At 11:06 AM ET, on Monday, January 13, 2020, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker officially announced he was suspending his campaign for presidency, citing a lack of funds and the looming impeachment trial.
We lost another candidate this week, with Marianne Williamson deciding that she had elevated the conversation as much as she could, and now it was time to step back and not take oxygen from the remaining progressive campaigns. The debate threshold closed with six candidates on the stage, and Elizabeth Warren is making phone calls again.
At 12:27 PM ET, on Friday, January 10, 2020, best-selling author Marianne Williamson acknowledged that with no staff and no votes, she would no longer be able to elevate the conversation and is suspending her campaign so as not to get in the way of a progressive candidate winning any of the primaries.
Friday lost us another candidate, with the dropping of Marianne Williamson. Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar were trying to raise money by explaining what they use it for, while Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren were trying to raise money because they needed money.
Thursday brought a lot of asks for money. A lot of asks. Only Tom Steyer and Mike Bloomberg did not ask me for money.
However, Friday brought a podcast! Check out the latest episode of Primarily: 2020, hosted by Karin Robinson to hear us discuss the political emails thus far. It’s available on every podcast platform I can see, so go! Listen! And leave Karin some feedback!
Wednesday brought with it some foreign policy talk from Marianne Williamson and some foreign aid requests from Tom Steyer, but what I really noticed was the comparison of spending between Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bennet, and Amy Klobuchar.
Tuesday brought a handful of different asks, from my story to my opinion to my money for a t-shirt. Pete Buttigieg wrote an email that could have been tailor made for me, while Joe Biden has been the only candidate asking for January debate party hosts.