Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is considering a 2020 challenge of President Trump. (AP/Reuters) Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake isn’t shutting the door on a possible White House run against President Trump. The Arizona lawmaker – who announced last year that he would not be seeking re-election to the Senate – told Politico Friday that he hasn’t “ruled it out,” nor has he “ruled it in.” “Just, somebody needs to run on the Republican side,” Flake said, adding that he thought Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., would also be good Republican alternatives to challenge Trump in 2020. 'I Retired Him': Trump Says He 'Did the Country a Great Service' by 'Retiring' Sen. Flake “I hope somebody does [run], just to remind Republicans what it means to be conservative and what it means to be decent. We’ve got to bring that back,” Flake told the outlet. “You can whip up the base for a cycle or two … [Read more...] about Jeff Flake reportedly considering 2020 Trump challenge: ‘Somebody needs to run on the Republican side’
POLITICS 11/09/2018 12:27 pm ET "I promise you I will give it a long hard thought of consideration," the New York Democrat said. By Alanna Vagianos Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) may or may not be preparing for a presidential run in 2020. Gillibrand stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday night to discuss her new children’s book Bold and Brave, the midterm elections and the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Toward the end of the conversation, Colbert asked the question on everyone’s mind. “I know you’ve been saying for a long time now that you don’t want to talk about 2020 because you’re concentrated on 2018,” Colbert said, while jokingly tapping his fingers on his desk. “Midterms are over — what are you concentrating on now? Is there another election that you might be concentrating on?” The senator took her time responding to the question, … [Read more...] about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Teases Potential 2020 Presidential Bid To Stephen Colbert
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on the heels of a successful reelection bid this week, said it’s “too early” for her to have begun considering whether she’ll make a presidential run in 2020. “It’s less than 48 hours,” Warren said at a press conference Thursday, The Boston Globe reports. “I said I would take a hard look and I will. Too early.” On Tuesday, Warren garnered 60 percent of the vote against Republican Geoff Diehl and Independent Shiva Ayyadurai to secure a second term. The prominent Democrat, often speculated as a potential presidential candidate, also told reporters she has no timeline for her decision making, adding she was focused on the midterm elections until this week. But Warren has previously stoked the belief that she’ll mount a campaign for the Oval Office. In recent months, she has donated thousands to Democrats across the country, launched Senate reelection ads seen by millions around the United … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren: It’s ‘too early’ after midterms to think about a 2020 run
ALTHOUGH Beto O'Rourke fell just short to Ted Cruz in the midterm election, his race broke fundraising records and urged voter turnout all across Texas. Here's what you need to know about the Democratic congressman's plans for the future, and whether running for President in 2020 is on his to-do list. How old is Beto O'Rourke? Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is 46 years old. The dad-of-three was born on September 26, 1972, to El Paso County Judge Pat O'Rourke and Melissa Martha. His step-grandfather Fred Korth was the Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy. He obtained the Spanish nickname Beto from loved ones, who were keen to distinguish him from his grandad who shared the same name. He is married to Amy Hoover Sanders, 35, and they have three children, Ulysses, Henry and Molly. O'Rourke's father was killed in July 2001 at 58-years-old, as he was struck by a passing car while riding his bike. Will he run for President in 2020? O’Rourke won over more than … [Read more...] about How old is Beto O’Rourke and will the Democrat run for President in 2020?
The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. This week, the blue wave crashed, sweeping away a few Minnesota Republicans. The midterm elections weren’t a total Democratic romp, and there were positive signs for both parties on display — especially in Minnesota. Trump claimed victory and celebrated by finally firing his emo-as-hell attorney general, Jeff Sessions. This week in Washington Greetings from Washington, which barely had time to process the midterm election results before President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. There’s long been chatter that POTUS would cut loose Sessions, his former flame and current whipping boy — who the president never forgave for recusing himself from the investigation into the campaign’s ties with Russia — after the midterm. But the fact that he did it … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: 725 days until Election Day 2020