Iowa Dems project 14 national delegates for Buttigieg, 12 for Sanders

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February 10, 2020: With 100% of precincts reporting, the Iowa Democratic Party projected the national delegate counts for each candidate. Seven Democratic presidential candidates debated Friday night in Manchester, New Hampshire. blank    blankblank   

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Notable Quote of the Day

“Bernie Sanders was battered in Iowa with more than $800,000 in TV attack ads that labeled him a socialist and argued he couldn’t beat President Trump.

Here in New Hampshire, the opposite has happened: The airwaves are free of anti-Sanders spots in the days before the first-in-the-nation-primary, and he’s watching the moderates shank each other.”

– Holly Otterbein and Stephanie Murray, Politico

Debate Night

Seven Democratic presidential candidates debated Friday night in Manchester, New Hampshire: Joe BidenPete ButtigiegAmy KlobucharBernie SandersTom SteyerElizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

The candidates discussed electability, healthcare, impeachment, foreign policy, drug policy, gun policy, the Supreme Court, race, and climate change. Sanders had the most speaking time at 20.1 minutes. Yang spoke the least at 8.1 minutes.

For highlights from the debate for each candidate, click here.

Iowa Caucus Results

With 100% of precincts reporting, the Iowa Democratic Party projected Pete Buttigieg will win 14 national delegates, Bernie Sanders 12, Elizabeth Warren 8, Joe Biden 6, and  Amy Klobuchar 1.

The Sanders campaign announced on Sunday that it would request a partial recanvass of the caucus results before the extended deadline on Monday.


  • Michael Bennet is holding town halls in New London and Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday.

  • Joe Biden released a digital ad on Saturday comparing his and Pete Buttigieg’s political experience. He is holding a GOTV event in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday.

  • Rep. Haley Stevens (Mich.) endorsed Michael Bloomberg on Saturday. He is airing two new anti-Trump ads, “Bring Presidential Back” and “Nice Try.” The Bloomberg campaign also opened five field offices in Minnesota, where there are 45 staffers across the state.

  • Pete Buttigieg will campaign at Plymouth State University and hold GOTV rallies in Milford and Exeter, New Hampshire, on Monday.

  • Tulsi Gabbard will campaign in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday. She launched a petition on Sunday calling for the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez following the Iowa caucus reporting issues.

  • Former Rep. and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Sestak endorsed Amy Klobuchar on Friday. Klobuchar’s campaign reported raising $2 million in less than 24 hours after the New Hampshire debate.

  • Deval Patrick will speak at New England College and the Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Forum in New Hampshire on Monday.

  • Bernie Sanders is holding events throughout New Hampshire on Monday, including a concert rally with Rep. Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez.

  • Tom Steyer campaigned in South Carolina on Sunday, where he called for increasing the hourly minimum wage to $22.

  • Elizabeth Warren is holding a GOTV event in Rochester and a town hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Monday.

  • Andrew Yang will speak at town halls across New Hampshire on Monday. In the evening, he will hold rallies in Derry and Keene State.


Flashback: February 10, 2016

Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie suspended their presidential campaigns after finishing outside of the top five candidates in the New Hampshire Republican primary.blank

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