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Castro takes steps toward likely 2020 bid

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is meeting with donors and possible campaign staff ahead of a potential 2020 presidential bid, Politico reported Tuesday.The 44-year-old Texas Democrat said last month that…

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 6:55 pm

Van Hollen not interested in staying on as chair of Senate Dems' campaign arm

Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) says he’s not interested in serving another cycle as chairman of the Senate Democrats’ political fundraising committee.Van Hollen earned high marks from his colleagues for his leadership of the Democratic Senatorial…

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 6:32 pm

Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February

This is Election Countdown, The Hill’s newsletter from Lisa Hagen (@LA_Hagen) and Max Greenwood (@KMaxGreenwood) that brings you the biggest stories on the campaign trail. We’d love to hear from you, so feel free to reach out

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 6:17 pm

Nelson seeks to push back recount deadlines in latest lawsuit

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) is asking a federal judge to delay crucial recount deadlines in a handful of races in Florida, arguing that local election officials in at least one county are unlikely to finish recounts by current cutoff

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 5:28 pm

Michael Bloomberg to decide on 2020 bid by January or February

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire and former mayor of New York, said he plans to decide by January or February whether he will run for president in 2020.”I think January, February would be about as late as you

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 5:02 pm

Judge orders recount in Florida's Palm Beach County extended to Nov. 20

Election officials in Palm Beach County, Fla. will have an extra five days to complete a machine recount of votes in four closely contested races after a Leon County judge extended a key deadline for submitting election

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 4:31 pm

Broward County election chief on Jeb Bush calling for her resignation: 'That's his opinion'

Brenda Snipes, the embattled Supervisor of Elections in Broward County, Fla., on Tuesday responded to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s call for her to resign.  “If that is Jeb Bush’s opinion, there’s nothing I can do about that,” Snipes…

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 3:25 pm

Protesters chant 'Count every vote' in Georgia Capitol building

A group of protesters gathered at the Georgia state Capitol building on Tuesday to call for uncounted ballots from last week’s midterm elections to be tallied.Protesters chanted “Count every vote,” and held signs bearing the slogan in the…

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 3:10 pm

Nelson campaign files new lawsuit over unconventionally marked ballots

Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-Fla.) campaign filed a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to bar Florida’s top elections official from rejecting unconventionally marked ballots.The lawsuit, filed in federal court by both Nelson and the Senate Democrats’…

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 1:40 pm

Scott lawsuit over voting equipment in Palm Beach temporarily dismissed

Lawyers for Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday temporarily dismissed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the Palm Beach County sheriff and Florida state law enforcement officials to impound voting equipment amid an ongoing recount in the…

Posted on 13 November 2018 | 12:50 pm