Hotline

February 1

Quote of the Day

I'll be cheering you on—just, you know, not TOO hard.”

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), to fellow presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Twitter, 2/1.

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DEMOCRATS

Booker Launches Presidential Campaign

Warren will formally announce on Feb. 9.

REPUBLICANS

Trump Rejects Speculation He Won't Run Again

His campaign raised $21 million in Q4.

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BATTLE FOR THE SENATE | KY-sen | AK-sen | TN-sen | AZ-sen | NC-sen | ME-sen | GA-sen | IA-sen | CO-sen

Republicans Up in 2020 Break With Trump Over Troops in Syria

Dark money group Majority Forward placed issue ads targeting six vulnerable Republicans, but some ad records shed little light.

FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP

Vulnerable Senators Post $1M+ War Chests

The NRSC is starting the 2020 cycle with $7.5 million on hand, while the DSCC held $6.2 million.

ARIZONA | AZ-sen

McSally Accepted More Than $270K in Excessive Campaign Contributions

Grant Woods continues to meet with Democrats around the state while Ruben Gallego was the only potential candidate at the state party meeting last weekend.

COLORADO | CO-sen

Former US Attorney, State Sen Contemplating Bids

Four Democrats have already launched bids to unseat Cory Gardner.

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RACE FOR THE HOUSE

NRCC Starts 2019 With More CoH, Less Debt Than DCCC

House Democrats had $5.6 million on hand compared to Republicans' $16.6 million.

FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP

Hotline's Year-End Fundraising Chart

Most freshman Democrats in swing seats are starting 2020 with less than $100,000 in the bank.

COLORADO 06 (D -- CROW) | CO-6

Coffman to Run for Aurora Mayor

He's said he is not interested in a congressional comeback bid.

IOWA 04 (R -- KING) | IA-4

Crowded Primary Field Could Boost King to Victory

If no candidate reaches 35 percent, the race advances to a convention where King would have an advantage.

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IN THE STATES

RGA Raises $118M in 2018

The $180 million it brought in the past two years topped its previous record for a cycle.

KENTUCKY | KY-gov

Beshear Calls Kentucky Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

He wrote a letter to the leaders of the General Assembly.

LOUISIANA | LA-gov

Rispone Hires Trump Pollster

Tony Fabrizio's firm's client list has included dozens of members of Congress.

MISSISSIPPI | MS-gov

Reeves Outraises Competitors by Millions

The filing deadline is in a month.

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