Category: 2024 Elections

Biden campaign dismisses Trump golf challenge: ‘Weird antics’

The Biden campaign dismissed former President Trump’s comments at a rally Tuesday night, where he challenged President Biden to a golf match that would give him a chance to “redeem himself” after a poor debate showing last month. “Joe Biden doesn’t have time for Donald Trump’s weird antics — he’s busy leading America and defending the free world,” Biden campaign spokesperson James Singer responded to…

Pelosi says it’s up to Biden ‘to decide if he’s going to run’

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said it is ultimately up to President Biden “to decide if he’s going to run” as the president faces increasing calls to step aside following a lackluster debate performance last month. “It’s up to the president to decide if he is going to run,” Pelosi said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” when asked if Biden has her support to lead…

Idaho governor announces executive order to tighten up voter registration rules

Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) announced an executive order Tuesday to tighten up voter registration in the state ahead of the election this fall. The order, called the Only Citizens Will Vote Act, will allow the Idaho secretary of state to “take all necessary steps” to prevent noncitizens from registering to vote. “Idaho already has the most secure elections in the nation, and we’re going…

Haberman: Trump advisers had been concerned Project 2025 would become problem

New York Times senior political correspondent Maggie Haberman suggested Monday that former President Trump’s aides had long been worried the Heritage Foundation’s “Project 2025” would become a problem for Trump’s campaign. She noted that Trump’s recent effort to distance himself from the conservative think tank’s lengthy policy platform — with him saying last week he has “nothing to do with them” and doesn’t support many…

California Democrat ‘getting pretty close’ to calling for Biden to step aside

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) on Monday said he’s “getting pretty close” to joining the handful of House Democrats publicly calling on President Biden to withdraw from the race. In an interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Peters said he wants to hear the Biden campaign acknowledge members’ concerns as legitimate and articulate a plan to address falling poll numbers “to win this election and turn…

Biden campaign co-chair says Harris ‘increasing her role’ in reelection effort

Former Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) said Vice President Harris is “increasing her role” in the campaign ahead of November’s election. Richmond, co-chair of the Biden-Harris campaign, said Sunday on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” that the vice president will be stepping up her involvement in the campaign. This comes as the campaign and the White House are still trying to quell concerns about…

Democrats will be defending a slim Senate majority in 2024. Here’s a look at the states where both parties are...

Sen. Jon Tester of Montana is running in one of the most competitive races in the country. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for JDRF The 2024 Senate elections — which will run concurrent with the presidential race — are approaching. Democrats will have to defend several vulnerable incumbents in swing and GOP-heavy states. However, the party has held their own in the last three cycles in navigating…

Julián Castro weighs in on Biden’s first post-debate interview: ‘Not good enough’

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said President Biden’s interview on ABC Friday was “not good enough.” “I think the most chilling was when [George] Stephanopoulos asked him, ‘Well, what if you lose to [former President Trump,] then how are you gonna feel?’ and President Biden said, ‘Well, as long as I gave it my all,’ that basically that he would feel ok,”…

Top business executives call on Biden to end reelection bid: ‘Pass the torch’

A group of top business leaders sent a letter to President Biden Friday urging him to end his reelection campaign in the wake of his poor debate performance last week. As of Friday morning, the letter was signed by 186 people who said they were fearful about the future of the country. “We believe that nothing short of American democracy is at stake this November,…

Newsom: Trump ‘wants to take us back to a pre-1960s world’

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.), one of several high-profile Democratic politicians seen as a possible replacement for President Biden should he leave the presidential race, slammed former President Trump on Thursday, saying he “wants to take us back to a pre-1960s world.” Newsom then said when it comes to “voting rights, civil rights, LGBTQ rights” that the former president “wants” the U.S. to go backwards. “You…

Third House Democrat says Biden should bow out of presidential race

Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.) on Thursday became the third House Democrat to publicly call on President Biden to step out of the presidential race after a weak debate performance last week that left his allies shaken. “President Biden has done enormous service to our country, but now is the time for him to follow in one of our founding father, George Washington’s, footsteps and step…

White House explains ‘We finally beat Medicare’ debate flub

The White House on Wednesday explained what President Biden meant when he misspoke and said “We finally beat Medicare” in last week’s presidential debate. “He meant to say he beat big pharma,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a briefing when asked about the president’s words. “I mean, that’s what he meant to say.” The statement about Medicare by the president last Thursday…

Julián Castro: Biden ‘very likely to lose to Trump,’ should withdraw from race

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro argued Tuesday that President Biden should bow out of the presidential race, predicting that he’s “very likely” to lose to former President Trump in November. Castro, who served under former President Obama and briefly ran against Biden in 2020, was one of the first prominent Democrats to publicly say the president should go after his poor debate…

Bob Good ousted by Trump-backed rival in Virginia nail-biter

House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (R) is projected to narrowly lose his primary in Virginia to Trump-backed challenger John McGuire, delivering the former president a victory in one of the cycle’s most tumultuous nominating contests, according to Decision Desk HQ.  McGuire, a state senator, defeated Good, a two-term House Republican, in the GOP primary for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, after the race dragged on…

Democrat running for Boebert seat in Colorado calls on Biden to withdraw

Democratic congressional candidate Adam Frisch is joining calls for President Biden to withdraw from the 2024 presidential race following his poor showing at the debate last week, arguing Tuesday that it would be “best for the country.” Frisch, who is running for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, said Biden’s performance “only reinforced” the argument that neither Biden or former President Trump should be seeking reelection to…

