2020 Election

Manchin eyes run for West Virginia governor in 2020

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., say he’s considering running for West Virginia governor in 2020. In an interview with Politico Thursday, Manchin described being governor of the Mountain State as the “best job in the world” and acknowledged he “thinking about” running for the post again. “I think about it every minute of every day. Now, thinking about it and doing… READ MORE
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Ohio voters in 2020 could vote on gun background checks and president at same time

Ohio voters might have the opportunity to decide whether to require background checks for gun purchases at the same time they vote for president in… READ MORE

Harris stresses background as prosecutor in taking on Trump

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during a speech Saturday night at an NAACP gathering in South Carolina stressed her work as a prosecutor as a key qualification for challenging President Trump. The 2020 White House hopeful also touted her experience as California’s attorney general and said Trump needs to be held “accountable.” “We’ve got to hold this guy accountable by prosecuting… READ MORE

Democrats hope some presidential candidates drop out — and run for Senate

Democrats facing a steep uphill climb to win back the Senate want Beto O’Rourke to reconsider his long-shot bid for president and take another look at running for the Senate in Texas, especially if his White House bid fails to pick up momentum. They feel the same way about two other White House hopefuls who are polling at around 1… READ MORE

BIDEN BUCKLES, FLIPS ON HYDE AMENDMENT UNDER PRESSURE FROM DEMOCRATS

Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment Thursday after facing intense backlash from within his own party. Biden, while speaking in Atlanta, first reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade. He was noted saying the following at the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta, Georgia: But then he took things a step further, saying that the… READ MORE

Oregon set to change the way it awards Electoral College votes

SALEM – Oregon is close to becoming the 15th state to signal that it will award its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide. On a 37-22 party line vote, the Democratic majority in the Oregon House sent Senate Bill 870 to the desk of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who has indicated her support.… READ MORE

Biden faces first crisis as front-runner

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s embrace of the Hyde amendment, prohibiting federal funds from being used for abortion, combined with a new plagiarism controversy have created the most challenging week for the Democratic front-runner since he entered the race for the White House earlier this spring. Biden has led public opinion polls by double-digits since announcing his campaign but will… READ MORE

‘We’ve invited you’: Chris Wallace spars with Gillibrand over abortion controversy

Things got heated at a Fox News town hall in Iowa Sunday when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. used the platform to blame the network for allowing discussions of infanticide in debates about abortion and women’s reproductive rights. When asked by a retired pediatric nurse named Susan about her stance on late-term abortions, Gillibrand pivoted to an attack on Fox News.… READ MORE

Conservatives spark threat of bloody GOP primaries

Senate Republicans are facing a potential intraparty brawl as they fight to hold onto the chamber next year. Republicans are defending 22 seats in 2020, mostly in deep-red states, limiting Democrats’ pickup opportunities and increasing the odds of the GOP keeping the Senate. But nasty primary fights brewing in a handful of key states could threaten to throw a curveball… READ MORE

McConnell says Republicans would fill 2020 Supreme Court vacancy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Republicans would fill a Supreme Court vacancy even if it occurs during the 2020 presidential election. McConnell was asked by an attendee during a speech at the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce public policy luncheon in Kentucky what his position would be on filling a Supreme Court seat during 2020 if… READ MORE

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