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  • Feinstein to host fundraiser for Biden, in another apparent snub of fellow Californian Kamala Harris

    09/14/2019 9:45:16 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 14, 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    BFFs in D.C.? Apparently not U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris of California. According to reports, Feinstein, the senior senator from the Golden State, will throw a fundraiser next month for Democratic 2020 presidential frontrunner Joe Biden -- and not for Harris, another White House contender whose poll numbers suggest she could probably use some high-profile help. Feinstein and husband Richard Blum will co-host the Biden event Oct. 3 in San Francisco, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by CNBC. Feinstein first gave her backing to Biden in January, months before the former vice president made his...
  • Beto O’Rourke claims ‘living close to work’ is a ‘right’

    09/10/2019 1:37:15 PM PDT · by libstripper · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 10, 2019 | Alex Pappas
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke now claims you have a “right” to live near your job. “Living close to work shouldn't be a luxury for the rich,” the former Texas congressman tweeted Monday. “It's a right for everyone.” * * * “Rich people are going to have to allow -- or be forced to allow -- lower-income people to live near them,” he said.
  • Liz Peek: Ignorance and silliness on display as Democrats race down climate change rabbit hole

    09/09/2019 6:52:56 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 9, 2019 | Liz Peek
    Hurricane Dorian has claimed another victim: victory for Democrats in 2020. Last week’s marathon CNN climate forum makes it clear: Dorian blew what remained of Democrat common sense right off the map.
  • Republicans move to nix primaries in show of support for Trump

    09/06/2019 12:17:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | Rebecca Buck
    Republican officials in multiple states are on the verge of canceling their 2020 presidential primary elections in a show of support for President Donald Trump, even as some GOP candidates plan to challenge him. Party leaders in South Carolina, Nevada and Arizona have all expressed support for nixing their presidential primaries, and are expected to make it official over the coming weeks. Leaders of the South Carolina and Nevada Republican parties will each meet Saturday to reach a decision, while the Arizona GOP Executive Committee will discuss its decision at a Sept. 14 meeting. Kansas Republicans are also considering nixing...
  • DNC will reject Iowa Democrats' virtual caucus plan [truncated]

    08/30/2019 12:06:03 AM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 4 replies
    USA TODAY via YAHOO ^ | August 29, 2019 | [USA TODAY] Brianne Pfannenstiel
    The Democratic National Committee will reject Iowa's plan for virtual caucuses — a decision that both complicates the Iowa Democratic Party's implementation of the 2020 presidential caucuses and threatens their very existence going forward. The decision was confirmed to the Des Moines Register late Thursday by two sources close to the conversations. It follows a meeting of the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee last week in San Francisco, where members voiced concerns about the security of the Iowa plan and the potential for hacking. Neither representatives for the DNC nor the state party immediately responded to requests for comment Thursday...
  • Biden banking on electability but if he falters Warren hot on his heels in Iowa and NH (trunc)

    08/26/2019 7:59:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 6, 2019 | Mary Anne Marsh
    Insurance. You have it and hope you never use it. But, just in case, it’s always there. Joe Biden is insurance for Democrats in 2020. Yes, Biden is the frontrunner in the polls. Yes, many people think Biden will be the nominee. But if Biden doesn’t perform then Democrats will pick another candidate to challenge Donald Trump. In the meantime, Democrats will keep supporting Biden to make sure he’s in the strongest position, if he is the nominee, to take on the president.
  • CNN Poll: Joe Biden regains double-digit lead over 2020 Democratic field

    08/20/2019 7:13:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 50 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | Aug. 20, 2019 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Joe Biden has expanded his edge over the Democratic field in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with 29% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters saying they back the former vice president. That's up 7 points compared with a late June CNN survey. No other candidate has made meaningful gains over that time.
  • Democrats' Presidential Primary Debates proving to be a debacle

    08/04/2019 2:03:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/19 | David Singer
    The Biden elephant in the room cannot avoid scrutiny--even if Fox News moderators are not there asking the questions The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) decision to exclude Fox News from hosting any of the 12 planned presidential primary debates has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Fox News. That decision has enabled Republican voters to:
  • New York Democrat on Ocasio-Cortez, other progressives: 'Primaries go two ways'

    07/13/2019 6:57:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/19 | Jessica Campisi
    Rep. Greg Meeks reportedly called out fellow New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives for their ongoing feud with House leadership, saying “primaries go two ways.” Meeks, who is serving his 11th term in Congress, told the New York Daily News on Friday that Ocasio-Cortez should back down from her public spat with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “Primaries go two ways,” he told the Daily News. “If someone picks a fight with somebody else, you fight back. That’s what my parents told me.” He added: “If you get in the ring, expect that people are going to start...
  • Unthinkable: Could Kamala Harris Finish Fourth … In California?

