Booker ends presidential campaign

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January 14, 2020: Cory Booker ended his presidential campaign on Monday. Six Democrats are participating in the seventh presidential primary debate. Donald Trump rallies in Milwaukee.

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Notable Quotes of the Day

“The honest truth is, I think the candidates have been pretty gentle with each other.”

– Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman

“We’re in a stage where people are in a civilized world say that they’re highlighting contrast, which is a polite way of saying attacking the stuffing out of each other.”

–  Philippe Reines, Democratic consultant


  • Joe BidenPete ButtigiegAmy KlobucharBernie SandersTom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren are participating in the seventh Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday. The event is taking place at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, at 9 p.m. ET.

  • The Gazette profiled Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign and strategy on Monday.

  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (N.Y.), who previously backed Beto O’Rourke, endorsed Biden on Monday. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller also endorsed Biden.

  • The Washington Post profiled the reach of Michael Bloomberg’s national campaign. Bloomberg began airing ads focused on healthcare on Monday.

  • Cory Booker ended his presidential campaign on Monday. “Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win—money we don’t have, and money that is harder to raise because I won’t be on the next debate stage and because the urgent business of impeachment will rightly be keeping me in Washington,” he said in a statement.

  • John Delaney is campaigning in Iowa with stops in Humeston and Osceola on Tuesday.

  • Tulsi Gabbard begins five days of town halls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, starting with a Concord event featuring Dennis Kucinich.

  • Deval Patrick will air a new ad in New Hampshire, “American Dream,” during the presidential debate on Tuesday night.

  • Sanders began airing a new ad in Iowa featuring a speech by President John F. Kennedy.

  • Andrew Yang spoke at Drake University on Monday about automation and climate change.

  • Priorities USA is launching a $150 million anti-Trump ad campaign that will begin airing in Wisconsin in February and Florida, Pennsylvania, and Michigan in March.


Flashback: January 14, 2016

Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump participated in a Fox Business Network primary debate in South Carolina. Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, and Rick Santorum met in the undercard debate.blank

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