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Pompeo planning to meet with Pat Roberts amid 2020 Senate speculation: report

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to meet with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) amid speculation that the Trump administration’s top diplomat could run to replace the retiring senator.McClatchy reported the plans on Friday, though there’s no

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 1:57 pm

Florida governor suspends Palm Beach County elections supervisor

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) moved on Friday to suspend the top elections official in Palm Beach County.DeSantis said that he would replace Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher with Wendy Link, a West Palm

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 1:29 pm

Julián Castro: No one can ‘out-gutter’ Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said he would not try to “out-gutter” President Trump in the 2020 campaign.“I’m convinced that we’re not going to beat Donald Trump by trying to be Donald Trump,” Castro said Friday on

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 10:47 am

Elizabeth Warren heading to Puerto Rico next week

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is planning a trip to Puerto Rico next week amid reports that President Trump is considering diverting hurricane relief funding to help build his planned border wall.The Warren campaign said the senator would…

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 10:22 am

Sen. Casey says he won't run for president in 2020

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) on Friday announced that he will not mount a bid for the White House in 2020.In a statement, Casey accused President Trump of undermining key institutions in the U.S., casting a Democratic win

Posted on 18 January 2019 | 9:25 am

Trump campaign fundraises off Pelosi's call to postpone State of the Union

The Trump campaign on Thursday issued a fundraising pitch centered on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) request to reschedule this year’s State of the Union speech until the government is reopened.President Trump claimed in a campaign…

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 3:48 pm

Mark Kelly considering Senate bid as Arizona Dems circle McSally

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly is taking steps toward a bid against Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) in 2020, identifying potential staffers and strategists and meeting with Democrats around Arizona — though his allies say no final decision has been…

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 3:08 pm

Kasich fundraising off CNN job amid 2020 speculation

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) sent a fundraising email Wednesday highlighting his new role as a CNN analyst as he considers challenging President Trump in 2020.“We are excited about what this means for Gov. Kasich and

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:59 pm

Group aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video

Draft Beto, a group of Democratic activists urging former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) to run for president, on Thursday launched its first web video to rev up support for the Texas Democrat ahead of his 2020 decision.The 90-second

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:28 pm

Steve King's primary challenger raises more than $100k in first 10 days of campaign

Iowa Republican state Sen. Randy Feenstra raised more than $100,000 for his bid to oust embattled Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) just 10 days after declaring his candidacy, his campaign said Thursday.Feenstra announced a primary challenge against King…

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:38 pm