Quantcast
Connect with us

Liberals on Twitter urging Democratic candidates to consider running for Senate – instead of President

Published

on

With the entrance Tuesday of Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock in the 2020 presidential race, Democratic voters are urging the nearly two dozen White House hopefuls to reconsider their campaigns and set their sights on a Senate seat instead of the Oval Office.
Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted his strategy was to wait for all the other Democrats to enter the race before declaring his candidacy. That was nearly three weeks ago, and two more candidates have since announced their candidacy.

Some Americans, presumably Democrats, are taking to Twitter to urge some of the 23-candidate strong field to reconsider, and run for the Senate instead. Others are made a plea asking party favorites, like Stacey Abrams, to run for Senate.

It’s not an unreasonable request for candidates who want to serve the public.

The 2020 elections will include 34 U.S. Senate seats. 22 of them are currently held by Republicans, and many Republicans are rather unpopular, especially those who have tied their fates to President Donald Trump.

And given that the Senate is currently under the control of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, many on the left desperately want to grab control of the chamber. McConnell has greatly enabled President Trump, and is packing the federal courts with his extremist nominees, and at a rate not seen in modern history. He’s also said many bills from the Democratically-controlled House will be DOA, bragging he will be the “Grim Reaper.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Here’s the current list of 23 top tier Democrats running for President. In bold are seven current sitting U.S. Senators:

Steve Bullock

Michael Bennet

ADVERTISEMENT

Joe Biden

Cory Booker

Pete Buttigieg

ADVERTISEMENT

Julian Castro

John Delaney

Tulsi Gabbard

ADVERTISEMENT

Kirsten Gillibrand

Mike Gravel

Kamala Harris

ADVERTISEMENT

John Hickenlooper

Jay Inslee

Amy Klobuchar

ADVERTISEMENT

Wayne Messam

Seth Moulton

Beto O’Rourke

ADVERTISEMENT

Tim Ryan

Bernie Sanders

Eric Swalwell

ADVERTISEMENT

Elizabeth Warren

Marianne Williamson

Andrew Yang

ADVERTISEMENT

Daniel Nichanian offers this example:

And here’s a look at some others urging Democrats to withdraw from the presidential race and run for Senate:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected]. Send news tips to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Facebook

Republicans ‘are still scared Mueller might go rogue’: Lawyer who defended Trump official explains GOP’s fear

Published

on

Republicans are terrified that special counsel Robert Mueller could harm President Donald Trump during public testimony before Congress, a lawyer who used to represent a Trump official explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Attorney Caroline Polisi, who represented George Papadopoulos, was interviewed on "The Beat" by Ari Melber.

The host played clips pointing out how hard it is for lawmakers to get information out of Mueller during congressional

"What's so interesting here, even in the face of all of this, they’re scared he may go rogue," Polisi explained.

"They’re still a little bit scared of that one percent possibility," she noted.

Continue Reading

CNN

Here are 3 things Americans must hear from Mueller’s testimony: Democratic senator

Published

on

No one can say with certainty what former special counsel Robert Mueller will tell the American people when he testifies before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on Wednesday.

But on Monday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer the broad strokes of what Mueller will be expected to say — and what the American people should be listening for if they are not yet convinced President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.

"Do you think there are Americans out there who still haven't made up their mind on this issue of impeachment, obstruction of justice, collusion and all of that?" Blitzer asked her. "Have the American people moved on?"

Continue Reading
 

Facebook

New Orleans funk icon and co-founder of the Neville Brothers Art Neville dies at 81

Published

on

Art Neville, a New Orleans funk legend and co-founder of the Neville Brothers, has died, his brother said Monday. He was 81 years old.

The singer and keyboard player who answered to the sobriquet "Poppa Funk" was well known as the voice of the "Mardi Gras Mambo," which quickly became a mainstay of his home city's famed carnival after he first played it at age 17.

"Artie Poppa Funk Neville you are loved dearly by every one who knew you. Love always your lil' big brother AARON (we ask for privacy during this time of mourning)," his brother, soul singer Aaron Neville, tweeted.

His death follows that of another famed New Orleans musician, the blues pianist Dr. John, who died last month.

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image