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Breaking: Whitmer endorses Biden ahead of Michigan primary

BY: - March 5, 2020

After staying out of the Democratic presidential primary for more than a year, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has delivered a key endorsement for former Vice President Joe Biden’s resurgent campaign. “I am going to be voting for Joe Biden,” Whitmer said Thursday morning. Whitmer made the announcement on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. She said that Biden’s […]

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Susan J. Demas: It’s never our time: Why we won’t have a female president next year

BY: - March 5, 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential race, which, at one point, was brimming with promise with a high water mark of six women contenders, looks to soon be dwindled to one. All signs point to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) exiting the race as early as Thursday, leaving just U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). (I’ll leave myself […]

Jennifer Granholm endorses Joe Biden? You betcha.

BY: - March 4, 2020

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is the latest to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president, following a string of Super Tuesday victories in states including Virginia, Minnesota and Texas. “I’m beyond thrilled to endorse Joe Biden,” Granholm said. “When Michigan was on its knees during the bankruptcies in the auto industry, Joe Biden […]

Would Sanders hurt Dems’ bid to claim Senate majority?

BY: and - March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) could spell trouble for Democratic Senate candidates down the ticket, like U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.).  Democrats are hoping this fall to wrest control of the U.S. Senate from Mitch McConnell by reclaiming the chamber’s majority. It’s a tough job: Democrats need to net either three or […]

Legendary newsman Sam Donaldson: Trump’s a ‘thug,’ Bloomberg can beat him

BY: - March 2, 2020

Sam Donaldson, the bushy-eyebrowed staple of ABC News for six decades, has taken on an unlikely role in retirement: volunteer campaign surrogate. Donaldson spent the weekend in Grand Rapids, Lansing and metro Detroit singing the praises of former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg — although the famously frank former network anchor didn’t shy away from […]

Dem prez hopefuls haven’t been in Michigan for weeks — but that’s about to change

BY: - February 29, 2020

After an early influx of campaign stops, several top Democratic presidential candidates have gone months without campaigning in Michigan as they shifted their focus to early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. However, that will change next week. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) […]

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Column: Nevada got lucky, and other caucus takeaways

BY: - February 24, 2020

Motivational speaker Pete Buttigieg is uttering some discouraging words about the results of Nevada’s caucuses. And who can blame him? Nothing would propel a blast of Butti-charged momentum to glorious South Carolina and Super Tuesday victories like finishing second in Nevada, 25 points behind Bernie Sanders, instead of finishing 30 points behind him in third. […]

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Sanders wins Nevada, Biden a distant 2nd

BY: - February 23, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the projected winner of the Nevada Democratic caucuses on Saturday.  Sanders had 46.6% with 50% of precincts reporting as of 12:49 a.m., per the Associated Press.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is in second place with 19.3%, and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg is in third place […]

Dems pile on Bloomberg in Las Vegas debate

BY: and - February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS — The issue of health care — specifically, the issue of why the richest country in the world has not figured out a way for every citizen to be covered — has commanded significant airtime during previous Democratic presidential debates. Wednesday night’s debate at Paris Las Vegas was no different. The debate before […]

Flint water crisis flagged in Dem presidential infrastructure forum

BY: - February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS — America is falling apart.  No, not metaphorically speaking — though several Democratic presidential candidates on the campaign trail would point to the actions of President Trump to argue differently.  With thousands of bridges classified structurally deficient, roads in desperate need of repair, gaps in transportation systems and cities that aren’t equipped to […]

Sanders pulls into the lead among Michigan Dem donors

BY: - February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders was No. 1 among the Democratic presidential hopefuls when it came to raising cash from Michigan donors last year.  The Vermont U.S. senator raised about $821,000 from Michiganders in 2019, according to the latest campaign finance reports, leading his rivals and reflecting his status as the top national fundraiser among the […]

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Column: Just suck it up and caucus, Nevada

BY: - February 13, 2020

It looks grim. As of Monday night, the state Democratic Party was moving closer to hobbling together some sort of a plan for how the Feb. 22 Nevada caucuses will work. Complicated, fussy, and featuring PDF(!) files, it looks like a menu of frustration and confusion with a side of mayhem. Like caucuses generally. And it’s incomplete. […]