With nearly five months to go before the Iowa election, 14 candidates have campaigned in hopes of convincing voters and their respective parties why they are the best option.
So far, only three Democrats have announced their campaign for the White House: incumbent President Joe Biden, self-help author Marianne Williamson and anti-vaccine Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Currently, President Biden is believed to be the Democrats’ choice to represent the party.
However, it is less clear who will receive the GOP’s nomination as the candidate pool grows.
Topping the GOP polls is ex-President Donald Trump, who continues to garner voter support despite facing three criminal charges this year.
Other Republican candidates include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum , South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and former Congressman Will Hurd.
Qualifying Republicans will go head-to-head in the first RNC debate on August 23.
Tim Scott’s campaign spends 109% of his campaign money
The 2024 GOP nominees are using all their resources to beat former President Donald Trump, with Senator Tim Scott said to be the quickest to spend his money axios.
Data from the Federal Elections Commission shows Mr Scott is spending more money than he earns – despite having more than $21 million to spend.
Ariana BaioAug 10, 2023 2:00 p.m
Mike Pence releases “too honest” merch mocking the impeachment against Trump
Former Vice President and 2024 nominee Mike Pence has started selling merchandise labeled “Too Honest” – something Donald Trump is said to have told Mr Pence after he refused to participate in a plan to unlawfully participate in the decertification of election results.
The federal indictment most recently released against the former president says that when he asked Mr Pence to cooperate in his alleged effort to overturn the 2020 election, Mr Pence refused, citing unlawfulness.
According to the indictment, Trump called Mr Pence “too honest”.
‘Too Honest’ t-shirts and hats are now available to buy on Mr Pence’s campaign website.
However, Mr Trump denied this, writing on Truth Social: “I never told a newly encouraged (not based on his 2% poll numbers!) Pence to put me above the Constitution or that Mike was ‘too honest’.” He’s delusional and now he wants to show he’s a tough guy.”
Ariana BaioAug 10, 2023 12:00 p.m
Fox News executives urged Trump to attend the first GOP debate at dinner following the recent indictment
Former President Donald Trump reportedly had a private dinner with Fox News executives who were trying to persuade him to participate in the first Republican primary debate this month — just hours after the former president faced his third indictment.
Ariana BaioAug 10, 2023 10:00 am
Marianne Williamson says in the White House: “We need a mother”.
Marianne Williamson, one of the three Democrats who announced her run for the presidency in 2024, used her role as a mother to explain why she should be elected president.
Ms Williamson responded to a tweet that contained information about a recent lawsuit against a meat company. The meatpacking company has been fined after a 17-year-old worker lost his hand in a meat grinder.
“TEENAGERS SHOULD NOT WORK IN A MEAT PACKING PLANT,” Ms. Williamson wrote on X.
“We need a mother in the White House and you can take that as you will.”
Ariana BaioAug 10, 2023 07:00
Vivek Ramaswamy responds to the 9/11 backlash with a lengthy X-post
Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has resisted criticism from politicians, including his opponent Mike Pence, after making “insulting” comments questioning the government’s honesty about the 9/11 attacks.
Mr. Ramaswamy, 37, Posted a lengthy message on X, formerly known as Twitter, and a letter to the editor in The Wall Street Journal They claim, “The reason people don’t trust government is because government doesn’t trust people.”
Ariana BaioAug 10, 2023 4:00 am
When is the next US presidential election?
The primary season for candidates begins in late January and lasts through February through Super Tuesday on March 5th. The Republican National Convention will then take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Ariana BaioAug 10, 2023 2:00 am
Tim Scott Says He Will “Break Up” Mexican Drug Cartels If Elected
Senator Tim Scott said that if he is elected president in 2024, he will reduce the amount of fentanyl crossing the US southern border by “busting up” cartels.
“The fentanyl crisis is only getting worse as illegal border crossings increase. I will take down the cartels that are bringing these drugs across our borders and into our homes,” Mr Scott wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Americans deserve safe streets, drug-free neighborhoods and safe borders. When I’m President, they’ll get it.”
