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.

The Heat: Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Election

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden dealing a crushing blow to rival Bernie Sanders, all but clinching the party’s nomination.

Sanders meantime refusing to bow out, says he’s staying in the fight. All this as the coronavirus takes center stage, threatening to upend the election.
We begin our coverage with CGTN’s Nathan King live at the White House.

  • Mary C. Curtis is a columnist for Roll Call
  • Joel Rubin is a Democratic Strategist and political commentator and analyst.
  • Merrill Matthews is Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation.
  • Ameshia Cross is a political analyst and democratic strategist.

 

Mary C. Curtis: Biggest Takeaways from Tuesday’s Primaries

CHARLOTTE, NC —  Despite the coronavirus, voters still turned out for Tuesday’s primaries in three states.

Former vice president Joe Biden sweeping victories in FloridaIllinois and Arizona building his lead over Bernie Sanders in the democratic presidential race.

Our political contributor Mary C. Curtis discusses the biggest takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries.

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.

Click above for more with WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis.

Mary C. Curtis: What’s Next After Biden’s Big Night

CHARLOTTE, NC — Another big Super Tuesday for democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Political contributor Mary C. Curtis talks about the results and if Bernie Sanders should consider dropping out the race.

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.

The Heat: Biden, Sanders lead Super Tuesday

The Democratic party is now divided between a progressive candidate and a moderate.

The contest for the Democratic nomination involved nearly three dozen candidates at one point.

Only a handful are still officially in the race. But just two have the best chance of winning the nomination. Joe Biden won most of the Super Tuesday primaries and took over the delegate lead from Senator Bernie Sanders.

To discuss all of this:

Mary C. Curtis: Super Tuesday Results

CHARLOTTE, NC — Joe Biden’s campaign getting new life after a successful Super Tuesday but Bernie Sanders isn’t far behind. Political contributor Mary C. Curtis breaks down the results and how the other races played out.

Charlotte Talks: After Biden’s Comeback, 2020 Race Faces Super Tuesday Lightning Round

While the voting was still underway in South Carolina on Saturday, the former vice president made a quick side trip to Raleigh.

“Put me in coach, I’m ready to play,” Biden said at a rally at St. Augustine’s University.

If North Carolina voters on Tuesday give him back-to-back Carolina victories, Biden said “it’s a straight path to a nomination for president of the United States of America.”

But recent polls indicated a close race in North Carolina between Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden also appeared to be out-organized and lacking resources in many Super Tuesday states, particularly delegate-rich California.

What will the South Carolina results do to the Democratic landscape with so little time before Tuesday’s vote?

GUESTS

Mary C. Curtis, Roll Call columnist, WCCB News contributor (@mcurtisnc3)

Jim Morrill, the Charlotte Observer, political reporter (@jimmorrill)

Gibbs Knotts, College of Charleston, professor of political science; co-author of “First in the South: Why South Carolina’s Presidential Primary Matters” (@GibbsKnotts)

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.

Click above for more with WCCB Charlotte Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis.