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Chipotle? Try These Tacos on The Trail, Hillary Clinton

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So, Fox News anchors wondered if Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle stop in Ohio was Hispanic outreach. More than likely, the Democratic presidential candidate was just jonesing for a burrito bowl since the stop was unannounced. But to earn real street cred, Hillary’s campaign bus should stop at these joints as she makes her way along the campaign trail. Take notes, Rubio, Cruz and Bush.

Los Angeles: El Tepeyac

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While fundraising in LA, she must head out to Boyle Heights to order the Manny’s Special. It’s the size of a baby, so don’t expect to finish it. The press plane can enjoy her leftovers.

Des Moines: La Rosa

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Hillary can hit La Rosa for some chilaquiles as she makes her way across the state hitting 99 counties during Iowa caucus time.

Tucson: El Charro

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Arizona is a border state that may likely lean to the Republican candidate, which should give Hillary even more reason to hit El Charro in Tucson for the Carne Seca.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico: Maria’s

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The food here is so authentic, Chipotle wishes it was as legit as Maria’s. Hillary should stop here and have their green chile stew — nothing gets food to the polls more than food.

Dayton, Ohio: Taqueria Mixteca

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The state has an impressive record for picking presidents and the 166,000 Latino voters can the difference. Which means if Hillary’s thinking aheadshe needs to head to Dayton’sTaqueria Mixteca for the Bistek Campechano.

Hampton Roads, Virginia: Jessy’s Taqueria

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Hillary has a friend in Virginia in governor Terry McAuliffe, but why take chances? The state has a history of backing Republicans, so heading to Jessy’s to try their famous tacos is in order.

Madison, Wisconsin: Taqueria Guadalajara

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Hillary better spend some time in Wisconsin if she wants to keep the state blue. A visit to Taqueria Guadalajara for Jalisco-style tacos in Madison may help her cause. We recommend the gorditas or tripa tacos.

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Wilmington, Delaware: La Poblanita

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With Vice President Joe Biden stumping his home state, Delaware is expected to stay blue. But Hillary shouldn’t risk it. She should set a chalupa date with Joe Biden at hit La Poblanita.

Las Vegas: Original Lindo Michoacan

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Obama carried Nevada in 2012 because he won Clark and Washoe counties, although he lost the rest. Carnitas at Vegas’ Lindo Michoacan will impress the locals.

Nashua, New Hampshire: El Colima Mexican Restaurant

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The nation’s first primary will likely be a walkover for Clinton (will there be any Democratic challengers?) but hanging onto the Northeast may prove critical for the Dems. Hanging out at El Colima in Nashua will only help her case.

Philadelphia: Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria

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Scoring Pennsylvania’s vote in 2016 will be pivotal. The state is predominantly Democratic, but it’s a tight race and mingling with a few of the party’s 4 million voters at Los Gallos for some beef short rib tacos at Los Gallos on Philly’s South Side will surely score among the delegates.

El Paso: Lucy’s

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Forget it. Texas is a lost cause for the Democrats. The last party nominee to carry the state was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But not so fast. With more than 3.8 million Latino voters, Hillary might make history and take the state’s vote especially if she schedules a meet-and-greet at Lucy’s over their famous cheesy machaca plate.

Charleston, South Carolina — Taco Boy

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It will be tough to shift the red tide of South Carolina, but it can be done with a trip to a place called Taco Boy that will let the state’s 82,000 Hispanic voters know that she’s serious about winning them over.

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As Kanye West Drops Out Of The Race, Here’s A Look Back At His 11-Day Campaign For President

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As Kanye West Drops Out Of The Race, Here’s A Look Back At His 11-Day Campaign For President

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Update July 15, 2020: According to a senior member of Kanye’s campaign, the rapper has officially suspended his campaign for president as it became increasingly obvious he’d face difficulties getting the several state’s ballots.

It’s official: Kanye West suspends his campaign for President of the United States.

After 11-days of intrigue and anxiety, Americans finally know that there will not be a Kanye West presidency – at least not for the foreseeable future. The Grammy-award winning rapper has suspended his 2020 campaign for president, according to a senior campaign member.

On July 14, a member of West’s campaign team confirmed that, even after amassing a 180-person campaign team in Florida, West would no longer be running. “He’s out. All our stuff is canceled,” Steve Kramer, a member of West’s campaign team told New York Magazine’s Intelligencer. “I have nothing good or bad to say about Kanye…Any candidate running for president for the first time goes through these hiccups.”

It’s no secret that West faced an uphill battle in his quest for the Oval Office. He entered the race extremely late as a member of his own independent party he called the “Birthday Party.” And even as he announced his candidacy, he had already missed the deadline to register for the ballot in six states: North Carolina, Texas, New York, Maine, New Mexico, and Indiana.

However, Kanye West’s 2020 run for president was apparently more legit than many expected.

Many threw doubt on Kanye’s campaign from the very beginning – he had long expressed interest in running for the presidency but never followed through. But this time seemed different since he was intending to run this year. And now the extent of his seriousness is clearer than ever.

West had amassed a 180-strong campaign team and his team had been spending a lot of time trying to get on the Florida and South Carolina ballots specifically. However, to appear on Florida’s ballot, the campaign has until July 15 to collect 132,781 required signatures.

Even though West never had a real chance at winning the presidency, he did have a chance to greatly influence the outcome of the 2020 election. Just this week, a poll revealed that West had the support of about two percent of voters overall if he were to run against Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Although this was a small margin, if that percentage came out of either candidate’s pool of voters, it could have created enough of a divide.

News of West’s campaign came as family members expressed concern about his mental health.

