“Looking back at the 2016 cycle, the number of GOP endorsements didn’t really balloon either until February 2016, when the first four primary contests occurred. During that month, 56 Republican senators, representatives and governors endorsed or switched their endorsements. And Trump only got his first endorsement from a member of Congress or governor on Feb. 24, one day after he won the Nevada caucuses and four days after winning the South Carolina primary. It wasn’t until late March that more than 50 percent of Republicans had endorsed a presidential candidate. …
When party leaders stay out or support a range of candidates, the nomination race tends to be wide open. And while, according to Karol, some of the leading Democratic contenders may have an easier time being accepted by different factions of the party than, say, Bush or Cruz in 2016, signs still point to an unpredictable contest.”
– Geoffrey Skelley, FiveThirtyEight
In an interview on CNN, Michael Bennet said that pushing for a mandatory gun buyback program would be “a recipe for getting nothing done.”
Kirsten Gillibranddiscussed the possibility of a mandatory federal buyback program Wednesday. “I think we should ban assault weapons as well as large magazines, and as part of passing that ban, do a buyback program across the country so that those who own them can be … compensated for their money that they spent,” she said.
Kamala Harrisunveiled her plan to combat domestic terrorism, which included red flag measures called “Domestic Terrorism Prevention Orders” and background check requirements for websites that sell firearms.
Marcia Fudge endorsedHarris Thursday, marking her tenth endorsement from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.