Vermont senator Bernie Sanders is being attacked in a new ad for not being liberal enough on guns.
"Bernie Sanders is no progressive when it comes to guns," says a voiceover in the 15-second spot, which criticizes the socialist senator's votes against two gun-control bills. The ad also notes the National Rifle Association's support for Sanders. Watch the video below:
The sponsor of the ad is Generation Forward, a super PAC supporting former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley. O'Malley is challenging Sanders for the Democratic nomination for president.
Sanders has been closing the gap with the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, in polls of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire. O'Malley, meanwhile, has been stuck in the single digits in most polls.
Former Hillary Clinton aide Maria Cardona said she wouldn't be surprised if socialist Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton in Iowa or New Hampshire:
"We shouldn't be surprised there's so much enthusiasm" for Bernie Sanders, said the former Clinton aide. "In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if he does very well in New Hampshire or in Iowa, and perhaps even win."
Two months after Hillary Clinton entered the race to be the next president of the United States, she will be hosting a launch party in Iowa.
"This Sunday, Hillary is heading to Des Moines for our Launch Party! At the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Sunday, Hillary will lay out her vision for the country, inspired by the stories she’s heard from everyday Iowans. RSVP today and be sure to share this link with your friends and family!" reads an invitation to the event.
Tom Cotton is headed to Iowa. This weekend the freshman Republican senator from Arkansas will be a featured speaker at a Republican presidential candidate gathering in Boone, Iowa.
The event is being called Joni's 1st Annual Roast and Ride, which is being organized by Joni Ernst, the freshman senator from Iowa.
"As you may have heard, I am throwing a big pig roast to kick off the summer on June 6th in Boone. We are calling it a 'Roast and Ride' and it’ll be a fun filled event for the entire family," Ernst writes in an invitation to supporters.
A new poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucus goers finds a wide-open field with three candidates vying for the top spot and a plurality undecided. Scott Walker, the governor of neighboring Wisconsin, leads the latest poll from Loras College, earning 12.6 percent support. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who declared his candidacy earlier this month, is close behind with 10 percent, while former Florida governor Jeb Bush has 9.6 percent.
Both Walker and Rubio have doubled their support from the January Loras poll, according to a press release from the college.
"Do you have a statement for the Palestinians?” “What about your gaffes?” “Do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?”
No, that wasn’t the press corps last week greeting Hillary Clinton on her journey into foreign lands (middle America). That was the press corps screaming at the top of its lungs at Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, at a sacred Polish site, the summer before the 2012 election. More to the point: That was when the press had a candidate it wanted to manhandle.
Hillary Clinton has arrived at her first campaign stop, completing the 965 mile trip from Chappaqua, New York to Le Claire, Iowa in about two days time. Her choice of transportation? A Secret Service owned and operated van.
The van, however, isn't an everyday minivan or even a full-sized van. It's a luxury vehicle outiftted with top amenities.
The Republican National Committee is kicking off a paid online ad campaign just ahead of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announcement. Clinton is expected to make the much anticipated move as early as this weekend.
The ad campaign features this ad, called "Stop Hillary," and is meant to target independent and swing voters: