Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Trump Campaign Desperate To “Smoke Out” Biden

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign, recognizing that he’ll lose to himself if November’s election is a referendum on him, is trying to flush Joe Biden into open combat by challenging him to more debates, taunting him as “Hidin’ Biden,” and posing a “Question of the day for Joe Biden.” Expect more of this. The Trump campaign is getting very frustrated …

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Obama Raises $7.6M For Biden In Virtual Fundraiser

Deadline reports: Former president Barack Obama headlined his first fundraiser for Joe Biden on Tuesday, at an event that raised $7.6 million for his former vice president’s campaign. That is the most money raised for at any Biden event this cycle. With 175,000 donors chipping in, Obama and Biden appeared virtually before thousands of donors. Obama criticized his successor, but …

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Dozens Of GOP Former Security Officials To Back Biden

Reuters reports: Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, people familiar with the effort said, in a further sign that President Donald Trump has alienated some members of his own party. The group will publicly endorse Biden in the coming weeks and its members plan to campaign …

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Kentucky Closes 95% Of Primary Day Polling Stations

Newsweek reports: Kentucky has slashed the number of polling locations for Tuesday’s primary elections, a situation voting rights advocates say could have “disastrous” effects. There will be just 170 in-person polling stations across the Commonwealth on June 23—a major drop from the standard 3,700 sites usually made available for voters. The decrease comes as state officials heavily encourage residents to …

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Biden Commits To Three Debates With Trump In Fall

The Washington Post reports: Joe Biden’s campaign on Monday committed to three scheduled debates with President Trump in September and October and criticized the president for taking varied positions on whether and how many debates he would participate in. The campaign’s letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates, obtained by The Washington Post and written by Biden campaign manager Jen …

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Joe Biden Officially Forms White House Transition Team

CNN reports: Joe Biden has officially formed a transition team that will be led by former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, a longtime Biden adviser who also led his transition as vice president in 2008, a Biden campaign aide confirmed to CNN. This team is a preliminary group that will focus on developing the infrastructure of the transition effort. The full …

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Politico: Christians For Biden May Be Deciding Factor

Politico reports: Biden, a lifelong Catholic, has performed better in recent polling among white evangelicals — and other religious groups — than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did in 2016, and is widely perceived as more religious than the current White House occupant. A Pew Research study conducted earlier this year showed that a majority of U.S. adults (63 percent) …

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REPORT: Republican Insiders Fear “Historic Wipeout”

Vice News reports: President Trump’s poll numbers have never been worse, and Republicans are starting to panic that he could be headed to a historic wipeout that could drag the rest of the party down with him. And Republicans privately admit things look just as bad at the local level. More than a half-dozen GOP strategists working on Senate and …

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops Out Of Biden’s Veepstakes

CNN reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday night removed herself from consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate, citing the ongoing national discussion about racial injustice and police brutality to suggest the former vice president should choose a woman of color. “This is a historic moment, and America must seize on this moment. And I truly believe as, I actually …

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Biden’s Lead Widens to +12 In Fox News National Poll

Fox News reports: In the head-to-head matchup, the poll finds Biden leads Trump by a 50-38 percent margin. That 12-point advantage is statistically significant, and up from Biden’s 8-point lead last month (48-40 percent). Independents prefer Biden over Trump by 39-17 percent, but another 43 percent are undecided or supporting someone else. Biden’s lead comes from the backing of black …

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Biden Campaign Launches $15M Swing State Ad Blitz

Politico reports: Former vice president Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is launching its first advertising blitz of the general election — a $15 million dollar television, digital, radio and print effort that will focus on six swing states President Trump carried in 2016. The presumptive Democratic nominee is putting up ads for five weeks in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania …

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Axios: Tulsa Rally To Be “Massive Pro-Trump Festival”

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign plans to turn this weekend’s Tulsa rally into a massive pro-Trump festival complete with musical acts, and it’s flying in high-profile backers and camera crews to show the world the fervency of his supporters. Details: Organizers are leasing a jet to fly in surrogates the night before and multiple film crews are being brought in …

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Biden Widens Lead To +13 In New Reuters National Poll

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump – the widest margin this year – according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality. In the June 10-16 poll, 48% of registered voters said they would back Biden, …

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McConnell: I’ll Still Be GOP Leader If We Lose Majority

All of this assumes McTurtle even keeps his seat: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he intends to stay on as Republican leader even if his party loses control of the upper chamber in November. Asked if he intends to seek the GOP leader spot in the next Congress even if Republicans lose the majority, McConnell …

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POLL: Biden +17 In Swing States Trump Won In 2016

Just in via press release: Donald Trump won the last election despite losing the popular vote by 3 points. However, our data suggests he has a bigger hill to climb this year, as he trails the presumptive Democratic nominee by 14 points among registered voters (49%-35%). Among those most likely to vote (63% of the sample who say they are …

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Majority Say Trump Is Racist, Failure Or Below Average

Mediaite reports: Trump has gotten a lot of bad polling news recently, as his approval ratings have cratered and his general election opponent Joe Biden has widened his lead over the incumbent. A new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll is arguably worse news for Trump, as the results cut at his character and place in American history. When directly asked “Do you …

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Anti-Trump Ad Resurfaces Lindsey Graham’s Attacks

Never Trumpers make the best anti-Trump ads: A GOP group released a new ad Friday showing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) previously praising former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and calling out President Trump. The ad, released by the coalition Republican Voters Against Trump, begins with footage of Graham appearing on CNN in 2015. Graham, who was running for president at …

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Trump Claims He’ll Leave Peacefully If He Doesn’t Win

Politico reports: President Donald Trump sought to brush aside fears he might not leave office willingly if November’s election doesn’t go his way. “Certainly, if I don’t win, I don’t win,” he told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner in an interview that aired Friday night. If he doesn’t win the election, Trump continued, “you go on, do other things.” Though the …

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Biden’s Veep List Narrows: Harris, Warren, Rice, Others

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden’s search committee has narrowed the choices to as few as six serious contenders after initial interviews. Those still …

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Biden Rips Trump Campaign’s COVID Rally Disclaimer

NBC News reports: Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump on Friday for his decision to hold campaign rallies during the coronavirus pandemic while making attendees acknowledge that they could get sick by coming. “And now he’s having a rally on Juneteenth,” Biden said on a call. “All the people coming to the rally have to sign a piece of paper …

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