Deval Patricks announces 2020 presidential election bid

Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing

November 14, 2019: Deval Patrick entered the 2020 presidential race. Ten candidates qualified for the Democratic debate on Nov. 20.

 Presidential poll highlights, 2019-2020 - Monmouth University (November 7-11, 2019)
Presidential poll highlights, 2019-2020 - Quinnipiac University (November 6-10, 2019)

Notable Quote of the Day

“The upshot of these survey results is that the order in which the candidates leave the race matters. If, let’s say, Sanders were to drop out due to health reasons, Warren would be the most prominent beneficiary, as she is the second choice of over a third of Sanders’ voters (compared to only 13% for Biden). If, for some unlikely reason, Warren were to leave the race, Sanders would be helped far more than Biden. If Biden were to bow out, there would be no clear-cut winner, as Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg would split his votes relatively evenly.”

– David Brady and Brett Parker, Stanford University


  • Ten candidates qualified for the fifth Democratic primary debate: Joe BidenCory BookerPete ButtigiegTulsi GabbardKamala HarrisAmy KlobucharBernie SandersTom SteyerElizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang. The debate will take place in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios on Nov. 20.

  • Michael Bennet is campaigning in New Hampshire on Friday with events in Manchester and Nashua.

  • Biden issued a $1.3 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, which includes investment in electric car charging stations, high-speed railways, and clean energy.

  • Buttigieg released a new statewide television and digital ad in Iowa, which focuses on his Medicare for All Who Want It proposal.

  • Julián Castro released his policy plan for people with disabilities on Wednesday. He called for funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and repealing the subminimum wage program in Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • John Delaney purchased 30-minute program blocks for a television special in Iowa covering his positions on healthcare, climate change, jobs, and other issues. The special will air first on Nov. 17 with additional broadcasts until the caucuses.

  • Harris is attending events Friday in Long Beach, California, including the Equality CA LGBTQ Reception. CNBC reported that the Harris campaign planned to boost its digital outreach in Iowa. 

  • Deval Patrick joined the Democratic presidential primary with a video announcement on Thursday.

  • Sanders is holding a Green New Deal rally in Fresno, California, on Friday.

  • Joe Sestak filed for the New Hampshire primary on Wednesday.

  • Warren is airing an ad on CNBC that promotes her wealth tax and criticizes billionaires who oppose it.

  • Marianne Williamson continues to campaign in Nevada on Thursday with events in Reno and Sparks.

  • Yang is airing two new ads in New Hampshire about healthcare and universal basic income as part of a mid-six figures ad buy.


Flashback: November 14, 2015

The second Democratic presidential primary debate was held with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley participating.