Unite the Country, American Bridge partner to support Biden

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March 31, 2020: Unite the Country and American Bridge are partnering on research, polling, fundraising, and digital and television ads to support Joe Biden. Donald Trump announced more than 1 million Americans have been tested for the coronavirus.

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“That Thursday night speech by our nominee [at the Democratic National Convention] could be seen by 50 to 60 million Americans, most of them who haven’t paid a minute of attention to the primary. That’s the conversation that takes us to winning.

If we have to cancel and Trump has a convention with 40,000 people screaming and yelling … that’s an advantage to Trump, because nobody saw us except some text they got, and then they watched Trump.”

– Bob Mulholland, DNC member from California

Democrats

  • Unite the Country—a super PAC formed in 2019 to support Joe Biden’s presidential campaign—and Democratic opposition research group American Bridge are partnering on research, polling, fundraising, and digital and television ads. Their joint goal is to raise $175 million to support Biden. Combined, they have already raised more than $70 million this election cycle. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm are co-chairing the partnership.
  • Biden launched a podcast on Monday called Here’s the Deal. The first episode of the show features Biden’s conversation with Ron Klain, the Obama administration’s Ebola response coordinator.
  • Bernie Sanders discussed Medicare for All and the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual interview on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. He also hosted a virtual roundtable on the coronavirus with Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.), Rev. William J. Barber II, journalist Sonia Shah, and academic Cornel West.

Republicans

  • During his daily press briefing, Donald Trump said more than 1 million Americans have been tested for the coronavirus. Social distancing guidelines, which were set to expire on Monday, have been extended until April 30.

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Flashback: March 31, 2016

Donald Trump met with Reince Priebus, then the chair of the Republican National Committee, to discuss convention rules.

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