Democrats claim they have the enthusiasm edge heading into the November midterm election, but an appearance today by DNC Chairman Tom Perez may leave many wondering if that’s true.
Perez appeared at Plaza Fiesta, an “indoor Latin shopping mall” in Atlanta, stumping on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
DNC Chair Tom Perez is here on Buford Highway addressing Hispanic voters. Starting out in Spanish, he said his brother was born here and his father was stationed at Fort McPherson. pic.twitter.com/wws1cozHOX
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 75-year-old rumored Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, is won’t be campaigning as planned for Democrats in Illinois because of “doctor’s orders” to limit travel.
Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association President Doug House announced Tuesday night that Biden will not attend the Illinois State Fair’s Democrat Day on Thursday to stump for gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, just days after organizers expanded the event to accommodate more people.
“Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor’s orders not to travel,” House said in a statement published by CapitolFax.com.
Omarosa Manigault tried to play Hardball, but now its three strikes and she’s out of credibility.
Manigault appeared on the MSNBC program “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on Monday to promote her new book, which centers on an alleged recording of President Trump using the n-word in a derogatory fashion during his time as host of The Apprentice.
Omarosa Manigault assured Greta Van Sustren, “I know (Trump) personally, and certainly he is not a racist.”
That was Manigault’s take when she was on Team Trump, before she became the disgruntled former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison following her December departure from the White House.
In the last two weeks, Manigault has promoted her new book with allegations the president is a racist, and it’s easy to see why some are questioning her credibility. Conservative YouTube personality Mark Dice offered the most obvious example of the reality television star’s contradicting comments in a video posted to Twitter Sunday.
Omarosa before trying to make a quick million off the useful idiots she's hoping will buy her book: "I know him personally, and certainly he is not a racist." pic.twitter.com/vNQPhKGfvu
A rival for Minnesota Attorney General is piling on by sharing a Facebook post that is accusing DNC Vice Chairman Keith Ellison of “domestic abuse.”
This post was brought to my attention because I was tagged in this post. Domestic Violence is never ok. The incidents described are troubling. I call on Keith Ellison to answer these allegations.https://t.co/CQ1LSVfZqf
A new Zogby Analytics poll shows 52 percent think it’s “time for special counsel Robert Mueller to wrap up his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election,” compared to 30 percent who disagree and 18 percent who aren’t sure.
The pollster breaks down the numbers:
Overall, more than half of respondents wanted special counsel Robert Mueller to end the probe into Russian meddling; nearly a third do not, and 18% are not sure. Majories and pluralities of most demographics agreed that it was time for Mueller to wrap up his investigation.
Of course, Trump’s base supported this idea the most – men (56% yes/31% no), voters age 50-64 (61% yes/28% no), voters who earn more than $150k (59% yes/34% no), NASCAR fans (67% yes/16% no), and Walmart shoppers (61% yes/26% no).
But interestingly, even groups sympathetic to democrats felt it was time to end the probe. Pluralities of younger Millennials age 18-29 (36% yes/31% no), older Millennials age 25-34 (43% yes/31% no), Hispanics (50% yes/26% no), women (49% yes/28% no), and Independents (47% yes/29% no) felt it’s time for Mueller to wrap up his probe.
Shockingly, a third of democrats wanted the probe to end (32% yes/49% no)!