Buttigieg and Castro air new ads in Iowa

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November 6, 2019: Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro are airing new ads in Iowa. Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally in Monroe, Louisiana. blank    blankblank   

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Notable Quotes of the Day

“Tuesday’s results continued to demonstrate GOP problems in the suburbs since Trump took office. The latest was in northern Kentucky in the Cincinnati suburbs, where Bevin won in 2015 and Beshear won in 2019. Or in northern Mississippi, in the Memphis suburbs where the GOP margin in DeSoto County dropped from 61 points to 20 points, according to Ryan Matsumoto, a contributing analyst to Inside Elections. These are just the latest pieces of evidence after Democrat Dan McCready’s overperformance in the Charlotte suburbs from 2018 to the 2019 special election in North Carolina’s 9th District. It should be particularly concerning for President Trump in his efforts to win Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, and Texas in 2020.”

– Nathan GonzalesRoll Call

“Yes, Trump went to Kentucky on Monday night to stump for Bevin. And, yes, he told the crowd at a Lexington rally that losing the governor’s race would send ‘a really bad message.’

But every other major GOP candidate seeking statewide office in the Bluegrass State won their race. The governor’s mansion in Mississippi is going to stay red (after Trump also stumped in that state recently). And Virginia isn’t a purple state so the Democrats’ sweep there isn’t as foreshadowing as it might be in other states.”

– Ledyard KingUSA Today


  • Michael Bennet is filing for the New Hampshire primary on Wednesday and holding campaign events in the state.

  • In a Medium post on Tuesday, Joe Biden wrote about healthcare and responded to Elizabeth Warren’s criticism that he was running in the “wrong presidential primary.” He said that the comments are “representative of an elitism that working and middle class people do not share.”

  • Cory Booker wrote in an op-ed in Essence that the Democratic nominee must be able to build a diverse coalition.

  • Steve Bullock spoke about winning in red states during an interview on MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily.

  • Pete Buttigieg released his sixth television ad in Iowa, which highlights his speech at the Liberty and Justice Dinner in Iowa. 

  • Julián Castro is airing a new ad in Iowa comparing his policies to Trump’s as part of a $50,000 ad buy.

  • Kamala Harris will campaign in New Hampshire on Wednesday and Thursday.

  • After filing for the New Hampshire primary on Wednesday, Amy Klobuchar will hold a rally at the New Hampshire State House and attend several town halls.

  • The Bernie Sanders campaign said the media was ignoring Sanders’ poll performance, which the campaign described as a surge in its daily newsletter.

  • Joe Sestak spoke on Newsmax about Mexican cartels, the border, and the impeachment inquiry.

  • Tom Steyer is attending a town hall in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

  • Warren released a veterans policy plan on Tuesday. She said she would propose pay raises at or above the Employment Cost Index, increase employment for military spouses, and expand DOD childcare centers, among other policies.

  • Marianne Williamson is speaking at Scripps College and Pomonal College in California Wednesday.

  • Andrew Yang is returning to New Hampshire Wednesday for a three-day tour beginning in Portsmouth.


  • Donald Trump will hold a rally in Monroe, Louisiana, on Wednesday night. The state is holding a gubernatorial runoff election on Nov. 16.

Flashback: November 6, 2015

Reps. Kristi Noem and Mike Pompeo endorsed Marco Rubio.