Election News

Tonight the Democrats Will Again Debate Medicare For All. But America’s Seniors Can’t Afford to Wait 

There’s no doubt our nation’s leaders must commit themselves to making health care affordable and accessible to all Americans.

Klobuchar Qualifies for November Debate

Klobuchar qualified after getting 3 percent support in a national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University that was released Thursday morning. She has previously hit 3 percent in three other polls approved by the Democratic National Committee, and her campaign has said publicly she has hit the 165,000 donor threshold.

Democrats Need to Reclaim the Economy Narrative If They Want to Win in 2020

The Democrat who will beat Donald Trump is the Democrat who can best explain how the economy works and why it is imperative that we strengthen the American middle class.

FiveThirtyEight: Seven Candidates Have Now Qualified For The November Democratic Debate

Our eyes are already turned toward the fifth debate, where things are starting to get a little crowded with seven candidates now qualified. Over the weekend, both Sen. Cory Booker and billionaire activist Tom Steyer earned the last qualifying poll they needed for November’s event, with Steyer making the cut despite having not even appeared in a single debate yet!

Will Moderators for Next Debate Ask Candidates About Social Security?

As President, will you put forward a proposal to extend the programs’ solvency and, if so, will you choose to do this using benefit cuts or revenue increases?

Letter: ABC Debate Moderators Should Include Question about Social Security

Is Social Security a vitally important American program? Yes.

The Next Democratic Debate is Likely to be Only 1 Night

After the first two 2020 debates took place over two nights, the third debate in September is now expected to place every candidate on just one night.

Presidential Candidates Need to Discuss Their Proposals for Social Security

While the issues of health care reform and lowering prescription drug prices have been receiving their due consideration in many campaign events and related media coverage, Social Security, an equally important program for workers, retirees, the disabled and their families, has not yet been afforded the same level of attention from candidates.

The HILL: Population Shifts Set Up Huge House Battleground

Democrats will find themselves on defense in dozens of districts the party captured in 2018, including 31 districts President Trump won in 2016. Already, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified 36 members for its Frontline program, which protects endangered incumbents.

Debate Moderators Asked to Include Social Security Question in Next Debate

Is Social Security a vitally important American program? Yes. Does it deserve to be the focus of at least one meaningful question to be included during the next Democratic Presidential Primary Debate this month? Absolutely. Here’s what I’d like to suggest:

How Amy Klobuchar Would Improve Care for Seniors

Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Friday released a multifaceted plan to improve care for seniors — including lowering prescription drug costs, strengthening retirement funds and Social Security benefits.

Houston Chronicle: Houston to Host Third Democratic Presidential Debate

Presidential hopefuls will flock to Houston in September for the third Democratic debate, party officials announced Tuesday. ABC News will host the political back-and-forth on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. A second broadcast will be through Univision with a Spanish translation, the network said.

NBC: Biden/Sanders, Warren/O’Rourke to be Center Stage at First Debate

The candidates with the highest polling averages will stand side-by-side at the NBC-sponsored face-off on June 26 and 27.The 10 participants for each night were selected in a drawing at NBC News’ headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Friday. The podium placements were based on each of the candidates’ qualifying public polling through Wednesday, June 12. The placements started with top polling candidates beginning at the center positions, with lower polling contenders being placed closer to the edges of the stage.

Politico: It’s 2 Primaries Now: Biden and Everyone Else

The emergence of the dual-track primary reflects a turning point in the campaign. For months, the primary had unfolded at a cautious distance – a wash of candidates largely sidestepping each other as they swept into early nominating states and onto the nation’s airwaves. But the unexpected resilience and seeming durability of Biden’s candidacy has forced a quickening of the pace.

Wall St Journal: American Voters Have a Simple Health-Care Message for 2020: Just Fix It!

Now, fearful of pushing too hard, some Democratic presidential candidates—including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey—are distancing themselves from some ideas welcomed by their base, including a plan to provide government care to everyone, known as Medicare for All. That plan and others are seen as extreme by many Republicans and less-liberal Democrats.

Democrats Roll Out $90 Million Super PAC Aimed at Swing States

The nation’s largest super PAC devoted to grassroots Democratic turnout is launching its organizing efforts earlier than ever in seven swing states with a new campaign director and its largest budget to date: $80 million to $90 million.

Missouri District 2 Challenger Gets National Seniors’ Group Endorsement

Twenty-nine year-old lawyer and advocate Cort VanOstran has garnered the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

District 16 Democrat DiNicola Wins Endorsement of National Seniors’ Group

Attorney Ron DiNicola has received the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in his bid to unseat Rep. Mike Kelly in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional district.

New Jersey Republican Wins Endorsement of National Seniors’ Advocacy Group

Republican Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) has won the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in his re-election bid.

Seniors’ Advocacy Group Endorses Five New Social Security & Medicare Champions

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has endorsed five new candidates for the U.S. House in Congressional districts spanning the country:  Abigail Spanberger (VA-01); Jessica Morse (CA-04); Haley Stevens (MI-11); Nancy Soderberg (FL-06); and Alyse Galvin (AK-At Large).

McAdams Wins Endorsement of Major National Seniors Group

Salt Lake County mayor Ben McAdams has garnered the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare in his bid to unseat Utah Rep. Mia Love.

Donnelly Wins Endorsement of Social Security and Medicare Advocacy Group

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare enthusiastically endorses Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) for re-election this November.

The Guardian: Why are so Few US Politicians from the Working Class?

Contrary to the ideal of a government of and by the people, new research shows Americans are almost always governed by the very privileged.

Attention West VA Residents:  “What’s at Stake for Seniors?”

Town Hall meetings on what you need to know In the 2018 elections.

Internal RNC Poll: Complacent Trump Voters May Cost GOP Control of Congress

A private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek contains alarming news for Republicans hoping to hold on to control of Congress in November: Most Trump supporters don’t believe there’s a threat that Democrats will win back the House.

Kathleen Williams Hosts Discussion on Preserving Social Security

Democratic U.S. House candidate Kathleen Williams hosted an informational session on the nation’s Social Security program Wednesday, explaining the nuts and bolts of it and possible actions Congress is taking that threaten the program’s funding.

Kelly Holds Town Hall in Waterloo

Brendan Kelly, Democratic candidate for the 12th Congressional District, hosted a town hall meeting in Waterloo last Wednesday.

Kelly, who serves as St. Clair County State’s Attorney, used the meeting to talk with voters primarily about Social Security and Medicare. He is running against incumbent U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) in the Nov. 6 election.

How the Public Sees the Value of Women in Washington

AMERICANS don’t like the way Congress is doing its job, and voters aren’t happy with congressional leaders in either party. Could women fix the institution – or at least heal its lack of public faith?