New York City’s once-powerful Democratic bosses sit out mayor’s race

“We have heard reported over and over again that there is not a Queens candidate running for mayor. That is not true. I am the Queens candidate,” Adams, who grew up in Queens, told its Democratic county organization at a virtual forum earlier this month. “This is a borough that is dear to my heart.” … Leer más

Charlie Crist is eyeing a run for governor again. Florida Democrats might not care.

Crist, a two-term congressman who served as the state’s governor more than a decade ago, hasn’t officially jumped into the race. But he’s reached out to political consultants, major donors such as famed attorney John Morgan, long-time friends like Broward Mayor Steve Geller and other politicians about whether he should try to reclaim the job … Leer más

Trump’s baseless election claims march GOP into ‘policy wasteland’

In Georgia, where Democrats not only beat Trump in November but flipped the U.S. Senate in the runoff elections, the Republican-controlled state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill requiring an ID when requesting an absentee ballot. The following day, it was a bonanza across the country. The Iowa House passed a bill designed to limit … Leer más

Noem slams Covid shutdowns, defends South Dakota’s record at CPAC

Noem has fought against mask mandates and encouraged a large motorcycle rally that saw hundreds of thousands of people attend. South Dakota at times has struggled to contain the pandemic, having seen the most cases and deaths per capita among states in the country, according to data compiled by The Washington Post. Noem is staking … Leer más

Pompeo leans into pro-Trump lane in fiery CPAC speech

In a speech promoted as focusing on the Bill of Rights, Pompeo heavily laid into Democrats, arguing they “pretend they care about jobs in America” and ripped the Biden administration for cutting a key permit for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. He slammed his predecessor as secretary of state, John Kerry, now Biden’s climate envoy, … Leer más

Grenell to discuss potential California governor run with Trump Saturday

Neither Grenell nor a Trump spokesman responded to requests for comment. Trump has yet to publicly weigh in on the recall effort, though many of his staunchest backers have made clear they support Newsom’s removal. Former Trump aide Mercedes Schlapp, the wife of CPAC head Matt Schlapp, remarked onstage Saturday morning that Grenell would “make … Leer más

Grenell strongly hints at run for California governor at CPAC

POLITICO has previously reported that Grenell has been prepping for a run for governor in the deep blue state, which Trump lost by more than 29 percentage points in 2020. A GOP strategist who has discussed Grenell’s plans with him said he planned to announce a run after the recall effort reaches the signature threshold … Leer más

Sasse marches to own tune as GOP implodes around him

Sasse just won a race down-ballot from Trump and is as relaxed as one can be about his political situation. He’s facing no internal pressure in the Senate for his vote to convict Trump of incitement of insurrection. A previous censure in 2016 did not rattle his views. If there’s a model for how to … Leer más

Trump endorses primary rival challenging Republican impeachment supporter

Miller, a 32-year-old Marine reservist, is a Trump loyalist who worked on the former president’s 2016 campaign before serving in the White House, first in the office of personnel and later as director of advance. During the 2020 reelection campaign, he served as deputy campaign manager for presidential operations. Miller, who hails from a prominent … Leer más