Hundreds of the biggest Democratic fundraisers in the past two presidential elections are already picking candidates for 2020 — and Kamala Harris has a significant early edge, while Pete Buttigieg and his from-scratch campaign has scrambled into the second tier. Harris has already received donations from 176 people or couples who raised at least $100,000, and sometimes many multiples of that, for Hillary Clinton in 2016 or at least $50,000 for Barack Obama in 2012, according to a POLITICO analysis of new campaign finance disclosures and “bundler” data from the Center for Responsive Politics. While the Democratic presidential campaigns have been focused on building small-donor armies this year, bundlers mine their networks for checks to pass along to campaigns six or seven-figures at a time, giving them a potentially massive role in a crowded primary.Story Continued Below Donations from these key fundraisers signal the out-of-the-gate interest the candidates are … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris takes early lead in the big-money race
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NEWARK, N.J. — Senator Cory Booker was educated at Stanford, Oxford and Yale, but he likes to say he got his real education at Brick Towers, the dilapidated and dangerous housing project in inner-city Newark where he spent eight years as a tenant—not by necessity, but by choice. Living in a 16th-floor apartment that often lacked heat, hot water and elevator service, among poor neighbors trapped on the slum side of the American Dream, this celebrated black prodigy from a comfortable white suburb took an extended tutorial in urban adversity. He got a firsthand introduction to the policy issues that drove his agenda as a city councilor, mayor and New Jersey senator, and will now drive his newly announced presidential campaign. Brick Towers is gone now, but on a chilly gray morning in January, Booker was back at the intersection it loomed over for decades, riffing on the difference between thinking about policy and experiencing it up close. He noted that his former neighbor … [Read more...] about Is Cory Booker for Real?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jess Bidgood Globe Staff January 04, 2019 COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — When Elizabeth Warren walked into the event room next to a bowling alley here Friday evening, she effectively kicked off a presidential primary contest that is already making Democrats’ heads spin.“There’s going to be so many candidates this year,” Scott Punteney, chair of the Pottawattamie County Democratic Party, said before Warren’s arrival. “It’s just way early.”For Warren, that may be precisely the point. With her five-city campaign swing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the hiring of four staffers who know the state well, the Massachusetts senator appears to be betting she can plant her flag and shape the race before other top candidates are officially in. Advertisement Speaking to a crowd of about 500 that spilled into the … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren has planted her flag in Iowa this weekend. But is she facing an uphill battle?
2020 elections Great literature? Not exactly. But that's not the goal for Harris, Sanders or Castro, to name a few of the politician-authors. Kamala Harris has a book coming out in January. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Julián Castro are already hawking theirs. Great literature?Story Continued Below Not usually. But in a quadrennial rite of presidential politics, the 2020 book primary is in full swing. Harris’ memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” debuts next month, with sell-out appearances booked in Washington and Los Angeles. Her offering follows a similarly wayfaring title by Castro, “An Unlikely Journey: Waking up from My American Dream.” Last month, Sanders released “Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance.” Both Harris and fellow Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have books for children — and their politically minded parents. The genre is hardly new — and not without successes. John F. Kennedy’s … [Read more...] about ‘So many that are so bad’: The 2020 book primary is on
Updated 2:23 pm PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., center, walks through the Expertise Cosmetology Institute during an event for her Senate campaign, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas. Battleground races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor will make Nevada voters Tuesday a key decider of power in Congress and the state’s political landscape for a decade. less Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., center, walks through the Expertise Cosmetology Institute during an event for her Senate campaign, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas. Battleground races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House ... more Photo: John Locher, AP Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., visits the Expertise Cosmetology Institute during an event for her Senate campaign, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Las Vegas. Battleground races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor will make Nevada voters Tuesday a key decider of power in Congress and the … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump Jr. says US needs his dad’s discipline