Tag: Hillary Clinton
The reality TV star formally received the presidential nomination when the Republican National Committee, through some creative maneuvering, allowed New York State to pledge its delegates out of order. Donald Trump will formally accept the nomination during a speech on Thursday. Trump's nod fueled supporter celebrations and concerns among some religious and immigration groups.
Hofstra University will host the first presidential debate between presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton at its Hempstead, NY campus in September. The school has hosted two presidential debates in the past, in 2008 and 2012.
On Sunday, 50 people were shot in Orlando. And my priorities came into focus. I am a one-issue voter. My issue is guns. My candidate is Hillary. As she stands to accept the nomination as the first woman ever to become the presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States, it occurs to me that Hillary is not just the best candidate despite being a woman, but because she is.
Jonathan Clarke's campaign war chest is practically empty compared to his Democratic primary rivals, but in this election year he thinks voters want ethics reform--and that's where he comes in. New York voters are so angry at the status quo, he insists, that ethics reform is a winning formula. He says that an underdog like him has a chance because the electorate is sick and tired of the corruption that has already led to federal convictions of two of the most powerful men in Albany: the former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and the ex-State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan).
Sanders' campaign has already moved the Democratic Party, and its presumptive nominee, to the left. Clearly, one cannot expect Clinton to stay there without sustained pressure from this newly mobilized left—given her history and the Obama administration's neo-liberal policies—but the groundwork and mobilization to do that is now possible.
On Long Island, the Republican race wasn’t even close. On a night when the hometown Mets crushed their opponent by 10 runs, Trump won LI in a landslide, capturing 68 percent and 72 percent of the vote in Nassau and Suffolk, respectively, with Kasich coming in a distant second in both counties. There’s not much to say about Cruz’s performance.
The contest between Clinton and Sanders heated up once the pair began campaigning heavily in New York, with Clinton lashing out at Sanders for siding with gun manufacturers over families of gun-death victims who wanted to sue them as well as his inability to express how he’d break up the big banks.
No matter what happens, for two weeks New York was front and center in the political world, giving the rest of the nation a unique opportunity to see what it means for candidates to come face-to-face with voters here.
Quinnipiac University Poll’s Assistant Director Maurice Carroll says that Hillary Clinton “leads Sen. Bernie Sanders in many New York demographic groups except the young folks and very liberal voters, but it’s a huge lead among black voters that gives her a comfortable double-digit margin.”