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Category Archives: Party Politics

Scandals and ethics violations abound as the 2020 Republican National Convention begins

Excerpt: It should really be called the Trump National Convention, because that's what it is: a carnival in allegiance to a man who represents the worst of humanity.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Joe Biden dwells among us: He’s not just from the people or for the people, but of the people

Excerpt: America’s past leaders have told us that they are from the people and for the people. 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added a dimension in his Thursday night acceptance speech. Biden is *of* the people.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first appearance together as running mates

Excerpt: The two appeared together at a live-streamed event where their speeches highlighted their respect for one another and the necessity of taking down Trump.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Crowded field vies to succeed Representative Denny Heck in Washington’s 10th District

Excerpt: Marilyn Strickland, Beth Doglio, Kristine Reeves, Phil Gardner, and Joshua Collins are among the candidates hoping to take Heck's place in Congress.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Scramble for the Senate: Democrats delight in forcing Republicans to play defense in Kansas

Excerpt: Kansas is a right wing stronghold, but a divisive Republican U.S. Senate primary is giving Democrats cause for hope.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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.
Written by:Shasti Conrad
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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?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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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.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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