Kamala Harris surges ahead of Joe Biden in home state of California

Kamala Harris surges ahead of Joe Biden in home state of California

"You will not be able to get away with it running against Donald Trump".

Trump won North Carolina in 2016.

"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came", Trump tweeted.

Activists also point out that Republicans under a Trump administration have not toned down their rhetoric; why, they ask, should Democrats moderate their message? Trump has defended the posts and repeated his invitation to the lawmakers - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib - to leave the country.

"Taking the pledge means that a politician or candidate's campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs, lobbyists, or executives of health insurance or pharmaceutical companies", according to Sanders's website.

Biden's health care plan that he recently unveiled is causing much of the hand-wringing among those occupying space in the far left.

Sanders has previously said he would raise taxes, including for the middle class, that people would be happy to pay more taxes under his healthcare plan, and that "there will be pain" in a transition to a single-payer system. He's taken it to court to try to get the court to completely destroy it.

Of course, Obama promised dozens of times that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan", only for millions of Americans to be kicked off those plans once ObamaCare wrecked the insurance market.

The challenge will come as part of a broader speech in which Sanders, who has seen declines in recent national polls, will defend his "Medicare for All" health proposal. "I'd like to get people the option: If you like your health care plan, or your employer-based plan, you can keep it", Biden said. "Elizabeth Warren has been moving along incrementally, but Kamala Harris hit it out of the park in that debate and Joe Biden hit a single".

Four other White House candidates in the U.S. Senate - Kamala Harris of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Elizabeth Warren of MA - have signed on to Sanders' Senate bill, although they have been less adamant about eliminating private insurance. With a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 points, the poll declares the Democratic primary too close to call.

The support for Ms. Harris and Ms. Warren has jumped almost 11 percentage points and 8 percentage points, respectively, since April, while Mr. Biden's support has stayed relatively the same. Warren lagged with 7%. And it could reinforce Biden's pitch as a sensible centrist promising to rise above the strident cacophony of Trump and Democrats like Sens.

The poll of 519 Democrats and respondents leaning Democratic was conducted between July 10 and 15.

This afternoon, former Vice President and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was in Siouxland. "I know it will be not an honourable campaign that he'll run, but I'm not backing down at all from him", the Democratic Presidential hopeful said. And in a video released Monday morning to accompany his health care proposal, Biden noted that in the first Democratic debate last month he made clear he opposed getting rid of private health insurance. But that would eventually not be needed as there won't be a need. One Democrat activist, Allegra Dengler, spoke to NPR about Biden, saying with more than a hint of condemnation, "We need to go to the future".

"I think it could be a political problem", said Democratic Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who is seeking the party's nomination and favors a public option. "Should we sit down and negotiate with them?" "The world's changed. It's different".

If I had kids of my own at the time, I would have been horrified if any government entity wanted to use my babies to implement public policy that should have been resolved by integrating our whole society, not just our schools. "It's a different world".

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has co-sponsored a "Medicare for All" bill in the U.S. Senate, but Booker told the crowd he supports creating a public option to buy-in to Medicare as well as lowering the age of Medicare eligibility to 55. Four of Sanders' primary competitors - Sens. On Thursday, they'll unveil which candidates will speak on which night.

Nineteen of the two dozen or so Democratic candidates are participating in forums organized by AARP this week. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg had 5% support, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 4%.

-With assistance from Terrence Dopp, Greg Sullivan and Laura Litvan.

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