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Cedric Richmond’s next move: ‘Sky’s the limit’ if Biden wins

October 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Shortly after Donald Trump upset Hillary Clinton in 2016, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) called then-Vice President Joe Biden and told him he needed to run for president in 2020. Now, with Biden extending his lead over Trump in the polls, Democratic colleagues and insiders are buzzing that Richmond could soon be leaving Capitol Hill to join a future Biden administration in the White...

Lujan Grisham’s chief of staff to advise Biden transition team

October 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s chief of staff, John Bingaman, has taken a leave of absence from his duties in New Mexico to serve as an adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s transition team. Bingaman began in the new role Oct. 5 and took leave from Lujan Grisham’s office because the Biden advisory role is...

How Will the History of the Last 4 Years Be Recorded?

October 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

 I was reminded of my lobbying years recently by an email from Arian Ravanbakhsh, supervisory records management policy analyst in the Office of the Chief Records Officer at the National Archives. Every four years, the Federal Government moves into transition mode. No matter the outcome of the Presidential election, the Government enters a time of...

Trump: ‘Yes’ to Peaceful Transition, but Wants ‘Honest’ Election, ‘to Win’

October 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

In a first in his political career, President Donald Trump has committed to a “peaceful transition of power,” but not before pointing to the Obama-Biden administration for not living up to that standard, despite no rebuke of it.

The quest to build the most diverse Cabinet in US history, explained

October 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Officially, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his campaign believe that three weeks before Election Day is far too soon to think about Cabinet nominees or how to fill any other top White House jobs. But there’s already a formal Joe Biden/Kamala Harris transition team in place doing just that. Advisers say Biden wants to...

Bidenworld fires warning shot against Cabinet jockeying

October 15, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Joe Biden’s transition team has a message for anyone publicly jockeying for a job in a potential Biden administration: Knock it off. Members of the transition team have been fuming at the recent flood of stories listing people in contention for the top spots should Biden win the presidential race next month, according to Democratic...

Progressives press Biden to recruit Warren allies, setting up conflict in party

October 12, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Protégés of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other liberal lawmakers are being pushed as contenders for key economic posts in a Joe Biden administration, setting up a potential clash with party centrists and business leaders backing the Democrat.

Amid jostling for energy roles, New Mexico stakes claim on Interior

October 9, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

A trio of New Mexican lawmakers are jostling for a shot at the Interior secretary job if former Vice President Joe Biden wins next month’s election, while filling other top energy roles in a potential Democratic administration has set off a contest between party moderates and progressives.

Unions predict a Great Awakening during a Biden presidency

October 9, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Labor officials have reason to be confident, though, that they’ll have a line into the Biden administration, should he win next month’s election. The former vice president and veteran senator has longstanding relationships with union leaders built over more than 40 years in politics. He’s already named two union presidents — Teresa Romero of the...

Justin Trudeau Prepares for ‘Disruptions’ After U.S. Election, Hopes for ‘Smooth Transition’

October 8, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that Canada needs to be ready for possible “disruptions” if the U.S. presidential election does not go smoothly. President Donald Trump has warned that the election could be rigged by Democrats seeking to elect Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Trump has claimed that the use of mail-in ballots created an atmosphere...