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    The two pipe bombs discovered at the Republican and Democratic national committees offices before the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 were planted the night before, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Friday, the Associated Press reported. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials said the bombs were placed between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, according to an investigation, though they were not found until the next day, the AP reported. It’s unclear if the bombs were related to the riot that occurred when supporters of former President Donald Trump forcefully entered the U.S. Capitol Building. The two bombs were similarly made, each about a foot in length with wiring that appeared to be connected to a timer, officials told the AP. The contents of the bombs are still being investigated, though each contained a powder and some metal. The #FBI and @ATFWashington are offering up to $100,000 for...
    (CNN)Former South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison has officially been elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, winning the organization's election after President Joe Biden selected him for the top political job.Harrison, who unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in 2020, will now be asked to guide the top committee at a time when Democrats have control of all three key bodies in Washington, the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives."I have no intention of letting victory turn into complacency, because we have seen what happens when we don't invest everywhere. I plan to get to work to lift up the Biden-Harris administration, build on our progress and strengthen our party," Harrison said.Harrison's task, unlike that of his predecessor Tom Perez, will be to act as a megaphone for Democratic accomplishments in the coming years and push back against Republican attacks, all in the hope...
    President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Jaime Harrison, the former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from South Carolina who raised record sums of money in his failed bid to unseat GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, to lead the Democratic National Committee, the transition team announced Thursday.  Harrison was one of a number of DNC officers announced by the transition team on Thursday, including three women who were considered on Mr. Biden's shortlist for vice president. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been selected for vice chair of civic engagement and voter protection, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer for vice chair and Senator Tammy Duckworth for vice chair.  The other selections were Representative Filemon Vela Jr. for vice chair, Jason Rae for secretary, Virginia McGregor for treasurer and Chris Korge for national finance chair.  In a statement, Mr. Biden called his picks "the very best of the Democratic party."  According to tradition, an incoming...
    Jaime Harrison, the former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from South Carolina who raised record sums of money in his failed bid to unseat GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, is expected to be nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, two people familiar with the plans tell CBS News. A formal announcement from Mr. Biden is expected as soon as this week. According to tradition, an incoming Democratic president gets to choose who should serve as chairman of the DNC and the choice is usually approved with little opposition by party leaders. Harrison, 44, is the former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, a former senior DNC official and a close friend of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina, for whom he once worked. Clyburn has emerged as an even more influential Democratic Party powerbroker after he helped revive...
    President-elect Joe Biden plans to tap Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, two people aware of his thinking told The New York Times. Harrison, the former chair of South Carolina’s Democratic Party, proved to be a formidable fundraiser during his 2020 Senate campaign against Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, shattering quarterly records even though he ultimately lost the race by 11 points, the Times reported. He reported raising $57 million in the third quarter of 2020, more than any candidate in history at the time. His selection comes four years after his failed bid to lead the DNC, when he came up short against Tom Perez, who declined to run for a second term. Harrison also has the backing of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, an influential Democratic lawmaker and a close Biden ally who was instrumental in his securing the Democratic nomination for president. (RELATED: James Carville Credits Biden’s...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCotton: Senate lacks authority to hold impeachment trial once Trump leaves office Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will introduce impeachment articles against Biden ICE acting director resigns weeks after assuming post MORE is planning to name former South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to multiple reports.  The Hill has reached out to Harrison for comment.  The former Senate candidate told The Washington Post in November that he would consider taking the senior position in the party if it was offered to him. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) had pushed him for the role. “I can’t betray any conversations with Whip, but I know that it’s something that he seems to think that I could do. I’d put it that way,” Harrison said, referring to his support from Clyburn.  “If that’s something that they are interested in me doing, I’ll definitely...
