NYT endorses Klobuchar and Warren

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January 21, 2020: The New York Times issued a dual endorsement of Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. The Democratic National Committee announced a new delegate threshold for the Feb. 7 debate. blank    blankblank   

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Notable Quote of the Day

“On average in markets around the country, prices for political TV ads have risen by 20 percent since Bloomberg began his campaign. Meanwhile, some local politicians have already found difficulty trying to reach their own constituencies.

‘I think we might have been one of the first campaigns to experience the “Bloomberg Effect” on prices, but we certainly won’t be the last,’ said Eric Jaye, a California-based media buyer who purchased ads for Sylvester Turner, the just-reelected Democratic mayor of Houston.

The last few weeks of Turner’s campaign overlapped with Bloomberg’s massive November ad buy that covered all of the lower 48 states. His spending in Houston, priced at $1.2 million, spiked ad prices there by 45 percent as the mayoral campaign was finishing up.”

– Maya King, Politico


  • The New York Times issued a dual endorsement of Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren on Sunday. “Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it,” the editorial board wrote.

  • Michael BennetJoe BidenPete ButtigiegJohn DelaneyKlobucharBernie SandersWarren, and Andrew Yang spoke at the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Forum on Monday. VICE News described the event as “the nation’s oldest and only nonpartisan presidential forum dedicated exclusively to addressing issues facing communities of color.”

  • The Democratic National Committee released the criteria to qualify for the eighth primary debate on Feb. 7 in New Hampshire. Candidates need to receive at least one pledged delegate in the Iowa caucuses or meet certain polling and fundraising thresholds similar to the January debate’s requirements. Candidates have until Feb. 6 to qualify. BidenButtigiegKlobucharSandersSteyer, and Warren—all of whom participated in the Jan. 14 debate—have already qualified.

  • Bennet said his campaign had reached its goal of raising $700,000 in a month by Jan. 16. The funds will be used to launch a TV and digital ad campaign in New Hampshire.

  • Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz endorsed Biden.

  • Michael Bloomberg spoke about racial inequities during a speech at the Vernon AME Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday.

  • Buttigieg campaigned in South Carolina on Monday morning, including marching in the King Day at the Dome.

  • Tulsi Gabbard marched in the King Day at the Dome in South Carolina on Monday.

  • Deval Patrick appeared at the NAACP King Day Rally in South Carolina on Monday.

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) endorsed Sanders on Sunday.

  • Tom Steyer marched in King Day at the Dome in South Carolina on Monday. He also spoke at a criminal justice forum.

  • Iowa Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen endorsed Warren on Saturday. Joe Moody, Texas House speaker pro tem, also endorsed Warren on Tuesday.


Flashback: January 21, 2016

Fergus Cullen, the chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, endorsed John Kasich.blank

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