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Mar 17 4 tweets 2 min read
Earlier today, Rep. Chuy García endorsed Brandon Johnson, bringing two Latino state lawmakers and City Council members along with him.

Given García's first-place finish in many majority-Latino precincts in the city, this could have some juice for Johnson among Latino voters. ImageImageImage There was some tension between Johnson and García prior to the runoff.

Many progressives blamed García for getting in the race late, clogging the left's lane.

Mar 16 8 tweets 3 min read
Scoop: @ClyburnSC06 is endorsing @Brandon4Chicago in the Chicago mayoral race, providing the progressive contender a critical boost in his showdown with centrist Paul Vallas.

Clyburn has already been bundling money for him for weeks.

huffpost.com/entry/jim-clyb… via @HuffPostPol Johnson met with Clyburn in Selma, Alabama, and they developed a personal bond made stronger by their shared background as former teachers and sons of pastors.

Johnson also met with President Biden while he was there.
Nov 6, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
.@benwallacewells talked to Republican insiders about why they think Tuesday is going to be a "bloodbath" for Democrats.

newyorker.com/news/the-polit… The key takeaway: GOPers believe that the Dobbs decision prompted more Democratic "super voters" to participate in polls, at once inflating Dem share of likely electorate, and encouraging Dems to over-rely on abortion rights, Jan. 6, and democracy themes as their salience faded.
Nov 5, 2022 10 tweets 6 min read
New: Facing Republican Joe O’Dea, a construction CEO critical of Trump, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has emphasized economic policy differences.

My look at how Bennet, a Child Tax Credit champion, is running as a critic of "trickle-down economics": huffpost.com/entry/michael-… Some highlights:
-- Even in increasingly blue Colorado, Bennet's tax-centric populism -- complete with denunciations of Reagan and "neoliberalism" -- is unique. Polis and Hickenlooper sound different.
-- He embraces the Bernie left's analysis that inequality gave oxygen o Trump.
Sep 9, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
I’m at the Port Authority bus station in Manhattan this morning covering the arrival of more buses of asylum seekers sent by Texas. The people in green unloading the truck are from @MasbiaRelief, whose founder @AlexRapaport pitched me on covering this.
May 25, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
I spoke to the press conference attendee who interrupted Beto to say “That’s propaganda bro.” He’s conservative and has lost a relative in the attack. Please be kind. Cody Ytuarte, a carpenter from Harper, Texas, is in town because a cousin Kendall Olivera was shot and survived, and two other distant cousins whose names escape him were killed.
May 25, 2022 15 tweets 4 min read
Awaiting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, AG Paxton and one or more senators — in Uvalde HS auditorium. Image Paxton, Cruz, Cornyn, LG Patrick, Abbott and a whole lot of others are here Image
May 25, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
I drove from Laredo to cover the shooting. Not much to add right now but here’s a photo of Jennifer Click who lives in Bandera and wanted to just show support for her neighbors. She’s outside the civic center where families were coming to get information about their kids. Scene from inside the civic center courtesy of P.J. Talavera, a martial arts instructor in town who came to help out. Periodically a family would emerge wailing and crying.
May 6, 2022 24 tweets 5 min read
I have yet to meet anyone here who is a firm supporter of Dr. Oz. In fact, there’s a whole section of people that boos every time he appears on screen. Catch it at the end of this video. Carrie Hamley, a Greensburg small business owner supporting Kathy Barnett, explained to me why they’re booing.
Mar 18, 2022 14 tweets 8 min read
New: How gas price hikes present political challenges and opportunities for the climate left. (w/ ⁦@AlexCKaufman⁩) huffpost.com/entry/joe-bide… As @daveweigel noted, the same Democratic president who mothballed Keystone XL and pushed for Build Back Better is now taking short-terms steps to increase drilling, putting ascendant climate progressives in a bind ...

Mar 17, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
I was just talking with someone who expressed confidence that whoever wins the Democratic nomination in the new NY-11 -- Biden +~10 -- would win in November.

