2020 Presidential Election

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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash says he’s jumping into the 2020 presidential election seeking the Libertarian Party nomination. The Cascade Township Independent representing Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District left the Republican party on the 4th of July last year. WGVU asked if that’s the day he decided to run as a third-party candidate?

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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash says he’s jumping into the 2020 presidential election seeking the Libertarian Party nomination. The Cascade Township Independent representing Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District left the Republican party on the 4th of July last year. He began focusing on a presidential run in February and tells WGVU why he thinks he can win as a third-party candidate.

“I wouldn’t run if I didn’t think I could win and I believe I can win. I’m very confident about that.”

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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he is launching an exploratory committee for the 2020 Libertarian Party's presidential nomination. The Republican-turned-independent said on Twitter on Tuesday that the U.S. is ready for new leadership.

Joe Biden's next big decision: Choosing a running mate

Apr 10, 2020
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  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden expects to name a vice presidential vetting committee next week. That's according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss internal plans. He has already committed to picking a woman as his running mate. Biden told donors during a virtual fundraiser that his team has discussed naming his choice well ahead of the Democratic convention in mid-August. Biden must consider the demands of a diverse party.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to an energized crowd of about 200 West Michigan trade workers and community members Saturday afternoon at a local union hall.

The Independent from Vermont running in the democratic field of candidates began the rally on the topic of healthcare.

 

“In my view, healthcare is a human right, whether you’re rich, or whether you’re poor, or whether you’re middle class,” Sanders said. “We right now have a dysfunctional healthcare system.”

 

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The Michigan Democratic Party made history Saturday as delegates chose Lavora Barnes as the next party chair. With the decision, Barnes, who currently serves as chief operating officer, becomes the first African-American to ever lead the Michigan Democratic Party in the state’s history. Barnes says, while it’s been a long time coming, she understands the historical significance of the moment.

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A statewide poll indicates there is a distinctive partisan divide when it comes to politics at the federal level. WGVU breaks down the latest voter survey.

Lansing-based EPIC-MRA recently surveyed 600 registered Michigan voters likely to vote in the 2018 midterm election. Survey respondents were asked if the country is headed in the right or wrong direction - 48% say “wrong track” while 37% believe it’s heading in the “right direction.”

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating was also polled with 41% awarding him positive marks and 57% give him a negative rating.