There was a shake-up in the horse race that is the Democratic field of candidates on Wednesday, and no, it wasn’t Michael Bloomberg filing with the FEC: Wayne Messam suspended his campaign for President. Bloomberg is still not officially in the race.
Oh, and there was also a debate. Yeah, that was a thing that happened.
This past week had a mid-month fundraising deadline and a new candidate entering the race. Tulsi Gabbard made Veterans Day an issue to be better than someone else over, Pete Buttigieg stopped letting us say “no” in his surveys, and John Delaney can’t figure out why he’s floundering.
In addition, I did a side-by-side comparison of Elizabeth Warren’s Transition to Medicare for All plan and Pete Buttigieg’s Medicare for All Who Want It plan on my Twitter account. Read it here!
Thursday brought Deval Patrick to the race, a candidate with a lot of baggage and not much in the way of emails yet. It also brought a desperate Julian Castro, a dinner invite from Joe Biden, and a contest for an event even Tom Steyer hasn’t qualified for yet.
Yes, Deval Patrick has officially joined the race. I’ve signed up for his emails and will add him to the analysis. Tomorrow.
Today, I want to talk about yesterday. Pete Buttigieg reminded his supporters to behave. Amy Klobuchar proclaimed her color-flipping strength. And impeachment was on the minds of some of the candidates.
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Anyway, moving on to Thursday’s emails. Steve Bullock still believes he has the best chance to win, Cory Booker is worried about Michael Bloomberg, and Pete Buttigieg said thank you.