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  • Harris: Biden 'would be a great running mate'

    05/15/2019 12:57:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/2019 | Tal Axelrod
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) dismissed speculation that she would be a sought-after running mate to balance out a presidential ticket, instead calling current Democratic front-runner Joe Biden a great potential vice presidential nominee for her. “I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate. As vice president he’s proven that he knows how to do the job,” Harris said at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Harris is often touted as a great potential running mate to add diversity to a Democratic ticket should she fall short in pursuing the presidential nomination herself.
  • Former DNC official blasts party leaders for allowing ‘bulls**t candidates’ in debates

    05/08/2019 1:46:13 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 24 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/8/19 | Jon Dougherty
    As the primary season ahead of the 2020 election heats up, Democrats are proving anew that theirs is the party of authoritarianism and top-down mandates, not small-“r” republicanism, liberty, and democracy. Upset that his party is ‘allowing’ little-known candidates vying for the presidential nomination a place at the table for at least some Democratic debates, a former DNC official laments that there is too much deference and attention being given to “bullshit candidates” instead of the “leaders.” What’s more, the former official didn’t even have the courage to identify himself, as the Washington Free Beacon reported.
  • Blue States Spit in the Face Of Democracy, Taking Trump Off The 2020 Ballot

    04/30/2019 10:49:00 PM PDT · by SimonDaily · 33 replies
    https://thepatriotchronicles.com/ ^ | 4/30/19 | Simon Daily
    This is ridiculous Liberals are trying to stop Trump from winning in 2020. Where that is no shock, it’s the how that’s bizarre. Instead of relying on Democracy and voting, Dems are attempting to take Trump off the ballot entirely over his tax returns.
  • List of registered 2020 presidential candidates (only 227 RATS so far...)

    04/16/2019 7:03:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 4/16/19
    This table lists candidates who have filed with the FEC to run for president. Some applicants use pseudonyms; candidate names and party affiliations are written as they appear on the FEC website on the date that they are initially filed with the FEC. As of April 15, 2019, there are 671 candidates who filed to run, including: 227 Democratic candidates 84 Republican candidates 24 Libertarian candidates 14 Green candidates
  • Democrat Presidential Hopefuls Proffer Reasons to Vote for Them [semi-satire]

    03/23/2019 1:24:14 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2019 | John Semmens
    The growing roster of Democrats vying for the Party's 2020 presidential nomination has led to a desperate search for winning issues. Among the ideas being market tested are Andrew Yang's proposal to establish a "Legion of Builders and Destroyers" who will don capes and masks and embark on a quest to restore the foreskins of males who have been circumcised. "The mutilation has gone on for far too long," he says. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has cited his balanced experience of being both a lawbreaker and a lawmaker as "a more well-rounded resume than anyone else in the race....
  • Democratic and Republican Résumé-Enhancers: Compare What Each Party Looks For in a Candidate

    02/22/2019 7:03:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2019 | Mark Deutschle
    What does it take to get ahead in today's world? If I were a young person entering politics, I'd be looking for the best résumé-enhancers, to see what sort of qualifications and accomplishments are shared by those "getting ahead" in today's political arena. Who are all these people getting ahead, and how are they doing it? After serving as a Chicago community organizer and Illinois state senator, Barack Obama rose from a pedestrian three years as a U.S. senator to become the 44th president of the United States. Coming out of a corrupt city and a corrupt state with corrupt...
  • Why Do People Flee Freedom?

