2020 Elections

Behind Grass-Roots Talk, Big Checks Remain Lifeblood for 2020 Presidential Hopefuls 2020 Elections
Behind Grass-Roots Talk, Big Checks Remain Lifeblood for 2020 Presidential Hopefuls

WASHINGTON — In a presidential race where almost every candidate claims to be supported by small donors and immune from the ills of big money in politics, the first round of campaign finance disclosure statements has made clear that some... Read More

On This Slate, No Simple Platform for Democrats 2020 Elections
On This Slate, No Simple Platform for Democrats

In 1992, Bill Clinton won the White House focused on a message so elegantly simple the slogan became campaign legend: It’s the economy, stupid. In this presidential race, it’s a lot of things. Abolishing the Electoral College. Ending the Senate... Read More

Kamala Harris Releases 15 Years of Tax Returns 2020 Elections
Kamala Harris Releases 15 Years of Tax Returns

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris released 15 years of tax returns on Sunday, offering a glimpse into how the California public servant ascended the financial ranks to become a multimillionaire. The documents span the entirety of Harris’ career in elected... Read More

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Is the Hottest Thing in Politics. Can It Last? 2020 Elections
Mayor Pete Buttigieg Is the Hottest Thing in Politics. Can It Last?

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Pete Buttigieg was home recently, back in the Indiana city where he was born and serves as mayor. He was at the library on Main Street, at a book signing for his autobiography, and everything seemed familiar,... Read More

Pelosi Details How Democrats Hope to Protect and Expand House Majority 2020 Elections
Pelosi Details How Democrats Hope to Protect and Expand House Majority

LEESBURG, Va. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi guaranteed Thursday that Democrats will maintain and expand their majority in 2020. The California Democrat claimed at a Politico Playbook event last week that she will have House races won by this November —... Read More

As North Carolina Special Election Looms, FEC Fails to Reach Consensus On Business Ads Elections
As North Carolina Special Election Looms, FEC Fails to Reach Consensus On Business Ads
2019-04-11 22:30:30
by Dan McCue

With just days to go before a critical deadline, the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday failed to reach consensus on whether radio ads created by a candidate in North Carolina's upcoming special ninth congressional district election are "electioneering communication" or... Read More

Is Texas an Option for Democrats? Political News
Is Texas an Option for Democrats?
2019-04-10 00:05:48
by Dan McCue

Fresh off helping to flip two U.S. House seats in Texas in the 2018 midterms, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Tuesday that it is stepping up its focus in the Lone Star State in 2020 by opening a regional... Read More

California Rep. Eric Swalwell Joins 2020 Democratic Presidential Field 2020 Elections
California Rep. Eric Swalwell Joins 2020 Democratic Presidential Field

Eric Swalwell, a four-term San Francisco Bay Area congressman who has grown into a cable TV fixture as a slashing and unremitting critic of President Donald Trump, formally announced Monday his long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Fittingly, he... Read More

Georgia Governor Signs Controversial Law to Replace Voting Machines State Elections
Georgia Governor Signs Controversial Law to Replace Voting Machines
2019-04-08 20:36:39
by Dan McCue

After weeks of contentious debate in the state legislature, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week signed legislation that will replace the state's electronic voting machines with a new system that produces a back-up paper ballot. The legislation, House Bill 316,... Read More

Michael Bennet Says Prostate Cancer Won’t Stop Him From Running for President 2020 Elections
Michael Bennet Says Prostate Cancer Won’t Stop Him From Running for President

Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado said Sunday that he doesn’t expect a diagnosis of prostate cancer to keep him from joining the crowded Democratic field for president in 2020. “I’m looking forward to running in 2020,” Bennet said on CNN’s... Read More

Former US Senator Ernest U.S. Senate
Former US Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings Dies
2019-04-07 16:20:21
by Dan McCue

Former US Senator and South Carolina Governor Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died early Saturday morning at his home in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, after being in declining health for several weeks. He was 97. In a statement, his three surviving... Read More

A Trump Mutiny? Republican Prospects Warily Eye 2020 Presidential Run 2020 Elections
A Trump Mutiny? Republican Prospects Warily Eye 2020 Presidential Run

DES MOINES, Iowa — Steve Scheffler, who represents Iowa on the Republican National Committee, has a warning for anyone in the party hoping to deny President Donald Trump the 2020 GOP nomination. “We want to protect the integrity of the... Read More

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