Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Klobuchar Raises $1M During Strong Debate Showing

The Hill reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) touted on Friday that her presidential campaign had raised $1 million since the start of the primary debate in New Hampshire. Klobuchar, in her Twitter post, also urged supporters to help her hit $2 million by midnight. Friday night’s financial boost for Klobuchar comes after what appears to be a fifth-place showing in …

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LIVE VIDEO: Democrats Debate In New Hampshire

USA Today reports: After weeks of all eyes on Iowa, it’s time for New Hampshire’s turn in the spotlight. Seven Democratic presidential candidates are taking the debate stage Friday in Manchester, New Hampshire, at St. Anselm College’s Thomas F. Sullivan Arena. The debate will be the first one since January, and will be the first one since issues surrounding the …

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CNN: Pro-Sanders Bullies Are “Swarming” His Critics

CNN reports: More than a dozen social media users spoke to CNN about their experiences with bullying by Sanders supporters. They described threats against family members, the creation of imposter accounts that resembled their own and what some described as being “swarmed,” where barrages of vitriol filled their Twitter feeds and inboxes for days after they posted something critical of …

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Record 80% Of Eligible Californians Registered To Vote

Courthouse News reports: At a record 20.4 million voters, California officials announced Thursday over 80% of the state’s eligible voters are registered to vote in next month’s Super Tuesday primary – the highest rate for a presidential primary since 1952. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla says there are currently over 3 million more registered voters compared to a similar …

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Biden Shakes Up Campaign Leadership After Iowa Flop

The New York Times reports: Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and top adviser to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is taking on an expanded role in his campaign as he seeks a reset after a disastrous fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. “She will be working closely with us on campaign strategy and overall coordination on budget …

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Sanders: Pete Buttigieg Is In The Pocket Of Billionaires

The Washington Examiner reports: Bernie Sanders debuted a new offensive against Pete Buttigieg as the pair vie for front-runner status in New Hampshire. “I like Pete Buttigieg, nice guy, but we are in a moment where billionaires control not only our economy but our political life,” he said after reading news headlines about the mayor’s acceptance of high-dollar donations. His …

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Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Ends Presidential Bid

The Washington Post reports: Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman who last year announced a primary challenge to President Donald Trump, has ended his long-shot bid for the Republican nomination, he said on CNN Friday morning. Walsh, a tea party activist who hosted a conservative talk radio show, once supported Trump but became one of the most prominent Republican voices …

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Trump’s Former Navy Secretary To Endorse Bloomberg

NBC News reports: Richard Spencer, the Navy secretary fired from the Trump administration after he opposed the president’s intervention in the discipline of a SEAL accused of murder, will endorse Democrat Mike Bloomberg during an appearance with the candidate in Norfolk, Virginia, on Friday, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Spencer, who also briefly served as President Donald Trump’s acting defense …

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Sanders And Buttigieg Tied In New Hampshire Poll

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential hopeful and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s support has surged in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s primary, according to a new WBZ/Boston Globe/Suffolk University daily tracking poll released on Thursday night. Buttigieg’s support shot up four points to 23 percent in the state over the past 24 hours, according to the survey. …

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Associated Press “Unable” To Declare Winner In Iowa

The Associated Press reports: The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses. With 97% of precincts reporting from Monday’s caucuses, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by three state delegate equivalents out of 2,098 counted. That is a margin of 0.14 percentage points. However, even …

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Andrew Yang Fires Dozens After Poor Iowa Showing

Politico reports: Andrew Yang’s campaign fired dozens of staffers this week after an abysmal finish in the Iowa caucuses, according to four former staffers who were let go. Among those dismissed were the national political and policy directors of the campaign, as well as the deputy national political director — all senior-level positions. The people who were fired worked across …

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Sanders Claims “Very Strong Victory” In Iowa [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Three days after the Iowa caucuses, with 97 percent of precincts reporting, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declared a victory in the first-in-the-nation nominating state, though no winner has been officially named. Speaking at his campaign’s New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester, Sanders noted that his campaign was winning the popular initial vote “by some 6,000 votes.” “What …

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Sanders Raised Eye-Popping $25 Million Just In January

CNBC reports: Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign raked in a whopping $25 million in January alone and will use the haul to bankroll ads and staff across the critical Super Tuesday slate. The Vermont senator raised more in January than in any other month in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, his campaign said in announcing the haul Thursday. It added that …

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New Poll Shows Top Five Democrats All Beating Trump

Newsweek reports: New poll results from Morning Consult released Monday showed all five of the leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination defeating President Donald Trump in hypothetical match-ups. Mike Bloomberg, an entrepreneur and the former mayor of New York City, had the greatest lead over Trump. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they would vote for him if he were …

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Buttigieg’s Slim Lead Erodes As 96% Of Iowa Reports

CNN reports: Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders are separated by the slimmest of margins in the latest update to Iowa’s Democratic caucus results. A fresh round of results around 12:15 a.m. ET Thursday showed the former mayor’s state delegate equivalent lead down to 3 over the Vermont senator. Sanders, meanwhile, maintained a lead of more than 2,000 votes in …

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Buttigieg Holds Iowa Lead With 86% Now Reporting

CBS News reports: On Wednesday, Pete Buttigieg held onto his delegate lead in the Iowa caucuses with 86% of precincts reporting. As of 5:30 p.m., Buttigieg had 26.6% of delegates and Sanders was close behind, with 25.4%. Next, in third place, Warren had 18.3%, Biden had 15.9% and Klobuchar had 12%. The state party is releasing results on a rolling …

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Buttigieg Holds Slim Lead With 71% Of Iowa Reporting

Reuters reports: Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont remain in a tight battle for the lead in the Iowa caucuses following a new round of results released late Tuesday night. After a daylong delay, the Iowa Democratic Party has now made public 71% of results from all 99 Iowa counties. Buttigieg holds a …

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Rhode Island Gov Endorses Bloomberg, First Gov Nod

The Associated Press reports: Billionaire presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg snagged his first endorsement from a governor on Wednesday, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo called him the right leader to take on President Donald Trump. Raimondo, a longtime political ally of Bloomberg’s, was due to appear with him at a morning event in Providence to officially endorse him, the Bloomberg …

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South Carolina GOP To Boost Sanders In Primary

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: A group of prominent Upstate Republicans is preparing to launch a wide-scale effort this week to encourage GOP voters across South Carolina to vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Feb. 29 Democratic primary, The Post and Courier has learned. The Republican plan to impact the Democratic race, emerging just weeks before the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Iowa Dems Release Some Caucus Results

The Guardian reports: The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) told the presidential campaigns on Tuesday to expect that a “majority” of the caucus results will be released at 5 p.m. EST, according to a source on the call. IDP communications director Mandy McClure followed up with a statement, saying that the rest of the results will be released …

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