Sanders pushes back against Biden's 'most progressive' claim
The Vermont senator and 2020 presidential candidate made the comments in a "This Week" interview.
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Fresh off stops in Iowa, South Carolina and Nevada, former Vice President Joe Biden debuts in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on Monday.
Biden has an early but substantial lead in the state, according to recent polls, withreleased last week showing him leading Sen. Bernie Sanders by a two-to-one margin. The former Delaware senator's first stop will be at a pizza parlor in downtown Hampton, flanked by state Reps. Mike Edgar, and Rep. Tom Loughman.
Bolstered by a number of early endorsements, Biden will become the 21st presidential candidate to visit the New Hampshire. Former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch will introduce his long-time friend Monday night before a rally at Manchester Community College.
Biden labels Trump a 'clown' during campaign stop in South Carolina
Former Vice President Joe Biden took a page out of President Trump’s playbook on Saturday when asked at a South Carolina fundraiser if he had a nickname for the president. The 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner said he didn’t want to get down in the mud with Trump, but if he had to choose a moniker for the current White House occupant it would be a “clown.” “There’s so many nicknames I’m inclined to give this guy,” Biden said, according to Politico. “You can just start with clown.
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Mr. Biden remains the leading candidate , still holding about a quarter of the primary vote, neither losing support nor gaining any for months now. It may not be too late for one of the underdog candidates to catch up, but it would likely take a standout finish in Iowa or New Hampshire .
"I think New Hampshire will vote for someone they like and trust. That's Joe Biden," Lynch told CBS News. "Voters want a leader who will use compassion when making decisions."
Lynch acknowledges New Hampshire's history of voting for candidates from neighboring states could be a problem for Biden given that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren are both in the race. In 2016, Sanders easily won the New Hampshire primary. Then-Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry won the primary in in 2004. And in 1992, Bill Clinton lost the primary to Sen. Paul Tsongas, another Bay Stater.
But the former New Hampshire governor points to Biden's foreign policy experience as a distinguishing characteristic amid a crowded field of Democratic contenders. "The people of New Hampshire are very sophisticated. They care a lot about foreign policy." Lynch continues, "One of the reasons I'm supporting the Vice President is because on day one he will be a world leader."
David Avella: Joe Biden is going to lose, early and big
Despite his best efforts to inoculate himself from political mistakes, Joe Biden is simply the wrong guy in the wrong year. The natural argument for Biden is he would be an extension of the Obama presidency. After all, he did serve two terms as President Obama’s vice president. It was a good argument for 2016. It is a non-starter in 2020, plus President Obama politely, because Biden allegedly asked, will not be endorsing his old running mate. As an aside, a resourceful fact checker might want to evaluate whether this is a “false or misleading” claim.
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Former U.S. Ambassador Terry Shumaker, who was a New Hampshire state director for President Bill Clinton, also touted Biden's foreign policy experience while endorsing him early on. "Not only will he restore dignity and honesty to the White House," Shumaker told CBS News, "but he can rebuild our relationships around the world, virtually overnight."
Given the ongoing trade dispute with China, tensions with Iran, and the unrest in Venezuela, local party leaders say Biden's diplomatic experience could give him an advantage in a campaign against President Trump.
"Many voters feel it's important to defeat Trump in order to put the country back on track. The vice President may be able to offer up bi-partisan appeal here, reaching out to independent voters and anti-Trump Republicans," former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairwoman Kathy Sullivan says. Over 40 percent of voters in New Hampshire are undeclared, giving them the option of voting for the Democratic or Republican ticket in February's primary election.
California health care union to protest Joe Biden fundraiser
A health care union in California is set to protest Joe Biden's fundraiser.
PITTSBURGH — Joseph R. Biden Jr. used his first address as a presidential candidate Monday to sketch out his economic plans, vowing to rebuild the country’s middle class in a state that helped hand President Trump the White House three years ago.
The Democratic candidates stretch over four decades in age, feature a historic number of women and include multiple African Americans, at least one Latino, a gay navy veteran, a Hindu – and a vegan. Among the list of contenders are political veterans – senators, members of Congress
Citing her role on the DNC Rules Committee, Sullivan says she will hold off on endorsing a candidate until after the party's August meeting. The former chairwoman adds, "You look at the polls nationally. There's a real sense he could do well."
"Undeclared voters – they're the largest voting block," Lynch notes. "That says a lot about New Hampshire. The fact that people make ups their own minds, they tend to be independent."
Biden, who represented Delaware in the Senate for 36 years, last appeared publicly in Manchester in April 2017 to keynote a Democratic Party fundraiser. "You guys, I'm not running," he told reporters gathered in the rear of the Radisson Hotel convention center at the time.
Two years later, the former vice president returns, this time as a leading candidate for his party's nomination.
Biden campaign touts digital fundraising after kickoff rally: $1,000 per minute.
Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign announced Tuesday that it hauled in more than $1,000 per minute during his kickoff rally in Philadelphia.