Endorsements

Received this e-mail from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s (D. OH) gubernatorial campaign: x We don't need some hedge fund millionaire like @JDVance1 claiming to speak for working families who are struggling to get by. In Dayton, we passed universal pre-k and the results have been incredible both for kids and...

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  • April 29, 2021

Can’t wait to see this asshole go: 📹On @FOX43, Sen. Toomey says he wants PA to adopt Georgia's new election laws. I ask what he says to BPOC who say those policies make it harder to vote? He said it's a "ridiculous argument." "Are we really supposed to believe African...

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  • April 8, 2021

WaPo’s Greg Miller’s “main takeaway from ODNI report is that America’s enemies learned more from Russia-2016 about how to muck around in U.S. elections than the U.S. learned/did about how to stop it.” It didn’t stop Russia from trying to interfere again, although this time the Russians relied more on...

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  • March 17, 2021

Without the strange speculation about how Trump is in decline, it is reasonable to think that Trump is consistently inconsistent in not being able to assemble a successful policy or even a political apparatus to execute policy. For example his insistence on claiming credit for COVID vaccine development also comes with...

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  • March 15, 2021

Big news today out of Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "After 14 general election victories, three to county office, 7 to the US House of Representatives, and four statewide elections, I won't be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year."https://t.co/6HOm3KamIL — Dylan Wells (@dylanewells) March 8,...

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  • March 8, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

Big news today out of Pennsylvania: x YouTube Video Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman formally announced Monday what has been evident since his unsuccessful first campaign for U.S. Senate: He’s taking another shot at it. Fetterman, who launched his campaign with a video for supporters, is the first officially declared...

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  • February 8, 2021

Here’s the latest news out of Virginia: Former governor Terry McAuliffe has released his plan for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, focusing on parole, marijuana legalization and the restoration of voting rights. The Plan of Action for a Fairer Commonwealth prioritizes rehabilitation and second chances, fighting to achieve justice in...

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  • January 25, 2021

Playing catch up here today. Received this e-mail this week from Democracy For America: As you may have noticed, DFA’s first four endorsements of the 2021 election cycle are all progressive black women. That is not by accident. Jennifer Caroll Foy, Maya Wiley, Nina Turner, and Tishaura Jones embody our...

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  • January 17, 2021

Because Trump has the best words, rappers who complain about their tax bills do have political preferences and endorsements, because gangsta. “All I gotta say is Trump 2020 b*tch.” x In Michigan, Trump gives a shout-out to Lil Pump, calling him “Little Pimp.”— Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) November 3, 2020 x pic.twitter.com/SdG6wbKYYw —...

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  • November 3, 2020

From The Huffington Post: Though Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has lost several key endorsements to Democratic challenger Sara Gideon this election cycle, she received the full support last week of at least one group in her state: the anti-LGBTQ, anti-abortion Christian Civic League of Maine. During an Oct. 13 interview...

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  • October 23, 2020

When former Lt. Navy Commander and FL-18 candidate Pam Keith announced on Daily Kos back in March that she was running for Congress, I knew her name, but didn’t know her odds. The establishment didn’t back her run, and supported her primary opponent, which Keith beat almost 80% — 20%.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,...

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  • October 13, 2020

Now that’s what I’m talking about: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced endorsements for more than 150 Democrats running in local races across the country. Sanders said the 172 contenders he endorsed Friday would be strong advocates for the progressive movement and that victories at the local level will help lay the foundation...

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  • October 12, 2020

Trump probably created more “diers” today with a crowd who wanted to celebrate something probably not miraculous, but the product of magical thinking. x WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump makes 1st public appearance since hospital release; White House won't say if he's still contagious with virus.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 10,...

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  • October 10, 2020
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So this bull shit just happened: The Michigan Supreme Court issued a split decision late Friday that ruled against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a battle over her power to extend emergency declarations used to mandate COVID-19 restrictions. The court's decision throws in to question orders issued by Whitmer related to...

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  • October 3, 2020
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She’s so fucking awful: x Remember: China gave this virus to our President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS.   WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) October 2, 2020 United States Senator Kelly Loeffler directly blamed China for infecting President Donald Trump in a Friday morning tweet. In the...

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  • October 2, 2020

Some big news today out of Louisiana: x I am honored to have the support of @JohnBelEdwards. He’s a fellow West Point and Army Veteran who has always put Louisiana first. I’ve enjoyed working with him as Mayor and look forward to continuing that partnership as Louisiana’s next Senator. #LaSen...

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  • September 28, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

I find this as a big story.  All former living Presidents and this not limited to their staffs and former cabinet members who are standing ready to vote against Trump.  I used this pic as it was the only one I could find that included all four but I am...

