Democrats

Sanders To “Assess Campaign” After Latest Losses

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) campaign manager on Wednesday said that Sanders would take time in the coming weeks to assess his campaign after a slew of primary wins for former Vice President Joe Biden. “The next primary contest is three weeks away,” Sanders’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders is …

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Conservative Dem Rep Unseated In US House Primary

Politico reports: Rep. Dan Lipinski, a Chicago congressman known for his staunch opposition to abortion and his votes against Obamacare and same-sex marriage, finally succumbed to a liberal challenger Tuesday in a primary held in the throes of the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic. The eight-term Illinois Democrat fell to businesswoman Marie Newman, who led 48 to 44 percent when The Associated …

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ARIZONA: Joe Biden Wins Democratic Primary

Vox reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Arizona Democratic primary, edging out Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a contest that proceeded Tuesday despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Despite Sanders’s generally strong support among Latino voters, Biden’s victory in Arizona is unsurprising. Ahead of the primary, Biden had netted victories in 16 other states and gave a strong …

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PROJECTION: Joe Biden Wins Illinois Primary

The New York Times reports: Mr. Biden won the primary in Illinois, the second-largest delegate prize among Tuesday’s contests. With the victory, he continued to pad his sizable delegate lead over Mr. Sanders. Mr. Sanders narrowly lost the state in 2016 to Mrs. Clinton, but he appeared to be at a significant disadvantage heading into this year’s contest. Mr. Biden …

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PROJECTION: Joe Biden Easily Wins Florida Primary

ABC News reports: Based on an analysis of the vote, ABC News projects that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the Florida Democratic primary. Some of the vote is trickling in across Florida, and currently, with 38% of the expected vote reporting, Joe Biden is leading Bernie Sanders by nearly 40 points, 58%-21%. In some of the state’s larger …

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DNC: States May Lose Delegates For Delaying Primary

The Guardian reports: A new memo from the Democratic National Committee panel that handles delegate selection for the presidential nomination warns that state parties that hastily change the “first determining step” of their own process could be subject to penalties – including a 50% reduction in delegates. The memo also says the panel is looking at ways to adjust how …

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Joe Biden Once Again Has Secret Service Protection

NBC News reports: After a nearly three year hiatus, Joe Biden is once again a protectee of the United States Secret Service. A protective detail began its assignment with the former vice president and Democratic front-runner this week, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News, even as Biden is expected to remain off the campaign trail amid the coronavirus crisis. …

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Biden Named Winner Of Washington State Primary

PBS reports: Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week’s Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that voted March 10. After nearly a week of counting votes, the former vice president on Monday held onto a small lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders that turned out to be insurmountable. …

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Dem Megadonors Cancel Anti-Sanders Attack Ads

CNBC reports: Joe Biden’s recent string of primary victories appears to have satisfied wealthy donors who were discussing the creation of a super PAC aimed at pushing Sen. Bernie Sanders out of the race. Instead, it appears they will hold off on engaging in an all-out assault on Sanders. As recently as last week, a handful of big money donors, …

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POLL: Biden +9 Over Trump, Sanders +4 Over Trump

NBC News reports: Among all registered voters, Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in a head-to-head contest, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. In a hypothetical one-on-one general election contest, 52 percent of all voters say they would choose Biden, while 43 percent say they would choose Trump. For Senator Bernie Sanders, it’s 49 percent saying they …

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Joe Biden Commits To Woman VP At Debate [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Joe Biden committed to picking a woman as his running mate during Sunday’s televised Democratic presidential debate while Sen. Bernie Sanders said “in all likelihood” he would also choose a female vice presidential candidate if he’s the nominee. “My administration will look like the country and I commit that I will in fact pick a woman to …

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Gillum Enters Rehab After Alleged Meth Incident

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum announced Sunday that he will be going to a rehabilitation facility. According a statement released Sunday, Gillum says he fell into a depression that led to alcohol abuse after his race for governor ended. On Friday, Gillum was involved in a crystal meth incident in Miami Beach, Miami …

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LIVE VIDEO: Eleventh Democratic Presidential Debate

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will face off Sunday night in the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 presidential primary. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the debate will have no audience, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, their podiums will be 6 feet apart. Here’s everything you need to know about how to …

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Biden Endorsed By NEA, Nation’s Largest Labor Union

USA Today reports: The nation’s largest labor union has lined up behind Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, with the National Education Association on Saturday endorsing the former vice president for the Democratic nomination over his last remaining primary rival Bernie Sanders. The NEA’s board of directors chose Biden following a recommendation from the organization’s political action committee board, following months of …

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ARIZONA: Kelly +12 Over McSally In Latest Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly (D) has a 12-point lead over Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) in the Arizona Senate race, according to a Univision poll released Friday. Kelly, a former astronaut, is challenging McSally, who lost the general election in 2018 to Sen. Krysten Sinema (D). McSally was later appointed to the Senate to succeed interim Sen. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Speaks On Coronavirus Reponse

ABC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver a statement Friday afternoon about a legislative package to respond to the spread of the coronavirus, with measures including free testing, paid emergency sick leave, and increasing funds for food security programs and Medicaid. The House did not vote on the bill Thursday, but may do so on Friday, after extensive …

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Police: Ex-Florida Gov Candidate In Meth Incident

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, was involved in a suspected crystal meth incident early Friday morning in Miami Beach, a source from the City of Miami Beach confirmed. According to a police report, Miami Beach Fire Rescue crews were called to a hotel at 1100 West Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. regarding …

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Biden Seeks Secret Service Protection (From Red Hats)

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign has submitted a formal request for Secret Service protection, a congressional official told CNN, the first significant step in getting approval for the Secret Service to take over security for the rest of his campaign. The congressional official said that the “big four congressional leaders were notified today that the Biden campaign …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Speaks On Coronavirus Crisis

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is talking about the coronavirus in Delaware Thursday afternoon. Biden is holding a press conference in Wilmington to discuss the public health emergency surrounding the coronavirus outbreaks across the nation. The press conference is being held in place of an event Biden was supposed to attend in Tampa, Florida.

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Former Acting AG Sally Yates Endorses Joe Biden

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Sally Quillian Yates doesn’t dabble in elected politics often. Though she’s an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, rarely has the former federal prosecutor waded into the messier machinery of campaign maneuvering. “At its core, I’m supporting Joe Biden because I trust him. I trust his judgment, and his character,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I …

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