Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Trump’s 2016 Team Warns Him About Swing States

Politico reports: David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, two key allies and former political advisers to Donald Trump, went to the White House last week to issue him a warning: The president was slipping badly in swing states, and he needed to do something to fix it. Three days later, the Trump campaign’s political directors in Arizona and Florida — states …

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Powerful AFL-CIO Labor Coalition Endorses Joe Biden

The Washington Post reports: The AFL-CIO, the country’s largest coalition of labor unions, endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, with the organization’s top official vowing to wage an aggressive effort to help him defeat President Trump. Union officials cemented their support for the former vice president in a vote of the organization’s general board, joining a long roster of influential …

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AOC Challenger Drops Out, Sues Own Consultants

The Hill reports: A Republican candidate seeking to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) dropped out of the congressional primary race late Monday. “I am very grateful to the constituents in NY-14 and citizens from across this great nation for their support and words of encouragement,” Scherie Murray, a Jamaican immigrant and businesswoman, said in a statement. “As long as avowed …

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POLL: Biden +5 Over Trump In Swing State Minnesota

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, leads President Trump by five points in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune-MPR News-KARE 11 Minnesota poll. The survey, which was released on Monday, found that 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters favor Biden in a head-to-head matchup against the president. Forty-four percent said they’d …

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REPORT: Barack Obama To Assist Biden Campaign

The Guardian reports: Former president Barack Obama has dipped his toes into the 2020 presidential campaign recently and is positioned to do more in the coming months as Joe Biden’s effort to defeat Donald Trump gathers steam. Valerie Jarrett, who served as a senior adviser to Obama during his time in the White House, said Obama is “committed to helping …

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Michael Moore: Trump Won’t Win Unless He “Cheats”

The Hill reports: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday night that there’s no way President Trump can win reelection unless he “cheats.” Moore appeared on “Real Time With Bill Maher” and warned that Trump may be planning ways to boost his chances against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in November. “The only way they are …

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Trump To Weaponize Biden’s “Ain’t Black” Comment

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is launching a $1 million digital ad blitz aimed at capitalizing on Joe Biden’s inflammatory remark that African American voters “ain’t black” if they’re considering voting for the president. The Trump campaign is planning to run a video montage highlighting Biden’s Friday morning comment on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular black radio program. It …

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Biden Sorry For “You Ain’t Black” Comment: I Shouldn’t Have Been “Such A Wise Guy” And So Cavalier [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, apologized Friday afternoon for telling a radio host that black voters torn between voting for him and President Trump “ain’t black,” remarks that ignited a firestorm online. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Mr. Biden said in a call the U.S. …

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Biden Accuser Tara Reade Gets Dumped By Her Lawyer As College Denies Her Claim Of Having “Secret Degree”

The New York Post reports: Joe Biden sex assault accuser Tara Reade and her lawyer have parted ways. Attorney Douglas Wigdor announced the split Friday just weeks after Reade, a former Senate sytaffer of Biden’s, hired the high-profile sex-harassment lawyer. In a statement, the Manhattan litigator did not provide a reason for the decision but said it had nothing to …

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Trump Predictably Explodes Over Latest Fox News Poll

The Guardian reports: The president is once again complaining about his coverage on Fox News and expressing a fondness for the late Roger Ailes, the network’s late former CEO who was pushed out over allegations of sexual harassment. Trump similarly tweeted earlier this week that he missed Ailes and was “looking for a new outlet” after host Neil Cavuto expressed …

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Trump’s Net Approval Sinks Ten Points In New Fox Poll

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump’s net approval rating has sunk by a whopping ten points in the latest Fox News poll, while former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a significant lead in that same poll. In the poll released on Friday, Trump’s net approval was minus ten points, with 44 percent approving of Trump’s overall job and …

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Biden To Radio Host: If You Have A Problem Figuring Out If You’re For Me Or Trump “Then You Ain’t Black”

This is one we’re gonna hear about for a while: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday emphatically defended his ties to the African-American community — telling a popular black radio personality that he “ain’t black” if he was still weighing whether to support Biden or President Donald Trump in November’s general election. The remarks from the presumptive Democratic presidential …

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Biden Widens Lead To +11 In Latest National Poll

ABC News reports: In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, former Vice President leads President Trump in the race for the White House. The poll shows Biden with an 11-point advantage over Trump in a national head-to-head match-up. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they currently plan on voting for the former vice president, while 39 percent said they would …

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Blunt Ad: Vote On Behalf Of Trump’s Victims [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: A new ad bluntly urging people to vote on behalf of fellow Americans who have died of the coronavirus offers a glimpse of how Democrats are gearing up to use the pandemic against President Trump heading into November. The spot, produced for a political action committee affiliated with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), closes with a montage …

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Biden On Trump Taking Drug: Absolutely Irresponsible

Yahoo News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking publicly for the first time about President Trump’s controversial announcement Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection, reacted, as many Americans did, with bafflement. “It’s like saying maybe if you inject Clorox into your blood it may cure you,” Biden said at a Yahoo News town hall on …

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Polls Show Joe Biden Leading Trump In GA, AZ, FL, VA

Forbes reports: A poll from Roanoke College in Virginia showed Biden leading Trump by 12 points in the state that Hillary Clinton won by just 5 points in 2016, solidifying the notion that the state is rapidly falling out of the swing state category. In Arizona, which Clinton lost by 4 points, Biden leads by 7 points according to a …

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Appeals Court Affirms NY Dem Primary Must Happen

Albany’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court has given a green light to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with a lower court judge who ruled that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. Three appeals judges on Friday heard arguments but demonstrated …

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LGBT Group To Host Utah GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: The Republican candidates seeking to lead one of the reddest states in the nation have all agreed to appear in a forum on LGBTQ issues. Equality Utah, a political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, will host the GOP candidates for governor in an online forum on Friday, FOX 13 confirmed. Thomas …

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Republicans Plan To Deploy 50,000 “Poll Watchers”

The New York Times reports: The Republican program, which has gained steam in recent weeks, envisions recruiting up to 50,000 volunteers in 15 key states to monitor polling places and challenge ballots and voters deemed suspicious. That is part of a $20 million plan that also allots millions to challenge lawsuits by Democrats and voting-rights advocates seeking to loosen state …

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Potential “Seismic Shift” Against Trump Among Seniors

FiveThirtyEight reports: In 2016 President Trump performed best among voters 65 years and older. He also won among those between the ages of 45 and 64. So looking ahead to November, you might expect Trump to once again do well with older voters. However, recent public polls — and the president’s own private polling — suggest that Trump may be …

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