“While the numbers in New Hampshire are promising for Democrats, it is worth noting that the first-in-the-nation primary allows voters registered with neither party to vote in whichever primary they choose. With an uncompetitive primary on the Republican side, independent voters were free to vote in the Democratic primary.
Another caveat, as noted by FiveThirtyEight: In 2020, New Hampshire has around 89,000 more eligible voters than it did 12 years ago. That means 26 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot in a primary this year, compared to 29 percent in the opening contest between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards in 2008.”
– Adam Raymond, New York Magazine
The Joe Biden campaign launched eight organizing groups in Florida on Wednesday focused on different demographic groups, including women, Latino, and Caribbean voters.
Rep. Gregory Meeks (N.Y.) endorsedMichael Bloomberg on Wednesday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rep. Ted Deutch (Fla.) endorsed Bloomberg on Thursday. The Bloomberg campaign is paying social media influencers to promote memes about his campaign.
Pete Buttigieg doubled his staff in Nevada to 100 employees. He also launched a new healthcare-focused ad in the state called “Your Choice.” California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis endorsed Buttigieg on Thursday.
Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and Rhode Island Senate President Dominick Ruggerio endorsedAmy Klobuchar on Wednesday. Klobuchar is holding a town hall in Las Vegas on Thursday night.
Deval Patrickended his presidential campaign on Wednesday. He said in a statement that “the vote in New Hampshire last night was not enough for us to create the practical wind at the campaign’s back to go on to the next round of voting.”