Day: November 10, 2019
Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios. Why it matters: “Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump,” a Bloomberg source said. “The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we’ve ever seen before.” I’m told there’s no way he’ll later run as a third-party or independent candidate, partly because of ballot-access hurdles.
Republicans formally made Rep. Jim Jordan a member of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, a move that will allow him lead the party’s defense of President Trump during public impeachment hearings next week. Why it matters: Privately, GOP members have said they think Jordan — one of Trump’s fiercest allies — is a stronger defender of the party and the president on impeachment than the current ranking member, Rep.