2020 Elections

Walsh To Justin Amash: You’ll Only Be Helping Trump

Former Rep. Joe Walsh writes for the Washington Post: I get how disgusted Amash is with both major political parties. I get that you don’t go, overnight, from being a conservative Republican to becoming a progressive Democrat. I get that he’s probably the only lower-case-L libertarian with enough name recognition to make the Libertarian Party even remotely relevant right now. …

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Amash Forms Exploratory Presidential Committee

Axios reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) announced on Tuesday night that he has “launched an exploratory committee” to seek the Libertarian Party’s 2020 nomination for a possible third-party presidential run. Amash gained notoriety last year when he came out as the lone House Republican to support the impeachment of President Trump following the publication of the Mueller report. He later …

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Hillary Clinton Endorses Biden: Imagine When We Have A Real President, Not A Man Who “Plays One On TV”

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president as he takes on President Donald Trump. Clinton made her announcement during a Biden campaign town hall to discuss the coronavirus and its effect on women. …

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Pro-Biden Ad: Trump Has Put America First…In Deaths

CBS News reports: A new ad campaign from a pro-Joe Biden super PAC says President Trump’s mantra of “America First” has come to fruition in one arena — COVID-19 illnesses and deaths in the United States. The ad, dubbed “First,” is set to run in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, three battleground states that were key to Mr. Trump’s 2016 electoral …

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McConnell: Battle For Senate Will Be A “Knife Fight”

From an interview with Fox News: Let me just say that the Senate majority has not been a certainty at any point this cycle. We always knew from the beginning, and I’ve said consistently there’s going to be a dog fight. The other thing that’s not new is that we’re being outspent these days. We were outspent in 2016 and …

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Jesse Ventura Now “Testing The Waters” For WH Bid

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is going to ‘test the waters’ for a Green Party presidential bid. “IF I were going to run for president, the GREEN party would be my first choice. I’ve endorsed the party and I’m testing the waters,” Ventura tweeted Monday morning. Minnesotans elected the former professional wrestler as governor in 1998, …

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Joe Biden +6 Over Trump In New National Poll

USA Today reports: Six months before Election Day, the coronavirus pandemic has done what impeachment did not: Cost President Donald Trump his advantage over Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign. A new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll shows the former vice president leading Trump nationwide by six percentage points, 44%-38%, a shift from Trump’s three-point lead in the survey as he …

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NEW YORK: Democratic Presidential Primary Canceled

NBC New York reports: In an unprecedented move, New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary originally scheduled for June 23 amid the coronavirus epidemic. The Democratic members of the State’s Board of Elections voted Monday to nix the primary. New York will still hold its congressional and state-level primaries on June 23. New York Democratic Party chair Jay Jacobs …

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Nancy Pelosi Endorses Biden: He Will Be Extraordinary

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden for president on Monday, calling the former vice president “a leader who is the personification of hope and courage.” “Today, I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for President of the United States because he will be an extraordinary President. He knows how to get the job done,” she said in …

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Joe Biden: Trump Will Try To Delay November Election

Mediaite reports: Presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden predicted that President Donald Trump would “try to kick back the election somehow” during an online fundraiser on Thursday. “Mark my words, I think he is going to try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can’t be held,” Biden insisted, …

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FLORIDA: Biden +3 Over Trump In New Fox Poll

Fox News reports: Florida voters narrowly prefer presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the presidential race, as a majority says the White House was too slow in responding to the coronavirus outbreak. In a head-to-head matchup, Biden bests Trump by 46-43 percent, according to a Fox News Poll of Florida registered voters. Some of Trump’s highest support …

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AOC: “I’m Going To Be Voting For Biden In November”

The New York Post reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will vote for presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the November election, she reaffirmed in a livestream appearance. Speaking to rapper Fat Joe in an Instagram Live discussion, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was asked bluntly whom she planned to support between the general election candidates. “In November, I’m going to be voting …

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Biden +6 In Three Midwestern Battleground States

Reuters reports: Republican President Donald Trump trails Democrat Joe Biden among registered voters in three Midwestern battleground states that he narrowly carried in 2016 and are seen as crucial to winning November’s election, according to an Ipsos public opinion poll conducted exclusively for Reuters. The poll, which ran from April 15-20 in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, showed 45% of registered …

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Powerful United Auto Workers Union Endorses Biden

This is going to make MAGA world lose their shit: The United Auto Workers union is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for President. The roughly 400,000-member union says in a statement Tuesday that the nation needs stable leadership with less acrimony “and more balance to the rights and protections of working Americans.” The union says Biden has committed to reining in …

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Biden To Name Advisory Panel On VP Selection: Choice Must Be “Capable Of Being The President Tomorrow”

The Washington Post reports: Former vice president Joe Biden said he intends to name a panel of advisers by May 1 to help him select a running mate, offering the nugget early Wednesday via an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Announcing the committee would officially launch Biden’s search for a vice presidential candidate, a process that …

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Biden Outraised Trump Last Month With $46.7M Haul

Politico reports: Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March, his campaign announced Monday, notching his best fundraising month of the campaign — and besting President Donald Trump — as he took control of the Democratic primary. The fundraising, prompted by Biden’s strong win in South Carolina’s primary on the last day of February and a cascade of Super Tuesday victories, …

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Biden Would Pick Michele Obama “In A Heartbeat”

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Joe Biden says he would take Michelle Obama to be his running mate for the 2020 presidential election. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told KDKA’s Jon Delano that the former first lady would be a strong addition as VP if he thought she would accept the nomination. “I’d take her in a heartbeat,” Biden said …

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Robert Mercer Makes Huge Donation To Trump 2020

The Washington Post reports: Robert Mercer, the billionaire hedge fund magnate and prominent backer of President Trump’s first bid for the White House, has made his first six-figure donation to Trump’s reelection after retreating from financially supporting him, a new filing shows. Mercer, who was one of Trump’s most influential financiers in 2016, gave $355,200 in February to Trump Victory, …

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Warren Leads Field Of VP Prospects In Midwest Poll

Axios reports: A group commissioned a poll in two Midwestern swing states to test the viability of women of color to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick and found Stacey Abrams as the top choice for black voters — but Elizabeth Warren as the overall candidate to beat. Kamala Harris was the only candidate of color to break the top …

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Trump Camp: “Never Fear,” Cultist Rallies Will Return

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it’s still planning to hold rallies leading up to November’s election, despite public health experts warning large gatherings should be put on hold until as late as next year. Since freezing campaign rallies in March amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump campaign has repeatedly pledged that the centerpiece events of …

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