Nate Silver expects ‘further decline ahead’ in Biden polls after debate

Pollster Nate Silver, the founder of ABC’s FiveThirtyEight, said he expects to see “some further decline” in President Biden’s poll numbers, as post-debate surveys are published in the days and weeks ahead. Silver’s “2024 Silver Bulletin presidential election forecast” tipped slightly in former President Trump’s favor Monday evening, after the first batch of post-debate polls were released. The results proved to be “mostly poor for…

Beshear says he supports Biden as long as president remains in race

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) said Monday he will support President Biden’s reelection bid as long as he remains the Democratic candidate, despite Biden’s “rough” performance in the first presidential debate Thursday night. “The debate performance was rough. It was a very bad night for the president, but he is still the candidate. Only he can make decisions about his future candidacy. So as long…

Axelrod calls talk of replacing Biden ‘irrelevant today’

Democratic strategist David Axelrod on Saturday called discussions about replacing President Biden at the top of the Democratic ticket “irrelevant,” as the party continues to face the fallout from the Thursday night debate. The former Obama White House senior adviser said the appropriate time to have the discussion would have been last year. “Reality check: @JoeBiden is the nominee of the Democratic Party, nominated by…

Biden campaign says debate ‘did not change the horse race’ 

President Biden’s campaign said in a memo Saturday that his poor showing in Thursday night’s presidential debate “did not change the horse race.” “Flash polls from CNN, 538, SurveyUSA, Morning Consult, and Data for Progress show what we expected: The debate did not change the horse race,” Biden campaign Chair Jen O’Malley Dillon said in the memo. “This mirrors what the campaign’s internal post-debate polling…

Biden campaign drops new ad targeting Trump over debate comments

President Biden’s campaign released a new advertisement Friday targeting former President Trump over comments he made during the first presidential debate. “Donald Trump doesn’t care about you,” Biden posted on social media platform X, along with the video. The 29-second advertisement featured clips of Trump from the debate paired with text that outlined why the campaign believes the former president is a danger to democracy….

Carson: Biden debate concerns portray country as ‘rudderless ship’

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said President Biden’s shaky debate performance Thursday portrays the U.S. as a “rudderless ship” on the international stage. Carson, a former Trump administration official joined “The Hill” on NewsNation Friday to discuss questions over Biden’s cognitive ability after concerns spread following Biden’s lackluster performance in the debate against former President Trump. “There are a lot of people…

Obama backs Biden after rough debate performance

Former President Obama urged voters Friday to back President Biden in November despite a poor showing by the president in the previous night’s debate. “Bad debate nights happen. Trust me, I know,” Obama posted on social media platform X. “But this election is still a choice between someone who has fought for ordinary folks his entire life and someone who only cares about himself. Between…

Axelrod to GOP strategists: If Biden is replaced, ‘you guys are in trouble’

Democratic strategist David Axelrod told GOP strategists during a post-debate panel discussion that they would face “trouble” with former President Trump if President Biden is replaced at the top of the Democratic ticket. “If, for whatever reason, there’s a change at the top of the ticket, you guys are in trouble with Donald Trump, because the guy who was up there tonight, is not a…

Winners and losers from the Biden-Trump debate

ATLANTA — One of the most dramatic presidential debates in decades unfurled over more than 90 minutes here on Thursday — and it left Democrats reeling. A hesitant, halting and hoarse President Biden struggled badly in a clash that he had sought in an effort to change the trajectory of a campaign he appears to be narrowly losing. Team Biden hoped a strong performance would…

Jon Stewart says Biden had ‘resting 25th Amendment face’ at debate

“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, broadcasting live after Thursday night’s first general election debate between President Biden and former President Trump, joined the chorus of those pillorying the incumbent over his performance. “Need to call a real estate agent in New Zealand,” Stewart, who recently typically only hosts the Comedy Central show on Mondays, said after playing a clip of Biden trailing off mid-thought…

Live updates: Biden, Trump set for Atlanta showdown

President Biden and Donald Trump are squaring off against each other in their first televised debate of the 2024 campaign in Atlanta, which will be hosted by CNN at 9 p.m. EDT. The stakes are high for both men. Trump holds a narrow lead over Biden nationally at 45 percent to 44 percent, according to a Decision Desk HQ/The Hill aggregate of polls. Biden has…

Trump, progressives suffer a rough night: 5 takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries

Tuesday’s contests in Colorado, New York, South Carolina and Utah saw the first incumbent House Democrat to lose in a primary this cycle, along with several losses for Trump-endorsed candidates.  The progressive wing of the Democratic Party suffered a major blow when Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) lost to Westchester County Executive George Latimer, a moderate, in one of the most tumultuous primaries so far. Meanwhile,…

Clinton: ‘Waste of time’ to try to refute Trump arguments in debate

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it would be a “waste of time” to attempt to debunk former President Trump’s arguments in a debate. Clinton explained in an opinion piece, published Tuesday in The New York Times, that she is the only person to have debated both President Biden and Trump, adding that she knows “the excruciating pressure of walking onto that stage.” She…

Will they curse? How many ‘non-facts’? Betting sites offer Biden-Trump debate wagers

Online sportsbooks are betting big on this week’s highly anticipated debate between President Biden and former President Trump, offering wagers on everything from the candidates’ sartorial choices to whether there will be long pauses or profanity.  One site, BetOnline.ag, is offering more than 40 different options related to Thursday’s presidential debate in Atlanta. Some of the wagers include how many “non-facts” will be uttered by the two…

Sununu suggests Americans view Biden-Trump race, debate as ‘reality television’

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) on Friday quipped Americans see the White House race between President Biden and former President Trump as “reality television,” as the two prepare to square off in a debate next week. “I think one of the challenges we have is so many Americans right now are seeing this entire presidential race unfortunately, more like a reality TV show, right?”…