2020 Elections

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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Sanders Rips Media After Disappointing Super Tuesday

Mediaite reports: Speaking at a news conference in Burlington, VT on Wednesday, Bernie Sanders sounded off on “some in the corporate media” — making reference to CNN’s Michael Smerconish comparing the Sanders campaign to the coronavirus, and former MSNBC host Chris Matthews likening the Sanders campaign’s ascent to the rise of the Nazis. “There’s not been a campaign, I think, …

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MAINE: Biden Wins Primary, 1.2 Points Over Sanders

CBS News reports: Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in Maine, edging out Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Biden led with 34.3 percent of votes in Maine to Sanders’ 33.1 percent The Maine presidential primary was originally expected to go decisively to Sanders, but the endorsements for Biden from former candidates Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar seem to …

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Young Turks Founder Cenk Uygur Loses US House Bid

The Wrap reports: Cenk Uygur, the host and creator of the progressive news and opinion program “The Young Turks,” lost his bid for the Congressional seat vacated by former California Rep. Katie Hill Tuesday night. According to the New York Times, he came in fourth place, with about 5% of the vote in California’s 25th congressional district. In the lead …

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BREAKING: Bloomberg Drops Out, Endorses Joe Biden

Axios reports: Michael Bloomberg, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to self-fund his 2020 presidential run, announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign after a poor performance on Super Tuesday. The state of play: Bloomberg opted to skip campaigning in early states, staking his candidacy on a string of Super Tuesday victories to launch him to frontrunner status, …

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REPORT: Lower Youth Turnout Hurt Sanders Result

USA Today reports: Young voters cheer Bernie Sanders’ anti-establishment message. They turn out in throngs at his rallies. And they form the core of his grassroots efforts to win the Democratic presidential nomination. But their fiery passion did not translate into the robust turnout he needed on Super Tuesday to win a number of key states, notably in the South …

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Trump Ridicules Jeff Sessions For Primary Showing

The Hill reports: President Trump criticized Republican Alabama Senate contender Jeff Sessions early Wednesday, asserting that his former attorney general didn’t win the state’s primary outright because of what Trump described as Sessions’s lack of “wisdom or courage” in his handling of the Russia investigation. Trump’s critical tweet about Sessions suggests the president may seek to boost former football coach …

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TEXAS: Cultists Defeat Bush Scion In House Primary

CBC News reports: Republican Pierce Bush, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, failed to advance out of Tuesday’s primary in his bid for a Houston congressional seat, becoming the first member of his family to lose a race in Texas in more than 40 years. Aside from the recognition of coming from America’s most enduring Republican dynasty, Bush …

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