Beto O’Rourke’s campaign announced that he raised $9.4 million in the first quarter, 18 days after launching his 2020 bid. O’Rourke raised an average of $520,000 per day, with 218,000 total donations.
Asked how much trust they placed in President Trump or congressional Republicans to protect or improve the health care system, 58% of voters said “not much” or “none at all,” according to the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll.
By contrast, a 53% majority of the electorate said they had “a lot” or “some” trust in Democrats on the same question.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and political advisers around him have started to tell top Democrats he plans to launch a presidential campaign this month, CNN reports.
“The California Democrat, a 38-year-old four-term congressman from the Bay Area, has made five trips to Iowa and three trips to New Hampshire since the 2018 midterms. He will return to the Granite State Saturday.”
“Sen. Bernie Sanders will participate in a town hall hosted by Fox News later this month,” Politico reports. “The town hall is slated for April 15 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and will focus on economy and jobs.”
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) “is expected to announce a presidential campaign this week,” several sources told BuzzFeed News.
“Ryan is scheduled to appear Thursday on The View, a popular talk show destination for national politicians. He is also planning a Saturday rally in Youngstown. Leaders from local organized labor — long a staple of his base — have been invited to attend.”