Category: Newsletters

  • The Daily Brew: Presidential candidates begin to release Q2 fundraising figures

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    Today’s Brew highlights the money game  among 2020 White House hopefuls + 2019’s ballot measure law changes       Thanks for joining us for last week’s Summer Camp. The other Ballotpedia staff members and I enjoyed looking back at the first six months of the year, previewing the stories we’re curious about in the…

  • Trump raises $54 million in second quarter

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        July 3, 2019: Donald Trump raised $54 million in the second quarter of 2019. Bernie Sanders raised $18 million. Have a happy Fourth of July! We’ll see you next Monday, July 8. Notable Quotes of the Day “The Democratic shift to the left in absolutely every area of policy at once may or may…

  • The Daily Brew Summer Camp: Emily, Zoe, & Super Tuesday

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    Welcome to Camp!     Good morning, Brew readers!I’m Emily Aubert. You may have seen my name before in Ballotpedia’s presidential coverage. On March 3, 2020, more than one-third of U.S. voters will have the chance to head to the ballot box to vote in their state’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday. Are candidates prioritizing early voting states…

  • Buttigieg raises nearly $25 million in second quarter

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      July 2, 2019: Pete Buttigieg raised $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. Three top advisers departed from John Hickenlooper’s campaign.   What was the most recent presidential election in which a third party candidate carried a state? A. 1968→ B. 1912→ C. 1992→ D. 1948→ Notable Quote of the Day “Economic populism is…

  • The Daily Brew Summer Camp: Jackie, Broccoli, and constitutional amendments

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    Welcome to Camp!     As a state ballot measures staff writer, I don’t just cover citizen initiatives and referendums—I also cover constitutional amendments—because in every state except Delaware, changes a legislature makes to the state constitution must be referred to voters for their approval or rejection. I find it fascinating to see what amendments…

  • SCOTUS wraps up 2018 term

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    Welcome to the July 1 edition of Bold Justice, Ballotpedia’s newsletter about the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and other judicial happenings around the U.S.  Opinions SCOTUS has ruled on 23 cases since our June 17 issue. The court has finished issuing rulings in the 69 cases it heard this term. Click here to read more about…

  • Trump meets with Kim Jong-un in North Korea

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      July 1, 2019: Donald Trump met with Kim Jong-un in North Korea. Several candidates spoke at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition annual convention in Chicago. There are 10 new candidates running since last week, including five Democrats, two Republicans, and one Libertarian. In total, 758 individuals are currently filed with the FEC to run for president.…

  • The Daily Brew Summer Camp: Relax with the Supreme Court

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    Welcome to Camp!   ADVERTISEMENT Our Summer camp week begins today, and I hope you’re as excited about it as all of us are to bring it to you.  The beginning of July is a perfect time to think about where we are in 2019 and what we’re likely to be talking about as we…

  • A look at Janus’ effect on public-sector union membership

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    On June 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that public-sector unions cannot require non-members to pay agency fees to cover the costs of non-political union activities. Let’s take a look at the potential effect Janus has had on membership. Broad effects: The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation…

  • Harris and Swalwell target Biden in second debate night

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      June 28, 2019: Kamala Harris and Eric Swalwell challenged Joe Biden during the second debate night. Donald Trump traveled to Japan for the G20 economic summit. Each Friday, we’ll highlight a presidential candidate’s key campaign staffer. Juan Rodriguez was Kamala Harris‘ (D) campaign manager for her U.S. Senaterun in 2016. He earlier worked in California state government. Previous campaign work:…