Long reluctant to call out her rivals by name, Warren went there with Buttigieg on Thursday night — and his campaign returned the fire.
Alex ThompsonTeam Pete calls Warren a “corporate lawyer” hiding her pre-08 tax returns.
Warren calls on Pete to make his fundraisers open press and release bundlers. Pete’s been jabbing at Warren for weeks. she’s resisted direct attacks, till now. W/ @ec_schneider
The Haverford School’s leafy campus, arched doorways, and neatly uniformed boys would seem to denote the sort of class and privilege that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has decried on the campaign trail.
Alex ThompsonAfter Warren told a student choice activist the other week that 'My kids went to public school' and the campaign had to walk that back/clarify, Free Beacon does some digging on the elite private school she sent her son to, Haverford. from @CAndersonMO
The Democratic establishment is counting on him to stop Trump and, perhaps, stave off Bernie as well. But can his cerebral politics still galvanize voters in an age of extremes?
Alex Thompson“In early 2015, when Warren was considering running...Obama said privately that if Dems rallied around her as their nominee it wud be a repudiation of him—a clear sign that his econ decisions after the Great Recession had been seen as inadequate.”
Richard Spencer, the Navy secretary, differed in his private and public statements, the defense secretary said. Other officials said he angered President Trump by publicly disagreeing with him and threatening to resign.
At closed-door meetings, leaders of the left implore the movement to stop pitting Sanders against Warren and get on the same page.
Alex ThompsonNew: Progressive reps and activists huddled behind closed doors Tuesday w/ new polling to strategize on how to regain their footing in the M4A fight. Rep. Jayapal also told allies to stop sniping at each other. w/ @hollyotterbein and @AliceOllstein
Interviews with roughly two dozen of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s backers reveal a theme: Ms. Warren has earned support from some Democrats who are not immersed in the meat of her policy proposals but are instead drawn to the idea that she has a vision...
Alex ThompsonGreat @joshjame look at how Warren supporters care more that she has a plan, not as much about the particulars. "“It’s just the idea that she’s thought all these things through. I think that just to have a plan is amazing,”
Alex ThompsonNew: As Biden and Pete up their attacks on Warren, her response is largely: no comment
no surrogates on TV
no Twitter fights
no statements bashing Biden/Pete
Internally, the campaign calls the comms approach "Blinders and Bulletin Board"
DES MOINES, IOWA – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he sassed Sen. Elizabeth Warren for making the super rich her political punching bag. “If my company wouldn’t be successfu…
Alex ThompsonFlashback to Aug, at the Everytown Forum in IA when Bloomberg came on and said he told Warren backstage: “If my company wouldn’t be successful, we wouldn’t be here today....So enough with this stuff.” Warren declined to get into a back-and-forth after.
Alex ThompsonNew: Warren wipes Harvard from populist pitch. On the trail, she refers to herself as a "teacher" instead of "professor," she asks for "Okies" in the crowd rather than ppl from Mass, when she wears college swag, it's often a Berkshire Comm College hat.
The Student Government Association at the University of Alabama is warning groups that protesting President Trump during Saturday’s LSU game could result in loss of reserved seating for the remainder of the season.
Alex Thompsonthe Student Government Association at the University of Alabama is warning groups that protesting President Trump during the Tide’s Saturday game vs. LSU could result in loss of reserved seating for the remainder of the season.
Alex ThompsonThe McKinsey “resume line has faded from Buttigieg’s stump speech amid revelations about McKinsey’s work with authoritarian governments and growing skepticism of large corporations.” Missed this great look from @DanielStrauss4 this week
The candidate of plans needs a really good one right now.
Alex ThompsonTough op-Ed from Krugman about Warren and Medicare for All (Krugman is an email pen pal w/ Warren). “Warren has made policy seriousness a key aspect of her political persona, so her fogginess on health care really stands out.”