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Dems Raise $75M Across Many Campaigns, Signaling Lengthy Fight Ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris came in second with $12 million. Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke came in third with $9.3 million, followed by South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who ca...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, House, Warren, Biden, Donald Trump


2020: Socialist America or Trump’s America?

2020: Socialist America or Trump's America? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In the new Democratic Party, where women and people of color are to lead, and the white men are to stand back, the presidential field has begun to sort itself out somewhat problematically. According to a Real Clear Politics average of five polls between mid-March and April 1, four white men — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, “Beto” O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg — have corralled 62 percent of all Democratic voters. The three white wo...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Senate, Iraq, America, Barack Obama, Reagan, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, House, Biden, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, George W Bush, Central America, Booker


Dems Face Uphill Slog To Win Senate In 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teresa Tomlinson is a former mayor of a mid-sized city with no national profile. Yet she hopes she’ll be national Democrats’ top recruit to run for the Senate from Georgia next year — if one of the party’s rising stars, Stacey Abrams, takes a pass. “I feel comfortable I’ll be their Plan B,” says Tomlinson, 54, the first female mayor of Columbus, a minority-majority community and one of Georgia’s largest cities. Nineteen months from Election Day, a political eternity during whic...
Tags: Texas, News, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Alabama, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Austin, Democrats, Gop, New Hampshire


Bernie Sanders returns to California, fires up striking workers at UCLA

WESTWOOD — Campaigning in California for the first time in his second run for president, Bernie Sanders flashed familiar themes Wednesday in a speech to UCLA workers staging a one-day strike amid stalled contract negotiations. Carrying her 11-month-old baby Daisy Lynette Bell, a UCLA occupational therapist who has not had a raise in three years, joins striking UC workers at a rally at UCLA in Westwood on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Presi...
Tags: California, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, San Diego, Howard Schultz, Warren, Starbucks, Associated Press, UC, University Of California


Beto O'Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders' record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals The former Texas congressman, like Sanders and some of his other colleagues, has shunned Pac donations of any kind. Photograph: Kathy Willens/APDemocratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday.The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival wh...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, India, US, Barack Obama, Syria


Potential presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg visits West Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD — South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a potential candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, expressed optimism about his chances for victory Thursday night in West Hollywood. “The path is narrow, but I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t see a path,” Buttigieg told Fox11 at what his staff called a “meet and greet” at Bar Lubitsch. “What we found is, if we get in front of people, they respond.” The not-yet-a-candidate’s name is pronounced “BOOT-edge-edge.” The appr...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, News, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Cnn, Afghanistan, Soccer, Harvard University, Beverly Hills, Warren, Smith, Los Angeles City Council, Presidential Election


Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee brings campaign to Malibu Hills mobile home park hit by Woolsey fire

AGOURA HILLS — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will take his nascent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to the Malibu Hills Monday to meet with residents of a Malibu Hills mobile home park devastated in the Woolsey fire. Inslee, who earlier this month launched a campaign overwhelmingly focused on climate change, is set to tour the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, where nearly 100 homes were destroyed in November, his campaign announced. California is the fourth state on what the In...
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Presidential hopeful Castro isn’t ruling out reparations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn’t ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. The former housing secretary says, “If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn’t you compensate people who actually were […]
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Hollywood heavyweights boost Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s potential presidential bid in Beverly Hills events

BEVERLY HILLS — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is scheduled to hold two fundraisers in Beverly Hills Saturday and Sunday for her exploratory campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Gillibrand will hold a late afternoon reception Saturday at the home of Allison and Larry Berg, with comedian Will Ferrell and prolific television producer Shonda Rhimes among the co-hosts. The suggested contribution levels are $500, $1,000 and $2,800, according to an invitation obtained by City News Se...
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Presidential candidate Julian Castro offers a blue vision of America to students at UCLA

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks to about 450 students in Moore Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, Mar 4, 2019. Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, outlined his priorities if he were to win. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks to about 450 students in Moore Hall at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA, on Monday, Mar 4, 2019. Castro, the Secretary of Housing a...
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Here’s how presidential candidates (so far) want to help solve the housing crisis

In the race for the White House, housing seldom gets much attention — but that could be about to change. As California and other states face dramatically rising rents and home prices, three of the top Democratic contenders in 2020 — Sens. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren — have already introduced major proposals in the Senate that would reshape affordable housing in America. With California’s primary poised to play an unusually important role next year, and the state’s affordabili...
Tags: Obama, California, Senate, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, America, Sport, Soccer, Harvard University, New Hampshire, Iowa, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Warren


What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

Artificial intelligence, automation, tech monopolies, and privacy are bound to be contentious issues in the 2020 presidential election. Many Democrats who have announced bids have already made their opinions on big tech known.  Senator Bernie Sanders played a significant role in getting Amazon to pay its workers $15 an hour, while Cory Booker once took a $100 million donation while he was mayor of Newark from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here is what Democrats running for president in 2020 ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York, Navy, Washington Post, Virginia, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Trends, Afghanistan, New Jersey, Newark


Three Reasons Bernie Sanders Faces A Tougher Path In 2020 Than In 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he’ll run for president Tuesday morning. While he brings some huge advantages to his second stab at the White House that he didn’t have last time around, including a strong brand and the loyal following he built in the 2016 campaign, he faces some significant new challenges he didn’t have last time around Here are three reasons why Sanders faces an even tougher path to the nomination than he did four years ago: He Isn’t The Only True Progressive In 2016,...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire, Iowa, Warren, Medicare, Amy Klobuchar, Dc, Kirsten Gillibrand, Booker, Bernie Sanders, Clinton


Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change

By ELANA SCHOR | Associated Press LAWRENCE, Mass. — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build “an America that works for everyone.” Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a “middle-class squeeze” that has left Americans crunched with “too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for ...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam admits he’s in ‘clearly racist’ photo

Calls for his resignation came from the NAACP, the Republican Governors Association, Virginia’s Republican Party and some national Democrats, including presidential hopefuls Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Julián Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio.
Tags: News, Virginia, Nation, Republican Party, Naacp, Calif, Julian Castro, Ralph Northam, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Sen Kamala Harris, Republican Governors Association Virginia


Howard Schultz candidacy is Trump's 'best chance' in 2020, says Julián Castro

The Democratic presidential candidate said that the former Starbucks CEO risked splitting the anti-Trump voteDemocratic presidential contender Julián Castro said on Sunday the former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz will give Donald Trump “his best hope of getting re-elected” if he chooses to launch an independent run for the White House. Related: Iowa Nice: hawkeyed experts say Elizabeth Warren hit ground running Continue reading...
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Julian Castro To Howard Schultz: ‘Think About The Negative Impact’ Of A 2020 Bid

Julian Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development and a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, urged former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Sunday to “think about the negative impact” of running for president as an independent candidate. Schultz said in a “60 Minutes” interview set to air Sunday that he was seriously considering an independent bid for the White House. “I have a concern that if he did run that, essentially, it would provide Donald Trump ...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Donald Trump, Castro, Jake Tapper, Schultz, Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, Matt Shuham


The party’s over and everyone is invited!

As every high schooler knows, when Mom and Dad are away it’s time to play! Of course, in the age of Twitter and Instagram, adult-free house parties can go viral and the next thing you know Dad’s La-Z-Boy is floating in the swimming pool and two Sheriff’s choppers are hovering overhead. There is such a thing as too much freedom. The 2020 rugby scrum for the Democratic Party presidential nomination may finally confirm what our Founding Father’s feared most; there may be such a thing as too much de...
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Kamala Harris Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign With "For The People" Slogan

Sen. Kamala Harris officially announced on January 21 that she will seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. Harris, the 54-year-old daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made history when in 2016 she became the second Black woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Her announcement is not exactly a surprise: The career prosecutor and former California attorney general has been rumored as a potential presidential candidate even before she took federal office.Symbolically, Har...
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Kamala Harris launches 2020 White House bid

California senator Kamala Harris has launched her presidential campaign for 2020, adding to a crowded Democratic field dominated by a new generation of women and minority candidates. The 54-year-old former prosecutor announced her bid for the White House on Monday in an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America programme, saying "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of ...
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Brace Yourself: Waves Of 2020 Announcements Expected Soon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Ne...
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Julian Castro Blasts Border ‘Tragedy’ Sparked by Trump Policies

(Bloomberg) -- Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary, slammed President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the southern U.S. border a day after announcing his 2020 White House bid, highlighting what is likely to be a principal issue in his campaign.
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Julian Castro Blasts Border `Tragedy' Sparked by Trump Policies

(Bloomberg) -- Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary, slammed President Donald Trump’s policy of separating families at the southern U.S. border a day after announcing his 2020 White House bid, highlighting what is likely to be a principal issue in his campaign.
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US election 2020: The Democrat candidates who are running for president

Tulsi Gabbard, the Democratic US Representative of Hawaii, has become the latest Democrat to throw her hat in the ring for the US presidential election in 2020.  In remarks aired by CNN on Friday, Ms Gabbard said she intended to pursue a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. "I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week," Ms Gabbard said. She is the latest to join what is expected to be a crowded Democratic primary field before the November 2020 p...
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Julián Castro launches presidential bid with speech in Texas

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Obama, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, San Antonio, Castro, San Antonio Texas, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, US elections 2020


Julian Castro Announces 2020 Presidential Run

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, made immigration a centerpiece of his announcement in his home...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Massachusetts, Barack Obama, Ap, Hillary Clinton, Hawaii, Nevada, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro


Julian Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Julian Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and mayor of San Antonio, launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, joining what is expected to be a crowded field of contenders for the Democratic nomination. Castro is the first Latino to enter the race, and at 44 will likely be among the youngest. […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Donald Trump, San Antonio, Castro, Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, 2020 Presidential Race


Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro announces presidential run

By PAUL J. WEBER | Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Assailing President Donald Trump for “a crisis of leadership,” former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro joined the 2020 presidential race Saturday as the rush of Democrats making early moves to challenge the incumbent accelerates, while anticipation grows around bigger names still considering a White House run. Castro, who could end up being the only Latino in what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic field, put immigration and the record-lo...
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Julián Castro launches presidential bid with San Antonio speech

Obama housing secretary would be first Hispanic American nominee if he beats Democratic field likely to number 20 or moreJulián Castro, the federal housing secretary under Barack Obama, announced his presidential bid on Saturday with an address in his home city of San Antonio, Texas, where he served for five years as mayor. Related: Tulsi Gabbard: Democrat says she will run for president in 2020 Continue reading...
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Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a crowded field of White House contenders. The 44-year-old Castro kicked off his campaign Saturday in San Antonio, his hometown. He announced […]
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