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30.08.2018 - 09:02 [ forapeoplesparty.org ]

DNC Kills Caucuses, Keeps Superdelegates, Retains Joint Fundraising Agreements, and Expands Control Over 2020 Primary

The DNC took several steps to expand and consolidate its power over the 2020 presidential primary at its summer meeting in Chicago this weekend. The party reduced caucuses, which heavily favored Bernie in 2016, and replaced them with primaries. It rebuked progressive demands to eliminate superdelegates, moving them to the second round of voting at the nominating convention instead. It preserved the use of joint fundraising agreements, which Hillary used to launder money to her campaign and take over the DNC. It approved a rule allowing the DNC to block candidates who have not been “faithful” Democrats from running. It kept nearly a hundred lobbyists on the DNC. And it did nothing to extricate corporate and billionaire money from the party, preserving rampant corruption.

The Democratic Party is a committee of corporations. Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, News Corp., Pfizer, CitGo, Verizon, Aetna, and many other corporations sit alongside high-priced consultants on the national committee.

29.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Washington Examiner ]

Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum absolutely wallop the Florida political establishment

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Republican and Democratic nominations for Florida governor Tuesday. The political establishment, in both cases, lost.

Neither party got their preferred gubernatorial candidate, and now a hard-charging conservative will square off against a liberal progressive in an encapsulation of the current political moment.

29.08.2018 - 18:21 [ Miami Herald ]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum shocks Democratic rivals, wins nomination for governor

Running to the left of his rivals and despite being vastly outspent, the charismatic and proudly liberal Gillum built a devoted statewide following of progressives. He had a well-received message of social justice and lifting up the downtrodden and an appeal to Florida’s growing diversity.

15.08.2018 - 07:02 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez / Twitter ]

Sister @IlhanMN just WON her Minnesota primary, while outspent as well! I am so proud to join hands with you to November and beyond. She and @RashidaTlaib will be the first Muslim Congresswomen in US history, both elected this year. Congratulations Ilhan, you inspire me.

15.08.2018 - 06:59 [ CNN ]

Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win

Backed in her race by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar — who came to the US more than two decades ago as a refugee — would become the first Somali-American member of Congress if she wins the seat being left behind by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for state attorney general, in November.

12.08.2018 - 13:34 [ NPR.org ]

Hawaii Democratic Primaries: Gov. David Ige, Ed Case, Tulsi Gabbard Lead Results

In other high-profile contests, former congressman Ed Case appeared to be headed back to Washington to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, while Rep. Tulsi Gabbard easily won re-election in the party nomination to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.

Hawaii is heavily Democratic, and like other areas where one party strongly dominates, the primary essentially functions as the general election.

12.08.2018 - 12:31 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Hawaii 2018 primaries: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez supports Democratic Socialist Kaniela Ing

Centrist politicians, Democratic Socialists, Never Trumpers — and lava. Hawaii politicians are fighting tooth and nail for last-minute votes in a primary election that reflects the divides seen within the Democratic Party nationwide.

12.08.2018 - 12:11 [ Seattle Times ]

Challenger Sarah Smith advances to November election to face fellow Democrat, Rep. Adam Smith

In addition to making an issue of Rep. Smith’s corporate PAC donations, Sarah Smith said she’d contrast her anti-war activism with Rep. Smith’s more pro-military stances. He’s the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee and in position to chair the panel if the party takes the House majority this fall.

Rep. Smith said that seniority is an asset. “It’s important to have a strong progressive person” to chair the Armed Services committee, he said Thursday

08.08.2018 - 16:41 [ Bobby Goren ‏/ Twitter ]

Unbelievable election night. No matter what the results end up being, there is a giant cloud cast over the Kansas primaries. It could be a computer glich or some genuine shady shit but there needs to be massive investigation done beginning IMMEDIATELY

08.08.2018 - 16:16 [ Steve Vockrodt ‏/ Twitter ]

Similarly, Sharice Davids‘ lead over Brent Welder in Johnson County two updates ago was 2,599. The last update increased her lead to 3,131 over Welder. Davids still trails 113 votes in the overall tally.

08.08.2018 - 16:10 [ Tom Dempsey, reporter for @41actionnews / Twitter ]

JoCo election commission: 1 encrypted USB drive for each of the 196 voting locations. Each one should take seconds to upload. Tonight, they are taking around one minute (or more).

Multiple that by 196 and you get a LONG delay

08.08.2018 - 16:05 [ kshb.com ]

Officials cite ’slow reporting‘ for Johnson County vote delay

The county recently spent more than $10 million on 2,100 new voting machines. It’s unclear if Tuesday’s delay is connected to the new machines.

The results were key in determining the outcomes of two high-profile races: the Republican nomination for Kansas governor and the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District.

