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Biden Outraises Trump With Record $141 Million Haul

Reuters reports: Democrat Joe Biden edged out Republican Donald Trump in fundraising for a second straight month in June, data from the rival U.S. presidential campaigns showed on Wednesday. Biden and allied Democratic groups raked in over $141 million during the month, while President Trump and closely tied groups hauled $131 million. In each case, the figures were new monthly …

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Pew Research: Biden +40 Among Voters Ages 18-29

Just out today from Pew Research: In the presidential contest, Donald Trump faces a 10 percentage point deficit in his race against Joe Biden: 54% of registered voters say if the election were held today, they would support Biden or lean toward voting for him, while 44% support Trump or lean toward supporting him. By well more than two-to-one (68% …

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FBI Arrests Four Toledo Officials On Bribery Charges

The Toledo Blade reports: The FBI has taken into custody multiple Toledo city council members accused of taking cash in exchange for votes during what is described in court records as a years-long, sweeping bribery scandal involving some of the city’s highest elected officials. City council members Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and Gary Johnson are all accused of …

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Amy McGrath Projected To Win KY Dem Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath has won the state’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, NBC News projects, narrowly edging Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker in a tougher-than-expected race for the right to face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath, who was backed by several establishment Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had initially …

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US House Passes Bill To Expand Obamacare

The Washington Post reports: The House Monday passed the first significant expansion of the Affordable Care Act since its birth a decade ago, providing Democrats a high-wattage platform to castigate President Trump for his efforts to overturn the landmark law during a pandemic and an election year. The 234-179 vote, almost entirely along party lines, was a hollow exercise in …

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Dems Blast Trump’s “Bigotry” In Stonewall Recognition

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: “51 years ago today, the LGBTQ+ community in New York City, led by transgender and lesbian women of color, fought back against harassment, persecution, and police brutality. Their activism at Stonewall and in the years to come rippled across America and the world — changing hearts, minds, culture, and law. “One year later, …

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US House Approves DC Statehood Bill In 232-180 Vote

CNN reports: House Democrats approved a bill to admit Washington, DC, as a state on Friday, marking the first time either chamber of Congress has advanced a DC statehood measure. The bill, introduced by DC’s nonvoting House member, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, would shrink the federal capital to a small area encompassing the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and …

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FLORIDA: Dems 300K Ahead In Vote-By-Mail Signups

Politico reports: Democrats have opened up a 302,000-voter advantage over Republicans in vote-by-mail enrollment, an edge that could pay big dividends in President Donald Trump’s newly adopted must-win state. Five months before Election Day, more than 1.46 million Democrats have signed up to vote by mail compared to 1.16 million Republicans, according to an analysis of state Division of Election …

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Joe Biden +14 Over Trump In New NYT National Poll

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken a commanding lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, building a wide advantage among women and nonwhite voters and making deep inroads with some traditionally Republican-leaning groups that have shifted away from Mr. Trump following his ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new national poll …

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Obama Raises $7.6M For Biden In Virtual Fundraiser

Deadline reports: Former president Barack Obama headlined his first fundraiser for Joe Biden on Tuesday, at an event that raised $7.6 million for his former vice president’s campaign. That is the most money raised for at any Biden event this cycle. With 175,000 donors chipping in, Obama and Biden appeared virtually before thousands of donors. Obama criticized his successor, but …

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Dozens Of GOP Former Security Officials To Back Biden

Reuters reports: Dozens of Republican former U.S. national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, people familiar with the effort said, in a further sign that President Donald Trump has alienated some members of his own party. The group will publicly endorse Biden in the coming weeks and its members plan to campaign …

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Rep. Ted Lieu: Vote For Me, I Can Also Drink Water

The Week reports: Rep. Ted Lieu, standing in front of a campaign sign and wearing a bright red tie, is shown using one hand to drink from a glass of water. He looks around, nods, brings the glass back up for round two, then tosses the remaining water. It’s a reenactment of Trump drinking a glass of water during his …

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Joe Biden Officially Forms White House Transition Team

CNN reports: Joe Biden has officially formed a transition team that will be led by former Delaware Sen. Ted Kaufman, a longtime Biden adviser who also led his transition as vice president in 2008, a Biden campaign aide confirmed to CNN. This team is a preliminary group that will focus on developing the infrastructure of the transition effort. The full …

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Politico: Christians For Biden May Be Deciding Factor

Politico reports: Biden, a lifelong Catholic, has performed better in recent polling among white evangelicals — and other religious groups — than Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did in 2016, and is widely perceived as more religious than the current White House occupant. A Pew Research study conducted earlier this year showed that a majority of U.S. adults (63 percent) …

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House Dems May Subpoena Bolton To Testify On Book

Politico reports: Top House Democrats say they’re seriously considering whether Bolton should appear before them — either voluntarily or under subpoena — to testify about explosive allegations contained in his new book, including that Trump encouraged China to construct internment camps for Uighurs, urged Chinese President Xi Jinping to purchase American agricultural products in order to help his reelection bid …

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Biden Campaign Launches $15M Swing State Ad Blitz

Politico reports: Former vice president Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is launching its first advertising blitz of the general election — a $15 million dollar television, digital, radio and print effort that will focus on six swing states President Trump carried in 2016. The presumptive Democratic nominee is putting up ads for five weeks in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania …

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Biden Widens Lead To +13 In New Reuters National Poll

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump – the widest margin this year – according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality. In the June 10-16 poll, 48% of registered voters said they would back Biden, …

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POLL: Joe Biden +16 In Battleground State Michigan

The Detroit Free Press reports: The damage done to President Donald Trump’s standing in Michigan following recent protests outside the White House and in cities across the U.S. may have been even greater than originally believed, a new poll released to the Free Press said Tuesday. Two weeks ago, EPIC-MRA of Lansing, a polling firm that does work for the …

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Joe Biden Hails “Momentous” Ruling On LGBTQ Rights

Via press release from Joe Biden: Today’s Supreme Court decision is a momentous step forward for our country. Before today, in more than half of states, LGBTQ+ people could get married one day and be fired from their job the next day under state law, simply because of who they are or who they love. This landmark 6-3 ruling affirms …

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POLL: Biden +17 In Swing States Trump Won In 2016

Just in via press release: Donald Trump won the last election despite losing the popular vote by 3 points. However, our data suggests he has a bigger hill to climb this year, as he trails the presumptive Democratic nominee by 14 points among registered voters (49%-35%). Among those most likely to vote (63% of the sample who say they are …

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