Health care had not been a driving issue for the Massachusetts senator. But the expansive $20.5 trillion package could come to define her candidacy anyway.
Shane GoldmacherNEW: The plan was never for Elizabeth Warren to run on health care.
Yet her health care plan is 2X the size of all her other plans — combined.
Our NYT deep dive on the issue that threatens to subsume her candidacy, with @sarahkliff and @thomaskaplan
Ahead of a possible Democratic run for president, the former mayor of New York City reversed himself before an important party constituency: black voters.
Shane GoldmacherNEWS: Looking at 2020, BLOOMBERG apologizes for stop and frisk: "I was wrong – and I'm sorry"
Story from the church where he did it
Shane GoldmacherNEW comments to @JeffCMays: Mayor Bill de Blasio calls Ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg "haughty" in how he refused to acknowledge mistake sooner.
Says bluntly of stop-and-frisk: "The way it was used is racist.”
Ahead of a possible 2020 bid of his own, the billionaire and former mayor of New York City is dipping into his fortune to target President Trump with digital ads.
Shane GoldmacherNEWS: Mike Bloomberg is pouring $100 million into an anti-Trump digital ad campaign as he moves toward 2020 run, reshaping the online ad landscape
Here’s the twist: This set of ads will not feature Bloomberg, his advisers say.
Shane GoldmacherThis is obviously a financial show of force but also a way to for Bloomberg to preemptively respond to critics who say he could spend his money better elsewhere.
The answer: He enough money to do both.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. escalated the war of words between the two leading Democratic candidates, painting Elizabeth Warren as unwilling to accept criticism of her plans.
Shane GoldmacherThis week, Biden camp has:
— Leveled the “elitism” charge against Warren
— Said she can’t win the general
— Brought up she was a registered GOPer into her 40s
Latest from @katieglueck
Steyer's deputy S.C. state director Dwane Sims used his access to a voter file as a former S.C. Democratic Party staffer to export the valuable data and was promptly caught
Shane Goldmacher“A S.C. aide for Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign stole valuable volunteer data collected by Kamala Harris’ campaign using an account from when he worked with the S.C. Democratic Party, according to multiple state and national party officials.”
David Plouffe, the former Obama campaign manager, will advise the effort, which aims to compete with the president on his terms.
Shane GoldmacherNEWS: The nonprofit/PAC of @anotheracronym is launching a $75 million digital campaign after months of sounding the alarm about President Trump spending edge online.
Ex-Obama campaign manager @davidplouffe is advising.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is spending more money than it is taking in, unlike his top 2020 rivals, and showing an inability to galvanize big financial backers or energize many online donors.
Shane GoldmacherThere was a Buttigieg fundraiser this week was hosted by Bradley Tusk, ex-Bloomberg campaign manager. (Spotted: Jon Corzine, ex-Gov and Goldman exec)
“The feeling in the room,” Tusk said, “was that Biden has already lost.”
Shane GoldmacherNEW: In a confidential memo, Biden’s campaign urges top bundlers to “dig deep” seeking to contain fallout from being in 5th place in cash on hand.
— Biden flips on a super PAC
— Ricchetti dispatched to shore up donor class
— Private jet grumbles