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Category Archives: Party Politics

Kamala Harris exits contest for 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The California senator is out of the running for the Democratic Party's nomination to be the next President of the United States.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The well known billionaire and former Mayor of New York has poured millions of dollars of his own money into buying television ads, shunning retail politics.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Deval Patrick enters 2020 Democratic presidential sweepstakes at the eleventh hour

Excerpt: Massachusetts' first African-American governor hopes to win over voters in the early states and black voters in the South.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is poised to seek the Democratic presidential nomination

Excerpt: The former Mayor of New York and media mogul has sent staff to Alabama to gather signatures for a presidential run.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Senator Elizabeth Warren takes on critics, releases plan to finance Medicare For All

Excerpt: The Massachusetts Senator's plan foresees over $20 trillion in public investment over a decade, and would substantially reduce costs for ordinary Americans.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Ohio’s Tim Ryan drops out of the 2020 Democratic presidential sweepstakes

Excerpt: The candidate, who represents Ohio's 13th District, announced his decision through a video on Twitter. From start to finish, Ryan's candidacy barely registered in polling.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Julián Castro may suspend his presidential campaign by the end of October 2019

Excerpt: Castro's cash-strapped campaign has asked supporters to donate at least $800,000 to continue his presidential bid beyond Halloween 2019.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Watch the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate tonight!

Excerpt: Twelve Democratic candidates will face each other in Ohio tonight, three weeks after Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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As impeachment coverage takes over the news, can Democratic candidates benefit?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's looming impeachment. It's all CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets can seemingly talk about these days. Can the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders adapt?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Washington State Republican Party claims it’s “thriving,” but that’s not what the data shows

Excerpt: State Republican Chair Caleb Heimlich says that Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat isn't being fair to the party. NPI's founder debunks that allegation.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Something wicked this way comes: Meet the terrible trio the right wing is bringing to town

Excerpt: Scott Walker. Laura Ingraham. Jeanine Pirro. These are the people who will headline a series of upcoming "Annual Dinners" for Republicans and right wing groups in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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House Democrats select Laurie Jinkins to be next Speaker of the Washington State House

Excerpt: The Northwest Progressive Institute congratulates Laurie Jinkins on being designated as the next Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives by her Democratic colleagues.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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LIVE from Bothell: Democratic PCOs meeting to choose nominees to succeed Guy Palumbo

Excerpt: NPI is live in Bothell observing the WSDCC's special nominating caucus to draw up a list of nominees for the State Senate vacancy created by Guy Palumbo's resignation and a possible House vacancy if Derek Stanford is chosen to take Palumbo's place.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Milwaukee selected as the host city for the 2020 Democratic National Convention

Excerpt: It's official: the Democratic Party will gather in the Midwest to nominate its next standard bearers for President and Vice President of the United States.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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