With the entrance Tuesday of Montana Democratic Governor Steve Bullock in the 2020 presidential race, Democratic voters are urging the nearly two dozen White House hopefuls to reconsider their campaigns and set their sights on a Senate seat instead of the Oval Office.
Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted his strategy was to wait for all the other Democrats to enter the race before declaring his candidacy. That was nearly three weeks ago, and two more candidates have since announced their candidacy.
Some Americans, presumably Democrats, are taking to Twitter to urge some of the 23-candidate strong field to reconsider, and run for the Senate instead. Others are made a plea asking party favorites, like Stacey Abrams, to run for Senate.
It’s not an unreasonable request for candidates who want to serve the public.
The 2020 elections will include 34 U.S. Senate seats. 22 of them are currently held by Republicans, and many Republicans are rather unpopular, especially those who have tied their fates to President Donald Trump.
And given that the Senate is currently under the control of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, many on the left desperately want to grab control of the chamber. McConnell has greatly enabled President Trump, and is packing the federal courts with his extremist nominees, and at a rate not seen in modern history. He’s also said many bills from the Democratically-controlled House will be DOA, bragging he will be the “Grim Reaper.”
Here’s the current list of 23 top tier Democrats running for President. In bold are seven current sitting U.S. Senators:
Daniel Nichanian offers this example:
O’Rourke, Hickenlooper, Bullock, and Castro, who could run for Senate against GOP incumbents (in TX/CO/MT/TX) but are running for president instead, are polling at 2%, 1%, 0%, and 0%. https://t.co/M35Toxuxs2
— Taniel (@Taniel) May 12, 2019
And here’s a look at some others urging Democrats to withdraw from the presidential race and run for Senate:
There are only four or five Dems that have any shot at the nomination. Probably fewer than that. If you are one of the other 17 or 18 running and you can, please go run for the Senate in your home state and beat a Republican.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) May 14, 2019
Can some of these folks running for president PLEASE run for Senate instead?
— Holy Bullies (@holybullies) May 14, 2019
Democrats you can run for Senate you know
— Adam P (@Pulvinator) May 14, 2019
👖 DEMOCRATIC PARTY
🗣 WHITE MEN
💵 ITCHING FOR
forget about the presidency. go run for the Senate and make sure you make saving Voting Rights and abolishing the Electoral College part of your platform
— Liza Sabater 🇵🇷👸🏾🌹 (@blogdiva) May 14, 2019
Dear Democrats: YOU’RE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO RUN FOR SENATE INSTEAD OF PRESIDENT.
— Willow 🍞🎪🔥 (@RockShrimp) May 14, 2019
can people please run for senate and not president pic.twitter.com/OiqzECNXtN
— Adam J. Smith (@AdamJSmithGA) May 14, 2019
Beto, just fucking run for Senate, my dude. Everybody will go back to loving you, I promise.
— Henry Kraemer 🌹🌇🚎 (@HenryKraemer) May 14, 2019
Beto is polling at 2%. He could beat Cornyn in TX.
Hickenlooper is polling at 1%. He could beat Gardner in CO.
Bullock is polling at 0%. He could beat Daines in MT.
Stacey Abrams isn’t even running. She could beat Perdue in GA.
We *need* the Senate in 2020.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 12, 2019
Beto: you’re job here is done. You paved the way for Buttigieg. Now back home and run for Senate instead.
— John Bechard (@JohnBechard) May 14, 2019
And lest we believe twitter is not real life, these are exactly the comments you hear over and over again in Montana if you talk to people outside the governor’s immediate bubble.
— Kathleen McLaughlin (@kemc) May 9, 2019
Almost every reply to this is “run for Senate” https://t.co/S4unETucaj
— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) May 14, 2019
Republican Steve Daines of Montana is up for reelection. Fucking run for Senate, not president, @GovernorBullock
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) May 13, 2019
Yes! Run for the senate
— Carol Layne (@keddle01) May 14, 2019
1. Who’s that?
3. Go get ‘em Cory Booker!
4. … and who’s that?
5. Mayor Pete
6. Julian Castro
7. … who’s that again?
8. Never Tulsi
9.Never Never Gillibrand
11. Hickenlooper needs to run for Senate
— Nancy Koerner (@downboy1013) May 14, 2019
Dem 2020 candidates ranked:
— Cameron Walkup (@cbwalkup) May 14, 2019
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Warren Loudly Cheered for Saying the Only Candidates on Stage ‘Who Have Won Every Single Election They’ve Been in Are the Women’
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren appears to have had the best moment of the night at Tuesday Democratic debate. When asked to discuss the current story of the day – can a woman become president in the United States? – Warren appears to have scored big, based on the debate audience’s reaction.
“Senator Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?” she was asked.
“I disagreed,” Warren said, appearing to take a breath before responding. “Bernie is my friend, and I’m not here to try to fight with Bernie.”
“But look. This question about whether or not a woman can be president has been raised and it’s time for us to attack it, head on. I think the best way to talk about who can win is by looking at people’s winning records. So, can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively they have lost ten elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women.”
Warren was greeted with loud cheers.
Warren also added that “the real danger that we face as Democrats is picking a candidate who can’t pull our party together or someone who takes for granted big parts of the Democratic constituency.”
"Can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the electability of women #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/s7FxcrYpJU
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) January 15, 2020
Trump Tries to Manufacture a Warren-Sanders ‘Feud’ While Falsely Claiming ‘Everybody Knows Her Campaign Is Dead’
President Donald Trump, under fire for assassinating Qasem Soleimani then apparently lying about why he made the decision to kill the top Iranian general is trying to change the national narrative by targeting his Democratic opponents.
After attacking billionaire Mike Bloomberg earlier Monday morning while lying about protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions, Trump turned his attention to his two of his top political rivals.
Taking advantage of the current media narrative that Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren – who some claim share a supporter base – have started to “attack” each other, Trump tried to manufacture an all-out “feud.”
After misspelling his racist nickname for Senator Warren, Trump lied about the state of her presidential prospects.
“Everybody knows her campaign is dead,” he tweeted, which is false. “Elizabeth is very angry at Bernie. Do I see a feud brewing?”
Bernie Sander’s volunteers are trashing Elizabeth “Pocahontus” Warren. Everybody knows her campaign is dead and want her potential voters. Mini Mike B is also trying, but getting tiny crowds which are all leaving fast. Elizabeth is very angry at Bernie. Do I see a feud brewing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020
In fact, in poll after poll, when asked who their second-choice candidate is, Warren tops the list. While recently losing several points in nationwide and state polls, Warren is consistently in the top three, as RealClearPolitics proves.
Currently FiveThirtyEight places the chances of Biden winning the Democratic presidential nomination at 2 in 5. Sanders at 1 in 4. Warren at 1 in 8. And Buttigieg at 1 in 10.
MSNBC’s Shannon Pettypiece on-air reports that the Trump campaign has decided to attack Sen. Sanders “policies” and “character.”
“It seems,” she said Monday morning,” that this is essentially the Trump campaign “trying to put their finger on the scale of the Democratic primary.”
But Pettypiece says Trump targeting Sanders is more of an attempt to give the Vermont Independent Senator “a boost in the primaries,” given that any time Trump attacks a Democrat it tends to strengthen their poll numbers.
Booker Out (Video)
U.S. Senator Cory Booker has just dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary, citing challenging fundraising efforts.
It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’m suspending my campaign for president.
To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot—thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together. pic.twitter.com/Fxvc549vlJ
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 13, 2020
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