Hillary Clinton mocks columnist Maureen Dowd for forgetting 2016 presidential ticket had a woman and man
NEW YORK — Earth to Maureen Dowd: Hillary Clinton is a woman and her running mate, Tim Kaine, is a man.The two-time Democratic presidential candidate and her wingman skewered Dowd on Saturday for apparently forgetting all about them in a New York Times column about mixed-gender White House tickets.Dowd’s column was designed to point out the sexist absurdity of women being so scarce on the presidential campaign scene, as Biden is poised to choose a woman as his running mate for the 2020 election.Clinton jokingly accused The New York Times writer of eating “too much pot brownie before writing he...
New York Daily News
Matt Lieberman urged to quit Georgia Senate bid over 'racist' tropes in 2018 book
ATLANTA — The chairwoman of Georgia’s Democratic Party on Friday condemned Senate candidate Matt Lieberman for authoring a book with “racist and discriminatory tropes,” while the head of the state NAACP called on the Democrat to abandon the race.Lieberman, the son of former vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman, faced the calls to quit his bid after the Huffington Post published a piece about his 2018 self-published novel “Lucius,” which involves a racist character who is sympathetic to the Ku Klux Klan.“Let me be clear: Racist and discriminatory tropes have no place in our politics and no p...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Herman Cain remembered: 'He had an abundant life'
ATLANTA — The life of former Republican presidential candidate, businessman and radio broadcaster Herman Cain was honored Friday during a private funeral service in southwest Atlanta.Cain died July 30 at the age of 74. The Henry County resident had been hospitalized for a month with COVID-19 after traveling throughout much of June, including to a rally for his ally President Donald Trump.The service, held at Alfonso Dawson Mortuary, was streamed on hermancaincelebrations.com. Several dozen masked participants attended in person, facing a coffin covered in red roses. In a sign of the times, the...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Political climate was just right for Bush to topple Clay dynasty in Missouri
ST. LOUIS — Cori Bush’s historic victory in unseating U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay and toppling a 52-year political dynasty in Missouri may have been the result of a “perfect storm,” St. Louis University political analyst Ken Warren says.A registered nurse who jumped into politics after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown, Bush’s campaign was primed by the racial inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the protests after the police killing of George Floyd.As a Black, working-class mother of two who has been active in protests in recent years, Bush could easily relate to con...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Florida Democrats wanted to add 1 million voters in 2020. They didn't come close
MIAMI — Florida Democrats have a problem: There was supposed to be more of them by now.Following narrow losses in 2018 races for Florida governor and U.S. Senate, Democrats emerged from the midterms with a new resolve to register more voters in the nation’s largest swing state as a path to victory in 2020. Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, fresh off a stinging 34,000-vote loss, vowed to “flip Florida blue” by registering or “re-engaging” 1 million voters, including 200,000 new Democrats added by the Florida Democratic Party.But those initiatives fell well short of their goals. And ...
Missouri candidate's bigoted views cost him the support of his family — but not voters
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Republican repeatedly denounced by his own party — and his own children — for espousing bigoted views will be back on the Missouri ballot in November.Steve West won the Missouri House District 15 primary race Tuesday night even after some family members campaigned against him. West edged out Adam Richardson by 61 votes — 1,342 to 1,281, according to the Secretary of State’s unofficial election results.West will face Democrat Maggie Nurrenbern of Kansas City in the Nov. 3 general election. The district covers Gladstone and a part of Kansas City, North.West, a ...
The Kansas City Star
Tlaib wins rematch with Jones in Michigan's 13th District
DETROIT — In one of Michigan’s most closely watched contests, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib has defeated Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the Democratic 13th District primary, according to unofficial results.The first-term incumbent had 66% of the vote to Jones’ 33% with about 98% of precincts reporting.Tlaib declared victory Wednesday morning in what she said was a victory for her democratic socialist or progressive ideals. The Associated Press projected her as the winner.“Voters sent a clear message that they’re done waiting for transformative change, that they want an unapologetic f...
The Detroit News
Cori Bush defeats longtime Rep. Lacy Clay in Mo. Democratic primary
ST. LOUIS — Activist Cori Bush on Tuesday unseated longtime U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, ending his 20-year hold on Missouri’s 1st Congressional District and becoming the first Black woman to represent Missouri in the nation’s capital.Clay narrowly beat Bush in St. Louis County, but Bush won decisively in St. Louis city.Bush, 44, of Florissant, first challenged Clay in 2018. This year’s primary rematch drew national attention as the latest battleground between establishment Democrats and progressive challengers vying to pull the party left.In a victory speech late Tuesday, Bush said Black live...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fabiola Santiago: Karen Bass has a Cuba problem. If Biden picks her as VP, he's gifting Florida to Trump
Fidel Castro has risen from his oversized, corn-kernel-shaped tomb in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery to play a role in another American presidential election.This time, Castro’s ghost looms over Democrat Joe Biden’s all-female short list of candidates for vice president.“The passing of the comandante en jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba,” said California congresswoman Karen Bass when Castro died on Nov. 25, 2016.If you’re Cuban or Cuban American in Miami, this is what you’re hearing: “Comandante en jefe, ordene.”Commander in chief, at your service.They were the infamous words Cubans used whe...
South Carolina poll shows Harrison in striking distance of Graham, tight presidential race
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new poll from Morning Consult put Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison within one percentage point of incumbent Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.According to the poll, 43% of voters said they would vote for the former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman, while 44% said they would go for the Seneca Republican.Though pollsters called the race “statistically tied,” many South Carolina voters have not committed to either candidate, according to the poll.Of the 741 likely South Carolinian voters surveyed online from July 24 to Aug. 2, 4% said they would vote for som...
The State (Columbia, S.C.)