According to TMZ, West is not currently on his medications and has a major bipolar episode about once a year. The family is contributing West’s Forbes interview, where he said Planned Parenthood was doing the Devil’s work and admitted to his support of President Trump. The family, however, expect West to calm down soon and return to his normal.

Original: When will 2020 finally come to an end along with all of its shenanigans? That is the question so many are wondering after yet another not so surprising bombshell of an announcement from Kanye West – who in a tweet this weekend announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

Sure, Yeezy has often times claimed to be planning a run for president. He’s said it in 2014, 2015, and 2019. What makes this time different? He says he’s running for this year – 2020 – with the election just months away.

Many are rightfully skeptical of West’s announcement but even if the rapper isn’t totally serious, his simple announcement could have serious consequences on the actual election.

Kanye West celebrated the 4th of July by announcing his intention to run for President of the United States.

It’s official, Kanye West is running for President. Allegedly. His announcement came in the form of an out-of-the-blue tweet amid the 43-year-old’s promotion for his new single, pictures of him with Elon Musk (who has voiced his support for a West presidency, FYI) and promotion of the Gap X Yeezy collaboration.

He tweeted: “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” followed by the hashtag #2020vision.

Now, this is far from the first time that Yeezy has revealed his intentions to join the presidential election at some point in the future.In fact, just last year the rapper said he planned to run for the presidency in 2024: “When I run for president in 2024, we would’ve created so many jobs that I’m not going to run, I’m going to walk.”

So no one should be surprised that West has once again announced a potential run. But we are. And it’s largely because he says he’s planning a run for this year – 2020 – with the election just months away.

However, West hasn’t yet fulfilled any of the legal requirements to launch an actual candidacy.

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Despite his hastily announced ‘candidacy,’ West has yet to fulfill a single requirement to actually run for president. So his tweet was rightfully met with scepticism, given that we are only four months away from when Americans are supposedly heading to the polls.

If West was serious about running, he’ll have to do so as an Independent – which is still technically possible. But deadlines for those intending to run in several states have already passed. However, there is still time to register in some states, but for Texas, New Mexico, Indiana, Maine and North Carolina the deadline has passed. For the majority of other states, the deadline is August.

According to the BBC, West does not appear to have registered his name with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for November’s election. The closest name the FEC database shows is a candidate called “Kanye Deez Nutz West”, who filed their papers with the Green Party in 2015 under the address “1977 Golddigger Avenue, Suite Yeezus” and appears to have raised no money.

Even though he hasn’t legally started his campaign, even a potential candidacy could have a major impact on the 2020 race.

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Over the years, Kanye has appeared to show support for both democrats and republicans since his rise to fame. He once denounced Republican president George W. Bush, famously accusing him of not ‘caring about Black people’ during the tragic Hurricane Katrina. However, in recent years, he has declared his support for Trump, both verbally and symbolically, by wearing a Make America Great Again red cap and holding meetings with Trump.

So as far as what a Kanye West presidency would like like…is anyone’s guess.

However, an even bigger concern is the rapper’s planned candidacy and how it could potentially help Trump’s bid for reelection. Anyone who may have voted for Trump in the past but is now on the fence, could see in Kanye a middle ground between Trump and Biden, Many fear a repeat of Jill Stein’s candidacy in 2016 that many say helped push the election in Trump’s favor.

Some fear that some torn between voting between Trump and Biden would instead make a protest vote for West – which could again throw the 2020 election to Trump. Even if West isn’t an official candidate on the 2020 ballot, many fear that people could write in his name.

Even though many expect his candidacy to be a publicity stunt, the Internet exploded with amazing memes.

Social media users have reacted both with shocking and hilarious tweets following the rapper’s tweet.

Many viewed West’s announcement as a publicity stunt just meant to add fuel to the dumpster fire that is 2020.

The year started off with record-setting Australian brush fires, an Amazon jungle burning to the ground, then came Coronavirus and a global pandemic and the continued murder of unarmed Black men by U.S. police forces followed by a massive movement for racial equality – 2020 has been one hell of a ride. And many think Kanye may simply be trying to get his name in the calendar of events.

Could the White House be a set for the Kardashian’s hit reality show?

Even though Donald Trump has basically already turned the White House into a reality TV set, the Kardashian’s could make it a real deal. They’re hit TV show is now in its 18th and allegedly finally season, but a chance to film in the White House could definitely help reignite the franchise.

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This E.L.F. x Chipotle Collab Is Every Burrito-Loving Makeup Addict’s Dream

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This E.L.F. x Chipotle Collab Is Every Burrito-Loving Makeup Addict’s Dream

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If you’ve ever steadily stuffed your face with a silver foil-wrapped bean burrito from Chipotle while applying a rigorous cat eye, we’re dedicating this post to you. Si chicas, your love for makeup and Mission-style burritos are getting the official mashup thanks to a new beauty partnership and the outcome will include a whole heck of a lot of glitter and eyeshadow that will have you looking snatched.

That’s right, Chipotle’s latest item is here to turn YOU into a snack.

Chipotle and e.l.f. announced over the weekend that they have teamed up to release an unlikely collaboration that features a limited edition burrito-inspired makeup kit.

The limited-edition kit includes a wrap of perfection.

With the $43 bundle,  E.l.f’s Matte Putty Primer, a Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow, a Matte Liquid Lipstick, a Bite-Size Eyeshadow, a Lip Lacquer, a Primer-Infused Blush, a Lip Exfoliator, a Blush Brush, and a Fluffy Eye Blender Brush can all be yours.

Of course, like any good collab, there’s a catch.

According to PopSugar, only 100 kits are currently being which means if you want burrito-style makeup fast you’re gonna have to act faster than the guy who wraps up your order.

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