Six states and Democrats Abroad hold primaries, 365 pledged delegates at stake

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March 10, 2020: Six states and the Democrats Abroad are holding primaries on Tuesday. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are campaigning in Cleveland.        

 Poll Spotlight

Notable Quote of the Day

“Sanders ran well in rural Michigan and won 73 of the state’s 83 counties in 2016. He has strong support among Arab Americans and young voters, who joined a crowd of over 10,000 that rallied for him on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Sunday. Yet, his struggles with African Americans and suburban women — groups expected to turn out in large numbers, especially in populous southeastern Michigan — could sound the death knell for him.

Biden maintains a double-digit lead over Sanders in each of the last three post-Super Tuesday polls out of Michigan. But both campaigns are well aware that polling also showed Sanders losing big in 2016 just prior to his victory.”

– Maya King, Politico

March 10 primaries

Six states are holding primary events on Tuesday:

There are 352 Democratic pledged delegates at stake across these six states. Another 13 pledged delegates will be allocated from the Democrats Abroad, which concludes its weeklong global primary on March 10.

Democrats

  • Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Fla.), Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.), Gregory Meeks (N.Y.), and Hank Johnson (Ga.) endorsed Joe Biden.
  • Biden campaigned in Michigan on Monday, including holding a rally in Detroit with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. He is holding a campaign rally in Cleveland on Tuesday night.
  • Rufus Gifford, the finance director for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, has reached out to more than 700 bundlers for Biden.
  • Tulsi Gabbard criticized the Democratic National Committee’s debate criteria in an interview on Fox News.
  • Bernie Sanders is holding a rally in Cleveland on Tuesday night, one week before the primary in Ohio. On Monday, he held a public health roundtable in Detroit on the coronavirus.
  • Working Families Party endorsed Sanders on Monday.

Republicans

  • Donald Trump held a fundraiser in Longwood, Florida, that raised $4 million on Monday. His campaign postponed a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

What We’re Reading

Flashback: March 10, 2016

Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump participated in a Republican primary debate on CNN.

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