NEW: This weekend, as he did for COVID relief, @BernieSanders asked supporters to donate to various causes in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. According to the Sanders campaign, they have raised “nearly $1.5 million” since asking supporters for support Sunday night.
.@staceyabrams gets real about voting, racism and the future of America in an op-ed for ESSENCE.
“We must dispel myths that give primacy to the archetype of a working-class White man in Ohio who voted for Reagan in 1980, and instead expand our polity.”
-An excerpt of @staceyabrams’ upcoming book on building a winning coalition.
Speaking to @GUPolitics CCM elaborates, citing the need to serve NV during COVID:
"I was voted in by the people of NV to represent them for six years [...] My fight is in the Senate on behalf of the state of NV, that's my commitment and I can't walk away from that right now."
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NEW: @staceyabrams endorses 7 senate Dem challengers. Notably, no IA, MT, or second GA endorsement (already endorsed Rev. Warnock).
Remember, Abrams declined Schumer’s solicitation to run.
Instead of subsidizing COBRA — which would be a massive giveaway to the health insurance industry — Medicare must be empowered to pay all of the health care bills of the uninsured and under-insured until this crisis is over.
Here's Biden on MSNBC last night talking about the need to expand COBRA "while the pandemic lasts"; adds that he plans for a "Medicare-like" public option.
He was asked if COVID-19 has changed his perspective on Medicare for all:
.@fshakir told me Sanders spent hours deciding who would go on the task forces and didn’t pick any “shrinking violets” but also chose people who will actually compromise. He said the Biden campaign seems to be taking progressive input seriously with these panels.
"On his worst day [@JoeBiden's] 1000x better than Trump on his best day, so I'm strongly supporting Joe."
-@BernieSanders tells @costareports
Sanders goes on to say he's going to fight against current healthcare system and will do his best to move Biden towards M4A
New: @megynkelly pressed #TaraReade on 3 big Qs raised about her claims:
-Doubts on location of alleged assault
-Asked about her recent praise for @JoeBiden
-Is her timing political? ("Everything's political," she responds) EXACTS below via @Bidar411 @NicoleSganga
A senior advisor to @KamalaHarris tells me that there is “no record of any request from a Tara Reade or an Alexandra Tara Reade.” The advisor adds that they would take a request of that sort very seriously.
"I am not going to deny my agency or pretend that I do not want something, or that I'm not capable of something, simply because of tradition that never imagined me."
Asked about "campaigning" for VP on this livestream @staceyabrams continues to defend her tactics.