Campaign 2020

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Pushes Joe Biden to Pick Woman of Color for His VP Running Mate

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), the nationally-known civil rights icon,  said today that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate. Lewis made the comments as he endorsed Biden for president. “I think Vice President Biden should look around. It would be good to have a woman of color,” Lewis told reporters…

Trump Campaign Calls Sessions “Delusional” in Letter

Former U.S. Senator and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s campaign has sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, his former attorney general now running to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, objecting to Sessions’ portrayal of himself as a Trump supporter in a campaign mailer. The March 31 letter sent by Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of…

Sanders’ campaign says he’s reassessing, not dropping out

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he’s reassessing his campaign, and that’s raising questions about whether he’ll drop out after losing three more states and falling prohibitively behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the race. Biden just won in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, and he’s built a delegate lead likely too large for Sanders to erase….

Alabama Run-off Election Rescheduled for July 14

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. “Exercising my extraordinary powers under the Emergency Management Act, I am setting Alabama’s Primary Runoff Election for July 14, 2020,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “The ability to hold free and fair elections is an inherent…

Attorney General Issues Opinion on Postponing Alabama’s March 31 Runoff

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has issued a lengthy opinion regarding whether the state can legally delay the March 31 runoffs because of coronavirus.  Secretary of State John Merrill had sought Marshall’s opinion after several groups called on the runoffs to be delayed to keep voters and poll workers away from each other. Marshall says Gov. Kay Ivey has the…

Bernie Sanders Vows to Remain in Democratic Presidential Race

Bernie Sanders is moving ahead with his Democratic presidential campaign. He told reporters in Burlington, Vermont, today that he’s not quitting despite key primary losses to Joe Biden the night before. The Vermont senator’s path to the presidential nomination considerably narrowed after decisive losses to Biden in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi. Sanders won in North Dakota. He did not address…

Joe Biden Wins Four More Primary States, Bernie Sanders Wins North Dakota

Joe Biden has had another big night in the Democratic presidential primary, capturing four more states, including Michigan. The key battleground state helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago, and the loss on Tuesday dealt a serious blow to his 2020 campaign. The former vice president also won Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, showing strength with working-class voters and…

President Trump Backs Tommy Tuberville in U.S. Senate Race

President Donald Trump has endorsed former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Tuberville is running against Trump’s former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in the March 31st Republican runoff. Trump announced his support for Tuberville in a tweet, saying that Tuberville has his complete and total endorsement. He did not mention Sessions. The winner…

Elizabeth Warren Ends Her Presidential Campaign

Elizabeth Warren has ended her Democratic presidential bid after a disappointing finish in Super Tuesday states. That’s according to a person familiar with her plans. The Massachusetts senator’s campaign had the markers of success: robust poll numbers, impressive fundraising, a national organization. But she was squeezed out by Bernie Sanders, who had an immovable base of voters she needed to…

Bloomberg drops out of presidential race, endorses Biden

  Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination and has endorsed Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had pinned his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and drained more than $500 million from his own fortune into his ultimately unsuccessful campaign. Bloomberg announced his departure…