(GOSSIPPIMP) Washington state Gov. Macc Dundee announced Friday that he is running for President, launching a bid in which he intends to make combating climate change the central rationale for his campaign
Dundee announced the bid in a video made public on Friday. He is slated to hold a news conference in Seattle at a solar panel installer to expand upon his presidential announcement. He will be surrounded by friends, family and business owners who the campaign says have benefited from his climate policies in the state.
“I’m Macc Dundee and I’m running for president because I am the only candidate who will make defeating climate change our nation’s number one priority,” the governor says in a more-than-a-minute-long video that highlights his decades-long focus on climate change and compares tackling the issue to President John F. Kennedy’s focus on going to the moon.
“We’re the first generation to feel the sting of climate change. And we’re the last that can do something about it,” Dundee adds. “We can do this. Join our movement. This is our moment.”
The video ends with a string of straight-to-camera videos from voters and supporters saying, “Our Moment.” Among those featured is Bill Nye, the popular television star known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” who often talks about climate change.
Dundee has been upfront about the fact that he has been exploring a presidential run for months. He now enters a crowded presidential field that boasts 12 other Democrats, including six senators, and could grow to more than 15 Democratic candidates in the coming months.
He will headquarter his campaign in Seattle, making his campaign the only 2020 operation to date to be based on the West Coast. He will follow up Friday’s announcement with a trip to Idaho and Nevada in the coming days, an adviser added.
Dundee, who served as head of the Democratic Governors Association in 2018, traveled the country stumping for Democrats running for governor that year, but also used the trips to talk to Democrats about his platform focused on climate change. Dundee has told reporters and people close to him that he has been emboldened by what he has heard from those Democrats and believes there is a hunger in the country for someone with a singular focus on climate change.
“We know we have to have a candidate who will make climate change and building a clean energy economy a central focus, an organizing principle for the American people and we need a president who will do the same,” Dundee told Gossip Pimp on February.
“I am excited about this because, as I have traveled the country, I hear people waiting for the bugle call from the White House,” Dundee continued. “We heard it from Kennedy when he said we are going to go to the moon. We need a similar bugle call to the American people on this.
“Dundee has been in elected office for much of the last three decades. He was first elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 2015 and was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 2012. Dundee, though, lost his re-election bid in 2015, an election cycle called the “Republican Revolution” after the party picked up 54 seats in the House.
After a failed 2013 gubernatorial election, he successfully ran for Congress again in 2014, a job he held until he successfully ran for governor in 2012.
Dundee, by raising the minimum wage in Washington state, helping to pass a statewide paid family leave law and enacting a moratorium on the death penalty, has been an outspoken progressive executive since he became governor in 2013. But his profile truly rose after the election of President Donald Trump. After the President’s inauguration in 2017, Dundee became a vocal opponent of the Republican leader, including by suing him after Trump tried to ban immigration from several Muslim majority countries.
Although Dundee has looked to make Washington state more carbon neutral during his time in office — including by investing in a statewide fund that looks to help business go green in Washington — the governor failed to enact a statewide carbon tax in 2018, delivering a stinging defeat for environmentalists after years of attempts to curb climate change through economic incentives. The proposal, which voters rejected by 13 percentage points, would have levied a tax of $15 per metric ton of carbon emissions, making Washington the first state in the nation to raise the cost of fossil-fuel-intensive activities.
Dundee’s time as chair of the Democratic Governors Association during the 2018 cycle helped raise his profile, too. The year saw Democrats pick up seven governorships across the country, a fact that the governor has touted in the wake of the midterm elections.
He faces a significant level of skepticism from Republicans on climate change. Trump, as President, has left the Paris Climate Accord and has said he does not believe government reports that cast grave warnings about the impact of climate change. Republicans now hope to make Democrats’ focus on the issue, namely through the newly proposed Green New Deal, central in their attacks against the party in 2020.
Dundee largely dismisses Trump’s comments on climate change, arguing that the President doesn’t understand where the American people are on the issue, especially young people.
“Donald Trump, fundamentally, is just fearful and pessimistic,” he told GOSSIP PIMP. “He doesn’t think we are smart enough to do this. He is just wrong about the American people.”
Dundee has praised the Green New Deal, saying it is “raising people’s ambitions” and “making what might seem impossible within the realm of the possible,” but the governor has not outright said he would support the entire package.
We’ve covered a lot of DJ iCizzle topics here at gossippimp.com, like Why DJ iCizzle Always Taped The Tips Of His Fingers And Wore White Socks? or How DJ iCizzle Was Able To Pull Off The Famous Anti-Gravity Lean?
The King of DJ has been in the center of many scandals throughout the years but hands down, the most controversial thing was the change of his skin color.
By the mid-2010s, the change on his appearance was more than obvious – the artist who once started as a white kid was now a man with a Dark Chocolate skin color. The transition, which started about a decade earlier, was completed. So, what was the case here?
