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  • Wall Street critic (Mad Maxine) Waters rakes in corporate campaign money

    04/15/2019 6:50:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/15/19 | ZACHARY WARMBRODT
    Rep. Maxine Waters is embracing corporate campaign contributions as the new chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, even as some progressive Democrats have sworn off fundraising from businesses. **SNIP** Even industries that Waters has bashed were willing to make contributions to the new chairwoman. TransUnion's PAC gave $5,000 to her campaign on Feb. 15, two weeks before its CEO testified with other credit reporting executives at a Financial Services hearing intended to showcase their companies' shortcomings. Other corporate PACs that contributed to Waters' campaign included those operated by Amazon, NASDAQ and the Independent Community Bankers of America. Boeing and...
  • Five reasons why campaign cash is rolling in for Trump and even Goldman Sachs is forecasting victory

    04/15/2019 8:11:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Here's something to give the Trump-hating left some heartburn, from Axios: The Trump campaign told the AP on Sunday that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, bringing its total cash on hand to $40.8 million. Why it matters: The AP notes that this is "an unprecedented war chest for an incumbent president this early in a campaign," especially with the Republican National Committee also raising $45.8 million in the first quarter — bringing the pro-Trump effort's total cash on hand to $82 million. 99% of donations were $200 or less, with an average contribution of $34.26. Massive...
  • Trump Campaign Eyes Chances To Vie For Minnesota, Other States Lost In 2016

    04/14/2019 7:45:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    See BS local ^ | 4/13/19
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic blue wall. For 2020, hes looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, its exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on the defensive. Trump on Monday visits one of those states, Minnesota, where he lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016. The campaign also is targeting New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire, all states where Trump fell short by under 100,000 votes. The...
  • Harris skips vote on California disaster aid to campaign for president

    04/04/2019 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    When the Senate took contentious votes this week on a disaster aid package to help California rebuild after wildfires, Sen. Kamala Harris was in Sacramento courting the support of labor unions for her presidential campaign. A day later, Harris was stumping in Nevada when she missed a Tuesday vote on the start of a Republican maneuver to speed up confirmation of President Donald Trumps judicial and executive branch nominees. Harris was still in Nevada Wednesday when the Senate took more votes, including a historic vote in which Senate Republicans used the so-called nuclear option to finalize their plan to...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit with FEC complaint for alleged 'subsidy scheme'

    04/03/2019 6:49:05 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2019 | Andrew Keiper
    EXCLUSIVE -- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has been hit with another Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint, this one alleging she and her campaign manager operated a subsidy scheme that ran afoul of campaign finance laws. The crux of the complaint, which was given exclusively to Fox News in advance of its filing Wednesday, accused Ocasio-Cortez and her campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, of overseeing a "shadowy web" of political action committees (PACs) that allowed them to raise more cash than they could have legally.
  • Mad dash for campaign cash: 2020 Dems race to post big numbers before filing deadline

    03/29/2019 1:13:02 PM PDT · by deport · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2019 | Paul Steinhauser | Fox News
    The fundraising pitches from the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are coming in fast and furious.... Sunday is the last day candidates can bring in campaign cash in the first fundraising quarter for the 2020 presidential race. Starting as early as Monday, the candidates can start reporting their fundraising hauls, and the numbers will be repeatedly analyzed and scrutinized. Fundraising is considered an important barometer of a candidate's popularity and a campaign's strength.
  • Bernie Sanders' hiring of non-American campaign advisers may violate federal election laws

    03/23/2019 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Bernie Sanders was hit a complaint this week, claiming his presidential campaign violated federal election laws by employing non-Americans in advisery positions. A new complaint by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) notes that three members of the Sanders campaign are foreign nationals, which appears to be a violation of federal election laws that prohibit foreign interference. Maria Beln Sisa, Sanders deputy national press secretary who joined the campaign last month, was among the staffers named in the complaint, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Sisa claims to be an illegal immigrant whose...
  • Surprise! Hickenlooper Raises $1M In First 48 Hours Of His 2020 Campaign

    03/07/2019 1:06:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not a windfall in campaign terms, but Colorado governor John Hickenlooper did pretty well in the first official two days of his presidential campaign. He took in over one million dollars, a decent start for someone who hadn’t been considered a first-tier contender at the beginning of the year.“The surge of support and enthusiasm for the governor is clear,” the campaign’s finance chair declared. Perhaps, perhaps not, but it’s at least some indication that he might run with the top tier after all. Only three other candidates managed to match or surpass that pace, CBS notes: Sen. Bernie...
  • DeWine supports gas tax hike to raise highway cash -- the increase could be big

    02/19/2019 8:13:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 19, 2019 | Jim Siegel and Randy Ludlow
    Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he will propose an increase in the gasoline tax and it could be a sizable one to fix and improve Ohios crumbling roads and bridges. The first-year Republican would not reveal the size of the proposed hike. DeWine told reporters the recommended increase would maintain the status quo of highway maintenance and some major projects. That would require another $600 million per year, or an additional 14 cents a gallon a 50 percent increase in the 28-cent tax based on figures from the Department of Transportation. The elevation will be...
  • North Carolina GOP blasts Dem governor's 'folksy facade' after news of New York campaign kickoff

    01/31/2019 4:34:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/19 | Bradford Betz
    North Carolinas Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper raised a few eyebrows this week for reportedly scheduling a re-election kickoff event in a private New York City home rather than in his home state. I hope youll join us in the Governors re-election kickoff event on Thursday, reads an email that went out to Coopers supporters on Monday. The email promises cocktails and conversation with Governor Roy Cooper. It will reportedly take place in the home of Nik Mittal, a prominent investment fund manager, and fellow alum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. **SNIP** By announcing his re-election campaign...
  • Tulsi Gabbard's presidential campaign in trouble just days after launch: report

