The Libre Initiative helps immigrants learn to drive in Nevada, does food banks in Texas and holds free health clinics in Florida. So why are Democrats in key states ringing alarm bells up to the national party about the organization?
With Hillary Clinton dominating the field, and a full Republican slate of debates scheduled, Democrats haven’t announced one yet. “We’re talking to everyone to try and get the buy-in on the front end, so that when the time comes we can pull the trigger and it’ll work.”
A document obtained by BuzzFeed News shows that Latino voter turnout in 2014 was worse than 2012 and 2010. The Democrats on Saturday unveiled a preliminary task force report on lessons from an election that led to GOP control of Congress.
The Democratic National Committee has met with at least six Latino candidates for national press secretary and director of Hispanic media positions.
A mid-2014 report found that Democratic party spending was woefully short when it came to minority vendors. Six months later, Democrats are meeting with Hispanic-business owners and have Latino hires in the pipeline, but not much else to show.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says Democrats can’t make their case to the country when a presidential nominee isn’t on the ballot. “We’ve got to do better.”
The DNC isn’t worried about Marco Rubio or Susana Martinez, but sources who spoke with top officials tell BuzzFeed News they think Brian Sandoval could be a problem for them.
Invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News invites the well-heeled to a small “discussion” session at the home of the former head of the Intrepid Sea & Air Museum and his husband.
“Just be honest and tell the rest of the country your priority isn’t Latinos; your priority is the Democratic Party,” the RNC writes in a letter provided to BuzzFeed. The group’s president pushes back hard.
The government shutdown was good for fundraising.
The president will raise money for the Democratic Party at two upcoming events over the coming month.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz said last week, “I’m not going to confidently predict that Democrats will take the House back.” That’s not the kind of thing Democratic operatives want to hear from their party chair. “This was not a particularly helpful thing to say or a particularly good way to say it,” says one.
Steve Lonegan, the Republican senate nominee barely known outside the state, is about to get a lot of attention — but not from his own party. “No one in New Jersey cares what the RNC thinks anyway,” the Lonegan camp says.
“There isn’t a single person that I have called or who I have spoken to in person who has said, ‘I’m sorry, Debbie, I can’t give money to the DNC because I’m going to give money to OFA’ … I’m not sure the same is true in reverse, to be quite frank,” DNC Chairwoman says.
Bravo’s Andy Cohen gets political. A big fan of the first lady, Cohen talks about hosting a Democratic LGBT fundraising event next week — and how he hopes to get married.
After a potentially embarrassing tape leaks, a master class in spin. “McConnell took their faux-drama and busted a cap in their ass,” says Wilson.
The congresswoman from Florida will serve as chair for at least two more years.
A better job market for Democrats — and a generous gesture from the former Republican nominee.
The president looks to put his digital arm to use in his second term and beyond.
The FEC has released a summary of the money raised and spent in the first 18 months of the election. $4 billion in five graphs.
At the conventions, both parties did their best to convince female voters that they were the ones with women’s best interests at heart.
Are they dating again? Not likely but the two were seen canoodling at Barack Obama’s nomination party.
The Democratic Party used the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week to make a nearly-united statement on LGBT issues, including marriage and military service. There was one dissenter, and he led the gathering’s closing prayer.
Politicians, media figures and celebrities in their natural habitat…a political convention. I shot some candid (ie, terrible) photos of the famous and the powerful at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Obama has almost twice as many mentions as Romney. Romney beat One Direction; Lil Wayne beat Biden.
All of the stuff I noticed while I was at the DNC in Charlotte.
Democrats affixed stuffed animal donkeys and Obama bobbleheads to their hats at the convention.
Democrat convention-goers answer the question: Everyone from the Nun on the Bus to Tulsi Gabbard.
Hollywood swarmed the DNC. But not Jon Voight! Remember, he was at the RNC .
An emphasis on the path forward. Lukewarm reception to his speech from pundits doesn’t make the headlines.