    06/14/2019 7:15:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/14/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Kamala Harris started out the 2020 primary cycle as a potential frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Instead, Harris looks as though she won’t finish in the top three of her own home state. A new poll from UC Berkeley shows the former state attorney general and current senator in fourth place, well behind Joe Biden and two of Harris’ Senate colleagues from the East Coast: The findings from a UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, done for The Times, provide bad news for some of the contenders, starting with Sen. Kamala Harris. …Although Biden leads the race,...
  • Report: Michigan Poll Shows Justin Amash Trailing Primary Challenger By 16

    06/13/2019 9:12:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/13/2019 | Allahpundit
    Nothing would better encapsulate the GOP’s political turn over this past decade than watching the most hardcore small-government Republican in Congress get obliterated in a primary because he’s worried that the president committed a crime.I wonder if he’ll stick around and accept this beating as a matter of principle or announce his retirement before the election. If he retires, he’ll spare himself the embarrassment of defeat but be seen as running from a fight. If he runs again, he’ll show that he’s defiant to the end but very likely end up humiliated on Primary Day, to Trump’s great satisfaction.Alternate...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez out to primary Chuck Schumer?

    06/10/2019 8:50:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/10/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Well, well, well, what a pretty picture we have with Democrats these days, with radical Democrats now looking at primary fights with utterly crazy socialist ones. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be planning to primary her fellow New York Democrats for a Senate seat, getting ready to target Sen. Chuck Schumer or Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.  That's what Mike Allen at Axios is reporting, citing what's apparently an upcoming Axios on HBO segment, citing "top Democrats," who "buzz." He writes: Top Democrats tell "Axios on HBO" they expect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary one of the two New York senators —...
  • Former DNC official blasts party leaders for allowing ‘bulls**t candidates’ in debates

    05/08/2019 1:46:13 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 27 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.
  • Democrats face new civil war in primary fight

    04/28/2019 2:50:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/19 | Jonathan Easley
    The bell has rung on round two of the Democratic Party’s civil war. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s entry into the 2020 presidential primary sets the stage for another knock-down, drag-out fight between the establishment wing of the party and the ascendant left, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). That showdown threatens to tear open old wounds the party suffered in the bitter 2016 primary contest between Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Party leaders have tried to move on from that divisive episode, but deep wells of suspicion and distrust remain between mainstream Democrats and the left. "The civil war that...
  • John Boehner to Kasich: Don’t Bother with Primary Challenge to Trump

    04/24/2019 2:35:40 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2019 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) does not think it is a good idea for Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) to launch a primary challenge against President Donald Trump. “No, I wouldn’t — I wouldn’t bother if I were him,” Boehner replied when asked about a possible challenge in a Wednesday interview on NBC host Chuck Todd’s podcast Chuck Toddcast, according to Politico Playbook. The former House Speaker noted the president still remains popular nationwide going into the 2020 election, putting him in prime position to fight off any potential primary challenger. “There’s this 38 percent of America that’s very big supporters...
  • Hoo Boy: Bernie Leads By 12, Warren Still Stuck In Mid-Single Digits In New Hampshire

    04/23/2019 8:08:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2019 | AllahPundit
    A couple more polls like this and centrist Democrats who are panicking about Sanders will give up on Biden and start dialing up Oprah.In fact, I can imagine Barack pleading with Michelle: “You have to do it. For America.”She’s not going to do it, though. Which means the last best hope of Democratic capitalists is … Pete Buttigieg?Sanders and Warren each come from neighboring states but one seems to be considerably better liked by New Hampshirites than the other. (Warren still leads the field in the coveted “wouldn’t vote for X under any circumstances” category). It’s worth noting that...
  • Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging Trump for GOP nomination in 2020

    04/15/2019 2:49:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/15/2019 | Steve Brusk
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced Monday he is officially entering the race for president, becoming the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 race. "Ours is a nation built on courage, resilience, and independence. In these times of great political strife, when both major parties are entrenched in their 'win at all cost' battles, the voices of the American people are being ignored and our nation is suffering," Weld, who had previously formed an exploratory committee, said in a statement. "It is time for patriotic men and women across our great nation to stand and plant...
  • Dem Elect Committee Warns Consultants: If You Help Primary Our House Incumbents, You’re Dead To Us

    03/23/2019 7:08:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2018 | AllahPundit
    Luckily for the DCCC, there are no extremely prominent members of the new Dem House majority whom we might point to and say “Why, she might not be in Congress if the Dem establishment had made it hard to primary incumbents last year.”AOC’s fans would respond to that, I assume, by noting that she didn’t rely heavily on consultants. She was grassroots-powered. Fair enough, but doubtless there are other AOC-style progressives eyeing a 2020 primary to their local centrist Democratic congressman for whom having a skilled consultant on their side might be the difference between victory and defeat. How...
  • Michael Cohen: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

    01/17/2019 9:48:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 113 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17 | Reuters
    Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls in favor of Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign. "As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging," Cohen wrote on Twitter on Thursday, "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man...
  • He’s running. Another Democrat decides to run away and join the 2020 circus

    01/12/2019 5:15:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    And then there were… how many? I’m already starting to lose track. The parade of Democrats hoping for the chance to take on Donald Trump in 2020 just grew larger yet again. The next entrant will be competing with Beto O’Rourke for donations from his home state because Julian Castro is also from Texas. This announcement was about as surprising as the sun rising in the east and it was delivered with very little fanfare. (NBC News) Julián Castro, a former U.S. Cabinet secretary, launched his presidential campaign in the hometown where he served as mayor for three terms. The...