Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Joe Biden [VIDEO]

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: Today, HRC announced its endorsement of Joe Biden for President. HRC’s Board of Directors, comprised of 26 community leaders from across the nation, unanimously and enthusiastically voted to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. The endorsement comes on the 8th Anniversary of Biden’s endorsement of marriage …

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Yang Wins Suit To Reinstate NY Presidential Primary

NBC New York reports: The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional, a judge ruled late Tuesday. The New York Democratic presidential primary must take place June 23 because canceling it would be unconstitutional and deprive withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang of proper representation at the Democratic convention, …

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NY Defends Canceled Primary In Suit Brought By Yang

Politico reports: In a lawsuit brought by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a lawyer representing New York state argued on Monday that the cancellation of the state’s Democratic presidential primary did not harm candidates, like Yang, who are no longer seeking the party’s nomination. Assistant AG Matthew Conrad also said that forcing the state to hold the contest, which would …

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Never Trump GOP Group Echoes Reagan Slogan In Ad On Trump’s Virus Response: “It’s Mourning In America”

Ad Age reports: A conservative political advocacy group is taking on President Donald Trump’s leadership surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in a harsh new ad titled “Mourning in America.” The title of the spot is, of course, a play on one of the most famous political ads of the modern era, 1984’s “Morning in America” from President Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign. …

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Biden Accuser Didn’t Mention Assault In Complaint

The Associated Press reports: Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault or harassment. “I remember talking about him wanting me to serve drinks because he liked my legs and thought I …

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Analysis: Dems “Slightly Favored” To Win Back Senate

CNN reports: Whoever is the president next year may have the ability to appoint one or more justices to the US Supreme Court. But to get those justices confirmed, the president will need the US Senate behind him. To gain Senate control from Republicans in November’s elections, Democrats will need a net gain of three seats (if former Vice President …

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Trump Is “Sticking Up” For Joe Biden On Assault Claim

Politico reports: “I have been falsely accused by people that I’ve never even seen,” Trump said on conservative media personality Dan Bongino’s podcast Friday. “I’ve never even seen many of these people, and some of them, I’ve met them and zero interest. OK? Like zero. And all of the sudden you become a wealthy guy. You’re a famous guy, and …

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Martha McSally Busted Over Deceitful, Hypocritical Ad

The Arizona Republic reports: Sen. Martha McSally has a new campaign ad featuring a cancer survivor who talks about how her “path collided” with McSally, whom she describes as a champion for protecting those with pre-existing medical conditions. The emotional television ad, which started Thursday, doesn’t disclose that the woman worked for McSally’s congressional office and as a campaign staffer …

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Trump Campaign To Begin Selling Red “MAGA Masks”

New York Magazine reports: The bright-red MAGA hat was the must-have item for Trump supporters in 2016. In 2020, it might be replaced by a bright-red face mask. According to The Wall Street Journal, President Trump’s reelection campaign has placed an order for “red, Trump-branded face masks for supporters.” The paper says, “Campaign officials have discussed giving away the masks …

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Biden +7 Over Trump In Battleground North Carolina

Just in from Meredith College Polling: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump in North Carolina, according to a new Meredith College poll released on Friday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee an early edge in a key battleground state. The poll shows Biden with roughly 47 percent support in North Carolina. Trump trails him at about 40 percent. …

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Biden: I’m Not Going To Question Accuser’s Motives

The Guardian reports: Asked by Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe whether the allegation is true, Biden replies: “No it is not true. I’m saying unequivocally, it did not happen and it didn’t.” Asked about his apparent discrepancy in his comments on Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault during his Supreme Court nomination hearing, and his denial …

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Biden Denies Assault Allegation: “This Never Happened”

The Washington Post reports: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday denied that he sexually assaulted a former Senate aide, addressing the allegation publicly for the first time under increasing pressure from his party to speak about it. “I want to address allegations by a former staffer that I engaged in misconduct 27 years ago,” Biden said in a …

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Trump To Tout COVID Response In 7-Figure Ad Blitz

Fox News reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign is taking to the TV airwaves starting Sunday as it launches its first major ad blitz of the 2020 general election. The campaign will spend seven figures to run the spots nationwide for a week, Fox News confirmed on Thursday. The commercials are expected to tout the president’s performance steering the federal government’s …

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GOP Mulls Scaled-Down Convention Despite Bravado

NBC News reports: While Americans across the country are canceling weddings, sporting events and music festivals, Trump has insisted to aides that the Republican National Convention — specifically his nationally televised prime-time address — go forward in August, according to five people familiar with the discussions. One plan under consideration is to have only delegates and alternate delegates attend, and …

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Sanders And Biden Reach Agreement On Delegates

Axios reports: Joe Biden’s campaign released a memo on Thursday announcing that it has come to an agreement with Bernie Sanders’ former team to allocate enough statewide delegates at the Democratic National Convention to ensure “fair representation” for the progressive wing of the party. Now that Sanders won’t be the nominee, this is one way for his team to sustain …

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GOP Increasingly Fearful Of Losing Senate Majority

CNN reports: Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican up for reelection and a close Trump confidant, issued a blunt warning to GOP activists during an off-the-record conference call this week: Democrats are in position to turn his state blue and take the Senate. “Here’s the reality: The state of Georgia is in play,” Perdue said Monday, according to an audio …

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Amash’s WH Bid Seen As “Gift” To House Republicans

Roll Call reports: Michigan Rep. Justin Amash won a fifth term in 2018 by 11 points, but because of his split with Trump and his exit from the GOP, Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales had seen the seat as vulnerable, rating the 3rd District race Tilt Republican. Several Republicans are running in the Aug. 4 primary, including Army veteran …

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Approval Of Trump’s COVID Response Sinks 10 Points

Just in from Emerson College Polling: A new Emerson College Polling national poll finds President Trump’s approval rating at 41% approval, with 50% disapproval. This indicates a 5 point swing in both directions since March, when his approval was 46% approval, 45% disapproval. Approval of the Presidents’ handling of the coronavirus is at 39% approval, a 10 point drop from …

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Amash Forms Exploratory Presidential Committee

Axios reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) announced on Tuesday night that he has “launched an exploratory committee” to seek the Libertarian Party’s 2020 nomination for a possible third-party presidential run. Amash gained notoriety last year when he came out as the lone House Republican to support the impeachment of President Trump following the publication of the Mueller report. He later …

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Hillary Clinton Endorses Biden: Imagine When We Have A Real President, Not A Man Who “Plays One On TV”

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton, the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee, endorsed Joe Biden’s White House bid on Tuesday, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president as he takes on President Donald Trump. Clinton made her announcement during a Biden campaign town hall to discuss the coronavirus and its effect on women. …

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