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Sanders Offers a Platitude

“You can judge a person by the friends they have. You can judge a candidate for president by the enemies they have.”

— Sen. Bernie Sanders, in a CNBC interview.

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Steyer Has Already Spent $30 Million on TV Ads

$30 million

Tom Steyer has now spent nearly $30 million in TV and radio advertisements for his presidential bid, NBC News reports. “Steyer’s spending over the airwaves is seven times greater than the second-biggest advertiser in the presidential race (President Trump’s re-election campaign) and 15 times greater than his nearest Democratic rival (Pete Buttigieg).”

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No Wonder Trump Hates Fox News Polls

32%

A new Fox News poll shows Joe Biden leading the Democratic presidential race with 32%, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 22%, Bernie Sanders at 17%, Pete Buttigieg at 4% and Beto O’Rourke at 3%. When you combine first and second choices, Biden and Warren are tied at 45% each, with Sanders at 34%. In general election matchups, Biden leads Trump by 50% to 40%, Warren tops him 50% to 40% and Sanders is ahead 49% to 40%.

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Sanders Ignored Heart Symptoms

“I must confess that I was dumb. I should have listened to those symptoms.”

— Sen. Bernie Sanders, quoted by CBS News, saying he ignored symptoms in recent weeks that suggested he had heart problems.

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Warren Maintains National Lead

29%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Elizabeth Warren leading the Democratic presidential field with 29%, followed by Joe Biden at 26%, Bernie Sanders at 16%, Pete Buttigieg at 4%, Kamala Harris at 3% and Andrew Yang at 3%. No other candidate tops 2%. In general election match ups, Warren beats Trump, 49% to 41%, Biden leads 51% to 40% and Sanders is ahead 49% to 42%.

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Biden Raised Over $15 Million Last Quarter

$15.2 million

“Joe Biden raised $15.2 million in the third quarter for his presidential bid as he seeks the 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential nomination,” Reuters reports. “Though the former vice president is one of the leading candidates for the nomination, his take lagged behind those of fellow presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, who raised $25.3 million and $19.1 million in the third quarter, respectively.”

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Warren Takes national Lead

26%

A new Economist/YouGov poll finds Elizabeth Warren leading the Democratic primary field with 26%, followed by Joe Biden at 22%, Bernie Sanders at 14%, Pete Buttigieg at 7% and Kamala Harris at 5%.

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Yang Raised $10 Million Last Quarter

$10 million

“Andrew Yang raised $10 million in the third quarter of the year — a huge jump in support for the outsider Democratic presidential candidate,” Politico reports. “The haul is more than triple the $2.8 million Yang raised in the second quarter, as he has started to outpace sitting senators and other elected officials in polls.”

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Harris Raised $11.6 Million in the Last Quarter

$11.6 million

“Sen. Kamala Harris raised $11.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, a sum that is consistent with her previous hauls, despite the California Democrat’s falling poll numbers,” CNN reports. “Harris’ fundraising has been notably consistent throughout her presidential run. The candidate raised $12 million in the first quarter and $11.8 million in the second quarter.”

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Booker Raised $6 Million Last Quarter

$6 million

Sen. Cory Booker raised more than $6 million in the third quarter for his presidential campaign, buoyed by a surge of more than 46,000 donations totaling $2.1 million in the final 10 days of September, Politico reports.