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  • Sanders: I'm Declining Dem Nomination and Running as an Independent

    08/15/2018 9:54:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 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 · 10 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...
  • Lib media try to make Liz Warren the fresh young face for 2020 (heap big barf alert)

    07/24/2018 3:29:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2018 | Ed Straker
    Is Elizabeth Warren having an extramarital affair with New York Magazine? I ask only because NYM just published a 7,200-word opus that reads like a deranged love letter to the American Native senator from Massachusetts, seeking to turn an old, wrinkled leftist with even older, more wrinkled leftist ideas into the fresh young face for America in 2020. So you don't have to read the article for yourself, I have summarized the lowlights: [Snip] As if realizing that age (currently 69) could be a vulnerability to Warren, the article shows her running, partially in midair, as if this were a...
  • VIDEO - Trump on 2020: I 'Dream' About Running Against Joe Biden

    07/23/2018 11:17:10 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies
    The Right Pundit ^ | July 23, 2018 | Right Pundit
    Trump says he dreams about Biden running again, saying President Obama 'took him out of the garbage heap' when he made him VP in 2008..... Pres. Trump ripped Joe Biden in an interview with CBS News saying running against the ex-vice president in 2020 would be a “dream” “Well, I dream, I dream about Biden. That's a dream,” Trump said in an interview with CBS News, “Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than one percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. I'd love to have...
  • Former Bill Clinton adviser pleads with Hillary not to run in 2020 for 'her family's sake'

    07/21/2018 8:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    One of former President Bill Clinton's past advisers is pleading with Hillary Clinton not to run for president in 2020, amid speculation that she is mulling throwing her hat once again in the ring. Lanny Davis, the former special counsel to President Clinton, said Wednesday that he would advise Hillary Clinton against launching another bid for the presidency “for her sake and her family’s sake.” “She has so much to give in public service, and for her sake and her family’s sake, she has so much to give in public service, I hope she doesn’t put herself through it again,"...
  • Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?

    07/21/2018 2:21:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 7/21/18 | Ed Kilgore
    There’s no question that the story of the Democratic party right now is about the ascending left. There’s a bumper crop of self-consciously progressive candidates running for office this year, while many relatively non-ideological “Establishment Democrats” are embracing policy positions and political messages long associated with party insurgents. The relative strength of various Democratic factions in Congress won’t be possible to reliably measure until after the midterms. But with the 2020 presidential election cycle soon to begin (the first candidate debates will probably be held about this time next year), it’s looking like progressives may have many more viable options...
  • Biden, mulling 2020, calls Trump immigration policies 'one of the darkest moments in our history'

    07/21/2018 8:41:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, mulling a possible 2020 presidential run, ripped into the Trump administration’s immigration policies on Friday -- calling them “one of the darkest moments in our history” at a rally held by a Latino civil rights organization. Biden made his fiery remarks in Phoenix, Arizona, at an event for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). He specifically targeted the Justice Department’s “zero tolerance” policy on prosecuting all illegal border crossers. “Grotesque lies, lies about immigrants, about crime, about costs to the community,” said Biden. “This administration’s policies that literally rip babies from the arms...
  • Donald Trump: I Dream About Running Against Joe Biden in 2020

    07/19/2018 6:28:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/19/2018 | Charlie Spiering
    19 Jul 20181 President Donald Trump said he looked forward to running against former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020, calling him a “dream” opponent. “I dream about Biden. That’s a dream,” Trump said in an interview with CBS anchor Jeff Glor. Trump said that Biden ran for president three times and never won more than one percent of Democratic support in the primaries. “President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did,” Trump said, adding that Biden was able to do “fine” as a vice president.
  • Mitt Romney Organizes 2020 Donor Meetup for Starbucks’ Howard Schultz

    07/17/2018 8:26:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kr
    Starbucks founder Howard Schultz — who is contemplating a presidential run as a Democrat — recently attended a private gathering of political donors organized by Mitt Romney, according to a report at Politico. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger writes that the donors, “convened by” Romney, were unimpressed with the would-be candidate: Wall Street analysts are wary, and company leadership is nervous, about the effect a Democratic bid by its chairman emeritus could have on Starbucks’ business, given its bipartisan customer base. If that weren’t discouraging enough, his retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. And...
  • Romney Held Dem Donor Meeting For Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz And It Didn’t Go Well

    07/17/2018 7:31:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/2018
    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney recently hosted a donor meeting for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz who has been reportedly considering a run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger said the event did not go well and that many left uninspired by the potential nominee. “Will there be some segment of the customer base that decides, ‘I’m not going to go to Starbucks anymore should he become a candidate,” Mark Kalinowski, president of Kalinowski Equity Research, asked Politico. “You have to think about the employees. You have to think about the shareholders, everybody who might be...
  • Report: Mitt Romney Organizes 2020 Donor Meetup for Starbucks’ Howard Schultz

    07/16/2018 11:41:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 16,2018 | Robert Kraychik
    Starbucks founder Howard Schultz — who is contemplating a presidential run as a Democrat — recently attended a private gathering of political donors organized by Mitt Romney, according to a report at Politico. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger writes that the donors, “convened by” Romney, were unimpressed with the would-be candidate: Wall Street analysts are wary, and company leadership is nervous, about the effect a Democratic bid by its chairman emeritus could have on Starbucks’ business, given its bipartisan customer base. If that weren’t discouraging enough, his retirement last month set off a boomlet of pundits urging him not to run. And...
  • Warren is Preparing for 2020. So Are Biden, Booker, Harris and Sanders.

    07/15/2018 2:12:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | July 15, 2018
    During a campaign-style tour of the West late last month, Senator Elizabeth Warren did not announce she was running for president. But in private events and public speeches, her message about 2020 was as clear as it was rousing. In Salt Lake City, Ms. Warren urged Democrats to turn out in force for the midterm elections to build momentum for the next presidential race, and in Denver, she told a meeting of state legislators and trial lawyers that she wanted to be a tribune for lower-income Americans, according to people who attended the events. And in a speech to the...