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VIRGINIA: Cyclist Fired In 2017 For Flipping Off Trump Wins Seat In District That Includes Trump Golf Resort

The Washington Post reports: A legion of reasons propel political neophytes to run for office, but none may be as unusual as what inspired Juli Briskman, the cyclist who gave President Trump the finger two years ago and found herself without a job and at the center of a national uproar. On Tuesday, Briskman got a new job, winning a …

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VIRGINIA: Democrats Flip Both Legislative Chambers

NBC News reports: Virginia Democrats took control of the state legislature on Tuesday night for first time in more than two decades. Democrats won majorities in both the state House and Senate, the third election in a row that Virginia Democrats have made significant gains since President Donald Trump was elected. The win will give Democrats control of the legislature …

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Joe Biden Rips Dem-On-Dem Purity Tests In New Essay

Joe Biden just posted an essay to Medium. An excerpt: The other day I was accused by one of my opponents of running in the wrong primary. Pretty amazing. On one level, it is kind of funny. I have fought for the Democratic party my whole career. I know what we stand for, who we stand with and what we …

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Hillary To Dems: Pick Someone Who Can Win Electoral College And Then “Close Ranks” Behind The Nominee

Maybe this will finally stop the “she’s running” chatter: Hillary Clinton on Monday urged Democrats to choose a nominee who can win the Electoral College in 2020. “We have to hope that whoever ends up nominated can win the Electoral College,” she said at a discussion of her book, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience,” …

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Cory Booker: I Alone Can Bring In The Black Voters

Sen. Cory Booker writes for Essence Magazine: I’ve heard a lot about how anxious Democrats across the country are about the current front runners in the presidential campaign — Vice President Biden, Senator Sanders, Senator Warren and Mayor Buttigieg — and who, if any of them, can beat Donald Trump. And I get it, I want Donald Trump out of …

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REPORT: Mayor Pete Targets Warren In Iowa Messaging

CNN reports: In the first few minutes of his bus tour that began Saturday, Pete Buttigieg said he misspoke. He hadn’t meant to say that the 2020 Democratic primary was a two-person race between himself and Elizabeth Warren. His message this weekend, however, told a markedly different story. Buttigieg spent much of his time on his three-day, 330-plus mile bus …

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Julián Castro’s Campaign Shutters Offices In Two States

Politico reports: Julián Castro’s campaign will fire its staff in New Hampshire and South Carolina, an official familiar with the campaign told POLITICO. The campaign notified the state teams on Monday and their final day will be next week. The source said the campaign will continue focusing on Iowa and Nevada with a $50,000 television ad buy in Iowa beginning …

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POLL: Trump Trails Biden, Leads Warren In Key States

The New York Times reports: Despite low national approval ratings and the specter of impeachment, President Trump remains highly competitive in the battleground states likeliest to decide his re-election, according to a set of new surveys from The New York Times Upshot and Siena College. Across the six closest states that went Republican in 2016, he trails Joe Biden by …

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Kamala Harris Qualifies For DNC’s December Debate

Politico reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has qualified for the December Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by POLITICO and PBS News. She is the fifth candidate to do so. She joins Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg as candidates who have made the stage for the December debate. The qualification call is based on POLITICO’s analysis of …

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CA Gov Threatens To Seize Control Of Utility PG&E

From a Medium post by California Gov. Gavin Newsom: For decades, PG&E failed to prioritize public safety. Their lack of safety investments left PG&E — and nearly half of Californians — with an antiquated electrical system that is vulnerable to weather events and not at all prepared for the more extreme weather associated with the climate change that has been …

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BREAKING: Beto Drops Out Of Presidential Race

The New York Times reports: Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas is dropping out of the presidential race, ending a campaign in which he struggled for months to recapture the energy of his insurgent 2018 Senate candidacy on a national stage full of other big personalities and liberal champions. Mr. O’Rourke made the decision to quit the race in the …

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Kamala Harris Begins To Shutter Campaign Offices

The Week reports: It looks like the beginning of the end for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). The 2020 contender’s presence in New Hampshire is fading fast, with a spokesperson confirming to The Associated Press that she’s closing down all her field offices in the state. And with news that her campaign is sputtering in other states too, it likely means …

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Elizabeth Warren Issues Plan To Fund Medicare For All

CNBC reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged Friday not to raise middle class taxes to fund her “Medicare for All” plan, responding to pressure she faced as she emerged as one of the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. In a new outline, Warren’s campaign said her single-payer health care plan would cost the country “just under” $52 trillion over …

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IOWA: Elizabeth Warren Leads Tight Field In New Poll

The New York Times reports: The top Democratic presidential candidates are locked in a close race in the 2020 Iowa caucuses, with Senator Elizabeth Warren slightly ahead of Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers. Ms. Warren …

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CA Governor’s Family Does Halloween As 2020 Dems

The Hill reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and his family dressed as 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to celebrate Halloween. Newsom tweeted a video of himself and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and their four children holding signs and wearing pins to represent their individual candidates. Newsom appeared to dress as former Vice President Joe Biden in a suit and …

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Tulsi Gabbard Effectively Blows Off Iowa Dem Event

CNN reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard did not meet the threshold to speak at Friday’s Iowa Democratic Party Liberty and Justice Celebration, which is expected to be attended by 14 other Democratic presidential candidates. To qualify for the event, candidates could either open at least two field offices in the state with at least 10 dedicated field organizing staff or buy …

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Dem Katie Hill Blasts Trump In Fiery Farewell Speech

“I’m leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures, capitalized on my sexuality, and enabled my abusive ex to continue that abuse, this time with the entire country watching. Today is the first time I’ve left my apartment since the photos—taken without my consent—were released. And I’m scared. “The forces of revenge by a bitter, jealous …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Next Impeachment Step

NPR reports: The impeachment inquiry enters a new open phase with a House vote on a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry. The measure drafted by House Democrats lays out the ground rules for public hearings, provides procedures for the president and his counsel to respond to evidence and sets out the process for considering articles of impeachment in the Judiciary …

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Joe Biden +9 Over Warren In New National Poll

USA Today reports: Former vice president Joe Biden continues to lead a turbulent field for the Democratic presidential nomination, a national USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, but his margin over Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been slashed in half. And most Democratic voters say they could still change their minds. Almost exactly one year before Election Day – and 96 …

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Gabbard Op-Ed Appears To Hint At Third Party Run

New York Magazine reports: “Hillary Clinton emerged recently to claim, with no basis in fact, that I am being ‘groomed’ by the Russian government to undermine America,” claims Tulsi Gabbard in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today. In fact, as even the conservative Washington Examiner acknowledges, Clinton did not say that. She said Republicans were grooming Gabbard. Gabbard’s Journal op-ed …

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