Hopefully Elizabeth Warren will have finished with the selfie line from this event by the time she's due to be on the air with Rachel Maddow tomorrow at 9pmET.
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— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 17, 2019
NEWS: Working Families Party Endorses Elizabeth Warren
The progressive group, whose electoral influence has grown since it backed Bernie Sanders in 2016, is now supporting Ms. Warren for the Democratic presidential nomination
— Yashar Ali ?? (@yashar) September 16, 2019
The gathering is like a scene out of the South of days gone by, with politicians glad-handing and visiting over the strains of music, clog dancing and the aroma of chicken bog, a Lowcountry dish of chicken, sausage and rice.
Here's my story. https://t.co/qFNoxijXS0
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) September 16, 2019
GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Four Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina on Monday for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020.
On Monday, Joe Biden, Bill de Blasio, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar spoke at the Galivants Ferry Stump, a biennial Democratic event that takes place in a rural portion of northeastern South Carolina. One by one, they addressed a crowd of about 2,500 gathered in the unincorporated community of Galivants Ferry along the banks of the Little Pee Dee River…
A common stop for South Carolina’s Democrats, this year’s event is the first organized specifically for presidential hopefuls. One of them, Biden, has been here before, introduced to speak at the 2006 event by longtime friend and Senate colleague Fritz Hollings as Biden considered a 2008 presidential bid. This year, Biden was the first confirmed attendee.
Republicans are always invited to attend the stump but aren’t allowed to speak. One of them, former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford, worked the crowd as he mounts his longshot bid to challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP presidential nomination…
Democratic White House hopefuls have been flooding South Carolina for nearly a year, taking opportunities to get to know and campaign to the state’s heavily African American electorate, which plays a key role in its first-in-the-South primary and reflects those in other Southern states that follow quickly on the nominating calendar, offering candidates a proving ground to test their message. The stump meeting draws thousands of attendees from across the state, but Horry County, in which Galivants Ferry sits, is more than 80% white…
Former Romney political strategist:
Having lost pop vote once since 1988, D’s hardly need my advice but if I were them, I wouldn’t spend a dime trying to convert ‘16 Trump voters. Go after new voters who don’t like Trump. Assuming a 10% success rate at both efforts, the new voter universe produces many more votes. https://t.co/rGoNEGJeeH
— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) September 16, 2019
No, he actually *doesn't* have reason to doubt the national polls, because in 2016 the final national polls had Clinton beating him by 2-4% in the popular vote and that's what happened.https://t.co/Hx4rdTbLSB
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 16, 2019
"Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?” Trump at New Mexico rally quizzes Hispanic supporter who, he said, "looks more like.a WASP than I do." https://t.co/KLGK7naifJ
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) September 17, 2019