2020 Elections

Baby Boomers Outnumbered by Younger Voters at Polls During 2018 Midterms 2018 Midterms
Baby Boomers Outnumbered by Younger Voters at Polls During 2018 Midterms
2019-05-29 20:51:22
by Dan McCue

Baby boomers were outnumbered by younger voters at the polls during the 2018 midterms, continuing a trend first documented in 2016, the Pew Research Center said on Wednesday. The study, based on newly available Census Bureau data, found that voters... Read More

DNC Tightens Requirements to Qualify for 2nd Round of Primary Debates Political News
DNC Tightens Requirements to Qualify for 2nd Round of Primary Debates
2019-05-29 20:48:55
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee is imposing more stringent requirements for candidates to appear in the party's third presidential primary debate after close to 20 of the Democrat's 24 candidates qualified to appear in the first two debates. The new guidelines... Read More

Cory Booker’s Message of Unity and Strength Is at the Core of His Presidential Campaign 2020 Elections
Cory Booker’s Message of Unity and Strength Is at the Core of His Presidential Campaign
2019-05-28 22:05:25
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Cory Booker State of Residence: New Jersey Campaign Website: https://corybooker.com [caption id="attachment_5293" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) addresses the crowd during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dome event on January 21, 2019 in Columbia,... Read More

Joe Biden Is the Clear Frontrunner, and the Top Target for Other Presidential Hopefuls 2020 Elections
Joe Biden Is the Clear Frontrunner, and the Top Target for Other Presidential Hopefuls
2019-05-28 21:55:08
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Joe Biden State of Residence: Delaware Campaign Website: https://joebiden.com [caption id="attachment_8150" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Presidential candidate Joe Biden and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett visit a King Taco in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)[/caption]... Read More

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s Ambitious Presidential Campaign Focuses on Pragmatic Solutions for All Americans 2020 Elections
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s Ambitious Presidential Campaign Focuses on Pragmatic Solutions for All Americans
2019-05-28 21:50:39
by TWN Staff

Candidate: Michael Bennet State of Residence: Colorado Campaign Website: https://michaelbennet.com [caption id="attachment_7641" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the North American Building Trades Unions Conference at the Washington Hilton April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Many Democrat presidential... Read More

Abortion Debate Sparks Women’s Activism and Jumps to the Head of 2020 Campaign Agenda 2020 Elections
Abortion Debate Sparks Women’s Activism and Jumps to the Head of 2020 Campaign Agenda

WASHINGTON — After Alabama’s governor signed a near-total ban on abortion into law last week, a surge of women interested in running for office contacted EMILY’s List, a political group that supports abortion rights. The Virginia Democratic Party saw a... Read More

DNCC and Milwaukee Host Committee Announce New Hires for Convention 2020 Elections
DNCC and Milwaukee Host Committee Announce New Hires for Convention
2019-05-23 16:45:43
by Dan McCue

The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday announced a series of new hires to handle preparations for the party's 2020 presidential nomination convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The convention itself is being held at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee July 13-16. Debra... Read More

Americans May Vote in 2020 Using Old, Unsecured Machines Voting
Americans May Vote in 2020 Using Old, Unsecured Machines

WASHINGTON — The first primary in the 2020 presidential race is a little more than 250 days away, but lawmakers and experts worry that elections will be held on voting machines that are woefully outdated and that any tampering by... Read More

Majority of Voters Support A Woman’s Right to Choose, National Poll Finds Civil Rights
Majority of Voters Support A Woman’s Right to Choose, National Poll Finds
2019-05-22 19:17:10
by Dan McCue

A majority of American voters believe the U.S. Supreme Court was right in 1973 when it ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have a constitutionally-protected right to have an abortion, and most also believe the current generation of justices... Read More

‘How Are You Going to Pay for It?’ — 2020 Candidates Wrestle With Their Costly Plans 2020 Elections
‘How Are You Going to Pay for It?’ — 2020 Candidates Wrestle With Their Costly Plans

They keep piling up, sometimes trillions of dollars at a time. The competition among 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to be bold in confronting vexing social and economic challenges has created a mountain of policy promises. The rising price tag has... Read More

George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform Campaign Finance
George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
2019-05-21 12:48:25
by Dan McCue

From the very beginning of the Republic, campaign finance has been a hard subject to discuss in polite company. In a capitalist society, things, including access to whatever serves as the public megaphone of the era, simply cost money. And... Read More

Kansas’ Kobach Is Weighing a Senate Bid. National Republicans Are Ready to Stop Him 2020 Elections
Kansas’ Kobach Is Weighing a Senate Bid. National Republicans Are Ready to Stop Him

WASHINGTON — National Republicans are prepared to intervene in the Kansas Senate primary to ensure that conservative firebrand Kris Kobach does not win the party’s nomination should he run, multiple sources told the Kansas City Star. Kobach said this month... Read More

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