Trump campaign launches slate for 2016 elections
POLITICO HILLARY CLINTON is launching a slate of Democratic candidates for the November presidential election, including five women who are challenging GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, POLITICO has learned.
The new slate includes six women, including former Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, a former DNC chairwoman who has emerged as a top contender for 2020, and former Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who is also eyeing a 2020 bid.
The campaign said the new slate will focus on issues like fighting for women’s rights, combating climate change and ensuring women have the same opportunities as men, as well as highlighting issues facing black and Latino communities, including the criminal justice system, education and immigration.
“We believe that women’s voices matter in politics,” said Katie Dacey, a campaign spokeswoman.
“We believe women deserve an equal voice in our country and in the White House, and we will fight to ensure that every woman has a chance at making a difference in this country.”
The new Democrats will continue to work hard to reach out to voters across the country, and to show our commitment to our communities and the future of our country.
“It’s time to move forward.
We’re proud to have the women of the Democratic Party on our team.”
The list includes:Deborah Jones, an Iowa-based Democratic strategist who was a DNC vice chairwoman under former President Barack Obama, is running against Republican Gov.
Terry Branstad for Senate in South Dakota; Michelle Nunn is challenging Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri; Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is challenging Rep. Mike Lee of Utah for Senate; and Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is challenging U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the top U.K. job.
Dennis J. Pollock, a New York-based strategist and former DNC chairman, is challenging former Gov.
Andrew Cuomo for the New York Senate seat vacated by Gov.
Mario Cuomo in 2020.
Samantha Power, the former Democratic national press secretary and former secretary of state, is launching the Democratic Governors Association, a new entity that aims to promote Democratic governors in 2018 and 2020, as part of a broader effort to reach women voters and reach out more to minority voters.
The group will launch a website to showcase its accomplishments and to announce additional female governors.