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  • September 27, 2020

Big news today: x I’m proud to endorse these outstanding Democratic candidates who will work to get the virus under control, rebuild the economy and the middle class, and protect Americans’ health care and preexisting conditions protections. Support these candidates––and vote early if you can. pic.twitter.com/KETni3uwBt— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September...

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  • September 26, 2020

Some good news today out of Texas: x Texas Poll Presidential:Trump 46% (+1)Biden 45%#TXSen: Cornyn (R-inc) 40% (+2)Hegar (D) 38%@DataProgress (LV, 9/15-22)— Political Polls (@PpollingNumbers) September 25, 2020 For this November’s election, Biden trails Trump by 1 point in Texas. Senator John Cornyn maintains a 2-point lead over his Democratic...

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  • September 25, 2020

The Kansas Reflector wrote an op-ed to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts asking them to suspend  U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Representative, Dr. Roger Marshall’s (R. KS) medical license for constantly campaigning without a mask: As many in your profession have said repeatedly, masks are one of the simplest...

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  • September 23, 2020

Apparently there is a Trump-Orban-Putin authoritarian alliance as well as coordination and support for the Trump re-election campaign. It did seem more inevitable that Mitt Romney would choose party over country if only to demonstrate a potential leadership position upon the repudiation of Trumpism. Apparently he can vote one way...

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  • September 22, 2020

First indoor event since Tulsa, a rally shorter than last night’s in the north,  x Not since a rally in Tulsa, which was blamed for a surge of COVID-19 infections, had Trump gathered supporters indoors. There was no mention from the president that the pandemic had killed nearly 200,000 Americans...

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  • September 14, 2020

This happened this week: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff raised more than $4.7 million last month, a total his campaign said marked the highest single-month fundraising total of any Georgia candidate in Senate history. “Georgians from all walks of life are united behind Jon’s message of rebuilding an economy...

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  • September 6, 2020

After all the stupidity and incompetence, Trump really does sound like he says things with no filter. And even as he says he said no such thing, his excuses are even stranger, and his lies are getting amplified by the Russians, again. A new report details multiple instances of Donald Trump allegedly...

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  • September 4, 2020

Trump’s not doing rubble-necking today, although like yesterday, he’s looking for more stand-in owners of destroyed stores for photo-ops. Because high energy speed chess hustling is what Trump’s all about, even if he eats the pieces. Donald J. Zugzwang. x “Did Trump Tweet in 2014 About ‘Riots and Looting’ Due...

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  • September 2, 2020

From Salon: A leading Democratic group accused Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., of hypocrisy for campaign ads touting Daines as tough on China after he repeatedly met with Chinese Communist Party officials on trips paid for by taxpayers — while avoiding town halls with his constituents back home. Daines, who holds...

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  • August 27, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts courtesy of two news polls. First, Data For Progress: x 🚨#MASEN Poll🚨 Markey: 46% (+8)Kennedy: 38% (w/leaners) Markey: 50% (+7)Kennedy: 43% 732 N | 8/24/2020 – 8/25/2020 | Text-to-webhttps://t.co/kJ9eFvEsZf— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) August 26, 2020 Click here for the full results. Second,...

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  • August 26, 2020

As the grandson of a Teamster Truck Driver, I’m very proud to announce this: The 1.4 million member trade union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, its board unanimously voting to throw its support behind the Democratic ticket. The Teamsters’ announcement comes after two other...

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  • August 19, 2020

All 435 House seats are up for election. Emily’s List has endorsed 57 candidates this cycle. Five are African-American.  As of this morning, you can make that six. Pam Keith was just added to this prestigious list. For those who don’t know, Emily’s List does not just endorse people who are pro-choice....

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  • August 14, 2020

Salon has a great piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, John James (R. MI), has been trying to distance himself from the abysmal Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, as he tries to unseat U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D. MI). Except that James can’t stop taking her family’s money and...

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  • August 6, 2020

Some very big news today out of South Carolina: South Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race is neck-and-neck with just three months to go until Election Day, as Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison’s well-funded campaign appears to have significantly narrowed the gap against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, according to a new poll...

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  • August 4, 2020

Some good news today out of Massachusetts: x *7/29-30— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 31, 2020 Click here to read the full results. Past polling showed Kennedy pulling ahead of Markey and out raising him in fundraising. Both Markey and Kennedy have been racking up endorsements: Per tradition over here at...

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  • July 31, 2020

From CNN: x 1. Technically, Senator Kelly Loeffler is running to keep her seat. But she has decided to campaign against Black Lives Matter. Loeffler highlights her opposition to the movement in every campaign stop and TV appearance Who is supporting this campaign?https://t.co/3L1jHcoSWc— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 16, 2020 Sony...

