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Two largest newspapers in Washington state: Primary should replace caucus and move from May to March

Both the Seattle Times and the News Tribube editorial boards agree. By the way primaries are currently held months after the caucus, and the votes don't count. Yet many more voters show up in the primary anyway.

Seattle Times (Nov 18, 2018):
Now that midterm elections are over, state officials should turn their attention to ensuring Washington votersí voices count as much as possible in 2020.

That means moving the date of Washington stateís presidential primary to earlier in the year, when it has greater potential to influence which top candidates will compete for the nationís highest office.

Once this is done, the state Democratic Party should also agree to use the earlier primary election results in its presidential nominating process, instead of continuing to rely on inconvenient caucus meetings that too few voters attend.


The News Tribune (December 1st, 2018)
Moving the primary to early March might mean Washington could take part in a West Coast Super Tuesday, which could include some combination of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.

California lawmakers set a positive trend last year by moving their presidential primary up three months.


One of the articles say the biggest opponents of the move would be certain Democrats in love with and nostalgic about the caucus tradition.

U.S. construction spending falls for third month in October

Source: Reuters

U.S. construction spending fell for the third straight month in October as outlays on private projects declined, government data showed on Monday.

The Commerce Department said construction spending decreased 0.1 percent to $1.31 trillion.

September's construction outlays were revised to show spending down 0.1 percent rather than being unchanged, as previously reported.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-construction-idUSKBN1O21S2

Bernie: I will vote against NAFTA 2.0

Donald Trumpís recycled NAFTA (AKA USMCA) deal isnít good for America, Bernie Sanders just said.

Bernie-Gabbard 2020?

Tulsi Gabbard and other panelists just spoke at the Bernie Institute in Vermont, where Bernie himself was present.

Gabbardís Saturday panel was titled ďCivil Rights, Immigration & Human Dignity.Ē

I can see Bernie giving Gabbard the VPN nominee position as a way to make inroads with women after a feisty 2016 against Hillary Clinton. Bernie might also believe that Gabbard compliments him in the foreign affairs front.

This is just me speculating though.
Susan Sarandon was also a panelist in the event, moderated by James Zogby.
Interesting tidbit:
Zogby did not ask Gabbard about Syria nor did she address it.

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