Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Elizabeth Warren Urges House To Begin Impeachment Proceedings Due To “Severity Of Trump’s Misconduct”

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump Friday. “The Mueller report lays out facts showing that a hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election to help Donald Trump and Donald Trump welcomed that help. Once elected, Donald Trump obstructed the investigation into that attack,” the 2020 Democratic candidate …

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Mayor Pete Joins Striking Workers On Picket Line

Boston’s ABC affiliate reports: For the second time, a presidential hopeful joined striking Stop & Shop workers on the picket line. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, of South Bend, Indiana, visited with members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union Friday afternoon in Malden. “This largest private sector labor action strike in three years is sending a message that is going …

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Biden Camp Begins Soliciting Big Money Donations

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has begun accepting financial donations for a 2020 presidential campaign, an unambiguous sign that he intends to begin his challenge to President Trump within days. Several Democratic donors and party fund-raisers received emails in recent days encouraging them to write sizable checks to support Mr. Biden’s planned candidacy, …

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Rasmussen Poll: 59% Would Vote For Gay President

From the right-leaning polling outfit Rasmussen: Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is hoping to be the first openly gay presidential nominee of a major party. Most voters are willing to support a gay president, but they’re far less confident that others close to them feel the same way. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and …

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REPORT: Biden To Launch Campaign On Wednesday

The Atlantic reports: Joe Biden is running. The former vice president will make his candidacy official with a video announcement next Wednesday, according to people familiar with the discussions who have been told about them by top aides. Seriously, he’s actually made a decision. It’s taken two years of back-and-forth, it’ll be his third (or, depending on how you count, …

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Mayor Pete: The Mueller Report Won’t “Change Much”

Deadline reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told Late Night host Seth Meyers tonight that the Mueller report “confirmed a lot of things that we were worried about.” However, he added, “Politically, I’m not sure it will change much. It’s one more reminder that if we really want to send Trumpism into the history books, the best thing we can …

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Former VA Gov. Terry McCauliffe Won’t Run For WH

Politico reports: Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday night that he would not be running for president in 2020, quelling speculation that he would join an already sizable group of Democratic hopefuls vying to push President Donald Trump out of office. “I love campaigning. I love fighting,” McAuliffe told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “I would love to have been on …

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Democrats +3 On 2020 Generic Congressional Ballot

Politico reports: Democrats lead Republicans by 3 points on a generic congressional matchup, according to a new poll of registered voters. The Politico-Morning Consult survey released Wednesday found that 42 percent of respondents said they would vote for a Democratic candidate for Congress, whereas 39 percent said they would vote Republican. Meanwhile, only 39 percent of respondents said they would …

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Trump: I’d Think I’d Like Running Against Mayor Pete

The Hill reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he would welcome the opportunity to run against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, his first direct comment on the South Bend, Ind. mayor. In an interview with David Webb on SiriusXM, Trump speculated that he may end up campaigning for the presidency in 2020 against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President …

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Jay Inslee Petitions DNC For 2020 Debate On Climate

Axios reports: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who is running a climate-focused (and longshot) 2020 campaign, last night asked the Democratic National Committee to set up a debate focused solely on climate change. “This can’t be a one-off question where candidates get to give a soundbite and move on,” Inslee, who launched a petition, said in a statement. “Climate change is …

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IOWA: Christian Activist Randall Terry Screams About “Sodom And Gomorrah” At Mayor Pete’s Rally [VIDEO]

Politico Playbook reports: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg swept into Iowa on Tuesday, drawing some of the biggest crowds of the 2020 race so far in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. He faced anti-gay hecklers at two events, including in Des Moines where a man in the crowd shouted ‘remember Sodom and Gomorrah!’ just after Buttigieg talked about marrying his husband, …

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Trump Predicts “Crazy Bernie Vs Sleepy Joe” In 2020

Newsweek reports: With a little more than 18 months away from the 2020 presidential election, current President Donald Trump went ahead and made a prediction of who he could possibly face as he runs for reelection. The president narrowed it to two finalists in the ever-growing field of Democrat candidates. The gesture from the president comes one night after conservative-friendly …

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Mayor Pete To Headline Human Rights Campaign Gala

Via press release: Today, HRC announced that Pete Buttigieg, a trailblazer who made history in launching his presidential campaign, will speak at the HRC Las Vegas Dinner on Saturday, May 11. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. “Mayor Pete Buttigieg is changing hearts and minds across America in …

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REPORT: Biden Films Spanish-Language Campaign Ad

Politico reports: In the run-up to his expected presidential campaign announcement, former Vice President Joe Biden’s supporters cut a Spanish-language ad in South Florida over the weekend emphasizing healthcare, education and his biography. The Saturday film shoot was a hushed affair — paid local actors signed non-disclosure agreements promising not to discuss the job. But some posted images on social …

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Bernie’s Medicare Plan Earns Cheers At Fox Town Hall

Axios reports: Democratic 2020 frontrunner Bernie Sanders defended being a millionaire, called for immigration reform, criticized President Trump and won applause for his “Medicare for All” plan at a Fox News town hall Monday. Moderator Bret Baier asked the Vermont senator if the 180 million people on private insurance would lose it under Sanders’ proposal. Sanders said millions of Americans …

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Maddow Asks Mayor Pete About Coming Out [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pressed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday about the personal journey he took to come out as an openly gay public figure in conservative Indiana. Maddow, 46, prefaced the conversation by warning the mayor of South Bend, Ind., that she had “an awkward question” for him, before explaining how she …

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Releases Ten Years Of Tax Returns

Via press release from the Sanders campaign: Sen. Bernie Sanders today released 10 years of tax returns including his 2018 return. The release, nine months before the first votes are cast, recognizes the changing expectations that all candidates, not just nominees, should release their taxes. The Sanders’ tax returns, which are straightforward and uncomplicated with few additional forms or deductions, …

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GOP Former MA Gov. William Weld To Challenge Trump

ABC News reports: Two months after former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld launched an exploratory committee to pursue the possibility of challenging President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination, he is now an officially declared candidate. Weld made the announcement Monday evening in a more than three-minute video, which can be viewed below. In the video, a narrator recounts Weld’s …

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Fox Owner’s Son Makes Max Donation To Mayor Pete

Mediaite reports: James Murdoch, the son of media mogul and Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, made the maximum possible donation to Democrat Pete Buttigeig‘s 2020 presidential campaign. According to newly filed reports, the Murdoch son donated $2,800 to the South Bend, Indiana mayor’s campaign, which is the maximum possible donation to a primary candidate. Despite his last name, James Murdoch …

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Julián Castro Raises $1.1 Million In First Quarter

The Texas Tribune reports: Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro raised $1.1 million in the first three months of the year, according to his campaign. The haul puts Castro in the back of the pack among 2020 contenders who have chosen to reveal their first-quarter fundraising figures ahead of a Monday deadline to report them to the Federal Election Commission. But …

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