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Biden Announcement Set For Thursday Followed By Campaign Tour

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 12:52

As we reported here on Monday, sources within the Biden campaign indicated that not only has the former Vice President made up his mind to run, but he was getting ready to enter the 2020 Presidential campaign as early as today, Wednesday. That news spread quickly, but also deteriorated quickly as those plans for a […]

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Has Buttigieg Surpassed Beto On The 2020 Campaign Trail?

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:57

After his narrow loss to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the conventional wisdom was that Beto O’Rourke would have a bigger and brighter future ahead of him. He still likely has one, but does that future include a successful presidential run in 2020? More and more, signs are pointing to slipping support for the former Texas […]

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Report: Biden Will Announce Presidential Campaign This Week

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:43

Over the Easter holiday, reports began to surface late last week that former Vice President Joe Biden has finally made a decision on his 2020 aspirations and is set to formally kick off his campaign this week. The announcement could come as early as Wednesday from a yet-to-be-determined location. Some had speculated it could be […]

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What Tax Returns Reveal About the 2020 Democratic Field

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 00:56

We reported on Monday about Bernie Sanders’ decision to release tax returns from the past 10 years. The returns showed that Sanders has amassed quite a lot of wealth, which some critics have used to attack him with in response to his rhetoric against “millionaires and billionaires,” even though he is, in fact, a millionaire. […]

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Bernie Sanders Confirms Millionaire Status With Tax Returns

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 00:00

Bernie is taking flak for being a millionaire while simultaneously attacking millionaires with much of his rhetoric over the past decade or so. Well, millionaires and billionaires, but wealthy individuals, nonetheless. As Democrats continue to look for ways to use Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns against him, the pressure has mounted on […]

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Mayor Pete Officially Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

Sun, 04/14/2019 - 23:06

The anticipated announcement from Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, came today as the newcomer on the national scene formally moved from the exploratory phase and officially launched a presidential campaign. Buttigieg has garnered immense interest in the past month, rising in several polls of early primary states and bringing in $7 million for […]

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2020 Democratic Primary News Roundup (April 12, 2019)

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 13:41

As we head into mid-April, the new cycle slows a bit as most of the country is on vacation for Spring Break and observance of Easter. However, the 2020 candidates are still making news and making campaign appearances so we’ll try to catch all the pertinent things which happened this week as the Democratic primary […]

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Personality Politics: Forget the Issues in 2020?

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 12:45

The issues will only get you so far. That’s because the country is more divided than it has ever been. The issues are clear and are divided up by party, noted in our recent article. You’re not going to change anyone’s mind. So the election will be decided by the relatively few who are not […]

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Poll: Biden Holds Top Spot After Week of Accusations

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 12:50

We’ve chronicled some of the accusations and “open secrets” about how Former Vice President Joe Biden tends to be a little overly friendly when ingratiating himself to females around him. Some of them have complained, and rightfully so, that Biden made them feel uncomfortable with his unwanted advances and inappropriate touching. The question has been […]

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2020 Democratic Primary News Roundup (April 8, 2019)

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 19:52

Some notable news items popped up over the weekend, and here’s an attempt to round them up as we head into another busy week on the 2020 campaign trail. The candidates have begun spending regular time in Iowa, among the other early states, and their campaign stops sometimes make news depending on what questions they […]

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Upcoming 2020 Candidate Town Hall Events on CNN and Fox News

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 13:43

Cable news channels hosting “Town Hall” events with 2020 candidates has become all the rage lately. CNN did several of them over the last two months, almost to the point that they’re hard to keep track of. Apparently, the events have been ratings winners because CNN is slated to host five more candidates next week. […]

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Biden Makes Pledge On “Respecting Personal Space”

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:55

This is an undesirable way to kick off a presidential campaign, but it’s the situation in which former Vice President Joe Biden finds himself. Facing various allegations from women coming forward saying that Biden touched them inappropriately and/or made them feel uncomfortable in some way with his overly personal friendliness are piling up. As a […]

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Beto O’Rourke Is Raising Money Faster Than Bernie – For Now

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 19:29

We’ve seen numbers for the first quarter from Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris. As of today, we’ve finally gotten a glimpse into the money being raised by Beto O’Rourke, a prolific fundraiser during his time running for a Texas Senate seat against Republican Ted Cruz last year. For the O’Rourke team, the numbers […]

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Trump Briefly Steps In 2020 Healthcare Debate Before Retreating

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:20

Over the past couple of weeks, perhaps since the results of the Mueller probe were made public, President Trump pivoted his attention to the idea of Republicans being the “party of healthcare” and fixing the current system by replacing the Affordable Care Act. His party has been down this road before with disastrous results in […]

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Second Democratic Debate Set For July 30 and 31 in Detroit

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:44

The Democratic debate schedule for 2020 is coming together as the first two debates are now on the calendar and candidates will begin jockeying for one of twenty debate slots at each event. Similar to the format that the first Democratic debate will feature, on NBC in June, the CNN debate will also split the […]

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Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris Post Big Numbers in Q1 Fundraising

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:12

We reported yesterday that up-and-coming candidate Pete Buttigieg raised over $7 million during the first quarter of 2019 for his presidential campaign. The number is fantastic for a small-name candidate making a big splash on the national scene. However, the big numbers are starting to roll out for the top tier campaigns and reports indicate […]

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Buttigieg Blows Out Q1 Fundraising While Warren Struggles

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 19:39

“Mayor Pete,” as he’s coming to be known, reported some early first quarter fundraising numbers today and the results are anything but disappointing. The Buttigieg campaign reported raising over $7 million for the first three months of 2019. Precise numbers are not yet available, they’re due in full accounting to the FEC by April 15, […]

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Former Dem Candidate Accuses Biden of Inappropriate Touching

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 13:25

Over the weekend we were treated to the beginnings of a ruthless Democratic primary as former Vice President Joe Biden began taking incoming fire over past behavior on the campaign trail in 2014. Lucy Flores, the 2014 Democratic nominee for Nevada lieutenant governor, in an op-ed which dropped on Friday of last week, accused Biden […]

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What Do Historical Primary Polls Tell Us About 2020?

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 17:05

Given the literal smorgasbord of (sometimes inaccurate) polling that exists in recent election cycles, we have a vast collection of numbers to sift through when reading the tea leaves in 2020. By looking at the past cycles at this same time period, it’s possible to get some understanding of where the field is standing and […]

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First 2020 Democratic Debate Set For June 26 and 27 in Miami

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 19:08

The date of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 cycle has been announced. The event will take place over two days – June 26 and 27 – from the city of Miami, Florida. As previously described by the DNC, the two-night event will feature up to 10 candidates on each night, randomly chosen […]

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