Less than a month after Democrats swept Colorado’s statewide elected offices, their first challenger to Sen. Cory Gardner has officially announced her intention to run in 2020. Lorena Garcia, 36, of Denver plans to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. “Throughout my career I have had direct experience working in the field with people who are impacted by federal policies,” Garcia told The Denver Post. “I’ve sat with them while they cried when things didn’t pass or didn’t work out right. … I believe we can do much better as a country, starting with Colorado.” Garcia has never held elected office before. She’s spent her professional career working for different charities and is currently the executive director of the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition. The nonprofit, which her father founded, helps Latino students by educating their parents, teachers and other caregivers. While Garcia is the first … [Read more...] about Sen. Cory Gardner gets his first official Democratic challenger for 2020
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Gov. Chris Sununu celebrates his re-election victory on Nov. 6 in Manchester. AP By JAY SURDUKOWSKI For the Monitor Friday, November 16, 2018 Print Concord NH In the final days of the 2018 campaign, two organizations filed campaign finance complaints in the governor’s race – the only office to be immune to the blue wave of Democratic majorities. But was that close election compromised by tens of thousands of dollars of illegal spending? Will civil or criminal penalties be levied?Granite State Progress alleged that the governor’s campaign accepted nearly $20,000 in illegal contributions from partnerships that are forbidden under state law from making contributions. Nixon Peabody LLP and Keegan Werlin LLP, two Boston-based law firms, and a Texas energy company called Gexa Energy LP were named. The governor’s team acknowledged the ban but cast doubt on its constitutionality and equated LLCs (legal to contribute) and LLPs (illegal). The campaign and … [Read more...] about Jay Surdukowski: An early test for new Election Law Unit
The Bridge invited all seven candidates for three Washington County Senate seats to respond to our candidate questionnaire on issues facing the legislature in the 2019-2020 biennium. There is one open seat this term because Sen. Francis Brooks of Montpelier did not seek re-election. Incumbents seeking re-election are Sens. Ann Cummings and Anthony Pollina. Here are the candidates’ responses. Ken Alger, Republican from South Barre Chris Bradley, Republican from Northfield Ann Cummings, Democrat from Montpelier Andrew Perchlik, Democrat from Montpelier Anthony Pollina, Progressive/Democrat from Middlesex Dwayne Tucker, Republican from Barre Barry Wadle, Independent from Barre Town The Bridge: If there was one bill you could guarantee would become law in 2019 what would it be? Ken Alger: I would like to see a bill passed that would save our green spaces in Vermont. The destruction of our environment in order to meet our renewable energy … [Read more...] about Candidates for Washington County Senate Share Their Views
While it has been long rumored that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is mulling a run for president in the 2020 election, President Trump isn’t all that concerned about facing him on the ballot. “I think he’d be easy, so easy,” President Trump said on Fox Business’ “Trish Regan Primetime” Tuesday. “I don’t think he’d get through the Democrats. I think the Democrats will eat him up.” Bloomberg, who previously ran for public office as both a Republican and independent, fanned the flames of his potential candidacy in the 2020 election last week when he returned to his Democratic roots. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. Two years ago at the Democratic Convention, I warned of those threats,” Bloomberg captioned an Instagram photo that showed him filling out a New York state voter registration … [Read more...] about Trump doesn’t think Democrats will back Bloomberg in 2020 election
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAlexander Burns and Jonathan Martin Oct. 1, 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At a Democratic rally in a downtown ballroom Sunday evening, Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island spoke vividly about the Senate hearings on the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, saying her “stomach turned” as she watched. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was indignant, vowing “no more Kavanaughs” if the Democrats win control of the Senate in November. When it was Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s turn to speak, he was stern but circumspect — even philosophical. Republicans, he said, had displayed “blind rage and brute partisanship,” imperiling the Supreme Court’s moral authority. He accused them of flouting norms he enforced as chairman of the Senate … [Read more...] about Biden Is Preparing for 2020. Can He Overcome the Hill-Thomas Hearings?