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  • Hickenlooper Takes Major Step toward Presidential Run - Colorado governor creates PAC

    09/18/2018 9:56:35 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 44 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has created a leadership political action committee, a sign he is interested in exploring a 2020 presidential run and raising funds to pay for travel and other campaign-like expenses such as polling. The two-term Democrat will be out of office in January due to term limits. He has long been on media lists of potential presidential contenders, behind politicians with more national recognition such as Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, as well as former vice president Joe Biden. Hickenlooper has so far demurred or sidestepped questions about whether he will run. In August...
  • Michael Avenatti Is Winning the 2020 Democratic Primary

    09/14/2018 7:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 14, 2018 | Bill Scher
    One month ago, Michael Avenatti—the Stormy Daniels lawyer, Donald Trump antagonist, and yes, potential 2020 presidential candidate—spoke at an Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser and declared to a cheering crowd that there was “no greater question facing our party and our nation” than “how” Democrats fight. He chastised Democrats for having “a tendency to bring nail clippers to a gun fight” when they should be fighting “fire with fire.” Avenatti is the lead storm chaser in a little-noticed front in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign: Who can out-Trump the sitting president by going the furthest to break procedural “norms”? Even if...
  • Bloomberg reportedly planning 2020 presidential run — as a Democrat

    09/14/2018 9:35:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | Bo Fredericks
    Billionaire ex-mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to run for president in 2020 as a Democrat, The Times of London reported Thursday. Bloomberg, who considered independent runs for the White House in 2008, 2012 and 2016, will challenge President Trump, the paper reported, citing sources.
  • Dem Uses Kavanaugh Hearing to Jockey for Position in 2020 [semi-satire]

    09/08/2018 1:52:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    Fresh from his preposterous antics in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court in which he characterized himself as a "Spartacus fighting against tyranny," Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) brushed aside Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau's attempt to ask him a question about it, asserting that "it is unconstitutional for anyone to question me about anything I said in Congress in any other place." Booker's heroic moment came when he made a show of releasing what he called "wrongly classified documents that Republicans are trying to hide from the American people. I know that...
  • Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020

    09/04/2018 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 94 replies
    Political analyst predicts 25 Dems will run for president in 2020 Political analyst Bill Schneider predicted on Tuesday that 25 Democrats would launch presidential bids to challenge President Trump in 2020. "My guess is that in 2020, we're going to see 25 Democrats running for president. Every Democrat thinks, why not me?" Schneider told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." "I'll take the over. It might be 30," Hill campaign reporter Reid Wilson interjected. "Might be 30. How are you going to have a debate? You're going to have to have six layers of debates. It's going to be...
  • Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

    09/04/2018 3:04:48 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 09/03/18 | DES MOINES
    Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. "We're with you," one said, according to a Democratic strategist who happened to be on the plane and witnessed the scene. "You've got to do this," said another. Biden himself is more conflicted — but he is listening keenly to the supporters pushing him to run for the White House in 2020. Biden is convinced he can beat President Donald Trump, friends and advisers say,...
  • John Kerry won't rule out 2020 White House run

    08/31/2018 6:56:13 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 46 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 31 AUG 18 | CBS
    Now in private life, the former Massachusetts senator and Secretary of State under President Obama has watched as much of his political legacy – including the Iran nuclear deal and the climate change accord – has been upended under the Trump administration. Disappointment in those actions has motivated Kerry to attempt to help Democrats regain political control.
  • John Kerry won't rule out 2020 White House run

    08/31/2018 1:37:42 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 93 replies
    CBSNEWS ^ | 08/31/18 | CBS News Staff
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry won't rule out a run for the White House in 2020, but talking about it now is just a distraction, he tells "Face the Nation" anchor Margaret Brennan. The interview will be featured September 2 on CBS' "Sunday Morning" and on "Face the Nation." Kerry (whose new memoir is titled "Every Day Is Extra") also talks with Brennan about his role in politics today, the current political environment, his relationship with the late Sen. John McCain, and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry. Now in private life, the former Massachusetts senator and Secretary of State...
  • 2020 Dems jockey for position before midterm election

    08/30/2018 7:12:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats with White House ambitions are stepping up their political activities, as the start of the 2020 presidential election cycle is less than 70 days away. Washington’s focus is currently on the battle for control of the Senate and House, which will most likely be decided on Nov. 6. But the following day will mark the unofficial start of the 2020 presidential election cycle, and the field of Democrats vying to challenge President Trump will be crowded. There are at least six likely presidential candidates in the Senate Democratic Caucus: Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kamala Harris...
  • Voters Say Next Democratic Nominee Likely to Put World Before America

    08/24/2018 4:31:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 60 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 24, 2018 | Rasmussen Reports
    Voters agree with President Trump that America should come first on the world stage but don't think the Democratic party's next presidential nominee is likely to agree. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, when thinking about problems in the world, 52% of Likely U.S. Voters are more interesting in finding a solution that most benefits the United States. Forty-one percent (41%) would rather find a solution that is better for the whole world. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Sanders: I'm Declining Dem Nomination and Running as an Independent

    08/15/2018 9:54:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 53 replies
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that, despite winning the Democratic primary, he will run for re-election in 2018 as an Independent. Sanders said, “I have always run as an Independent, and that’s what I will do. And I think people in Vermont understand that. We have a very good relationship with the Democratic Party. I suspect that this coming campaign we’ll be putting more money — our campaign will be putting more money into the Vermont Democratic Party than anybody else and supporting a whole lot of good Democratic candidates.” Host Ali Velshi...
  • The definitive ranking of 2020 Democrats

