Tag Archives: 2020 elections

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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Bernie’s Bucks Give Campaign Advantage During Trial

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders’ war chest, including his field-leading $34.5 million haul in the last quarter of 2019, allows him flexibility that other contenders can’t match — including the use of private jets to ferry him back and forth for late rallies in early states. “They’re not going to be meeting at night [for the trial], so we can …

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DNC Debate Stage Winnowed To Just Five Candidates

Politico reports: The Democratic presidential debate stage is set to shrink again next week. Only five candidates so far have earned spots in the Jan. 14 CNN/Des Moines Register debate in Iowa: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Tom Steyer, Andrew Yang and Cory Booker will all watch from the sidelines unless they see polling …

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Lindsey Graham’s Challenger Raises $3.5 Million In Q4

The Hill reports: South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison on Monday announced that he raised more than $3.5 million in the last three months as he campaigns to unseat Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. Harrison faces a tough challenge against the three-term senator, but the Democrat’s campaign is touting the fourth quarter fundraising as the most any South Carolina Democratic challenger has …

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BREAKING: Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren

San Antonio’s CBS News affiliate reports: Shortly after dropping out of the presidential race, Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro is throwing his name behind one of the remaining candidates. The former Housing and Urban Development Secretary tweeted a video endorsing Senator Elizabeth Warren Monday morning. “Elizabeth and I share a vision of America where everyone counts. An America where …

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Bloomberg Preps For Super Tuesday With 500 Hires

NBC News reports: Michael Bloomberg is wasting no time building out his campaign’s ground game, with 500 organizers and staff in more than 30 states, including all 14 of the delegate-rich Super Tuesday states, his campaign told NBC News. The ramp-up — both in staff and in spending on TV ads — has been quick. Just six weeks after he …

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Lincoln Chaffee Files WH Bid As Libertarian Candidate

CNN reports: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for president as a libertarian in what appears to be a new long-shot White House bid following his failed campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Chafee filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission Sunday to form the Lincoln Chafee for President campaign committee based in Wyoming. A …

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Bernie +2 Over Biden In CBS Poll

CBS News reports: Bernie Sanders has support of 27 percent of primary voters in New Hampshire, a state he carried in his 2016 presidential bid, according to a CBS poll released Sunday. Former Vice President Joe Biden closely trails Sanders by 2 points, at 25 percent, which is within the poll’s 5.3 percentage point margin of error, while Sen. Elizabeth …

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Bloomberg Ties Warren For Third In New National Poll

The Hill reports: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw a 6-point bump in the latest Hill-HarrisX survey of the Democratic presidential primary. The nationwide poll, which was released Friday, shows Bloomberg up from 5 percent to 11 percent support for the nomination nationally. The former New York City mayor is now in a dead heat for third place …

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Cory Booker Reports $6.6 Million In Q4 Fundraising

Axios reports: Sen. Cory Booker’s campaign said Friday it raised $6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019. While the Q4 sum is the biggest the Booker campaign has collected during his presidential run, it is still smaller than the majority of his 2020 rivals who have thus far announced their numbers for the quarter. Where he stands: Vermont Sen. …

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Joe Biden +13 Over Bernie Sanders In New National Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls by double digits a month ahead of the Iowa caucuses, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill. The poll shows Biden registering 30 percent support among Democrats nationally. In a relatively distant second place is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who notched …

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26th House Republican Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

Roll Call reports: Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe, the ranking Republican on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, will not run for reelection in 2020, opening up a solidly Republican seat. “As someone who practiced medicine for over 30 years, I said I would serve five or six terms because I never intended this job to be a second career,” Roe said …

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Elizabeth Warren Raised $21.2M In Fourth Quarter

The New York Times reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts raised $21.2 million for her presidential campaign in the fourth quarter of 2019, her team announced on Friday, a slight dip from the previous quarter and behind three of her top rivals for the Democratic nomination. The total raised by Ms. Warren in the final three months of the year …

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