2020 Race Reset: Which Democrat Underdogs Are Still In It?

In the 2020 Race Reset series, we’re taking a fresh look at the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination as we approach the start of the primaries. We’re also examining what we got right and what we got wrong in our Preview series, published in January 2019. In part two, we’re looking at the candidates we identified as middle-tier underdogs. Where are they now? Michael Bloomberg  Bloomberg said in March 2019 that he would not run for president. But speculation picked up in the fall that Bloomberg would enter after all amid front runner Joe Biden’s various struggles. In November 2019,

Democrats Want Your Tax Dollars to Fund Their Campaigns — Here’s How

One of the stranger policy ideas to emerge ahead of the 2020 presidential election is Democrats’ newfound insistence that our tax dollars be used to support their candidates. First there was H.R.1, Democrats’ flagship legislation in the 116th Congress. As I previously reported, this bill would (among many, many other awful provisions): …use your tax dollars to fund candidates you don’t agree with or whose policy stances you may be morally opposed to. This is done via a six-to-one match of federal dollars for campaign contributions of less than $200. Democrats are confident they can exploit this to their advantage

2020 Preview: Could One of These Democrat Underdogs Pull an Upset?

Last week, we began our preview of the 2020 presidential primaries by looking at the front runners for the Democratic nomination. In this next part of our series, we’re looking at the middle tier of candidates who are reaching more than 1 percent in early polls. These are the candidates who would have a decent shot at the nomination but will need to separate themselves from the pack to compete with the big names like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. Michael Bloomberg One of the top ten wealthiest people in the world with a