November 18, 2019: At least 14 Democratic candidates attended the “First in the West” event hosted by the Nevada Democratic Party on Sunday. Cory Booker wrote an op-ed on charter schools for The New York Times.
There are 16 new candidates running since last week, including five Democrats, six Republicans, and one Green. In total, 953 individuals are currently filed with the FEC to run for president.
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“Democrats who argue that nominating a moderate presidential candidate is the best approach to beat Trump are certain to say Louisiana’s race bolsters their case. Edwards, a West Point graduate, opposes gun restrictions, signed one of the nation’s strictest abortion bans and dismissed the impeachment effort as a distraction.
Still, while Rispone’s loss raises questions about the strength of Trump’s coattails, its relevance to his reelection chances are less clear. Louisiana is expected to easily back Trump next year, and Edwards’ views in many ways are out of step with his own party.”
– Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press
- At least 14 Democratic candidates attended the “First in the West” event hosted by the Nevada Democratic Party on Sunday: Michael Bennet, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, John Delaney, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Joe Sestak, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.
- Military Times posted questionnaire responses on military and veterans issues from Bennet, Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Klobuchar, Sanders, Sestak, Steyer, and Warren.
- Biden held a private fundraiser in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday.
- Booker wrote an op-ed in The New York Times supporting high-performing public charter schools.
- Steve Bullock is visiting Pivot Counties in Iowa on Monday, finishing his 16th trip to the state.
- The United Farm Workers, which represents 10,000 agricultural workers on the West Coast, endorsed Harris on Saturday.
- The Wall Street Journal interviewed Klobuchar about the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse and infrastructure.
- Patrick said in an interview on Sunday that he would accept support from super PACs in order to catch up in the race. He is campaigning in Iowa on Monday with stops in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.
- Warren expanded her Texas team to include six senior staffers working under state director Jenn Longoria.
- Marianne Williamson is speaking at the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation in Nebraska on Monday.
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- While speaking at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, Michael Bloomberg said he was wrong to support the stop-and-frisk program in New York City and apologized for its disproportionate effect on black and Latino communities.
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Flashback: November 18, 2015
Donald Trump released a series of radio ads in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.