Chris Higgins is a veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker from Portland, Oregon. He has reported stories for This American Life, The Atlantic, and Mental Floss, among many others.


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Sanders is the clear favorite in Nevada, but the number two finisher is polling at a five-way statistical tie, the Wednesday debate was watched by a record audience for this cycle and helped candidates pull in piles of cash, Warren signals it’s ok for SuperPACs to spend on her behalf, and Iowa. Always Iowa.Sponsors:Plexaderm – promo code VOICESThe Bill Press PodLinks:Election Ride Home on TwitterElection Ride Home on FacebookThe geography of the Democratic caucus and why some campaigns are rallying supporters in rural Nevada (Nevada Independent)Nevada 2020: Sanders with comfortable lead heading into caucus, tight race for second place (Emerson)Democrats Set a TV Ratings Record at Their Las Vegas Debate (New York Times)Warren says she has raised more than $5M since Vegas debate (The Hill)Warren, Biden and Buttigieg dangerously close to going broke (Politico)How Bloomberg Bungled a Debate That He Had Been Prepped For (New York Times)Mike Bloomberg trolls Trump with billboards as Trump campaigns in West (CBS)Warren tweet against SuperPACs in the Democratic primaries (Twitter)Elizabeth Warren Wanted to Be the Unity Candidate. Now, She’s Playing for Keeps (Daily Beast)Watchdog group accuses Buttigieg campaign of coordinating with super PAC (Axios)Fact Check: Does Bernie Sanders Get Support From Big-Money Super PACs? (Sludge)Buttigieg, Sanders separated by thousandths of a point after Iowa recanvass (Politico)Sanders, Buttigieg request targeted recount in Iowa (Politico)Glenn Fleishman on Twitter
Warren scores the best moment of the evening, maybe of all the debates in this election cycle, in an effective opening attack against Bloomberg, candidates besides Bloomberg do about their best in debates so far, recounting Bloomberg’s very bad night and a couple of his good moments, and Andrew Yang weighed in on CNN in his new role as commentator.Sponsors:Plexaderm – promo code VOICESThe Bill Press PodLinks:Election Ride Home on TwitterElection Ride Home on FacebookSady Doyle’s remark on Warren’s broadside on Bloomberg (Twitter)Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg’s health record (CNN)Klobuchar and Buttigieg Spar Over Her Stumble on Mexico’s President (New York Times)Warren, Klobuchar Spoke Most In The Debate (NPR)Glenn Fleishman on Twitter
A recap of last night’s CNN Town Hall, an update on the polls, Bloomberg says he would sell his company if elected. Plus, what to watch for in tonight’s debate and Andrew Yang’s post-candidate career. LinksElection Ride Home on TwitterElection Ride Home on Facebook5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Sanders, Buttigieg and Klobuchar (CNN)Bernie Sanders takes wide lead in California primary, new poll finds (LA Times)Buttigieg, Sanders separated by thousandths of a point after Iowa recanvass (Politico)Michael Bloomberg Will Sell Bloomberg LP if Elected President (Wall Street Journal)Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president (AP)Michael Bloomberg Has to Debate Without a Net (New York Times)Democratic debate tonight: The key moments to look for (CNN)Tonight’s Democratic Debate in Nevada: When It Is and What to Watch For (New York Times)Andrew Yang joins CNN as a political commentator (CNN)Could Andrew Yang Make It in New York's Mayoral Race? (Daily Intelligencer)
Bloomberg has qualified for the Las Vegas debate tomorrow night, Sanders continues his strong lead, an update on Nevada’s early caucusing, challenges for the candidates as the contest turns to African American and Latino voters, and is the media trying to erase Elizabeth Warren?Links:Bloomberg qualifies for next Democratic debate (NBC News)NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll Results: Election 2020 (Marist Poll)What Fourth Quarter Fundraising Can Tell Us About 2020 (Public Integrity)New DNC debate rules open door for Mike Bloomberg to make stage (NBC News)Here’s How 2020 Dems Spent Their Sunday Piling On Bloomberg (Talking Points Memo)Bloomberg fails to file for Nevada Democratic caucuses (Politico)Polls Show Bernie Sanders Way Ahead in Nevada (Intelligencer)South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary (Real Clear Politics)Does Sanders Have A Ceiling? Maybe. Can He Win Anyway? Yes. (FiveThirtyEight)Nevada Holds Early Democratic Caucuses Ahead Of Saturday's Voting (NPR)Nevada Voters Begin Early Caucusing On Saturday. Here's What You Need To Know (NPR)‘A complete disaster’: Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus malfunction (Politico)The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump (AP)Here is how early voting works in the Nevada caucuses (CNN)The presidential contest turns to African American and Latino voters. For some candidates, that’s a problem. (Washington Post)Major Latino group backs Sanders on eve of Nevada caucus (Politico)Pete Buttigieg’s next test: Winning over minority voters (AP)How Elizabeth Warren’s Camp Is Seeking to Regain the Spotlight (NYTimes)The media, ‘Klomentum,’ and the ‘erasure’ of Elizabeth Warren (Columbia Journalism Review)
Sanders takes a more decisive lead and comes under increasing fire for his supporters’ or alleged supporters’ behavior, reporters and detractors keep unearthing more of Bloomberg’s past injudicious remarks and lawsuits against him and practices at his company as his national standing increases, who is the president of Mexico and courting the Latino vote, Pete Buttigieg loves his husband, and Iowa. Yes, you heard me, Iowa.Sponsors:Plexaderm – promo code VOICESThe Bill Press PodLinks:Election Ride Home on TwitterElection Ride Home on FacebookBernie breaks out of the pack (Politico)Which Democrats Are Leading the 2020 Presidential Race? (New York Times)Who Will Win The 2020 Democratic Primary? (FiveThirtyEight)Biden Calls on Sanders to Show Accountability for ‘Outrageous’ Online Threats by Followers (New York Times)Biden: Sanders has ‘accountability’ for supporters’ ‘misogynistic’ attacks (NBC News)Bloomberg’s Billions: How the Candidate Built an Empire of Influence (New York Times)Mike Bloomberg in 2010 called Obamacare legislation ‘a disgrace’ and ‘another program that’s going to cost a lot of money’ (CNN)Mike Bloomberg for years has battled women’s allegations of profane, sexist comments (Washington Post)Democrats Look Ahead From Nevada and See a Common Enemy: Bloomberg (New York Times)Dos precandidatos demócratas no recuerdan el nombre del presidente de México. Solo Buttigieg lo logra (Telemundo)Bernie Sanders’s Biggest Test Yet With Latino Voters (Atlantic)How the Iowa caucuses came ‘crashing down,’ under the watchful eye of the DNC (Washington Post)Glenn Fleishman on Twitter
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