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Four candidates vie for Kamala Harris’ former prosecutorial office; three have completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Chesa Boudin, Leif Dautch, Suzy Loftus, and Nancy Tung are running for San Francisco district attorney in the November 5 nonpartisan general election. Incumbent George Gascón declined to seek re-election, setting up the first open-seat contest for the office since 1909. The race has attracted national attention, including in the form of endorsements from Democratic presidential primary candidates Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. Harris served as district attorney between 2004 and 2011.
 
Boudin, an attorney with the city public defender’s office, says that his experience in that office as well as his experience growing up as a child of incarcerated parents will help him bring a focus on rehabilitation of criminals to the office. He says he would focus on eliminating the system of cash bail. Boudin’s endorsers include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Our Revolution, and the city branch of the Green Party.
 
Dautch has served nearly seven years as a deputy state attorney general and is a former president of the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission. He says that he will focus on addressing homelessness and mental health-related issues. Dautch supports converting the city’s juvenile hall, due to close in 2021, into a mental health center. State Treasurer Fiona Ma (D) and the city’s Deputy Sheriff’s Association are backing him.
 
Loftus headed the district attorney’s policy arm while Harris was in office and later served as president of the San Francisco Police Commission. She was appointed district attorney on an interim basis following Gascón’s resignation on October 18. Loftus says that she is an experienced prosecutor with the judgement to decide which cases should be prosecuted and which should be referred to diversionary programs. Among Loftus’ endorsers are Mayor London Breed, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), and the city branch of the Democratic Party.
 
Tung is a prosecutor who left the San Francisco district attorney’s office for Alameda County following disagreements with Gascón. She promises to make combating organized crime her top policy focus and has also said she would work to curb hate crime. Tung’s endorsers include Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and the Asian American Action Fund.
 
Although the election is officially nonpartisan, all four candidates are members of the Democratic Party.
 
Boudin, Dautch, and Tung have each completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. To read their responses and for more information on the race, click “Learn More” below.
 
 


Joe Biden leads in pageviews for the first time since August

Each week, we report the number of pageviews received by 2020 presidential campaigns on Ballotpedia. These numbers show which candidates are getting our readers’ attention.
 
Joe Biden’s campaign page on Ballotpedia received 3,100 views for the week of October 20-26. Biden’s pageview figure represents 9.7% of the pageviews for the week. Elizabeth Warren had 8.8% of the pageviews for the week, followed by Andrew Yang with 8.4%. This is Biden’s first time leading in pageviews since the week of August 4-10.
 
Every Democratic campaign other than Beto O’Rourke’s received fewer pageviews last week than the week before. O’Rourke’s page received 5.4% more pageviews.
 
Andrew Yang remains the leader in overall pageviews this year with 133,701. He is followed by Pete Buttigieg with 126,649 and by Biden with 117,736.
 


Steyer leads presidential candidates in third-quarter fundraising and spending, Trump continues to lead for cycle

Businessman Tom Steyer (D) led all presidential candidates in fundraising for the third quarter of 2019, according to financial reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission Oct. 15. Steyer raised $49.6 million during the quarter, including $47.6 million in self-funding. He spent $47.0 million overall, including $34.1 million on television, digital, and direct mail ads. He was followed in fundraising by President Trump (R), who raised $41.0 million, and in spending by Bernie Sanders (I), who spent $21.6 million. Sanders announced his first ad buy, totaling $1.3 million, on October 1.

Since the beginning of 2017, President Trump has raised $165 million—nearly twice the $92.5 million President Obama (D) had raised at this point in his 2012 re-election campaign. According to Republican National Committee (RNC) campaign finance reports, Trump and the RNC have raised a combined $659 million. At this point in the 2012 campaign cycle, Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had raised a combined $402 million. At this point in the 2016 campaign, Trump had raised $5.8 million.

Trump had the most cash on hand of any candidate with $83.2 million. Sanders followed with $33.8 million. Two other candidates had more than $20 million on hand: Elizabeth Warren (D) with $25.7 million and Pete Buttigieg (D) with $23.4 million.