Mr. Scott gave no further details as to how he would implement this measure.
Ariana BaioAug 9, 2023 11:00 p.m
Ohio special election results show abortion rights resonating with voters
Ohio voters strongly opposed a measure that would make it more difficult to change the state’s constitution in a Tuesday night election — a suggestion officials bluntly admitted was an attempt to thwart an upcoming voting measure that would use the asking voters to enshrine a right to abortion care.
While abortion was not on the ballot even in the special election, the failure of the proposal shows voters remain concerned about protecting their right to health care.
This proposal failed thanks to an extremely high turnout of around 700,000 with 57 percent no votes and 43 percent yes votes.
That means a referendum on abortion rights in November will need just 50 percent of the vote to enshrine these protections in the state’s constitution — a major victory for abortion rights advocates and democratic campaigns.
The Protect Our Constitution campaign in Issue 1 was largely supported by GOP mega-donor and Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein.
A coalition of abortion rights, civil rights and democratic advocacy groups joined a No On Issue 1 campaign.
“Republicans’ deeply unpopular war on women’s rights will cost them district after district, and we will remind voters of their toxic anti-abortion agenda every day through November,” said Aidan Johnson, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. to The Associated Press.
Ariana BaioAug 9, 2023 9:30 p.m
Presidential candidates perform at the Iowa State Fair
The Iowa State Fair, widely considered one of the first major campaign events for presidential candidates, is scheduled to begin tomorrow and last through Aug. 20.
Almost every candidate is expected to attend Mass to speak to voters in the nation’s first primary state.
Many have signed up to speak with Gov. Kim Reynolds on her “fair side chats,” while others will make brief appearances at the Des Moines Register Political soapbox.
Here is the current schedule (subject to change)
11:30 am ET – Larry Elder on “fair side chat” with Gov. Kim Reynolds
2:30 p.m. ET — Doug Burgum im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
5:30 p.m. ET – Mike Pence im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
9:30 p.m. ET — Doug Burgum on “fair side chat” with Gov. Kim Reynolds
10:30 am ET – Mike Pence on “fair side chat” with Gov. Kim Reynolds
11:30 am ET — Francis Suarez on “fair side chat” with Gov. Kim Reynolds
12:15 p.m. ET – Francis Suarez im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
12 p.m. ET — Perry Johnson im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
2:30 p.m. ET – Larry Elder im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
9:30 am ET – Vivek Ramawamy on “fair side chat” with Gov. Kim Reynolds
10:30 am ET – Nikki Haley on “fair side chat” with Gov. Kim Reynolds
11:30 am ET – Ron DeSantis on “fair-side chat” with Gov. Kim Reynolds
12:15 p.m. ET – Ryan Binkley im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
1 p.m. ET – Vivek Ramaswamy im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
1:30 p.m. ET – Marianne Williamson im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
2 p.m. ET — Donald Trump speaks
2:30 p.m. ET – Marianne Williamson im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
3:15 p.m. ET – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
4 p.m. ET – Nikki Haley im Des Moines Register Political soapbox
Ariana BaioAug 9, 2023 8:30 p.m
RFK Jr’s campaign focuses on the border crisis
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is appealing to potential voters by denouncing the southern border crisis – and claiming he can solve it.
The 2024 nominee released a lengthy substack post saying he would “seal the border on illegal immigration” as president while expanding legal avenues into the United States.
Mr Kennedy said he would “tighten border security” by installing cameras, lights, motion detectors and physical barriers.
He made it clear that there was “no need” to build a wall along the border.
“We must fully fund courts, services and border agencies to allow legal immigration in accordance with US law and deny non-compliant access, and appoint more judges to handle asylum cases,” Kennedy said.
Mr. Kennedy is seeking the Democratic National Committee nomination in the race for the White House.
Ariana BaioAug 9, 2023 7:00 p.m