January 23, 2020: The Democratic National Committee begins its first multi-million dollar investment in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona. Donald Trump will attend the annual, anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
“During the 2008 Democratic primaries, the endorsements of black lawmakers were spread out over just four candidates. Just nine Democrats were competing in the primaries at that time. And in 2016, CBC endorsements went to just two of the Democratic candidates.
Although nine candidates have received current endorsements during the 2020 primary, it’s worth noting that most endorsements have gone to Biden — the candidate leading with black voters. This should be of little surprise, given that many black lawmakers in Congress worked with Biden when he was vice president to the country’s first black president and when Biden was a lawmaker himself. …
But despite that, the most influential endorsements for candidates might not be those that come from black lawmakers, but from black mayors — leaders of cities with large black populations, said Bakari Sellers, a CNN political analyst and former state legislator who previously interned for a black lawmaker and a black mayor. This might suggest that political power and influence in black America could increasingly be shifting from Washington to the cities where black voters actually live.”
– Eugene Scott, The Washington Post
The Democratic National Committeeannounced on Wednesday that it would begin its first multi-million dollar investment in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona, calling this initial wave of spending “The Battleground Build Up 2020.”
The Boston GlobeprofiledBennet and his New Hampshire state campaign. He launched a new ad in the state contrasting himself with Trump called “Two Weeks at a Time.”
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg endorsedJoe Biden on Wednesday. Biden said he would not testify at the impeachment trial in exchange for certain Trump administration officials to also agree to testify.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed endorsed Michael Bloomberg on Thursday. Axios profiled the campaign and data operations of Bloomberg’s staff at his New York City headquarters.
Tulsi Gabbard is continuing to campaign in New Hampshire with a town hall in Claremont on Thursday. She also filed suit against 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, alleging Clinton lied about Gabbard’s connection to Russia and caused $50 million in personal and professional damages.
Klobucharhosted a tele-town hall in Iowa on Wednesday night. She also released a new ad, “Buckle Up,” as part of a six-figure campaign in Iowa.
Donald Trump will attend the annual, anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The organization’s president, Jeanne Mancini, said it will be the first time a president attends the event.