Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Poll: Impeachment Likely To Boost Black Voter Turnout

Axios reports: A majority of black Americans are more interested in voting in the 2020 presidential election than they were in 2016, according to a national survey of 1200 black voters and non-voters. Black voter turnout declined significantly in 2016 nationally and in key swing states, ultimately contributing to Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump. New details from focus groups …

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Joe Biden Open To Nominating Obama To SCOTUS

The New York Times reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told reporters on Saturday he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court “if he’d take it.” “Biden asked here in Washington, Iowa, if he would ever nominate former President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. ‘If he’d take it, yes,’” reported Wall Street Journal reporter Ken …

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Tulsi Gabbard: Impeachment Will Only Embolden Trump

ABC News reports: Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spoke candidly on Saturday about her controversial decision to vote “present” during last week’s formal impeachment vote, adding she feared the impeachment of President Donald Trump would only “embolden” him and increase his chance for reelection. “I think impeachment, unfortunately, will only further embolden Donald Trump, increase his support and the likelihood that …

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Joe Biden Leads Dem Field In New Fox News Poll

Fox News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden remains Democratic primary voters’ preferred presidential candidate, as a Fox News Poll released Sunday shows more think he is capable of beating President Trump than feel that way about any of his main competitors — and he performs best in potential 2020 matchups. Seventy-seven percent of Democratic primary voters think Biden can …

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Spotify Drops Political Ads: We Can’t Review Them

Ad Age reports: Spotify is suspending the sale of political advertising on its platform, the company told Ad Age Friday. Spotify said in a statement that it will pause political advertising in early 2020 across its ad-supported tier—which boasts nearly 130 million users. “At this point in time, we do not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our …

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Warren Campaign Warns Of Dip In Q4 Fundraising

CNBC reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign told supporters in an email on Friday that, so far, it has raised just over $17 million in the fourth quarter, a significant drop from her fundraising haul during the third quarter. The memo asks backers to step up in giving to the campaign. Warren finished the third quarter bringing in $24.6 million, which …

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Michael Moore: Trump Would Win Election Held Today

Real Clear Politics reports: In an interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Michael Moore said if the election were held today that President Trump would win a second term. However, Moore predicted the Democratic candidate for president would win the popular vote count by 4 to 5 million people. Moore warned the “problem” is support for Trump in the …

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Democrats Brace For Long, Brutal Primary Season

Talking Points Memo reports: Democrats are bracing for a long, drawn-out primary season. With just six weeks until the Iowa caucuses, some Democrats say they don’t expect a likely nominee to emerge anytime soon after early-voting states hold their contests. Instead, they’re preparing for a bruising four-way match-up that could drag on for months as candidates compete for the chance …

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Gabbard Campaign Has Unique Focus On Billboards

NBC News reports: For presidential candidates, maintaining a steady presence in the critical early voting states can be challenging. But voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina see Rep. Tulsi Gabbard all the time — in the form of billboards and lawn signs. Gabbard has spent $678,790 on billboards alone in the first three quarters of this year. No …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Has Already Spent $120M On Ads

Reuters reports: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reportedly spent about $120 million in digital and television ads since joining the presidential race last month. The billionaire candidate is targeting large Super Tuesday states such as California and Texas, spending more than $13 million in each of those states. Bloomberg has already outspent all of his competitors. Billionaire Tom Steyer …

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More Rumblings About Tulsi Gabbard As 2020 Spoiler

Yahoo News reports: It is not exactly breaking news that Tulsi Gabbard will not win the Democratic presidential nomination. Since announcing her candidacy in January, the U.S. House member from Hawaii has never polled higher than 2 percent. That may not stop Gabbard from mounting a third-party bid and having a major impact on the 2020 election, and one person …

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Politico: Dem Insiders Say Bernie Could Win Nomination

Politico reports: Suddenly, Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is being taken seriously. For months the Vermont senator was written off by Democratic Party insiders as a candidate with a committed but ultimately narrow base who was too far left to win the primary. Elizabeth Warren had skyrocketed in the polls and seemed to be leaving him behind in the race to …

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Bloomberg Used Prisoner Labor For Phone Calls

Reuters reports: Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday said his campaign had unknowingly used prison workers to make telephone calls on his behalf. Bloomberg, who last month entered the Democratic Party race to face Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, said the campaign had ended its relationship with a company that used prison labor for …

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Trump “100%” Backs Reelection Of Sen. Susan Collins

The Portland Press Herald reports: Denouncing him for mocking the vulnerable and attacking “ethnic and religious minorities,” in 2016 Susan Collins wrote in House Speaker Paul Ryan instead, a choice that didn’t even register in the final results since the Wisconsin Republicans hadn’t registered as any sort of candidate in Maine. But it appears that Trump, unusually for him, isn’t …

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Survey: Biden +7 Over Trump With Millionaires

CNBC reports: Asked which candidate they support for president in 2020, 36% of millionaires named Trump, up from 32% in May, according to the Q4 CNBC Millionaire Survey. The second-favorite candidate is former Vice President Joe Biden, with 14%. Still, their support for Trump — and their all-important donor dollars — depends in large part on who he faces in …

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Trump PAC Spends Big On Ads For Turncoat Dem

Politico reports: A super PAC supporting President Donald Trump began airing ads in South Jersey last week, boosting U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew immediately after the congressman formally switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. The 30-second ad began airing Dec. 21, the super PAC announced on Twitter. It praises Van Drew for “standing by President Trump rather than …

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Warren Jabs Mayor Pete On Donors In New Ad

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released a new TV ad targeting Washington corruption and pledging not to sell ambassadorships, a line of attack she leveled against South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) during Thursday’s primary debate. In the 30-second video spot that was posted Friday to YouTube and is set to air in Iowa, Warren …

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Bloomberg Pouring Millions Into His New Tech Firm

CNBC reports: Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is pouring tens of millions of dollars from his vast personal fortune into his campaign. A piece of it is going to an unknown digital business called Hawkfish — which Bloomberg himself founded during the spring. Hawkfish will be the “primary digital agency and technology services provider for the campaign,” Julie Wood, a Bloomberg …

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Trump Campaign Battles Scam “Trump” Fundraising

Politico reports: As President Donald Trump raises money for his reelection campaign, he’s competing for cash with a growing mass of pro-Trump PACs, dark money groups and off-brand Facebook advertisers neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Trump’s campaign, which have pulled in over $46 million so far. The groups mimic Trump’s brand in the way they look and feel. They …

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Trump Camp Claims $10M Haul After Impeach Vote

The Rising reports: An official for President Trump’s 2020 campaign said Friday that it has raised $10 million over the course of two days following the historic impeachment vote in the House this week. “Every time the Democrats in the media into a frenzy like they did on Wednesday with the vote, we collect more data — we have greater …

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