A record 84 million people watched the first face-off between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton last week. And those who tuned in for a spectacle were not disappointed. By comparison, the matchup tonight between their respective No. 2s should pack all the excitement of a televised taste test between Triscuits and Wheat Thins.
Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine—similarly earnest, avuncular figures, born a year apart, both with experience in Congress and as chief executives of their respective states but without big national profiles—will likely each turn in a competent performance tonight. (The two take the stage at 9 p.m. E.ST., at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., and the event will be broadcast by CBS.)
Read the entire article: Mike Pence versus Tim Kaine: What to Watch For in the Vice Presidential Debate — Fortune
According to various Mexican news articles, Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe winner, had a love affair with Jose Gerardo “El Indio” Alvarez, a currently jailed capo who is believed to have fathered the beauty queen’s daughter.
According to Breitbart.com:
News about the love affair set off a scandal in Mexico in April 2010 when authorities captured Alvarez. At the time, multiple major news outlets in Mexico quoted court records, witness testimonies and sources within Mexico’s law enforcement to assert that Machado’s daughter was fathered by the fearsome capo.
Additional reports revealed that during the child’s baptism, the top leadership of the Beltran Leyva Cartel was in attendance–including the Beltran Leyva brothers and Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez Villarreal.
Machado has denied the allegations that she had a daughter with El Indio and has claimed that the father is a Mexican businessman by the name of Rafael Hernandez.
This year, Machado claimed that the Mexican government was going to release an official document clearing her name and legally proving that her daughter was not El Indio’s.
So far the Mexican government has not released the documents.
Machado was pulled into the U.S. presidential bid debacle when Hillary Clinton referenced Donald Trump’s comments about Machado’s weight gain in which he referred to her as “Miss Piggy.”
Clinton pounced on Trump’s uncouth remarks in effort to paint him as a sexist who viciously attacks and degrades women.
Clinton said Machado, who was born in Venezuela has since become a U.S. citizen and is planning on voting
for her in the November election.
In yet another showing of how peculiar this presidential race has been, Hillary Clinton has gained the support of a demographic that almost always votes Republican.
According to a recent Bloomberg poll, Clinton is leading Donald Trump among top earners, which describes voters with an annual household income of $100,000 or more. Though it’s a narrow margin—46% to 42%—it was still highly unexpected. Republicans have won among top earners between 1976 and 1992, and since 1996 have either won or tied in that demographic.
When asked which candidate would be better for their personal investments, Trump leads Clinton 45% to 36%. Additionally, he wins in subcategories such as job creation and bringing change to Washington. However, when it comes to fighting for the middle class, temperament, and foreign policy, Clinton is the winner. Despite who they personally support, 56% of top earners predicted that Clinton would win the election.
Clinton has also widened her fundraising gap over Trump. Though Trump raised more small donations than Clinton, the Wall Street Journal reports that in August she raised about $20 million more than he did. Her campaign ended the month with a total of $194 million in cash on hand, about $91 million more than Trump’s campaign.
Trump has said that he doesn’t need to spend as much money as Clinton does, which makes sense considering how much free advertising he’s received from the media. One report estimated that eight major media outlets provided him with about $55 million in free advertising in the span of 12 months during the primary season.
The controversial Bush family have made it abundantly clear that they do NOT support presidential hopeful Donald Trump or his “political” antics — so much so — that the eldest President
stone cold republican Bush is planning on voting for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election. That’s a MAJOR endorsement for the female Democratic nominee.
According to KTLA —A daughter of Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said in a Facebook post that former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her he’s voting for Hillary Clinton.
Townsend, a Democrat who served as Maryland lieutenant governor for eight years and goes by Hartington online, posted a photo with the former president to Facebook: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!” wrote Kennedy Townsend, a niece of President John F. Kennedy.
Jim McGrath, a spokesman for Bush, did not confirm nor deny the claim.
“The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days,” McGrath told CNN. “He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.”
Ever since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of the Republican primaries, the Bushes have remained silent about the 2016 election.
Jeb Bush has repeatedly denounced Trump and said he’s not planning to vote for him in the general election, but has fallen short of saying that he would support the Democratic nominee.
Well ain’t that something?! This might be one of the biggest turn of events this election!
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