Tag: Campaign

Pro-Biden Group to Begin Ad Campaign Promoting His Agenda in Swing States

April 30, 2021
WASHINGTON — A new group dedicated to promoting President Biden’s ambitious agenda is beginning a multimillion-dollar ad campaign trumpeting his Covid recovery package and infrastructure proposal while contrasting Mr. Biden’s low-key style with his bombastic predecessor’s.Building Back Together, a progressive organization run by Biden allies, will air minute-long television commercials next week in Pennsylvania, Nevada,

Republican whining; Trump campaign collusion; Jim Jordan won’t shut up

April 16, 2021
Did you get my Venmo? Today in the news: After promoting false conspiracy theories in an attempt to overturn an American election, Republicans continue to whine that Joe Biden is being mean to them by proposing policies the American public strongly supports. Chicago officials release the video of police killing an unarmed 13-year-old child. And the

Africa: UN Launches New Campaign, Only Together, to Support Global Vaccine Equity Call

March 12, 2021
The United Nations today launched a new global campaign, Only Together to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The campaign stresses the need for coordinated global action to ensure vaccines are accessible in all countries, starting with health-care workers and the most vulnerable. “Over the past year,

Trump Took Millions In Campaign Donations And Gave Them To His Businesses

February 5, 2021
Trump never donated to his reelection, but he moved millions of dollars in campaign donations into various businesses that he owns. Forbes reported: Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which never received a cent from the former president, moved an estimated $2.8 million of donor money into the Trump Organization—including at least $81,000 since Trump lost the

Malawi: MRA Unveils ‘Kuiphula NDI Lisiti Langa’ Campaign

January 8, 2021
Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has unveiled ‘Kuiphula ndi lisiti langa’ campaign from January to March this year to encourage consumers to demand Electronic Fiscal Device (EFD) receipts for every transaction made to enhance collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). MRA Deputy Commissioner General, Henry Ngutwa, disclosed Tuesday during the launch of the campaign at Msonkho

Trump campaign files petition for Georgia recount

November 22, 2020
President Trump’s campaign announced Saturday that it has filed a petition demanding a recount in Georgia — a day after officials certified Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R-Ga.) on Friday certified the election results, which showed President-elect Joe Biden won the Peach State by more than 12,000 votes following

Trump campaign lawyer under protection after ‘threats of harm’

November 18, 2020
One of President Trump’s campaign lawyers in Pennsylvania was placed under official protection following threats against her, according to court papers filed Wednesday evening. Philadelphia lawyer Linda Kerns “has been the subject of threats of harm, to the point at which the involvement of police and US Marshals has been necessary to provide for her

PA judges toss out Trump campaign’s 6 challenges over absentee ballots

November 14, 2020
Two Pennsylvania judges served blows to President Trump’s re-election campaign on Friday, tossing out a combined six cases challenging absentee ballots. Judge James Crumlish of Philadelphia County’s Court of Common Pleas ruled in five related cases that the Trump campaign can’t scrap a total of 8,329 mail-in ballots that it had alleged were improper because

Donald Trump campaign shuts down prank-filled voter fraud hotline

November 13, 2020
The Trump campaign reportedly shut down its voter fraud hotline after the call center was flooded by prank caller since its launch last week. The hotline was set up at the Trump campaign’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, last week to give American voters the opportunity to send tips about apparent fraud in the election, ABC

Rep. Max Rose concedes race to Malliotakis following bitter campaign

November 12, 2020
First-term Democratic Staten Island Rep. Max Rose conceded Thursday that he lost his re-election bid to Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis following a hard-fought, bitter campaign. Rose, in a statement, acknowledged that he could not close the yawning, 37,000-vote lead Malliotakis had in the machine count from Election Day last week, with the absentee ballots now

At the End of a Chaotic Campaign, an Election Day That Defied the Worst Fears

November 4, 2020
The worst fears about a chaotic end to a chaotic campaign failed to materialize on Tuesday as the final day of voting went off with little more than sporadic glitches and confrontations even as the tension over the outcome and aftermath remained undiminished.The most litigated, disrupted and polarized election in generations came to a close

Obama nails 3-pointer while on campaign trail for Joe Biden

November 1, 2020
Barack Obama still has game. The former president took time out to shoot some hoops Saturday during a Michigan campaign stop for his one-time Vice President Joe Biden — and hit an impressive, caught-on-video corner shot from the 3-point line, according to CNN. “That’s what I do,” Obama says in a viral video of the

Joe Biden’s campaign insists he’s not ignoring swing states

October 25, 2020
Joe Biden’s deputy campaign manager said the former vice president is running “incredibly hard” when questioned whether the Democratic nominee is ignoring the battleground states where President Trump is making a concerted push in the race’s final days. NBC News’ anchor Chuck Todd pointed out that the president has campaigned more than Biden in North

Virus Surge Shadows Trump and Biden Campaign Events After Final Debate

October 25, 2020
“You heard a couple of horns,” he added. “Honk, honk. It’s the weirdest thing.”From there, Mr. Trump was off to Circleville, Ohio, outside Columbus, and then Waukesha, Wis., as he sought to rally backers in suburban areas where polls show his support has slipped. On Sunday, he will fly to New Hampshire, the lone state

Trump and Biden trade COVID-19 attacks on the campaign trail

October 24, 2020
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden traded coronavirus barbs over on the campaign trail Saturday, with Election Day looming a little over one week away. As Trump hopscotched through three different battleground states – North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin – Biden trained his fire on Pennsylvania, which he aims to take back for

Trump Runs the Kind of Campaign He Likes, but Not the One He Might Need

October 18, 2020
“A lot of Republican consultants are frustrated because we want the president’s campaign to be laser-focused on the economy,” said David Kochel, a Republican strategist in Iowa. “Their best message is: Trump built a great economy” and Covid-19 damaged it, and Mr. Trump is a better option than Mr. Biden to restore it, he said.

