Future Of Democratic Debates, Is The Stimulus Package Enough?

CHARLOTTE — Are the Democratic debates over because of the Coronavirus Pandemic?  Apparently, Joe Biden hopes so.  Right now, there are no debates on the April schedule between the former Vice President and Senator Bernie Sanders.

And, last week, Biden said, “I think we’ve had enough debates and we should get on with this”.

Also, the checks will soon be in the mail or the bank account of millions of Americans after the President signs a two-trillion dollar stimulus package.  But, will that be enough given the soaring unemployment numbers?

WCCB Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis weighs in in our Watch on Politics.

POLITICAL WRAP: Trump Coronavirus Briefings; Burr Ethics Controversy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Trump went off on a reporter last week. Are his daily briefings on coronavirus reassuring the public?

And Richard Burr sold up to $1.7 million in stock just before the market started crashing.

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POLITICAL WRAP: Coronavirus Impact on Presidential Campaigns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the race for the White House. Georgia and Louisiana have postponed their primaries, while other states still plan on voting Tuesday. But they will make adjustments, such as moving voting locations in or near senior living centers.

Sunday night’s democratic primary debate did not have an audience. Both candidates had a lot on the line, especially since they’re not able to hold campaign rallies right now.

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POLITICAL WRAP: Coronavirus Concerns; Biden and Bernie Super Tuesday Battle

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mixed messages from the Trump administration on the Coronavirus.

And on the campaign trail, it’s essentially down to two candidates for the Democratic nomination.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is racking up endorsements, most recently from former candidate, Senator Kamala Harris.

Meantime, Senator Bernie Sanders is looking to Michigan and its 125 delegates ahead of the next Super Tuesday.

POLITICAL WRAP: Mayor Pete Drops Out; Biden Momentum; Trump Rally in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – According to AP sources, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is suspending his presidential campaign.

And Joe Biden is playing the role of “Comeback Kid” after a big win in the Palmetto State on Saturday.

And President Trump returns to Charlotte for a campaign rally, one day before Super Tuesday.

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Will Bernie Keep Momentum; Counting Delegates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Joe Biden hopes South Carolina can save his campaign. But after Bernie Sanders’ big win in Nevada, is there any stopping his momentum?

The Democratic Socialist is gaining ground in the Palmetto State, as moderate democrats fight to see who can emerge as a challenger to Sanders.

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POLITICAL WRAP: Bernie Sanders takes Front-Runner Status; Lyles Endorses Bloomberg

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders appeared in Charlotte on Friday, now considered a front-runner for the Democratic nomination heading into the Nevada caucuses and the South Carolina primary.

And Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles recently endorsed Mike Bloomberg. The former NYC Mayor is rising in the polls, especially as former Vice President Joe Biden falls.

But Bloomberg continues to face criticism that he’s trying to buy the nomination.

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POLITICAL WRAP: Democrats Trying to Re-Group for New Hampshire After Chaotic Iowa Caucus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – DNC Chair Tom Perez is urging patience, following a chaotic week for Democrats.

His party’s field of presidential candidates, are trying to re-group, as they prepare for Tuesday’s primary in New Hampshire.

All of this coming, after confusion in the Iowa caucuses led to a delay in results, and left two candidates declaring victory.

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POLITICAL WRAP: Iowa Caucuses, State of the Union, Impeachment Trial Vote

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Another busy week in politics is ahead. Monday is the Iowa Caucuses. Tuesday, President Trump delivers the State of the Union address. And Wednesday, Senators will vote whether to acquit President Trump in the impeachment trail.

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POLITICAL WRAP: Defense Continues Opening Statements in Impeachment Trial

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The next phase of the impeachment trial is underway. President Trump’s defense team will resume their opening arguments Monday at 1:00pm.

The president’s legal team intends to dismantle charges the president abused his power and obstructed Congress.

The defense comes after Democrats spent three days laying out a detailed prosecution.

WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis has more in this week’s political wrap.