Bloomberg, Trump each spend $10 million on Super Bowl ads

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January 8, 2020: Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump have each reportedly spent $10 million on Super Bowl ads. Democratic presidential candidates react to the Iranian missile attacks on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. soldiers.        

Notable Quote of the Day

“More Democratic voters are commenting on and questioning candidates more about the U.S. strike killing Qassem Soleimani than they did about the impeachment vote in December, the CBS News Political Unit is finding. Voters tell CBS that the deployment of troops and fears of Iranian retaliation impact their daily lives more than the immediate results of an impeachment trial.

Following the strike against Soleimani, voters at candidate town halls over the weekend asked more questions about foreign policy than they did about impeachment at the town halls that took place during the weekend in September after the opening of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump and during the weekend after the House voted on the articles of impeachment.”

– Caitlin Conant, CBS News

Democrats

Republicans

  • Donald Trump is spending $10 million on 60 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2.
  • Joe Walsh spoke about his campaign and new bookF*ck Silence: Calling Trump Out for the Cultish, Moronic, Authoritarian Con Man He Is, in an interview with New York Magazine.
  • Bill Weld will campaign in Iowa on Wednesday, holding events in Nevada, Newton, and Des Moines.

What We’re Reading

Flashback: January 8, 2016

Politico reported polling showed that Donald Trump’s based extended beyond “conservative, blue-collar men … to pro-choice Republicans, independents and even registered Democrats unnerved, primarily, by illegal immigration.”

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