2020 Elections

Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race Political News
Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of 2020 Presidential Race
2019-08-29 17:04:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., dropped out of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday, after having failed to make the stage for the third Democratic candidate debate. Gillibrand, who positioned herself as a progressive and strong advocate for women’s issues,... Read More

10 Democrats Set for Houston Debate As Several Others Miss Cut Political News
10 Democrats Set for Houston Debate As Several Others Miss Cut
2019-08-29 16:59:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON —Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified to appear in the next debate, guaranteeing for the first time this election cycle that the front-runners in the contest will finally come face-to-face in a one-night event. The next debate, sponsored by... Read More

Isakson to Resign From Senate, Adding Competitive Seat to 2020 Docket 2020 Elections
Isakson to Resign From Senate, Adding Competitive Seat to 2020 Docket
2019-08-28 19:48:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Sen. Johnny Isakson, D-Ga., announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, adding a competitive seat to the highly anticipated 2020 battle for control of the chamber. "After much prayer... Read More

Obama Takes On Partisan Gerrymandering With New Initiative Political News
Obama Takes On Partisan Gerrymandering With New Initiative

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama announced a new initiative this week aimed at ending partisan gerrymandering. In one of his first public political actions since he left the White House, Obama on Monday unveiled Redistricting U on Twitter as... Read More

This New Hampshire Voter’s Mission Is To See Every Presidential Candidate in Person 2020 Elections
This New Hampshire Voter’s Mission Is To See Every Presidential Candidate in Person

BEDFORD, N.H. — Cheri Schmitt keeps her to-do list of more than 20 names on a dry-erase board on the refrigerator in her Bedford, N.H., home. Joe Biden. Kamala Harris. Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders. Schmitt, 56, is an elementary school... Read More

Election Commission Vice Chair Resigns, Leaving It Without Quorum Elections
Election Commission Vice Chair Resigns, Leaving It Without Quorum
2019-08-27 20:58:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Matt Petersen, a Republican appointment to the Federal Election Commission and most recently, its vice chairman, has resigned his seat, leaving the panel overseeing campaign laws without a quorum. Petersen's departure leaves the FEC with only three of... Read More

Majority of Americans ‘Angry’ at Political System, Poll Shows Opinion Polls
Majority of Americans ‘Angry’ at Political System, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — Amid an escalating trade war, fears of an economic downturn and a crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, a majority of Americans are simply “angry” at the U.S. political system, a new poll showed on Sunday. An NBC... Read More

Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to Challenge Trump in 2020 GOP Primary 2020 Elections
Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to Challenge Trump in 2020 GOP Primary

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Joe Walsh, once a backer of President Trump, said Sunday he would mount a Republican primary challenge to the president because “we can’t take four more years of Donald Trump.” Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” the... Read More

Many Attending DNC Convention in Milwaukee Slated to Room in Illinois Political News
Many Attending DNC Convention in Milwaukee Slated to Room in Illinois
2019-08-23 18:35:51
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Twenty-six of the 57 delegations attending next summer's Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be staying in hotels in Illinois, the head of the convention planning efforts has confirmed. “Illinois has large hotels which lets us house delegations... Read More

Rep. Moulton Drops Out Of Presidential Race, Will Seek Reelection 2020 Elections
Rep. Moulton Drops Out Of Presidential Race, Will Seek Reelection
2019-08-23 17:19:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., dropped out of the 2020 presidential contest Friday, saying he will instead seek reelection in Massachusetts' 6th congressional district. Moulton made his announcement at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco. "Today,... Read More

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee To Run For 3rd Term Political News
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee To Run For 3rd Term
2019-08-22 21:07:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid Wednesday night, announcing Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor instead. Inslee revealed he was ending his run for the White House on MSNBC's "The... Read More

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate Political News
Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Running For Senate
2019-08-22 18:27:17
by Dan McCue

A presidential campaign behind him, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday he's running for the U.S. Senate, vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. With his announcement, which came via a video message posted on his... Read More

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