December 30, 2019: Elizabeth Warren has raised $17 million in the fourth quarter so far, down from more than $24 million in the third quarter. Chris Myers, executive director of the California Democratic Party, will step down from that role to lead Bloomberg’s campaign in California.
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“‘Florida has become the familiar stomping grounds for candidate’s third cousins, spouses, and siblings,’ political strategist Screven Watson joked about this year’s election cycle so far. But he predicts that candidates will be forced to eat their political vegetables and spend more time in the Sunshine State in coming months.
‘When it becomes showtime, Florida is too important to blow off,’ said Watson, an unaffiliated Democrat. ‘Like the annual trip to the dentist, they will begrudgingly show up.’”
Joe Bidenreleased the names of more than 200 donors who had raised $25,000 or more for his campaign. He will campaign in New Hampshire Dec. 29-30 and return to Iowa for a four-day trip from Jan. 2.-6. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (Calif.), the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD Pac, endorsed Biden.
Michael Bloomberg announced he will open a Texas headquarters in Houston and 16 field offices across the state. He also will relocate his national headquarters to Times Square. On Dec. 24, Bloomberg said his campaign had ended its relationship with a company that used prison labor to make calls for the campaign. Chris Myers, executive director of the California Democratic Party, will step down from that role to lead Bloomberg’s campaign in California.
Tom Steyer is kicking off his five-day “People Over Profits” bus tour of Iowa on Jan 1. He will open his first campaign office in California in Fresno on Monday.
Elizabeth Warren will host a town hall in New Hampshire on Jan. 2. The Warren campaign announced in an email to supporters on Dec. 27 that her campaign had raised $17 million in the fourth quarter so far, marking a 30 percent drop from the previous quarter.
Andrew Yang campaigned in South Carolina on Dec. 26-27. He participated in an interview on MSNBC on Dec. 27 after refusing to go on the network for weeks because he said it omitted him from parts of its coverage.
The Donald Trump campaign launched a website providing supporters with arguments defending Trump against liberal relatives during the holiday season.