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).
To find out how much he raised and see how other candidates fared, become an AR Intel Insider today.
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.
Tales From FOIA-Land: A Candidate’s Spouse Insults a Democrat Running for Governor in Massachusetts
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the various state-level “sunshine” laws like it allow ordinary citizens to keep tabs on how public officials spend their time and resources. America Rising’s robust FOIA operation often uncovers material from the unpolished, not-yet-ready for public consumption side of politics and government.
In this installment, the spouse of a Cambridge, Mass. City Councilor wildly overreacts to a campaign newsletter, berates a student volunteer, and insults the Democrats’ candidate for governor.
To find out why she wrote, “I actually have to call the possible future Governor and explain to him why we are such idiots,” become an AR Intel Insider today!