By Megan Casella At stop after stop on the campaign trail, voters have grown used to seeing real-estate mogul Donald Trump appear wearing the same signature item: his baseball cap. “Make America Great Again,” it reads, a slogan and a clothing item Trump wants voters to remember. And he’s been spending heavily to make sure they do.
Tales from the Trail
Third quarter FEC filings are in, and in a crowded field of big spending White House hopefuls, two campaigns burned through markedly more cash than any of their other competitors.
Vice President Joe Biden was noticeably absent from last night’s first Democratic debate stage, but his once looming presence may have been shadowed after a strong debate showing by would-be rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Top Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided his potential rivals for pulling their punches against front-runner Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party’s first presidential debate.
For millions of voters, Tuesday’s debate was their first chance to get to know the three Democratic candidates who have received the least media coverage – indeed, in all three cases, the most frequent mid-debate Google searches involving their names were simply some variant on “Who is he?”.
Democrats had their first swing at a pre-primary debate on Tuesday, but for former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, the night was a miss as he stumbled to defend his voting record from his time in Congress.
Black Lives Matter, from its start protesting police violence and racial injustice towards people of color, made it onto the Democratic debate stage on Tuesday, with several candidates explicitly referencing the group.