Tag Archives: 2020 Democratic primary


Buttigieg Endorsed by 58 U.S. Mayors


Fifty-eight U.S. mayors announced their endorsements of Pete Buttigieg in a USA Today op-ed, giving the South Bend, Indiana mayor a boost of institutional support for his presidential campaign.


De Blasio Gets 0% in NYC


The latest Siena poll finds New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio earned 0% support for president in New York City, The Week reports. He also did not crack 1% support across New York state in the poll.


Warren Draws 20,000 to NYC Rally


BuzzFeed News: “At the marble arches that stand atop this lower Manhattan landmark, a crowd of an estimated 20,000 people on Monday night wielded signs about ‘big structural change.’ Introductory speakers told the crowd that Democrats didn’t just need the energy of a ‘blue wave’ — but ‘a plan.’”


450,000 Enter Andrew Yang’s Raffle


“Andrew Yang’s surprising debate gambit — giving away $120,000 to 10 families over a year to highlight his universal basic income proposal — helped the outsider candidate raise $1 million in the 72 hours since the debate and collect more than 450,000 email addresses from people who entered the online raffle,” Politico reports


Sanders Fading in New Hampshire


A new Emerson poll in New Hampshire finds Joe Biden leading the Democratic presidential race with 24%, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 21%, Bernie Sanders at 13%, Pete Buttigieg at 11%, Kamala Harris at 8%, Tulsi Gabbard at 6%, Cory Booker at 4%, Andrew Yang at 3% and John Delaney at 3%. In February, Sanders led the race with 27%.


Waiting for the Septuagenarian Slugfest to Start

“Every public poll shows a steady and indisputable trend: The Democratic 2020 race is a three-way brawl between 70-somethings who came to fame in the U.S. Senate. … In this era of change, technology and disruption, Democrats seem content with three pre-Internet era throwbacks: Bernie Sanders, 78; Joe Biden, 76; and Elizabeth Warren, 70. … The Democratic nominee will run against 73-year-old President Trump.”

Jim VandeHei


Biden Maintains His Lead


A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds Joe Biden leading the Democratic presidential race with29%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 19%, Elizabeth Warren at 18%. Kamala Harris is next at 7%, followed by Pete Buttigieg at 4%, Beto O’Rourke at 3% and Andrew Yang at 3%. Key takeaway: “Nearly 6 in 10 Democratic-leaning voters say they would consider switching to support another candidate for the party’s nomination or that they still don’t have a preference.”


Biden, Sanders Lead Trump in Wisconsin

51% to 42%

A new Marquette Law poll in Wisconsin finds Joe Biden leading President Trump in a general election match up by nine points, 51% to 42%. Bernie Sanders leads Trump by four points, 48% to 44%. Elizabeth Warren is tied with Trump at 45% and Kamala Harris is also tied at 44%.


They Who Didn’t Qualify for the Debate

“Not many people know who they are. Fewer come to their events. No reporters cover them regularly… Locked out of the September debate, and with little evidence that they will qualify for the debates in October and beyond, the low-pollers find themselves campaigning like it’s 1992 or 2004.”

New York Times


Williamson Suggests the Power of Mind could Steer Hurricane Dorian

“The Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas … may all be in our prayers now. Millions of us seeing Dorian turn away from land is not a wacky idea; it is a creative use of the power of the mind. Two minutes of prayer, visualization, meditation for those in the way of the storm.”

— A tweet, since deleted, by Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson, reported by the Washington Post.