Facebook’s CEO has apparently learned nothing from the 2016 “Fake News” criticism of his platform. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images It’s looking like another scandal-ridden election cycle for Mark Zuckerberg. Despite critique of harboring “fake news” in recent years, Facebook isn’t giving up on election content.Following much internal debate, CEO Zuckerberg reportedly gave his approval for the platform to run political advertisements ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election, the Wall Street Journal reported.Subscribe to Observer’s Business NewsletterAfter contemplating forgoing collecting the profits on political content for the next 18 months, it seems Zuckerberg and co. decided to keep allowing campaigns to advertise on Facebook. This is no surprise, considering revenue from these ads has rapidly increased in recent years. During the 2018 midterm elections, for example, candidates reportedly spent almost $9 billion to get their ads run on the … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Approved Running 2020 Election Ads on Facebook
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Jason Williams Cincinnati Enquirer Published 12:01 AM EST Nov 13, 2018 The guessing games have already started about the 2020 election. Among the biggest questions: Will Joe Deters run again for Hamilton County prosecutor? And if he does, can the Republican win? Democrats will be looking to complete their county coup in 2020, when they'll try to gain control of the region's most powerful local political seat. The pressure is already on Deters and the Hamilton County GOP, coming off a disastrous midterm election. It could be worse for Republicans in two years, when Trump will be at the top of the ticket and Democrats will likely run a formidable candidate for prosecutor. (Aftab Pureval? Connie Pillich?) Will Deters risk tarnishing his legacy by running again? Deters, 61, told Politics Extra he will run for re-election. "I love the job," said Deters, the longest-tenured prosecutor in county history. "The office has never been better. In my mind, there's no better prosecutor's … [Read more...] about 2020 election: Can Joe Deters overcome Trump in Hamilton County again?
U.S. 2018 Midterms Donald Trump Now that the heated U.S. midterm elections have come to a close, the country will swiftly shift its focus to the 2020 election, as candidates begin to emerge to take on President Donald Trump. But the Democratic victory could, ironically, boost Trump’s chance of getting re-elected in 2020. Some oddsmakers say that after the midterms, the president’s chance of winning in two years has increased thanks to Republicans picking up more seats in the Senate. Only five presidents in the past 105 years have added Senate seats in off-year elections. Trump's odds to win a second term in 2020 shortened to 6/4 from 13/8 with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. That equates an implied probability of 40 percent that Trump wins re-election. Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada offered similar odds, with Representative Beto O'Rourke of Texas (10/1) and Senators Kamala Harris of California (10/1) and Bernie Sanders of Vermont (12/1), as well as former Vice President Joe … [Read more...] about 2020 Election Odds: Who Can Beat Donald Trump After 2018 Midterm Elections?
While the 2018 midterms have an important impact on Capitol Hill, the implications for the 2020 elections — and the 2020 Census — are probably what many political pros are pondering today.The governorships of the nation are now almost evenly split between the parties, but states which were vital to Donald Trump's win in the Electoral College in 2016 shifted in several cases to the Democrats. These included Michigan and Wisconsin, but the Democrats failed to alter the political dynamics of Florida or Ohio, or Iowa."If Trump runs in 2020, he will have friends in high places in these two states," writes Elaine Kamarck of The Brookings Institution.Legislators are important at the national and state level, but governors typically have more of a political apparatus in their states, and thus Kamarck's comment. But she also noted the "governorships in some states are key to making sure that the House districts drawn after the 2020 census are not as gerrymandered as the … [Read more...] about 2018 midterms could have major implications for 2020 elections
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