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Politics Impeachment probe overshadows US 2020 Democratic race

11:50  13 october  2019
11:50  13 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

2020 Is All About The Binary, And That Means Impeachment Could Hurt Democrats

  2020 Is All About The Binary, And That Means Impeachment Could Hurt Democrats The impeachment inquiry challenges Democrats to a delicate balancing act for one critical reason: their effort plays into the GOP's 2020 strategy.The developing impeachment inquiry challenges Democrats to a delicate balancing act for one critical reason: their effort plays into the GOP's 2020 strategy. Much of that strategy involves depicting Democrats as socialists, which is of course a different matter than impeachment. But impeachment fever is easily cast as extremism, and that's in large part why the socialism label stings.

Current State of the Race . Qualified for the fourth debate*. National polling averagePolling Average. But it could also be difficult to bring about major changes in the Democratic race during a period when the news is overwhelmed by the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Thursday, October 3. Race /Topic (Click to Sort). 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination. Politico/Morning Consult. Biden 32, Warren 21, Sanders Fleitz: Stealth Schiff Contact 'Huge Setback' to Dems' Impeachment Push. Tlaib: This is how we are going to arrest Trump’s Cabinet Members.

Joe Biden faces scrutiny over Ukraine, Elizabeth Warren is surging and Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, but recent developments in the Democratic presidential battle are getting minimal attention, swamped by Washington's impeachment obsession.

Pelosi to GOP: We are not dropping impeachment probe

  Pelosi to GOP: We are not dropping impeachment probe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back at Kevin McCarthy, who earlier in the day asked his fellow Californian to drop the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.“I received your letter this morning shortly after the world witnessed President Trump on national television asking yet another foreign power to interfere in the upcoming 2020 elections,” Pelosi said Thursday, referring to Trump’s South Lawn comments in which he called on China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses will be a series of electoral contests organized by the Democratic Party to select the approximately 3,769 pledged delegates to the

We have a new front-runner in the 2020 Democratic primary. She’s the most broadly acceptable Democrat in the race . In a recent NBC poll, she counted 25 percent support each from Website: TomSteyer.com The progressive billionaire best known for leading an impeachment crusade against

Most Democratic candidates are pounding the pavement in early voting states like Iowa, but they are finding little oxygen for the nomination race.

Broadcast and cable news have been dominated by a burgeoning Ukraine scandal that has engulfed the White House and prompted House Democrats to launch an impeachment investigation of possible abuse of power by Trump.

The drama threatens to overshadow what could be a pivotal moment in the Democratic nomination race: Tuesday's three-hour debate with the party's top 12 candidates.

The fourth showdown of the cycle will feature the Democratic dozen clashing on everything from health care and climate to jobs, gun control and foreign policy, as they seek to catch fire with voters.

House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans

  House GOP touts poll showing impeachment advantage for Republicans House GOP leaders are telling their rank-and-file members that impeachment will backfire on Democrats and give the GOP a chance to flip dozens of Democratic-held seats next year.Members were briefed Monday during a call led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on a new poll taken by the House GOP's campaign arm that showed 68 percent of voters see impeachment as being politically motivated."The numbers look good for us," oneMembers were briefed Monday during a call led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on a new poll taken by the House GOP's campaign arm that showed 68 percent of voters see impeachment as being politically motivated.

Here’s our rundown of what happened in the Democratic primary this week, as the candidates gear up for Tuesday’s debate in Ohio. Biden comes out for impeachment . Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. explicitly endorsed impeachment on Wednesday

As Democrats escalate their calls for President Donald Trump’s impeachment , the race to oust the Hanging over all that is an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, one that involves “ We have basically have had a tied race going back several months now,” Andy Smith, a pollster with the

Under normal circumstances the pre-debate chatter would center around whether Biden gets more aggressive against rising star Warren, if Sanders can rebound after health problems, or how second-tier candidates like Senator Kamala Harris or ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke can mount a comeback.

