“In the new year, with the caucuses rapidly approaching, no candidate (save for Delaney) is embarking on an Iowa-or-bust strategy. Back in 2008, between Dec. 1 and the caucuses on Jan. 3, the top candidates spent at least 23 of the campaign’s final 34 days in Iowa. But this month, Buttigieg isn’t scheduled to return until Jan. 12, and in the meantime has spent three days in the Super Tuesday state of Texas. After a couple of days in Iowa at the start of the year, Klobuchar went to Nevada and New Hampshire. Sanders left last Sunday and won’t be back until this Saturday. For the first half of the month, Warren is campaigning in the state only on the weekends, while last Tuesday she held a rally with Julián Castro in New York. Biden hasn’t been to Iowa since Sunday, relying for now on a bus tour of surrogates.”
Joe Biden released several digital ads focused on gun violence as part of a $4 million advertising campaign in Iowa. Biden is attending a fundraiser in California co-hosted by former Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Lou Correa, among others.
Cory Booker discussed the impeachment trial and his presidential campaign in an interview on the Associated Press’ Ground Gamepodcast.
Rep. Anthony Brown (Md.) endorsedPete Buttigieg on Thursday. Brown, the first member of the Congressional Black Caucus to back Buttigieg, will serve as his campaign’s first national co-chair. Buttigieg also held a rally in Denver on Wednesday.