Tag Archives: 2020 elections

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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Former Philly Mayor To Chair Bloomberg Campaign

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Two former big-city mayors named Michael will be hitting the 2020 campaign trail together. Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will be national political chair of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign, Nutter said today — a prominent addition to the growing network of mayors who support Bloomberg’s late entry into the Democratic race. To date, Bloomberg, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sixth Democratic Presidential Debate

Politico reports: The mythology of presidential debates is all about fateful moments — clever lines or terrible blunders or cutting exchanges that unfold in seconds but live in memory for decades. The best examples still echo: Ronald Reagan stealing the show in a Republican primary debate in 1980 by saying he paid for that microphone, Lloyd Bentsen in 1988 telling …

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IOWA: Mayor Pete +3 Over Sanders In Latest Survey

The Hill reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a small lead in a new survey of Iowa, but Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) are close behind. The latest Iowa State University/Civiqs poll finds Buttigieg at 24 percent, followed by Sanders at 21 percent, Warren at 18 percent and former Vice President Joe Biden at 15 …

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Bernie Endorsed By Major Progressive Coalition

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders has won the endorsement of People’s Action, a coalition of 40 progressive groups that said it represents more than 1 million members in key early-voting states and others across the country. The nod is a triumph for the Vermont senator in the competition with Elizabeth Warren to become the leading left-wing candidate in the presidential primary. …

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Biden +7 Over Sanders In New NBC/WSJ Poll

CNBC reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is holding his ground as the 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner with six weeks before the first nominating contest. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows Biden leading among Democratic voters with 28%, compared with 21% for Sen. Bernie Sanders, 18% for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 9% for Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Sen. Amy …

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Facebook Won’t Remove False Ad About McConnell

Buzzfeed News reports: Facebook will not be removing an ad falsely claiming that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell endorses the impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump from its platform. The ad was posted and promoted by leftist activist Adriel Hampton, who registered as a California gubernatorial candidate in October and began running bogus political ads in an effort to …

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Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 Plan: Flip The Texas House

The Texas Tribune reports: Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday his biggest political focus next year in Texas will be flipping the state House, offering the most detail yet on his 2020 plans since ending his presidential campaign last month. “Everything flows up from that,” said O’Rourke, the former El Paso congressman and 2018 U.S. Senate nominee. “So not only could Democrats …

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins Announces Reelection Bid

The Associated Press reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins officially launched her bid for reelection Wednesday, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle that’s starting against the backdrop of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Collins made her formal announcement in an email to supporters, saying her “bipartisan commonsense approach” has been key to many legislative successes and will be …

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