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  • July 17, 2020

From Stephen Robinson at Wonkette: Former Kansas secretary of State, current Senate candidate, and known loser Kris Kobach has annoyed us all with his relentless, Javert-esque pursuit of imaginary voter fraud. Well, finally, at long last, we've found some for him, and it's right under his stupid nose. Republican Steve Watkins, who represents Kansas's second congressional district, is facing...

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  • July 16, 2020

I like where’s going with this: A few days before she showed up at the state capitol on March 2 to qualify to run in a special election this year, Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s stock portfolio was very active.   Records showed she and her husband Jeff Sprecher, whose company owns the New...

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  • July 14, 2020

I feel like I am assigning you all summer reading but then again, I will be taking off for the 4th of July weekend (every please be safe this weekend). With that said, here’s a must read piece that came out earlier this week from Glamour profiling State Senator, Dr....

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  • July 2, 2020

Some very big news today out of Texas courtesy of PPP’s latest poll done on behalf of EMILY’s List: x TEXASBiden 48% (+2)Trump 46%@ppppolls/@emilyslist (D) 6/24-25https://t.co/Qmoaz481Fd— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 2, 2020 x Texas Senate GE:Cornyn (R-inc) 42%Hegar (D) 35%@ppppolls/@emilyslist (D) 6/24-25https://t.co/Qmoaz481Fd #TXsen — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) July 2, 2020...

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  • July 2, 2020

First off, she needs to be called out for her bull shit: Embattled Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said in a statement Monday that she agreed with the Supreme Court decision striking down Louisiana’s draconian abortion law, adding that while conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the minority, his opinion “gave...

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  • June 30, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Slurge that highlights seven U.S. Senate races to keep your eye one: 1. Kentucky The national Democratic establishment gets its way in Senate primaries. It’s a rule. Democratic primary voters aren’t like Republicans. When Republican voters hear that Mitch McConnell has recruited...

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  • June 19, 2020

So this is an actual thing:   “Listen Hellboy.” So began one of the weirdest episodes in what has been one of the weirdest years in politics, well, ever. The author of those words was none other than Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was responding to a tweet from...

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  • June 16, 2020

From Lachlan Markay at The Daily Beast: As Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) proclaims her exoneration from allegations of insider trading, she’s simultaneously building a campaign fundraising system that imagines her campaign as a Wall Street-style investment opportunity. The Georgia Republican is offering donors and fundraisers benefit packages to support her re-election...

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  • June 13, 2020

Good one: x Thinking about @LindseyGrahamSC on #NationalBestFriendsDay… Must be hard when your BFF doesn't feel the same way 😥 pic.twitter.com/zaghxAkynp— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) June 8, 2020 Jaime Harrison is in it to win it, and the South Carolina Democrat is not holding back on shining a light on the inadequacies...

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  • June 9, 2020

Here’s the big news tonight out of Iowa: Des Moines real estate developer Theresa Greenfield has officially won Iowa’s Democratic Senate primary, which means she’ll take on sitting Sen. Joni Ernst, one of the upper chamber’s more vulnerable members, later this fall. Greenfield was the Democratic Party favorite: She’d picked...

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  • June 3, 2020

Here’s the latest news out Georgia courtesy of Greg Bluestein from The Atlanta-Journal Constitution: A new @cygnal poll of likely Democratic primary voters shows Senate candidate @ossoff within striking distance of winning next week’s primary outright. He’s at ~49%, Tomlinson at 16%, Amico at 8%. About 24% undecided. #gapol #gasen...

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  • June 2, 2020

This is what Republican social distancing looks like: Iowa's junior senator, Joni Ernst, said Wednesday that while she would “love to rub a little Iowa nice off” on President Donald Trump, his leadership style is different from hers and if he changed it, he may not get as much attention from the...

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  • May 28, 2020

Politico has a great piece out today how U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO), who is absolutely one of the most vulnerable incumbent GOP Senators this election cycle, used to have the cannabis industry’s support in the U.S. Senate. But thanks to U.S. Senate Majority Mitch McConnell (R. KY) and...

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  • May 23, 2020

Newsweek has a really good piece out about Dr. Al Gross (I. AK) who is running to unseat U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R. AK) that’s worth a read: Dr. Gross, who also is a commercial fisherman, is gunning for Republican Senator Dan Sullivan’s seat. With Gross recently out-fundraising his opponent,...

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  • May 23, 2020

Mark your calendars: Joe Biden will be a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday, marking his fifth visit to the show and first since becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee. The visit will be virtual, of course, as Biden has been doing interviews from his Delaware home. But his guest appearance will...

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  • May 20, 2020
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