Blog Profile / Taegan Goddard's Political Wire


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Archived Since:November 19, 2010

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Trump Paid Up to Boost Fundraising

Politico: “Donald Trump campaign’s boasts of a formidable fundraising month in July spooked Democrats who feared their financial advantage could be slipping. But a closer inspection of the campaign finance report filed just before Saturday’s midnight deadline indicates the haul [...]

State Poll Roundup: Sunday

Here are the latest state polls from the presidential race: Ohio: Clinton 46%, Trump 40% (CBS News/YouGov) Iowa: Clinton 40%, Trump 40% (CBS News/YouGov)

Details on Trump’s Deportation Plan Coming

Donald Trump’s new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN that one of his titular policies — a deportation force for undocumented immigrants — is “to be determined.” Said Conway: “As the weeks unfold, he will lay out the specifics of [...]

Bachmann Says She’s Advising Trump

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told Minnesota Public Radio that she is advising Donald Trump on foreign policy. Said Bachmann: “He also recognizes there is a threat around the world, not just here in Minnesota, of radical Islam. I wish [...]

Half Will Not Vote for Trump

A new Morning Consult poll finds that Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump by six points nationally, 44% to 38% Key finding: 45% would consider or definitely vote for Trump while 50% would not. For comparison, the HuffPost Pollster [...]

Note to Readers

Thanks for your patience with the sporadic posting schedule. I’ve been in Alaska with my family for the last week. We hiked about 15 miles to see spectacular views of Exit Glacier and the Harding Icefield. We biked about 35 [...]

Clinton Super PAC Outpacing Team Trump

“The super PAC backing Democrat Hillary Clinton vastly outraised the outside groups supporting Republican Donald Trump in July,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The pro-Clinton group, Priorities USA Action, raised $9.9 million last month, less than the $12 million it [...]

Clinton Begins Plans for a White House Agenda

“Hillary Clinton’s increasingly confident campaign has begun crafting a detailed agenda for her possible presidency, with plans to focus on measures aimed at creating jobs, boosting infrastructure spending and enacting immigration reform if current polling holds and she is easily [...]

Don’t Bet on Ginsburg Retiring Anytime Soon

Washington Post: “For those envisioning a line of moving vans at the Supreme Court and a new president immediately reordering life at the marble palace, this small splash of cold water: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 83, has already hired the [...]

Republicans Divided on Whether to Cut Trump Off

“A sharpening debate has emerged in Republican circles over whether and when to cut ties with Donald Trump, who has shaken up his campaign team as his poll numbers have dropped,” The Hill reports. “While some in the GOP have [...]

Clinton Spending at Double Rate of Trump

“Donald Trump doubled his campaign expenses last month yet was still spending at a far slower clip than Hillary Clinton,” the AP reports. “New finance documents show the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign spent about $18.5 million in July. By comparison, [...]

Trump No Longer Tweets About Polls

FiveThirtyEight: “As you can tell from the chart, Trump rarely tweets about polls these days. Indeed, he’s done so only four times in the past 30 days.”

GOP Strategists Prep Plan to Cut Trump Loose

“Republicans, worried about preserving their House and Senate majorities in the face of fierce headwinds, are accelerating their plans to distance themselves from Donald Trump – and may soon concede, if only implicitly, his defeat,” Politico reports. “Party strategists are [...]

Trump’s Business Empire Remains a Mystery

“On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has sold himself as a businessman who has made billions of dollars and is beholden to no one,” the New York Times reports. “But an investigation by The New [...]

None of Trump’s Top Aides Have Run a Campaign

“Donald Trump’s team has always been a lean operation fueled by the candidate himself rather than the organization around him, but from the very beginning the Trump campaign included people who had at least some experience running political campaigns,” ABC [...]

Judge Refers Arpaio for Criminal Contempt

A federal judge said that he “will refer Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to be charged with criminal contempt of court,” the Arizona Republic reports. “The decision comes after U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow [...]

Judge Orders Written Testimony on Clinton Emails

“A federal judge ordered Hillary Clinton to provide written testimony under oath about why she set up a private computer server to send and receive emails while secretary of state, ensuring that the issue will continue to dog her presidential [...]

Quote of the Day

“At the end of four years, I guarantee you that I will get over 95 percent of the African-American vote. I promise you. Because I will produce.” — Donald Trump, quoted by Politico.

GOP Insiders Think Trump Shake Up Will Fail

“Fewer than a third of Republican members of the Politico Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 11 key battleground states — believe Trump’s reshuffling will move the campaign in the right direction. Just as many, 31 [...]

Trump Goes for Broke and Brings the GOP With Him

Washington Post: “Until this week, it had been possible for party elders to convince themselves that Trump might prove to be a passing storm in their ranks rather than a portent of climate change. But to their dismay, the party [......

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