October 20, 2017 - Even though the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary is more than two years away the time has arrived to measures the potential strength and weakness of White House hopefuls.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont , the winner of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary , finds himself in the lead at 31%.
In second place is former Vice President Joe Biden who comes in a close second to Sanders at 24%. Biden has previously run for president in 1988 and 2008.
From the neighboring state of Massachusetts in third place is Senator Elizabeth Warren with 13%. Before Warren mounts any potential White House bid she will first run for re-election to the Senate from the Bay State in 2018.
In fourth place is Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey at 6%. At 3% percent is former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley followed by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at 2%. Also at 2% is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The following candidates who each received 1% in the poll were Senator Kamala Harris of California , Congress Tim Ryan of Ohio , Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York.
October 16 , 2017 - The first wave of 2020 presidential campaign buttons have arrived at campaignbuttons-etc.com. While President Donald Trump has already indicated he will run for re-election in 2020 lets take a look at who might be the potential Democratic Party presidential challengers to appear next on a campaign button.
First up would have to be Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. While Sanders came in second behind Hillary Clinton in 2016 for the race for the Democratic nomination he still tops most lists of potential 2020 Democrats. While not yet indicating if he will run in 2020 , Sanders continues to appear around the country and recently touted his Medicare for All plan.
Senator Kamala Harris of California first elected to the U.S Senate in 2016 , often appears in the top 10 of potential Democratic party presidential hopefuls. Before being elected to the Senate , Harris served as the Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017.
From New York comes Governor Andrew Cuomo. First elected governor of the Empire State in 2010 , Cuomo will be seeking a third term as New York Governor in 2018. Prior to becoming Governor , Cuomo was elected New York State Attorney General in 2006.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey , known for his savvy use of social media , is also considered a potential 2020 White House candidate. Hillary Clinton considered Booker for her vice presidential running mate in 2016 before eventually settling on Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia. Prior to his being elected to the Senate , Booker served as the Mayor of Newark , New Jersey from 2006 to 2013.
Another top 5 contender for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination is Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Though Warren has said that she is not running for president and is instead focusing on winning reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2018, if she were to run she would fine a lot of support from the progressive wing of the party.
Though probably to young at age 37, Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts is sometimes mentioned as a possible future presidential candidate. While 2020 may be too soon for him, Kennedy is sure to pop up on the short list of possible vice presidential running mates for any 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee.
Dick Gregory , Comedian , Civil Rights Activists and 1968 Write In Candidate for President , Dead at 84.
August 20, 2017 - Dick Gregory , who rose to to fame in the 1960's as a comedian , civil rights activists and in 1968 was a third party write in presidential candidate has died at 84.
Though Gregory was unsuccessful in his 1968 White House bid , he did received 40,097 votes. He ran as the nominee of the Freedom and Peace Party which had splinted off from the Peace and Freedom Party. Though he was a write in candidate, Gregory used different vice presidential running mates in various states.
For some states he used author Mark Lane , David Frost for others and in Pennsylvania and Virginia Dr. Benjamin Spock.
Also in 1968 , Gregory released his book Write Me In, which outlined his campaign platform.
July 3 , 2016 - To those who collect political memorabilia , they will now be on the look out for 2016 Republican Party presidential nominee Donald J. Trump for president campaign buttons.
In a GOP presidential primary season that saw Trump defeat a record 16 fellow Republicans, you can bet that as Trump's pledged delegates grew so too did the variety of Trump for president campaign buttons grow.
Trump's now famous campaign slogan "Make America Great Again!" has appeared not only on baseball style hats but on campaign buttons as well. In fact Trump campaign buttons have appeared that show his wearing his now iconic "Make America Great Again!" hat. Other campaign buttons have also referenced Trump's promise to build on the border with Mexico and his proposals when it comes to trade, jobs and security to make Americans his first priority.
In regards to campaign buttons, Trump is unique from his most recent predecessors from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama to have never held political office. Unlike Obama who has campaign buttons for his U.S.Senate runs and Ronald Reagan who has pins from his gubernatorial campaigns , there are no Trump for local office campaign buttons. Trump also holds the distinction in that unlike President Dwight Eisenhower he has never held a job in public service.
Known for his career in the private sector as real estate developer, casino owner and reality t.v. star , Trump is sometimes compared to 1940 Republican Party presidential nominee Wendell Willkie who had never held an elected position and was also known as successful businessman.
While Trump has turned the presidential process on its head by not using pollsters , having a small staff , funding his own campaign and frequently calling into news programs and being a prolific user of social media his campaign buttons so far have used tradition symbols.
Trump campaign buttons have used patriotic red , white and blue colors and have pictured him in front of the White House. Campaign buttons have also appeared that picture him with the late President Ronald Reagan.
As the Republican National Convention is fast approaching another wave of Trump campaign buttons can be expected to be produced. When the GOP Convention opens on Monday July 18 , 2016 in Cleveland , Ohio in addition to the Trump for President campaign buttons there will also be a new slew of campaign buttons that will picture Trump and his vice presidential running mate.
stay tuned as there are more Donald Trump campaign buttons to come!
June 14, 2016 - In a new poll the includes both major party candidates and third party presidential candidates , former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is currently leading the field.
Clinton , the Democratic Party presumptive presidential nominee , has the support of 42% of those polled followed by Republican Party presumptive presidential nominee New York Businessman Donald Trump with 38%.
In third place is Libertarian Party 2016 presidential nominee Gary Johnson with 9%. Johnson is a former Republican Governor of New Mexico and also was the Libertarian Party presidential party nominee in 2012. For his vice presidential running mate , Johnson has selected the former Republican Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld.
In fourth place is Dr. Jill Stein , the likely presidential nominee of the Green Party with 5%. Stein was also the nominee of the Green Party in 2012.