Democrats

Handicapper Shifts Three Senate Races Towards Dems

The Hill reports: The Cook Political Report on Tuesday shifted Senate races in Georgia, Texas and Alaska, all with Republican incumbents, toward Democrats. Cook changed its rating for Alaska’s Senate race from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican. In Texas, Cook also shifted the race from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican.” Cook also shifted Georgia’s special Senate election from “Lean Republican” …

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Biden: “I’m Not A Fan” Of Expanding Supreme Court

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday gave his clearest answer in weeks regarding his position on expanding the Supreme Court, saying that he was “not a fan” of the concept but preferred to keep attention on Republican efforts to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with their own nominee only weeks before Election …

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Snoop Dogg Partners With Dems: “Drop It In The Box”

NBC News reports: Rap icon Snoop Dogg has launched a campaign to urge voters to get their 2020 Presidential Election mail-in ballots to area drop boxes in plenty of time. In a new 60-second ad as part of the Democratic National Committee, Snoop Dogg delivers the message with a slight remix of his 2004 hit song, “Drop It Like It’s …

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Cuomo Shoots Down Report On Being Biden’s AG

The Hill reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) reiterated on Monday that he has “no interest in going to Washington” after a report emerged that he was being pushed as a potential choice to serve as attorney general if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins in November. However, when pressed about the report on the “Today Show” the following …

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Georgia Sees Long Lines As Early Voting Begins

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Eager Georgia voters swarmed to polling places Monday morning for the start of three weeks of early voting before Election Day. Voters filled parking lots and waited in lines to lock in their choices in advance of Nov. 3. Even before voting sites opened, voters wrapped around buildings and prepared for delays. Technical problems held up …

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REPORT: Buzz Growing For Cuomo As Biden’s AG

This should terrify MAGA World: Democrats are so convinced that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could be considered for Joe Biden’s attorney general that aides at the National Governors Association, which Cuomo chairs, are looking into contingencies for replacing him. Some Democratic donors in Cuomo’s orbit tell Axios that the governor is being pushed for the job and that Biden …

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Jaime Harrison Breaks Senate Fundraising Record

Politico reports: South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison raised a staggering $57 million in the third quarter of this year, shattering the previous record for a Senate candidate as he seeks to unseat GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham. The haul only increases Harrison’s massive financial advantage over Graham, who is seeking a fourth term in the Senate and facing the most competitive …

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Warnock +17 Over Loeffler In New GA Senate Poll

Just in from Public Policy Polling: PPP’s newest Georgia poll finds that both of the state’s Senate seats appear headed for runoffs. In the regular Senate election Jon Ossoff is getting 44% to 43% for David Perdue, with Libertarian Shane Hazel’s 4% well exceeding the difference between the two of them. In the special Senate election, Raphael Warnock continues to …

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Dems Raked In $15 Million In Hours After VP Debate

Forbes reports: In the latest fundraising boost for team blue, Democrats raised $15 million in just over 12 hours after the start of Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate—a sign that Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) performance against Vice President Mike Pence resonated with at least some viewers. Putting Harris on the ticket as Biden’s vice presidential pick has already proven lucrative …

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Buttigieg Drops Truth Bomb On Fox: Why Does Pence Want To Run With Someone Caught With A Porn Star?

Last night Fox News hosts tried to corner Pete Buttigieg on policy differences between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. It did not go well. “Well, there’s a classic parlor game of trying to find a little bit of daylight between running mates,” Buttigieg replied. “If people want to play that game, we could look into why an evangelical Christian like …

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Harris Keeps Pence On The Defensive In VP Debate

NPR reports: Harris was aggressive — seizing on the Democratic ticket’s central argument, that the Trump administration’s handling of the novel coronavirus was “the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country.” She accused the president of covering up information about the virus when he was briefed in January by his national security team, and argued …

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Handicapper Shifts SC Senate Race To “Toss Up”

Just in from the Cook Political Reports: There has been no more surprising race on the Senate map than South Carolina. Even early this year, it looked like Sen. Lindsey Graham would cruise to re-election. Instead, the Republican incumbent finds himself in a tied race in both public and private surveys with challenger Jaime Harrison, who has proven to be …

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Cal Cunningham +5 Over Thom Tillis In NC Senate Poll

Reuters reports: Democratic Senate challenger Cal Cunningham appears to lead incumbent Senator Thom Tillis in North Carolina, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken as the news broke of Tillis’ COVID-19 diagnosis and a scandal involving Cunningham. 47% of likely voters polled Sept. 29 to Oct. 6 said they planned to vote for the Democratic challenger, former state Senator Cunningham. Cunningham …

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Early Voting Numbers Suggest All-Time Record Turnout

Reuters reports: Americans are rushing to cast ballots ahead of the November election at an unprecedented pace, early voting numbers show, indicating a possible record turnout for the showdown between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden. With four weeks to go before Election Day Nov. 3, more than 3.8 million Americans already have voted, far surpassing about 75,000 …

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New Arizona Poll Shows Joe Biden +8, Mark Kelly +11

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. has established a steady lead over President Trump in Arizona, a traditionally Republican but fast-changing state that is tilting increasingly Democratic, according to a new New York Times-Siena College poll. Mr. Biden leads Mr. Trump 49 percent to 41 percent in Arizona, with just 6 percent of likely voters saying they …

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Dem NC Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Admits To Sexting With Woman, Says He Won’t Drop Out Of Race

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham, a married father of two, sent text messages of a sexual nature to a woman who is not his wife, his campaign confirmed Friday night. The text messages between Cunningham and Arlene Guzman Todd, a public relations strategist from California, were first reported Thursday night by …

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Biden Team Raises Safety Objection Over VP Debate

Politico reports: The Biden campaign has raised a health and safety objection with the Commission on Presidential Debates ahead of next week’s vice presidential match-up between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, arguing the two would not be spaced far enough apart to abide by medical guidelines. The two campaigns and the commission were negotiating the terms on Friday when the …

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tests Negative For COVID

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested negative for Covid-19, her deputy chief of Staff Drew Hammill confirmed in a tweet. Earlier Pelosi said she got tested out of “an abundance of caution” after meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this week to discuss a potential stimulus bill. Prior to their meeting, Mnuchin had met with President Trump, who has …

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Joe Biden And Jill Biden Test Negative For COVID

Vox reports: Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, have both tested negative for the coronavirus, his campaign has confirmed. There were fears Biden has been exposed to the coronavirus following Tuesday’s presidential debate in Cleveland, when he appeared onstage with President Donald Trump. Trump and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus, the …

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Greenfield +12 Over Ernst In New Iowa Senate Poll

Sioux City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Results from the recently conducted Nexstar Iowa 2020 RABA Research Poll are in, along with results from our two Iowa-based sister stations. Polling was done shortly after President Donald Trump announced he would fill the empty Supreme Court seat left by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Poll takers were asked the question: Would …

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