Election 2020

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Press Disinvited From Trump 2020 Fundraiser

Event at Trump hotel raises $10M

(Newser) - With a mere 40 months to go until the 2020 re-election, President Trump has started trying to refill the campaign coffers. Republican National Committee officials say around $10 million was raised at a Trump fundraising event at one of his own hotels Wednesday, where ticket prices started at $35,000,... More »

Pence Makes Unusual Move to Advance Trump's Agenda

'Great America Committee' PAC will allow VP to support GOP candidates across US

(Newser) - Borrowing from his boss's now-famous slogan , Vice President Mike Pence has launched the "Great America Committee" PAC in advance of the 2018 and 2020 elections, NBC News reports. Pence will use money raised through the PAC to travel the country on Air Force Two and help stump for... More »

Disney CEO Bob Iger May Have Eye on White House

2 reports say he's being encouraged to run and is considering the possibility

(Newser) - It looks like one name can be added to the early mix of potential 2020 candidates: Disney CEO Bob Iger. The Hollywood Reporter in March reported that Iger was seriously considering supporters' requests that he run for the Democratic nomination, and now a post at Axios amplifies that. "He'... More »

Poll: In 2020 Race, Trump Would Lose to Any Old Dem

But not specifically to Elizabeth Warren

(Newser) - Democrats are already eyeing the 2020 presidential race, and Elizabeth Warren has broken out of the pack as an early favorite who can persist against President Trump—but a recent poll indicates it may not be her persistence the Dems should be looking toward. The Politico/Morning Consult survey of 1,... More »

Gillibrand: I'm Interested in Senate, Not White House

She tries to cool rumor of 2020 run

(Newser) - One rite of presidential elections is already starting up again: A candidate whose name keeps being mentioned feels compelled to deny any White House ambitions. In this case, it's Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand of New York, who on Sunday sought to shoot down rumors that she's running in 2020.... More »

Democrats, This Is Your 2020 Savior

'National Journal' columnist makes the case

(Newser) - One school of thought among Democrats is that they should borrow from the book of Trump and go with more of a celebrity than a traditional politician in 2020. Well, how about a little bit of both? At the National Journal , Josh Kraushaar makes the case for Al Franken as... More »

Beyonce 2020 Is Exactly What Democrats Need

Jeet Heer makes case for celebrity Democratic candidate

(Newser) - After Donald Trump's election victory, Michael Moore suggested Democrats should run a celebrity in 2020 . If they aren't already considering it, they should be, writes Jeet Heer at New Republic . Some argue that voters are actually turned off by celebrities, whose lectures can feel patronizing and whose bank... More »

Top 5 Democratic Presidential Candidates for 2020

Elizabeth Warren tops the list

(Newser) - “It appears we’re going to have an old-folks’ home," New York Magazine quotes Sen. Harry Reid as saying about hypothetical Democratic 2020 presidential contenders. "We’ve got Warren; she’ll be 71. Biden will be 78. Bernie will be 79.” Regardless, the Hill has ranked... More »

Democratic Favorite for 2020? None of the Above

Sorry Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Democrats asked who they'd be "excited" to see run for president in 2020 overwhelmingly responded: Who else you got? USA Today conducted a poll of Democrats and independents and found 66% would be excited for "someone entirely new" to run; only 9% thought "someone entirely new"... More »

Biden on 2020 Run: 'What the Hell, Man'

Biden, who will turn 78 in 2020, had a slight smile when he spoke

(Newser) - Fans of Joe Biden memes, rejoice: The vice president has hinted at a 2020 White House run—though he may have been less than 100% serious. After presiding over a Senate session Monday, CNN asked Biden if he plans to run for office again, and he said: "Yeah, I... More »

Michael Moore Urges Dems to Run a Celeb in 2020

Outspoken filmmaker says Democrats should run a "beloved" person

(Newser) - In light of recent election results, the Democratic Party should embrace the trend of turning popular celebrities into politicians, according to filmmaker Michael Moore. "Democrats would be better off if they ran Oprah or Tom Hanks," Moore said on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, per the... More »

Kanye 2020? Dems Look to the Future

Michelle Obama might change her mind after Trump 'rips up her garden'

(Newser) - With Hillary Clinton's dream of becoming president crushed and Donald Trump triumphant, this is a dark day for the Democratic Party—but some are already looking ahead to possibilities for 2020. Kanye West announced last year that he was planning a 2020 run and #Kanye2020 was trending on Twitter... More »

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