Democrats

Another Blue Wave May Be Headed For US House

Some positive news to close out the week: With the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, leading President Trump by a wide margin in national polling, reports showing Senate Republicans in trouble of losing their majority, and now, Democrats appearing to be on the verge of picking up House seats in the fall, there could very well be a another …

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New Quinnipiac Poll: McConnell +5 Over McGrath, Gideon +4 Over Collins, Graham Is Tied With Harrison

Politico reports: Sara Gideon narrowly leads Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, according to a new survey from Quinnipiac University. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a narrow edge over Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is tied with Democrat Jaime Harrison, according to the surveys. Gideon leads Collins, 47 percent to 43 percent, with …

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Progressive Cori Bush Wins Missouri US House Primary

CBS News reports: Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter activist, has ousted longtime Missouri U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary, according to The Associated Press. It’s the latest example of a progressive challenger topping a long-tenured Democratic incumbent. Clay has represented the state’s 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001. He succeeded his father …

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Torres, Maloney Declared Winners In NY House Primary

The New York Times reports: After six weeks of delays, the New York City Board of Elections confirmed results in a pair of congressional races on Tuesday evening, delivering victories to a longtime Democratic incumbent and a young city lawmaker who could be a trailblazer for gay and African-American rights. In the South Bronx, Ritchie Torres, a 32-year-old New York …

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Harrison Tied With Graham In New US Senate Poll

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: South Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race is neck-and-neck with just three months to go until Election Day, as Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison’s well-funded campaign appears to have significantly narrowed the gap against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Graham led Harrison by just a single percentage point, 44 percent …

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Disputed Ballots Must Be Counted In US House Primary

The New York Times reports: A federal judge in Manhattan ruled late Monday that at least 1,000 disputed ballots in a closely watched Democratic congressional primary should be counted, upending a race that remains undecided six weeks after the election and that has drawn the attention of President Trump and embarrassed the New York City Board of Elections. The ruling …

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Obama Issues List Of 118 Endorsements In 17 States

The New York Times reports: Former President Barack Obama issued his first slate of 2020 endorsements on Monday, backing 118 candidates in 17 states with the aim of helping Democrats maintain their majority in the House, win back control of the Senate and flip key state legislative chambers ahead of the 2020 redistricting. Mr. Obama, who remains one of the …

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Dem House Rep Who Sat Near Gohmert Tests COVID+

NBC News reports: Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., said Saturday he tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second lawmaker this week to announce they had contracted the virus. Grijalva said in a statement that he did not have any symptoms and felt fine. On Wednesday, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who has refused to wear a mask around the Capitol, tested …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Delivers Eulogy For John Lewis

CBS News reports: Three former presidents will honor Congressman John Lewis at his funeral in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday at 11 a.m., completing a week of memorial services for the longtime lawmaker and civil rights icon. Former President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for Lewis, who died earlier this month at age 80. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George …

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Dem Activist Arrested In AZ Dem HQ Fire, Claims He’s Secretly Married To Ivanka, Will Be Her Vice President

Arizona Central reports: Phoenix police have arrested Matthew Egler, a Democratic activist who party officials say has had a long and troubled history with the Maricopa County Party over the years, for the fire that destroyed Arizona Democratic Party’s headquarters last week. After a nearly weeklong investigation, Phoenix police on Wednesday identified Egler, 29, of Peoria, in connection with the …

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TODAY: Obama To Deliver Eulogy For Rep. John Lewis

CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis’ funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents’ plans. The sources added that Clinton and Bush will also participate in the funeral, which will be held Thursday morning at …

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Rep. John Lewis Urges Action In Posthumous Op-Ed

Politico reports: The late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis revealed Thursday that he had been “inspired” in his final days by nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality. In an op-ed authored shortly before his death and published on the day of his funeral by The New York Times, the Georgia Democrat reflected upon his own calling …

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DNC Delegates Vote Against Legal Weed In Platform

The Huffington Post reports: Democratic National Committee delegates voted 105-60 against including marijuana legalization in the party platform on Monday. The draft version of the platform supports decriminalizing marijuana use and legalizing medical marijuana, adding that it should be left up to the states “to make their own decisions about recreational use.” The platform was unlikely to ever endorse full …

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Dem Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff Says Opponent’s Campaign Altered His Photo In “Anti-Semitic Trope”

The Washington Post reports: Democrat Jon Ossoff on Monday denounced a now-deleted Facebook ad by Sen. David Perdue’s (R-Ga.) campaign that appeared to make Ossoff’s nose look larger, accusing Perdue of playing on anti-Semitic tropes. Perdue’s campaign blamed an outside vendor and described the altered photo as an “unintentional error” that was caused when a filter was applied. According to …

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Police: Fire At Arizona Dem Headquarters Was Arson

The Associated Press reports: A fire that destroyed the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters was an act of arson, authorities said. Investigators were gathering surveillance video from nearby buildings after combing the wreckage and concluding the fire was human-caused, authorities said. Nobody was hurt. Police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune declined to reveal what evidence convinced investigators the blaze was …

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Rep. John Lewis To Lie In State At US Capitol Today

USA Today reports: John Lewis has returned to the nation’s capital one last time. Lewis, who died July 17 from pancreatic cancer at 80, arrived at Joint Base Andrews after two days of tributes in Alabama. The family and friends traveling with him include Lewis’ only son, John-Miles Lewis, as well as siblings, nieces and nephews. The motorcade is expected …

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New NBC Arizona Poll: Joe Biden +5, Mark Kelly +12

NBC News reports: With 100 days until the election, Democrat Joe Biden holds a 5-point lead over President Donald Trump in Arizona, with more voters saying the former vice president would do a better job handing the coronavirus pandemic and race relations, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll of the state. In Arizona’s Senate contest, the NBC News/Marist poll …

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Arizona Dem Party Headquarters Destroyed In Fire

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports:  The headquarters of the Arizona Democratic Party in Phoenix caught on fire early Friday. The Phoenix Fire Department said firefighters were dispatched to the building near Central Avenue and Thomas Road around 1 a.m. for reports of smoke coming from the building. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the building. …

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Forecaster Moves FL From Toss Up To Lean Democrat

From the nonpartisan Cook Political Report: Given its track record in presidential campaigns over the last 20 years, it’s hard to think of Florida as anything other than a Toss Up. Since 2000, the winner of the state has never carried it by more than 5 points. In fact, in four of the last five presidential elections, the winner squeaked …

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AOC Is Not Having Rep. Ted Yoho’s Lame Fauxpology

NPR reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to the House floor Thursday morning to admonish the insults hurled at her by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., earlier this week. Yoho confronted Ocasio-Cortez on the steps of the Capitol on Monday, calling her “disgusting” for linking poverty to crime rates in New York City. “I was minding my own business walking up …

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