to unofficial results released Monday. Karofsky’s victory marked the first time in a dozen years that a Supreme Court challenger beat an incumbent — and just …

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