    (CNN)The Democratic National Committee is on the precipice of a dramatic change, shifting its role from oppositional force challenging Donald Trump at every turn to a political megaphone for a Democrat-dominated Washington.And the man multiple top Democrats say is expected to become the next chair of the party -- Jaime Harrison, the former South Carolina Democratic Party chair and a Senate candidate in 2020 -- is eager to get to work."I don't have the job yet," Harrison said on Thursday, a day after both Senate races in Georgia were called for the Democrats, giving the party control of Congress in Washington. "I hope I get it."Before the Georgia races were called, Democrats were preparing for President-elect Joe Biden's first years in office to be a slog defined by Republican roadblocks in the Senate. But once Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock swept to victory in Georgia, a new reality dawned on...
    Two pipe bombs found outside the Republican and Democratic national headquarters in Washington on Wednesday each contained timing devices, according to a report published Friday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the examination who spoke with the New York Times. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The bombs were each about 12 inches long by an inch and a half wide. The steel pipe devices were made with a battery, steel wool, and an unknown explosive powder. One of them was found with a cellphone that may have been meant to detonate it. The bombs were not triggered and were later defused by federal agents from the FBI. The DNC and RNC offices are located on the south side of the U.S. Capitol, just a block from offices for the House of Representatives. At the time the bombs were discovered, thousands of...
    It’s another Sunday, so for those who tune in, welcome to a diary discussing the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. If you’ve missed out, you can catch up any time: Just visit our group or follow the Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every week I try to tackle issues I’ve been asked about. With the help of other campaign workers and notes, we address how to improve and build better campaigns, or explain issues that impact our party. With the election behind us, and a new year beginning, the national party begins to think about where to go next. The DNC will conduct an election for DNC party chairmanship, Vice Chairs, and other officers. Until 2017, this election was largely a formality. While anyone could run, the selection of a president-elect or an overwhelming candidate determined the leadership of the Democratic National Committee. It is widely assumed that Jaime Harrison will be...
    (CNN)An internal review of the 2020 Iowa caucuses found that the reporting app used in February was largely successful and that the main source of delay in reporting results, as well as other mishaps, was intervention by the Democratic National Committee, according to a report released Saturday.The review, which was commissioned and released by the Iowa Democratic Party and conducted by a group of independent lawyers, examined a collection of thousands of documents and dozens of interviews.The DNC's late request for a feature in the Shadow app, as well as delays in the development and approval of the app, and other issues were to blame for the multiple problems seen in the reporting process during the caucuses, the report says.Among the reasons highlighted in the report as contributing to the then-new app's software outage that didn't allow precincts to report results the night of the caucus was a delay in...
    Savannah Rychcik September 24, 2020 0 Comments Former President Barack Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) are teaming up to raise money for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign. Obama and Harris will come together for fundraising events on Friday, Oct. 2, as reported by Bloomberg on Thursday. The events include a virtual fundraiser for smaller donations and a virtual fundraiser for larger contributions. Donors can purchase tickets for $100,000 or $250,000. Obama praised Biden for selecting Harris as his running mate, as IJR previously reported. He said Biden “nailed this decision.” Biden’s first fundraiser with Obama raked in $7.6 million from more than 175,000 people, as IJR previously reported. His campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised $364 million in August alone, which included a record-breaking $205 million from online, smaller donations. Ahead of the upcoming November election, Biden is sitting on $141 million more...
