Katrina Pierson is a Republican staffer with experience in political communications. She previously worked on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Pierson graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2006.
Previous campaign work:
2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign, national spokeswoman
2013-present: Pierson Consulting Group, president and CEO
2017-2018: America First Policies, spokesperson
2016-2017: Donald Trump Transition Committee, senior advisor
2014-2015: Tea Party Leadership Fund, spokesperson
2014-2015: Texas Tribune, TribTalk columnist
2014-2015: ShePAC, advisory board member
2012-2015: WFAA-TV, opinion commentator
2011-2013: America’s Web Radio, talk show host
2011-2012: ASG Technologies, director of corporate affairs
2009-2011: Baylor Health Care System, practice administrator
“You could make a strong argument that the only thing that matters to the president’s reelection now is getting the response [to the coronavirus pandemic] correct. No rally is going to save you if you are judged as having failed as the president.”
– Scott Jennings, former political aide to President George W. Bush
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will participate in the eleventh Democratic presidential primary debate on Sunday. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced on Thursday that the debate would take place in Washington, D.C., rather than Phoenix, Arizona, due to concerns about the coronavirus and cross-country travel. The DNC also said that Ilia Calderón would replace Jorge Ramos as a moderator because Ramos had contact with an individual with coronavirus.
Both Biden and Sanders have told their campaign staff to work remotely. The campaigns will focus on digital outreach rather than large events or canvassing.
The Biden campaign requested Secret Service protection.
Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (Ariz.), Gregorio Sablan (N.M.I.), and David Loebsack (Iowa) endorsedBiden on Thursday.
Former Barack Obama aide and Beto O’Rourke campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, is joining Biden’s operation as campaign manager. She replaces Greg Schultz, who is remaining with the campaign in another role.
Biden gave a speech about the coronavirus and his plan to address the outbreak on Thursday. He called for free testing, development of a vaccine, paid sick leave, and aid for affected communities, among other policies.
Tulsi Gabbardaddressed the coronavirus pandemic in a video on Twitter, where she said free tests should be made available and cruise ships should not be permitted to dock in any state.
Gabbard also called for a temporary universal payment of $1,000 to every adult American.
Sanders also gave a speech about the coronavirus on Thursday, saying there should be a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, guaranteed unemployment insurance, and free access to treatment.