Sparked by his narrow defeat in a Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke is scrambling the 2020 presidential primary field, freezing Democratic donors and potential campaign staffers in place as they await word of his plans. Even prior to O’Rourke’s meteoric rise, many Democratic fundraisers had approached the large number of 2020 contenders with apprehension, fearful of committing early to one candidate. But the prospect of a presidential bid by O’Rourke, whose charismatic Senate candidacy captured the party’s imagination, has suddenly rewired the race.Story Continued Below O’Rourke — who raised a stunning $38 million in the third quarter of his race — is widely considered capable of raising millions of dollars quickly, according to interviews with multiple Democratic money bundlers and strategists, catapulting him into the upper echelons of the 2020 campaign. Mikal Watts, a San Antonio-based lawyer and major Democratic money bundler, said … [Read more...] about ‘He’s Barack Obama, but white’: Beto O’Rourke blows up the 2020 Democratic primary
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Ethan Sears Special to Detroit Free Press Published 5:33 PM EST Nov 18, 2018 UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Jon Teske is a quiet person. But when he’s excited, the junior lets you – and the whole arena – know it. At the close of a 14-2 run to end the first half in Michigan basketball’s 66-47 win over Providence, Teske had a putback dunk after Zavier Simpson missed a layup and showed some emotion. So did U-M’s reserves, getting up, getting excited and letting the Friars know it after a chippy 20 minutes. For the first two years of his college career, Teske’s demeanor reflected his play. He didn’t play much, even last year as Moritz Wagner’s primary backup. Outside of the Big Ten championship game against Purdue, most of what he did was ancillary to the Wolverines’ success. When Simpson was asked about that display of emotion after Sunday's game, Teske – sitting to the junior guard’s right – looked down and to the … [Read more...] about Michigan basketball: Jon Teske game, personality blossoming
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Joshua Miller and Matt Stout Globe Staff November 14, 2018 And now . . . 2022.In Massachusetts, where politics is both blood sport and parlor game, it’s never too early to think about who might run for governor in four years.Okay, okay, it’s too early! But days after Governor Charlie Baker won a resounding reelection victory, political insiders, prodded by the Globe, are already talking about who might run next time around. Advertisement In interviews with 22 of them (22 on ’22!), Attorney General Maura T. Healey, a Democrat who just won a second term, is beloved by the grass roots, and has cut something of a national profile, is running a mile ahead of the pack. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more … [Read more...] about It’s way too soon to wonder who will run for Massachusetts governor in 2022. Or is it?
Elections The retiring Arizona senator isn't ruling out a 2020 bid. John Kasich or Ben Sasse would be good, too, he said. Jeff Flake said Friday that a Republican needs to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2020. And it might be him. Flake gave at least some credence to the widespread speculation that he might mount a quixotic primary campaign against Trump, given the retiring senator’s public fretting about the state of the party. The Arizona GOP senator, who has visited New Hampshire recently, is decidedly keeping his name out there. Story Continued Below “I’ve not ruled it out. I’ve not ruled it in. Just, somebody needs to run on the Republican side,” Flake said on Friday in a lengthy conversation with POLITICO and The Hill on Friday. Flake said both outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse could give Trump a credible challenge. Flake insisted that Trump’s popularity in the party is … [Read more...] about Flake floats GOP primary run against Trump: ‘Somebody needs to run’
Updated 11:49 pm CST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November 2018 election from left, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley. FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November 2018 election from left, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley. Photo: Jeff Roberson, AP FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks during a campaign rally in Bridgeton, Mo. McCaskill faces Republican Josh Hawley in her re-election bid in the Nov. 6 election. less FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks during a campaign rally in Bridgeton, Mo. McCaskill faces Republican Josh Hawley in her re-election bid in the Nov. 6 ... more … [Read more...] about The Latest: Voters OK measure related to bingo games