2020: Wayne Messam, the Mayor of Miramar (pop: 140k) is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Messam is a child of Jamaican immigrants and unseated a 16-year incumbent to win his current position. He checks off all the right progressive talking points, with a local gun-free zone, opposition to oil drilling in the Everglades and of course, Miramar is a safe city for illegal immigrants. Puke.
2020: Shots fired, shots fired! Senator Pocahontas this weekend said she believed former NV State Rep. Lucy Flores, who alleged that she was inappropriately touched by Joe Biden at a rally in Nevada, and that Uncle Joe needed to give an answer to the allegations. Expect more of this from the progressive left, as there’s plenty of unused Biden-related ammunition out there for the picking; only yesterday a Connecticut woman claimed he touched her at a 2009 fundraiser.
2020: Flavor-of-the-month Pete Buttigieg (D) was the first of the 2020 candidates to reveal his pickings for the first quarter of 2019, having raised more than $7 million. In mid-March, he announced he had 76K donors and that 98% of the donations were $200 or less. Shortly thereafter came news that Sen. Kamala Harris (D) had raised $12 million.
2020: Former VA Gov., Clinton confidante and money collector extraordinaire Terry McAuliffe (D) says he is “very close” to deciding on a presidential run and that if he goes for it, Virginia’s “renaissance” would be front and center for his campaign.
Electoral College: A group of Senate Dems will introduce legislation this week to abolish the Electoral College through a constitutional amendment. The bill is backed by Senators Brian Schatz, Dick Durbin, Dianne Feinstein and of course presidential contender Kirsten Gillibrand who will grasp at any idea to get traction for her flailing campaign. Earlier, Sens. Pocahontas, Harris and Booker and Rep. Beto O’Rourke have voiced their support for the idea. However, Sen. Tim Kaine (D), who was the victim of the EC in 2016, warned in a speech in Louisville, KY yesterday, that small states “really like” the Electoral College, and that there was therefore little chance of getting rid of it….