Tag Archives: US Senate

Democrats +3 On 2020 Generic Congressional Ballot

Politico reports: Democrats lead Republicans by 3 points on a generic congressional matchup, according to a new poll of registered voters. The Politico-Morning Consult survey released Wednesday found that 42 percent of respondents said they would vote for a Democratic candidate for Congress, whereas 39 percent said they would vote Republican. Meanwhile, only 39 percent of respondents said they would …

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Mitch McConnell Launches 2020 Reelection Bid With Clip Bragging About Blocking Obama’s SCOTUS Pick

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday kicked off his 2020 reelection bid with a video highlighting his successful effort to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland — a move that helped reshape the court and over which Democrats are still fuming. The video also includes footage of President Trump hailing McConnell as …

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Leads GOP 2020 Senate Poll

Alabama Politics reports: Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore leads the field of potential Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Sen. Doug Jones (D), a year and a half after Moore lost what was supposed to be an easy election in a deep red state. A new poll shows Moore leading a still-evolving field of Alabama Republicans vying …

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Releases Ten Years Of Tax Returns

Via press release from the Sanders campaign: Sen. Bernie Sanders today released 10 years of tax returns including his 2018 return. The release, nine months before the first votes are cast, recognizes the changing expectations that all candidates, not just nominees, should release their taxes. The Sanders’ tax returns, which are straightforward and uncomplicated with few additional forms or deductions, …

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Sen. Kamala Harris Releases 15 Years Of Tax Returns

Politico reports: Sen. Kamala Harris and her husband reported a total income of about $2 million in their 2018 federal tax return, according to a large release of filings on Sunday by the California Democrat that her presidential campaign is billing as the “most transparent” of the sprawling 2020 field. Harris released 15 years of tax returns in all — …

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Sen. Joe Manchin Endorses Susan Collins For 2020

Axios reports: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin made a rare move on Thursday breaking with his party by endorsing embattled Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ 2020 re-election bid, saying he would travel to Maine to campaign for her if asked, and it “would be an absolute shame” for “America to lose someone like Susan Collins.” Why it matters: Collins, who cast the …

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Herman Cain Calls Senate Critics “A Bunch Of Yahoos”

The Kansas City Star reports: Herman Cain, whose prospects for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors have grown shaky before President Donald Trump even nominates him, likely gave his detractors in the U.S. Senate more reason to oppose his confirmation with comments at a University of Kansas lecture Wednesday night. He described the Senate Banking Committee, which …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Raises $6 Million In First Quarter

Politico reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren raised $6 million in the first three months of the year, landing her in the middle of the pack of 2020 candidates and highlighting the difficulty ahead competing for money against more prolific fundraisers like Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke. The Massachusetts Democrat also burned through more than 85 percent of what she raised in …

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LIVE VIDEO: AG Testifies Before Senate Committee

The Associated Press reports: Attorney General William Barr is returning to Capitol Hill for a second time this week as lawmakers, the White House and the American public anxiously await his release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. Barr will speak to a Senate appropriations subcommittee Wednesday, the second of two days of hearings about his department’s budget. Like …

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Bernie Sanders To Release His Tax Returns By Monday

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders, whose $18 million fund-raising haul has solidified his status as a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Tuesday that he would release 10 years of tax returns by Tax Day on Monday and acknowledged that he has joined the ranks of the millionaires he has denounced for years. “April 15 is …

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Bernie Mocks Trump On “Wind Cancer” In New Video

Newsweek reports: Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, has attacked President Donald Trump’s statements on wind turbines, calling Trump the “only person in the world” who believes these wind-energy converters cause cancer. Sanders took the president to task over statements he made while talking about this renewable form of energy earlier this month, lampooning him in …

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Woman Arrested For “Anthrax” Threat To Susan Collins

The Portland Press Herald reports: Federal prosecutors charged a Burlington woman with mailing a threatening letter containing a white powder to the Bangor home of Sen. Susan Collins. Suzanne E. Muscara, 37, faces one count of mailing a threatening communication, and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. She is expected to make her …

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Sen. Cory Booker Raises $5 Million In First Quarter

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Cory Booker has raised more than $5 million in the two months since he announced his 2020 plans, the presidential candidate’s campaign said Sunday. Booker’s haul, while competitive, puts him behind other Democratic White House aspirants, including former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.) and South Bend, Ind., …

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Fritz Hollings, Dem Senator For 38 Years, Dies At 97

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings, the charismatic and quick-witted former U.S. senator and South Carolina governor who became one of the state’s most important national political figures, died early Saturday after a period of declining health. He was 97. “Our father, Fritz Hollings, was dedicated to his family, the United States Senate and the people …

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Harry Reid Loses Suit Against Exercise Band Maker

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: A Las Vegas jury rejected former U.S. Sen Harry Reid’s claims in a civil case against the makers of a resistance exercise band after about an hour of deliberations Friday. Reid was injured while using an exercise band and blamed the injuries for ending his political career. According to Reid’s lawsuit, with losing vision in …

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Stacey Abrams Torn Between Senate And WH Bids

Politico reports: Stacey Abrams is doing everything a would-be presidential candidate would do: a nationwide book tour, candidate cattle calls and stops on late-night television and morning news shows. But the Georgia Democrat is also still actively considering a run for a seat in the Senate, and top Democrats continue to court her aggressively for the race. Abrams met with …

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Jeff Flake Reveals Death Threats From Trump Cultists

The Guardian reports: Jeff Flake, the former Republican senator for Arizona and a vocal critic of the Trump administration, has revealed he received a number of threats from supporters of the president before he left office this year. In an interview with the Guardian, Flake described several examples of threatening messages and behaviour made against him and his family that …

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Florida GOP Rep May Run For Senate In Alabama

Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a Fox News favorite and a bulldog for President Trump on the Hill, is reportedly mulling a move across the border to Alabama to run for Sen. Doug Jones’ (D-AL) seat when he’s up for reelection in 2020. According to a Republican lawmaker who is close to Gaetz who spoke to The …

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Senate GOP Blocks Mueller Resolution For Fifth Time

Axios reports: Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be released to Congress and the public. This is the 5th time that Republicans — led by Paul and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — have blocked the resolution, which passed unanimously in the House last month. Paul has argued in favor …

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Sen. Kamala Harris Raises $12 Million In First Quarter

Politico reports: Kamala Harris on Monday announced raising $12 million over the first quarter of her presidential campaign, setting an early high bar for the sprawling Democratic field challenging President Donald Trump in 2020. Harris’ number is certain to be eclipsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas, who each raised about $6 million …

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