    02/13/2019 11:24:17 AM PST · by huckfillary · 39 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | February 13, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Years ago, in 1941, psychoanalyst Erich Fromm published a book called “Escape from Freedom”. Amazon summarizes the book as follows: The pursuit of freedom has indelibly marked Western culture since Renaissance humanism and Protestantism began the fight for individualism and self-determination. This freedom, however, can make people feel unmoored, and is often accompanied by feelings of isolation, fear, and the loss of self, all leading to a desire for authoritarianism, conformity, or destructiveness. It is not only the question of freedom that makes Fromm’s debut book a timeless classic. In this examination of the roots of Nazism and fascism in...
  • What key 2020 candidates are saying about the Green New Deal

    02/10/2019 3:18:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/19 | Brett Samuels
    The Green New Deal has emerged as a key litmus test for prospective 2020 presidential candidates, with high-profile candidates jumping on board to back the progressive environmental pitch. On Sunday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) entered the 2020 race after supporting the proposal. Four other senators who have declared presidential bids have co-sponsored the resolution, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is mulling a 2020 campaign and has previously supported the concept, will back the plan. Their support highlights one of the progressive ideas at the center of the Democratic race, while the Republican National Committee dismissed the proposal as a...
  • Candidates Worthy of Some Last Minute Financial Support - Help Keep the House / Senate Red

    10/24/2018 1:42:22 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 41 replies
    self ^ | 10/24/18 | Self-Vanity
    The time is short - please list here candidates who are worthy of our last minute support - financial if at all possible. I will start: Dean Heller for Senate from Nevada: https://www.deanheller.com/ Corey Stewart for Senate in VA: (against the vile Tim Kaine) https://www.coreystewart.com/home Ted Budd for Congress in NC: Incumbent Repub against highly financed Dem. Lawyer. https://tedbudd.com/
  • Exiting Speaker Paul Ryan Stumps for GOP Candidates: Republicans Can Keep the House

    10/18/2018 6:08:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with CBS This Morning that he feels “pretty good” about the Republicans hanging on to the majority in the House. “Are Republicans going to keep the House?” Host John Dickerson asked Ryan. “I think we are,” Ryan said. “I feel pretty good about it.” The interview came after Ryan, who is leaving Congress at the end of this session, joined Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) at a campaign stop at a defense manufacturing plant in her New York district. Dickerson asked Ryan why he is optimistic about the midterms’ outcome. “I think...
  • Two Minnesota GOP candidates say they were attacked, punched

    10/17/2018 5:40:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 44 replies
    Fox 9 News, MN ^ | October 16 2018 | Theo Keith
    In a sign of how heated the fall campaign has become, two Minnesota Republicans say they were attacked and punched in separate incidents over the weekend. State Representative Sarah Anderson of Plymouth said she had confronted a man for kicking her campaign sign when he charged at her. First-time candidate Shane Mekeland of Becker said he suffered a concussion after a man punched him in the face at a Benton County restaurant.
  • Candidates Worthy of Financial and Other Support on Nov 6

    10/08/2018 10:29:44 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 38 replies
    Assorted candidates ^ | 10/9/18 | Corey Stewart and others
    Hoping we can get a thread going listing candidates for November who are worthy of financial and other support. Some areas have already started early voting. The time is short.
  • Web & TV Scripts for Republicans (Vanity/Activism)

    09/17/2018 4:46:55 PM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 13 September 2018 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    A long, thoughtful article on the 2018 battle for Congress got me thinking. Is it possible for the good folks at Free Republic to whip up a few short, punchy scripts for election commercials aimed at television and webcasting audiences? Perhaps excerpting the aforementioned article would be helpful: How Republicans Could Still Win A forthcoming poll suggests ways they can persuade voters in swing districts. This was a week of gloomy midterm polls for the Republican Party, with a wave of results projecting a Democratic takeover of the House and maybe even the Senate. But not all polls are created...
  • Ranked: The top 15 possible Democratic presidential candidates for 2020

    07/15/2018 7:01:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/15/18 | Aaron Blake
    We're now just four months, practically speaking, from the effective launch of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season. As soon as the 2018 midterm election is in the books — win or lose — you'll probably see a handful of the dozens of prospective candidates making moves or even launching campaigns to challenge President Donald Trump. Each quarter, the Washington Post handicaps potential candidates. Here is its latest ranking of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020: Worth watching: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Colorado Gov....
  • Only 27 Candidates Seek The California Governor’s Office Today

