Democratic Primary Articles


Bernie Nipping at Hillary's Heels in New Hampshire

Poll: Clinton 41, Sanders 31
10:08 AM, Jun 16, 2015

A second poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters shows Vermont senator Bernie Sanders closing the gap with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. According to a new Suffolk University poll, 41 percent of likely primary voters in the Granite State support Clinton, while 31 percent support Sanders. The next closest Democrat, Vice President Joe Biden (who isn't currently running), comes in at eight percent.

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Poll: Bernie Gains on Hillary in New Hampshire

Clinton 44, Sanders 32
2:04 PM, Jun 14, 2015

Bernie Sanders, the independent Democratic senator from Vermont, is within striking distance of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a new poll of likely New Hampshire presidential primary voters. A new survey from the Morning Consult finds 44 percent of New Hampshire voters who say they will vote in the Democratic primary support Clinton with 32 percent supporting Sanders.

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Carly PAC Takes on Hillary Over Pantsuit 'Hard Choices'

2:27 PM, Jun 10, 2015

On Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton posted her first photo to Instagram, the photo-based social network, with a joke referencing her memoir Hard Choices. Here's the photo, which shows several red, white, and blue pantsuits hanging on a rack:

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Jim Webb: America Hasn't Been Clear on Foreign Policy 'Since 1993'

The Virginia Democrat tacitly knocks Hillary & Obama, praises Reagan
2:34 PM, Jun 04, 2015

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb said American foreign policy over the last two decades has had a lack of clarity and purpose. But the potential Democratic candidate for president stopped short of directly criticizing former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

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Sanders Calls for 'Political Revolution'

11:35 AM, Jun 03, 2015

“Is Finland crazy? I want somebody to comment on that.” 

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In Video, Rubio Calls for a 'New American Century'

3:30 PM, Apr 10, 2015

Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who is expected to announce he is running for president next week, has released a video titled "A New American Century." The five-and-a-half-minute video stitches together several speeches Rubio has given since his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate. The patchwork speech focuses heavily on the Florida Republican's biography as well as critiques of the current administration's foreign and domestic policies.

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Chafee to Explore Democratic Presidential Bid

10:28 AM, Apr 09, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican senator and independent governor in Rhode Island, says he is exploring a bid for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Watch the video below:

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Will Hillary Announce on Equal Pay Day?

11:00 AM, Apr 03, 2015

Hillary Clinton has reportedly leased office space in Brooklyn on Wednesday for what is likely to be a campaign for president. The Democrat supposedly signed the lease sometime in the last few days, and according to regulations Clinton must file with the Federal Election Commission within 15 days of conducting campaign activity. In addition to the lease, several Clinton hands have been traveling to early primary states like Iowa on a "volunteer" basis.

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O'Malley Goes Populist

Another hint at a White House run.
9:42 AM, Mar 24, 2015

Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley sounds a populist note in a short new video that suggests the Democrat may be preparing for a presidential run.

"Bonuses on Wall Street alone were twice what every American mom and dad working full-time at minimum wage brought home combined," O'Malley says in the 15-second video. "This is not how our economy is supposed to work. I don't buy it!"

Watch the video below:

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O'Malley Moving Closer to White House Run?

His latest Facebook post looks like a campaign video.
4:14 PM, Mar 20, 2015

Is former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley moving closer to running for president? A short video on the Democrat's Facebook page looks like the beginning of a campaign ad.

"This bizarre sort of trickle-down experiment we've had where we think that by keeping wages down and concentrating wealth at the very top, we're somehow creating a better future for our kids," says O'Malley in the 15-second clip. "It doesn't work. It never has."

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New York Times Says 'No' To Cuomo

10:28 AM, Aug 27, 2014

The editorial board at the New York Times says it's not endorsing in the Democratic primary for governor of New York. In a lengthy editorial, the Times writes that the sitting governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, "broke his most important promise" to root out corruption in the Empire State. The paper had endorsed Cuomo in his first run for governor in 2010. Here's an excerpt from Thursday's non-endorsement:

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Support For Hillary Drops 11 Points—Among Democrats

7:36 AM, Jul 08, 2014

Hillary Clinton's tour promoting her book Hard Choices may be having an effect—though perhaps not the one the 66-year-old former secretary of state might have wanted. A new poll of the potential 2016 presidential field from Quinnipiac, conducted at the end of June, found support for Clinton among Democratic primary voters at 58 percent.

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On Hillary's Potential Challengers

1:35 PM, Jul 03, 2014

Online editor Daniel Halper appeared Thursday on Fox News to talk about the possible Democratic challengers to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential primary:

Halper is the author of the forthcoming book Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, due out July 22.

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Rangel Holds On in Harlem?

6:59 AM, Jun 25, 2014

Veteran New York congressman Charlie Rangel seems to have held on in Tuesday's Democratic primary. The third-longest serving member of the House has a lead over just about 1800 votes over his top challenger, state senator Adriano Espaillat. Rangel has claimed victory in the primary, although Espaillat has not yet conceded the race.

