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 Julian Castro notably spiked in the rankings from 10th to 7th–in the wake of his qualifying this week for the September 12th debate in Houston.
“By hitting 2 percent in a national poll, Julian Castro became the 10th, and perhaps final, candidate to qualify for the September debate. In fact, it put him into the October debate as well” (New York Times). The volume of media coverage reflected the landmark moment in Castro’s candidacy. “After his successful showing in the Miami debates in June, Castro's fundraising surged and he hit and exceeded the 130,000 individual donors, including 400 unique donors in 20 states, needed to continue on to Houston” (NBC).