Tag Archives: 2020 Democratic primary


Democratic Voters Not Tuned in Yet


A new Associated Press-NORC poll finds just 22% of Democrats registered to vote say they know a lot about the presidential candidates’ positions, while 62% say they know a little. And only 35% say they’re paying close attention to the campaign, with almost two-thirds saying they’re paying some or no attention.


Axelrod: Biden’s Strategy Not Viable

“It is not a tenable strategy… His message is that he’s the guy who can beat Donald Trump and he is viewed as the least risky choice. Over time, if the only interactions he has is around these screwups and gaffes, then he is going to start losing that message.”

— David Axelrod, quoted by the Daily Beast, saying Joe’s Biden’s media avoidance strategy isn’t viable.


Buttigieg Describes After-Affects of Afghanistan Deployment

“Of course, it’s the effect of having been exposed to danger,.. I think, also, some moral pressure. Any time, in any way, you are even remotely involved in killing, it takes something out of you, and it takes a lot of work to process that.”

— Pete Buttigieg, quoted by Axios, on experiencing depression returning from Afghanistan after a 7-month deployment in 2014.


Buttigeig Calls for End to Electoral College as ‘Undemocratic’

“Twice in my young lifetime I’ve seen the American people overruled by the Electoral College. It’s time for that to go because it’s undemocratic.”

— Pete Buttigieg, doubling down on his support for getting rid of the Electoral College, calling the institution “undemocratic,” The Hill reports.


Biden Has Big Lead in Nevada


A new Monmouth poll in Nevada finds Joe Biden with a clear lead in the Democratic presidential race at 36%, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 19%, Bernie Sanders at 13%, Pete Buttigieg at 7%, and Kamala Harris at 6%.


Warren Wants to Rewrite Washington’s Rules

“This business that Democrats play by one set of rules and Republicans play by a different set of rules, those days are over when I’m president.”

— Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in an interview with Vox.


Biden Leads Warren in Massachusetts


A new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll in Massachusetts finds Joe Biden leading the Democratic presidential race with 22%, followed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 10%, Pete Buttigieg at 8% and Sen. Bernie Sanders at 6%. Just over 40% of voters said they were still undecided.


Biden Prioritizes Family Over Campaign

“One of my competitors criticized me for not going to Iowa to talk for 5 minutes… My granddaughter was graduating. It was my daughter’s birthday. I would skip inauguration for that.”

— Joe Biden, quoted by Politico.


Klobuchar Ranks Self in ‘A’ Group

“They’re dividing it into the A group and the B group… I’m proud to be in the A group.”

— Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), quoted by the New York Times, on the two groups of 2020 candidates: those who consistently break 2 percent in polls and those who don’t.


18 Dems Qualify for Debates


Of the two dozen Democrats running for president, The Hill finds 12 have met both the polling and donor thresholds set by the DNC to participate in the first debates, while six others have cleared the polling threshold. Five candidates are still in a scramble to reach either requirement: Bill de Blasio, Seth Moutlon, Michael Bennet, Mike Gravel and Wayne Messam.