Tag Archives: independents

Schultz: Dems Like Warren Will Get Trump Reelected

CBS News reports: “I really believe the spoiler in all of this is going to be a far-left Democratic candidate, if that’s who gets the nomination, who is walking the shoes of a socialist,” Schultz said in an interview on Saturday. “Lifelong Republicans who do not want to pull the lever for Donald Trump are not gonna pull the lever …

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Bernie Signs Pledge To Run And Serve As A Democrat

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), a longtime independent, signed a pledge Tuesday saying he would seek the presidency as a Democrat and govern as a Democrat if elected. The move comes in response to a new rule from the Democratic National Committee that requires all candidates for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination to sign such a pledge …

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Bernie Files For 2024 Senate Run As An Independent

The Daily Beast reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is officially running for two different federal offices under two different party labels. On Monday, Sanders filed for re-election to the Senate in 2024, listing his party as “independent.” Team Sanders said the filing was an automatic renewal of Sanders’ candidacy, a standard move for victorious congressional candidates ahead of anticipated reelection …

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Bernie On Taking Advice From Hillary: “I Think Not”

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Friday on “The View” that he will not be asking for campaign advice from former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. When asked whether he would the counsel of Clinton, who in 2016 beat him to the presidential nomination, Sanders said “I think not. Hillary and I have fundamental…differences. Sanders added that regardless …

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Bernie Sanders’ Top Advertising Strategists Jump Ship

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ nascent presidential campaign made a major staffing shuffle on Tuesday, with three of his top ad gurus from his 2016 campaign announcing they would not stay on for his 2020 run. Tad Devine, Julian Mulvey and Mark Longabaugh in a joint statement cited a differing “creative vision” from the senator for their split. The eponymous …

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Bernie Sanders Raises $6 Million In First 24 Hours

The New York Times reports: Just over 24 hours after announcing his presidential bid, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has already raised $6 million from more than 225,000 donors, his campaign said Wednesday morning. That amount far surpasses what any of his rivals have disclosed raising after their own announcements this year. Previously, Senator Kamala Harris of California had claimed …

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Bernie Raises $1.2M In First Hours After 2020 Launch

Axios reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ newly launched presidential campaign estimated he raised $1.2 million from 42,000 donors in the first 3.5 hours after his official announcement on Tuesday morning. Sen. Kamala Harris, the biggest fundraiser in the race to date, raised $1.5 million from 38,000 online donors in the 24 hours after she announced her presidential bid last month. The …

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BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Campaign

Newsweek reports: Bernie Sanders is officially in the running for the 2020 presidential race, with the Vermont Senator telling Vermont Public Radio in an interview that aired Tuesday morning that he’s ready to “move the revolution forward.” “We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” the independent lawmaker said in …

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Howard Schultz: I Honestly Don’t See Color [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Howard Schultz, the billionaire ex-Starbucks chief executive considering an independent presidential campaign, went viral on Twitter on Tuesday night after a CNN town hall. Schultz was asked a question about racial profiling in light of a highly publicized incident in which two black men were arrested after attempting to use the restroom at a Starbucks without …

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Howard Schultz Has Jeb-Style “Please Clap” Moment

Time Magazine reports: Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks and possible 2020 presidential candidate, just got a round of applause while speaking to students at Purdue University on Thursday. The problem is, he had to ask for it. “The cost of an education here will be less expensive in nominal dollars in 2020 than it was in 2012. Congratulations,” …

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Howard Schultz Doesn’t Want To Be Called A Billionaire

During an interview with CNBC last night, former Starbucks CEO appeared to take exception with the term “billionaire” when asked if people like him have too much power. “The moniker ‘billionaire’ now has become the catchphrase. I would rephrase that and say that ‘people of means’ have been able to leverage their wealth and their interest in ways that are …

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Bernie Sanders To Deliver His Own SOTU Response

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver his own response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday for the third year running. The senator’s office confirmed to The Hill that his response will follow Trump’s speech and be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Sanders, who is an independent but caucuses with Democrats, will be …

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Schultz Deletes His Tweet Praising Right Wing Column Which Called Harris “Shrill” And Warren “Fauxcahontas”

The Hill reports: Howard Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO who has floated an independent run at the White House, deleted a tweet Wednesday in which he praised a column that insulted other 2020 contenders. In the now-deleted tweet, Schultz linked to a piece that called Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “shrill” and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Fauxcahontas,” a reference to her …

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Howard Schultz Doesn’t Know Cost Of Cheerios [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, amid a media tour rife with awkward moments, got stumped by Morning Joe on Wednesday when asked: “How much does an 18-ounce box of Cheerios cost?” “An 18 ounce box of Cheerios? I don’t eat Cheerios,” the billionaire responded to host Mika Brzezinski. When she revealed the price was four dollars, …

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Billionaire Howard Schultz Blames Run As Independent On AOC’s Proposal To Tax Billionaires As Billionaires

The Daily Beast reports: Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he can’t run for president as a Democrat because he doesn’t like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70-percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million. In an interview with CNBC Monday night, he shed some light on why he feels he would not run as a …

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Howard Schultz Heckled About Possible WH Bid [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A day after Howard Schultz said he might run for U.S. president, a heckler shouted “don’t help elect Trump” at the former Starbucks CEO, voicing concerns that his independent bid could help President Donald Trump win re-election in 2020. “Don’t help elect Trump, you egotistical, billionaire, asshole,” shouted the heckler at a Schultz book promotion in New York …

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Howard Schultz: I’d Run As A “Centrist Independent”

“I am seriously thinking of running for president. I will run as a centrist independent, outside of the two-party system we’re living at a most-fragile time not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are …

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Former Starbucks CEO Teases Independent WH Bid

The Atlantic reports: These days, the difference between the parties is starker than it’s ever been in modern times. Yet here comes Howard Schultz, a billionaire who feels that he might be the answer to American politics, and that he’d run for president as an independent. Schultz, the former Starbucks CEO, says in a 60 Minutes interview already recorded but …

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REPORT: Bernie To Announce 2020 Bid “Imminently”

Yahoo News reports: Three years after fighting a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary race against Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making another run for the White House. Two sources with direct knowledge of his plans told Yahoo News that Sanders, an independent and self-described “democratic socialist,” plans to announce his presidential bid imminently. While Sanders has been mulling a …

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Bernie: My Dem Opponents Want Black, Gay, Female, Latino Candidates “Regardless Of What They Stand For”

From a just-published profile in GQ Magazine: “There are people who are very big into diversity but whose views end up being not particularly sympathetic to working people, whether they’re white or black or Latino,” he said. “My main belief is that we need to bring together a coalition of people—of black and white and Latino and Asian-American and Native-American—around …

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