Dec 18, 2019

Warren endorsed by hundreds of former Obama staffers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

More than 200 former staffers that worked in former President Barack Obama's campaigns and administration signed a letter endorsing Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential run, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Several other top-tier Democratic presidential candidates — especially Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg — are also doing their best to win over Obama's political coalition. It's worth noting that Warren's list of endorsement does not include any former Cabinet-level officials from the Obama administration, while Biden has secured a number of such endorsements.

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Buttigieg picks up more than 200 foreign policy endorsements

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Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that he received endorsements from more than 200 foreign policy and national security officials, per USA Today.

Why it matters: It's another way for the South Bend, Ind., mayor to take aim at Joe Biden as his list includes a diverse group of Obama administration alumni described as the "next generation of foreign policy leaders" by the Buttigieg campaign's foreign policy head.

Go deeperArrowDec 23, 2019

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorses Joe Biden for president

Biden and Garcetti together in 2019. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 race on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Why it matters: California is one of the most coveted primary state wins, offering 416 delegates on the highly anticipated Super Tuesday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has also pledged her support for Biden in the presidential. A win in the state could serve as a huge step for Biden to secure the Democratic nomination.

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Keep ReadingArrowJan 10, 2020

CNN: Sanders told Warren in 2018 that a woman couldn't win in 2020

Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in July 2019. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren during a private 2018 meeting that a woman couldn't win the 2020 presidential election, CNN reported Monday.

The state of play: The report comes two days after the Sanders campaign distributed scripts for volunteers that argued that Warren is "bringing no new bases into the Democratic Party," and that "people who support her are highly-educated, more affluent people who are going to show up and vote Democratic no matter what."

Go deeperArrowJan 13, 2020