While Claiming Populist Bona Fides, 2020 Hopefuls Cash In On Book Deals
Writing a book a few years before an election is often a sign that a politician has presidential ambitions. In their recent personal financial disclosures, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) all disclosed recent book deals or royalties. However, in a political climate dominated by populist grassroots, these lucrative book deals cast doubt on these 2020 hopefuls’ ability to relate to middle- and working-class grassroots that have taken control of their party.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 04-16-2018
As Americans file their taxes this week, the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers will be promoting their tax reform bill and pushing legislation to redesign the IRS.
On Monday, the President will host a roundtable with business men and women to discuss tax cuts in Florida, and House lawmakers will vote on two bills to redesign the IRS.
Democrats, meanwhile, will speak to activists in New York City this week at the annual National Action Network Convention. DNC Chair Tom Perez, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Joe Kennedy (D-MA) will all make an appearance.
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In Risky 2020 Move, Kamala Harris Endorses Alleged Harasser
As the 2020 presidential primary election chatter grows, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has increased speculation about her White House ambitions with a string of endorsements this past week.
Her endorsement of Aaron Ford in the Nevada Attorney General’s race garnered the most attention, since Nevada is a significant and early primary state for Democrats on the presidential nomination calendar. However, an endorsement from her home state of California might be more politically contentious.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 04-02-2018
Trade is the word of the week in Washington, D.C., with President Donald Trump set to soon release a list of Chinese imports targeted for U.S. tariffs. This move is intended to punish China over alleged theft of intellectual property and forced technology transfers. In return, Beijing has announced that tariffs on around $3 billion worth of U.S. imports will go into effect Monday.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 03-19-2018
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C. this week, up against another funding deadline. The House and Senate will focus on passing a crucial omnibus bill so the goverment can continue to operate through the 2018 fiscal year.
House Republican leaders are expected to present the bill to fellow lawmakers in a closed-door meeting today at 5:45pm ET. The full text of the bill is expected to be released after the meeting.
The House will again take up the Right-To-Try bill this week after it failed to secure enough votes last week. The Senate is expected to pass Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) anti-sex trafficking bill, as well.
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AFSCME’s Donations to 2018 Democrats
Oral arguments began this week before the Supreme Court in a case that could deeply impact how unions generate money, and subsequently, how they dole it out to political candidates. How much did 2018 Democrats rake in from AFSCME? Become an AR Intel Insider and find out!
Axios: Democratic tension on display in California
“The fight between the Democratic Party’s far-left and establishment wings will play out this weekend at the party’s convention in California. It’ll be on display in competing speeches and endorsements. Why it matters: This intra-party fight, if it drags into the midterm elections, could hurt the chances of Democrats in winning control of the U.S. House.”
SPOTLIGHT: 2020 Democrats’ 2017 Year-End FEC Reports
While most of the political world’s attention is focused on Capitol Hill, the White House, and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, Democrats considering presidential campaigns in 2020 are quietly amassing their war chests for next cycle.
AR Intel broke down the fourth quarter fundraising numbers of four top Democrats considered to be 2020 contenders. Become an AR Intel Insider to learn more.
Here’s the List of the 50 Democrats Who Could Challenge Trump in 2020
Donald Trump’s unlikely 2016 campaign had a profound impact not just on the Republican Party, but for Democrats as well. In the days, weeks, and months after his shocking win, Democrats came out of the woodwork to say they’re thinking about, considering, or mulling a 2020 presidential candidacy.
AR Intel culled the internet for the guaranteed, likely, probably, and far-fetched presidential candidates of 2020. A few name you’ll recognize, but a few might surprise you. Become an Intel Insider to see the full list!