Bloomberg campaigns in Deep South

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December 3, 2019: Michael Bloomberg will campaign in Jackson, Mississippi. Pete Buttigieg makes a $2 million statewide ad buy in South Carolina. 

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Notable Quote of the Day

“There has been a pretty consistent story line since Donald Trump’s election, which is Southeastern Pennsylvania being agitated, voting in higher numbers than it normally does, and becoming more Democratic. An increase in energy and turnout in Philadelphia can make a big difference statewide given the size of Philadelphia, particularly given the very tight margin by which Donald Trump carried the state.”

– J.J. Balaban, Democratic strategist



  • The Donald Trump campaign announced Monday that it would no longer permit Bloomberg reporters to cover its campaign events. Trump and Republican leadership also released a joint statement criticizing Google’s policy on microtargeted political ads.

  • Bill Weld appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday night.

Flashback: December 3, 2015

Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore, John Kasich, and Donald Trump spoke at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s presidential forum.