January 16 ,2019 - It's been a busy week in presidential politics as three democrats Tulsi Gabbard , Julian Castro and Kristen Gillibrand have all announced that they will seek the presidency.
U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has had a long history serving the The Aloha State. She began her political career at the age of 21 when she was elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives. She is a veteran of the Iraq War where she served with the Hawaii Army National Guard. After returning from Iraq in 2009, she resumed her political career by running for a seat on the Honolulu City Council. She won a run off election in November of 2010 and assumed office in January of 2011.
In 2012 Gabbard was elected to the United States House of Representatives. In addition to her work in Congress , Gabbard has also served as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. In October of 2015 Gabbard was promoted to the rank of Major in the Hawaii Army National Guard. Gabbard made her presidential announcement on January 11, 2019.
Julian Castro is a former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development having served in the Obama Administration from 2014 to 2017. Castro began in political career when he was elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2001. In 2009 Castro was elected Mayor of San Antonio. Castro's presidential campaign slogan is "One Nation. One Destiny." Castro made his presidential announcement at a rally in his hometown of San Antonio on January 12, 2009.
United States Senator Kristen Gillibrand of New York began her political career when she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006.Upon the selection of Senator Hillary Clinton to become Secretary of State in the Obama Administration , Gillibrand was appointed to the seat in January of 2009. In 2010 , Gillibrand won election for the remainder of Clinton's term which stretched to 2012. Gillibrand won re-election in 2012 and in 2018. Gillibrand has often been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate and announced on January 15, 2019 the beginning of her White House bid.
January 1, 2019 - It's time to start making the Elizabeth Warren 2020 campaign buttons , as yesterday she announced that she has formed a presidential exploratory committee. Warren first elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in 2012 is expected to face a crowded field for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Standing outside her Cambridge , Massachusetts home , Warren said that "I'm in this fight all the way." Warren added "I'm in the fight for all our families. I want to see a America that works not just for some people , but an America that works for all of us."
Prior to entering politics , Warren had a distinguished carrier as a law professor known for her expertise in commercial and bankruptcy law.
In her 2012 election to the U.S Senate , Warren earned 53.7% of the vote to 46.2% for incumbent Senator Scott Brown. In 2016 , Warren earned 60.3% of the vote to 36.2% for Geoff Diehl.
December 13, 2018 - Last night in New York City , former President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award. The RFK award is given in recognition to those who work toward a more just and peaceful world.
Upon accepting the award Obama said "its easy to succumb to cynicism but Bobby Kennedy's life reminds us to reject such cynicism and that progress is fueled by hope."
Murphy , who served as Obama's Ambassador to Germany from 2009 to 2013 , stated that "I thank you for keeping the spirit of RFK alive so that it may educate and inspire future generations , just as he inspired my generation to learn form one another, to seek common ground , and to serve our communities."
December 5, 2018 - Last week George Herbert Walker Bush , the 41st President of The United States died at the age of 94. Bush had a long career in politics from the 1960's to the 1990's. Here is a tribute in campaign buttons to the life of President George H.W. Bush.
August 26, 2018 - Senator John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican Party presidential nominee, died yesterday. McCain served his county for over 60 years as Navy Officer and United States Senator. Seeing combat as a Naval pilot during the Vietnam War, McCain survived 5 1/2 years as prisoner of war before being released in 1973.
In the 1980's, McCain began his political career in Arizona by first being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and then to the U.S. Senate in 1986. Nicknamed the Maverick for his fierce independent spirt, McCain initially sought the presidency in 2000. Though he lost the nomination to George W. Bush in 2000, McCain successfully won 2008 Republican Party Presidential nomination.
Upon his death McCain received praise from both Republicans and Democrats as an American hero who had a deep and enduring love for the United States of America.