De Blasio could drop out by Oct. 1 if he does not qualify for fourth debate


Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing

September 5, 2019: Bill de Blasio said he could drop out of the presidential race by Oct. 1. Michael Bennet released an education plan focused on primary and secondary education.

 Daily Presidential News Briefing - Morning Consult (Early States) August 26 - September 1, 2019
Daily Presidential News Briefing - Morning Consult (National) August 26 - September 1, 2019

Notable Quotes of the Day

“Yet it’s been an uphill battle for the progressive judicial groups pressing candidates to talk about the courts. In five hours of debate between 2020 Democratic candidates in July, for example, judicial nominations weren’t brought up once. … No Democratic candidate has released a list of judges they would consider nominating to the Supreme Court the way Trump did in 2016.”

– Tessa Berenson, TIME

“They clearly need to step up. Too often the Democrats have ceded to the right the federal courts, allowing them to energize their base. Judges make decisions that affect every aspect of our life, and by ignoring this topic, they do so at their peril, because Americans do care.”

– Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice Action Campaign


  • Michael Bennet issued an education policy proposal focused on primary and secondary education that would expand home visits, child nutrition programs, exposure to vocabulary, the Child Tax Credit, and universal preschool.

  • Joe Biden appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night and will remain in New York for two fundraisers on Thursday.

  • Bill de Blasio said he could drop out of the presidential race if he did not qualify for the fourth primary debate by Oct. 1.

  • Cory Booker will campaign Friday in Portland, Maine.

  • Steve Bullock called for the creation of an Office of Rural Affairs in his rural policy proposal released Wednesday. Bullock also said he would end the trade war, launch rural opportunity zones, address infrastructure issues, and expand the Conservation Reserve Program.

  • Pete Buttigieg will attend a fundraiser Friday in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • John Delaney tweeted a video explaining his plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions.

  • The Atlantic profiled Tulsi Gabbard in an article titled, “Tulsi Gabbard, the Mystery Candidate.”

  • Kamala Harris will campaign in New Hampshire Friday.

  • Amy Klobuchar will speak about the economy at Manchester Community College Friday as part of a presidential forum series.

  • Wayne Messam appeared in a news report about how Miramar responded to Hurricane Dorian.

  • Beto O’Rourke will campaign in Massachusetts Thursday with a stop at Tufts University.

  • Tim Ryan will speak at a town hall Friday in New Hampshire in partnership with NARAL.

  • In an appearance on The ViewBernie Sanders discussed the difference between his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.

  • Tom Steyer will speak at the University of New Hampshire’s new 2020 presidential primary series on Friday.

  • In an interview on NPR Politics PodcastElizabeth Warren spoke about student loan debt, the filibuster, and gun safety legislation.

  • Marianne Williamson will campaign in New Hampshire Friday.

  • Andrew Yang appeared on CBS This Morning, where he discussed how he could appeal to Trump voters.


  • Donald Trump campaign officials said Trump could hold rallies in Minnesota, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada by the end of the year.

  • New York Magazine interviewed Joe Walsh about his presidential campaign, racism, Islam, and the media.

Flashback: September 5, 2015

NBC News reported on the Draft Biden initiative’s efforts in Iowa.