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On March 3, 2020, more than one-third of U.S. voters will have the chance to head to the ballot box to vote in their state’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday.
Are candidates prioritizing early voting states like Iowa—the last four Democratic presidential nominees won the Iowa caucuses, after all—or looking ahead to the Super Tuesday states?
Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has already visited all 99 of Iowa’s counties. He completed that feat in August last year, four months before most Democratic contenders began trickling into the race.
Other candidates are betting on nontraditional paths to the White House. Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro (D) sees one running through the Southwest.
Favorite sons and daughters—like former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) in Texas and Sen. Kamala Harris (D) in California—are counting on home state support to boost their delegate counts.
I’m looking forward to seeing where candidates focus their campaign travel in the next seven months. It could indicate where they believe they need to build coalitions and gain delegates.
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