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Dems Looking for Alternative to Judd?

How about Alison Lundergan Grimes?
3:18 PM, Mar 19, 2013

Despite Hollywood actress Ashley Judd’s high-profile political rollout, national Democrats appear to be looking for an alternative Senate candidate in Kentucky to challenge Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell next year. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, for instance, has remained cool to a Judd candidacy.

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Mass. Dem Lives Primarily in Maryland

10:46 AM, Feb 14, 2013

Longtime congressman Ed Markey is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in this year's special election in Massachusetts, but a new report from the Boston Globe shows Markey hardly lives in his Massachusetts home. The Globe investigated Markey's house in Malden as well as what appears to be his primary residence in Chevy Chase, Maryland, outside of Washington:

 

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Alaska Republican Endorses Hawaii Democrat for Senate

12:28 PM, Jul 25, 2012

Republican congressman Don Young of Alaska has crossed the aisle to endorse Democrat Mazie Hirono in the U.S. Senate race in Hawaii. "But here's what's important, Hawaii," Young says, sitting next to Hirono. "If you're looking for a United States senator who doesn't just talk about bipartisanship but actually knows how to work with both Republicans and Democrats to get things done, Mazie Hirono will be that senator." Watch the ad below:

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Ark. Dems Blocking Seating of Wolfe Delegates Due to Affirmative Action Quotas

12:56 PM, Jul 09, 2012

The Arkansas Democratic party is denying presidential candidate John Wolfe the delegates he earned in the state's primary because Wolfe's selected delegates fail to meet the party's standards for diversity.

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Liberal Groups Lining up Behind Barron

3:57 PM, Jun 26, 2012

Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon reports:

The possibility that New York City Councilman Charles Barron could clinch the Democratic nomination today in a race against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries has put Jewish leaders of all stripes on high alert—and could set the tone for how Jewish voters view the Democratic Party going forward...

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ECI Ad: 'Is This a Man You Want in Congress?'

10:17 AM, Jun 22, 2012

The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) has a new ad running on New York television documenting a series of radical, racist, and anti-Israel statements from Democratic congressional candidate Charles Barron of New York's Eighth District. Watch the ad below:

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David Duke Endorses Charles Barron

10:37 AM, Jun 21, 2012

Democratic candidate for Congress Charles Barron of New York's Eighth District has picked up the endorsement of white supremacist David Duke. The Daily Caller reports:

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Barron Getting Closer to Winning Nomination?

Will Clinton step in?
11:31 AM, Jun 18, 2012

Controversial New York City councilman Charles Barron may be getting closer to winning the Democratic nomination to Congress in New York's Eighth District next Tuesday. The New York Times reports:

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N.Y. Democrats Poised to Nominate Former Black Panther, Anti-Israel Radical for Congress

The heart and soul of the Democratic party?
11:41 AM, Jun 11, 2012

New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York's Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.

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Mass. Dems' Pow-wow Clears Field for Warren

2:52 PM, Jun 02, 2012

 

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has won her party's nomination to face Republican Scott Brown in the general election, MassLive.com reports:

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Warren Doubles Down, Dodges Questions on Cherokee Heritage Claims

"I won't deny who I am."
8:18 AM, Jun 01, 2012

In a revealing column by Boston Globe writer Brian McGrory, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren continues to insist that she is descended from Native Americans. Warren called McGrory and spoke with him about the controversy, "sometimes expansively and without the slightest hint of apology about her conviction that she has maternal roots from the Cherokee and Delaware tribes."

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'FDR Style' Democrat Challenges Warren in Massachusetts

7:00 AM, May 31, 2012

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren won’t get to face Scott Brown in November without a fight from a fellow Democrat.

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Obama Pulls Out Win in Arkansas

10:59 PM, May 22, 2012

Barack Obama has defeated John Wolfe Jr. in the Democratic primary in Arkansas. With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Obama, the president of the United States, has 59.5 percent of the vote while Wolfe, a lawyer from Tennessee, has 40.5 percent.

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Obama Campaign Spending Money, Resources in Arkansas

4:00 PM, May 22, 2012

If Barack Obama experiences an upset in Arkansas’s Democratic primary today, it won’t be for lack of trying. The Obama campaign and the Democratic party have spent significant resources in Arkansas, while an unknown primary challenger has threatened the president's ability to win the support of the state's Democrats.

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Obama's Arkansas Opponent Eyes Primary Upset

12:50 PM, May 22, 2012

“We’ve had some small contributions, but the largest was, I think, maybe a hundred dollars,” says presidential candidate John Wolfe Jr., speaking to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “I’m basically paying for this myself, dipping into my retirement account.”

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Primary Opponent Criticizes Warren over Native American Flap

4:09 PM, May 18, 2012

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren was criticized by a fellow Democrat over her inability to explain the recent controversy over Warren's disputed Native American heritage.

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