Beto O’Rourke is lost. The former Democratic congressman, who unsuccessfully challenged Ted Cruz in last year’s election, has spent the last few weeks in a confused and melancholy state. Something possessed him to live-stream a recent dental cleaning, perhaps the grossest introduction of a potential presidential candidate in the nation’s history. He gave an interview to the Washington Post where the only specific plank in his immigration platform was opposition to President Trump’s border wall. In the same interview, he mused that the Constitution may no longer apply to the United States, since we’re an “empire” with troops deployed around the globe and “trading agreements.”
The official Twitter account of the Georgia Democratic Party declared Republican Brian Kemp to be an “asterisk governor” who oversaw a “stolen election” as he prepares to take office.
Residents of Newark, N.J., had unkind words to say about Cory Booker, their former mayor, and his White House ambitions.
Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) sent an email Monday encouraging people to donate money for disaster relief in response to wildfires raging across California, but he did not disclose the included links directed users to the website of Democratic group ActBlue.
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is considering mounting a longshot legal challenge that could potentially force a new governor’s race, a maneuver her opponent is calling “beyond desperate.”
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel slammed prominent Democrats on Thursday for their “desperate rhetoric” suggesting Brian Kemp is stealing the Georgia governor’s race.
Two potential 2020 Democratic White House contenders are accusing Georgia Republicans of stealing the governor’s race from Democrat Stacey Abrams.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) joked Wednesday that his Democratic counterpart, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), could have an “attendance problem” as several Senate Democrats with presidential aspirations are likely to begin campaigning in the coming months.