2020 Elections

Jeff Sessions Ad Calls Senate Opponent “Florida Man”

Roll Call reports: The Senate campaign of Jeff Sessions is out with a new ad accusing Tommy Tuberville of being a “Florida man.” The ad released Friday features 2017 footage of Tuberville, the former head football coach at Auburn University, talking about his new Florida residence. “After 40 years of coaching football, I hung up my whistle and moved to …

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Women’s Rights Group To Warren: Don’t Endorse Bernie

Newsweek reports: The National Organization for Women (NOW) has urged Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren not to endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic race. In an interview with Associated Press, NOW President Toni Van Pelt urged Warren not too “rush into” anything. “He’s really, as far as we know, done next to nothing for women and for our …

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New Threshold Axes Gabbard From Next Debate

The Associated Press reports: The Democratic National Committee has ratcheted up the threshold to qualify for its next presidential debate, requiring candidates to have picked up at least 20% of convention delegates allocated in state primary contests. The new rules announced Friday for the March 15 debate in Arizona will allow former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie …

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Biden +16 Over Sanders In New National Poll

Morning Consult reports: With the Democratic race for president effectively reduced to a two-candidate contest, most primary voters are backing former Vice President Joe Biden, who is riding a towering wave of momentum. The latest Morning Consult poll tracking the race found 54 percent of Democratic primary voters nationwide identified him as their first choice, putting him in front of …

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Sanders: I’ll Back “Decent Guy” Biden If He’s Nominee

The New York Post reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said at Arizona rally Thursday night that he would back his top rival Joe Biden if the former vice president becomes the party’s nominee. “Joe Biden is a decent guy, and I know if he wins the nomination, I will be there for him, and if I win, he will …

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Bloomberg Issues New #DumpTrump Ad [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Just 36 hours after suspending his campaign for president, Michael Bloomberg is out with a new digital advertisement. This time, it’s not about him. On the heels of announcing plans to start a new organization to elect Democrats in battleground states, Bloomberg released a digital ad targeting Donald Trump. The ad, which shows a mix of clips from …

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Joe Biden Issues Sweeping LGBTQ Rights Plan, Includes Reversing Trump Admin’s “Religious Freedom” Policies

Chris Johnson reports at The Washington Blade: Biden’s plan is consistent with priorities on LGBTQ rights Biden has articulated on the campaign trail, including making the Equality Act, international LGBTQ human rights and banning conversion therapy nationwide his top priorities. But the plan goes into further detail, pledging to apply laws against sex discrimination to cases of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, creating …

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Green Party Leader Vows To Challenge Dem Nominee

The Daily Beast reports: In both 2000 and 2016, the Green Party garnered enough votes in enough swing states that, had those votes gone to the Democrats they would have prevented George W. Bush and Donald Trump from ever assuming the presidency. The current frontrunner for the ticket, Green Party co-founder Howie Hawkins, remains adamant that he’ll run in as …

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Bloomberg Forms Group To Back Dem Nominee

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to form a new independent expenditure campaign that will absorb hundreds of his presidential campaign staff in six swing states to work to elect the Democratic nominee this fall. The new group, with a name that is still undisclosed because its trademark application is in process, would also …

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Trump Money Beg Blimp To Fly Over Public Events

Politico reports: It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s the Trump blimp. In its latest effort to reach voters, the president’s reelection campaign is planning to fly a blimp above swing states. The blimp is set to fly between May and July. According to aides familiar with the plans, it is expected to appear above sporting events and other large …

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MICHIGAN: Detroit Free Press Endorses Joe Biden

From the editorial board of the Detroit Free Press: Joe Biden has sustained some significant self-inflicted wounds during his long Washington tenure. His penchant for verbal miscues is legendary. More concerning is his defense of his son Hunter’s lucrative appointment to the board of a Ukrainian energy company, an arrangement that undercut his U.S. efforts to combat cronyism and self-dealing …

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Court Boots Gabbard’s $50M Lawsuit Against Google

The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a $50 million lawsuit filed by Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, that accused Google of infringing on her free speech when it briefly suspended her advertising account last year. The judge, Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, granted Google’s …

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GOP Advertises Against Nazi GOP House Candidate

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Still reeling from a national embarrassment two years ago, the Illinois Republican Party is launching a late primary five-figure ad blitz against Holocaust denier Arthur Jones in the Southwest Side and suburban 3rd Congressional District, targeting the avowed anti-Semite with robocalls, mailers, digital ads and face-to-face warnings to voters. The five-member Illinois Republican Congressional delegation is …

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FLORIDA: Biden +49 Over Sanders In Latest Poll

Florida Politics reports: Even before Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the race for President, voters in Florida were consolidating behind Joe Biden. More than 61% of likely Florida voters favor Biden, according to the most recent survey by St. Pete Polls commissioned by Florida Politics. That gives the former Vice President a commanding lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, at …

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Michigan Gov Endorses Biden Days Ahead Of Primary

Mediaite reports: Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Morning Joe Thursday, just days ahead of her state’s March 10 primary. Whitmer said Biden is working to protect health care, and tied the personal story of her mother’s death from brain cancer to the Obama-Biden fight for the Affordable Care Act. “Joe Biden is someone …

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Biden Currently +67 Delegates Over Sanders

The New York Times reports: Joe Biden not only reclaimed his status as a front-runner on Super Tuesday, but his victories also gave him a clear path to amassing enough delegates to clinch the nomination by the Democratic National Convention. Bernie Sanders, the left wing’s champion, has dodged a knockout blow for now. While he has lost his lead in …

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POLL: Challengers Lead 4 Vulnerable GOP Senators

Just in from Public Policy Polling: New PPP polls find Sara Gideon leading Susan Collins 47-43 in the Maine Senate race and Mark Kelly leading Martha McSally 47-42 in the Arizona Senate race. Additionally a PPP poll for a private client last week found Cal Cunningham leading Thom Tillis 46-41 in the North Carolina Senate race, and when PPP last …

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Sanders Condemns Backers’ Attacks On Warren

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Wednesday that he is “disgusted” by any personal attacks his supporters or anyone else has lobbed at his presidential primary opponent Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow asked Sanders about attacks some of his supporters have made, tweeting images of snakes and even calling for Warren to be challenged in a …

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Biden’s Wins Send Health Stocks Soaring, Dow +1173

ABC News reports: Stocks surged on Wednesday as major victories from former Vice President Joe Biden during Super Tuesday sparked a massive rally within the health-care sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 1,173.45 points higher, or 4.5%, to 27,090.86. The S&P 500 jumped 4.2% to 3,130.12, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 3.8% to 9,018.09. The Dow posted its second-highest …

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Dem MT Governor Likely To Run For Senate After All

The New York Times reports: Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana is poised to reverse himself and run for the Senate, according to three Democratic officials, a decision that would hand the party a coveted recruit who could help reclaim a majority in the chamber. After months of insisting he would not challenge Senator Steve Daines, Mr. Bullock, who ran for …

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