    President Trump says he is prepared to spend his own money on his reelection effort following a string of reports that his campaign is facing a cash crunch. Last month, Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee raised $365 million, setting a new record for one month of presidential fundraising. At the same time, Trump's campaign has gone dark in a number of states, pulling advertising amid reports that it has lost its financial advantage over the former vice president's campaign. On Tuesday, Trump said he would consider using his own money. “If I have to, I will," he told reporters before boarding Air Force One. News Donald Trump White House Campaign 2020 Elections Democratic National Committee Joe Biden
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to announce that his campaign and the shared committees with the Democratic Party raised more than $300 million during the month of August. The Biden campaign benefited from both selecting California Sen. Kamala Harris as the party's vice presidential nominee and from the Democratic National Committee, which allowed them to raise at least $300 million, according to the New York Times. It's unclear how much more his final fundraising numbers will be for the month that just ended Monday. The former vice president's campaign previously said it raised a million dollars an hour for the first two days after choosing Harris as his running mate, and it also raised $70 million during the four-day Democratic National Convention in late August. ActBlue, the main site that processes donations to the Democratic Party, said that it has received at least $11 million every day since...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee and their joint fundraising committees raised $76 million over the party's four-day convention this week, a spokesman for the campaign told CNN on Friday.The haul -- which was brought in by Trump Victory, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee and the Republican National Committee -- edges out the $70 million that Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign says it raised during the Democratic National Convention last week.RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told CNN in a statement that the convention had succeeded in communicating "real stories from real Americans who have been empowered and lifted up by President Trump's pro-growth, pro-opportunity, pro-American policies -- and clearly it resonated.""There has never been a starker contrast between what is at stake this November for our country," she continued.Fox News was first to report the Trump campaign's fundraising total.Read MoreThe President's campaign has been a...
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez invoked the death of Herman Cain to ridicule the Trump campaign's decision to hold in-person events. Perez brought up the former pizza business CEO-turned 2012 Republican presidential candidate in response to questions about the president's reelection campaign events on Monday, the same day the DNC convention kicked off. His comments were made during an interview alongside Democratic National Convention CEO Joe Solmonese for Politico, which was published Tuesday. “Was that a good model for how people should conduct themselves? Ask the family of Herman Cain,” Perez said. The DNC has opted for a virtual convention instead of hosting it in Milwaukee as originally planned, given the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican National Committee canceled the Florida portion of its convention, but President Trump has been and will continue to travel across the country campaigning. The president visited Minnesota and Wisconsin on Monday. Cain, who died...
    The Republican National Committee plans to unleash a war room staffed with “dozens” of party operatives to counter the Democratic National Convention in real time as part of a comprehensive effort to blunt the momentum of nominee-in-waiting Joe Biden. In conjunction with President Trump’s campaign, the RNC is poised to flood social media platforms and political reporters’ inboxes with rebuttals and fact checks as prominent supporters of Biden and his running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris — and the candidates themselves — promote the Democratic ticket and its agenda. The operation includes a dedicated website, TheRealJoeDOTcom, and coincides with the Monday evening kickoff of the Democratic convention. To bolster war room activities, the RNC and the Trump campaign are deploying the president, high-profile Trump supporters, and thousands of field staff and volunteers throughout key battleground states to energize the GOP grassroots and respond locally to Biden’s message. The RNC...
    Election scorecard: President Trump — 1,000,000; Joe Biden — 0. Team Trump said its supporters knocked on at least 1 million doors last week, while Team Biden said it knocked on zero. The Trump campaign is sticking with the tried-and-true methods of getting out the vote: Face to face meetings with potential voters. The Biden campaign, meanwhile, is keying on more modern ways of campaigning, looking to online efforts and massive use of email and text messages. “Biden and the Democratic National Committee aren’t sending volunteers or staffers to talk with voters at home, and don’t anticipate doing anything more than dropping off literature unless the crisis abates,” Politico reported. “The campaign and the Democratic National Committee think they can compensate for the lack of in-person canvassing with phone calls, texts, new forms of digital organizing, and virtual meet-ups with voters.” “At first I was nervous, but our response rates...
    Joe Biden's campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised $140 million last month as they seek to close the cash gap between President Trump and the Republican National Committee. The efforts of Biden's team and his affiliated fundraising groups in July mean they now have $294 million in the bank, an increase of $50 million since the last financial disclosure deadline of June 30, his camp said Wednesday. Trump and the RNC are expected to announce they raised $165 million during the same time period, Politico reported. That amount outpaces their Democratic counterparts by roughly $25 million after two consecutive months trailing their rivals. But the two-term vice president and presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee touted his cash haul during a fundraiser on Wednesday. "We've raised more money than anybody thought we'd ever raise — we raised almost $140 million just last month. We already raised about $18 million this month,"...
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