Tag: Primaries and Caucuses

The Ocasio-Cortez Effect: Wave of Challenges Hits Entrenched N.Y. Democrats

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be just the beginning. Less than eight months after Ms. Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world by unseating a powerful Democratic congressman, her home state is emerging as an epicenter of House primary challenges in 2020. Party insurgents are plotting and preparing to battle with the entrenched establishment […]

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Democrats’ 2020 Choice: Do They Want a Fighter or a Healer?

MASON CITY, Iowa — Senator Cory Booker glided into the state first, offering himself as a herald of peace in a northern Iowa church that advertised “radical hospitality” on its marquee. As a rainbow cracked the frozen sky outside, Mr. Booker spoke of restoring “grace and decency” and erasing “the […]

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Beto O’Rourke to Make 2020 Decision by End of February

Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat whose near miss Senate bid last year catapulted him to national fame, said on Tuesday that he would decide by the end of February whether to run for president in 2020. In an interview in Times Square with Oprah Winfrey, who prodded him to join […]

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2020 Democrats Agree: They’re Very, Very Sorry

The Democratic Party’s presidential hopefuls differ on their approach to policy issues such as income inequality and climate change, but on one thing there is almost uniform agreement: They’re all very, very sorry. The most recent high-profile mea culpa came Thursday when Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts apologized for her […]

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How to Talk Presidential

Cory Booker is running for president. That makes nine announced candidates for the Democratic primary, and if you add everyone The Times lists from likely to “might,” you’re up to 22. When you throw in the Democrats who say they’re “thinking,” we’re way past two dozen. You’re a concerned citizen […]

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A Bruised Trump Faces Uncertain 2020 Prospects. His Team Fears a Primary Fight.

President Trump’s defeat in his border-wall standoff with Congress has clouded his already perilous path to a second term in 2020, undercutting Mr. Trump’s cherished image as a forceful leader and deft negotiator, and emboldening alike his Democratic challengers and Republican dissenters who hope to block his re-election. The longest […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Leading and Following at the Same Time

The most active wing of the Democratic Party — the roughly 20 percent of the party’s electorate that votes in primaries and wields disproportionate influence over which issues get prioritized — has moved decisively to the left. With all the attention that is being paid to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, […]

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They Still Like Steve King Here

The Republicans in Des Moines and Washington are doing what they can to run away from and run off Representative Steve King, the Republican from my district, for yet more of his outlandish remarks over white supremacy, nationalism and western civilization — remarks that simply echo things he has said […]

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Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field

Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday, joining an increasingly crowded and diverse field in what promises to be a wide-open nomination process. The announcement was bathed in […]

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Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Democrats to the Left, Whether They Like It or Not

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — Not so long ago, left-wing activists were dismissed as fringe or even kooky when they pressed for proposals to tax the super rich at 70 percent, to produce all of America’s power […]

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Biden Sees Himself as Democrats’ Best Hope in 2020, Allies Say

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is in the final stages of deciding whether to run for president and has told allies he is skeptical the other Democrats eyeing the White House can defeat President Trump, an assessment that foreshadows a clash between the veteran Washington insider […]

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Five Ways Elizabeth Warren (and Other 2020 Hopefuls) Will Campaign When There’s No Campaign Yet

The new year has begun, and so has the nomination process for next year’s presidential election. But what do candidates actually do at this point, when the Iowa caucuses are still 13 months away? Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren, who just entered the race and plans to campaign in Iowa […]

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Mitt Romney Says Trump ‘Has Not Risen to the Mantle of the Office’

Mitt Romney, the incoming senator from Utah and former Republican presidential nominee, revived his rivalry with President Trump on Tuesday with an op-ed essay in The Washington Post in which he said Mr. Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Days before joining a Republican-controlled Senate, and […]

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2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Lining Up. Who Matches the Moment?

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s formation of an exploratory committee for president on Monday represents a sort of political ball drop, the beginning of a new year and new campaign that will feature an unusually large number of Democrats seeking the presidency. Or will it? As the 2020 Democratic primary gets underway, […]

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How Early Do Presidential Campaigns Start? Earlier Than You May Think

The 2020 presidential race is happening — now, today, before 2018 is even over. On Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, became the first major candidate to enter the contest, announcing that she was forming an exploratory committee. In modern politics, forming the committee, which facilitates early fund-raising, is […]

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Elizabeth Warren Announces She Is Running for President

Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday, becoming the first major candidate in what is likely to be a long and crowded primary marked by ideological and generational divisions in a Democratic Party […]

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North Carolina Legislature Calls for New Primary if New Election Is Held in Disputed District

LUMBERTON, N.C. — The North Carolina legislature Wednesday approved a bill requiring new primary elections if the state elections board calls for a second vote of an election. The measure opens the door for Republicans to consider replacing Mark Harris, their candidate in the disputed race in the Ninth Congressional […]

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Can More Women Join the G.O.P. Boys’ Club?

Representative Elise Stefanik considers last month’s midterm elections a “watershed moment” — and not in a good way. Ms. Stefanik, a Republican from upstate New York, is sick of her party losing female members. In the new Congress, the number of Republican women in the House will plummet to 13 […]

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Cory Booker Dips a Toe Into New Hampshire as 2020 Decision Nears

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey says he will make a decision about running for president over the holidays. But as he blitzed through New Hampshire on Saturday in a whirlwind of selfies and soaring rhetoric about Americans finding “common purpose,” the 49-year-old Democrat sounded less like […]

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The Insurgency Roared. But Cuomo Struck Back.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was the epitome of the very establishment the Democratic left has been frothing against: He raised big checks from big corporate powers. He was a dynastic candidate seeking a third term. He talked about capping taxes and constraining spending. And he won a resounding victory on […]

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For Cynthia Nixon, What Went Wrong? (Clue: Governor Cuomo)

For Cynthia Nixon, the number was both a remarkable achievement and a visceral reminder of just how far she still needed to go. She drew 512,585 votes, at last count, in Thursday’s primary against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, nearly tripling the number of votes that Zephyr Teachout received in the […]

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Let’s Get New York to the Polls

Advertisement With the state’s primary elections on Sept. 13, a Thursday, officials can take steps now to make sure voters defy expectations of a low turnout. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom […]

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