Democrats

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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GEORGIA: Biden Holds Massive Lead In Latest Poll

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A Channel 2 Action News poll released Thursday showed the former vice president with 32% of support – more than doubling his nearest competitors, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who were both at 14%. The poll, conducted by Landmark Communications, pegs Pete Buttigieg at just 5% of Georgia’s vote and …

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SHOCK POLL: Bloomberg Takes Slim Lead In Florida

The Hill reports: Michael Bloomberg is leading the pack of Democratic presidential hopefuls in Florida, according to a new survey from St. Pete Polls, a sign that the former New York City mayor has picked up traction in a crucial swing state before most of his rivals have even started to campaign there. The poll shows Bloomberg with 27.3 percent …

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POLL: Sanders +2 Over Biden In Delegate-Rich Texas

Newsweek reports: Senator Bernie Sanders has vaulted into a narrow lead over former vice president Joe Biden in the key Texas primary, which has the largest African American population of any state and the second-highest number of delegates up for grabs in the overall race, according to a poll. The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll put Sanders at 24 …

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Sanders Again Chastises Supporters About Harassment

“Harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me, and we urge supporters of all campaigns not to engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks. Our campaign is building a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of love, compassion, and justice. “We can certainly disagree on issues, but we must do it in a respectful manner.” – Sen. Bernie Sanders, after leaders of the …

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Nevada Paper Endorses Klobuchar And Biden, Claims Sanders “Simply Guarantees A Trump Second Term”

From the editorial board of the Las Vegas Sun: Democrats see an urgent need to defeat Donald Trump and save our nation from an autocrat. We agree, which is why we’re endorsing Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming Nevada caucuses. Pete Buttigieg has all the right values in place, and appeals with his intellect …

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POLL: Sanders Stretches National Lead After NH Win

Morning Consult reports: Following his narrow victory in New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary — his second successive strong showing in the party’s first nominating contests — Sen. Bernie Sanders opened up a double-digit lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and entrenched himself as the best-positioned candidate heading into next week’s Nevada caucuses. According to a Morning Consult poll conducted …

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Biden Hosts Wall Street Fundraisers After NH Stumble

CNBC reports: Joe Biden is set to rally more than 250 Wall Street and big money donors Thursday at a pair of fundraisers in New York after his presidential campaign stumbled in Iowa and New Hampshire. A guest list, first obtained by CNBC, shows that the events will draw some of the biggest names in the financial services community to …

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Endorses Bloomberg

CBS News reports: Mike Bloomberg picked up the endorsement Thursday of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who leads the fourth largest city in the nation. The announcement follows his endorsement this week by three members of the Congressional Black Caucus. Their support could help allay any renewed concerns about Bloomberg’s use of “stop and frisk” policies while he was the mayor …

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Another School To Be Named For Michelle Obama

Via press release: The West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously tonight to rename one of its elementary schools after former First Lady Michelle Obama. The Board’s vote makes the school the first in Northern California and the second in the state named after the former first lady. The Board considered the proposal after receiving a …

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Iowa Democratic Chair Resigns After Caucus Fiasco

The Des Moines Register reports: Troy Price resigned his position as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party Wednesday as the organization grapples with the fallout of a botched caucus process that has left the party and the state reeling. “While it is my desire to stay in this role and see this process through to completion, I do believe it …

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Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick Drops Longshot WH Bid

CNN reports: Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor who in November made a late entrance into the Democratic 2020 race, ended his campaign on Wednesday, according to a statement provided to CNN. “I believed and still believe we had a strong case to make for being able to deliver better outcomes,” Patrick said. “But the vote in New Hampshire last …

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Amy Klobuchar Raises $2.5M After Strong NH Showing

The Hill reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) presidential campaign on Wednesday said it had raked in more than $2.5 million since polls closed in New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday night. The windfall came after Klobuchar’s third-place finish in the Granite State’s primary, posting a stronger-than-expected showing and outpacing big names like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden. …

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Sen. Michael Bennet Ends Longshot Presidential Bid

The Associated Press reports: Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet ended his long-shot presidential bid Tuesday, failing to break out of a crowded Democratic field dominated by other moderate candidates, including Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. Bennet, 55, was a late entrant to the race who staked his bid largely on trying to win New Hampshire. He only formally announced …

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Sanders Wins NH, Slim Margin Over Buttigieg [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary by about 4,000 votes, or less than 2 percentage points, over Pete Buttigieg. Sanders, I-Vt., had been leading in the polls, so his victory wasn’t a surprise. But he and Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, were closely bunched with the third-place candidate, Sen. Amy …

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Andrew Yang Drops Out Of Presidential Race

The Washington Post reports: Andrew Yang, a Democratic businessman who campaigned on giving every adult American a monthly check for $1,000, will end his campaign for president after a disappointing showing in the New Hampshire primary. “I am a numbers guy,” Yang said in an interview before addressing supporters at Manchester’s Puritan Backroom. “In most of these [upcoming] states, I’m …

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LIVE VIDEO: New Hampshire Dem Primary Results

The New York Times reports: The first-in-the-nation primary is underway as New Hampshire voters weigh in on an unsettled Democratic presidential field. Polls will begin closing at 7 p.m. Bernie Sanders has led polling averages, with Pete Buttigieg nipping at his heels and Joseph R. Biden Jr., Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar in the mix. Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, Tom …

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