05.08.2018 - 14:16 [ Brent Welder, running for Congress in #KS03 / Twitter ]

HUGE NEWS. A new, independent poll has us WINNING the primary! We’re @ 35%, Davids @ 21%, Niermann @ 15%, Sidie-McCamon-Willaims @ 12% total, 17% undecided. And, an earlier indep poll has us up 7% over Yoder in the general! #ksleg #ksed #ksleg #kansas #overyoder #yeswekansas

05.08.2018 - 14:01 [ Washington Post ]

Can a liberal agenda that sells in the Bronx win over voters in Kansas?

(10.7.2018) He’d raised tens of thousands of dollars from liberals looking for their next cause, and finding it in the suburbs of Kansas City, with a candidate running proudly on “Medicare for all” and a $15 minimum wage.

“People keep asking, are these the kind of ideas that a candidate can talk about and be successful in Kansas?” said Welder, a 37-year-old labor lawyer. “What I’ve learned on this campaign is that the only way we can be successful is by talking about these ideas.”

30.06.2018 - 14:50 [ CNN ]

Who’s next? Progressive primary insurgents to watch

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary defeat of New York Rep. Joe Crowley on Tuesday hit like a shot of pure political adrenaline for progressives hungry to remake the Democratic Party.
The question now, as the last round of nominating contests comes into focus, is simple — and for parts of the party establishment, terrifying: Who’s next?

27.06.2018 - 08:41 [ CBS News ]

Primary results: Powerful NYC Democratic Rep. loses to progressive challenger — live updates

Crowley had been considered a candidate to become the next House speaker if Democrats win the majority. Ocasio-Cortez, a former Bernie Sanders organizer, whas never held elected office.Ocasio-Cortez ran a low-budget campaign and was outspent by an 18-1 margin. She won the endorsement of some influential groups on the party’s left, including MoveOn.

13.06.2018 - 14:27 [ Newsweek ]

DNC Rule Change May Block Bernie Sanders from Running as Democrat in 2020

While Sanders has not said anything concrete about running for president again in two years, his 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weavers hinted at the possibility during an interview with C-SPAN host John McArdle in May.

“He is considering another run for the presidency and when the time comes I think we’ll have an answer for that. But right now he’s still considering it,” Weavers said.

06.06.2018 - 22:16 [ TYT Politics / Youtube ]

Alison Hartson Loses, Feinstein and de Leon Advance

TYT’s Cenk Uygur and TYT Politics‘ Emma Vigeland breakdown the results of the California primary election for U.S. Senate, where incumbent Dianne Feinstein (D) and challenger Kevin de Leon (D) advanced to the November 2018 election.

06.06.2018 - 08:45 [ Fox News ]

California’s key primaries: Trump-backed John Cox outpaces Villaraigosa for governor, Feinstein takes top spot in Senate contest

Polls have closed in the pivotal primaries in California, the liberal stronghold where Democrats‘ hopes of retaking Congress in November and mounting a national challenge to President Trump’s agenda hang in the balance.

04.06.2018 - 14:06 [ Washington Post ]

What challenge? Feinstein romps ahead in California primary with turns to the left.

It was supposed to be a defining battle for the Democratic Party’s future, Cali­fornia’s Sen. Dianne Feinstein against her party’s fired-up activist left. Amid predictions of a Democratic civil war, one of the state’s largest labor unions endorsed her opponent and urged voters to reject “establishment politics.”

Yet days before Tuesday’s top-two primary, Feinstein is cruising toward what even her field of opponents acknowledge will be a giant victory.

15.05.2018 - 12:00 [ Politico.com ]

Florida to monitor Broward election chief after judge finds ‘unlawful’ ballot destruction in Wasserman Schultz race

(14.5.2018) In light of the ruling, Gov. Rick Scott’s administration — which has expressed concerns with how Broward County Election Supervisor Brenda Snipes has handled the case — told POLITICO that he’s reviewing the judge’s order and will have her office monitored.
“During the upcoming election, the Department of State will send a Florida elections expert from the Division of Elections to Supervisor Snipes’ office to ensure that all laws are followed so the citizens of Broward County can have the efficient, properly run election they deserve,” Scott’s office said in a written statement.

15.05.2018 - 11:56 [ For a People’s Party ‏/ Twitter ]

@Tim_Canova WINS LAWSUIT! Court ruled that Broward Supervisor of Elections illegally destroyed all paper ballots in our primary against Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

Tim is walking the walk on election Integrity & needs your help now. Small donations at actionnetwork.org

29.03.2018 - 09:24 [ Cleveland.com ]

Poll shows Dennis Kucinich and Richard Cordray tied in governor’s primary

The results indicate Cordray may be struggling to catch on after a strong start both in fundraising and endorsements from figures around the state, while the upstart Kucinich’s aggressive campaign schedule and progressive views may be clicking with Democratic voters.