Tag Archives: Tom Perez

Michael Steele Floats Bid For Governor Of Maryland

The Baltimore Sun reports: A pair of high-profile political figures of opposite parties — Republican Michael Steele and Democrat Tom Perez — say they are considering running for Maryland governor in 2022. Steele, the former lieutenant governor who is now an MSNBC commentator, said he will seriously consider a campaign to succeed two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who cannot run …

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Former DNC Chair Tom Perez Floats Bid For MD Gov

Politico reports: Former Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez is considering a run for Maryland governor in 2022. “I live here in Maryland,” he told liberal podcaster Bill Press in an episode of Press’ show, “The Bill Press Pod,” set to air on Tuesday morning. “Our current incumbent [governor] is term-limited. [I’m] taking a look at that; we’ll see what …

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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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DNC Chair Won’t Step Down Despite Iowa Fiasco

The Des Moines Register reports: Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez answered affirmatively when asked if he takes responsibility for Iowa caucus issues — but when asked if he would resign, he said, “absolutely not.” Perez spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” following criticisms of the Iowa caucus and a call for his resignation after results …

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DNC Calls For Iowa Recanvass Over Inconsistencies

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez on Thursday called for a recanvass of Iowa following chaos and delayed results during the state’s Democratic caucuses earlier this week. Perez’s tweet came shortly after a New York Times report that found caucus results released Wednesday contained errors and inconsistencies that contradicted caucus rules in some cases, although the newspaper …

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DNC Again Raises Thresholds To Make Debate Stage

The New York Times reports: The Democratic National Committee will again increase the qualification standards for its next debate in January, requiring candidates to receive at least 5 percent support in four qualifying polls, or 7 percent in two early-state polls, making it likely that the field of candidates will be winnowed further for the event. The announcement on Friday …

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DNC Chair Tom Perez: Nobody Will Be Talking About Hand Size Or Silly Nicknames At Democratic Debates

“We’re going to talk about the issues. There will be nobody talking about hand size. There will be nobody talking about silly nicknames for their opponents, we’ll leave that to the Republicans. I think people want to know what do you stand for, what are you going to fight for and will you fight for the issues that matter to …

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Russia, If You’re Listening: Dems Ask RNC For Promise That They Won’t “Encourage The Theft Of Private Data”

CBS News reports: Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez asked his Republican counterpart, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, to promise that Republicans will not “encourage theft of private data” or use information from stolen data in campaigns. Perez’s request, published in an open letter on Medium Monday, came days after special counsel Robert Mueller’s report confirmed Russian interference in …

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DNC Excludes Fox From Hosting 2020 Dem Debates

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic National Committee has decided to exclude Fox News Channel from televising any of its candidate debates during the 2019-2020 cycle as a result of published revelations detailing the cable network’s close ties to the Trump administration. In a statement Wednesday, DNC Chairman Tom Perez cited a story in the New Yorker magazine this week …

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DNC To Ask All 2020 Candidates To Sign “Affirmation” That They Will Campaign And Serve As Democrats

CNN reports: The Democratic National Committee plans to meet with 2020 campaigns next week to hand out an “affirmation form” for candidates to sign and certify they will run and serve as members of the Democratic Party, a DNC official said Tuesday. The announcement follows Bernie Sanders’ entry into the 2020 campaign earlier Tuesday — his second consecutive presidential election. …

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DNC Nixes “Undercard” Debates For WH Candidates

There will be no “kids table” debates for Democrats like we saw with Republicans in 2016. Politico reports: With the prospect of upward of 20 Democrats running for president in 2020, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez announced on Thursday that the party would split up candidates by random selection and host debates on consecutive nights if there were too …

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Dems To Start Presidential Primary Debates In June

Bloomberg News reports: Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters’ attention. Making public his first in a series of decisions over the 2020 debate calendar, Perez said …

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Democrats Celebrate Anniversaries Of Obergefell, Windsor, And Lawrence Rulings For LGBT Civil Rights

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: On the 3rd anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5th anniversary of U.S. v. Windsor, and the 15th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement: “Before the Supreme Court handed down its decision in U.S. v. Windsor five years ago, Edie Windsor said, ‘I think justice will …

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Dems Blast Trump’s Withdrawal From UN Council As “Disturbing” Given His Love For Despots And Dictators

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez:  “The United States should be leading the world on human rights, not retreating into isolation and separating young children from their families. Because of our seat at the table, we’ve been able to give voice to the voiceless around the world while fighting for the council’s fair treatment of our allies like Israel. …

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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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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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Democrats Issue Pride Month Proclamation And Call On Trump To Pressure Other Nations To Protect LGBTs

One year ago today President Obama issued his final LGBT Pride Month proclamation. We’re not holding our breath for any recognition from the current White House, but the Democrats have come through. From DNC chairman Tom Perez:   “From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, our nation has made great strides in LGBTQ rights. LGBTQ Pride Month is an opportunity to …

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez On Obamacare Repeal Vote: Trump “Will Own Every Preventable Death” That Results

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez blasted the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare ahead of the House vote on Thursday, saying President Trump and Republicans “will own every preventable death” as a result. “Trump and Republicans will own every preventable death, every untreated illness and every bankruptcy that American families will be forced to bear if this …

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Trump: The DNC Chair Race Was Totally “Rigged”

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday tweeted that the race for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman was “rigged.” “Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!” Trump added. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next DNC chairman in a win for centrist Democrats. The race, which …

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Obama Congratulates New DNC Chairman Tom Perez: He’ll Unite Democrats Under The Banner Of Opportunity

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama has congratulated Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party and commended his decision to ask runner-up Keith Ellison to be his deputy. Obama said in a statement that he knows “Perez will unite us under that banner of opportunity, and lay the groundwork for a new generation of Democratic …

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