The next 2020 Democratic debate stage has been set, new potential candidates are popping up in the Georgia Senate contest, and a familiar face preps for a Texas House race. Catch up on all the most important political developments in this week’s Race Rundown.
It was a chaotic week in Washington as President Trump’s tweets about the so-called “squad” of freshman Democratic congresswomen set off a firestorm. Meanwhile, polls are showing that Joe Biden might be losing his firm grip on frontrunner status in the Democratic presidential primary, and Nancy Pelosi continues dealing with insurgent House Democrats.
There’s always something to learn from a fundraising quarter. After looking at the second quarter FEC reports for the Senate candidates currently running, AR/Intel came up with these superlatives.
Earlier this week, federal candidates filed their Q2 fundraising numbers with the FEC. In today’s edition of The Political Edge, we bring you a roundup of some of the key takeaways.
The Democrats vying for the White House continue to find new ways to go after one another. This week, Biden introduced his own proposal for how to deal with the challenges posed by our health care system. Quick to point out Biden is not backing Medicare for All, Bernie Sanders criticized Biden for siding with the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren found herself on defense as she’s forced to explain her work defending major corporations caught in bankruptcy cases.
This week, the House will consider H.R. 3494 — The Intelligence Authorization Act. They’ll consider a resolution to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt, and finally they will review H.R. 582 — the Raise the Wage Act. This legislation would gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2024. The Senate will process 4 tax treaties that were advanced out of the Foreign Relations committee in late June, as well as confirm a series of nominees.
When Amy McGrath (D-KY) announced she was running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week, Democrats quickly poured money into her campaign coffers. McGrath’s first few days on the campaign trail left many of those donors wishing they could get their money back. This story and more in today’s edition of the Race Rundown.
After a quieter July 4th week, things kicked into high gear this week as environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer jumped in the presidential race, failed congressional candidate Amy McGrath announced she plans to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are fighting in the press.
What’s the state of play in Michigan’s 3rd District now that Rep. Justin Amash has left the Republican party?
As the fundraising deadline gets closer, more and more candidates are announcing unofficial totals for the second quarter. In this week’s Political Edge, we compile all the announced totals from the 2020 presidential and Senate candidates and recap the special election primary runoff that happened in North Carolina’s 3rd District yesterday.