“I have not had one conversation of even small concern over these three [Republican challengers]. Not even a hint and I’m talking about five to 20 text emails or phone conversations a day with the R.N.C. and the Trump campaign.”
– Jeff Kaufmann, Iowa Republican Party chairman
“They are talented and will weaken President Trump and I am hopeful there will be more that enter the race.”
– Anthony Scaramucci, former Trump White House communications director
Cory Booker issued his labor policy plan on Wednesday. It calls for strengthening collective bargaining, addressing worker misclassification issues, and using new models for organizing like sectoral bargaining.
Pete Buttigiegwrote an op-ed in The Washington Post presenting his proposal for “Medicare for All Who Want It.”
Castro issued his housing plan on Wednesday with a focus on addressing rental affordability, aligning housing policy with climate policy, and increasing homeownership.
In an interview on Fox News’ Your World, Tulsi Gabbard continued to criticize the Trump administration’s relationship with Saudi Arabia Wednesday.
Kamala Harris is planning to increase her presence in Iowa, according to a Politico report. The effort will include weekly visits to the state and doubling her ground operation, which currently has 65 staff members.
In his marijuana legalization plan released Thursday, Beto O’Rourke proposed using clemency power to release people incarcerated for marijuana possession and funding “Drug War Justice Grants” through a tax on the marijuana industry.
The Sanders campaign confirmed Wednesday that Iowa political director Jess Mazour had departed the campaign.