2020 Elections

States Struggle To Update Election Systems Ahead of 2020 Elections
States Struggle To Update Election Systems Ahead of 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. states operating outdated and insecure voting machines face major hurdles in protecting them in time for the 2020 presidential election, officials said at a meeting of elections experts. Budgets are strained, decision-making authority is diffused and standards... Read More

Hickenlooper Ends Presidential Bid With An Eye Toward U.S. Senate Seat Political News
Hickenlooper Ends Presidential Bid With An Eye Toward U.S. Senate Seat
2019-08-15 19:58:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, fueling speculation that he will now set his sights on a U.S. Senate bid. Hickenlooper, 67, ran as a moderate, but never... Read More

‘A Reckoning’: Sanders and Warren Supporters See an Alliance on the Brink 2020 Elections
‘A Reckoning’: Sanders and Warren Supporters See an Alliance on the Brink

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are Senate colleagues, ideological partners and mutual admirers. But their tacit alliance in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is approaching a breaking point as they vie to become the progressive alternative to front-runner... Read More

Why Are Texas Republicans in Congress Bolting for the Exits, and What Does It Mean for 2020? 2020 Elections
Why Are Texas Republicans in Congress Bolting for the Exits, and What Does It Mean for 2020?

WASHINGTON — Four rapid-fire retirement announcements by Texas Republicans in Congress have prompted fresh soul-searching for a political party that’s seeing its decadeslong dominance in the Lone Star State start to teeter. While it’s not that unusual for some lawmakers... Read More

Blue Dogs Recap Accomplishments Of 116th Congress (So Far) 2020 Elections
Blue Dogs Recap Accomplishments Of 116th Congress (So Far)
2019-08-09 23:51:25
by TWN Staff

For 24 years, the Blue Dog Coalition has led the way bridging the gap between Republicans and Democrats to develop common-sense solutions for serious problems Americans face in their daily lives. Over the course of the coalition’s history, the members... Read More

Campaign Legal Center Accuses de Blasio Campaign of Finance Violations Uncategorized
Campaign Legal Center Accuses de Blasio Campaign of Finance Violations
2019-08-09 23:25:31
by Dan McCue

The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday accusing the presidential campaign of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and two PACs of violating federal law by arranging for a small number of wealthy donors... Read More

Orange County, Longtime GOP Stronghold, Now Has More Registered Democrats Political News
Orange County, Longtime GOP Stronghold, Now Has More Registered Democrats

LOS ANGELES — Orange County, Calif., long a Republican stronghold, has officially turned blue. The county that nurtured Ronald Reagan’s conservatism and is the resting place of Richard Nixon is now home to 547,458 registered Democrats, compared with 547,369 Republicans,... Read More

With Iowa State Fair Ahead, 2020 Democrats Pitch to Rural America 2020 Elections
With Iowa State Fair Ahead, 2020 Democrats Pitch to Rural America

WASHINGTON — As Democratic presidential hopefuls get ready to visit the soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, they’re announcing big plans for investments in rural America. Three senators who are seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 became the... Read More

Abrams, Georgia Democrats Team Up to Flip State House State News
Abrams, Georgia Democrats Team Up to Flip State House

ATLANTA — The Democratic Party of Georgia teamed with an arm of the voting rights group founded by Stacey Abrams to launch a high-dollar effort to flip the Republican-controlled state House. The Legislative Victory Fund, unveiled on Wednesday, is a... Read More

Hood Prevails in Mississippi's Democratic Primary for Governor; GOP Runoff Looms State News
Hood Prevails in Mississippi's Democratic Primary for Governor; GOP Runoff Looms
2019-08-07 20:26:23
by Dan McCue

Jim Hood, Mississippi's four-term attorney general, beat seven rivals Tuesday night to become the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor, while on the Republican side, second-term Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves faces a runoff in three weeks against former state Supreme Court... Read More

Nadler Demands Records From Kavanaugh’s White House Tenure Political News
Nadler Demands Records From Kavanaugh’s White House Tenure

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler demanded a trove of records Tuesday from Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure in the George W. Bush administration that Trump critics suspect could contain damaging and even incriminating information about the Supreme Court justice. Nadler, who pledged... Read More

Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement Litigation
Trump Campaign Sues California Over Tax Return Release Ballot Requirement
2019-08-06 20:34:14
by Dan McCue

The Trump campaign and the Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. "Today we have taken decisive action in federal court challenging California’s... Read More

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