Category: Federal

  • Federal Register weekly update; lowest weekly page total since first week of January

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity. From March 23 to March 27, the Federal Register grew by 1,246 pages for a year-to-date total of 17,472 pages. Over the same…

  • Filing period for congressional races to end in six states

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    The major party filing period for congressional races will end in six states over the next week. These include: • New Jersey and South Carolina: March 30 • Missouri and South Dakota: March 31 • New York and Tennessee: April 2 All six states will hold U.S. House elections for each of their congressional districts.…

  • 2,737 major party candidates filed for 2020 Congress elections

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    As of March 30, 2,737 major party candidates have filed to run for the Senate and House of Representatives in 2020. So far, 393 candidates are filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for U.S. Senate in 2020. Of those, 328—171 Democrats and 157 Republicans—are from one of the two major political parties.…

  • New York postpones presidential primary, special elections to June 23, 2020

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    On March 28, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) issued Executive Order No. 202.12, postponing the state’s presidential preference primary to June 23, 2020. New York’s primary election for congressional, state, and local offices had already been scheduled to take place on June 23, 2020. The presidential preference primary was originally scheduled for April…

  • Trump signs third coronavirus relief package

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    President Donald Trump signed the coronavirus aid relief and economic security act — or CARES Act — March 27, following the U.S. House approving the legislation earlier that day by a voice vote. The U.S. Senate voted 96-0 to pass the package March 25. The $2 trillion package is the third bill signed in response…

  • Daily coronavirus update: March 27, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 27, 2020. Federal responses Read more: Political responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020 President Donald Trump (R)…

  • Filing deadline for congressional offices passes in Virginia

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    On March 26, 2020, the statewide filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Virginia. Candidates filed for congressional offices only, as no state-level offices are up for election in Virginia in 2020. • U.S. Senate: One Class II Senate seat is up for election. The incumbent, Mark Warner (D), announced his intention to…

  • Daily coronavirus update: March 26, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 26, 2020. Federal responses Read more: Political responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)…

  • Four presidential candidates raised a combined $80 million in February

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    Bernie Sanders led presidential candidates in fundraising in February 2020, according to financial reports filed with the Federal Election Commission Friday. Sanders raised $47.7 million in February, while Joe Biden raised $18.1 million. On the Republican side, Donald Trump raised $14.2 million and Roque De La Fuente raised $50,000. As of the February 29, 2020,…

  • RNC outraises DNC for tenth consecutive month, five other party committees report highest fundraising of the cycle

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    The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised its Democratic counterpart by more than two-to-one for a tenth consecutive month. The RNC’s $26.2 million raised fell just short of the $27.3 million the group raised during September 2019. Further, five of the six top party committees reported their largest per-month fundraising hauls of the cycle to date.…