It was Julian Castro’s big night; Elizabeth Warren stood head and shoulders above Jay Inslee; Cory Booker almost made us cry; everyone spoke Spanish at one point or another (kind of); and Beto O’Rourke was publicly schooled – a few times.
— Eᴅᴡᴀʀᴅ Cʜᴀᴍᴘɪᴏɴ (@drmabuse) June 27, 2019
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 27, 2019
Joe Biden definitely just bought Rosetta Stone #DemDebate
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) June 27, 2019
— 🌠 (@blazingbutera_) June 27, 2019
Plus, the jury is still out on these ones:
There was that time Castro talked about women’s rights – and we kind of liked it. And then Amy Klobuchar chimed in for literally most women in America.
.@JulianCastro nails it on #EqualPay and the Equal Rights Amendment! Women deserve equal pay for equal work. Period. Women in this country should NOT be making 80 cents for ever dollar a man does for the exact same work. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/lq2PdY52pD
— NARAL (@NARAL) June 27, 2019
Klobuchar had some of the best lines of the night, between 5am bathrobe digs and a woman’s right to choose.
Best line of the night, from Amy Klobuchar: “I don’t think we should conduct foreign policy in our bathrobe at 5 in the morning.” #klobuchar
— Listen, Stooge (@ListenStooge) June 27, 2019
Sen. Klobuchar: “I just want to point out there’s three women up here who have fought pretty hard for a woman’s right to choose.” pic.twitter.com/JyNJOv07nD
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June 27, 2019
Anyone else feeling Warren/Booker tonight? Just sayin… #DemDebate
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 27, 2019
It was a huge night for Democrats in Miami as the first night of the Democratic debate commenced for two hours. Except for that sound issue during the bottom half of the night where we saw Rachel Maddow calming down Chuck Todd like a mother and son duo – one with obvious experience (Rachel) and the other with an intention and no confidence to back it up (Chuck), it was definitely anything but “BORING.”
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) June 27, 2019
You’re sick. Resign. https://t.co/mqZTNTWPKV
— Sarah Toce (@SarahToce) June 27, 2019
Then there was that time trans issues were a thing during the Democratic debate…and we soaked it all up because it was about time.
The visibility of trans issues tonight are the result of decades of efforts by trans people of color in the advocacy space. This is their labor making an impact.#DemDebate
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 27, 2019
— Sarah Toce (@SarahToce) June 27, 2019
It was an electric night with a lot of heart on the Democratic stage – and tonight we’ll experience Round 2 with another 10 candidates fighting for the mic.
‘Who is this economy really working for?’ — Elizabeth Warren called out big corporations, government corruption, and ‘monopolists’ for systemically robbing the American people of a fair shot #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/HQWsbYEcOY
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 27, 2019
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Michael Bloomberg Preparing Presidential Run – Could File This Week
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing a presidential run as a Democrat. The self-made billionaire who has been a registered Democrat, a registered Republican, a registered Independent, and once again as of last year a registered Democrat will file papers in Alabama before that state’s deadline Friday.
“Should Mr. Bloomberg proceed with a campaign, it could represent a seismic disruption in the Democratic race,” The New York Times reports, adding that he could be “a grave and instantaneous threat to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.”
Howard Wolfson, a close advisor to the former mayor says: “We now need to finish the job and ensure that Trump is defeated — but Mike is increasingly concerned that the current field of candidates is not well positioned to do that.”
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
Julián Castro Says His Campaign Is ‘In Dire Need’ of Funds – and He’s Out if He Can’t Raise $800k in Ten Days
Julián Castro says he will have to pull out of the Democratic presidential primary if he does not raise $800,000 in the next ten days. Castro, a former HUD Secretary, says he will be forced to stop campaigning if he does not reach his financial goals by the end of the month.
“The truth is, for our campaign, these debates have offered our only guaranteed opportunity to share my vision with the American people,” Castro said in an email to supporters, as Buzzfeed reports.
“If I can’t make the next debate stage, we cannot sustain a campaign that can make it to Iowa in February,” Castro continued. “My presidential campaign is in dire need of financial resources to keep going.”
U.S. Senator Cory Booker had made a similar announcement last month, telling supporters he would need to drop out if he did not raise $1.7 million by the end of September. He pulled in more than $2.1 million over that last nine days or so, leading to his strongest fundraising month of his campaign.
Castro is consistently polling around 1% and has never gotten above the 2% mark, according to RealClear Politics.
‘This Is a Real Warning’: Ex-Campaign Aide Bluntly States Clinton Didn’t Go Far Enough Criticizing Tulsi Gabbard
On MSNBC Saturday, former Clinton campaign official and director of SiriusXM progressive programming Zerlina Maxwell said that not only did Hillary Clinton do nothing wrong for criticizing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), she should have if anything gone even harder.
“I think she didn’t go far enough, and we have to decide whether or not we’ll listen to Hillary Clinton, who lived through this in 2016, or whether or not we’re going to do what we did in 2016, is decide that what she’s saying is irrelevant because of how we feel personally about her, and I think that that would be a mistake,” said Maxwell.
“In 2016, anchors literally laughed at Hillary Clinton when she said it was Russia,” Maxwell continued. “Robby Mook went on television and said, ‘It was Russia that was hacking our emails and releasing them on Wikileaks.’ We were laughed at. I would like everyone to listen to us now because I, on the campaign, had that red banner over my email that said, ‘Government hackers are trying to infiltrate your account.’ So, this is a real warning. And I think that we would be smart to listen before it’s too late.”
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