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  • 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...
  • Local politicians use Interstate 81 rally to rail against New York state officials

    11/02/2017 6:46:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Daily Orange ^ | October 11, 2017 | Sam Ogozalek
    A rally in support of a replacement option for a stretch of Interstate 81 served as a platform for city mayoral candidates and local politicians to rail against New York state officials Tuesday. The rally, held in Hanover Square, was organized by ReThink81, a local group that supports a $1.3 billion replacement option for the “viaduct,” a raised section of I-81 that bisects Syracuse. At one point during the event, Common Council President Van Robinson hefted a sledgehammer into the air, saying he wanted to tear down the highway: “I hated it from the first time I came to this...
  • Anti-Establishment Candidates Gear Up Across the Country

    10/20/2017 10:54:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/17 | Amanda House
    As the 2018 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate takes shape, a bevy of populist-nationalist candidates are competing for the primary endorsement of a pro-Donald Trump super PAC. “Great America PAC is building the ‘Trump Ticket’ for 2018 and we are proud to support these candidates who have answered the call of their fellow citizens,” Ed Rollins, chief strategist of Great America PAC, said in a Tuesday press release. Great America PAC and its sister 501(c)(4) “Great America Alliance” are confident they will come to define the anti-establishment wing of the developing Republican Party civil war. “We will be the...
  • NBC: Twenty Transgender Candidates Running for Office in US

    06/13/2017 9:40:36 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 06/12/2017 | Solange Reyner
    At least 20 transgender candidates are currently running for office across the United States, NBC News reports. “We are making 2017 the year of the trans candidate," said Victory Fund President Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, whose organization has endorsed trans candidate Danica Roem for a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates. "We have more transgender people running this cycle than almost all other cycles combined.”
  • Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority

    05/28/2017 4:24:46 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 67 replies
    AP ^ | May 28 | BILL BARROW
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight - for majority control of the House. Looking ahead to next year's elections, Democrats are trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents. Democrats say candidates with military on their resumes appeal to independent voters and can help the party break the GOP grip on Washington.
  • Top 15 Democratic presidential candidates in 2020

    12/27/2016 9:17:52 AM PST · by PROCON · 71 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Dec. 27, 2016 | NIALL STANAGE
    Democrats grappling with the shock of Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump are also beginning to turn their attention to 2020, and pondering who could defeat Trump as he vies for reelection. Here are The Hill’s initial rankings of where the potential candidates stand. 1. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) How would the 2016 election have panned out had Warren challenged Clinton in the primary? That’s one of the great unknowables of Democratic politics. But now, there is little doubt that the Massachusetts senator is the leading contender for the 2020 nomination. Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, has been...
  • When you think of the candidates since Nixon . . .

    11/16/2016 9:48:11 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Loud Racket ^ | 11/16/2016
  • What Americans said they'd heard about the candidates may hold the key...

    11/10/2016 3:24:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    AOL ^ | 10/111/16 | Rebecca Harrington
    Trump's branding acumen may have been crucial to his upset victory on Tuesday. From July to September, Gallup asked Americans what they had heard, read, or seen about presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A few obvious trends emerged in the word clouds published by Gallup in September and formed from 30,000 interviews. .....
  • Candidate Risk Assessment, Scott Adams Blog

    11/02/2016 4:55:33 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 11/1/2016 | Scott Adams
    Scott Adams gives his opinion as to why Trump is rising relative to Clinton.
  • State House candidates scuffle at Beast Fest (an actual "family" event.)

    10/29/2016 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 7 replies
    Bladen Journal ^ | October 29, 2016 | Chrysta Carroll
    BLDENBORO — The annual Beast Fest brought out the beast in two attendees Saturday and resulted in charges being filed between two N.C. House of Representative candidates. According to witnesses, Republican District 46 candidate Brenden Jones and Democratic candidate Tim Benton were exchanging words Saturday afternoon at the main entrance to the festival near U.S. 242. “Some flyers have evidently been circulating saying Mr. Benton was involved in (a white supremacy group), and he was accusing Mr. Jones of being responsible for the flyers,” said eyewitness Woody Hester. “Mr. Jones told him he wasn’t responsible for the flyers and there...
  • A Hero Will Rise - Vote Trump Pence 2016

    10/25/2016 10:04:09 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Oct 25, 2016 | eXZileXV
    How America is and What America can become Again...
  • Heroic Priest Addresses the Election [Catholic Caucus]

    10/03/2016 1:45:38 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 7 replies
    Phoenix Diocese ^ | 10/2/2016 | Very Rev. Fr. John Lankeit
    This is a video of Sunday Mass at Ss Simon & Jude, Roman Catholic Cathedral of Phoenix. The homily in which Fr. John Lankeit discusses the election begins at 18:24.
  • A TALE OF TWO LESTER HOLT INTERVIEWS

    09/26/2016 2:11:29 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 12 replies
    View tonight’s moderator interview both Hillary and Trump
  • Viable Third Choice for President

    09/13/2016 10:44:35 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 19 replies
    Loud Racket ^ | 9/13-2016