South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn is hosting his annual "Fish Fry" event in Columbia Friday, and just about all the Democrats running for president -- around 20 -- will gather there to make their pitch to voters in a critical early primary state. South Carolina hosts the first primary in the South on Feb. 29, 2020. It's considered a key state for candidates, where black voters make up 61% of the electorate. If a candidate does well in South Carolina, it could be seen as an indicator for his or her support among black voters across the country.Most of the candidates plan to stick around Saturday, when the South Carolina Democratic Party will be holding its annual convention and elect its officers. Tune in at 7 p.m. for more of CBS's interview with South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, only on CBSN. Candidates react to rising tensions with Iran Democratic presidential candidates are urging caution when it comes to Iran, after Iran shot down a U.S. drone in what the U.S. says is international … [Read more...] about Democratic candidates appear at South Carolina fish fry
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Watch this space for a recap of the latest polls and data-driven studies curated by the CBS News Election & Survey Unit! 6/20/2019: The Democratic Primary - Divisions Emerge Along Generational Lines According to the latest CBS News Battleground Tracker of Democratic voters in early primary contests, most Democratic primary voters under the age of 45 want Democrats to advance a more progressive agenda than the country had under Barack Obama, while most older voters want the Democrats to return the country to the way it was before Donald Trump took office. Not surprisingly, they differ on which candidates they are considering voting for.A large majority of Democratic voters over 45 are considering Joe Biden - more so than any other candidate - and this is particularly true of those 65 and older (69%). Support for Biden drops off among younger voters, however. 47% of those between 30 and 44 would consider voting for Biden, but this is true of just 38% of early Democratic voters … [Read more...] about The latest from the CBS News Election & Survey Unit
Rebecca Morin and Aamer Madhani USA TODAY Published 6:12 PM EDT Jun 13, 2019 WASHINGTON – The names are in. The 20 Democratic presidential candidates who met the criteria for the first Democratic primary debate of the election cycle have been announced. To qualify, the candidates had to poll at 1% or more in at least three qualified polls or receive donations from at least 65,000 individual donors, with a minimum of 200 individual donors per state in at least 20 states. The first debate is being held in Miami on June 26 and 27, with 10 candidates on stage each day. NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will broadcast the two-night event. Which candidates appear on which nights will be announced Friday. For some who make the debate stage, both in Miami and at next month's debate in Detroit, it could mark a make-or-break moment to define their candidacy in one of the largest and most diverse presidential fields … [Read more...] about Who is in the first 2020 Democratic primary debate?
Ledyard King USA TODAY Published 7:13 AM EDT May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON – Progressives vs. moderates. Health care, climate change, abortion. Old white men leading the pack. And, yes, Fox News. As the first Democratic presidential debate approaches, the contours of the 2020 field are starting to take shape. Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, back for a second try, is more establishment, less insurgent this time around. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite target of President Donald Trump, has emerged as the candidate with deep ideas on student debt, opioids and climate change. And South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the brainy underdog who's attracted a sizable following. All three (and some 20 others) labor – for now – in the shadow of Joe Biden, the former vice president leading the polls with a message plied by his supporters that he's best positioned to win back the Upper … [Read more...] about 2020 presidential election: What you need to know before debates
Chuck Schumer spent months trying to get Stacey Abrams, who nearly won the Georgia governorship last November, to run for the U.S. Senate in 2020. He even chose her to give the official Democratic response to the State of the Union, a slot typically reserved for only the party's most talented up-and-comers. Abrams, however, announced this week that she would pass on the run against freshman Republican Sen. David Perdue. And that's a problem for Schumer, who needs to be recruiting top-tier talent like Abrams across the country if Democrats are going to have a shot at winning back the Senate. Abrams is not the only prominent Democrat to turn down a potential Senate run in recent weeks, stymying Schumer's efforts to recruit strong candidates for 2020. Some are passing on the Senate in order to join the massive Democratic primary field, which already has nearly two dozen candidates. Democrats control 47 Senate seats, while Republicans have the other 53. And while attention … [Read more...] about Democrats struggle to attract top-tier Senate candidates