In Sunday’s New York Times we moved to a new stage of uncertainty about the Veepstakes, but it appears Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is in the top tier of hopefuls. The paper said 13 women are being vetted by Joe Biden and he hopes to make a decision by August 1. It appears Mayor Bottoms’
In a brand-new poll shared with The National Journal‘s Hotline, Joe Biden leads President Trump and Rep. Doug Collins will maybe head to a runoff with Sen. Kelly Loeffler. The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling (538 rating: B) for End Citizens United. In the presidential matchup it’s Biden’s 49% to Trump’s 45. The
A massive study of Democratic primary voters from Monmouth University finds decent support for Stacey Abrams as Veep nominee. The study was a follow-up to more than 14,000 interviews of likely Democratic primary voters, with 2,240 of those participants taking a second round of online interviews giving a primary post-mortem. But, this is the real
Axios reports that the next biography from Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham will be about Congressman John Lewis. Set to be released in the fall, “His Truth is Marching On” will have an afterword from Cong. Lewis. From the post: Meacham calls it “an appreciative account of the major moments of Lewis’ life in the movement,
In 2018 the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee supported Carolyn Bourdeaux with the organization’s Red to Blue program. On Thursday, the DCCC announced it would do so again. I suppose coming up less than 500 votes short the first time around makes for a compelling second-time campaign.
In Sunday’s New York Times there was a bit of clarity in the Veepstakes: it remains muddy as ever. There does seem to be a greater push for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. According to the Times, how Mayor bottoms handled the Covid-19 outbreak and civil unrest in Atlanta has elevated her profile. Bottoms and
A few thoughts that stand out from yesterday’s election: How swift and broad Gwinnett’s seachange is continues to astound me. By now I’m sure everyone’s seen that there were some 30,000 more votes cast in the Democratic Presidential Primary than Republican. And Georgia’s longest-serving school board member is likely going to lose her reelection bid.
Among the flood of Stacey-Abrams-Veepstakes articles, two this week caught my attention. First was Marc Thiessen’s column in The Washington Post comparing Abrams to Sarah Palin. No one doubts that Georgia House Minority Leader to VP is a big jump. But it’s hard to compare a ticketmate who’s greatest was the sheerest of veneers hiding
I have to say: she’s enthusiastic. And Sarah Riggs Amico might want to dial back some of the enthusiasm. The 60-second ad is below and as her campaign said in a press release: “The spot reminds voters that, unlike [Sen. David] Perdue, Amico has been a jobs creator who spent her career putting working families
Former POTUS hopeful Pete Buttigieg announced the first slate of endorsements from his new PAC, Win the Era. Congresswoman Lucy McBath was the only candidate from Georgia to earn Buttigieg’s endorsement. Buttigieg said in a press release announcing the 22-person slate: “In a time of national crisis, there is more need than ever for leaders