Mar 3, 2020 - Politics & Policy

James Comey says he voted for Joe Biden

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Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted Tuesday that he voted for Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, saying that "there is a reason Trump fears" the former vice president.

The state of play: Comey, a leading anti-Trump voice since his firing in 2017, said that he voted in his first Democratic primary "to support [the] party dedicated to restoring values" to the White House. He revealed in 2018 that he is no longer a Republican because the party "reflects now entirely Donald Trump’s values."

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Ivanka Trump changes party registration: "I am a proud Trump Republican"

Ivanka Trump at the State Department. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump told the New York Times Monday that she has registered as a Republican for the first time in order to vote for her father Donald Trump in the New York primary.

Why it matters: Ivanka Trump's role in the White House has been seen by some as a bridge to moderates based on her more progressive views on climate change, gun control, pay equity and parental leave.

Republican mayor dumps Trump and endorses Biden ahead of Michigan primary

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Michael Taylor, the Republican mayor of Sterling Heights, Michigan, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Monday.

Why it matters: It's another boost for Biden, who's picked up key endorsements ahead of Tuesday's Democratic primaries in six states — where Michigan has the most delegates up for grabs (125). Taylor voted for President Trump in the 2016 elections. "Biden is the candidate who can unify all of the Democrats, and ... who can appeal to moderates and Republicans like me who don’t want to see four more years of President Trump," he tweeted.

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Sanders insists Democrats will unite around eventual nominee

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday dismissed claims from some Democrats that it would be difficult to unite the party around him, insisting on ABC's "This Week" that the "threat" that President Trump poses will rally Democratic voters and leaders to support the eventual nominee.

What he's saying: "At the end of the day, I have known Joe Biden for a very long time. He is a decent guy. I have no doubt that if I win, Joe will be there. If Joe ends up winning, I will be there. We are going to come together and President Obama in my view — he has said this — will play a leading role in helping whoever the Democratic nominee is."