Category Archives: Candidates

How Kamala Harris’s Campaign Unraveled

Jonathan Martin, Astead W. Herndon and Alexander Burns of the New York Times – The 2020 Democratic field has been defined by its turbulence, with some contenders rising, others dropping out and two more jumping in just this month. Yet … Continue reading

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Who Democrats In Early-Primary States Don’t Want To See Nominated

Seth Masket and Dave Peterson in FiveThirtyEight – Sen. Bernie Sanders (left) and former Vice President Joe Biden are among the race’s top candidates, but a number of early-state Democrats would hate to see them nominated. One of the most … Continue reading

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Is Trump luring GOP senators on impeachment with cold cash?

Alex Isenstadt of Politico – The president is tapping his vast donor network to buck up lawmakers whose support he badly needs — but who also need him. Continue…

Posted in 2020 election, Candidates, Donald Trump, House of Representatives, Money in politics, Politico, Republicans, Senate

Impeachment – Not a Democratic Challenger – Could End Susan Collins’ Career

Public Policy Polling – PPP’s newest Maine poll finds that Susan Collins is in trouble for reelection…and that she’s likely to find herself in more trouble no matter what side of impeachment she comes down on. Collins is unpopular, with … Continue reading

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Democrats’ Desire For Electable Candidates May Be Driven By Older Voters

Erin Doherty of FiveThirtyEight – Many Democrats say the most important quality they look for in a 2020 candidate is that the person can beat President Trump. But this might not be true of younger Democrats, many of whom are … Continue reading

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