Democrats

Sanders +12 Over Biden In WSJ/NBC National Poll

NBC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a double-digit national lead in the Democratic presidential contest after his victory in New Hampshire’s primary and his second-place finish for delegates in Iowa’s disorganized caucuses. Former Vice President Joe Biden has seen his support drop by 11 points since his disappointing finishes in both contests, according to a new …

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Sanders Issues “Proud To Be Jewish” Campaign Video

The Times of Israel reports: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a new campaign video in which he says he is “very proud to be Jewish” and that he looks forward to “becoming the first Jewish president in the history of this country.” The two minute and 40 second video also blames President Trump for a rise in anti-Semitic …

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Sanders Wins Endorsement Of National Latino Group

Politico reports: A prominent national Latino group is endorsing Bernie Sanders four days ahead of the caucuses in Nevada, a state with a significant Hispanic electorate. Mijente, a grass-roots organization that mobilizes Latinx and Chicanx voters, decided to make its first-ever presidential endorsement in response to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policies targeting Latinos. The endorsement adds to the growing …

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VIRGINIA: Sanders And Bloomberg Tied, +4 Over Biden

Richmond’s NBC News affiliate reports: A new poll from Monmouth University shows former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Bernie Sanders are tied for the lead in Virginia in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Both Bloomberg and Sanders have 22% support with former Vice President Joe Biden close behind with 18% of the vote. Pete …

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Bloomberg Qualifies For Tomorrow’s Dem Debate

The Associated Press reports: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19% support nationally in …

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Sanders +12 Over Bloomberg In Latest National Poll

PBS NewsHour reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. Sanders has 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December, the last time the poll asked about Democratic voters’ preferences. His next closest contender has 19%. But that second-place rival is former New York Mayor …

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Activists Work To Sink US House Bid Of Anti-LGBT Dem

The New York Daily News reports: Opponents of a Bronx pol infamous for homophobic comments are taking the fight to his base, launching a campaign seeking to inform Christians and Spanish-speaking voters about his controversial record. The Bronx United political action committee launched over the weekend with English- and Spanish-language videos casting Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. as a bigot and …

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Politico: Rivals Fears Sanders Is Becoming Unstoppable

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders is becoming harder to stop. Nevada is where his opponents are starting to realize it. Advisers to three rival campaigns privately conceded over the weekend that the best anyone else could hope for here is second or third. Some of them gape at the crowd sizes at Sanders’ events — like the swarm of supporters who …

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New Bloomberg Ad Scorches “Abusive Bernie Bros”

The Wrap reports: In the ad, posted early Monday morning, tweets from a handful of Sanders backers, featuring memes and hashtags like #BernieOrElse, appear on the screen. “Vote Bernie or bad things will happen,” warns one tweet. Another says, “Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to …

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VIRGINIA: Assault Weapons Ban Dies In State Senate

The Washington Post reports: A Virginia Senate committee killed a bill on Monday that would have banned the sale of assault-style weapons and possession of high-capacity magazines, handing gun-rights activists a rare win in a Capitol that Democrats won last year on the promise of sweeping gun control. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) backed the legislation, part of a package of …

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Topless Protesters Disrupt Sanders Event [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A topless protester disrupted Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday — moments after Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the Democratic presidential candidate to the stage. De Blasio had just introduced Sanders to the crowd in Carson City as the “next president of the United States,” when Sanders entered the stage with his …

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TEXAS: Houston Chronicle Endorses Amy Klobuchar

From the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle: It’s time for Democrats to look beyond fiery speeches, beyond big ticket promises devoid of price tags, and if possible, beyond the cinematic beckoning of that billionaire button-down Messiah stalking your smartphone, and ask: Who can really get things done? Who can get proposals past the gauntlets of the federal judiciary and …

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Klobuchar: I’ve Raised $12M Since Last Debate [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that her campaign has raised $12 million online in the nine days since the New Hampshire debate. Why it matters: That’s more than the Minnesota senator raised in the fourth quarter of 2019, which had been her strongest quarter yet. It follows a surprise third-place finish in the New …

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Buttigieg: I’m Faithful To My Husband And Won’t Take Lectures From The Likes Of Rush Limbaugh [VIDEO]

“I love my husband, I am faithful to my husband. On stage, we usually just go for a hug, but I love him very much. And I am not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh.” – Pete Buttigieg, after a CNN host brought up Limbaugh’s mocking attacks. Trump, for what it’s worth, criticized …

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Biden: Sanders Should “Disown” Abusive Supporters

The Nevada Independent reports: Culinary Union officials have faced threatening phone calls, emails and tweets and say their personal information was shared online after the release of a union scorecard that took particular aim at Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Arguello-Kline, for instance, has come under attack for her Nicaraguan heritage, and union spokeswoman Bethany Khan was accused of …

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Bloomberg Hasn’t Yet Qualified For Next Dem Debate

Politico reports: The DNC on Saturday rolled out the qualification rules for its presidential debate later this month in South Carolina — criteria that leave the door open for two billionaires, Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, to join the top five candidates who emerged from Iowa and New Hampshire. To qualify for the Feb. 25 debate in Charleston, S.C., candidates …

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NEVADA: Sanders Holds Lead Heading Into Caucus

The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads the presidential field by a solid margin among likely Democratic caucus-goers heading into Nevada’s four-day early voting period, but all six of the candidates actively campaigning in the state this week earned double-digit support according to The Nevada Poll™. Sanders led the pack with 25 percent of respondents expressing support, …

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“Queers Against Pete” Group Disrupts Buttigieg Event

Newsweek reports: Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was met with protesters representing the group Queers Against Pete outside of a private fundraising event at the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Friday. Inside the building, two activists attempted to disrupt the fundraiser after Buttigieg was asked about his husband, Chasten, …

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SF Bay Area Newspapers Endorse Amy Klobuchar

From the editorial board of the San Jose Mercury News: The United States needs a president who can heal the nation’s deep political divide — who can work with, and appeal to, members of both parties and independents. Someone with a proven record of collaboration who can meaningfully address climate change, provide health care for all, achieve responsible gun control, …

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Sanders: Bloomberg Should Be Barred From Debates

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said it’s “very unfortunate” a rule change could allow his fellow presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg into the next Democratic debates. The qualifications no longer include a unique-donor threshold. “That is what being a multi-billionaire is about. Some very good friends of mine who were competing in the Democratic nomination — people like …

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