The 2020 Democratic field has one of the youngest presidential candidates in modern history and the oldest one.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story and series of charts looking at the last 60 years of Democratic presidential candidates, and how generational change has been a powerful argument with voters & often for the nominees and winners. nytimes.com/interactive/20… via @nytimes
For debate No. 3, in mid-September, candidates must have donations from 130,000 people and register at least 2 percent in four polls.
Patrick HealyThe Democratic Party is making it tougher for the 23 presidential candidates to qualify for their third debate, in September, after making it pretty easy to get on stage for the June and July debates. @llerer has the details.
In 1969, three college students in New Jersey built a network of 10,000 volunteers to lower the voting age. Now, campaigns are sprouting up again.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story about lowering the voting age to 16. Teenagers are impacted by gun violence & social turbulence; they should have a vote in who represents them, they say. Many Republican & Democratic officials oppose it. nytimes.com/2019/05/19/us/… via @nytimes
In an interview, one of the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination discusses his long-held opposition to war and his support for socialist leaders.
Patrick HealySanders, asked if he recalled chants of “Here, there, everywhere, the Yankee will die” at a Nicaragua rally he was at in ‘85, said, "They were fighting against American- Huh huh - yes, what is your point?" Then said no memory of chant nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/… via @nytimes
The former vice president is defending his friendliness toward Republicans in Washington, saying Mr. Trump doesn’t represent them. But others say that view is naïve.
Patrick HealyWe’ve published a story examining Joe Biden’s belief that the source of the nation’s ills is Trump, not the broader Republican Party. Other Democrats see deeper problems: a GOP overtaken by Trumpism, complicit & a problem before Trump nytimes.com/2019/05/04/us/… via @nytimes
After Congress failed to pass legislation in the wake of the 2012 shooting, activists turned their energy toward building infrastructure for future fights.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story about gun control & activism, pegged to the 6th anniversary of the GOP-led Senate voting down background checks months after the mass shooting of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. nytimes.com/2019/04/29/us/… via @nytimes
Mr. Trump had trouble over the past week in accurately describing some aspects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Patrick HealyTrump also has trouble keeping his facts straight about 9/11. @maggieNYT & I wrote about how he has described the attacks happening while people were having dinner; another time, he said it was while people were having lunch.
There are book deals and TV contracts and maybe a cabinet position if your side wins. Recent history suggests there is almost no downside to giving it a shot.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story about why so many Democrats are running for president - it’s up to 18 - when many don’t have a realistic chance of winning the nomination. In an era of self-promotion and branding, it’s good business. nytimes.com/2019/04/13/us/… via @nytimes
Following California’s moratorium on executions, Democrats running for president embraced abolition, signaling a generational shift for the party.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story about the death penalty and the Democratic push for moratoriums & restrictions, including from 2020 presidential hopefuls. A real policy shift is apparent: Hillary Clinton, Obama, Gore didn’t favor ending it nytimes.com/2019/04/07/us/… via @nytimes
For Democrats, an intense effort to rebuild their Midwestern “blue wall” for 2020 is showing gains in Michigan and Pennsylvania. But Wisconsin looks up for grabs.
Patrick HealyToday we published a story about how and why Wisconsin remains very much up for grabs in the 2020 presidential race. If Trump loses Pennsylvania & Michigan, which are trending Democratic, he’d badly need Wisconsin to be re-elected. nytimes.com/2019/04/04/us/… via @nytimes
The Vermont senator’s stance underscores a debate among Democrats over the best way to reclaim power: big, bold change or incremental measures?
Patrick HealyToday we published a story about why Bernie Sanders is opposing Pelosi & House Democrats on their bill for changes to Obamacare. Sanders has voted for incremental bills before, but now casts himself as a strong “no” on incrementalism. nytimes.com/2019/03/29/us/… via @nytimes