Trump Campaign Lawyers Are Aiding a Leading Proponent of QAnon

October 17, 2020
Senior lawyers for the Trump campaign set up a small law firm last year that is working for Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican House candidate in Georgia with a history of promoting QAnon, a pro-Trump conspiracy theory.While federal filings show that the firm, Elections L.L.C., principally collects fees from the president’s campaign and the Republican

Trump campaign reaches 100M voters in campaign milestone

September 11, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee passed an enormous milestone this week — making contact with their 100 millionth voter through door knocking and phone banking. The RNC says it has knocked on the doors of 12 million potential voters in battleground states since mid-June — that’s around 1 million a

The Trump Campaign Violates Michigan Law With Superspreader Campaign Rally

September 11, 2020
Even before Donald Trump touched down in the swing state of Michigan on Thursday night, his campaign broke state law by hosting an outdoor event with more than 250 people. CNN’s Jim Acosta, on the ground for the event, noted that there’s “very little social distancing and not many masks” present at the Trump rally,

Kamala Harris says ‘Wisconsin part of my story’ at campaign

September 8, 2020
Vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris had an awkward moment during a campaign event in Wisconsin, describing the state as “part of her story,” while avoiding reporters. The moment happened during an in-person campaign event Monday with Black, Milwaukee-based business leaders when the state’s Lieutenant Gov. Mandela Barnes tried to turn the microphone to her to

Republicans Worry That The Trump Campaign Is Broke

September 7, 2020
The Trump campaign isn’t advertising on television and Republicans are worrying that Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is low on cash. Via: The New York Times: His campaign also appears to be facing a significant financial crunch and has largely ceased advertising on television even as Mr. Biden begins to spend heavily from his war chest

The Trump campaign is broke

September 5, 2020
This is quite the remarkable turn of events. Arizona is a must-win state for Trump, and yet here he is, mere weeks before people stop voting, and they’ve pulled their ads. On Thursday, records filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Phoenix-area television stations showed that the Trump campaign cancelled all of its ads between

Trump is using federal resources to campaign again—this time, via food aid boxes

September 1, 2020
Forty-nine House Democrats, led by Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, objected to the Trump letter, writing to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, “Using a federal relief program to distribute a self-promoting letter from the President to American families just three months before the presidential election is inappropriate and a violation of federal law.” As we know,

Is the Trump campaign running out of money?

August 27, 2020
Longtime readers of my work know that I am dubious about the efficacy of TV advertising in presidential elections. Tens of millions have already been spent on both sides, and we have what’s been a stable race for months (anywhere from a seven to 10-point national Biden lead). And remember the primary? Biden was outgunned

LeBron James Launches A Campaign to Push for More Poll Workers

August 25, 2020
More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes headlined by LeBron James that is fighting to combat voter suppression, will announce a multimillion-dollar initiative to increase the number of poll workers in Black electoral districts ahead of November’s general election.The project, a collaboration with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, aims to recruit young people to

Biden Campaign Slams Trump for “Sabotaging” Postal Service

August 14, 2020
Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign slammed President Donald Trump, accusing him of “sabotaging” the United States Postal Service following remarks Trump made in which he appeared to admit as much. “The President of the United States is sabotaging a basic service that hundreds of millions of people rely upon, cutting a critical lifeline for rural

Biden campaign advisers court top lobbyists for DNC fundraising

August 13, 2020
Joe Biden’s top staffers have been courting lobbyists to donate money to the Democratic National Committee — despite his campaign’s assurance that they will not accept donations from K Street, a report said Thursday. Just this month, the Biden campaign has sent staffers — including Biden campaign Chairman Steve Ricchetti — to participate in at

Trump campaign, RNC suing Nevada over mail-in ballots bill

August 6, 2020
President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee are suing the state of Nevada over a new bill that creates mass mail-in voting in the state. The lawsuit against Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske centers on a bill passed on Sunday, which mandates that every registered voter receive a mail-in ballot and reduces

Trump Campaign Slammed for Running Ad Using Doctored Photo of Joe Biden

August 6, 2020
President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has come under fire for running an ad using a doctored photo of his opponent, Democrat Joe Biden. The ad falsely depicts Biden as “hiding” alone in his basement using an image that was edited to remove several other people. Deep in the heart of Delaware, Joe Biden sits in

Trump Busted For Illegally Laundering $170 Million In Campaign Donations

July 28, 2020
A complaint has been filed against the Trump campaign for illegally laundering $170 million through the companies of former campaign manager Brad Parscale. The Campaign Legal Center filed the complaint and said in a statement provided to PoliticusUSA: Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against President Donald Trump’s reelection