Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

This week, Biden maintained his high with Sanders and Warren following. Notably, Tom Steyer rose from 10th to 6th place amid media coverage of data breach and controversy in his campaign. According to an article from Politico, “Tom Steyer on Friday shrugged off a rocky week for his presidential campaign that saw one staffer in South Carolina resign after improperly accessing another (Kamala Harris) campaign’s data and another aide in Iowa face accusations of literally trying to buy endorsements.”

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Election 2020: Castro winds down, Bloomberg revs up

Several developments arose this week in the hunt for the Democratic nomination in 2020. On Monday, Julian Castro fired his staff in both New Hampshire and South Carolina in order to focus his campaign’s efforts in Iowa and Nevada. 
However, while Castro may soon end his campaign, another Democratic hopeful may be quick to replace him. Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and current CEO of Bloomberg L.P., filed to run in Alabama’s Democratic presidential primary on Friday. According to Bloomberg adviser Howard Wolfson, Bloomberg only filed in Alabama due to the state’s early filing deadline, but he plans to skip the first four primary contests. 

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 New Polls and Commentary on 2020 Presidential Candidates are Released  

Recent surveys reveal the state of candidates in polls regarding the upcoming 2020 election, and new commentary is released on select candidates.

There are 1767 news articles covering this topic. 49% (871) are left leaning, 36% (637) center, 15% (259) right leaning.

From the left: One year from election Trump trails Biden but leads Warren in battlegrounds, New York Times

From the center: Biden loses steam in Iowa but still strong in tight states, KNPR

From the right: Fox News anchor accuses liberal contributor of 'covering up' Biden corruption, Washington Examiner

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Election 2020: New Policies Released

This week, several of the 2020 presidential candidates released new policies in their platforms as the first caucus of the election approaches. Most notably, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced a plan to pay for her Medicare for All proposal. Warren was pressed by her opponents in the most recent primary debate to say whether her healthcare plan would raise taxes on low-income Americans. She refused to answer, saying only that her plan would not raise costs for the middle class. However, her new proposal outlines a tax plan that would heavily tax business and wealthy Americans, but not the middle class.

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Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

Beto O’Rourke ranked 4th this week–due to coverage around his departure from the race. Castro also notably rose by three places amid rumors of financial strife in his campaign. “Castro announced last month that if he did not hit $800,000 in donations over the last 10 days of October, he would drop out of the race. Although his team did reach the goal, Castro has struggled to match other top-tier Democratic candidates in fundraising or support among voters.” The candidate “is reportedly supporting his staffers looking for jobs on other presidential campaigns” (The Hill).

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Beto O’Rourke Ends Presidential Bid

On Friday, Beto O’Rourke announced that he is ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Right-leaning articles tend to emphasize O’Rourke’s uniquely strict gun control proposals, while left-leaning articles point to his campaign’s lack of funding as the reason for his withdrawal and centrist articles report extensively on O’Rourke’s statements about the end of his campaign.

There are 557 news articles covering this topic. 52% (288) are left leaning, 41% (231) center, 7% (38) right leaning.

From the left: Beto O’Rourke is dropping out of the presidential race, New York Times

From the center: O'Rourke ends presidential bid, The Hill

From the right: Beto O’Rourke’s dashed White House dreams trolled by NRA: ‘hell yes’, Washington Times

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Recent Poll Shows Biden’s Lead Diminishing, Warren on the Rise

A recent poll conducted by USA TODAY/Suffolk University shows former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) being sliced in half.

There are 1329 news articles covering this topic. 34% (449) are left leaning, 48% (632) center, 19% (248) right leaning.

From the left: Biden’s lead over warren shrinks by half in new 2020 poll, Politico

From the center: Poll finds split on whether US is ready for gay president, The Hill

From the right: David Limbaugh says Joe Biden is the 'worst kind of demagogue' will switch positions 'like a chameleon', Fox News

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Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

Again, Biden maintains his top rank in media coverage this week primarily due to his role in the Trump impeachment inquiry. According to a new poll of voters in Iowa, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is now in third place in the Democratic primary race, following Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. His media coverage reflects this growth in support: from stealing many of Biden’s big donors to addressing concerns over policing and criminal justice reform.

