Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Biden Outraised Trump Last Month With $46.7M Haul

Politico reports: Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March, his campaign announced Monday, notching his best fundraising month of the campaign — and besting President Donald Trump — as he took control of the Democratic primary. The fundraising, prompted by Biden’s strong win in South Carolina’s primary on the last day of February and a cascade of Super Tuesday victories, …

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Biden Would Pick Michele Obama “In A Heartbeat”

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Joe Biden says he would take Michelle Obama to be his running mate for the 2020 presidential election. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told KDKA’s Jon Delano that the former first lady would be a strong addition as VP if he thought she would accept the nomination. “I’d take her in a heartbeat,” Biden said …

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Warren Leads Field Of VP Prospects In Midwest Poll

Axios reports: A group commissioned a poll in two Midwestern swing states to test the viability of women of color to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick and found Stacey Abrams as the top choice for black voters — but Elizabeth Warren as the overall candidate to beat. Kamala Harris was the only candidate of color to break the top …

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Trump Camp: “Never Fear,” Cultist Rallies Will Return

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it’s still planning to hold rallies leading up to November’s election, despite public health experts warning large gatherings should be put on hold until as late as next year. Since freezing campaign rallies in March amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump campaign has repeatedly pledged that the centerpiece events of …

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Bernie Sanders Asks Supporters To Donate To DNC

“My campaign for president may be over, but our struggle continues. That struggle begins with defeating Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history, but it does not end there. “I will also be doing everything in my power to elect strong progressives at every level of government. That is why I am about to ask you to …

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Biden Already Assembling Presidential Transition Team

The Washington Post reports: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that he has started assembling a presidential transition team and is considering whether to elevate an official tasked with addressing pandemics to his Cabinet. Speaking at a virtual fundraiser, Biden said the process has been underway for several weeks. The former vice president effectively clinched the nomination just last …

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Sara Gideon Outraises Susan Collins In Senate Bid

The Bangor Daily News reports: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon raised $7.1 million during the first quarter of 2020, surpassing Republican Sen. Susan Collins after the incumbent had already set a record for the most fundraising during a Maine campaign. Gideon’s fundraising during that period — which nearly equaled what she had raised during the entirety of 2019 — …

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“Never Trump” GOP Group Endorses Joe Biden

From the board of the Lincoln Project: This November, Americans will cast their most consequential votes since Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864. We confront a constellation of crises: a public health emergency not seen in a century, an economic collapse set to rival the Great Depression, and a world where American leadership is absent and dangers rise in the vacuum. …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Endorses Joe Biden [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday morning. The former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate tweeted out her endorsement with a video message, noting the empathy Biden extends to struggling Americans. “Empathy matters. And, in this moment of crisis, it’s more important than ever that the next president restores Americans’ faith in good, effective government,” …

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Bernie To Fans: Don’t Be Irresponsible, Support Biden

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that it would be “irresponsible” for his loyalists not to support Joe Biden, warning that progressives who “sit on their hands” in the months ahead would simply enable President Donald Trump’s reelection. He seemed to distance himself from his campaign’s former national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, when asked about her recent …

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Obama Shades Trump And GOP In Biden Endorsement

TMZ reports: Obama opened a video message with an uplifting sentiment about the fight against coronavirus and gave a thank you to those on the frontlines. He then transitioned to the political side … saying, “That’s why I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden as President of the United States.” Obama then goes in on Trump and Republicans, saying, “One …

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Barack Obama To Endorse Joe Biden In Video Message

CBS News reports: Former President Barack Obama is set to deliver a long-awaited endorsement of Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, multiple people familiar with the plans tell CBS News. Mr. Obama is set to make the endorsement official in a video message set to be posted later today, the people said. Mr. Obama’s endorsement of his former vice president …

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Rep. Justin Amash “Looking Closely” At Presidential Bid

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) said Monday that he’s considering a White House run against President Trump, a move that could pose a challenge to the president’s campaign for a second term. Amash, who left the Republican Party last year and is seeking reelection to his Grand Rapids-area House seat as an independent, made the comment in …

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So Concerned: Approval Rating Drops For Susan Collins

The Bangor Daily News reports: Gov. Janet Mills saw a significant approval bump from last fall in a poll released Monday that showed Mainers are more likely to trust the state government to respond to the coronavirus outbreak than the federal government. The Democratic governor had a 60 percent approval rating in the poll conducted by Critical Insights in March, …

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BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Formally Endorses Biden

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the Democratic nominee for president on Monday, adding the weight of his left-wing support to Mr. Biden’s candidacy and taking a major step toward bringing unity to the party’s effort to unseat President Trump in November. In throwing his weight behind Mr. Biden, he is sending …

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Democratic Socialists Group: We Won’t Endorse Biden

Fox News celebrates: The Democratic Socialists of America made it pretty clear on Sunday what they thought about Joe Biden being the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. “We are not endorsing [Joe Biden],” the organization tweeted Sunday. The DSA, an ultra-progressive group boasting roughly 56,000 members, previously endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, but the group is now without a candidate …

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Clerks To Begin Tallying Votes In Wisconsin Primary

The Associated Press reports: Municipal clerks across Wisconsin on Monday were set to start tallying votes from last week’s chaotic presidential primary, a count that was delayed for several days by the legal struggle over whether to postpone the election due to the coronavirus pandemic. At stake in Tuesday’s election were hundreds of local offices and a critical state Supreme …

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Michelle Obama To Support Push For Mail-In Voting

Axios reports: Michelle Obama will throw her support today behind expanding vote-by-mail options, advisers tell Axios, with her voting rights group embracing legislation before Congress amid coronavirus fears. Why it matters: It’s the first time the celebrity-backed organization has endorsed federal legislation — and it comes as Democrats await the Obamas’ return to the political stage to help Joe Biden. …

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Cuomo: I’m Not Running For President, VP, Or Cabinet

At today’s briefing, Cuomo was asked about this: A recent poll shows Americans would prefer to select New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee rather than former Vice President Joe Biden, based on his response to the new coronavirus pandemic. The poll, conducted on behalf of the Club for Growth PAC – an economic conservative organization …

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Fauci Hopes For “Degree Of Normality” By Nov Election

The Hill reports: “I would hope that by November we would have things under such control that we could have a real degree of normality. That’s my interest and my job as a public health person,” Fauci, a leading member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, said Friday on MSNBC. The remarks come as Democrats and Republicans feud over …

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