Tag Archives: Democrats

LGBTQ Group Equality California Endorses Buttigieg

The New York Times reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ membership organizations, and its Nevada partner organization, an endorsement that could give him a boost in critical Western primaries. While Buttigieg is the only openly gay candidate in the race, his endorsement by the organizations wasn’t a …

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DC Mayor Muriel Bowser To Endorse Bloomberg

The Washington Post reports: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is to endorse Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg during a joint appearance Thursday afternoon in the District, according to the Bloomberg campaign. Bloomberg, New York’s former three-term mayor, is to deliver a speech outlining his plan to create affordable housing and ease the homeless crisis that is posing challenges for large …

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Sanders Raises $1.3M Off Anti-Sanders Attack Ad

The New York Times reports: A Democratic super PAC wanted to undermine Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential candidacy just days before the Iowa caucuses. It may have handed him a gift instead. Mr. Sanders’s campaign said on Wednesday that it had raised more than $1.3 million since it began fund-raising the day before off a negative ad produced by the super …

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Warren: Criminalize Spreading Voting Disinformation

CNBC reports: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday released a plan to fight disinformation to hold tech companies accountable for their actions in light of the 2016 election. “Disinformation and online foreign interference erode our democracy, and Donald Trump has invited both,” Warren said in a Tweet Wednesday. “Anyone who seeks to challenge and defeat Donald Trump in the …

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Gabbard Complains CNN Froze Her Out Of Town Halls

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) says she’s received no explanation or response from CNN regarding not being invited to a series of town halls the network is hosting in New Hampshire days before a crucial primary there in February. Gabbard is currently polling 4.8 percent in the RealClearPolitics index of polls in New Hampshire, ahead …

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Warren Issues Plan To Deal With Infectious Diseases

Courthouse News reports: As global concern continues to grow over the rapidly spreading coronavirus that’s killed more than 100 people in China and sickened thousands of others, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released a plan Tuesday to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases. Warren’s latest policy proposal, released on her campaign website, includes calls to undo President Donald Trump’s proposed …

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Super PAC Raises Bernie’s Heart Attack In New Iowa Ad

Politico reports: A group of pro-Israel Democrats will begin airing an attack ad in Iowa on Wednesday that raises concerns about Bernie Sanders’ 2019 heart attack and calls him too liberal to beat President Donald Trump. The ad from Democratic Majority for Israel is backed up by at least $681,000 in spending in the days leading up to the Iowa …

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Biden Jokes About Michelle Obama As Running Mate

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden quipped Tuesday that he would “love” for former first lady Michelle Obama to serve as his own vice president. At a campaign stop in Muscatine, Iowa, Biden was asked if he would consider appointing Obama to the Supreme Court. “Yeah, I would, but I don’t think he’d do it,” Biden responded. “He’d …

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Bloomberg Endorses Statehood For Puerto Rico

The Miami Herald reports: Most Democrats running for president have tip-toed around the issue of Puerto Rican statehood, saying they want Puerto Ricans to decide whether or not the U.S. territory becomes the country’s 51st state. But Michael Bloomberg is going further. The former New York mayor and 2020 presidential candidate broke with most of the Democrats vying for the …

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NYT: Why Can’t Bernie Rein In His Abusive Supporters?

The New York Times today published a lengthy piece on the allegedly abusive tactics employed by some of Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters. An excerpt: When Mr. Sanders’s supporters swarm someone online, they often find multiple access points to that person’s life, compiling what can amount to investigative dossiers. They will attack all public social media accounts, posting personal insults …

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Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Endorses Joe Biden

The Wall Street Journal reports: Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.) on Monday endorsed Joe Biden for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, citing what he said was the former vice president’s ability to build a coalition within the party and proven foreign-policy credentials. Throughout his own presidential campaign, Moulton, a 41-year-old Marine Corps combat veteran, warned Democrats about the party …

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Andrew Yang Qualifies For Next Democratic Debate

Axios reports: Andrew Yang on Jan. 26 became the seventh Democrat to qualify for the February debate after polling above 5% in UNH/CNN’s New Hampshire survey, his fourth qualifying poll. The Democratic National Committee added a new method for contenders to qualify for its February debate, allowing any candidate who wins at least one pledged delegate to the DNC from …

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Iowa’s Biggest Newspaper Endorses Elizabeth Warren

From the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: Unifying the country may not be possible, but to gain the support required to govern, she must show that her vision will lift people up rather than divide them. Warren’s competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism …

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Gabbard: Hillary’s Attack “Took Away My Life” [VIDEO]

“This is my life that we’re talking about here. For me as a soldier, as every service member does, I took an oath of loyalty to our country — the country that I love, willing to put my life on the line for our country — deploying twice to the Middle East to do so. “So when you have someone …

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Obama’s Chief Fundraiser Endorses Joe Biden

The Associated Press reports: Rufus Gifford, one of the Democratic Party’s best-connected fundraisers, is throwing his support behind Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race, just before Biden and his rivals dive into an expensive stretch of early primaries and caucuses. There are few Democratic donors or operatives with fundraising networks as vast as Gifford’s, and his connections could help …

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CNN Cancels Iowa Town Halls Due To Senate Trial

Via press release from CNN’s communications team: CNN has canceled the Democratic presidential town halls scheduled to take place next week ahead of the Iowa caucuses because of the ongoing impeachment trial, a CNN spokesperson said Thursday. The network is working on rescheduling the town halls, the spokesperson said. CNN was scheduled to host the leading contenders for the Democratic …

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Gabbard On Lawsuit: I Won’t Let Hillary Intimidate Me

Politico reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Thursday that she filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton because the former secretary of State tried to “destroy” her reputation by suggesting that she is a “Russian asset.” “If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation — even though I’m a war veteran and a sitting member of Congress …

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Sanders +16 Over Biden In Survey Of Young Voters

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the top choice of younger voters among the candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, according to a new poll that shows former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg tied for last place. Sanders was the preferred candidate for 32 percent of voters in the Forbes/Zogby poll of voters between the ages …

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Warren Calls On Bloomberg To Divest Of News Division

Bloomberg News reports: Elizabeth Warren called on fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg to divest from the news division of his company “so there’s no question about his influence” over its coverage of 2020 candidates. “If Michael Bloomberg wants to be the Democratic nominee, he should let reporters do their jobs and report on him, and everyone else, as they …

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Bloomberg’s Spending Tops Quarter-Billion, 5X Trump

Yahoo Finance reports: Michael Bloomberg has spent more than a quarter billion dollars on political advertising since joining the Democratic presidential race, far outpacing all other candidates. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has spent $209.3 million on broadcast television time, $13.7 million on cable, $1.1 million on radio and $27.2 million on digital. The former New York mayor has spent $116 million …

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