Tag Archives: Election 2020

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Can Beto Appeal to Southern Black Voters?

“I look forward to welcoming Beto to the Brookland Baptist Church. I would love to be there to see if he can clap on beat.”

— Former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers (D), quoted by the New York Times, on whether Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) can appeal to black voters in the South.

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Scarborough Warns Democrat Prez Candidates to Prepare for Nikki Haley

“If I were actually wargaming this, I would tell everybody thinking about running, plan your campaign against Donald Trump, but expect to be running against Nikki Haley. You have to think that way.”

“Morning Joe” viewers that President Trump might not be the Republican nominee for president in 2020.
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Biden Favored in 2020 Presidential Field

28%

A new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll finds Joe Biden is the most popular Democrat in a potential 2020 presidential primary, with 28% of Democratic and independent voters saying they’d most likely vote for him. Biden is followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at 21% and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) at 7%. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) as well as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (D) — who are all openly considering 2020 campaigns — all polled in the low single-digits.

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Harris Predicts an Ugly 2020 Presidential Race

“Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly. When you break things, it is painful. And you get cut. And you bleed.”

— Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), in an interview with NBC News, on the 2020 presidential race.

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Minority Want to See Trump Re-Elected

1 in 3

A new Monmouth poll finds a little more than 3 in 10 Americans want to see President Trump win a second term in the White House. “Those who don’t want to see Trump reelected predictably varies by party, but 16% — not an insignificant number — of Republicans say Trump should be a one-term leader… while 92% of Democrats and 58% of independents said the same.”

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What If Beto Ran Against Trump?

“The Democrats don’t have anybody like him. I’ve seen all of them. They don’t have anyone of his caliber on the national stage. I pray for the soul of anyone who has to run against him in Iowa in 453 days.”

— Ted Cruz’s strategist Jeff Roe, quoted by Politico, on Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-TX) chances if he ran for president in 2020.

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Moulton Deflects Presidential Run Talk

People see me aggressively tackling challenges and always assume it must be some part of a bigger plan. And therefore question, well what’s his plan? What’s he trying to do? How about, I’m just doing the right thing, right now? It doesn’t have to be part of a larger plan.”

— Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), quoted by BuzzFeed News on being seen as a potential presidential contender in 2020.

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ACLU Wants 1.8 Million Members to Vote as a Bloc

1.8 million

“The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new electoral program to mobilize its 1.8 million members to vote as a bloc — a sign of how the group, flush with cash from the election of Donald Trump, is increasingly turning itself into a political engine of the resistance,” BuzzFeed News reports. “If the new ACLU reminds you of the National Rifle Association, that’s not an accident.”

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Four in 10 Republicans Say Trump Should Be Primaried in 2020

38%

Almost 4 in 10 Republicans say President Donald Trump should be challenged in the 2020 GOP primary elections, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll. In addition, 19% of GOP voters say they would rather see Pence as president, while 64% said they prefer Trump.

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Trump’s Data Plan for 2020

18 million

Jonathan Swan: “Trump reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale starts with 18 million email addresses and phone numbers (‘hard contacts’) of likely Trump voters, and has a goal of doubling that to 30 to 40 million by Election Day 2020 — roughly half of the votes Trump needs. (He got 63 million in 2016.) … Parscale plans to spend $1 million per month for the rest of ’18 on digital prospecting, with hopes to increase that next year. The campaign says it has had great success recruiting Trump supporters with ads on AOL (an older, Trump-friendly demographic), Bing, Facebook, Google and conservative news sites.”