Fundraising for Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Spikes Following Democratic Debate On Feb. 19, Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders experienced record numbers of campaign donations. The spike in grassroots donors for both candidates was thanks to their powerful performances on the debate stage in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Warren’s campaign, her base donated more than $2.8 million on Wednesday, marking her best debate fundraising day to date. During the debate, one of Warren’s staffers, Caitlin Mitchell, claimed that the campaign had pulled in $425,000 between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. E.S.T. Her claim was in response to Elizabeth Landers, who said Sander’s campaign had received more than 15,000 online donations in the first hour of the debate, totaling $300,000. Just after midnight, the Sanders campaign also announced they had finished the day with $2.7 million from nearly 150,000 donors. That makes Feb. 19 the best debate fundraising day for Sanders as well.
Top Moments From the Democratic Debate in Nevada Six Democratic candidates qualified for the fiery debate in Nevada, including billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The Nevada debate was Bloomberg's first appearance on a Democratic debate stage. The former NYC mayor was attacked on several fronts by the other candidates, including his record on stop and frisk and not releasing his tax returns. Senator Elizabeth Warren went at Bloomberg over allegations of sexual harassment, asking him to release the women from their signed non-disclosure agreements. Bernie Sanders distanced himself from the actions of "Bernie Bros," but brought up attacks against his own staff. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg sparred over the fact that Klobuchar forgot the name of Mexican President Obrador. Debate between the two later got heated over Klobuchar's record on immigration. Michael Bloomberg stated that if he were elected president, on day one he would rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Sanders and Bloomberg had a heated exchange over whether or not billionaires should exist. Bernie Sanders, Nevada Debate During his final remarks, protestors interrupted former Vice President Joe Biden, halting the debate until they were escorted out of the studio. The ninth debate among the 2020 Democratic candidates precedes the Nevada primary on Saturday.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called sanctuary cities in the state constitution
Michael Bloomberg Qualifies for His First Debate The latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll shows Bloomberg with 19 percent of Democratic support, qualifying him for the next debate. Bloomberg needed to have at least 12 percent support in Nevada in order to participate in the Feb. 19 debate. Bloomberg's campaign manager Kevin Sheekey tweeted in response to the news. Kevin Sheekey, via Twitter The multibillionaire has spent $300 million of his own money on adds, catapulting him to second place nationally among the Democratic candidates. In first place is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, leading with 31 percent of support. Sanders has accused Bloomberg of attempting to buy the Democratic nomination. Both candidates have recently increased their attacks on each other.