DAVENPORT, Iowa — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Less than two months into his second White House bid, no other declared candidate in the crowded Democratic field currently has amassed so many advantages: a $28 million war chest, a loyal and enthusiastic voter base and a set of clearly defined policy objectives. That puts Sanders on markedly different footing than during his first White House run, creating new challenges for a candidate whose supporters relish his role as an underdog and an outsider. He now carries the weight of high expectations and will face heightened scrutiny over everything from the cost and feasibility of his government-funded policy proposals to his tax returns, which he has not yet released. He initially blamed … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders embraces a new role: Democratic front-runner
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christina Prignano Globe staff March 11, 2019 If Joe Biden announces his candidacy soon, he may enter the race as a front-runner, trailed closely by Senator Bernie Sanders, according to a pair of recent polls that have shown the former vice president ahead among Democrats in Iowa as well as nationwide. A Des Moines Register/CNN poll released on Saturday found Biden leading the still-forming 2020 Democratic presidential field, with 27 percent of likely Iowa caucus-goers describing him as their first choice. Trailing closely behind, and well within the 4.9 percent margin of error, is Senator Bernie Sanders with 25 percent of support. And nationwide, Biden enjoyed the support of 29 percent of Democrats in a January poll of registered voters. Advertisement The Monmouth poll, which had a 5.5 percent margin of error, found Democrats were highly focused on … [Read more...] about If Joe Biden announces soon, he may enter the race as a front-runner
By Joe Garofoli Updated 1:31 pm PST, Thursday, January 31, 2019 Sen. Kamala Harris. D-Calif., at her presidential campaign kickoff rally Sunday in Oakland. Sen. Kamala Harris. D-Calif., at her presidential campaign kickoff rally Sunday in Oakland. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sen. Kamala Harris. D-Calif., at her presidential campaign kickoff rally Sunday in Oakland. Sen. Kamala Harris. D-Calif., at her presidential campaign kickoff rally Sunday in Oakland. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Kamala Harris, front-runner? Slow down 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Sen. Kamala Harris has been running for … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris, front-runner? Slow down
Three prominent female Democrats all but openly began running for president this week, taking their most active steps yet to challenge President Donald Trump and claim leadership of a movement of moderate and liberal women that has come to define their party during the 2018 elections. Sen. Kamala Harris of California on Friday took the stage in a church in the early primary state of South Carolina, as an audience chanted: "Madam president!" A day earlier, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York visited similarly crucial New Hampshire, calling the November election a pivotal moment for women. And Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts left little doubt about her intentions when she released a genetic test indicating she has American Indian ancestry — a move to blunt Trump's taunts alleging she had mischaracterized her heritage. These women are beginning to offer themselves as potential presidents at a time when stark divides around gender are shaping the midterm campaigns: A record … [Read more...] about In 2020, Democrats expect a female front-runner. Or three.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Liz Goodwin Globe Staff August 11, 2018 WASHINGTON — Last month, New York magazine put a jogging Elizabeth Warren on its cover, with the headline “Front Runner?” blared across her middle. They weren’t talking about her Senate race. With Donald Trump continuing to dominate attention spans across the country, Democrats, political reporters, and even Trump himself seem uniquely unable to hold off on 2020 speculation. The midterms are still three months away, but Democrats — who lack a clear leader after their rout in 2016 — are desperate to rally around someone who can defeat the president the next time around. Warren sates that appetite with her nationally known profile, devout liberal following, and strong presence near the top of some key polls — even though she claims not to be running. Advertisement But anointing a … [Read more...] about Warren called early front-runner by some — is the label a blessing or a curse?