The Daily Brew Summer Camp: Emily, Zoe, & Super Tuesday

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The Daily Brew: Summer Camp

Emily Aubert's Zoe 

Good morning, Brew readers!
I’m Emily Aubert. You may have seen my name before in Ballotpedia’s presidential coverage.

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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-Emily Aubert

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Notes from Brew readers like you

What are you doing this summer?
“I am nominally leading a neighborhood fight against an unnecessary section of the interstate 11 in our neighborhood.”

What are your favorite political stories?
“My favorite political stories are about the various politicians. I enjoy reading about recall elections… I also enjoy reading summaries of the Supreme Court’s decisions and what it means for the future.”

-Maryeileen

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About the author

Dave Beaudoin

Dave Beaudoin is a project director at Ballotpedia and can be reached at dave.beaudoin@ballotpedia.org

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