But people forget how brutal partisan waves can be ... ... In a Sept. 2011 special election to replace Anthony Weiner, Republican Bob Turner won NY-9 by a solid 6 points: nytimes.com/2011/09/14/nyr…
Sep 2, 2021 14 tweets 7 min read
New w/ @robillard: Building trades unions are teaming up with Big Pharma to beat back a Democratic bill empowering the federal government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. huffpost.com/entry/building… via @HuffPostPol For more than 15 years, the pharmaceutical industry and the building trades unions -- as well as the cop and firefighters unions who have zero relationship to pharma -- have operated a joint advocacy group called the Pharmaceutical Industry Labor-Management Association (PILMA).
Sep 2, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
In the course of research on a totally different union-corporate political partnership, I'm reminded of the super PAC, American Working Families, which spent more than $1 million in support of Richie Neal during the 2020 primary ...

opensecrets.org/races/outside-… ... Most of American Working Families' donors are unions.

There are also a bunch of corporations like Dominion Energy; trade groups for doctors that benefited from surprise billing (anesthesia, pathology); and donors like Robert and Jonathan Kraft.

Aug 14, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
I want to thank every brave person who came forward to speak to me despite the professional risks I still believe that this story would look a lot different if Jeff Weaver had not been the only aide to go on record -- and more importantly, to coordinate an organized press pushback.

There are lots of people who had stories to tell who were afraid of retribution.
Aug 14, 2021 27 tweets 13 min read
New: Nina Turner has said that "corporatist" money backing her opponent is responsible for her defeat.

But Turner and IEs backing her outraised Shontel Brown and her IEs. Turner still went dark on TV at a key moment.

My look at Turner's mistakes: huffpost.com/entry/how-shon… Here are the TV competitives from May onward. Apologies for the small sizing designed to fit a lot of weeks in.
Jul 31, 2021 32 tweets 9 min read
Stefane Goard got a city job through Councilman Kevin Conwell who endorsed Nina. Connell’s word matters to him. *Stefan — my mistake
Jul 29, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
New: The Democratic establishment and the activist left both have a lot on the line in Tuesday's primary election between Nina Turner and Shontel Brown.

My curtain raiser:
huffpost.com/entry/nina-tur… via @HuffPostPol .@SeanMcElwee notes: Since Biden's election, the left has lost La.-2, Va. Gov., and NYC mayoral.

“Each race has its own unique circumstances, but the broader narrative is that under the Biden presidency, progressives need an election message that resonates with our base voters.” Image
Jul 29, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
I just heard @bobpetersonfarm speak to a group of supporters in Chilicothe.

He’s an 8th-generation corn and soybean farmer and state senator running to succeed Steve Stivers, who left just a few months ago. Special election is Tuesday. This is a race w/ 11 candidates. One backed by Stivers (Jeff LaRe), one backed by Trump (Mike Carey), and backed by Rand Paul (Ron Hood).

Peterson is likely most traditional conservative — furthest right record per @ACUConservative and endorsed by @ohiolife.

Will it be enough?
Jul 28, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
New @ninaturner ad attacking @ShontelMBrown references donations to Brown from top Republicans, including Robert Kraft: Kraft and the former Cuyahoga County GOP chairman have indeed given to Brown: cleveland.com/open/2021/07/n…
Jul 27, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) will join Frequency Therapeutics CEO David Lucchino, who donated $3,900 to Auchincloss's 2020 campaign, for a chat on biopharma next Tuesday sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association. hbsab.org/s/1738/cc/21/p… ImageImage Lucchino's giving history is pretty standard Democratic stuff, though he has given to the Mass. Biotech Council PAC and the Advanced Medical Technology Association PAC. (When his name appears in the screenshot as someone from Pa., it's someone else, so ignore.) ImageImage
Jul 27, 2021 18 tweets 9 min read
New from @Robillard and me: A look at how, over a few years, the new antitrust crusaders gained traction in both parties, and won the support of Joe Biden from "the corporate state of Delaware."

huffpost.com/entry/how-joe-… via @HuffPostPol Some news: @barrywlynn of @openmarkets says getting influence was "like pushing a boulder up the hill" until Elizabeth Warren reached out for a meeting. Lynn brought Teddy Downey, Lina Khan and Jonathan Kanter.

Warren gave a speech afterward that put the movement on the map. ImageImageImage