February 27, 2020: The Trump campaign announced on Wednesday that it is launching 15 community centers targeting black voters in battleground states. Democratic presidential candidates campaign across South Carolina and Super Tuesday states.
These are the projected pledged delegate counts following the Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada caucus and primary events. One delegate from Iowa has not yet been allocated, and a partial recount in the state is ongoing.
“Sanders has another strong card: changing demographics. Latinos, whom he won by 33 percentage points in Nevada, are rising as a share of the electorate, while a core Trump constituency — white evangelicals — is in numerical decline. Increasing support for liberals in the Democratic Party is another demographic trend going Sanders’ way. …
And Trump has one other important key advantage: He has already established his norm-busting as the new normal. The fact that Trump is still competitive for re-election in November shows that a significant chunk of voters are willing to accept such behavior. But Sanders still needs to establish that his unconventional political cloak of socialism can be the even newer norm. Put another way, a Sanders presidency would ask the American public to embrace drastic economic and social change in an era of relative peace and prosperity.”
– David Mark, NBC News
Joe Biden made a six-figure ad buy focused on southern Super Tuesday states. The ad features President Barack Obama praising Biden during his Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony.
Michael Bloomberg began airing a new ad on Wednesday criticizing the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus. He is spending $3.5 million on media targeting black voters.
Pete Buttigieg is airing two new television and digital ads in South Carolina featuring his plan to support black communities. Politicoreported on Buttigieg’s Super Tuesday delegate strategy, which focuses on smaller media markets like the Austin suburbs, San Diego, and northern Maine. Equality California Votes is spending $100,000 to support Buttigieg.