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Transitions in Crisis

September 30, 2020

Transitions in Crisis

A paper by UVA’s Miller Center Director and CEO William Antholis and Center for Presidential Transition Director David Marchick featuring lessons learned from previous transitions that occurred during political and economic crises.

Left collects wins on Biden transition

September 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

In 2008, the left wing of the Democratic Party felt shut out of the Obama transition effort.  Amid an historic financial crisis, Barack Obama filled key jobs with holdovers of the moderate Clinton economic team like Larry Summers and Tim Geithner, who liberals felt were more focused on rescuing big banks than the people losing...

Andrew Yang becomes eighth former Democratic presidential candidate to join Joe Biden’s team

September 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has joined Joe Biden’s campaign team as a member of an advisory council on small businesses and entrepreneurship as part of Biden’s push to highlight his economic goals. John Hickenlooper, another former Democratic presidential candidate, will also join the advisory council, Bloomberg reported. The Biden campaign is narrowing its...

Tom Steyer explores potential administration role with Biden officials: report

September 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Former Democratic presidential candidate and billionaire Tom Steyer has met with officials in Joe Biden’s campaign to explore his interest in serving in a new administration if Biden manages to oust President Trump in November. Steyer, an environmentalist and philanthropist, is reportedly interested in positions related to climate policy and the economy, although he himself has never served in...

Health Care discussion moves from COVID-19 to Obamacare

September 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The national health care discussion is shifting from COVID-19 to the Affordable Care Act as the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leads to questions of how a newly-appointed high court judge would rule in a case that challenges the constitutionality of the health care law. That was the word during a Manatt...

Tom Steyer meets with Biden officials, interested in a role in administration

September 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and former Democratic presidential candidate, is interested in serving in Joe Biden’s administration and has discussed the possibility with Biden’s advisers. Steyer met over the weekend in Washington, D.C. with Jeff Zients, a co-chair of the transition team, and longtime Biden advisers Jared Bernstein and Ron Klain, according to a source...

‘This is a transition like no other’: Biden team prepared for all possibilities

September 23, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Joe Biden’s transition team is operating under multiple threats, apart from the obvious one that their candidate might be defeated. In this year’s presidential election, there’s the looming possibility that an outcome won’t be clear for weeks after election day. There’s also the chance that if Biden wins by a close margin Donald Trump will...

The battle to define the Biden economic team, explained

September 22, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The Biden team’s planning for a hypothetical administration is already well underway. And on questions of economic policy, the transition effort is already becoming a locus of a fight about what a Democratic White House should look like.  On one side stand progressives, urging the creation of something like an ideological social democratic party. They...

Lobbyists: Prepare for possibly Romney, top Dem contenders in Biden Cabinet

September 21, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

A top Washington lobby shop is telling clients to begin preparing to court a Joseph R. Biden administration chock full of far-left figures and possibly President Trump nemesis Sen. Mitt Romney. The firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck forecast that if Mr. Biden wins the White House in November, he’ll likely tap Mr. Romney or former Obama administration diplomat Susan...

Updates on the presidential transition process

September 14, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

With Election Day less than two months away, preparations are already well underway for the presidential transition process. At the start of the month, former Vice President and current Democratic nominee for President Joe Biden’s transition team began receiving government-funded support. “It’s really crunch time for transition planning,” David Marchick, director of the Center for...