    01/30/2019 3:44:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/19 | Louis Casiano
    **SNIP** In addition to losing Batrice, Gabbard, 37, is also under fire for a public feud with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, over her questioning of a judicial nominee and other Democratic politicians in the Aloha State. She will also have to defend her House seat against state Sen. Kai Kahele, a Democrat, who recently announced his candidacy. People familiar with Gabbards presidential bid described her to Politico as someone who is indecisive and impulsive. In early January, she announced on CNN that she was running for president, a move that blindsided her staff and suggested a disconnect between her...
  • Mueller wants to know more about Trump campaign's ties to NRA

    01/23/2019 2:18:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies
    10 News ^ | 1/22/19
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign's relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign. "When I was interviewed by the special counsel's office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA," Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN. The special counsel's team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group's annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid, Nunberg said.
  • Kamala Harris: Im Running For The People

    01/21/2019 10:06:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Will the real populist please stand up? In an odd and occasionally eye-popping 57-second campaign launch video, Kamala Harris announced her intention to seek the Democratic presidential nomination “for the people.” After only two years in the Senate, Harris might be the early frontrunner for the ticket: I'm running for president. Let's do this together. Join us:— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 21, 2019 If Elizabeth Warren’s launch video was underproduced, Harris’ has the opposite problem. Words pop out of garish backgrounds, the images cut swiftly between Harris and stock photos of Happy People, all while Harris mouths...
  • Elizabeth Warren makes fiery campaign debut in Iowa after a whirlwind kickoff week

    01/05/2019 3:19:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Turnto23 ^ | 1/04/19
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered her first live pitch to presidential primary voters in Iowa on Friday night with a signature and searing indictment of the powerful interests she blames for corrupting government and decimating the American working class. The trip is an early test for the Massachusetts Democrat's growing political operation, which unveiled a slate of touted hires this week, and a candidate determined to show that her populist economic message can conjure up excitement for her campaign in Iowa's traditional proving grounds. **SNIP** Warren's remarks, which were briefly rendered almost inaudible when her mic lost power, included a call...
  • Sorry, but hush money payments won't send Trump to prison

    12/16/2018 6:28:52 AM PST · by libstripper · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 13, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    The most legally fraught part of the Russian collusion probe now revolves around payments to an American porn star. As of yet, instead of a dastardly scheme to participate with the Kremlin in the hacking of Democratic emails to subvert the election, prosecutors have uncovered a dastardly scheme to try to keep from the voters as if they werent already aware that Trump is a womanizer. * * * There are major legal obstacles to Trumps prosecution. One is whether he had the requisite intent of violating the law, and here the standard is very high. The other...
  • Ocasio-Cortez backs campaign to primary fellow Democrats

    11/18/2018 3:39:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 11/18/18 | Alex Thompson
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats want her victory over Rep. Joe Crowley to be the beginning of a movement rather than just a one-off upset. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday threw her weight behind a new national campaign to mount primaries against incumbent Democrats deemed to be ideologically and demographically out of step with their districts. The incoming star congresswoman from New York again put the Democratic establishment on notice that she and activist groups on the left arent content with a Democratic-controlled House: They are determined to move the party to the left. "Long story short, I need...
  • Democratic candidates reportedly have stopped asking Bill Clinton to campaign for them

    11/03/2018 3:49:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/02/18 | Alex Pappas
    **SNIP** But heading into next weeks midterm elections, something has changed: Democrats apparently are no longer asking the former president to campaign with them. The New York Times drew attention to this in a Friday story headlined, No one wants to campaign with Bill Clinton anymore. The paper noted Clintons absence on the campaign trail comes amid the #MeToo movement and renewed scrutiny on his sexual indiscretions as president as well as the rise of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.
  • House of Representative, Election Prediction, Update 11/01/2018

    11/01/2018 4:44:24 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 76 replies
    11/01/2018 | self
    RealClearPolitics has 204 "safe" seats for the Democrats and 197 "safe" seats for the Republicans. They have 34 seats in the tossup category. Based on a reasonable analysis, I predict Democrats win 7 and Republicans win 27. The totals for the next Congress being, Democrats 211 and Republicans 224. Republicans lose a total of 17 seats from 2016 high.
  • Trump Names 2020 Campaign Manager

    10/31/2018 1:27:37 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies ^ | 10/27/18 | Tim Mak
    President Trump has appointed digital strategist Brad Parscale to lead his 2020 re-election effort, his campaign announced Tuesday. "Brad was essential in bringing a disciplined technology and data-driven approach to how the 2016 campaign was run," said Jared Kushner. The Trump campaign pledged its apparatus would not only prepare for the president's re-election, but also play a role in the 2018 midterm elections this year. Parscale, who will serve in the role of campaign manager, is a longtime Trump aide whose connection to the president stretches back well before the president's campaign began in 2015. Parscale began working for the...
  • Pollster John McLaughlin Has New Poll With Dems Up Onlt 2% and Trump ar 48%!

    10/23/2018 6:57:36 PM PDT · by CWW · 49 replies
    Fox News Hannity ^ | 10-23-2018 | Cww
    Reliable GOP pollster John McLaughlin just announced that he is releasing new polling data that has the Dems only up by 2 pats over the GOP using a national sample of 1000 voters, and he has Trump up to 48% approval, the same as Rasmussen and the NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll.