2020 Elections

SHOCK POLL: Bloomberg Takes Slim Lead In Florida

The Hill reports: Michael Bloomberg is leading the pack of Democratic presidential hopefuls in Florida, according to a new survey from St. Pete Polls, a sign that the former New York City mayor has picked up traction in a crucial swing state before most of his rivals have even started to campaign there. The poll shows Bloomberg with 27.3 percent …

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Billionaire Oracle Chair To Host Trump For Fundraiser

USA Today reports: Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has become one of the few tech moguls to publicly back President Donald Trump’s reelection bid after announcing a Feb. 19 campaign fundraiser to be hosted at his golf course and estate in the California desert. Less than two weeks before California’s Super Tuesday primary election, Ellison will host supporters on a golf …

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Republicans Snooped Through Window At Dem Polling

Politico reports: On Wednesday night, the RNCC walked across the street to the DCCC’s headquarters on Capitol Hill to stake out some Dem candidates, and stumbled upon what they consider a quite fortuitous find. Dems say it represents tactics that are totally out of bounds, and downright creepy. The DCCC was holding a polling meeting with the blinds wide open, …

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POLL: Sanders +2 Over Biden In Delegate-Rich Texas

Newsweek reports: Senator Bernie Sanders has vaulted into a narrow lead over former vice president Joe Biden in the key Texas primary, which has the largest African American population of any state and the second-highest number of delegates up for grabs in the overall race, according to a poll. The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll put Sanders at 24 …

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Sanders Again Chastises Supporters About Harassment

“Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks. Our campaign is building a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of love, compassion, and justice. “We can certainly disagree on issues, but we must do it in a respectful manner.” – Sen. Bernie Sanders, after leaders of the …

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Nevada Paper Endorses Klobuchar And Biden, Claims Sanders “Simply Guarantees A Trump Second Term”

From the editorial board of the Las Vegas Sun: Democrats see an urgent need to defeat Donald Trump and save our nation from an autocrat. We agree, which is why we’re endorsing Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming Nevada caucuses. Pete Buttigieg has all the right values in place, and appeals with his intellect …

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Trump: I Would Vote For A Gay Presidential Candidate

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said he would vote for a gay presidential candidate. In a wide-ranging interview on Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera’s podcast, the president also said he thinks it’s possible that American voters could one day elect a gay candidate to the White House. “I think so. I think there would be some that wouldn’t, and I …

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POLL: Sanders Stretches National Lead After NH Win

Morning Consult reports: Following his narrow victory in New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary — his second successive strong showing in the party’s first nominating contests — Sen. Bernie Sanders opened up a double-digit lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and entrenched himself as the best-positioned candidate heading into next week’s Nevada caucuses. According to a Morning Consult poll conducted …

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Biden Hosts Wall Street Fundraisers After NH Stumble

CNBC reports: Joe Biden is set to rally more than 250 Wall Street and big money donors Thursday at a pair of fundraisers in New York after his presidential campaign stumbled in Iowa and New Hampshire. A guest list, first obtained by CNBC, shows that the events will draw some of the biggest names in the financial services community to …

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CNN Contributor Defends Limbaugh’s Attack On Pete Buttigieg: Only Biden Compares To Trump’s Manliness

“Is anybody going to look masculine next to Donald Trump on stage? I think the only Democrat out there would be Joe Biden. Do I think it should matter on the issue of his sexuality? No. Now, I do think and I talked about this on my radio show literally yesterday with only Democrats calling in, does it matter that …

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Endorses Bloomberg

CBS News reports: Mike Bloomberg picked up the endorsement Thursday of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who leads the fourth largest city in the nation. The announcement follows his endorsement this week by three members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Their support could help allay any renewed concerns about Bloomberg’s use of “stop and frisk” policies while he was the mayor …

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Iowa Democratic Chair Resigns After Caucus Fiasco

The Des Moines Register reports: Troy Price resigned his position as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party Wednesday as the organization grapples with the fallout of a botched caucus process that has left the party and the state reeling. “While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it …

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Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick Drops Longshot WH Bid

CNN reports: Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor who in November made a late entrance into the Democratic 2020 race, ended his campaign on Wednesday, according to a statement provided to CNN. “I believed and still believe we had a strong case to make for being able to deliver better outcomes,” Patrick said. “But the vote in New Hampshire last …

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ALABAMA: Sessions Has Slim Lead In GOP Senate Poll

The Alabama Daily News reports: With less than three weeks to go until the primary election on March 3, a new Alabama Daily News poll shows a tight race among Republican contenders for the U.S. Senate. According to the survey of likely Republican voters, if the election were held today, 31% would vote for former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, …

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Amy Klobuchar Raises $2.5M After Strong NH Showing

The Hill reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) presidential campaign on Wednesday said it had raked in more than $2.5 million since polls closed in New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday night. The windfall came after Klobuchar’s third-place finish in the Granite State’s primary, posting a stronger-than-expected showing and outpacing big names like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden. …

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Sen. Michael Bennet Ends Longshot Presidential Bid

The Associated Press reports: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet ended his long-shot presidential bid Tuesday, failing to break out of a crowded Democratic field dominated by other moderate candidates, including Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. Bennet, 55, was a late entrant to the race who staked his bid largely on trying to win New Hampshire. He only formally announced …

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Sanders Wins NH, Slim Margin Over Buttigieg [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary by about 4,000 votes, or less than 2 percentage points, over Pete Buttigieg. Sanders, I-Vt., had been leading in the polls, so his victory wasn’t a surprise. But he and Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, were closely bunched with the third-place candidate, Sen. Amy …

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Andrew Yang Drops Out Of Presidential Race

The Washington Post reports: Andrew Yang, a Democratic businessman who campaigned on giving every adult American a monthly check for $1,000, will end his campaign for president after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary. “I am a numbers guy,” Yang said in an interview before addressing supporters at Manchester’s Puritan Backroom. “In most of these [upcoming] states, I’m …

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LIVE VIDEO: New Hampshire Dem Primary Results

The New York Times reports: The first-in-the-nation primary is underway as New Hampshire voters weigh in on an unsettled Democratic presidential field. Polls will begin closing at 7 p.m. Bernie Sanders has led polling averages, with Pete Buttigieg nipping at his heels and Joseph R. Biden Jr., Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar in the mix. Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, Tom …

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New Warren Campaign Memo Rips Into Her Rivals

The Associated Press reports: Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is arguing that her top rivals have flaws that will be exposed over time in the Democratic presidential primary and that their White House bids aren’t built for the long haul like hers is. A lengthy memo from Warren campaign manager Roger Lau, obtained Tuesday, draws the sharpest contrasts yet between the Massachusetts …

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