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Dan Merica
Political Reporter for . Covering the 2020 elections. & grad. Nats fan. dan.merica@cnn.com
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Dan Merica 17m
Replying to @SawyerHackett
I feel like the tenderloin is just mocking the bread.
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Dan Merica 1h
Pete Buttigieg spent $289,497.56 on private flights, per his FEC report, the most of any Democratic hopeful. Joe Biden was second with $256,798.20 spent on private flights. Elizabeth Warren spent $33,791.40 and Kamala Harris spent $17,186.20. (via )
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David Wright 2h
New this AM: Q2 FEC filings show that 11 Democratic presidential candidates spent more than they raised in the second quarter, including Gillibrand, Booker, Klobuchar and O'Rourke:
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Dan Merica 4h
Kamala Harris unveiled a plan on Tuesday that authorizes the federal government to set the rates for certain prescription drugs as a way to lower prices w/
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David Wright 4h
New this AM: Five candidates accounted for roughly three-quarters of all the money raised in the second quarter of this year by Democratic presidential contenders -- as a crowded field broke into two distinct categories: the haves and the have-nots
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Eric Bradner 14h
Replying to @mollyhc
. picked up the signs early that this would be a bad quarter for Beto O’Rourke.
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Dan Merica 14h
Remarkably small haul considering O’Rourke raised $9.4 million... in the first 18 days of his campaign. (And raised over $80 million in his 2018 Senate run against Ted Cruz)
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Dan Merica 14h
Buttigieg on resignation: “Our efforts to strengthen trust between law enforcement and community members continue. We will await results of the independent criminal investigation, and apply any lessons learned to our work on the future of the Police Department and the community.”
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Dan Merica 17h
“I can confirm that Sergeant Ryan O'Niell resigned from the South Bend Police Department effective immediately,” Ruszkowski said. “I am in receipt of his resignation letter. I will have no further comment at this time.”
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Dan Merica 17h
Sgt. Ryan O’Neill, the white officer who earlier this year shot and killed Eric Logan, a black man who was allegedly breaking into cars while wielding a knife, has resigned from the South Bend Police Force, Chief Scott Ruszkowski says in a statement.
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David Wright 20h
Kirsten Gillibrand raised $2.3 million for her presidential campaign in Q2, campaign announces. Campaign has over $8.2 million in cash on hand (w/ significant portion of funds from Senate campaign account).
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Greg Krieg Jul 14
"If four votes or so inconsequential, why even bring them up?" ”Appalling to me” “I need to find new language because counterproductive doesn't adequately express how foolish..and wrongheaded this has been" Progressives circle the wagons around ‘the squad’
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DJ Judd Jul 14
New this morning from : after a standout fundraising quarter, Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has gone on a hiring spree
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Dan Merica Jul 14
By the end of the third fundraising quarter, Buttigieg plans to have more than 90 people in Iowa, more than 60 in New Hampshire, 30 in Nevada and South Carolina and 20 in California, said an aide.
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Dan Merica Jul 14
Pete Buttigieg's campaign is on a hiring spree. The once tiny operation now has more than 250 people on staff, including 57 people in Iowa, 39 people in New Hampshire, 13 people in Nevada and 26 people in South Carolina. Our story:
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Dan Merica Jul 13
Buttigieg is coming back to DC in early August for two fundraisers, according to invites. One event will be hosted by Alfred H. Moses, the Amb to Romania under Clinton, former National Security Adviser Anthony Lake and Julie Katzman, COO of the Inter-American Development Bank.
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Dan Merica Jul 13
This is outstanding.
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JM Rieger Jul 12
Q: Did you know Buttigieg in college? MOULTON: "No. I think we hung out w/ different groups of friends. Not at all, I was not hanging out w/ Harvard Dems." Q: "What was your friend group like?" M: "Athletes. People who went out and had a good time.”
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Dan Merica Jul 11
Buttigieg on Trump's census backtrack: "It sounds like a face-saving way to recognize that he's been on the wrong side of the law throughout. ... tinkering with the census was clearly racially and politically motivated."
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Dan Merica Jul 11
Replying to @merica
Biden told NBC in 2005 that the vote was a "mistake." "It was a mistake to assume the president would use the authority we gave him properly," Biden said. Still, you better believe this will be a point of attack this year and next.
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