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brooklynite's Journal
brooklynite's Journal
July 21, 2024

New Time Magazine cover...

(nb: NOT Trump's Republican convention)
July 21, 2024

Reality check on the next steps in the Democratic nominating process.....

As the media likes to say: "this is a developing story"., While nothing formal has been announced about the process, my sources say Schumer, Jeffries and Pelosi are working with Harris on a transition and VP choice. The Biden campaign has been transformed into the Harris campaign (per FEC), which means she starts out with $92 M cash on hand. Any other prospective candidate would have to run against Party leadership and start with $0 in the bank (nb: all of the Governor candidates people are speculating about don't have Federal campaign accounts). I'd say 99% likely that its Harris but we won't here anything until the package is ready for rollout.

July 21, 2024

What I'm hearing from my political contacts...

Schumer, Jeffries, Pelosi et al have been working together for a while, and are now coordinating with Harris on the transition process and selection of a VP candidate.

July 21, 2024

BREAKING: "Biden for President" amends its FEC status to become "Harris for President"

This means Harris would have access to the funds already raised ($141 million as of May 31). It ALSO means that any contributions you make to Harris count against your $6,600 limit from when you contributed to the Biden campaign.
July 17, 2024


...seems to be the common response to stories about Democratic officials, candidates, pundits and voters who would like to see Biden step down as our nominee.

Let me suggest that, regardless of whether Biden stays as nominee or not, this anger isn't a great way of rebuilding Party support. If you have evidence that non-Biden Democrats want the Party to lose, please share it. Otherwise, everyone is expressing the strategy they think is best for success in November.

July 17, 2024

My political funding circle has a call Friday with Michael Steele and Rick Wilson...

...breaking down the Republican Convention. Should be fun.

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