Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Bloomberg: I’m Spending All My Money To Beat Trump

Reuters reports: Michael Bloomberg told Reuters he is ready to spend much of his vast fortune to oust Republican President Donald Trump from the White House in 2020, rejecting criticism from rivals for the Democratic nomination that the billionaire is trying to buy the U.S. election. “Number one priority is to get rid of Donald Trump. I’m spending all my …

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Sanders Campaign Chair: Biden Has Let Down Blacks

From an op-ed in South Carolina’s The State: In choosing between the two Democratic Party candidates atop the polls, African American voters have a consequential decision to make: Will our community side with former Vice President Joe Biden, who has repeatedly betrayed black voters to side with Republican lawmakers and undermine our progress? Or will we stand with Vermont Sen. …

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Sanders Campaign Rips Warren As Favorite Of Elitists

Politico reports: The non-aggression pact between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren is seriously fraying. Sanders’ campaign has begun stealthily attacking Warren as a candidate of the upper crust who could not expand the Democratic base in a general election, according to talking points his campaign is using to persuade voters obtained by POLITICO. The script instructs Sanders volunteers to tell …

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TEXAS: Armed Trump Cultists Protest Outside “Day One” Launch Of Michael Bloomberg’s Bus Tour [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Mike Bloomberg slammed President Trump – as well as his Democratic rivals – Saturday as he kicked off what he called “Day One” of his run for the White House. “Unlike everyone else in this race, I think what’s important is beating Donald Trump,” he told about 45 supporters at a restaurant in San Antonio. …

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POLL: Biden +28 Over Sanders Among Black Democrats

The Washington Post reports: Former vice president Joe Biden is far and away the favored candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination among black Americans, boosted by his personal popularity, his service in the Obama administration and perceptions that he is best equipped to defeat President Trump, according to a national Washington Post-Ipsos poll. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) occupies second place …

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POLL: Majority Say Trump’s Airstrike Made US Less Safe

USA Today reports: Americans by more than 2-1 said the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani has made the United States less safe, a nationwide USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, amid broad concerns about the potential consequences ahead. A majority of those surveyed, by 52%-34%, called President Donald Trump’s behavior with Iran “reckless.” Americans were divided on the wisdom of the …

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New Iowa Poll: Bernie Leads, Big Drop For Mayor Pete

CNN reports: Iowa’s likely caucusgoers are closely divided between four top candidates just weeks out from the Democratic caucuses, a new CNN/Des Moines Register/Mediacom poll shows. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the rise as other top competitors hold steady or lose ground. Sanders (20%), Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (17%), former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (16%) and former …

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Tulsi Gabbard: I Appear On Fox So Trump Will Hear Me

The Rising reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is doubling down on her defense over appearing on Fox News, saying it gives her a platform to speak to millions of people — including President Trump — on a hot-button issues. The 2020 presidential hopeful has frequently stood up for her appearances on the network, saying on Thursday that it is “important …

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Trump Campaign Shifts Attack Focus To Bernie Sanders

Buzzfeed News reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is beginning to aggressively attack a rising threat to his power: Bernie Sanders. Until now, the Trump campaign has focused much of its messaging on former vice president Joe Biden. The Trump campaign put out two statements centered on Sanders this week, and the Vermont senator was at the top of the …

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Marianne Williamson Ends Presidential Campaign

Just in via press release: I ran for president to help forge another direction for our country. I wanted to discuss things I felt needed to be discussed that otherwise were not. I feel that we have done that. I stayed in the race to take advantage of every possible effort to share our message. With caucuses and primaries now …

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Report: Trump Ordered Strike Over Impeachment Fears

The Hill reports: President Trump said his order to launch the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani came amid pressure from Senate Republicans he views as key allies in his upcoming impeachment trial, the Wall Street Journal reported and New York Times reported this week. The articles did not name the GOP senators, but many of Trump’s allies …

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Near Three-Way Tie In Latest New Hampshire Poll

Courthouse News reports: Pete Buttigieg is holding a slight lead among Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, according to a Thursday poll from Monmouth University in what has become a tightened, four-way race. Democratic voters polled 20% for the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, 19% for former Vice President Joe Biden, 18% for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders …

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Bloomberg’s “Army” To Support Nominee If He Loses

NBC News reports: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s massive campaign apparatus and an army of some 500 staffers will march on through the general election in November even if he loses the Democratic nomination, campaign officials tell NBC News, shifting their efforts toward working to elect whomever the party selects to face President Donald Trump. Bloomberg’s vast tech operation …

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Tom Steyer Qualifies For Next Democratic Debate

NPR reports: Billionaire activist Tom Steyer on Thursday likely became the latest candidate to qualify after two Fox News polls from Nevada and South Carolina showed him in the double digits. Steyer has been spending millions of dollars in early states to boost his chances. That means he will join the other five candidates who had already qualified: former Vice …

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CA Gov Won’t Call Election To Replace Felon GOP Rep

Politico reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter’s San Diego-area seat will remain vacant until 2021 once Hunter steps aside, potentially undercutting the GOP’s prospects for holding the district. While Hunter pleaded guilty to misusing campaign funds in December, he waited until Monday to formally set his resignation date for next week. Now California Gov. Gavin Newsom has confirmed he will not call …

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KANSAS: Dems See Opening To Flip US Senate Seat

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Democrats may have their best shot in decades to win a Senate seat in 2020, lifted by a flood of money and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s apparent exit from from the state’s political scene. Democrat Barbara Bollier’s campaign announced Tuesday it raised more than $1.1 million in the final three months of 2019, …

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Bloomberg To Speak At Abrams’ Voting Rights Summit

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: White House hopeful Mike Bloomberg will take part in a voting rights summit in Atlanta on Friday organized by the group Stacey Abrams launched after her 2018 campaign for governor. The former New York mayor will join Abrams at the invite-only event launched by Fair Fight 2020. State Sen. Nikema Williams, chairwoman of the state Democratic …

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Bloomberg Under Fire For Shrugging Off Debates

Politico reports: Mike Bloomberg is starting to take heat from Democratic rivals for running an imperial campaign: Using his personal fortune to finance an infinite stream of TV ads while refusing to engage his opponents and defend his record on a live debate stage. To that he says: Too bad. At a campaign stop here, the former New York mayor …

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Trump Campaign Planning $10M Super Bowl Ad Buy

ABC News reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign will spend $10 million on a television ad during the Super Bowl next month as the president ramps up his push for a second term. The campaign bought 60 seconds of commercial time during the Feb. 2 blockbuster event for an ad or ads that are expected to be aired earlier in the …

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Pete Buttigieg To Hold Town Hall On Fox News

The Hill reports: FOX News will host a town hall with former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on January 26th from Des Moines, Iowa. The town hall, which will be moderated by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace, comes one week before the Iowa caucuses. “We are pleased to host Mayor Buttigieg for the second time this election cycle …

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