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  • The Republican Running Against Donald Trump Took His Message To The Iowa State Fair. Few Listened.

    08/12/2019 1:29:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | August 12, 2019 | Rosie Gray in Des Moines
    DES MOINES — Democratic presidential candidates descended on Iowa in a flurry of activity this weekend, attending the annual Wing Ding dinner and speaking at the Iowa State Fair, meeting as many voters as they could and kicking off the primary season in earnest. Top-tier candidates like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders attracted huge crowds who followed their every move as they ate corn dogs and looked at the cow made of butter. And then, more quietly, there was Bill Weld. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, arrived at the fair Sunday morning as a drizzly rain started to...
  • Cory Booker Says Donald Trump "Is Responsible" For The El Paso Shooting

    08/04/2019 3:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | August 4, 2019 | Kadia Goba
    Booker and Beto O'Rourke both cited the president's rhetoric and stoking of racial division in the wake of the Texas shooting. Sen. Cory Booker placed blame on President Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric for a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left at least 20 people dead. The shooting is being investigated as an act of domestic terror and a hate crime after officials said that they believed, but have not confirmed, a manifesto filled with anti-immigrant and white supremacist language was posted online and written by the gunman. “I think, at the end of the day, especially...
  • This is what it's really like being in the crowd at a 17,000-person Trump rally

    08/03/2019 4:01:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Mirror ^ | August 2, 2019 | Christopher Bucktin
    Mirror’s man in US enters fray at Trump rally to see why supporters love him Standing among the crowd wearing Make America Great Again caps and T-shirts while some of them screamed “Shove gun control up your a**” and “Trump Rambo”, I was nervous. Typically I’d cover Donald Trump’s rallies from either behind the penned barricades or from the safety of a live feed off a TV news channel. But this time it was different. For, after braving five hours waiting to board the Trump Train at the President’s latest 2020 re-election rally, I joined thousands of his supporters in...
  • 'We Love Trump': Enthusiasm for President’s Re-Election Is High At Cincinnati Rally

    08/03/2019 5:34:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | August 3, 2019 | Jeremy Hobson and Chris Bentley
    This week’s Democratic debates didn’t offer many hints about who will be the face of the party next year. In fact, they highlighted how far the Democrats are from deciding what their pitch will be to voters and who will make it. On the Republican side, however, it was clear at President Trump’s campaign rally Thursday night in Cincinnati, that the general election is already underway. I hadn’t been to a Trump rally since 2016 — right before he won the South Carolina primary and long before he had the nomination wrapped up. Back then, voters were drawn to Trump’s...
  • Ohio Dem Party chair: Trump's 'rambling rallies' are fun for some, but he's 'underwater' in state

    08/03/2019 4:47:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2019 | David Montanaro
    Responding to President Trump's Cincinnati rally, Ohio's Democratic Party chairman said Friday on "America's Newsroom" that promises to Ohioans have not been kept and that's why Trump's poll numbers are lagging in the state. David Pepper argued that Trump made "very specific" promises to Ohio voters about jobs and infrastructure in 2016, but questioned the results. "The truth is, what he didn't talk about last night was all those promises. He can't talk about them because he's broken them all," said Pepper, accusing Trump of "doing nothing about" the closure of a General Motors plant in Lordstown.
  • Pollster: Voter dials show independents siding with Trump on immigration

    08/02/2019 5:58:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 2, 2019 | Joshua Nelson
    Pollster Lee Carter measured the responses of a group of 100 voters to President Trump’s rally in Cincinnati and she said Friday that independents are leaning toward the president's immigration stance. At one point in the speech, Trump said Democrats’ greatest “betrayal” was supporting “open borders’ and Democratic lawmakers “care more about illegal aliens than they care about their own constituents." “We’re not going to do that,” Trump said to his base at the rally on Thursday. Carter, president of communications consulting firm Maslansky + Partners, said the voter-reaction analysis showed independents tracking closer to Republicans than Democrats in response...
  • These Democratic candidates should drop out now

    08/02/2019 10:38:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 1, 2019 | Albert Hunt, The Hill
    Joe Biden survived the second round of Democratic presidential debates, but it became more apparent that over half the 22-person field is irrelevant and should get out, the sooner the better. The former vice president was repeatedly under attack on health care, criminal justice, immigration and abortion. He stumbled sometimes, but overall was sharper than his mediocre performance in the first debate a month ago. This won't assuage fears of mainstream Democrats that the 76-year-old Biden may not be up to the challenge of a protracted primary fight and bitter battle against Donald Trump. Still he was sufficiently engaged to...
  • Maybe don't drive anywhere Thursday: Donald Trump rally, sold out Riverbend concert in Cincinnati

    07/31/2019 12:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Enquirer | July 31, 2019 | Sarah Brookbank
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2019/07/31/president-donald-trump-cincinnati-thursday-traffic-northern-kentucky-road-closed-riverbend-traffic/1880236001/
  • ‘Complete This Sentence: Donald Trump Wins Reelection If … ’

    06/27/2019 8:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | June 26, 2019 | Tim Alberta
    Never has there been a presidential race as sprawling and wide-open as the 2020 Democratic primary. It would be a landscape entirely without a map, except that a small handful of battle-hardened veterans have navigated similar terrain before. At the kickoff of the primary debate season four years ago, no fewer than 16 candidates were jockeying for position in the largest Republican presidential field in history—only to end up being mowed down by Donald J. Trump in what became a slaughterhouse of a campaign. What’s in store for this year’s Democrats? To get an insider’s view, POLITICO Magazine invited four...
  • Elizabeth Warren Tries Out Presidential Pitch in Cincinnati

