Media coverage of 2020 Presidential candidates
This month in review: the latest roundup from the presidential race.
Biden maintained this top ranking of media coverage this week, but Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke notably spiked in the rankings.
Last week, Warren notably surpassed Sanders to the second ranking on July 29th. This might be due to her announcement to 'negotiate trade deals more openly’ – noting that she would limit her deals to nations that have signed the Paris climate accord and meet “sweeping environmental, human rights and labor standards.” “‘Trade can be a powerful tool to help working families but our failed pro-corporate agenda has used trade to harm American workers and the environment,’ Warren said in a Medium post announcing her idea. “My plan represents a new approach to trade — one that uses America’s leverage to boost American workers and raise the standard of living across the globe’,” an article from the Washington Post writes.
This week, Beto rose from 9th to 4th place in media coverage. This might be attributed to the location of last week’s mass shooting and Beto’s hometown – El Paso, Texas. Much of the media turned to report on Beto’s response to the attack. In his interviews, Beto, holding back tears, says of El Paso–"It is very hard to think about this," he said. "But I tell you, El Paso is the strongest place in the world. This community's going to come together. I'm going back there right now to be with my family and to be with my hometown."