Tag Archives: 2024 elections

GOP Megadonors Pressure Youngkin To Enter WH Race

The Washington Post reports: Some of the biggest Republican donors in the country will converge next month at the historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach for a two-day meeting to rally behind Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The closed gathering, named the “Red Vest Retreat” after the fleece Youngkin wore during his 2021 campaign, will begin Oct. 17 and be focused, officially, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Second Republican Presidential Debate

NBC News reports: The second Republican debate of the 2024 election cycle will take place at 9 p.m. ET today at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. Seven candidates will appear on the stage: North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, …

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Paul Ryan: GOP Will Lose If Trump Is The Nominee

The Associated Press reports: Former House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Republicans will lose the presidential election if Donald Trump is the nominee and that he expects hard-right followers of Trump to force a government shutdown within days. Ryan, who left office in 2019 and had a sometimes contentious relationship with Trump, said he hoped that another Republican nominee …

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Biden Launches Anti-MAGA Digital Response Team

Politico reports: The Biden campaign is entering the chat. And then reentering it again and again. The president’s reelection team is formally launching its campaign war room on social media Wednesday. With the handle Biden HQ, it will serve as a rapid response operation aimed at reaching voters by pumping out content — lots of content. Aides involved in it …

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Sinema To Donors: I’ll Get Lots Of Republican Support

NBC News reports: In a two-page prospectus obtained by NBC News, Sinema charts out a path to victory as an independent candidate in Arizona, with a glimpse of her possible campaign message and new details about the unique cross-party coalition she would seek to build in the competitive state. Under the banner “Kyrsten’s Path to Victory,” the document says Sinema …

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Scott: Jesus Found Me A “Lovely Christian Girl” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: “So other than your mama, is there any special lady in your life?” asked Republican Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Des Moines, where a number of GOP presidential hopefuls participated in a town hall. Scott, telling the crowd “yes,” quipped that it’s been “one of the more asked questions recently,” and …

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Hillary Clinton Blasts Dem “Naysayers” On Biden’s Age

“When people say to me, ‘Well, he’s old.’ Yeah, that’s right, but look at what he’s gotten done, and then if that’s not enough for you, look at the alternative. “A wrecking crew, people who Mitt Romney said do not even believe in our constitution, who don’t want to solve problems, who only want to engage in meaningless, endless partisan …

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Pence Dodges On If He’d Dine Alone With Female VP

News Nation host Leland Vittert: “One of the things that has been said about how you conduct your personal life is you will not eat alone or meet alone with a woman. One of the hallmarks of your presidency, and one of the things that was reported on a lot, was your private lunches one-on-one with Donald Trump. How would …

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WaPo: We Can’t Verify Tim Scott’s Girlfriend Exists

The Washington Post reports: In June, as Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) began to get a little momentum in the presidential primary, a person working on behalf of one of Scott’s Republican opponents messaged me, asking to chat. “Have you seen the video,” he asked over the phone, conspiratorially, “where he says he has a girlfriend?” The Republican operative who called …

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Scott Dismisses “Planted Stories” On Bachelor Status

NBC News reports: Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a Republican presidential candidate, suggested at a Thursday campaign stop in New Hampshire that recent headlines about his relationship status were the result of his opponents’ planting stories. Scott’s relationship status garnered renewed interest last week, when Axios published an article suggesting some conservative Republican donors were concerned about his unmarried …

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Pence Supports House Impeachment Inquiry Into Biden

Fox News reports: Former Vice President Pence said there is an “ethical cloud” hanging over the Biden family and President Biden’s administration, telling Fox News Digital he would support an impeachment inquiry led by House Republicans. “There are so many questions about Joe Biden’s involvement and connection to his son’s businesses when he was vice president of the United States,” …

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Axios: GOP Donors Worried That Scott Is Unmarried

Axios reports: Top GOP donors and their allies privately are pushing Sen. Tim Scott’s team for more detail about his bachelor status before deciding how much to support him in the presidential campaign, according to two people familiar with the conversations. The U.S. hasn’t elected an unmarried person as president in 139 years. It’s typical for candidates to trot out …

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DeSantis PAC Issues Desperate Plea For $50 Million

The New York Times reports: Hours before the Republican Party’s first presidential debate, the chief strategist for the super PAC that has effectively taken over Ron DeSantis’s presidential campaign met with donors in Milwaukee. “Now let me tell you a secret — don’t leak this,” the strategist, Jeff Roe, told the donors last Wednesday, according to a recording of the …

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NYT: Ramaswamy’s Repeated Lying Is Trumpian In Style

The New York Times reports: Vivek Ramaswamy has harnessed his populist bravado while frequently and unapologetically contorting the truth for political gain, much in the same way that former President Donald J. Trump has mastered. There are layers to Mr. Ramaswamy’s distortions: He has spread lies and exaggerations on subjects including the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 attacks on …

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Ron DeSantis Vows To Fire Local “Soros Prosecutors”

“So, they think it’s wrong to go after somebody who mugs you on the street or even breaks into your house. And so, what ends up happening is the criminals start to rule the roost and people aren’t safe anymore and they start fleeing the cities. So, we are not gonna let these prosecutors get away with this in our …

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GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy: Trump Should Drop Out Of Race

The Hill reports: Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said on Sunday he thinks former President Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race. “I think so,” Cassidy said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked whether Trump should drop out. “But obviously, that’s up to him. I mean, you’re just asking me my opinion, but he will lose to …

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Ramaswamy Condemns Trump’s Charges As “Shameful”

“I stand on the side of justice when I say I will stay true to my commitment to pardon Trump on day one, unambiguously and more importantly, call on Biden and the Department of Justice to drop these prosecutions in the meantime. General rule of thumb, if you’re going to indict a former U.S. president who is running for president …

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Florida Spent $9M On DeSantis’s Travel In Past Year

Florida Politics reports: Guarding and transporting Ron DeSantis and his family got a lot pricier for Florida taxpayers as the Governor began ramping up for a run at the White House. In the past year, the cost of DeSantis’ full-time security and travel increased by nearly 60% to $8.86 million, according to an annual report from the Florida Department of …

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Nikki Haley On VP Chatter: “I Don’t Run For Second”

Politico reports: When Nikki Haley launched her bid for president, the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador proclaimed it was time to “put a badass woman in the White House” and that kicking back at bullies hurts more “if you are wearing heels.” And when Haley announced her presidential run this year, Trump dismissed her as “overly ambitious,” a …

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600K Sign For Florida Abortion Rights Ballot Measure

Florida Politics reports: Facing a deadline 169 days from now, abortion rights proponents say they’ve collected nearly three-fourths of the signatures needed to get a referendum on the 2024 ballot that could guarantee abortion rights in Florida. Galvanized by legislation that makes abortion illegal before most women know they are pregnant, officials with Floridians Protecting Freedom say the effort that …

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