Beltway Briefing Podcast

Are Democrats In Disarray Post-new Hampshire?

February 12, 2020

The good news for Democrats is that turnout was up in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary over 2016. But the bad news is that Democrats now find themselves in a challenging place, as they are no closer to agreeing on the right person to beat President Trump in November. No candidate exceeded 30% of the vote. Sen. Sanders and former mayor Buttigieg, the two leading candidates from Iowa’s caucuses, remained at the top of the field. But Sen. Klobuchar surged to third, questioning the viability of both Sen. Warren and former VP Biden. Further muddling the outcome is former New York mayor Bloomberg, a moderate candidate who wasn’t even on the ballot. So what is next for Democrats, going into more diverse Nevada and South Carolina? Howard Schweitzer, CEO of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, and Mark Alderman, the group’s Chairman, discuss how it may all play out.

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