But talk of Trump's fate is the stark new reality, and for lesser Democratic candidates struggling for a breakout moment, their path to the nomination just got harder.

"There is a lot of this impeachment inquiry taking over the narrative, and we're going to see how these Democrats will be able to shape that to their advantage," Mitchell McKinney, director of the Political Communication Institute at University of Missouri, told AFP.

The candidate most impacted by the Ukraine crisis is Biden. A whistleblower complaint at the center of the inquiry alleged that Trump pressured Ukraine's leader on a July 25 call to investigate the US president's Democratic rival.

'Tell the truth ... for a change': ex-President Carter's advice to Trump

  'Tell the truth ... for a change': ex-President Carter's advice to Trump Former Democratic U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to cooperate with Congress' impeachment inquiry, saying his refusal to comply with lawmakers' requests has left Americans grappling for answers. © Reuters/Neil Hall Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords in London The Republican leader faces allegations he abused his office by pushing Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.

“They’ve been trying to stop us for the past three years with a lot of crap,” he stated matter-of-factly about his Democratic opponents on Capitol Hill. It was the same version of Trump that voters saw on Thursday when the president rallied in Minneapolis, the liberal hub of a purple state he hopes to pick

The former US vice-president is one of the Democratic front-runners in the 2020 presidential race . His party has launched an impeachment inquiry Previously, the former vice-president had only gone so far as to back an inquiry to gather the facts, even as his top Democratic rivals were calling for

Trump says he acted appropriately, but he has relentlessly hammered Biden and his son as "corrupt."

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McKinney said Biden could flip the attention to his advantage, convincing voters that he's the Democrat Trump fears most in 2020.

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"Biden must demonstrate his aggressiveness and ability to take on the issue of Donald Trump coming at him directly about him and his son," McKinney said.

He has. Saying Trump "betrayed this nation," Biden on Wednesday called for the president's impeachment for the first time.

"Let me make something clear to President Trump: I'm not going anywhere," he added Friday on Twitter. "You're not going to destroy me."

Warren called for Trump's impeachment months ago, perhaps signaling that, while Biden earlier hedged his bets, she recognized the urgency that a growing number of Democrats feel about ousting Trump.

The 70-year-old progressive senator has surged in recent weeks, drawing virtually even with Biden in polling -- and raising the likelihood that debate rivals will go after her.

Onstage Democrats may also pounce on Biden, and argue that his son's work for a Ukrainian energy company while Biden was vice president has at least the appearance of a conflict of interest.

The impeachment saga shook up the campaign trail for all candidates, and they have been recalibrating accordingly.

Sanders acknowledged as much on September 24, when the liberal senator who supports Trump's impeachment spoke of its risks.

"This is a complicated issue from a political point of view," Sanders told reporters in Davenport, Iowa.

One week later the 78-year-old suffered a mild heart attack, slowing his campaign just when he needed a fresh boost.

"I'm feeling great and we're going to run a vigorous campaign," Sanders told CNN Thursday.

The setback put the health and age of not only Sanders, but Biden -- who turns 77 next month and has been criticized for lacking vitality in debates -- into the spotlight.

Sanders must "convince voters that he's not out of it," and the debate is a chance to do that, McKinney said.

If he does not, and "if Warren is able to solidify... the progressive wing, we could see a continuation of her rise and a taking over of Joe Biden," he added.

While Warren has gained steam, the air has wheezed out of many low-polling candidates, who are grasping for anything to revive their flat-lining campaigns.

But the impeachment fracas could benefit one new face on stage: Tom Steyer.

The billionaire activist, making his debate debut Tuesday, has spent two years advocating for Trump's removal from office.

Top Democrat says impeachment inquiry could wrap up by end of year .
"My belief is that the speaker of the House would like to get this wrapped up by the end of the year. I think that's probably possible," Congressman Jim Himes told "Face the Nation""My belief is that the speaker of the House would like to get this wrapped up by the end of the year. I think that's probably possible," Himes said on "Face the Nation" Sunday.

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