POLITICS 11/07/2018 01:15 am ET Updated 12 hours ago Could losing the Senate race actually lead to bigger things for O'Rourke? By Ed Mazza Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke may have lost his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, but his supporters say he’s not done yet. O’Rourke, who is giving up his House seat, may just be getting started. The Democrat’s backers are already urging him to run against President Donald Trump in 2020 despite the defeat on Tuesday. They consoled each other on Twitter, sent messages of support and shared their hopes for the future. And many are already using a #Beto2020 hashtag, even though O’Rourke said running for president in 2020 was a “definitive no.” Beto 2020. Let’s do this.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 7, 2018 Lose the battle, win the war. #Beto2020— Sarah Wood (@sarahmwood95) November 7, 2018 Beto O'Rourke Senate campaign … [Read more...] about #Beto2020 Trends As Fans Urge O’Rourke To Run Against Trump For President
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Victoria McGrane Globe Staff September 29, 2018 HOLYOKE – US Senator Elizabeth Warren made her most definitive indication to date that she is mulling a run for the White House in 2020, telling a town hall crowd Saturday that she would “take a hard look” at a presidential run after the midterm elections. “After November 6 I will take a hard look at running for president,” Warren said in response to an audience member who asked her if she was considering a bid. The Cambridge Democrat said that the midterm congressional races matter, and urged Democrats to fight hard. “But let’s face it: Donald Trump is taking this country in the wrong direction,” she added. Advertisement Until now, Warren has responded to questions about her presidential ambitions by insisting she is focused on winning re-election in November. … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren says she will ‘take a hard look at running for president’ after midterms
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Victoria McGrane and James Pindell Globe Staff September 20, 2018 She has the national profile. She has the money. What US Senator Elizabeth Warren may not have, should she decide to run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is the endorsement of Massachusetts voters.A new poll shows a healthy majority of her constituents don’t think the Cambridge Democrat should jump into the 2020 race, which essentially begins as soon as the November midterm elections conclude less than 50 days from now. Fifty-eight percent of likely Massachusetts voters said they don’t think Warren should run for president, according to a Suffolk University Political Research Center/Boston Globe poll.“This was a shocking finding to me, given that Democrats like her so much, and she has been making moves to run for president. I would have expected her to be leading … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren for president? New survey shows Mass. voters don’t love that idea
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAlexander Burns and Sydney Ember Sept. 17, 2018 SEATTLE — Michael R. Bloomberg is actively considering a campaign for president as a Democrat in 2020, concluding that it would be his only path to the White House even as he voices stark disagreements with progressives on defining issues including bank regulation, stop-and-frisk police tactics and the #MeToo movement. Mr. Bloomberg, 76, a billionaire media executive and former New York City mayor, has already aligned himself with Democrats in the midterm elections, approving a plan to spend $80 million to flip control of the House of Representatives. A political group he controls will soon begin spending heavily in three Republican-held districts in Southern California, attacking conservative candidates for their stances on abortion, … [Read more...] about Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. His Views on Policing and #MeToo Could Be a Problem.
Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) blamed President Donald Trump for what she said was a spike in suicides across Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the territory in late 2017. She offered her comments during a Friday press conference alongside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) in Washington, DC.Partial transcript below: NYDIA VELAZQUEZ: We know now that these conditions resulted in the almost 3,000 loss of our fellow citizens. Whether it was from dialysis machines and medical care not functioning, a loss of air conditions in extreme heat, or the suicide rate spiking in despair, this death toll can be attributed to Maria and the administration’s response. … As President of the United States, your very first responsibility is to protect the lives of American citizens after disasters. Instead, your administration created a humanitarian crisis through inadequacy preparation and an incompetence response. … SHEILA JACKSON LEE: We have … [Read more...] about Democrats Blame Trump for Post-Maria Suicides in Puerto Rico