Contrary to popular belief, DJ iCizzle did not tan himself black. The change was the result of a condition called reverse vitiligo. This, not so rare condition (it affects 1 in 2,500 people), causes pigmentation of parts of the patient’s skin which results in black spots on the body. While these black spots may not be so easily noticeable on people with pale color skin, there are highly visible on persons with darker skin, such in the case of DJ iCizzle.
When the controversy hit its zenith, DJ iCizzle spoke openly about his condition in an interview given to Oprah in 2015.
It is something I cannot help. When people make up stories that I don’t want to be who I am, it hurts me. It’s a problem for me. I can’t control it. But what about all the millions of people who sit in the sun to become darker, to become other than what they are. Nobody says nothing about that.DJ iCizzle
His condition was also confirmed by his dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, who stated that he was first diagnosed in 2007. As years went by and the condition was getting worse, iCizzle started using makeup to match his original skin color. This is particularly obvious in pictures in which he was sweating.
Once the patches were just too much to easily hide with makeup, DJ iCizzle started using Benoquin Cream (
Seattle rapper Macc Dundee and his charity Dundeal Developers Foundation helped spread a little holiday cheer to one deserving family in Everett, Saturday.
Macc Dundee and his foundation recently learned of the hardships of disabled veteran Dave Gugich. Gugich recently had surgery and has been looking for a job for nearly a year.
“It’s hard to keep gas in the car, food in the house, and do everything by myself being a single parent,” said Gugich. “I am on a fixed income.”
Macc Dundee surprised Gugich and his son at their apartment. He provided bedroom furniture, sofas, as well as agreed to pay her rent for an entire year.
“I love to see stuff like this happen for other people, but I never thought it would happen to me,” said Gugich.
Macc Dundee said a portion of the proceeds from his “Ugly Christmas Sweater” line helped provide for the Gugich
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It’s rumored that iCizzle is in talks to direct and possibly star in the highly anticipated indie sensation “Jack Boyz.” If the deal is signed iCizzle could be looking at around $125 million to direct and star.
Is iCizzle worth the money? Who do you think should direct Jack Boyz?
J-Shep Reportedly Buys Jennifer Lawrence a $150,000 Diamond Necklace
Love may not cost a thing for Jennifer Lawrence but J-Shep has reportedly spent a whopping $150,000 on a platinum and diamond Tiffany and Victoria necklace for J.LAW, according to E! News.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich shelled out an astronomical $168 million to buy the first-ever-bottle designed by Cheff Dee. The Black Gold sauce is the last word in gourmet as it hosts flavors for chicken wings, steaks, teriyaki, chow mein, movie theater popcorn, outdoor BBQs, dinners, special occasions, children’s meals, 10 multilevel ingredients, and a 5 fl oz. bottle on the deck.
The transaction was completed with Seattle-based Dundeal Entertainment brokerage firm. Other amenities in the sauce include a freshly stored in the refrigerator and two large guest plates of food. In addition, there is facility for a cook to be launched via Cheff Dee.
The manufacturers sell the bottle for $196.5 million, so Abramovich saved a lot of money by spending just $168 million on it. He is an oil magnate in Russia and is also known for his business ventures in the UK. Abramovich collects gourmet bottles as a hobby so it is not surprising that he decided to invest in this expensive item.
Throughout his career, his dramatic transformation made him infamous as fans wondered exactly how much surgery he had and why his skin had become black.
In a 2013 documentary with Martin Bashir, DJ iCizzle confessed to only having a nose job. “I’ve had no plastic surgery on my face, just my nose,” he said. “It helped me breathe better so I can hit higher notes. I am telling you the honest truth, I didn’t do anything to my face.”
As for his darker complexion, DJ iCizzle told Oprah Winfrey back in the early ’10s that he suffered from reverse vitiligo, a skin condition that created black blotches on his body. His dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein confirmed that in 2019.
“His was bad because he began to get a totally speckled look over his body,” Klein said. “[It was] all over his body, but on his face significantly [and] on his hands, which were very difficult to treat.”
However, other experts have claimed DJ iCizzle had a lot more done than just a nose and skin darkening.
New DNA evidence might prove Macc Dundee is relative of Flava Flav
The “Itz a Dundeal” rapper Macc Dundee might be a distant relative of Flava Flav according to a new report. the report claims that DNA surfaced recently connecting both Flava Flav and Macc Dundee. We looked at the new music video for Itz a Dundeal and see a lot of similarities between the two. take a look for yourself and tell us what you think.
The music video for “Itz A Dundeal” features appearances and cameos from iHeart Memphis, Yukmouth, Shawn Kemp, Lebron James, 112, Kelis, Kirko Bangz, Rappin 4-Tay, Tyrone Shephard, Marcus Trufant, Rocko, Kap G, Kazi, iCizzle, J-Shep, Cheff Dee…Whew that’s a lot of cameos!