The 10 Signs That Point to an Elizabeth Warren Presidential Run in 2020
Will she or won’t she? Despite the fact that there are still two months to go in the 2018 midterms, speculation about Democrats who might challenge President Trump is rapidly ramping up.
On Thursday, CNN named Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) the mostly likely Democrat to run for president in 2020. In response, America Rising PAC Executive Director Alex Wilkes released a memo that highlights the 10 best signs that Warren will take the presidential plunge.
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Politico: Is This The Next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
A few weeks before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her New York congressional primary, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley spoke to roomful of young Democrats at the Bell-in-Hand, a Boston tavern that dates back to 1795. She was explaining why she should unseat a congressman who, she suggested, might as well have been in office for that long.
It wasn’t that her opponent in Massachusetts’ 7th District, 10-term Rep. Michael Capuano, had a voting record that was objectionable, or had neglected the district for a national profile—the standard complaints you hear in a primary challenge. Instead, it was a question of approach, of personal history translated to legislative priorities, of the value in filling Massachusetts’ only majority-minority district—currently served by a 66-year-old white man—with a 44-year-old black woman who has experienced the struggles of the inner city. Pressley talked, with a lyrical lilt, about growing up in Chicago with a single mother; her father’s incarceration; her survival of sexual assault. She said she’d draw renewed attention to the economic and social disparities within the district, the way income and life expectancy vary precinct by precinct.
“Voting the right way is one thing,” Pressley told the group. “But I want to lead, and I want to legislate our values.”
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These Are the Democrats Who Want to Abolish ICE (So Far)
Following the shocking victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in last week’s New York House primary, and coupled with the furor of family separations at the Mexican border, some Democrats feel comfortable with the political calculus in calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
To her credit, Ocasio-Cortez was for abolishing ICE before it became “cool” to do so among Democrats. But now a steady stream of liberals have voiced their support to scrap ICE altogether and “start over.”
The list of Democrats who have come out in support of abolishing ICE include at least three women widely considered to be potential 2020 presidential candidates, as well as a slew of House members and candidates. To see that full list, as well as what many of these politicians specifically said about the topic, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Boston Globe: Deval Patrick, contemplating a White House run, says he plans to ramp up his political activity this year
Here’s the plan, according to Deval Patrick: focus on Bain Capital this summer. Campaign for Democrats this fall. And then?
Patrick has previously acknowledged that running for president in 2020 is “on my radar screen.”
On Friday, he declined to say how seriously he is considering a campaign, but sketched a timeframe for ramping up his political activity this year.
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Democrats’ Jan. & Feb. Online Fundraising: By The Numbers
While the political world awaits candidates’ fundraising totals from the first quarter of 2018, the Democrats’ online fundraising operation, known as Act Blue, published disclosures for the first two months of the year.
Unsurprisingly, the top recipient of online money through Act Blue was Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb, who on March 13 won a nationalized special election contest in suburban Pittsburgh to replace Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA).
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POUNDERFILE: DSCC FOIA FUMBLE
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) opposition research team was in the Boston Globe yesterday for all the wrong reasons. The DSCC researchers filed a very broad Public Records Act request, a state version of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), to The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation for all communications with Beth Lindstrom, who was secretary of the office under Gov. Mitt Romney. Lindstrom is one Republican candidate vying to run against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) this year.
What did they find? A massive bill. To learn more, become an AR Intel Insider today.
PounderFile: Elizabeth Warren Already Doing a Self-Vet
Buried in a Politico story Sunday about Democrats preparing for 2020 was a golden nugget about Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and opposition research. What does it mean for her 2018 reelection campaign and a potential 2020 White House bid? Become an AR Intel Insider to find out.
TRACKING VIDEO: Warren Won’t Criticize Leadership for Single Payer Failure
As Democrats jockey for name recognition and progressive credentials leading into the 2020 Democratic primaries, one of the most important litmus tests for progressives is support for single payer health care. AR Intel obtained exclusive tracking video footage of Warren being asked about this hot topic. To see it for yourself, become an AR Intel Insider.
Politico: Elizabeth Warren’s stealth campaign to shed ‘Pocahontas’
“Elizabeth Warren’s surprise address this month on her disputed Native American heritage was just one piece of a concerted campaign by the Massachusetts senator and potential 2020 hopeful to put the controversy behind her. …”
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.