The 19 noteworthy Democratic candidates have collectively raised $437 million this cycle to President Trump’s $165 million and reported $130 million cash on hand to Trump’s $83.2 million.



RNC outraises DNC by more than two to one, Democratic House and Senate committees outraise Republican counterparts

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has outraised its Democratic counterpart by more than two-to-one for a fifth consecutive month, while the Democratic Senate committee outraised its Republican counterpart for a third consecutive month, according to campaign finance reports filed with the FEC in October.
 
So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 32.7% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($276.8 million to $199.0 million). The Republican fundraising advantage is up from 31.5% in September reports.
 
At this point in the 2016 campaign cycle (the most recent presidential election cycle) the RNC had a smaller 53.3% fundraising advantage over the DNC ($80.7 million to $46.7 million).
 
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $6.8 million and spent $5.3 million in the period, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $5.1 million and spent $3.6 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the NRSC has raised 7.1% more than the DSCC ($47.7 million to $44.5 million). The NRSC’s 7.1% fundraising advantage is down from 12.3% in September and 16.6% in August. The DSCC’s $6.8 million is its highest single-month fundraising figure this year. The NRSC’s best month for fundraising was April when it raised $7.5 million.
 
On the House side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $12.9 million and spent $5.5 million. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $7.8 million and spent $5.7 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC has raised 38.4% more than the NRCC ($89.1 million to $60.4 million). The DCCC’s 38.4% fundraising advantage is up from 36.6% in September and 34.6% in August. The DCCC’s $12.9 million fundraising figure is its second-best this year, behind $13.5 million in April. April was also the NRCC’s best month for fundraising with $13.0 million raised.
 
At this point in the 2018 campaign cycle, Democrats led in both Senate and House fundraising, although their advantage in the House was smaller than in this cycle. The DSCC had raised 33.7% more than the NRSC ($40.3 million to $34.4 million), while the DCCC had raised 11.4% more than the NRCC ($81.4 million to $72.6 million).
 
Republicans continue to lead in national committee fundraising. The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $27.3 million and spent $22.0 million, while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised $7.0 million and spent $6.6 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC has raised 88.2% more than the DNC ($168.7 million to $65.4 million). The RNC’s 88.2% fundraising advantage is up from 83.0% in September and 80.0% in August. The RNC’s $27.3 million fundraising figure is its largest this year. The DNC’s best month for fundraising was July when it raised $8.5 million.
 


Andrew Yang leads in pageviews for the first time since September, Tulsi Gabbard has largest week-over-week jump

Each week, we report the number of pageviews received by 2020 presidential campaigns on Ballotpedia. These numbers show which candidates are getting our readers’ attention.
 
Andrew Yang’s campaign page on Ballotpedia received 3,685 views for the week of October 13-19. Yang’s pageview figure represents 14.6% of the pageviews for all Democratic candidates during the week. Elizabeth Warren had 13.5% of the pageviews for the week, followed by Joe Biden with 12.8%. This is Yang’s first time leading in pageviews since the week of September 15-21; Warren led in pageviews for the three weeks after that.
 
Every Democratic candidate received more pageviews last week than the week before. The three greatest week-over-week increases were 125% for Tulsi Gabbard, 84.5% for Cory Booker, and 83.8% for Pete Buttigieg.
 
Andrew Yang remains the leader in overall pageviews this year with 130,933. He is followed by Buttigieg with 124,396 and by Biden with 114,636.


Elizabeth Warren leads in pageviews for third consecutive week, Joe Biden surpasses Kamala Harris’ lifetime pageviews

Each week, we report the number of pageviews received by 2020 presidential campaigns on Ballotpedia. These numbers show which candidates are getting our readers’ attention.
 
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign page on Ballotpedia received 2,734 views for the week of October 6-12. Warren’s pageview figure represents 10.8% of the pageviews for all Democratic candidates during the week. Joe Biden had 10.0% of the pageviews for the week, followed by Andrew Yang, also with 10.0%; Yang and Biden were separated by three pageviews.
 
The only Democratic candidates to receive more pageviews last week than the week before were Tom Steyer (up 9.1%) and Amy Klobuchar (up 3.2%).
 
