2020 democratic primary

Yet another Democrat has announced a candidacy for the party’s 2020 nomination. Some, like Joe Biden, create a big splash and immediately dominate the polls. Others, like Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, leave observers wondering who told them they should run. Bullock officially announced his candidacy Tuesday, and kicked off his campaign with a thoroughly uninspiring
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Democratic politicians are expressing their outrage over the declared mission from Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney of President Donald Trump, to dig up dirt on Joe Biden. Giuliani said that he is going to investigate reports that Biden might have corrupt dealings that benefitted his son when he connected to a company in Ukraine. But
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Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has proposed a plan that would give up to $600 in vouchers to every registered voter in the country during an election cycle. Wait. What’s the plan? This proposal, which she has dubbed “Democracy Dollars,” is part of her “Clean Elections Plan” and would, in theory, reduce the influence
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren avoided answering a college student who asked her during a CNN town hall how she would be different from former President Barack Obama if she were elected. Warren and Obama have significant history with one another. In 2010, Obama picked Warren to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal watchdog agency
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said that he would stop using the phrase “all lives matter” because he has realized what it actually means to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was criticized by BLM proponents over a resurfaced statement in a State of the City address in 2015 where he
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Pete Buttigieg, the Indiana mayor seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, said that even though he’s openly gay and disagrees with Chick-fil-A’s stance on sexuality, he would like to see the fast food chain and the LGBTQ community find some peace and common ground, according to The Hill. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend,
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A veteran of the war in Afghanistan confronted Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke over O’Rourke’s claim that he would withdraw troops from Afghanistan if he was elected president, according to the Washington Examiner. As with most issues, O’Rourke has not yet committed to any specific action plan to back up his belief that the U.S.
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A Democratic strategist says she and others are fed up with white males leading the Democratic party and they want the front-runners to exit their presidential campaigns and support women who are running. Alexis Grenell appeared on CNN on Wednesday to explain her position to Brooke Baldwin, who seemed very agreeable to the idea. She
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) outlined her plan for comprehensive immigration reform before an audience at a campaign stop on Tuesday and many might find it extreme. “So what will I do? I have a lot of ideas,” she told the audience in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday. “First, we need comprehensive immigration reform. If you are
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Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, when he was first running for his seat back in 2012, was apparently much more fiscally conservative than the Beto who is running for president today, according to a CNN report. CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski and Paul LeBlanc found, through various old interviews, that O’Rourke campaigned on a platform that emphasized
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) attacked gun manufacturers during a campaign event Monday, saying that opposition to universal background checks is rooted in a desire to sell weapons to dangerous people. Gillibrand ranted about the National Rifle Association before turning her wrath to gun manufacturers, who she says are standing in the way of common sense
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke answered evasively when asked about his stance on third-trimester abortion during a campaign event in Cleveland on Monday. O’Rourke, who announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination last week, has already been criticized for a lack of concrete positions on crucial campaign issues. Here’s the exchange between O’Rourke and the
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Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was forced to apologize for a joke he made at his wife’s expense that many found to be rather misogynistic and sexist. “Not only will I not say that again,” O’Rourke said about the joke, “but I’ll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage.”
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Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper did everything he could to avoid looking as if he approved of capitalism in an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Friday. Joe Scarborough cited Hickenlooper’s success as an entrepreneur and a small business owner and asked him if he was uneasy with the Democratic party steering itself towards socialism. “Most
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House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the highest ranking African-American member of Congress, derided the idea of government reparations to African-Americans over inequities resulting from past policies on slavery. “I think pure reparations would be impossible to implement,” said Clyburn according to the Post and Courier. “But we can deal with the issue (of racial
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A new poll of residents in New Hampshire shows a standout presidential candidate for Democrats, but not in a way that they would like to see. Of the Democratic presidential contenders for the nomination in 2020, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has the worst rating when adults from New Hampshire were asked which candidate they absolutely
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was not being truthful when she told an Iowa audience that she did not support a San Francisco policy from 2008 under which juvenile illegal immigrants got reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement when they were arrested, CNN reported. Harris made the false statement Sunday on the Political Party Live podcast
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Sen. Kamala Harris upset her father when she talked on a radio show about supporting marijuana legalization because “Half my family’s from Jamaica,” according to The Washington Times. Donald Harris, Kamala’s father, is an economics professor at Stanford, and is Jamaican. He issued a scathing statement to Jamaica Global Online distancing himself and his family
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Former congressman Beto O’Rourke may be backing off his presidential aspirations, as he is reportedly considering another run at a Senate seat in 2020, according to The Hill. O’Rourke, a former U.S. representative from El Paso, Texas, lost the 2018 Texas Senate election to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in November, leading some to question whether
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