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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 05:37 AM

 

On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates

MIAMI (AP) — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates.

Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once soaring politicians may soon be seen as also-rans. They include Julian Castro, who is seeking to capitalize on his strong debate performance last week; Kirsten Gillibrand, one of her party’s most outspoken feminists; and Cory Booker, who rose to stardom as the energetic mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

A difficult period lies ahead as the party begins to sort through its expansive roster of candidates. The process will help Democrats zero in on someone to challenge President Donald Trump. But it is also forcing candidates to burn through cash to stay competitive and could result in a field that’s older, whiter and more male — an uncomfortable development for a party that says it prizes diversity.

“There are some campaigns that are in something of a Hail Mary mode,” said technology entrepreneur Andrew Yang, one of the lesser-known White House hopefuls who expressed confidence in his own chances.

See who is in, who is on the borderline, and who needs something good to happen: https://www.apnews.com/11be2611cecc4be4bc7a59bebfae9829
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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 05:44 AM

1. Castro's become my 3rd choice. It would be great if he could

 

hang in longer to get his message across.
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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 05:47 AM

2. He became my 3rd choice as well.

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 11:59 AM

3. ...

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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