Election 2020

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Buttigieg: Here's the Full List of My Consulting Clients

Candidate releases McKinsey work history

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg, under pressure from Democratic rivals including Elizabeth Warren over transparency, has released a full work history from his time at McKinsey & Co. The South Bend, Ind., mayor's clients at the international consulting firm between 2007 and 2010 included Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,... More »

Tulsi Gabbard Says She Will Skip Next Debate

She says she won't be there even if she qualifies

(Newser) - The next Democratic debate is Dec. 19—but Rep. Tulsi Gabbard isn't keeping that night free in her calendar. The candidate, who needs to get above 4% in one more state or national poll to qualify, says she won't be taking part even if she makes the cut,... More »

Elizabeth Warren Made $1.9M for Private Legal Work

She urges Buttigieg to release consulting client list

(Newser) - "Millionaire legal consultant" is not the image Sen. Elizabeth Warren is trying to project to voters, but figures released by her campaign Sunday show that she made close to $2 million from consulting and other private legal work during her career as a law professor. Her campaign released figures... More »

Things Get Testy Between Warren, Buttigieg

The Democratic candidates reflect a philosophical rift in the party

(Newser) - Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she's starting to hit back, the AP reports. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on Thursday night, Warren blasted... More »

Biden to Iowa Voter: 'You're a Damn Liar!'

He challenged 83-year-old to a push-up contest

(Newser) - Joe Biden called an Iowa voter a "damn liar" and challenged him to a push-up contest during an angry exchange Thursday. Biden lashed out at the man, who identified himself as an 83-year-old non-Republican retired farmer, after he accused him of sending son Hunter Biden to work for a... More »

Biden Picks Up Backing of a Former Nominee

John Kerry endorses the former VP

(Newser) - Joe Biden picked up a notable endorsement on Thursday from someone who once won the Democratic nomination. Former Secretary of State John Kerry backed his longtime friend for the White House, reports the Boston Globe . "The world is broken,” said Kerry, "and I believe very deeply that... More »

Kamala Harris to Trump: 'See You at Your Trial'

She fires back after he mocks end of her campaign

(Newser) - Sen. Kamala Harris fired back at President Trump on Tuesday after he appeared to mock her exit from the Democratic race . The president retweeted remarks from his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who said: "Another one bites the dust. Guess it’s not as easy as everyone thought."... More »

Joe Biden's New Slogan Causes a Fuss

'No malarkey' isn't exactly hailed as being in touch

(Newser) - On Sunday Joe Biden tweeted that "We're officially on the road for our eight-day #NoMalarkey Tour across Iowa!" And yes, "No Malarkey!" is emblazoned on his tour bus. It's a campaign slogan that's attracting no shortage of derision. At Vox , Matthew Yglesias calls... More »

A Big Name Exits the 2020 Race

Kamala Harris is out

(Newser) - On Monday, Democratic 2020 contenders Steve Bullock and Joe Sestak bowed out of the race . On Tuesday, a much bigger name did the same. Kamala Harris has ended her bid for the presidency, in what the New York Times calls a "dramatic comedown" for a candidate who showed "... More »

Bloomberg's Money Did Buy Him Some Love

He's now in 5th place after massive ad spend

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg hasn't been able to buy frontrunner status in the Democratic race, but his massive advertising spend hasn't gone entirely to waste, according to two new polls. A Hill/HarrisX poll puts the former New York City mayor at 6% among likely Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters, ahead... More »

Democratic Race Thins Out by 2

Steve Bullock and Joe Sestak call it quits

(Newser) - The Democratic field is a little smaller Monday morning. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak dropped their bids, report Politico and the AP . Neither rose high enough in national polls of late to qualify for the debates. Bullock pitched himself as a moderate who could win... More »

'Hanging' Tweet Costs Omar Foe Her Account

Republican had spread an untrue conspiracy theory on Twitter

(Newser) - A Republican hoping to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar has lost her Twitter account. Danielle Stella posted on her Facebook page, which is still active, that she was "permanently banned on Twitter" for posting that if an accusation against Omar is proven, "she should be tried for treason and... More »

This 'Big-Eared Creature' Is Crushing 2 New Dems

Baby Yoda of 'Star Wars' series debuted as Bloomberg, Patrick entered race, with more buzz

(Newser) - A "diminutive, doe-eyed, big-eared creature" is giving two new 2020 candidates for president a run for their money. That's how the New York Post describes Baby Yoda, a character in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian who's said to have "conquered the world" since the show'... More »

Buttigieg Campaign Sees Who Donations Are From, Returns Them

2 of Brett Kavanaugh's lawyers had donated thousands

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg’s campaign received $7,200 from Alexandra Walsh and $2,800 from Beth Wilkinson, but that money has since been returned to the top DC law partners after the donations were revealed. Why? Because they are part of Wilkinson Walsh Eskovitz, the Washington law firm that represented Brett... More »

Bloomberg Makes It Official

Billionaire former mayor announces his White House bid

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg surprised basically no one Sunday in officially announcing a last-minute 2020 bid for the White House. He did so via a one-minute ad that began airing as part of a $34 million blitz set to go through Dec. 3, reports CBS News . Bloomberg's ad says he will... More »

She Can't Vote. 2020 Dems Are Swooning Over Her Anyway

Meet Astrid Silva, a very public face of DACA

(Newser) - One of the most sought-after presidential endorsements in a key early voting state is from a woman who cannot vote. As Democrats jockey for support in Nevada, a meeting with Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the “Dreamers,” is a... More »

Obama: Democrats Need to 'Chill Out' About 2020 Hopefuls

He says differences are 'relatively minor'

(Newser) - Barack Obama spoke at a Democratic Unity Fund fundraising event Thursday and, unsurprisingly, called for Democratic unity. The former president said the party needs to "chill out" about the 2020 field and focus on defeating Trump instead of fighting over "relatively minor" differences, CNN reports. "Everybody needs... More »

Just 2 People Showed Up to Deval Patrick's Event Last Night

2020 candidate cancels Morehouse College event

(Newser) - As other Democratic presidential hopefuls prepared to debate in Atlanta Wednesday night, Deval Patrick showed up to the city's Morehouse College for a planned event—and found just two people in attendance. Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor who entered the 2020 presidential race after the cutoff for this month'... More »

Why Bloomberg Is Spending Up to $20M in These 5 States

He's funding a voter registration drive designed to weaken Trump's reelection chances

(Newser) - As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states. News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’... More »

The 7 Big Questions Going Into Tonight's Debate

What to look for when the presidential hopefuls take the stage

(Newser) - New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again Wednesday night—just 75 days before primary voting begins. Here are 7 big questions heading into the debate, which begins at 9pm ET on MSNBC and will feature an all-female line-up of... More »

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