Campaign 2020

Analysis: Sanders New Hampshire Victory Puts Pressure on Moderate Democrats

For Bernie Sanders, not all victories are created equal. In 2016, Sanders carried New Hampshire by 22 points, pummeling Hillary Clinton and setting the stage for a protracted fight over the Democratic presidential nomination. On Tuesday, he won the state’s primary by less than 2 points, raising questions about his ability to broaden his coalition beyond his most loyal supporters….

Andrew Yang, Who Created Buzz with Freedom Dividend, Ends 2020 Bid

Democrat Andrew Yang is suspending his 2020 bid for president. Yang made the announcement Tuesday after expecting a disappointing finish in New Hampshire’s primary. The 45-year-old entrepreneur created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month. He was one of the breakout stars of the Democratic primary race….

Democratic Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg Campaigns in Capital City

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg was back in the Capital City Saturday, campaigning ahead of the Alabama Democratic Primaries scheduled for next month. He was a speaker at the Alabama Democratic Conference Convention, held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown, Montgomery. “Not only are you the very best democrats we have in the state, you represent 70 percent of…

Democratic Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg to Campaign in Montgomery Saturday

U.S. Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg/Source: Associated Press One of the Democratic candidates for president is making a stop in the River Region this weekend. Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg will be at two events Saturday. According to his campaign spokesperson, Bloomberg will first be at the Alabama Democratic Conference’s annual convention at the Embassy Suites in downtown Montgomery. After,…

Jessica Taylor Endorsed by State Representative Will Dismukes

(Source: Will Dismukes) Will Dismukes, a former Republican candidate for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district, endorsed Republican candidate Jessica Taylor Tuesday. State Representative Will Dismukes of Prattville said, “Our country desperately needs a new generation of conservatives to take on radical socialists like AOC, Ilhan Omar and their ‘squad.’ That’s why, today, I’m endorsing conservative Jessica Taylor for Congress.” Dismukes dropped…

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Expected to File Presidential Campaign Paperwork in Alabama Today

CBS News is reporting that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to file paperwork today to place his name on the ballot for the Alabama Democratic presidential primary next year. This is the first concrete signal that he is on the verge of launching a presidential campaign, according to a person familiar with his plans. Bloomberg is…

State Senator Cam Ward to Run for Supreme Court

Sen. Cam Ward (R) District 14 State Senator Cam Ward has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to serve as an Associate Justice on the Alabama Supreme Court. Ward will officially qualify on Tuesday, October 8th, the first day that the Alabama Republican Party allows candidates to file the required paperwork to run for the position. Ward serves…

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Ends Bid for 2020 Presidential Election

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) says he’s ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. De Blasio struggled to gain traction in a sprawling field of Democrats seeking the presidency. He announced his decision in an MSNBC interview on Friday. De Blasio launched his bid in May, but his campaign largely…

Exclusive Analysis: Who Will Replace Roby in the Second District?

Alabama News Network Political Analyst Steve Flowers is sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race for Alabama’s Second Congressional District. Current Congresswoman Martha Roby has announced that she won’t seek a sixth term. Flowers says potential candidates don’t have a lot of time to make up their mind on whether to run. The primary is March 3. That could be…