(5) Other News
Budget. The House will vote on the proposed budget bill today.
Gloves are off. The debate has started and the candidates aren’t even wheels down in Detroit yet. Yesterday Biden went after Booker over Booker’s rebuke of his criminal justice record. From The Washington Post, “Joe Biden tears into Cory Booker and criticizes Kamala D. Harris as well in a shift to aggressively counter his challengers.”
Puerto Rico. Governor Ricardo Rosselló officially announced his resignation. He announced he will step down on August 2nd. He will be succeeded by Wanda Vázquez, the current Secretary of Justice. Vázquez is member of the New Progressive Party (the same party as Rosselló).
Bennet will spend this Saturday, July 27th, in Iowa with scheduled stops in Indianola, Chariton, and West Des Moines.
Bullock and his family will spend August 8th-August 10th in Iowa.
Castro is spending some of that debate-hump money on staff. His sixteen new hires include expansion of his HQ finance, digital and communications teams, and Nevada and South Carolina got organizing directors.
The Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Devore highlights the pressure on Castro to show that his campaign is more than one debate.
Gillibrand is back to Iowa today for her 9th visit to the state since announcing her run. She has scheduled stops are Cedar Rapids and Iowa City including a climate change roundtable with Iowa State Senator Rob Hogg.
Harris is getting some support from Obama bundlers, Michael and Jackie Kempler are hosting a Hamptons for her in August.
Harris is heading to Colorado August 2nd before she embarks on her 5 day bus tour across Iowa.
Klobuchar is back in Iowa today and tomorrow. Scheduled stops include events in Iowa City and Des Moines.
Williamson is campaigning in South Carolina today with scheduled stops in Myrtle Beach and Conway.