OK, everybody is rested up, so let’s head to the Nov. 3 General Election and elect Dems!
But first, we have to acknowledge the strong slate of Democrats that advanced in Tuesday’s Primary.
Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, sailed to victory, while Chris Janicek won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a race that saw seven candidates vying for the nomination.
In the race for Congressional District 2, Kara Eastman, who barely lost her 2018 bid for the seat, won the nomination. Meanwhile, state Sen. Kate Bolz won the CD1 nomination.
In addition, 19 candidates advanced in Legislative contests and scores of Dems made it through in other races.
Congrats to all.
Due to the coronavirus, the NDP eschewed the traditional watch parties and hosted a Facebook Live event to watch election returns and let candidates address supporters.
There were a few minor technical hiccups, but the event was a huge success.
Back in Washington, President Trump keeps pushing for states to reopen as the coronavirus pandemic still presents a significant threat.
Trump has been increasingly annoyed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, who has been publicly tempering 45’s rush to reopen. Remember, it was Trump who disregarded a nearly 70-page pandemic response guide prepared by the Obama administration.
Trump, you see, says he likes to listen to his “gut.” As you recall, Trump got his start with millions of dollars in loans from his dad and then managed to fail in almost every business venture he launched. That list includes one nearly-impossible accomplishment of allowing his casinos to lurch into bankruptcy.
Blogger John Pavlovitz has had it.
“This President didn’t create this virus, but he ignored it, denied it, minimized it, joked about it, weaponized it, politicized it, exacerbated it.
He systematically removed qualified people and replaced them with genuflecting, sycophantic traitors — or with no one at all.
He generated a steady stream of partisan attacks and conspiracy theories and abject lies created in the moment, and the kind of “I am smarter than anyone in the room” sermonizing that cult leaders bellow all the way to the terrible and tragic end.
He is culpable for the chaos and the unnecessary illness, and yes the preventable deaths because of it.”
We’re down to 172 days until Nov. 3 — if we live that long.
Democratic leaders from CD1, CD2 and CD3 hev begun meeting to go over the NDP’s proposed 2020-22 Platform.
See our Facebook events page for details.
Vice President Biden’s new ad against Trump is incredibly powerful.
We leave you this week with a rendering by Pat Begley on the not-so-spontaneous protests against stay-at-home orders in several states.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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NOTE: All of the NDP’s in-person events have been postponed until further notice. Check our Facebook page and website for updates. If you had planned to attend any non-NDP events, we urge you to check with the organizers on the status.
May 17-31: Democratic County Conventions