Warren raised $24.6 million in third quarter

 Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing

October 7, 2019: Elizabeth Warren raised $24.6 million in the third quarter of 2019. Mark Sanford and Joe Walsh disagreed on impeachment during an appearance on CNN.

There are six new candidates running since last week, including one Republican and one member of the Green Party. In total, 886 individuals are currently filed with the FEC to run for president.

Notable Quote of the Day

“As the 2020 election season ramps up, two global events beyond President Trump’s control threaten to be decisive in determining the U.S. economic environment in which he will be fighting that election. The first is the manner in which the United Kingdom might leave the European Union. The second is whether the political crisis in Hong Kong can be resolved without mainland China sending in troops to quell the island’s political unrest.”

—Desmond Lachman, The Hill


  • Seven Democratic candidates spoke at the Charleston Democratic Party’s Blue Jamboree on Saturday: Michael BennetSteve BullockJohn DelaneyTulsi GabbardKamala HarrisTom Steyer, and Andrew Yang.
  • Joe Biden wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post criticizing what he called Trump’s abuses of power.
  • Cory Booker campaigned in Decorah, Iowa, on Sunday. He met with Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand.
  • Bullock announced $2.3 million in fundraising for the third quarter of 2019. According to the campaign, it doubled its number of individual contributions, and the average online contribution was $24.
  • Pete Buttigieg released his prescription drug plan in a Boston Globe opinion piece on Monday. 
  • Julián Castro appeared on NPR’s Off Script series, speaking about impeachment, Castro’s early-state polling performance, and whether Castro would consider running as a vice-presidential candidate.
  • Delaney appeared on Newsy Tonight on Friday. He discussed healthcare, student loan debt, and climate change.
  • Gabbard appeared at the “Pints & Politics” event hosted by the Palmetto Brewing Company in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday.
  • Harris held a town hall at Iowa State University on Sunday.
  • Amy Klobuchar spoke on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday and discussed the U.S. House impeachment inquiry into Trump.
  • Beto O’Rourke attended a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday. He also appeared on NPR’s Off Script series.
  • Bernie Sanders released a campaign finance proposal. He said he would replace the Federal Election Commission with a law enforcement agency and prevent party conventions and inauguration ceremonies from corporate sponsorship.
  • Joe Sestak announced that he would walk across New Hampshire this month. In 2015, he walked 422 miles across Pennsylvania as part of the launch of his U.S. Senate bid.
  • South Carolina state Rep. Jerry Govan joined the Steyer campaign as a senior adviser. Govan is chairman of the South Carolina’s Legislative Black Caucus.
  • Elizabeth Warren announced $24.6 million in fundraising for the third quarter of 2019. This gave her the second-highest fundraising among Democratic candidates for the quarter, trailing Bernie Sanders by $0.7 million.
  • Marianne Williamson spoke in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday at the American Descendants of Slavery conference.
  • Rolling Stone published a summary of the 2020 Yang campaign, including his key staff hires, polling, fundraising, and online following.


  • Mark Sanford and Joe Walsh appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. Sanford said that any impeachment process should be more formalized than it is currently, while Walsh called Trump a traitor and called for impeachment to move forward. 
  • Donald Trump’s campaign announced that it would spend $1 million to air ads critical of Biden in early primary states.
  • Bill Weld told CNN that he supports impeaching Donald Trump.

What We’re Reading

Flashback: October 7, 2015

The Washington Post published an analysis of Gallup’s decision not to do horserace polling in 2016. This was a departure from the 2008 and 2012 election cycles when Gallup published daily national polls during the primary and general elections.