Andrew Yang remains the leader in overall pageviews this year with 127,308. He is followed by Pete Buttigieg with 121,736. Last week, Joe Biden surpassed Kamala Harris in overall pageviews this year for the first time, with 111,405 pageviews to Harris’ 110,939.
 


Governor’s seat, veto-proof legislative majority on the ballot in Louisiana general election

Control of two of Louisiana’s top executive offices and races that could decide supermajority control of the state Legislature are on the ballot in the state’s November 16 general election.
 
In Saturday’s primaries, candidates won an election outright to 12 of the state’s 15 executive offices and 114 out of 144 state legislative seats. Under the state’s blanket primary system, candidates won an election outright if they received more than 50% of the vote. Otherwise, the top two candidates advanced to a general election.
 
First-term Governor John Bel Edwards (D) and businessman Eddie Rispone (R) advanced in the gubernatorial election. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin (R) and Gwen Collins-Greenup (D) advanced in the race for that position.
 
Republicans are now guaranteed a majority in both houses of the state Legislature. So, a victory for Rispone would create a Republican trifecta, meaning the party controls both chambers of the legislature and the governor’s office. A victory for Edwards would preserve Louisiana’s divided government.
 
Republicans won 26 seats outright in the state Senate, a net gain of one seat and meeting the 26-seat threshold required to override gubernatorial vetoes, regardless of general election outcomes. All 39 of Louisiana’s state Senate seats were up for election. Although five seats advanced to a general election, partisan control of four is guaranteed to one party; three districts had a pair of Republicans advance while a fourth had a pair of Democrats.
 
Party control of eight state House seats will be decided in November. Including races where both general election candidates are from the same party and races which are too close to call where every candidate is from the same party, 63 seats are guaranteed to Republicans, 33 to Democrats, and one to an independent.
 
Republicans will be on the ballot in seven of those races and Democrats in up to six. Republicans can win a veto-proof majority in the state House by winning all seven races where they are on the ballot.
 
Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) won re-election outright, so Democrats cannot gain a state government triplex (control of the offices of governor, attorney general, and secretary of state). If both Rispone and Ardoin win, Republicans will gain a triplex. If either Edwards or Collins-Greenup wins, Democrats will preserve Louisiana’s divided triplex status. Six other statewide executive offices, including the lieutenant governorship and attorney general’s office, were won outright by a Republican incumbent.
 


Ballotpedia’s Weekly Presidential News Briefing: October 7-11, 2019

 Ballotpedia's Weekly Presidential News Briefing

Every weekday, Ballotpedia tracks the events that matter in the 2020 presidential election. 

Now, we’re bringing you the highlights from our daily briefings in a weekly format so you can stay up-to-date on the 2020 election with one weekly email.

Here’s the latest from the campaign trail.

Candidates by the Number

 

Notable Quotes of the Week

“As the 2020 election season ramps up, two global events beyond President Trump’s control threaten to be decisive in determining the U.S. economic environment in which he will be fighting that election. The first is the manner in which the United Kingdom might leave the European Union. The second is whether the political crisis in Hong Kong can be resolved without mainland China sending in troops to quell the island’s political unrest.”

Desmond LachmanThe Hill

“If Democrats learned anything in 2016 — an open question, surely — it is that it is impossible to win with a campaign that is not about anything except the all-consuming ‘Can you believe he said that?’ badness of one’s opponent. McMansion wine moms in Northern Virginia want to hear about what a misogynist the gross orange man is, and they will pay $4600 a pop for the privilege. The voters Democrats actually need in 2020 are the ones in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania who want to hear that Trump is right about trade and manufacturing and the swamp but that he has shown he can’t get the job done.”

Matthew WaltherThe Week

“With a crucial debate looming next week in the Democratic presidential primary, the party’s populist wing appears increasingly in control of the race — rising in the polls, stocked with cash and with only a wounded leading candidate, Joseph R. Biden Jr., standing in its way.

Several slow-building trends have converged to upend the race over the last few weeks: Senator Elizabeth Warren’s steady ascent in the polls has accelerated. Both she and Senator Bernie Sanders, a fellow progressive, have raised immense sums of money from small donors online, dominating the Democratic field and each collecting about $10 million more than Mr. Biden in the last quarter. And Mr. Biden’s numbers have gradually slipped in a way that has alarmed his supporters.”

