Tuesday marks the last time the leading Democratic presidential contenders will face a national audience on the debate stage before primary voting begins, making it the most significant moment of the 2020 primary season to date. "But he flip-flopped soon after the money started flowing", the digital ad reads, referring to more than $1 million Buttigieg has raised from the for-profit health sector in the 2020 campaign. It's a possibility this is where Joe Biden will highlight his experience both in the Senate and dealing with foreign affairs as Vice President while Buttigieg is more likely to remind the audience he's the only one on stage with military experience. According to his campaign, his new campaign ad launched last Friday was created to again make the argument that Biden is the best candidate to be commander in chief on day one, because of his unmatched foreign policy credentials.
Steyer has poured more than $22 million into TV and radio ads in SC and Nevada alone, the states which vote third and fourth in the contest, making him responsible for three-quarters of the combined spending in both states and boosting him into second place in some polls.
Given that the anonymously sourced report came from CNN, which is less factually reliable than the satirical Babylon Bee, you can take this with a grain of salt. Heading in, there were new signs of tension among all the top-tier candidates, particularly Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.More news: Australian Open qualifying player collapses on court as bushfire smoke chokes Melbourne
The pair are preparing to take part in a televised Democratic debate in Iowa on Tuesday. There are things we absolutely should look closely at and the primary is the time to fight for our values and the candidates that best represent them. He has then explained, bit by bit, the math and taxes in his proposal.
The accusation against Sanders comes as the Democratic primary takes a negative tone.
The debate illustrates another a fundamental difference between the US and Canada, a country where the sanctity of universal health care makes it a subject political leaders would rather avoid.
"It's playing offense by playing defense", Bill Neidhardt, Sanders' deputy state director for Iowa, told ABC News. And New Jersey Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who have been running in third and fourth place in recent national polls.
"Here's the problem in Iowa right now: any of the top four could finish in any of the top four", said Steve Elmendorf, a veteran Democratic strategist. "Someone that every Democrat can believe in".More news: Rishi Kapoor's sister Ritu Nanda passes away at 71
"I'm proud of that", Perez said, before boasting that "we did have the most diverse field in American history", given how last month there were three women, two candidates of color and an openly gay candidate on the debate stage. The latest estimates peg Bloomberg's spending at $211 million and Steyer's at $106 million, with their combined total dwarfing the spending for the almost two dozen other candidates who have at one point or another sought the nomination.
Anyone paying the slightest bit of attention could logically conclude that someone in Senator Warren's campaign, or an ally of the senator, likely leaked this story as a desperate effort for a dying campaign to gain some must-needed morale.
There has been considerable buzz on the ground in Iowa that Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator, may be a dark horse in the caucus.
"At the end of the day, people of Iowa are going to want to see someone who reminds them of someone who could represent the state of Iowa, which is the senator from next door: Amy", Justin Buoen, Klobuchar's campaign manager told ABC News Sunday.More news: Sinkhole swallows bus in northwest China, killing six, ten missing