    05/11/2019 5:45:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    City Beat ^ | May 11, 2019 | Nick Swartsell
    The Massachusetts senator talked up economic policies she says will benefit America's working and middle classes at a campaign event today You probably wouldn't usually go to Cincinnati's cavernous music venue Bogart's at 11 a.m. for a 45-minute talk about economic policy, but roughly 1,000 prospective voters supporting or curious about Democratic presidential primary contender U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren did today. Minus a couple flubs, Warren brought enough energy to fill the room, showcasing a wonky but neatly-packaged policy platform aimed squarely at voters disenchanted with the nation's economic and political structures and a controversial Republican administration. The Massachusetts senator,...
  • Bernie Sanders coming to Ohio, promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

    04/13/2019 6:43:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WCMH-TV ^ | April 13, 2019 | The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020. Sanders, speaking to a crowd of about 2,400 who braved 40-degree (4 Celsius) temperatures with a stiff 20 mph (32 kph) wind, pledged to flip Midwestern states such as Wisconsin that Trump narrowly won in 2016. "Together, we are going to make sure that does not happen again," Sanders said to cheers....
  • Gardner, Portman endorse Trump for 2020

    01/30/2019 6:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2019 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is throwing his support behind President Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, a move that could stir trouble for his own electoral prospects next year. Gardner, a onetime critic of Trump, told IJR that he was backing the president, because he believed Trump would do right by the people of Colorado. “Look, there are things here – look, I’ve made it very clear that where I agree with the president, we will agree or where I disagree, we will disagree,” Gardner said. “But I’m going to fight like hell for Colorado, and we’ve done some good things for...
  • Campaign’s final week could include President Trump visit (West Virginia)

    10/27/2018 4:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Metro News ^ | October 27, 2018 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Various reports indicate President Donald Trump will return to West Virginia before the Nov. 6 General Election to stump for state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in his run for U.S. Senate. According to a Reuters report, Trump will go on an 8-state blitz beginning next Wednesday including campaign stops in West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Montana, Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee. Morrisey, who has trailed U.S. Senator Joe Manchin in most of the major polls, predicted during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” earlier this week that Trump would return. Trump visited Wheeling Sept. 29. “A vote for Patrick...
  • Brett Kavanaugh: John Kasich says hold off, Mike DeWine says consider the evidence

    09/27/2018 8:15:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Enquirer | September 27, 2018 | Jackie Borchardt
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/09/27/brett-kavanaugh-john-kasich-and-mike-dewine-say-hold-off/1439297002/
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at Ohio GOP Dinner (Aug 24)

    08/24/2018 7:10:19 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 18 replies
    C-span ^ | August 24, 2018 | C-span
    President Trump delivered remarks at the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in downtown Columbus. He told party members to encourage voters to get out an vote in the 2018 elections, saying it was the party’s responsibility to protect its 2016 win with followup victories in the midterms. He also talked about recent economic metrics and immigration policy.
  • Why Donald Trump's return to Ohio is a big deal

    08/16/2018 1:00:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | August 16, 2018 | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — There’s an argument to be made that President Donald Trump would be best served by spending his precious time between now and the November election focusing on states other than Ohio. Ohio ranks pretty low on the list of battleground races that will determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives next year, even though a handful of races for Republican-held seats here could be unusually close. Similarly, battleground Senate races in other states also seem more competitive. This is best illustrated by the telling lack of Senate-related political spending in Ohio so far by the...
  • Trump’s not the reason the GOP sputtered in Ohio

    08/12/2018 12:07:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 11, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O’Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus — an Ohio district the GOP has held for decades and President Trump won by 11 percentage points two years ago. (The race — still too close to call with a margin of 1,564 votes — won’t be declared until Aug. 24, when all the absentee ballots have been counted.) In May, Republican Rick Saccone lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, another district that voted solidly Trump. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition of Trump...
  • Ohio Finds Nearly 600 Uncounted Votes In Too-Close-To-Call Special Election

    08/09/2018 11:29:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Liza Hearon, The Huffington Post
    Ohio officials have discovered 588 uncounted votes in this week’s special election for the 12th Congressional District, further tightening the already too-close-to-call race. “The votes from a portion of one voting location had not been processed into the tabulation system,” the Franklin County Board of Elections said in a press release Wednesday. The uncounted votes were from a Columbus suburb. Prior to the discovery, Republican Troy Balderson led Democrat Danny O’Connor by more than 1,700 votes. With the 588 votes included, the margin narrows to 1,564, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. President Donald Trump prematurely declared victory for Balderson on...
  • Republicans Scramble Trump To Ohio To Avert Special Election Loss

    08/03/2018 8:45:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 3, 2018 | Adora Namigadde
    The last special congressional election before Election Day is turning into a nail-biter for Republicans. President Trump will make a campaign stop on Saturday for Troy Balderson, a Republican state senator running to represent Ohio's 12th congressional district, which includes affluent suburbs of Columbus as well as rural parts of central Ohio. The Aug. 7 election takes place in a district that voted 53-42 for President Trump in 2016 while returning Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican, to Congress by a large margin. But halfway through his term, Tiberi resigned out of frustration with the political climate and took a job...
  • How Trump Won Re-election in 2020

    07/26/2018 6:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 26, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    A sneak peek at the Times’s news analysis from Nov. 4, 2020. Nov. 4, 2020 In the end, a bitterly fought election came down to the old political aphorism, popularized during Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 run against George H.W. Bush: “It’s the economy, stupid.” This time, however, it was the Republican incumbent, not his Democratic challenger, who benefited from that truism. Donald J. Trump has been decisively re-elected as president of the United States, winning every state he carried in 2016 and adding Nevada, even as he once again failed, albeit narrowly, to gain a majority of the popular vote....