Chelsea Clinton…There for Mom….

A “self-identified progressive” who embraced gay marriage before her parents, Chelsea Clinton brings a deep appreciation for tools like data analytics and social media that dominate modern campaigns, and she’s being counted on to help her 67-year-old mom appeal to young voters, at a time when the increasingly frail-looking family patriarch, former President Bill Clinton, is being coaxed to the sidelines……

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 4/13/15… Democrats zero in on an unlikely Sestak alternative

PA-Sen: We recently learned that incoming Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer has been searching for a candidate to oppose 2010 nominee Joe Sestak in the primary, and he may have found him. The Associated Press tells us that Schumer and DSCC head Jon Tester are trying to recruit Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro to run, though of course no one’s saying anything on the record and Shapiro deflected questions when asked….

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Political Roundup for April 13th, 2015…Hillary Clinton Announces…Red Racing Horses

Hillary Clinton officially announced a run for president over the weekend. Unlike some of her Republican rivals, Hillary announced in a web video in relative private, though the rollout was less than stellar with delays, an amusing typo in her press release, and a bare-bones campaign infrastructure…..

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Marco Rubio IS running for President….

Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels ‘‘uniquely qualified’’ to pitch his Republican Party as one that will defend the American Dream.

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The Sequester cuts that really aren’t….

But for the remaining nine years of the BCA, there is no across-the-board sequester cut in the law like 2013. The only way sequestration would occur is if Congress appropriated spending at levels above the budget cap without changing the cap — a prospect that budget analysts and most lawmakers say is simply not going to happen.

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New York Governor Cuomo backs Hillary…Won’t run….

Gov. Andrew Cuomo crushed rumors he would seek the nation’s highest office next year and instead announced his support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, shortly after she announced her candidacy.

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Hillary Clinton Update…Off to Iowa…By ‘Scobby van’….

“Road Trip,” proclaimed the tweet. “Loaded the van & set off for IA. Met a great family when we stopped this afternoon. Many more to come. –H”

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More people Have Healthcare Insurance Coverge….Poll

The Gallup-Healthways survey released Monday finds that the rate of people lacking health insurance fell one percentage point, from 12.9 percent, at the end of 2014. Since ObamaCare’s coverage expansion went into effect at the beginning of 2014, the rate has fallen from 17.1 percent…..

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Hillary Clinton Update…Issues and Staff….

She supports President Obama’s decision to use his executive powers to reshape the nation’s immigration policy, saying it was needed “to begin fixing our broken immigration system and focus finite resources on deporting felons rather than families.”

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It’s official: Hillary Clinton is running for president…Daily Kos….

After a long wait, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just announced that she’ll run for president a second time,…..

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Red State…Join Us In Stopping Hillary

Americans are ready to take the country in a new direction, away from President Obama’s failed policies. That’s why the RNC is leading the effort to building a community of grassroots supporters and volunteers who are “Ready to Stop Hillary.”

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Hillary Clinton IS Running for President…

The announcement marks an end to the first, awkward phase of Clinton’s roll-out — a non-campaign that has frustrated Democrats who were anxious for her to turn the ignition switch on a presidential run that the party is deeply invested in…..

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Power begins to shift New York Democratic Sen Chuck Schumer already….

Reid endorsed Schumer to succeed him when he announced his retirement last month, and potential rivals for the position have said they won’t challenge him for the job. With the election map in 2016 tilted toward Democrats, it’s possible that Schumer’s leadership of the caucus will make him majority leader in 2017…..

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Hillary Clinton Update…A short history on how she came to run this time…

Unlike her husband, Clinton isn’t a political natural — she’s an unconventional candidate who performed best when she was losing, and the lack of an obvious primary opponent means she’ll have fewer opportunities to battle-test her new approach.

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Obama….Hillary Clinton would make “an excellent president.”

“She was a supporter of mine in the general election, she was an outstanding secretary of State, she is my friend,” Obama said….

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FL-SEN 2016: State CFO Jeff Atwater (R-FL) won’t run…

Floridas State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater (R-FL) considered to be the Republican Frontrunner for the Senate Seat soon to be vacated by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has taken himself out of the running the PALM BEACH POST confirmed yesterday.

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