October 8, 2019: Amy Klobuchar’s campaign raised $4.8 million last quarter. Next Tuesday’s 12-candidate Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio, will be the largest single primary debate ever.
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Notable Quote of the Day
“One thing we can say for sure is that something has changed in the race in the wake of Sanders’ heart attack. The burden of proof has now shifted directly to Sanders and, to a slightly lesser extent, Biden and Warren. Rather than their opponents needing to find some non-tacky way to raise the age question, that trio now has to find ways to address voter concerns about it. Which is a subtle but important shift — particularly given that it is very hard to ask questions about whether candidates are too old without getting major blowback.”
—Chris Cillizza, CNN
- The next Democratic primary debate is in one week on Tuesday, October 15. Twelve candidates will be on stage, making it the largest single presidential primary debate ever. Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer are the only two candidates who will participate that did not qualify for the September debate. The event takes place at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, and Marc Lacey will moderate.
- Michael Bennet campaigned in New Hampshire, canvassing neighborhoods with a local school board candidate.
- Joe Biden released a higher education proposal on Tuesday that would guarantee two years of free community college or technical training.
- Cory Booker campaigned in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, part of a four-day swing through the state. He spoke at a climate change forum in Cedar Rapids and a town hall in Iowa City.
- Pete Buttigieg called for an end to the war in Afghanistan Monday, on the 18th anniversary of the beginning of the war.
- Julián Castro visited a refugee camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, where he criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
- Gabbard held a town hall in Fairfield, Iowa.
- Kamala Harris campaigned in Des Moines, Ames, and Ankeny, attending a story time event at an elementary school and a town hall.
- Amy Klobuchar announced $4.8 million in fundraising for the third quarter of 2019. That figure is more than her $3.9 million from Q2 but less than her $5.2 million from Q1.
- Beto O’Rourke appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered on Monday.
- Joe Sestak appeared on WMUR’s The Trail podcast. He discussed his foreign policy experience among the Democratic primary field.
- Steyer released an economic plan calling for a $15 minimum wage, repealing the Trump tax cuts, and implementing a 1 percent wealth tax on individuals worth more than $32 million. His plan also includes congressional term limits and repealing Citizens United, which Steyer said would limit corporate power in the U.S. economy.
- Elizabeth Warren released a plan that she says would “strengthen the integrity and impartiality of the federal judiciary.” It calls for a new recusal process, banning judges from holding stock, and requiring written explanations of recusal decisions from Supreme Court Justices.
- Marianne Williamson spoke to supporters in Claremont, New Hampshire. She spoke about having a referendum to require one year of national service for adults under 30 and her plans to create a U.S. Department of Peace.
- Andrew Yang appeared at Rich Brian’s The Sailor Tour in New York City.
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Flashback: October 8, 2015
CNN Business detailed then-candidate Donald Trump’s (R) efforts to prevent the use of his trademarked phrase “Make America Great Again” on merchandise sold by vendors other than his official campaign website.