“If Democrats learned anything in 2016 — an open question, surely — it is that it is impossible to win with a campaign that is not about anything except the all-consuming ‘Can you believe he said that?’ badness of one’s opponent. McMansion wine moms in Northern Virginia want to hear about what a misogynist the gross orange man is, and they will pay $4600 a pop for the privilege. The voters Democrats actually need in 2020 are the ones in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania who want to hear that Trump is right about trade and manufacturing and the swamp but that he has shown he can’t get the job done.”
Michael Bennet‘s campaign wrote in a press release that “candidates running on Medicare for All, like Elizabeth Warren, open themselves up to attack from Donald Trump in the general election if they are not clear about the $31 trillion middle-class tax increase that comes with their healthcare plan.”
Biden was endorsed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Tuesday.
Bookermet with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register.
Steve Bullockannounced $2.3 million in third-quarter fundraising. He has raised a total of $4.3 million in the five months he’s been campaigning. The campaign said it hopes to be approved for public matching funds.
Buttigiegreleased a digital ad titled “Light the Way” in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada Tuesday. The ad features video from a Buttigieg rally in Nevada where attendees used cellphones to light the stage amid a power outage.
Tulsi Gabbard was interviewed by John Stossel. They discussed foreign policy, government spending, and drug legalization.
Harrisreleased her Children’s Agenda, which includes proposals for up to six months of paid family and medical leave, more nurses and social workers at schools, and criminal justice reforms.
Klobucharcriticized Donald Trump’s decision to remove troops from the Syrian border. She told Iowa’s KMA News, “We should be dealing with China right now in trying to work out this trade war, all right? … We should be dealing with farm prices. Instead, he causes all these self-inflicted wounds, whether it is getting out of the Iranian agreement, so that that’s blowing up, and they are enriching uranium and blowing the caps, to what is happening now with Syria.”
Beto O’Rourkereleased a plan focused on women, including proposals to address pay gaps, provide up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and guarantee private insurance coverage of abortion.
Sanderssaid Tuesday he was “feeling good” and “getting stronger” after his heart attack. He also said, “[I]f there’s any message that I hope we can get out there is that I want people to pay attention to the symptoms. When you’re hurting, when you’re fatigued, when you have pain in your chest, listen to it.”
Warren gave details of her account of experiencing pregnancy discrimination after the Washington Free Beacon published documents stating that Warren’s contract to teach had been renewed and that she had resigned in 1971. Warren maintained that she was fired after her pregnancy began to show that year.
Mark Sanfordsaid on Fox Business that he thinks there “will be a financial storm the likes of which we’ve never seen” within the next four years.
Donald Trumpsaid of his decision to remove U.S. troops from the border of Syria, “We may be in the process of leaving Syria, but in no way have we Abandoned the Kurds, who are special people and wonderful fighters.” He said he had campaigned on ending wars.
Joe Walsh was interviewed by Boston station WBZ. He discussed his criticisms of Trump and his past support for Trump. Asked whether Trump should be impeached, Walsh said, “Hell yes.”
Bill Weldpublished a piece in Foreign Affairs saying, “I am running against Trump for the Republican nomination for president in part to return the United States to the stable, bipartisan foreign policy that brought the United States through the Cold War.”
Hillary Clinton’s campaign had aired around 5,500 TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire—about one-quarter of ads in the 2016 presidential race to date from any source, including Democratic and Republican candidates, political parties, and super PACs, The Center for Public Integrity reported.
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