Let’s try something different
Gary, it’s the end of the month, which means you’re about to get a flood of political fundraising emails.
And while ours has financial needs just like every other political organization, I’d like to propose that we try something different this month:
The brave citizens of Texas and other southern regions of America are facing a real crisis right now with Hurricane Harvey. Let’s put aside the politics for a while and do what we can to help them out.
Here’s how you can chip in right now:
Donate to the American Red Cross: Call 1-800-REDCROSS or Text: HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation
I was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday and spoke about the need for all Americans to pull together to help each other out – especially in times of crisis like a natural disaster.
Please take a moment to watch and share this clip to help us get this message out:
Thank you for all that you’re doing to help!
Source: Kasich, Hickenlooper consider unity presidential ticket in 2020
By Mark Preston, CNN
President Trump fired back at Sen. Bob Corker after the Tennessee Republican questioned Trump’s fitness for office.
President slams senator who questioned Trump’s ‘stability’
A source says the GOP’s John Kasich, left, and Democrat John Hickenlooper are considering a 2020 bipartisan bid for the White House.© AFP/Getty Images/Saul Loeb/Alex Wong A source says the GOP’s John Kasich, left, and Democrat John Hickenlooper are considering a 2020 bipartisan bid for the White House. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have entertained the idea of forming a unity presidential ticket to run for the White House in 2020, a source involved in the discussions tells CNN.
Under this scenario, Kasich, a Republican, and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, would run as independents with Kasich at the top of the ticket, said the source, who cautioned it has only been casually talked about.
“The idea of a joint ticket has been discussed, but not at an organizational or planning level,” said the source, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity. “What they are trying to show the country is that honorable people can disagree, but you can still problem solve together. It happens in businesses and it happens in families. Why can’t it happen in Washington?”
News of the discussions was first reported by Axios.
In early August, Hickenlooper didn’t lend much credence to rumblings of a unity ticket, telling Politico: “I don’t think Kasich would ever do that. … I don’t think it’s in the cards. But I do like the idea of working with him in some context at some point.”
Kasich and Hickenlooper are working together on major policy issues such as health care and immigration — a rare, bipartisan alliance at a time of deep seeded acrimony between the two political parties.
The next steps for the two governors will be more policy than politically focused.
“Watch on the policy front as they expand beyond health care and also include other governors into the coalition,” said the source.
CNN has reached out to both Kasich and Hickenlooper for comment.
CNN’s Miranda Green contributed to this report.