Before Democratic primaries began, polling had outlined some pretty obvious front-runners. The race was thought to be a 3 horse race between Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. At least for the first two states, it hasn’t worked out that way at all.
Sanders has done quite well so far, finishing as the top vote-getter in both Iowa and New Hampshire.The surprise though, has been the performance of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar’s big performance has been impressive to donors who have given her $12 million in the days since the New Hampshire debate and primary.
The Minnesota senator said that the increased funds will have a big impact on her campaign. Klobuchar said on Sunday’s episode of CBS’s Face the Nation, “We’re building up our staff all over the country in the Super Tuesday states because finally I’ve gotten the resources I need, over $12 million just in a little over a week since the New Hampshire debate.”
Klobuchar was also asked about Mike Bloomberg who has made an impact on the Democratic race despite not yet being primary eligible. She replied:
“He just keeps running a bunch of ads. He’ll probably have more ads during your show in certain states than I’m on answering your questions. He cannot hide behind the airwaves and the money. I think he has to come on the shows and I personally think he should be on the debate stage. I’m never going to beat him on the airwaves. But I can beat him on the debate stage.”