“It would surprise me if an underdog won. At this point, it would be near-impossible for someone to beat Biden, Warren, Buttigieg and Sanders, given their campaign and field operation. The other surprising thing could be the number of voters who are unaffiliated with a party who take Democratic ballots in the open primary. That will go up significantly, and if not, that would be very surprising.”
– Melanie Levesque, New Hampshire state senator
“At this point in 2016, Sanders was at 50 percent in the polls. He ended up winning with about 61 percent. Now he’s in the mid-20s. That’s a pretty significant loss of support, yet the media seems to think he is doing well. The media is also missing the potential that there may be no clear winner here. Any candidate who finishes with more than 15 percent of the vote picks up delegates under the party rules. Let’s say there are four people who win delegates, then we’re on to Nevada and South Carolina!”
– Kathy Sullivan, former New Hampshire Democratic Party chairwoman
Marianne Williamsonended her presidential campaign on Friday. “The primaries might be tightly contested among the top contenders, and I don’t want to get in the way of a progressive candidate winning any of them,” she said in a statement.
Andrew Yang is holding town halls in Iowa on Monday and Tuesday. Stops include Newton, Des Moines, and Ames.
Donald Trumpdiscussed the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and impeachment in an interview on Fox News on Friday. McClatchy DC profiled the Trump campaign’s microtargeting of undecided women voters.