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Category Archives: Party Politics

Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats win in North Carolina with Cal Cunningham?

Excerpt: Republican Senator Thom Tillis faces a tough challenge from Democrat Cal Cunningham in the Tar Heel State this year that could be decisive.
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For the first time ever, the Washington State Democratic Party held its convention virtually

Excerpt: Democrats from across Washington met virtually for the first cyber convention in the history of the state party. Here's what went down.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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What’s happening at the online-only 2020 Washington State Democratic Convention?

Excerpt: Follow along with us as the Washington State Democratic Party holds its biennial convention, which is happening exclusively in a virtual venue for the first time ever.
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Scramble for the Senate: Can Democrats show Colorado’s Cory Gardner the door?

Excerpt: If Joe Biden wants his policy agenda to be enacted, the Democrats have to win the Senate. Can they flip Cory Gardner's seat in Colorado?
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Let’s think + act beyond presidential politics to build a progressive agenda for America

Excerpt: In this thoughtful longread, MLK County Democratic Chair Shasti Conrad outlines a path forward for progressive activists and movement leaders following the suspension of the Sanders and Warren campaigns.
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Kamala Harris increasingly viewed as Joe Biden’s most likely vice presidential pick

Excerpt: People close to Joe Biden see the California senator as the presumptive nominee's likely running mate – but will she take the job if it's offered to her?
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Who will Joe Biden’s running mate be?

Excerpt: Joe Biden has promised to nominate a woman to be his vice president. So who are the most likely candidates, and what will they bring to the table?
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President Obama endorses Joe Biden

Excerpt: The former president appeared on YouTube to argue in favor of Biden's extensive experience and admirable personal qualities.
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Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden for president less than a week after exiting race

Excerpt: Sanders is the latest Democratic presidential contender to throw his support behind the former Vice President as November's general election looms.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Bernie Sanders signs off: “While the campaign ends, the struggle for justice continues on”

Excerpt: The democratic socialist senator from Vermont has wrapped up his campaign, amid a growing pandemic crisis and an insurmountable lead by Joe Biden.
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2020 Democratic National Convention moves out of July and into August due to pandemic

Excerpt: The Democratic Party now plans to nominate its candidates for President and Vice President one month later than originally planned.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Biden demolishes Sanders’ comeback chances as Arizona, Florida and Illinois vote

Excerpt: Each of the three states that voted today overwhelmingly backed Vice President Joe Biden, giving him a practically insurmountable lead over Bernie Sanders
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Eleventh 2020 Democratic debate was defined by the coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders met in a CNN studio to discuss the ongoing coronavirus crisis and what they would do to respond to it.
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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to debate one-on-one in Washington, D.C. studio

Excerpt: The former Vice President and the junior U.S. Senator from Vermont will meet amidst a global pandemic and in the aftermath of Super Tuesday and Super Tuesday II.
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