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Election 2020: Tim Ryan Ends His Campaign

The crowded 2020 Democratic field narrowed slightly this week, as Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio announced on Thursday that he is ending his campaign for the Democratic nomination. Ryan had gained notoriety prior to the election for attempting to unseat Representative Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. However, he has struggled with fundraising and polling in his presidential campaign, qualifying only for the first two debates. Ryan now plans to run for reelection for his Ohio congressional seat.

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Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

Again, Biden maintains his top rank in media coverage this week primarily due to his role in the Trump impeachment inquiry. In the wake of the democratic debates, Andrew Yang spiked once again. The debate front-loaded questions on economic policy and breaking up big-tech–those that appeal to Yang’s domain. As viewership was greatest at the beginning of the debate, this gave Yang the advantage of getting significant viewership and air-time early.

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Election 2020: The Fourth Debate

Amid the ongoing impeachment proceedings, the 2020 Democratic candidates refocused on a different issue on Tuesday when they participated in a town hall on LGBTQ issues. The town hall, hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and CNN in Los Angeles, featured each of the candidates taking questions from a studio audience in succession. Nine presidential candidates participated in the form; the ony top-polling candidate to not attend was Bernie Sanders, who withdrew from the event after suffering a heart attack last week.

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Warren, Klobuchar Stand Out in Third Democratic Debate

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) were two of the biggest winners from the third Democratic debate held in Ohio on Tuesday night.

There are 5485 news articles covering this topic. 54% (2951) are left leaning, 32% (1757) center, 14% (777) right leaning.

From the left: All you need to know about last night’s 2020 democratic debate, New York Times

From the center: Live Analysis And Fact Check: The 4th Democratic Primary Debate, NPR

From the right: Warren attacked from all sides at Dem debate; 'squad' to back Sanders; Biden says focus on Trump, Fox News

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Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

Again, Biden maintains his top rank in media coverage this week primarily due to his role in the Trump impeachment inquiry. Kamala notably rose in coverage from 8th to 4th and maintained her high due to a comeback aimed at Donald Trump Jr.

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Election 2020: LGBTQ Town Hall

Amid the ongoing impeachment proceedings, the 2020 Democratic candidates refocused on a different issue on Tuesday when they participated in a town hall on LGBTQ issues. The town hall, hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and CNN in Los Angeles, featured each of the candidates taking questions from a studio audience in succession. Nine presidential candidates participated in the form; the ony top-polling candidate to not attend was Bernie Sanders, who withdrew from the event after suffering a heart attack last week.

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Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

Despite dropping in the polls, Biden maintains his top rank in media coverage this week primarily due to his role in the Trump impeachment inquiry. Bernie Sanders surpassed Warren this week due to the press covering his emergency heart medical care; however, “a survey released Thursday by the Public Policy Institute of California showed Warren the choice of 23% of likely primary voters”–ahead of both Sanders and Biden.

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This Week: Impeachment Drama and Bernie Health Worries

This week, media attention continued to focus on the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The House has issued subpoenas for several people with knowledge of the Ukraine scandal to testify before Congress. The subpoenas include Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as well as five State Department officials with knowledge of the situation. On Wednesday, House Democrats announced that they have moved to compel the White House to cooperate with the impeachment proceedings.

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Media Coverage of 2020 Presidential Candidates

This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.

Biden maintained his top rank in media coverage this week, but Tom Steyer has notably risen from last to 4th place. Steyer was recently the 11th candidate to qualify for the October debates–resulting in a slight spike earlier this month. However, what drove interest in his campaign is related to the week’s biggest topic: a Trump Impeachment. Even before announcing his campaign, Steyer led an impeachment campaign which led Trump to call him “wacky & totally unhinged,” an insult that also put Steyer in the public eye–paving the way for his candidacy.

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This Week: Impeachment Looms 

The news cycle was dominated this week by a whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s call to Ukraine to pressure the country to investigate Joe Biden, a call that led House Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against the president. Although the biggest implications of the Ukraine scandal are, of course, to Trump’s presidency, the impeachment proceedings will also likely have a significant effect on the 2020 Democratic primary.

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Warren Edges Biden in New Quinnipiac Poll

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) will a slight lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

There are 1442 news articles covering this topic. 61% (879) are left leaning, 30% (432) center, 9% (131) right leaning.

From the left: Warren passes Biden in new nationwide poll, Politico

From the center: Poll: Warren closes in on Biden's lead, The Hill

From the right: Warren Takes Slight Lead, Passes Biden In National Poll, Daily Caller

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