May 15, 2019

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock raises $1M in first 24 hours of 2020 campaign

Gov. Steve Bullock. Photo: William Campbell/Getty Images

Gov. Steve Bullock's presidential campaign said that the Montana Democrat raised $1 million in the first 24 hours following the launch, securing contributions from all 50 states.

Details: Wednesday's announcement did not clarify the number of donors who contributed to his campaign, a figure required to qualify for the Democratic primary debates. Galia Slayen, Bullock's campaign spokesperson, said details about the governor's fundraising would be available "soon," per CNN. Next up: Bullock plans to travel to Iowa on Thursday.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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