— Alexander BurnsThe New York Times

Week in Review

Candidates announce third-quarter fundraising totals

Presidential candidates continued to announce their third-quarter fundraising figures in advance of the October 15 reporting deadline. Steve Bullock announced that he had raised $2.3 million, doubling his number of individual contributions from the second quarter. Amy Klobuchar reported raising $4.8 million through September 30, up from $3.9 million raised in the second quarter but down from $5.2 million in the first quarter. 

Bullock and Klobuchar followed eight other candidates who released unofficial fundraising totals the week before. Of the candidates who have so far self-reported, the leading fundraisers are:

President Trump holds rally in Minneapolis

President Trump held a rally in Minneapolis Thursday night, his first campaign rally since September 16. At the rally, Trump criticized Joe Biden and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), adding that he believed he would carry the state in the 2020 election. No Republican has carried Minnesota since Richard Nixon (R) in 1972, although Trump came within two percentage points of winning the state in 2016.

In the runup to the rally, the Trump campaign and Mayor Jacob Frey (DFL) clashed over $530,000 in security costs the venue had initially charged the campaign. Frey said that the charge was necessary to pay for overtime for police officers and other necessary costs. The campaign, citing a 2009 Barack Obama rally which the city had paid for, said that the charge was an attempt to prevent the rally from taking place.

Nine candidates participate in CNN town hall focused on LGBT issues

Nine Democratic presidential candidates participated in a town hall event organized by the Human Rights Campaign and CNN and focused on LGBT issues Thursday. Cory BookerJoe BidenPete ButtigiegElizabeth WarrenKamala HarrisBeto O’RourkeAmy KlobucharJulián Castro, and Tom Steyer each attended.

In the runup to the event, several candidates released LGBT issues-related policy proposals and took place in rallies alongside members of the LGBT community. In an interview with Pride Source Wednesday, Buttigieg discussed his campaign, who he looks up to in the LGBTQ community, and where he and other candidates stand on LGBTQ issues. That night, Harris appeared at The Abbey, a gay bar in West Hollywood. Marianne Williamson, who did not participate in the town hall, attended a watch party hosted by Chicago Reader in Chicago, Illinois.

LGBT issues, foster care, and athletics among the issues covered by policy proposals this week

Presidential candidates released policy proposals this week outlining their positions on LGBT issues, campaign finance, and more:

  • Michael Bennet unveiled his housing platform, calling for the construction of nearly 3 million new housing units over the next decade and funding programs to assist  low-income renters.
  • Joe Biden released a higher education proposal on Tuesday that would guarantee two years of free community college or technical training.
  • Cory Booker released a package of policy proposals related to college and professional athletes. Included was a requirement that college athletes be allowed to profit off of their name and image.
  • Pete Buttigieg unveiled a policy related to LGBT issues. The platform calls for Senate passage of H.R. 5, called the Equality Act, as well as granting veterans’ benefits to former service members discharged on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Julián Castro released a foster care platform, calling for increased funding for foster care programs and allowing foster children the option to remain in foster care until they turn 21.
  • Kamala Harris released her Children’s Agenda, which includes proposals for up to six months of paid family and medical leave, more nurses and social workers at schools, and criminal justice reforms. 
  • Harris announced a set of policy proposals on LGBT issues, including establishing the office of Chief Advocate for LGBTQ+ Affairs.
  • Beto O’Rourke released a plan focused on women, including proposals to address pay gaps, provide up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and guarantee private insurance coverage of abortion.
  • Bernie Sanders released a campaign finance proposal. He said he would replace the Federal Election Commission with a law enforcement agency and prevent party conventions and inauguration ceremonies from corporate sponsorship.
  • Tom Steyer released an economic plan calling for a $15 minimum wage, repealing the Trump Administration’s tax cuts, and implementing a 1 percent wealth tax on individuals worth more than $32 million. His plan also includes congressional term limits and repealing Citizens United, which Steyer said would limit corporate power in the U.S. economy.
  • Elizabeth Warren released a plan Wednesday titled “Fighting for Justice as We Combat the Climate Crisis.” In it, she said, “I’ll direct one-third of my proposed climate investment into the most vulnerable communities – a commitment that would funnel at least $1 trillion into these areas over the next decade.” She also released a plan related to LGBT issues, calling for the passage of the Equality Act and increased federal funding for investigations into allegations of discrimination.

