Lori Lightfoot Elected Chicago Mayor

NBC News – By Phil Helsel and Associated Press“Today, you did more than make history,” Lightfoot said. “You created a movement for change.” Lightfoot, 56, who was an assistant U.S. attorney before she entered private practice, has never held elective office before. The runoff election was bound to be historic, as either of the two candidates…

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Senator Amy Klobuchar Announces Bid for President

In an outdoor announcement in snowy Minneapolis, Senator Amy Klobuchar announced today that she is running for president of the United States in the Democratic primary in 2020. “We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding,” Klobuchar said in a speech to supporters. “Our nation must be governed not…

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Senator Kamala Harris to run for president

Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) announced today that she will seek the Democratic nomination for president. Harris made the announcement live on ABC’s’ Good Morning America and in a video featured on her website. She becomes the fourth Democratic woman to announce her intentions for president and Harris has refused to accept donations from corporate PACs.…

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Warren plans 4-city Iowa visit this weekend

By ISABEL DOBRIN and NATASHA KORECKI, POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Sen. Elizabeth Warren will visit four cities in Iowa this weekend, her presidential exploratory committee said Tuesday, her first trip to the early caucus state since launching her 2020 exploratory committee on Monday. The Massachusetts Democrat is scheduled to make stops in Council Bluffs, Sioux City,…

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Elizabeth Warren Announces for President

Massachusetts Senator, Elizabeth Warren today announced she will run for president of the United States in 2020. Her social media campaign announcement included a bio video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=rbH0RU4GcVo.  Learn more here: https://elizabethwarren.com/

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Women to Watch: Paulette Jordan running for Idaho governor

State Representative Paulette Jordan, a 38-year-old member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, is running to be the first Native American woman elected as governor. Jordan says her campaign is based on the notion of inclusivity, an idea that is unusual in a political climate dominated by partisan relationships. For many, Jordan says her leadership style brings…

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Roll Call: Amy McGrath Announces $3.65 Million Quarterly Haul in Kentuck

Roll Call – Democrat Amy McGrath announced Monday that her campaign raised $3.65 million in the third quarter for her bid against GOP Rep. Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th District. The $3.65 million haul came from more than 32,000 donations, according to the campaign, which said it has raised $6.65 million since it began in August last year. McGrath…

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