Elections

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    Texting during coronavirus pandemic helps political campaigns

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner details one political consequence of shutdowns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology that enables campaigns to monitor text messaging conversations with voters in real time is generating more personalized data that candidates are using to craft targeted political appeals. Two weeks after…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    Biden’s low profile during pandemic

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online assesses what he calls Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s “disappearing act” during the coronavirus pandemic. Do they still put pictures on milk cartons? Has anybody seen Joe Biden? Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee (Senator Bernie Sanders, the socialist from Vermont from…
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2020
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    Ant-Trump coalition has $175 million bankroll

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon details the combined forces of two high-dollar anti-Trump groups. The super PAC supporting former vice president Joe Biden has joined forces with liberal operative David Brock’s opposition research group to form a $175 million network opposing President Donald Trump. Pro-Biden super…
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2020
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    Joe Biden’s pickle

    Andrew Malcolm‘s latest McClatchy column ponders Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s political predicament. Joe Biden is in a pickle, a serious one. He’s the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. But Bernie Sanders, his lone remaining primary opponent, won’t quit. All presidential candidates are pretty much confined…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2020
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    Heritage Foundation Picks Up CJ Story on Mail-In Ballots

    On Thursday, March 26, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak wrote a story about the runoff election in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. Havlak writes: The coronavirus is interfering with state elections, and it could make the runoff for the Republican nominee in N.C.’s 11th U.S. Congressional District problematic… The N.C. State…
    Brenee Goforth, March 31, 2020
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    After the love is gone, Elizabeth Warren’s still wrong

    Christine Rosen of Commentary reviews mainstream media outlets’ quixotic attempt to sell Sen. Elizabeth Warren to the voting public. So favorable was the coverage of Warren in the early months of her campaign that supporters of Bernie Sanders felt shortchanged. The progressive magazine In These Times was so…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    Some possible 2024 contenders differ with Trump on virus

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner writes about the COVID-19 pandemic’s possible impact on 2024 presidential politics. Prominent Republicans eyeing a 2024 White House bid have placed themselves at the epicenter of efforts to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, with some departing from President Trump by proposing an extended…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Biden gets boost from LinkedIn boss

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a major backer of the former vice president’s presidential bid. A Silicon Valley billionaire who helped rehab the image of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is now pouring major cash into the super PAC supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy. The Unite the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020