Want more? Find the daily details here:

Poll Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

Rob Friedlander is a Democratic staffer with experience handling communications for campaign and government offices. He is a former staffer to O’Rourke’s opponent Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Friedlander graduated from Bates College in 2010.

Previous campaign work:

  • 2018 Beto O’Rourke U.S. Senate campaign, senior advisor
  • 2012 Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) U.S. House campaign, communications director
  • 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign, field organizer

Other experience:

  • 2015-2017: U.S. Department of the Treasury, spokesman
  • 2014-2015: Office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), press secretary
  • 2013-2014: Office of Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), communications director
  • 2011-2012: White House Office of Management and Budget, press assistant
  • 2010-2011: U.S. Department of Education, confidential assistant

What We’re Reading

  • New York Magazine: The Emerging Anybody-But-Warren Campaign
  • CNN: How Bernie Sanders’ heart attack changes the 2020 race
  • FiveThirtyEight: “Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Was Mentioned Most In The News Last Week?”
  • The Hill: “Small-dollar donors reshape Democratic race”
  • The Washington Post: “We could have record turnout in the 2020 election. We’re not ready for it.”

Flashback: October 7-11, 2015

  • October 7, 2015The Washington Post published an analysis of Gallup’s decision not to do horserace polling in 2016. This was a departure from the 2008 and 2012 election cycles when Gallup published daily national polls during the primary and general elections.
  • October 8, 2015CNN Business detailed then-candidate Donald Trump’s (R) efforts to prevent the use of his trademarked phrase “Make America Great Again” on merchandise sold by vendors other than his official campaign website.
  • October 9, 2015: Hillary Clinton’s campaign had aired around 5,500 TV ads in Iowa and New Hampshire—about one-quarter of ads in the 2016 presidential race to date from any source, including Democratic and Republican candidates, political parties, and super PACs, The Center for Public Integrity reported.
  • October 10, 2015Time published a piece on Democratic candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley titled, “Here’s How Underdog Martin O’Malley Plans to Win the Democratic Debate.” The piece came out days ahead of the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential race, which was on October 13, 2015, and featured five candidates. 
  • October 11, 2015: CBS News released the results of a poll of Republican and Democratic primary voters. The CBS analysis of the Republican poll emphasized the decrease in favorability and support numbers for Jeb Bush (R-Fla.). The analysis of the Democratic poll highlighted Hillary Clinton’s support, which was unchanged relative to September but lower than in August.

Trivia

In the past century, which presidential election had the highest estimated voter turnout?



Candidates release policy proposals on housing, foster care, and LGBT issues

 Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing

October 11, 2019: Six Democratic candidates released policies on LGBT issues, foster care, housing, and athletics Thursday. President Trump headlined a rally in Minneapolis.
        

Each Friday, we highlight a presidential candidate’s key campaign staffer.

Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing - Staffer Spotlight - Rob Friedlander

 

Rob Friedlander is a Democratic staffer with experience handling communications for campaign and government offices. He is a former staffer to O’Rourke’s opponent Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Friedlander graduated from Bates College in 2010.

Previous campaign work:

  • 2018 Beto O’Rourke U.S. Senate campaign, senior advisor
  • 2012 Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) U.S. House campaign, communications director
  • 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign, field organizer

Other experience:

  • 2015-2017: U.S. Department of the Treasury, spokesman
  • 2014-2015: Office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), press secretary
  • 2013-2014: Office of Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), communications director
  • 2011-2012: White House Office of Management and Budget, press assistant
  • 2010-2011: U.S. Department of Education, confidential assistant

Notable Quote of the Day

“With a crucial debate looming next week in the Democratic presidential primary, the party’s populist wing appears increasingly in control of the race — rising in the polls, stocked with cash and with only a wounded leading candidate, Joseph R. Biden Jr., standing in its way.

