Tag Archives: 2020 elections

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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Amy Klobuchar Reports $11.4M Q4 Fundraising Haul

Politico reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar raised $11.4 million in the final three months of 2019, her strongest fundraising quarter since launching her presidential campaign. The Minnesota Democrat posted strong debate performances throughout the fall, which helped boost her fundraising as well as her performance in polls. The fourth-quarter haul gives her the financial heft to try to turn that into …

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Joe Biden Reports $22.7M Fundraising Haul For Q4

The New York Times reports: Joe Biden said on Thursday that he had raised $22.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a significant improvement from his lackluster fund-raising performance in the previous three months. Mr. Biden’s total, for the period from October through December, far exceeded the $15.7 million that he had raised during the third quarter. It was …

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NYC’s Public Advocate Endorses Bernie Sanders

The New York Daily News reports: New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Thursday announced his endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary. The progressive New York Democrat pushed Sanders as a candidate who will fight for “transformational change” for all Americans. “It’s critically important to have someone like Bernie Sanders as the next President …

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Bernie Sanders Rules Out Republican Running Mate

Mediaite reports: Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ruled out the possibility of a Republican running mate in response to a question about former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent answer to a hypothetical to that effect. “The former vice president mused about having a Republican vice presidential on his ticket,” the reporter said, and asked “is that …

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Marianne Williamson Lays Off Entire Campaign Staff

New Hampshire’s WMUR reports: Marianne Williamson, who has been campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination on a message of love and has been urging voters to “join the evolution,” has laid off her entire staff in New Hampshire and nationally, sources close to the campaign confirmed to WMUR on Thursday. The spiritual author and lecturer joined the race in January …

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Bloomberg Declines To File For Nevada Caucus

Reuters reports: Nevada Democrats will not be able to caucus for Michael Bloomberg next month. The former New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate failed to file with the Nevada State Democratic Party by a Jan. 1 deadline, the party announced Thursday morning. Bloomberg is intending to bypass the four early voting states, including Nevada, which will be third …

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Tulsi Gabbard Reports $3.4 Million In Q4 Fundraising

Politico reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) raised $3.4 million in the final quarter of 2019, a slight improvement over her third quarter numbers that nevertheless leaves her well behind the Democratic primary’s fundraising leaders. Gabbard is one of four Democrats who have already announced their fundraising totals for the last three months of 2019. She trails Bernie Sanders (who raised …

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BREAKING: Julian Castro Ends Presidential Campaign

NBC News reports: Former Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Thursday. Castro made the announcement in a campaign video, which was first published by The New York Times. “I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together. We’ve shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up …

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IOWA: US House Rep Endorses Biden Ahead Of Caucus

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden has landed a high-profile endorsement for his presidential bid as Rep. Abby Finkenauer becomes the first member of the Iowa congressional delegation to take sides in the Democratic nominating contest. Finkenauer, a first-term House member from a district Donald Trump won in 2016, will campaign with Biden this weekend, with less than four weeks …

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Impeachment Spurs Big $46 Million Quarter For Trump

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign raised $46 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a major haul that was boosted by a surge of donations in the wake of the Democrats’ impeachment bid, a senior campaign official said on Thursday. The sum gives Trump a fundraising edge over a host of Democrats battling for their party’s nomination, with …

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Andrew Yang Raises Strong $16.5M In Fourth Quarter

The New York Times reports: The entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign said Thursday that he had raised $16.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a considerable sum that represents his best total for a three-month period to date and is likely to put him among the Democratic field’s top five fund-raisers. The $16.5 million raised from October to December …

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