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.
“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.”
Michael Bloomberg is airing a new ad in Virginia that focuses on gun safety and features Virginia Tech shooting survivor Colin Goddard. He also is expected to spend $10 million on an ad to air during the Super Bowl. Bloomberg makes his first campaign stop in Minnesota on Wednesday.
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.”