    06/05/2018 10:32:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/05/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    Everywhere is a bellwether in American politics these days. And every race allegedly tells you much of what might happen in the midterm elections on Nov. 6.In California, that just may be true in today’s primaries.The Republican Party remains a sad-sack affair statewide in the country’s most populous state.But it does currently hold potentially the critical balance that could keep the House for the GOP or swing it to the Nancy Pelosi crowd. She only needs 23 more House seats to regain the Speaker’s gavel from retiring Paul Ryan.In California, the GOP presently holds seven seats in House districts...
  • Pollster to Dem Candidates: Focus on Mueller Indictments

    05/24/2018 5:21:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 05/24/2018 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    With the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference now in its second year, Democratic pollsters are offering the party a way to hone a persuasive counterargument to President Trump's revved up rhetoric against Robert Mueller: talk less about the 2016 election and more about indictments handed down thus far. A new survey by Navigator Research, a group of top Democratic strategists and public opinion experts, finds that while 97 percent of Americans have heard about the Mueller probe, nearly 60 percent don't believe it has uncovered any crimes. The ongoing investigation has so far resulted in two dozen indictments,...
  • Crashing the boys' club: Women candidates find winning elections is only half the battle(barf)

    05/10/2018 1:13:12 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com/ ^ | 5/9/18 | Lisa Belkin
    For Tara Gaston, it was being repeatedly told “that’s not the way things have been done” on the Saratoga County, N.Y., board of supervisors, to which she had just been elected. For Haya Ayala, it was watching her bill calling for pay parity get “killed before it could get anywhere near the floor” of the Virginia House of Delegates, which she joined as one of an influx of newcomers last year. And for Deborah Gonzalez, it was taking her first meeting with the other candidate who had flipped a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives during a special election...
  • Senator Scott Wagner (Trump Lite) Favored by (PA) GOP Leaders in Caucus Straw Polls

    02/04/2018 9:02:59 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 5 replies
    Erie TV News ^ | Feb 4, 2018 | Lisa Adams
    Of four candidates seeking the republican nomination to run for Governor of Pennsylvania, Senator Scott Wagner of York has lead in all but one of the straw polls in party caucuses across the state. The northwest and southwest caucuses met on Saturday morning. They were the last two to weigh in. In a close vote 30 to 28, the southwest supported Senator Wagner over House Speaker Mike Turzai. Turzai who is from the Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley, was edged out in his home region. The northwest caucus, meeting in Clarion, turned out to be the outlier for the state. Their...
  • Applause for Tolls From Audience of Construction Workers

    01/25/2018 7:06:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | January 19, 2018 | Christine Stuart
    SOUTHINGTON, CT — In alphabetical order, a majority of Democratic and one unaffiliated candidates for governor endorsed the idea of installing electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways and received applause for it. The nine candidates participated in a forum Friday sponsored by the Connecticut Construction Industries Association. The same group sponsored a similar forum in December for the Republican gubernatorial candidates as well. None of the candidates who are still in the “exploratory” phase of their campaigns for governor were invited to either forum — only the declared candidates. The problem: Connecticut’s special transportation fund will start running a deficit in...
  • An independent and Democrats say tolls are necessary

    01/22/2018 11:11:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | January 19, 2018 | Mark Pazniokas
    Southington — Oz Griebel, a petitioning candidate for governor who once led the state Transportation Strategy Board, told an audience of construction executives and union members Friday that Connecticut must embrace electronic tolling and higher gasoline taxes to preserve and improve its transportation infrastructure.At a transportation forum for Democratic and unaffiliated candidates, Griebel offered the broadest prescription for how to stabilize and grow a special transportation fund now projected to hit insolvency by 2022, leaving the state unable to borrow money to address a growing backlog of transportation needs.Many of the Democrats, unlike the Republican field at a similar event...