Tag Archives: 2020 elections

REPORT: Dick’s CEO Mulls Third-Party White House Bid

Politico reports: Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods and a longtime Republican donor, is testing the waters for a possible third-party presidential bid that could scramble the dynamics of the 2020 general election. Various messages were presented to a focus group in southern Wisconsin this week centering on the billionaire businessman, along with possible three-way match-ups against Donald …

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FLORIDA: Warren And Biden Lead Trump In New Poll

UNF Polling reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), two of the leading candidates in the presidential primary, would both carry the state of Florida against President Trump or Vice President Pence in a general election, according to a new poll. Biden beats Trump by 5 percentage points, with 48 percent of Florida voters saying they …

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Joe Biden +10 Over Warren In New Nationwide Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a double-digit lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other competitors in the 2020 Democratic field following the latest primary debate, according to a new poll. A SurveyUSA poll released Monday found Biden with the support from 32 percent of likely Democratic primary voters nationwide, compared with 22 percent for Warren. …

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Trump Blows Off Climate Special With Other Candidates

The Associated Press reports: The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic. The campaign’s most prominent climate change skeptic — President Donald Trump — declined an invitation to participate. The hour-long …

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Zuckerberg: Facebook Has Already Thwarted “Highly Sophisticated” 2020 Election Meddling By Russia, Iran

NBC News reports: Facebook unveiled new plans Monday to fight 2020 election interference. It will clearly label news that comes from state-owned media, and will give greater transparency for the origins of Facebook pages. And it has already found interference coming from authoritarian regimes overseas. In an interview with NBC News, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company has thwarted …

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POLL: 33% Of White Evangelicals Find Trump Infallible

A new survey from Public Religion Research: Half (50%) of Americans say the Republican Party is trying to protect the American way of life against outside threats, and almost half (48%) say the party has been taken over by racists. A strong majority (94%) of Republicans say the party wants to protect American traditions, compared to 49% of independents and …

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Castro To Drop Out Unless He Gets Quick Cash Infusion

Buzzfeed News reports: Former housing secretary and presidential candidate Julián Castro said on Monday that he will have to drop out of the Democratic primary if his campaign doesn’t raise $800,000 in the next ten days. In an email to supporters, Castro said he will not have the resources to continue campaigning if he can’t raise the funds by the …

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New Iowa Poll: Mayor Pete Makes It A Three-Way Race

USA Today reports: It’s a new three-way race in Iowa. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was initially seen as a long-shot presidential contender, has surged within striking distance of former vice president Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, a Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds. Biden, long viewed as the Democratic …

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Los Angeles Times: Undo The “Great Mistake Of 2016”

From the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times: As the 2020 election approaches, the United States is deeply and bitterly polarized, shaken by acts of random and not-so-random violence, with wages still rising too slowly, income inequality continuing to increase and the American Dream feeling more and more out of reach for too many people. Despite low unemployment and …

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AOC Endorses Bernie At Massive Queens Rally [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who was elected as the youngest women to serve in Congress during the 2018 midterms, has endorsed Bernie Sanders to become the next president of the United States. Speaking at a massive rally in Queens, the congresswoman celebrated Mr Sanders’ lifelong career in public service and progressive track record as a …

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Michael Moore Endorses Bernie: “He Can Win This”

Politico reports: Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president in 2020, saying “he absolutely can win this.” Moore said a reason for his decision to support Sanders is the senator’s willingness to recognize that capitalism “is at the core” of a number of issues facing the country. “Why me for Bernie?” he said in …

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Tulsi Gabbard Vows No Independent White House Bid

“I’ve been very clear, I will not be leaving the Democratic party, I will not be running as an independent or a third-party candidate. “I am running as a Democrat to take our party back, away from the control of people like Hillary Clinton and the warmongering and corrupt, powerful establishment and return our party into the hands of the …

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Hillary: Russians Might Back Gabbard As Independent

The Washington Post reports: In a conversation on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast, Hillary Clinton suggested the Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians. She suggested Russia had kompromat on Trump. She accused 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein of being a “Russian asset.” And she suggested Russia might back Gabbard as a third-party candidate. “They’re …

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Dem Impeachment Memo: Keep The Messaging Simple

Axios reports: An internal impeachment polling memo, obtained by Axios, was sent to House Democrats Thursday night. Democrats’ national impeachment polling found “voters back a Democrat who supports an impeachment investigation over a Republican who opposes an impeachment investigation by 11 points.” Part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pre-impeachment calculus was thinking about how to protect her most vulnerable members …

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SURVEY: Vulnerable GOP Senators Continue To Slide

The Morning Consult reports: The most vulnerable Republican senators are not improving their standing in their home states ahead of a tough 2020 election cycle, while the field of potential Democratic challengers took shape and began to flex its muscle. Republicans representing Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Maine and Iowa all saw their net approval — the share of voters who …

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Bernie Shrugs Off Health Concerns At Debate [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: It was almost inevitable that questions around age and health would come up at Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate after Sen. Bernie Sanders’s heart attack, but he had not even been asked about his health when he volunteered information about his wellbeing: “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said, adding a quip. “We are going to be …

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Mayor Pete Takes Combative Stance At Debate [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Pete Buttigieg is better known for his cogent policy explanations than his political brawling. But in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Ohio, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., displayed a sudden feistiness toward his opponents, and not just the ones polling higher than him. He went after Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) on …

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Joe Biden Fiercely Defends His Son At Debate [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden offered a forceful defense of his son during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, saying voters should focus on President Donald Trump’s “corruption” instead of Hunter Biden’s previous work in Ukraine. “My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” Biden said during the debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. “I carried …

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Warren Draws Fire From All Sides At Debate [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The CNN/New York Times debate on Tuesday night revealed new dynamics in the Democratic presidential race: Senator Elizabeth Warren took sustained fire from multiple rivals, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. struggled to make an impact and Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other candidates were newly aggressive in making their points. For a candidate who …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate

The New York Times reports: Each of the 12 candidates onstage tonight will be looking for standout moments. But if history is a guide, avoiding the wrong kind of standout moment may be even more important. However superficial it may be, a gaffe at a debate can destroy a campaign. Just look at Rick Perry’s “oops” moment in 2011, when …

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