Running for President

Joe Biden Begins Taking Money for a 2020 Presidential Campaign

The New York Times reports that “[f]ormer Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has begun accepting financial donations for a 2020 presidential campaign,” with “[t]wo fund-raising solicitations, circulated by Democratic donors in California and Pennsylvania” indicating that Biden’s campaign committee would be called “Biden for President.” Such solicitations for candidacy, as opposed to “testing the waters”…

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Michael Bennet Says Cancer Has Persuaded Him to Run for President

The Atlantic reports that Senator Michael Bennet “responded to his prostate-cancer diagnosis, announced last week, by planning trips here to New Hampshire and to Iowa on Monday . . . . The Colorado senator told me that his own health helped persuade him to run, and to lean in on talking about health care. While he…

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Common Cause Files DOJ & FEC Complaints Apparent “Straw Donor” Contributions to Trump Campaign

On March 18, 2019, Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging reason to believe that a Florida businesswoman violated campaign finance laws by enlisting and reimbursing “straw donors” tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions related to the reelection efforts of Donald Trump. The New York Times reported March 16,…

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