Tag Archives: Democrats

Sanders Unlikely To Withdraw After Today’s Primaries

The Daily Beast reports: The chances of Sen. Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination are likely to shrink even further following Tuesday’s votes—but some of his aides have said he still has no plans to throw in the towel. Florida, Illinois, and Arizona go to polls Tuesday, but the emergency measures surrounding the coronavirus outbreak have made Ohio officials cancel …

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DNC: States May Lose Delegates For Delaying Primary

The Guardian reports: A new memo from the Democratic National Committee panel that handles delegate selection for the presidential nomination warns that state parties that hastily change the “first determining step” of their own process could be subject to penalties – including a 50% reduction in delegates. The memo also says the panel is looking at ways to adjust how …

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Joe Biden Once Again Has Secret Service Protection

NBC News reports: After a nearly three year hiatus, Joe Biden is once again a protectee of the United States Secret Service. A protective detail began its assignment with the former vice president and Democratic front-runner this week, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News, even as Biden is expected to remain off the campaign trail amid the coronavirus crisis. …

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Dem Megadonors Cancel Anti-Sanders Attack Ads

CNBC reports: Joe Biden’s recent string of primary victories appears to have satisfied wealthy donors who were discussing the creation of a super PAC aimed at pushing Sen. Bernie Sanders out of the race. Instead, it appears they will hold off on engaging in an all-out assault on Sanders. As recently as last week, a handful of big money donors, …

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POLL: Biden +9 Over Trump, Sanders +4 Over Trump

NBC News reports: Among all registered voters, Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in a head-to-head contest, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. In a hypothetical one-on-one general election contest, 52 percent of all voters say they would choose Biden, while 43 percent say they would choose Trump. For Senator Bernie Sanders, it’s 49 percent saying they …

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Joe Biden Commits To Woman VP At Debate [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Joe Biden committed to picking a woman as his running mate during Sunday’s televised Democratic presidential debate while Sen. Bernie Sanders said “in all likelihood” he would also choose a female vice presidential candidate if he’s the nominee. “My administration will look like the country and I commit that I will in fact pick a woman to …

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Gillum Enters Rehab After Alleged Meth Incident

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum announced Sunday that he will be going to a rehabilitation facility. According a statement released Sunday, Gillum says he fell into a depression that led to alcohol abuse after his race for governor ended. On Friday, Gillum was involved in a crystal meth incident in Miami Beach, Miami …

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Two NY Assembly Members Diagnosed With Virus

Newsday reports: Two members of the New York State Assembly have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, the chamber’s speaker tweeted Saturday night. They are Helene Weinstein and Charles Barron, according to the speaker, Carl E. Heastie, who tweeted the news. Both are Brooklyn Democrats. Neither assembly member could be immediately reached for comment, but Heastie has been in contact with …

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Biden Endorsed By NEA, Nation’s Largest Labor Union

USA Today reports: The nation’s largest labor union has lined up behind Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, with the National Education Association on Saturday endorsing the former vice president for the Democratic nomination over his last remaining primary rival Bernie Sanders. The NEA’s board of directors chose Biden following a recommendation from the organization’s political action committee board, following months of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Speaks On Coronavirus Reponse

ABC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver a statement Friday afternoon about a legislative package to respond to the spread of the coronavirus, with measures including free testing, paid emergency sick leave, and increasing funds for food security programs and Medicaid. The House did not vote on the bill Thursday, but may do so on Friday, after extensive …

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Police: Ex-Florida Gov Candidate In Meth Incident

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, was involved in a suspected crystal meth incident early Friday morning in Miami Beach, a source from the City of Miami Beach confirmed. According to a police report, Miami Beach Fire Rescue crews were called to a hotel at 1100 West Avenue shortly before 1 a.m. regarding …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Speaks On Coronavirus Crisis

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is talking about the coronavirus in Delaware Thursday afternoon. Biden is holding a press conference in Wilmington to discuss the public health emergency surrounding the coronavirus outbreaks across the nation. The press conference is being held in place of an event Biden was supposed to attend in Tampa, Florida.

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DNC Chair Tom Perez: Dem Convention Will Happen

Axios reports: In an interview with “Axios on HBO,” Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez flatly denied that he was even entertaining the idea of canceling July’s Democratic convention in Milwaukee and replacing it with an online convention due to the coronavirus outbreak. In the interview, which was taped Monday in Florida and will air Sunday night at 6pm ET/PT, …

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Bernie Sanders: I’m Not Dropping Out Of The Race

CBS News reports: Despite a big day for former Vice President Joe Biden at the polls on Tuesday, Bernie Sanders isn’t going anywhere. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Burlington, Vermont, the Senator vowed to stay in the race and “continue the fight” to unseat President Trump. He cited the desire for better healthcare and the need for more …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sanders Gives Statement On Campaign

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders will appear at a 1 p.m. news conference on Wednesday to provide an update on the future of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, a day after a series of crushing losses to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. that significantly narrowed his path to victory. Mr. Sanders spent the …

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DETROIT: Michelle Obama Cancels GOTV Rally

Reuters reports: A get-out-the-vote rally with Michelle Obama is getting canceled due to coronavirus fears. The former first lady was poised to be on-hand on March 27 at the kick-off rally for When We All Vote in Detroit. In a Wednesday message, the organization — a nonpartisan group that works to increase voter participation across the country — told supporters …

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Sanders Co-Chair: Sunday’s Debate Will Still Happen

The Hill reports: Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, said Wednesday that there is “no doubt” that “polling and momentum” in the Democratic presidential primary race is now with former Vice President Joe Biden, following his performance in states where voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Khanna told CNN’s “New Day” that “undoubtedly” Biden had …

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Yang Endorses Biden: The Math Is Prohibitive [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang endorsed Joe Biden live on CNN on Tuesday night, calling him “the right man for the job to help us not just defeat Donald Trump, but govern the country in the years ahead.” “I believe that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee and I’ve always said I’m going to support whoever …

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Bernie Sanders Wins North Dakota Caucuses

The Associated Press reports: Bernie Sanders has won North Dakota’s Democratic presidential caucuses. Participation in Tuesday’s contest was expected to be dramatically higher than it was four years ago. That’s mainly due to a procedural change that makes the caucuses function more like a traditional election, with citizens able to drop in at 14 caucus sites to cast their ballot …

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Sanders So Far Quiet On Primary Losses, AOC Gloomy

Axios reports: The big question for Bernie Sanders after Tuesday night’s losses: Is there a path back to the Democratic nomination, or is Joe Biden’s trajectory unstoppable? Notably, Sanders did not comment on the results. Pressure ramped up on him to concede and Biden carefully began to turn his remarks to the general election after extending his delegate lead in …

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