On TDF Weekly today, we take our weekly look at the 2020 Race for President. In the spotlight today, Kirsten Gillibrand. The Junior United Senator is trying her best to stay relevant and be included in the upcoming debates. In late June, the U.S. Senator from New York had raised around 8 million dollars. Now, Gillibrand just has 2.3 million dollars, and she just recently spent another million and a half on a TV campaign advertisement that’s set to air all around the country. Analysts say this ad will encourage people to donate to Gillibrand’s campaign, which is currently polling less than 1 percent. Bernie Sanders continues to lead in fundraising overall… the Vermont Senator has spent a near 26 million dollars from April to June of 2019. Trailing close behind Sanders, though, is South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg with about 25 million dollars spent according to data from the Federal Election Commission.
Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, and just recently Andrew Yang are all of the candidates that so far meet the requirements to be in the next debate. That debate is currently scheduled for September 12, 2019 and will simulcast on ABC News and Univision. The Jay Doherty Podcast will have live coverage.