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.
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.
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.
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-…
-- 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.
Paxton, Cruz, Cornyn, LG Patrick, Abbott and a whole lot of others are here
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 ...
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 ...
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).
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…
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.)
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."