2020 Elections

GOP “Texodus” Spurs Trump To Schedule Dallas Rally

Axios reports: The retirement of six House Republicans from Texas at the end of this term shows their pessimism about winning back the House majority in 2020, GOP strategists tell Axios — and foreshadows bigger Republican fears in the nation’s second most populous state. “We need a new Republican Party because the one we have is getting our asses kicked …

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Mayor Pete And Bernie See Huge Third Quarter Hauls

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg raked in over $19.1 million in the third quarter, a substantial amount but short of the $24.8 million he raised in the second quarter. The South Bend, Ind., mayor’s campaign added in a memo released on Tuesday that Buttigieg’s number of unique donors grew by 182,000 to a total to 580,000 contributors. …

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Gabbard Hits Dems For Fundraising On Impeachment

The Hill reports: Presidential hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) called out her Democratic opponents for fundraising off of impeachment on Monday, accusing them of undermining the credibility of the inquiry. Democrats have used to the issue to shore up fundraising support from donors after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced on Tuesday that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry …

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Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura Floats 2020 WH Bid

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura hinted in an interview over the weekend on a possible run for president in 2020. Speaking Saturday on “The Issue Is,” the 68-year-old author and TV show host said that if he were to join the race for the White House, he’d wait until the pool of candidates narrowed. “I …

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17th House Republican Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

Just in via press release: U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) released the following statement: “It has been a great honor to serve the people of the 13th District of Texas as their congressman for the last 25 years. They have given me opportunities to serve the nation in ways I could have never imagined, including as Chairman of the House …

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New Bernie Plan: Tax Companies With Highly-Paid CEOs

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders has a new plan to reduce the widening gap between the rich and poor. The presidential candidate and decades-long crusader against income inequality unveiled a proposal Monday to raise taxes on businesses whose CEOs make at least 50 times more than their median workers. The boost in corporate taxes would be imposed on companies that bring …

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New Polls: Joe Biden Far Out Front In SC, Tied In NV

CNN reports: Our first CNN/SSRS polls of the South Carolina Democratic primary and Nevada Democratic caucuses show two very different races. Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a large 37% to 16% advantage over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in South Carolina among likely Democratic primary voters. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is at 11%. No one else gets above 5%. This …

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Beto: I’m Not Dropping Out And Trump Must Resign

The Texas Tribune reports: White House hopeful Beto O’Rourke on Saturday called on President Trump to resign amid mounting scrutiny over his dealings with Ukraine. The former Texas congressman argued at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival that “the best possible path” for the country would be for “this president to resign, allow this country to heal, and ensure that we …

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Dem McConnell Challenger Backs Impeachment Inquiry

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath, a Democratic candidate and potential opponent for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020, endorsed the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Friday. The House opened the impeachment inquiry against Trump Tuesday, days after finding out Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former …

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Gabbard Sees No “Compelling Case” For Impeachment

The Rising reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Wednesday that the partial transcript of President Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president released by the Trump administration doesn’t show a “compelling” case for impeachment. “Most people reading through that transcript are not going to find that extremely compelling cause to throw out a president that won an election in 2016,” the Democratic …

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Warren +2 Over Biden In New National Quinnipiac Poll

NBC News reports: A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts, essentially tied in the 2020 Democratic race for president. Democratic voters polled by Quinnipiac University gave Warren 27 percent of the vote and Biden 25 percent. The numbers are within the margin of error of plus …

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Tulsi Gabbard Qualifies For Next Presidential Debate

Hawaii News Now reports: U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate in October after earning enough support in a new poll. In order to qualify, Gabbard needed donations from 130,000 people and to earn 2% support in four qualifying polls. For weeks, the Hawaii Congresswoman had been struggling with low poll numbers, but she met …

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Warren Campaign Backs Effort To Unseat Susan Collins

Bloomberg reports: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is increasing her campaign organizing in Maine, throwing her weight behind an effort to unseat Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican. Warren’s campaign said it was focusing its resources on keeping the House and taking back the Senate, including in “Maine, which has a competitive Senate race, and Georgia, where there will be …

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Bernie Outdoes Warren With Stiffer “Wealth Tax” Plan

Axios reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders has released a wealth tax that’s even more aggressive than Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “ultra-millionaire tax.” Axios first reported Sanders’ proposal. Why it matters: Sanders keeps trying to remind voters that he’s the original when it comes to progressive policy in the 2020 field, but he’s being eclipsed at every turn by the surging Warren. The …

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Two Trump 2020 Challengers To Debate Without Him

Reuters reports: Joe Walsh and Bill Weld, two of the three Republicans challenging President Donald Trump for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, are set to meet in a debate on Tuesday, hoping to bring attention to their long-shot candidacies. Trump will not take part in the event in New York hosted by the website Business Insider, nor will the third …

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CALIFORNIA: Warren +8 Over Bernie In New Poll

Capitol Weekly reports: The latest monthly tracking poll for California’s March 2020 Democratic primary election shows Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren increasing her share of the vote, for the first time pushing former Vice President Joe Biden down to third place among likely voters. This survey again shows there are a set of leading candidates, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and …

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DNC Raises Debate Qualification Threshold Yet Again

NBC News reports: The Democratic National Committee is raising the qualification threshold for the November presidential debate, but the jump is less steep than previous increases. To qualify, candidates will need to hit 3 percent support in at least four early state or national polls that meet the DNC’s methodological requirements, up from 2 percent for the September and October …

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Cory Booker Sees Fundraising Surge After Warning

The New Jersey Globe reports: Cory Booker raised $500,000 in the last 48 hours, his campaign manager said this morning. That gives the New Jersey Senator 29% of what he needs to raise over the next eight days. Addisu Demissie announced on Saturday that Booker would be forced to end his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination if the …

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Trump Warned Vaping Ban Could Cost Him Election

Axios reports: Conservative leaders are circulating data to White House staff that claims adults who vape will turn on President Trump if he follows through with his planned ban on flavored e-cigarettes, Axios has learned. The data reveals that the number of adult vapers in key battleground states greatly outweighs the margins by which Trump won those states in 2016 …

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Elizabeth Warren +2 Over Biden In New Iowa Poll

The Des Moines Register reports: Elizabeth Warren has surged in Iowa, narrowly overtaking Joe Biden and distancing herself from fellow progressive Bernie Sanders, the latest Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows. Warren, the U.S. senator from Massachusetts, now holds a 2-percentage-point lead, with 22% of likely Democratic caucusgoers saying she is their first choice for president. It is the first …

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