October 4, 2019: Joe Biden raised $15.2 million in the third quarter of 2019. CNN will not air two ads submitted by the Donald Trump campaign.
Previous campaign work:
- 2018 Richard Ojeda (D-W.V.) U.S. House campaign, political director and campaign manager
- 2010 Mike Oliverio (D-W.V.) U.S. House campaign, Eastern District assistant director
- 2019: People’s House Project, political director
- 2017: Virtual Global, Inc., strategic partnership manager
- 2011-2016: Strategic Health Resources, LLC, senior government relations associate
- 2015: AmeriCorps, West Virginia University Center for Service & Learning
What he says about Yang:
“Clearly the candidate, the teams message and our strategy are working very well and we are proud of it.”
“This isn’t just about Biden’s age—it’s about ours, and the tension between a vast cohort of Baby Boomers who have trained themselves to believe they’re only as old as they feel and a couple of impatient generations lined up behind them, wondering when they’re going to get a chance to take over. And yet it’s about far more than simply a number next to a name. Our sense of who is old in this primary has become entwined with our appetite for bold and new ideas. All three of the top-polling Democrats, after all, are in their 70s, but it’s Biden, the centrist who advocates for a return to a pre-Trump time, who is getting dinged the most for his advanced age—not Elizabeth Warren, who wants ‘big, structural change’ and turned 70 in June. Up until this week when he had to have two heart stents implanted, neither was Bernie Sanders, who continues to call for his ‘revolution’ and is in fact the oldest of the lot.”
– Michael Kruse, Politico senior staff writer
Bennet released his third ad in Iowa Thursday promoting Medicare X. It is part of a $1 million ad campaign.
Biden is launching a $6 million ad campaign that will air on YouTube, Hulu, and other streaming services, and broadcast television in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
Biden announced he raised $15.2 million in the third quarter of 2019, down from $22 million in the second quarter.
Booker will campaign in Iowa for three days beginning Sunday.
In an op-ed published by CNN.com, Bullock called for restricting the start of campaign activity until halfway through an elected official’s term and requiring leftover funds to be donated so that all candidates start at zero in the next campaign.
O’Rourke will campaign in Arizona Sunday with stops in Phoenix and Tucson.
Bernie Sanders will be discharged from the hospital before the end of the weekend following a medical procedure, according to a statement from his wife, Jane Sanders. He is expected to participate in the October presidential debate.
- Joe Walsh sent an open letter to U.S. House Republicans Thursday calling on them to support the impeachment inquiry.
What We’re Reading
- The Washington Post: How Clinton and Trump can’t seem to quit each other
Flashback: October 4, 2015
Donald Trump discussed his tax proposal, gun regulation, and government cuts in an interview on ABC’s The Week.
October 3, 2019: Andrew Yang raised $10 million in the third quarter of 2019. Bernie Sanders canceled campaign events this week after undergoing a heart procedure for a blocked artery.
“Why have four of the last five incumbent presidents won reelection? There are a lot of reasons, but a big one is that the structure of the primary calendar, the rules for campaign spending, and party unified behind the president give the party in power an enormous structural advantage. In 1996 and 2012, incumbent presidents had enormous resources to run ads in swing states defining the Republican nominee, when the GOP nominee had used all his money to win the primary and did not have any cash to return fire. The Clinton and Obama campaigns, along with help from their friends the media, defined the image of Bob Dole and Mitt Romney before the contest really started. In 2004, the Bush campaign ran similar advertising against John Kerry in swing states.”
– Jim Geraghty, National Review
- Joe Biden issued his gun violence prevention plan Wednesday, calling for universal background checks, banning what he calls assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, repealing liability protections for gun manufacturers, and incentivizing the implementation of red flag flaws.
- Cory Booker released a plan Thursday to reduce childhood poverty through a child tax credit that would provide $250 or $300—depending on the age of the children—to families. His plan would also increase the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefit by 30 percent.
- Steve Bullock delivered a presentation on opioid abuse reduction in Montana Wednesday.
- Pete Buttigieg will be open a campaign office Thursday in South Bend, Indiana.
- In his labor policy plan released Wednesday, Julián Castro focused on promoting the right to organize and protecting domestic and farm workers.
- Kamala Harris posted more than 420 Facebook ads on impeachment in the final week of September, representing roughly three-fourths of impeachment-related ads released by 2020 Democrats, according to a Reuters analysis.
- Amy Klobuchar will campaign in Iowa Thursday and Friday, marking her 20th trip to the state.
- Beto O’Rourke will hold a town hall in Los Angeles Saturday.
- Tim Ryan visited with striking GM workers in Indiana and attended an education conference Wednesday.
- Bernie Sanders canceled campaign events this week and suspended his first television ad launch in Iowa after undergoing a heart procedure for a blocked artery Wednesday.
- Tom Steyer released a new campaign ad Wednesday on digital platforms about the impeachment inquiry. It will also air on cable television next week.
- Elizabeth Warren is holding a town hall in San Diego Thursday.
- Marianne Williamson is attending a fundraiser Thursday in Montclair, New Jersey.
- Andrew Yang raised $10 million in the third quarter of 2019, more than tripling his fundraising total from the second quarter.
- As part of a previously announced $8 million ad buy, Donald Trump is airing a new ad that calls the impeachment inquiry a coup.
What We’re Reading
- CNBC: Trolls will use fake videos and other new tricks to try to sway the 2020 election, warns Alphabet researcher
- FiveThirtyEight: How Could Impeachment Affect The Democratic Primary?
- National Review: How the Trump Campaign Is Preparing for 2020
Flashback: October 3, 2015
The National Education Association, which has 3 million members, endorsed Hillary Clinton.