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Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, will join Democratic presidential contest this week | The Washington Post

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FacebookTwitterMailDeval Patrick has called party leaders, supporters and elected officials to confirm that he intends to run for the Democratic presidential nomination and will make a formal announcement in the next day or two, according to two people with knowledge of his plans. They spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details before an announcement. The former Massachusetts governor […]
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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings, will seek his seat in Congress | The Baltimore Sun

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Maryland Democratic Party Chairwoman Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, is running for her husband’s seat, arguing Monday she is the best option to carry out his legacy and continue his vision. “I am, of course, devastated at the loss of my spouse, but his spirit is with me,” Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, said in an interview […]
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Mitch McConnell Faces Threat From Populist Challenger Charles Booker in Kentucky Senate Race | The Intercept

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FacebookTwitterMailSEN. MITCH MCCONNELL faces a new 2020 threat, as Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker announced the formation of an exploratory committee on Monday. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is already being challenged by Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, who ran and lost a winnable race for a Lexington-area House seat in 2018. In the Democratic primary, Booker, who backs progressive […]
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Deval Patrick, a native of Chicago’s South Side and Massachusetts’ first black governor, mulling Democratic White House run | Chicago Tribune

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FacebookTwitterMailFormer Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. Patrick, a close friend and ally of former President Barack Obama, ruled out a presidential bid earlier this year but has since been talking with Democratic operatives and donors about launching a campaign. His deliberations […]
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First black congresswoman revered on Capitol Hill 50 years after her election | CBS News

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FacebookTwitterMailWASHINGTON — It has been 50 years since Shirley Chisholm stared down sexism and racism to become the first black congresswoman in history. Today, members of Congress say they carry her lessons with them. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, told CBS News that Chisholm encouraged those around her to be “tree-shakers” and “changemakers.” Jackson Lee said that mentality was evident […]
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Stacey Abrams Says She Is Willing To Serve As Running Mate For Democratic Presidential Nominee | Black Enterprise

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Although former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams emphatically stated that she would not run for president in 2020, she told a crowd gathered at The University of Iowa yesterday that she was open to joining the race as the eventual Democratic nominee’s running mate. As reported by The Iowa Press-Citizen, Abrams told the audience of 700: “You do not run […]
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Why the Democrats Will Debate at Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios This Month | New York Magazine, Intelligencer

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arly speculation about the location of the November 20 Democratic presidential candidate debate had focused on some site in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, the newly competitive area where the Democrats picked up one U.S. House seat in 2018 and nearly nabbed another. There is, in fact, a spanking new 1,070-seat event venue called City Springs Theatre smack dab in […]
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