2020 Elections

Wyoming GOP US Sen. Mike Enzi Won’t Run In 2020

Politico reports: Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi will not run for reelection next year, the four-term Republican senator said on Saturday. The 75-year-old Senate Budget Committee chairman announced his retirement in Gillette, Wyo., where he used to be mayor. The low-key Wyomingite said he wants to focus on budget reform. He frequently ignores reporters to go about his day, which is …

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Pelosi Warns Dems: Own The Center Left Mainstream

The New York Times reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not believe President Trump can be removed through impeachment — the only way to do it, she said this week, is to defeat him in 2020 by a margin so “big” he cannot challenge the legitimacy of a Democratic victory. That is something she worries about. “We have to inoculate against …

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TEXAS: Beto O’Rourke Comes To Mayor Pete’s Defense After Christian Hecklers Disrupt Fundraiser [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was heckled by protesters at an event in Texas Friday night, but one of his fellow Democratic challengers was happy to immediately come to his defense. The protesters yelled, “Marriage is between a man and a woman,” and, “Repent,” according to CNN reporter DJ Judd, who was in the audience. Judd also filmed …

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Joe Biden +30 Over Bernie In New Harvard/Harris Poll

The Hill reports: Joe Biden holds a 30-point lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential field, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill, further signaling that the former vice president is cementing his place as the primary contest’s frontrunner. Forty-four percent of Democratic voters surveyed said they are most likely to vote for …

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REPORT: De Blasio To Announce WH Bid Next Week

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce he’s running for president next week, according to three sources with knowledge of the plans. The 2020 announcement could come as early as de Blasio’s birthday on Wednesday, when he’ll turn 58, said one source. The kickoff was initially expected this week but pushed back, according to …

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OHIO: ACLU Wins US House Gerrymandering Case

The Associated Press reports: A federal court has ruled Ohio’s congressional map is unconstitutional and has ordered a new one be drawn for the 2020 elections. A three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court in Cincinnati ruled unanimously Friday that district boundaries were manipulated for partisan gain by Republican mapmakers and violate voters’ rights to democratically select their representatives. The …

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Tennessee Sued Over New Voter Suppression Law

The Washington Post reports: To Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R), the bill he signed Thursday that threatens voter registration groups with criminal charges and fines over incomplete forms and missed deadlines is simply about creating “elections with integrity.” Voting rights advocates, however, argue the law’s true purpose is keeping new voters, particularly African Americans and other minorities who have signed …

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Kansas Democrats Drop Caucus For Regular Primary

Topeka’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Kansas Democratic Party announced Thursday that they will hold a party-run primary election on May 2, 2020, instead of a caucus in the state. In a caucus, voters go to their local polling places and stand in to represent their choice from the host of Democratic candidates for president of the United States. The …

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California State Senate Passes Tax Returns Ballot Bill

The Associated Press reports: California’s state Senate voted 27-10 on Thursday to require anyone appearing on the state’s presidential primary ballot to publicly release five years’ worth of income tax returns. The proposal is in response to Trump, who bucked 40 years of tradition by refusing to release his tax returns prior to his election in 2016. California’s presidential primary …

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REPORT: Dem Montana Gov To Join 2020 WH Race

Helena’s NBC News affiliate reports: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will announce his bid for the presidency in two weeks, MTN News has learned — adding to the 20 Democrats already running for the 2020 nomination to challenge President Trump. Bullock, a two-term governor who can’t run for re-election in 2020 because of term limits, isn’t talking publicly yet about his …

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Dem Sen. Michael Bennet Launches 2020 WH Bid

The New York Times reports: Michael Bennet, the moderate, studious Democratic senator from Colorado known for his work on education and immigration reform, announced his candidacy for president on Thursday. He joins a field so crowded with candidates that it now includes six of his colleagues in the Senate and his former boss, John Hickenlooper, a past governor of Colorado. …

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Mayor Pete And Husband Make Time Magazine Cover

An excerpt from Time‘s cover story: To some Americans, Buttigieg may just be the man to vanquish America’s demons. In a field of more than 20 ­candidates­—including six Senators, four Congressmen, two governors and a former Vice ­President—Buttigieg (pronounced Boot-edge-edge) has vaulted from near total obscurity toward the front of the Democratic pack, running ahead of or even with more …

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Biden Mocks Trump’s Predawn Retweet Frenzy [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden got quite a kick out of President Donald Trump‘s retweet spree Wednesday morning. Speaking at an event in Iowa City, Biden yukked it up in response to the President retweeting more than 60 posts attacking the former Vice President in the span of an hour. “I understand the President’s been tweeting a lot about me this …

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Gillibrand Proposes Public Campaign Financing Plan

Politico reports: Kirsten Gillibrand jumped into the Democratic presidential policy race Wednesday with a “clean elections” plan that would provide a voter-driven public option for campaign financing. The New York Democrat’s first policy rollout aims to reduce the influence of special-interest money in politics, an issue that’s grown in significance for Democratic primary voters — and one that Gillibrand argues …

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17 States Push To Block Trump From 2020 Ballot Unless He Releases Tax Returns, Court Battle Likely To Result

Fox News reports: According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, bills have been introduced in 17 states that would keep President Trump off their election ballots in 2020 unless he releases his tax returns to the public. The measures have passed the Senate in four states, including California, Hawaii, Illinois and Washington state. The Constitution has spoken to that,” …

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Mayor Pete Releases Ten Years Of His Tax Returns

Politico reports: Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released his tax returns, following similar moves by his rivals as they seek to distinguish themselves from President Trump, who has come under scrutiny for his personal finances. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a rising star in the crowded Democratic primary field, released 10 years of tax returns …

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Stacey Abrams Bows Out On 2020 Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams said Tuesday that she won’t run for the U.S. Senate in 2020 but left open the possibility she could launch a presidential campaign. The decision not to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue follows months of speculation about the Democrat’s next political step after her narrow loss in last year’s race for governor. …

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Gay Couple Appears In New Biden Campaign Video

CBS News reports: Former President Barack Obama lent his voice to a new Joe Biden campaign video that touts his former vice president as being “resilient, loyal, and a patriot.” The new ad, titled “America: Anything Is Possible,” features footage of the former president delivering a speech during Biden’s Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House back in …

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Joe Biden +24 Over Bernie In New CNN Poll [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement of a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earned him an 11-point polling bounce, leaving him head and shoulders above the rest of the Democratic candidates. A new CNN poll conducted by SSRS after Biden’s announcement on Thursday shows 39% of voters who are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents saying he is their …

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Junior’s Girlfriend Lands Top Trump Campaign Job

The New York Daily News reports: Kimberly Guilfoyle — a former Fox News host and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. — has joined President Trump’s reelection campaign as a senior adviser, the campaign said on Monday. Guilfoyle, who had been serving as the vice chairwoman of a pro-Trump super PAC, was selected for the position as a crowded field of …

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