Tag Archives: Democrats

MINNESOTA: Dem Senate Candidate Richard Painter Puts Out DC’s Dumpster Fire In Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Minnesota Senate candidate Richard Painter (D) released his first campaign ad this week, likening Washington to a “dumpster fire.” Painter, who previously served as White House ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush and switched political parties for the Senate bid, is first shown in the ad standing in front of a dumpster fire. “Some people …

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Democrats Mark Pulse Anniversary With Vow To Pursue “Common Sense Gun Reforms” And LGBTQ Rights

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez: “Two years ago, our nation witnessed one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. It was an attack on the LGBTQ community, the Latinx community, and LGBTQ people of color everywhere. It was an attack on the American people and the values of diversity and equality that all of us should cherish. …

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Obama Meets With Prospective 2020 Dem Presidential Candidates: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Patrick, Others

Well, this is fascinating: Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office. All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, …

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Democrats +10 In New US House Generic Poll

NBC News reports: By a whopping 25-point margin, voters say they’re more likely to back a congressional candidate who promises to serve as a check on President Donald Trump, according to a new national poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. At the same time, six-in-10 are satisfied with the U.S. economy, and a plurality of voters give …

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Sen. Joe Manchin: I Might Endorse Trump In 2020

Politico reports: Joe Manchin wants you to know he really likes Donald Trump. The West Virginia senator doesn’t put it quite that way. But more than any other Democrat in Congress, he’s positioned himself as a vocal Trump ally. In fact, the senator, up for reelection in a state Trump won by more than 40 points, told POLITICO he isn’t …

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NEW YORK: Openly Gay Rep. Sean Maloney To Run For State AG And US House Reelection Simultaneously

The New York Daily News reports: Upstate Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Wednesday will formally announce he’s running for state attorney general at the same time he’s seeking re-election to Congress. Maloney said he will try to petition his way onto the Sept. 13 Democratic primary ballot for attorney general. He said if he wins the nomination, he will immediately …

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DNC Chair Tom Perez: This Case Was Never About Cake

“This case was never just about a wedding cake. It was about all people– no matter who they are – having the right to celebrate their love without facing discrimination. The Democratic Party believes that no individual has a license to discriminate. We believe in the dignity of every human being. And we will continue to fight for equality for …

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CBS News Battleground Tracker: House Is A Toss-up

CBS News reports: In the race for Congress, most polls report one national percentage for Democrats and Republicans. But that’s not very helpful – because this is a race for seats. 435 of them, in fact. So the CBS News/YouGov Battleground Tracker will report seats: how many districts the Democrats would get, and how many the Republicans would get, as …

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Democrats Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month: We’ll Never Stop Fighting For The Equality Every Human Deserves

Last year Glorious Leader broke with tradition and declined to issue a Pride Month proclamation although he did find time to proclaim Great Outdoors Month, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Ocean Month, and National Homeownership Month. We expect the same for 2018. Here’s this year’s message from the Democrats: “Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Manchin +12 In New Senate Poll

Politico reports: Senate Democrats didn’t get Don Blankenship as their GOP opponent in West Virginia. But they are nonetheless happy with the matchup between Sen. Joe Manchin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. A Democratic poll taken after the GOP primary this month shows Manchin leading Morrisey, 52-40, in the critical Senate race, according to a summary obtained by POLITICO. The …

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Tom Steyer: Democrats Like Pelosi Are “Normalizing” Trump By Declining To Back His Calls For Impeachment

Politico reports: Tom Steyer says the Democrats telling him to call off his impeachment crusade are like those who told civil rights activists to be patient, and says Nancy Pelosi and others holding back on calling for impeachment are “normalizing” Donald Trump’s presidency. Steyer doesn’t care that Democratic leaders are worried that he could blow their chance at winning the …

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FLORIDA: Democrats Sue Over “Ballot Order” Law

Courthouse News reports: Democratic organizations and activists claim in court that Florida’s “ballot order” law unfairly puts their candidates at a disadvantage by listing Republican candidates first year after year. In a federal lawsuit filed in Tallahassee, the Democrats contend the statute mandating candidates of the governor’s political party to be listed first on a ballot creates “position bias” and …

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Florida State Rep: Dolls Are Possessed By Demons

Democratic Florida state Rep. Kim Daniels, an exorcist preacher whose bill requiring all public schools to display “In God We Trust” goes into effect this summer, has some thoughts about dolls in her new book on witchcraft. “Most idolatry is rooted in fetishism,” Daniels writes. “Simply put, a fetish is an object with a spirit attached to it. If we’re …

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Joe Biden Slams GOP’s “Fake Nationalism” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of “phony populism” and “fake nationalism.” Speaking at the party’s New York state convention on Long Island, Biden urged his …

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NEW YORK: Cynthia Nixon Fails To Make Gubernatorial Primary Ballot At Dem Convention, Will Gather Petitions

The New York Daily News reports: Gov. Cuomo, facing a tough primary challenge on the left from actress Cynthia Nixon, on Wednesday easily snared his party’s nomination for a third term at the state Democratic convention. With Cuomo winning more than 95% of the vote, Nixon failed to get anywhere near the 25% she needed to guarantee her a spot …

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Rep. Jared Polis To Intro Bill To Repeal GOP Tax Cut

Business Insider reports: As the new tax cuts ushered in solely by Republicans begin to take effect, one Democratic congressman is unveiling a repeal plan, signaling that President Donald Trump’s primary opposition is serious about reversing his signature legislative achievement. Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado will introduce the Students Over Special Interests Act next Tuesday. The legislation, according to a …

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2020 Poll: Trump Trails Generic Dem By Eight Points

Politico reports: The 2020 presidential election is still two and a half years away, but President Donald Trump’s path to a second term is littered with roadblocks, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Just 36 percent of voters say they would vote for Trump over a generic Democratic candidate in 2020, compared with 44 percent who would pick the …

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GEORGIA: Stacey Abrams Wins Dem Gov Primary

NBC News reports: Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention. Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor — and Georgia’s first woman governor — by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate. “We are writing the …

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Republicans Take Slim Lead In Generic 2018 Ballot

The Hill reports: Republicans hold a slim lead over Democrats in a generic ballot among registered voters, a new Reuters poll found, marking the first time the survey showed the GOP ahead in this election cycle. The poll showed 38.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican candidate if midterm elections were held today, compared to …

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Senate Votes 52-47 To Restore Net Neutrality

Business Insider reports: The US Senate on Wednesday voted narrowly in favor of reinstating the Federal Communications Commission’s net-neutrality rules. Though the vote on the measure has been expected for months, its outcome had been uncertain going into the vote. Fifty senators previously declared their support for it — one shy of the majority needed to pass it. In the …

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