Ryan, Gabbard, Delaney, and Bennet are participating in today’s round of the AARP/Des Moines Register forum.
The Center for Popular Democracy Action is starting to do outreach to the candidates for their endorsement This will be the first time this organization endorses in the presidential primary.
Biden released his Plan for Rural America. The plan aims to create a pathway to the middle class for rural Americans by:
- Revitalizing rural economies through strengthening the agricultural sector by pursuing a policy that works for American farmers, expand the Obama-Biden microloan program to support beginning farmers, fostering the development of regional food systems
Partner with rural communities to help them fully access federal resources by creating a White House “Strikeforce” to partner with rural communities to help them access federal funds and prioritize persistent poverty rural communities.
Protect and build on the ACA to improve access to quality healthcare in rural communities including targeted work to keep rural hospitals open and expanding primary care and innovative health care delivery models.
(6) The Vote
Politico looks at Booker’s polling numbers with African Americans in South Carolina and Castro’s polling numbers with Latinxs in Nevada - neither are polling well. aren’t polling well.
Trump is holding a MAGA rally in North Carolina.
Trump’s 2020 campaign launched Women for Trump in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania yesterday.
(8) Other News
Now that he’s blamed the media for where he stands in the election he’s taking off the gloves -- Sanders went after Biden in an interview with the Washington Post.
Warren’s campaign told the Washington Post they have at least 300 staffers with 60% based in the early 4 states. This means that they at least 120 staffers in states that vote after the Early 4 (Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina will all vote in February). This is important almost 70% of all available pledged delegates will be allocated by the close of March.
“Mayor de Blasio, do your job. Fire these officers.” - Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s Mother after the Department of Justice ordered the case against the cop that killed Eric Garner to be dropped.
Former SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens, the third-longest serving justice in U.S. Supreme Court history died yesterday. You may remember Stevens as being a vocal dissenter in Bush v. Gore and the notorious Citizen United case.
From Bush v. Gore: “Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today’s decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”
The Biden Cancer Initiative suspended their operations.
Booker has added New Hampshire State Representative Peter Leishman to his running list of Granite State endorsements.
Booker penned an op-ed in ESSENCE: Cory Booker on Trump’s Racist Attacks And How We Fail Women Of Color
Buttigieg will be back in Iowa on July 20th.
Castro will be back in New Hampshire July 18th-July 19th. Among his announced events, Castro will hold a conversation around his housing platform, meet with high school Democrats, and join a protest against migrant detention centers at the southern US border.
Gillibrand went to the Senate floor today to call for unanimous consent to pass the 9/11 VCF bill. Senator Paul was the sole Senator to object and block the bill.
Harris picked up the support of Iowa Representative Phyllis Thede.
Hickenlooper is in New Hampshire today.
Klobuchar delivered a speech on her first 100 days agenda yesterday in DC where she echoed FDR’s call for “direct, vigorous action.”
Moulton once again decided to come at Nancy Pelosi. Please don’t forget when he tried this in 2018 and missed.
Ryan will campaign in Illinois and Iowa on July 17th.
Warren called out Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello.