Sanford drops Republican primary bid against Trump

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November 13, 2019: Mark Sanford ended his presidential campaign on Tuesday. Public hearings begin in the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. blank    blankblank  

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Notable Quote of the Day

“The party could well be too capacious to coalesce around any single candidate with sufficient intensity to take down President Trump.

The Democratic electorate is extremely broad in ideological terms. During the last presidential cycle, a lifelong socialist independent who joined the Democrats only to compete for the party’s nomination managed to come in a strong second place to a center-left candidate fully supported by the Democratic establishment. Four years later, a billionaire who’s most accurately described as a liberal Republican is attracting modest but significant support among a very different kind of Democrat before he’s even officially joined the race.

The distance separating Bernie Sanders from Michael Bloomberg is impossibly vast. Yet those are the ideological boundaries of the Democratic Party in 2019.”

– Damon Linker, The Week


  • Joe Biden released an ad focused on his foreign policy experience in Iowa on Tuesday. The ad, which will air on television and digital channels, is part of a previously announced $4 million ad buy in the state.

  • Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio), who dropped out of the presidential race in October, endorsed Biden.

  • In an episode of the Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart podcast, Cory Booker discussed gun violence, healthcare, and his campaign.

  • Booker and Kamala Harris also participated in a town hall hosted by the NAACP on Tuesday about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed against Comcast.

  • Steve Bullock discussed bipartisanship and his presidential campaign in an interview on Boston Public Radio.

  • Julián Castro attended an immigration roundtable in Iowa with refugees from Honduras and El Salvador on Tuesday.

  • Amy Klobuchar will attend a campaign event in San Carlos, California, on Thursday.

  • National Nurses United is set to formally endorse Bernie Sanders in Oakland, California, on Friday.

  • Joe Sestak wrote an op-ed about defense spending in the Newark Star-Ledger.

  • Tom Steyer filed for the New Hampshire state primary on Tuesday.

  • Elizabeth Warren proposed a corporate perjury law on Tuesday that would establish criminal liability for companies and executives that knowingly provide false information to U.S. agencies.

  • Marianne Williamson will speak at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Wednesday.


  • Mark Sanford ended his presidential campaign on Tuesday. “I don’t think on the Republican side there is any appetite for a nuanced conversation on issues when there’s an impeachment overhead,” Sanford said.

  • Donald Trump spoke at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, where he said that economic growth would be the focus of his re-election campaign.

  • Public hearings begin in the impeachment inquiry into Trump on Wednesday.

  • Bill Weld will campaign in New Hampshire and file for the state primary on Wednesday.

On the Cusp: Tracking Potential Candidates

Flashback: November 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton led the Democratic field in an early superdelegate count by the Associated Press with at least 359 superdelegates.