    08/16/2018 12:57:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | August 16, 2018 | Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten, CNN
    Because Donald Trump is, well, Donald Trump, a lot of attention has been paid to his hostile takeover of the Republican Party -- and how he continues to consolidate that power. What that focus on how Trump killed the old -- and by that we mean the 2012 -- version of the Republican Party misses is how much the Democratic Party has evolved -- and is evolving -- in its own way. Like Republicans, that change sped up -- rapidly -- in 2016. It was led by an unlikely figure -- Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. To say Sanders was...
  • Porn Star Lawyer Avenatti Takes His Fighting Message to Iowa

    08/09/2018 10:26:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 9, 2018 | Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press
    Michael Avenatti's crusade for the porn actress taking on the president has already catapulted him to cable news stardom and endeared him to many frustrated liberals. Now the self-styled "dragon slayer" is taking his message to Iowa Democrats. And the attorney who has spent months positioning himself as one of President Donald Trump's leading critics insists this foray into Iowa — an early proving ground on the presidential campaign calendar — is not a stunt. "I am not proposing this to get under the president's skin," Avenatti said in an interview. "I am seriously considering it, and I think a...
  • Democrats Talking Up Richard Gere as Potential Candidate.

    08/09/2018 7:16:24 PM PDT · by lescrane · 40 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8/9/2018 | NYPost
    This could be his greatest role ever. Actor Richard Gere’s name is being floated as a potential candidate for Congress in the northern suburbs, The Post has learned. The current representative of the 18th Congressional District, Sean Patrick Maloney, is running in September’s Democratic primary for state attorney general and, if he’s successful, his House seat would be open. And that’s where Gere comes in. The 68-year-old activist, who lives in Pound Ridge, Westchester, within the district, is being talked up in Democratic circles as a possible replacement for Maloney. “Richard Gere’s name is being whispered about among Democrats. We’ll...
  • Avenatti: 'I’m exploring a run for the presidency'

    08/09/2018 5:29:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | Justin Wise - 08/09/18 | Justin Wise - 08/09/18
    Stormy Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Thursday that he's officially exploring a run for U.S. president in 2020. "I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States," Avenatti told The Des Moines Register, a day before he's scheduled to speak at the Democratic Wing Ding fundraiser in Iowa. "I wanted to come to Iowa and listen to people and learn about some issues that are facing the citizens of Iowa and do my homework." The Register notes that the event Avenatti is speaking at is a historic platform for presidential hopefuls. 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and...
  • Should U.S. Sen. Cory Booker run for the White House? Poll.

    08/09/2018 6:09:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 9, 2018 | j
    Sen. Cory Booker made a guest appearance Tuesday night on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert." He didn't have a book to promote, or a new television show or movie to pitch. He was there ostensibly to encourage millennials to get out and vote. He also touched on the Supreme Court nominee and Dungeons and Dragons. And he got his name and face in front of the public again. When the inevitable question came up - will he run for president in 2020 - the senator artfully dodged. "I am up for re-election as a United States senator in 2020,...
  • Early polls favor Biden but Senate officials skeptical

    08/05/2018 6:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in some early polls asking voters about the party’s prospective presidential candidates in 2020. But in his old stomping grounds in the U.S. Senate, there are plenty of skeptics who point to the former vice president’s age, his support for the Iraq War and his two failed presidential bids as reasons to doubt he would be successful. “It’s hard to see someone [winning] who voted for the Iraq war. People are looking to turn the page,” one senior Democratic aide said. A second senior Democratic aide said “polls show that voters want someone...
  • Elizabeth Warren Hints at Possible 2020 Run? ‘I’m Going Up That Hill’

    08/03/2018 5:58:39 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    MSN / Daily Beast ^ | August 3, 2018
    During her Friday afternoon keynote address at Netroots Nation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) seemingly hinted at the possibility that she could run for president in 2020. “We believe that in America every family deserves a fighting chance, and we’re ready to fight as hard as it takes, as long as it takes, to deliver on that promise,” Warren said to the crowd at the annual liberal confab. Those fighting words, along with her characterization of a dysfunctional Washington catering to the highest bidder, have become a hallmark of her economic populist rhetoric and would prove crucial to any possible run...
  • Eric Holder: ‘Yeah, I’m interested’ in White House bid

    07/29/2018 10:08:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/18 | Brett Samuels
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder told a group of Cincinnati Democrats that he's interested in running for president, CNN reported Sunday. The network reported that City Councilman Wendell Young asked Holder on Friday if he has "any interest in being president. "Am I interested (in) it? Yeah, I'm interested," Holder responded. Holder reportedly said he won't decide until next year on a potential 2020 campaign, noting he needs to consult with his family. He previously told CNN that he believes the right candidate should be able to inspire people, have the vision for the job, the physical and mental capacity...
  • Michael Avenatti will speak in Iowa, raising questions about possible presidential bid

    07/26/2018 7:48:09 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 31 replies
    San Francisco Gate ^ | 26 July 2018 | Elise Viebeck
    The lawyer for Stormy Daniels announced Thursday that he will speak next month at an annual Democratic dinner in northern Iowa, raising more questions about his presidential ambitions. Michael Avenatti, who rose to prominence this year amid the legal fight between adult film actress Daniels and President Donald Trump, said on Twitter that he will be a speaker at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on Aug. 10 in Clear Lake, Iowa. The dinner is known for attracting White House candidates and those contemplating bids to a state that is considered one of the most important presidential proving grounds. Previous speakers...