Several slow-building trends have converged to upend the race over the last few weeks: Senator Elizabeth Warren’s steady ascent in the polls has accelerated. Both she and Senator Bernie Sanders, a fellow progressive, have raised immense sums of money from small donors online, dominating the Democratic field and each collecting about $10 million more than Mr. Biden in the last quarter. And Mr. Biden’s numbers have gradually slipped in a way that has alarmed his supporters.”

— Alexander Burns, The New York Times

Democrats

  • Michael Bennet unveiled his housing platform, calling for the construction of nearly 3 million new housing units over the next decade and funding programs to assist  low-income renters.
  • Joe Biden issued a statement criticizing the removal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, accusing President Donald Trump of having “betrayed our word as a nation”.
  • Cory Booker released a package of policy proposals related to college and professional athletes. Included was a requirement that college athletes be allowed to profit off of their name and image.
  • Pete Buttigieg unveiled a policy related to LGBT issues ahead of Thursday’s CNN town hall. The platform calls for Senate passage of H.R. 5, called the Equality Act, as well as granting veterans’ benefits to former service members discharged on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
  • Julián Castro released a foster care platform, calling for increased funding for foster care programs and allowing foster children the option to remain in foster care until they turn 21.
  • Tulsi Gabbard criticized the Democratic primary debate process and said that she was considering not attending the upcoming October 15 debate. Marianne Williamson echoed Gabbard’s statement.
  • Kamala Harris announced a set of policy proposals ahead of CNN’s LGBT town hall, including establishing the office of Chief Advocate for LGBTQ+ Affairs.
  • In a letter sent Thursday, Amy Klobuchar called on the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission to open an investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
  • Bernie Sanders thanked supporters for their well-wishes and said he would soon return to the campaign trail in a video statement.
  • In an interview with Fox LA, Tom Steyer predicted that Donald Trump would no longer be president at the time of the November 2020 election.
  • Elizabeth Warren released a plan related to LGBT issues, calling for the passage of the Equality Act and increased federal funding for investigations into allegations of discrimination.
  • In a statement provided to The Hill, Andrew Yang criticized the Chinese government for blocking the broadcast of National Basketball Association games.

Republicans

  • Mark Sanford criticized the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria in an interview on MSNBC.
  • Donald Trump held a rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. He criticized Biden and Rep. Ilhan Omar. At the rally, Trump predicted that he would carry the state in the general election.
  • Bill Weld headlined an event at the University of New Hampshire.

What We’re Reading

  • The Washington Post: “We could have record turnout in the 2020 election. We’re not ready for it.”
  • The Wall Street Journal: “Political Campaigns Know Where You’ve Been. They’re Tracking Your Phone.”
  • ABC News: “2020 candidates give more attention to climate change than in past elections”?

Flashback: October 11, 2015

CBS News released the results of a poll of Republican and Democratic primary voters. The CBS analysis of the Republican poll emphasized the decrease in favorability and support numbers for Jeb Bush (R-Fla.). The analysis of the Democratic poll highlighted Hillary Clinton’s support, which was unchanged relative to September but lower than in August.



Elizabeth Warren leads in pageviews for second consecutive week, becomes fifth candidate to reach 100,000 pageviews

Each week, we report the number of pageviews received by 2020 presidential campaigns on Ballotpedia. These numbers show which candidates are getting our readers’ attention.
 
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign page on Ballotpedia received 3,071 views for the week of September 29-October 5. Warren’s pageview figure represents 10.5% of the pageviews for all Democratic candidates during the week. Andrew Yang had 10.1% of the pageviews for the week, followed by Joe Biden with 9.8%.
 
The only Democratic candidate to receive more pageviews last week than the week before was Tom Steyer, whose pageviews increased by 33.6%.
 
Andrew Yang remains the leader in overall pageviews this year with 124,790. He is followed by Pete Buttigieg with 120,289 and Kamala Harris with 109,481. Joe Biden was ranked fourth with 108,884 pageviews. Elizabeth Warren had 102,660 overall pageviews as of October 5, making her the fifth Democratic candidate to receive 100,000 pageviews this year.


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