2020 Elections

PENNSYLVANIA: Trump 2020 Targets Reclusive Amish

The Washington Post reports: In 2016, when more than 6 million Pennsylvanians voted in the presidential election, the state’s 20 pivotal electoral votes were decided by a margin of less than 45,000 voters. Pennsylvania is home to more than 75,000 Amish people, and most who are eligible don’t vote. For two Republican operatives, those two numbers together add up to …

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Sen. Joni Ernst Dodges On Trump Seeking Foreign Help

Iowa Starting Line reports: Three times in a row today, Sen. Joni Ernst dodged questions about whether it’s appropriate for a president to ask a foreign power to investigate a political rival. After a round of questions from a CNN reporter looking for a “yes” or “no” answer from Ernst, the senator walked away and talked with a few Iowans …

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Biden Calls For Impeachment For First Time [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday for the first time called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. “To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached,” Biden said of the President, speaking at a town hall in New Hampshire. “He’s shooting holes in the Constitution,” Biden said. “And we cannot let him get away …

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Trump 2020 Pours Millions Into FB Impeachment Ads

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign has poured millions of ad dollars into issues that resonate with his base. Immigration was the driver. Now, it’s impeachment. Why it matters: This is a stark reflection of Trump’s fight-like-hell gambit. The big picture: It’s not just Trump — this is a party-wide effort to cash in. The House and Senate Republican committees are …

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Planned Parenthood Targets Senate With $45M Fund

The Hill reports: Planned Parenthood’s super PAC announced a $45 million electoral campaign on Wednesday to defeat President Trump and Republicans in key Senate races. The investment will fund “large-scale” grassroots organization and canvass, digital, television, radio and mail programs. “Next November, our very rights and freedoms will be on the ballot,” said Kelley Robinson, executive director of Planned Parenthood …

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Bernie Sanders To Cut Back Schedule After Heart Attack

Business Insider reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday that he’ll cut back on the number of campaign events he does following an appointment with his cardiologist one week after suffering a heart attack. Sanders insisted that he would continue “actively campaigning” this fall, but that he would scale back on the number of rallies he does daily from about …

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Bernie Plan: Boot Corporations From Dem Convention

Vox reports: If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, he envisions a 2020 Democratic National Convention that is completely free of corporate sponsorship. Under a new anti-corruption plan Sanders released Monday morning, the progressive senator from Vermont is taking aim at money and influence within political parties, national party conventions, and presidential inaugurations. His plan would also scrap the Federal …

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Bernie Leaves Hospital 3 Days After Heart Procedure

ABC News reports: Bernie Sanders left a Las Vegas hospital Friday afternoon after undergoing a heart procedure earlier this week. The Democratic presidential candidate, 78, was spotted leaving the hospital with wife Jane O’Meara Sanders at his side. Sanders said in a statement, “I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for …

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Warren Announces $25M Fundraising Haul For Q3

NBC News reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has raised $24.6 million during the past three months, her campaign said Friday, beating her last quarter haul of $19.1 million and quadrupling her $6 million total from the first quarter of the year. The announcement comes as Warren, who has eschewed high-dollar events in favor of targeting small-dollar donations — continues to …

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GEORGIA: Joe Lieberman’s Son Launches Senate Bid

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Matt Lieberman, an entrepreneur who is the son of former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, became the first Democrat to enter the race for retiring Republican Johnny Isakson’s seat on Thursday with a promise to be a voice for frustrated Georgians. “I’m running as a fed-up citizen of Georgia and for the fed-up citizens of Georgia,” he …

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Biden Camp Warns Fox Not To Run Lying Trump Ads

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is urging Fox News not to run a Trump 2020 campaign advertisement it claims “spreads false, definitively debunked conspiracy theories.” In a letter to Fox News and Fox Business general counsel Lily Claffee, Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz wrote that the ad “falsely states” that “Biden offered Ukraine $1 billion to fire the prosecutor …

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POLL: Trump Underwater In Key Battleground States

Mediaite reports: A poll tracking President Donald Trump’s approval ratings across the country month-by-month again finds him underwater in multiple 2020 battleground states. The Morning Consult poll for September shows that Trump’s approval remains virtually unchanged on a national scale, with a net approval of -12 among registered voters going unchanged from an August poll. He is heavily favored by …

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Sanders Campaign: He’ll Participate In 10/15 Debate

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate on October 15, his campaign said on Thursday. The news follows a recent procedure Sanders underwent to insert two stents to relieve an artery blockage. The campaign initially said they were “canceling his events and appearances until further notice’ but that the senator was …

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Biden Camp Leaps On Trump’s Plea For Chinese Help

Just in from the Biden campaign: What Donald Trump just said on the South Lawn of the White House was this election’s equivalent of his infamous ‘Russia, if you’re listening’ moment from 2016 — a grotesque choice of lies over truth and self over the country. The White House itself has admitted that Donald Trump tried to bully a foreign …

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Warren +4 Over Biden In New Economist/YouGov Poll

Just in from polling outfit YouGov: There is another casualty of the current impeachment drama – and it isn’t Donald Trump. Even though there is no proof former Vice President Joe Biden or his son ever engaged in corrupt acts in Ukraine, having a name associated with the investigation has affected his ratings in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll. He is …

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Dem 2020 Rivals Send Best Wishes To Ailing Bernie

Mediaite reports: Bernie Sanders received immediate and earnest well wishes from political competitors for the Democratic 2020 nomination in light of the news that he has been hospitalized for a heart procedure. The Sanders campaign announced Wednesday morning that the Vermont senator had a procedure to deal with a blocked artery that was causing him “chest discomfort.” Sanders will be …

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Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Heart Blockage

Just in via press release: “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his …

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Trump Campaign And RNC Raise Record $125M In Q3

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $125 million in the third quarter of the year, a presidential fundraising record. The pro-Trump effort said Tuesday that it has raised more than $308 million in 2019 and has more than $156 million in the bank. Republicans aim to use the fundraising haul to …

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Biden +20 Over Warren In New South Carolina Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 20-point lead against the rest of the 2020 Democratic primary field in the crucial primary state of South Carolina as the Palmetto State emerges as a firewall for his campaign. Biden has the support of 37 percent of Democratic or Democratic-leaning registered voters, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got 17 …

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Republicans Sue SC State GOP Over Canceled Primary

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Two Republicans, one of them former congressman Bob Inglis, have sued the S.C. Republican Party over its decision to cancel its GOP presidential primary next year. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state court in Richland County, alleges the party scrapped its 2020 election contest illegally and violated party rules and state election law. The …

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