Cory Booker Tweet Tells Constituent They Won’t Have to Vote Biden

Today, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Announcing the news on Twitter, Booker thanked his team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot. The body of his campaign hadnt even started to cool before someone dug up an old tweet of him telling a supporter that they wouldnt have to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden. No, you won't. https://t.co/x8E7Mlriue — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) June 19, 2019 In the tweet from last June, Booker retweeted a voter sadly posting about realizing they were going to have to vote for Joe Biden in 2020. No, you wont, Booker commented. The dig came at a time of elevated tensions between Biden and …

Will 2020 Be the Election When Sanity Finally Beats the NRA?

Its a new year, and The New York Times reported that there were 45 gun homicides in the United States on New Years Day, and there were 100 deaths nationwide in the first two days of this year, /PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll taken in September 2019, more people favor gun control than gun rights. A part of that shift in public opinion comes as the NRA craters. Gun-safety advocates cant take credit for that, but they will benefit. Donald Trumps largest outside contributors in 2016 at $30 million, the NRAwont be spending like that in 2020. The groups in chaos as various internal factions blamed each other for a near- bankruptcy brought on by, among others, self-indulgent CEO Wayne LaPierre, who …

Cold War Between Biden and Mayor Pete Suddenly Burns Hot

If there was ever a Biden-Buttigieg cold war, it just got hot. For months, former high-dollar fundraisers, he reminded viewers shes the Iowa and rare offensive against Biden. The mayor has criticized the former senators Iraq War votea favorite line of attack from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who was opposed to the effortand calling the Iraq War the worst foreign policy decision made by the United States in my lifetime in an interview with Iowa Public Television on Sunday. I certainly respect the vice president, but this is an example of why years in Washington is not always the same thing as judgment, Buttigieg said. Buttigieg, who unlike Sanders did not say the vote was disqualifying, is unlikely to make …

Mayor Pete Has More Questions to Answer About His Campaign Bundlers

Following weeks of mounting pressure from open-government groups a primetime attack from Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the most recent Democratic presidential debate sparked a days-long Buttigiegs 146 most productive bundlersthose who have raised at least $25,000 for the campaign by gathering contributions from other donorsare all presented as a single group. But Buttigiegs campaign, like most modern presidential campaigns, ranks its top bundlers in a series of tiers, with a range of benefits accorded to bundlers depending on the amount of cash raised for the campaign. In May, divides his bundlers into tiers with corresponding benefits: Bundlers who raised $25,000, known as the Trump Train, receive a lapel pin and invitations to leadership dinners and retreats; members of the Builders …