Sanders hits 4 million contributions milestone

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November 19, 2019: The Bernie Sanders campaign announced it had received more than 4 million donations. Donald Trump launched a six-figure ad campaign in black community newspapers and on urban-format radio stations. blank    blankblank   

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Notable Quote of the Day

“Impeachment hearings are engulfing Washington, but in one surprising place — the Democratic presidential primary — it’s as if the unfolding saga hardly exists. …

It’s not that they don’t have strong opinions on the matter. When asked, the candidates nearly unanimously offer full-throated support to the impeachment effort. Rather, the turn away from impeachment reflects a simple calculus. For all the politicization of the issue, it’s of limited utility as a battering ram in a primary where most everyone — including the grassroots, party leaders and the candidates — is in agreement on the impropriety of the president’s actions.”

– David Siders, Politico


  • Julián CastroKamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren spoke at the Black Community Summit about community development in Las Vegas on Monday.

  • Joe Biden issued a plan to end violence against women on Monday, including expanding access to housing assistance and paid leave for issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 

  • Cory Booker discussed gun violence, marijuana, and his personal life in an interview on The Wendy Williams Show on Monday.

  • Steve Bullock is airing a new ad in Iowa on prosecutorial authority “to follow the evidence all the way to the top”, including cases involving sitting presidents.

  • Pete Buttigieg issued a college affordability plan on Monday that would make public college tuition-free for households with an annual income of less than $100,000. It would also invest $120 billion into the Pell Grant program.

  • Amy Klobuchar held a roundtable on voting rights in Atlanta on Monday. Klobuchar also filed for the Ohio Democratic primary.

  • Wayne Messam is speaking at the Diversity in the Affordable Housing Industry Forum in Atlanta on Tuesday.

  • Deval Patrick has two public events in South Carolina on Tuesday, including a community conversation in Columbia hosted by the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina.

  • The Bernie Sanders campaign announced it had received more than 4 million donations, a milestone it had not reached until after the New Hampshire primary during the 2016 election.

  • Tom Steyer earned his fourth and final qualifying poll on Monday for the December debate. He has not yet met the 200,000-donor threshold. Steyer also released his $1.5 trillion healthcare plan that would build on the Affordable Care Act with a public option.

  • Warren issued an addendum to her housing plan on Monday focused on tenants’ legal rights, including a federal just cause eviction standard.

  • Marianne Williamson is finishing her campaign visit to Nebraska with events in Omaha on Tuesday.

  • Andrew Yang wrote an op-ed in The Atlanta Voice about his plan for technology regulation.


  • Donald Trump launched a six-figure ad campaign in black community newspapers and on urban-format radio stations in 11 markets across the country.

Flashback: November 19, 2015

During a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations, Hillary Clinton discussed her plan to combat the Islamic State.blank