Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by almost 50 % in the South Carolina primary. Clinton was expected to win big thanks to her support among African-Americans, but how big she won is still a surprise.
While Sanders is focused on Super Tuesday (he didn’t even campaign much in South Carolina), Clinton showed in her victory speech that she has her eyes set on the general election.
[New York Times]
The first #MarchForBernie brought thousands out on the streets in 35 cities to show their suppport for Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution.
#MarchforBernie2 will highlight the support Bernie has among women as a real fighter for women’s rights and the 99%. Women who support Bernie are #NotHereForBoys!
Let’s show the establishment that workers, students, and retirees want a president who is not bankrolled by billionaires, who refuses corporate money and is prepared to stand up to Wall Street.
February 27, 2:00 pm
[March for Bernie 2]
South Carolina Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham called the GOP “batshit crazy” during the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner on Thursday night.
The annual dinner is meant as a lighthearted affair, where politicians and media personalities show their comedic talent. And none did it better this year than Graham.
On Ted Cruz
“If you kill Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you.”
“I know exactly when Ted is going to drop out of the race: March 12. That’s Canadian week at Myrtle Beach.”
On Ben Carson
“The nice guy is Ben Carson. He tried to kill his cousin, hit his mother in the head with a hammer. He’s the one we all like. How did I lose to these guys?”
On Marco Rubio
“The Secret Service’s main job if he’s president is to keep him hydrated.”
New Jersey Governor and ex-presidential candidate Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump today. The move was met with widespread surprise by political analytics – after all Christie was a clear establishment candidate before he suspended his campaign.
Christie’s endorsement is a blow against Marco Rubio, who received 20 high level endorsements this week alone, but none as prolific as Christie.
Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson stages “Hungry”, the first in a three-play cycle introducing us to the Gabriels of Rhinebeck, New York. These three plays unfold in real time and track the lives of the Gabriels throughout the coming presidential election year.
The family discusses their lives and disappointments, and the world at large and nearby. As they struggle against the fear of being left behind, the family attempts to find resilience in the face of loss.
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Donald Trump won the Nevada Caucus, it’s his third consecutive win in a row. Marco Rubio beat Ted Cruz, who only came in third place.
Always wonder why this year’s election cycle seems to be like straight from a TV show? Maybe, it’s because Donald Trump is actually from Westeros.
See for yourself in this hilarious mashup produced by political satirist Huw Parkinson.
An exiting day in both presidential primary-races ended with Jeb Bush suspending his campaign, after he only scored a single-digit result in the South Carolina Republican primary.
Donald Trump won South Carolina with 30+ points, while Marco Rubio regained his momentum by narrowly beating Ted Cruz for second place.
In Nevada, Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders, which brings her back to track as the Democratic front-runner. Sanders managed to attract Latino voters, but the African-American vote went decisively to Clinton.
[New York Times]
The parties are switching states next week, with the Nevada Republican Caucus on February 23 and the South Carolina Democratic Primary on February 27, before the Super Tuesday showdown on March 1.
A Meetup to talk about the upcoming New York State primary election and discuss a strategy to nominate pro-Trump delegates to The Republican National Convention in July. Delegates from each state will nominate the Republican Party’s candidate for the presidency of The United States of America.
Sunday, February 21, 3:00 PM
Le Pain Quotidien
[Donald J. Trump for President NYC 2016]