Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Mayor Pete Rips Warren On Donor “Purity Tests”

Politico reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday fired back at an attack from Sen. Elizabeth Warren the previous day, dismissing her criticism of his fundraising practices as a trivial “process purity test” while pointing to her recent shift on the issue. “The thing about these purity tests is, the people issuing them can’t even meet them. Right?” Buttigieg said during …

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Bernie Sanders Retracts Endorsement Of Cenk Uygur

Mediaite reports: The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur is running for Congress in California and yesterday he received an official endorsement from Bernie Sanders — an endorsement that has now been retracted. Since Uygur announced his candidacy for the seat held by former Congresswoman Katie Hill, he’s faced criticism for comments he’s made about women, while Sanders has been criticized …

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Labor Dispute Threatens Coming Democratic Debate, Sanders And Warren Say They Won’t Cross Picket Lines

Politico reports: Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on Friday threatened to skip the PBS NewsHour – POLITICO Debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles next week, asserting they would not cross the picket lines of campus workers locked in a labor dispute. UNITE HERE Local 11, a labor union representing 150 cashiers, cooks, dishwashers and servers …

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Mayor Pete: I Wish Trump Wasn’t Dreaming About Me

The Hill reports: Pete Buttigieg said Friday that he found it a little unsettling that President Trump is dreaming about him. “It did bother me when he said he dreams about me,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor quipped during a Washington Post Live event. “I don’t know exactly what goes on in this president’s dreams, but I’m certain that I …

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Soccer Icon Megan Rapinoe Endorses Elizabeth Warren

People Magazine reports: Elizabeth Warren‘s list of endorsements just got a little bit longer and a lot more athletic: Megan Rapinoe has picked the progressive Massachusetts senator as her choice for president in 2020. “I truly believe the best things in life are a result of being bold and being real,” Rapinoe wrote on Instagram Friday. “This extends to every …

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Trump May Dodge 2020 General Election Debates

The New York Times reports: President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 because of his misgivings about the commission that oversees them, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Mr. Trump has told advisers that he does not trust the Commission on Presidential Debates, the nonprofit entity that …

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SC Court Boots Suit Over Canceled GOP Primary

Fox News reports: A county judge in South Carolina has dismissed a lawsuit against the Palmetto State’s Republican Party over its decision to cancel a presidential primary next year. Richland County Circuit Judge Jocelyn Newman’s ruling effectively seals the near unanimous vote earlier this year by the state GOP’s executive committee to forgo its “First in the South” primary status …

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Cory Booker Fails To Qualify For Next Dem Debate

Reuters reports: Cory Booker will try to keep his presidential hopes alive by doubling down on the early voting state of Iowa, despite failing to qualify for next week’s Democratic debate, his campaign said on Thursday. Booker failed to make the cut for the Dec. 19 debate because of low poll numbers. Only seven of the 15 remaining Democratic candidates …

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Billionaire Bloomberg Pledges “War On Poverty”

The Associated Press reports: Michael Bloomberg took his Democratic presidential campaign to California on Wednesday, pledging to launch a “war on poverty” at an event in a city once known as the nation’s foreclosure capital. “As president, my job will be to move all Americans ahead, and that includes committing our country to new and innovative ways to combat poverty. …

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New Hampshire Poll: Biden And Buttigieg In Dead Heat

New Hampshire’s WBUR reports: A WBUR poll released Wednesday shows that former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg are in a dead heat in New Hampshire. When asked who’d they vote for if New Hampshire’s Democratic primary was today, 18 percent of likely Democratic voters said Buttigieg, while 17 percent said Biden. Sen. Bernie Sanders …

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Vulnerable House Dems To Get $10M From Bloomberg

Reuters reports: Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million Thursday to defend vulnerable Democratic House members against paid Republican attacks on their support for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The money, which is meant to even an arms race on the 2020 congressional battlefield, was cheered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has been fielding concerns from some …

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Joe Biden Signals That He’d Only Serve One Term

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s top advisers and prominent Democrats outside the Biden campaign have recently revived a long-running debate whether Biden should publicly pledge to serve only one term, with Biden himself signaling to aides that he will serve only a single term. While the option of making a public pledge remains available, Biden has for now …

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Andrew Yang Qualifies For Next Democratic Debate

The New York Times reports: The entrepreneur Andrew Yang has qualified for next week’s Democratic debate, bringing the lineup to seven and ensuring that the candidates onstage will not all be white, though the lineup still does not include any black or Latino candidates. A national Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday showed Mr. Yang at 4 percent. He needed to reach …

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Schumer To 2020 WH Dems: Senate Trial Comes First

CBS News reports: President Trump’s trial could tie up senators on the Senate floor for the entire month of January, right before the first contest of the Democratic primary calendar scheduled in Iowa for Feb. 3. With the possibility of close votes on procedural questions such as what witnesses should be called to the Senate floor, Schumer says colleagues should …

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23rd House Republican Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

Yahoo News reports: Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term, saying he never meant to spend more than eight years in Congress. Democrats seized upon the news as a sign of weakening morale among the GOP. Yoho, who aligned himself with the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party and has been …

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Right Wing Media Group Files FEC Complaint Against Bloomberg News Over Pullback On Dem Candidates

Just in via press release: On Monday, The Media Research Center (MRC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Bloomberg LP, the owner of Bloomberg News, Michael Bloomberg and Mike Bloomberg 2020, Inc. The complaint maintains that the policy adopted by Bloomberg News to omit investigating Mike Bloomberg and the other Democratic presidential candidates while continuing to …

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Warren Unveils Environmental “Blue New Deal”

Axios reports: Elizabeth Warren is out with new plans to speed up offshore wind projects, expand marine sanctuaries, and bolster use of oceans to soak up carbon emissions. Driving the news: Those are three pillars of the far wider “Blue New Deal” — a riff on the “Green New Deal” concept — on ocean policy that the Democratic White House …

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TEXAS: H.W. Bush Grandson Launches US House Bid

NPR reports: Pierce Bush, the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, says he’s running for Congress in Texas. Bush joins a crowded GOP field in Texas’ 22nd congressional district, a seat currently held by retiring Republican Rep. Pete Olson. At least 14 other Republicans are running in the GOP primary for this suburban Houston district, which will likely also …

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Mayor Pete To Open Fundraisers, Disclose Donors

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that he will open his private, high-dollar fundraisers to the press and publicly disclose the names of his top financial supporters within the week, amid pressure from Elizabeth Warren. Buttigieg and Warren have traded attacks on campaign transparency in recent days: On Sunday night, Warren announced she earned $1.9 million over decades of corporate …

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Marianne Williamson Claims Trump Pardoned Manson

Mediaite reports: Author and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson slammed President Donald Trump for purportedly pardoning the late murderous cult leader Charles Manson on Monday, after falling for a fake news story. “There is something deeply sinister about Trump pardoning Charles Manson, even posthumously. Dog whistles of the very worst possible kind,” posted Williamson, before deleting the denouncement. “I …

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