Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.10.19

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* In New Hampshire, the latest Monmouth poll found former Vice President Joe Biden (D) continuing to lead the Democratic field with 36% support, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who won the New Hampshire primary easily in 2016, with 18%. No other candidate reached double digits, though Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came close.

* NBC News this morning announced additional details on the first debates for the Democratic presidential candidates, which will be held in Miami on June 26 and June 27.

* In related news, the Democratic National Committee yesterday fleshed out a tie-breaking system in case more than 20 presidential candidates end up qualifying to participate in the debates.

* As for whether or not that tie-breaking system will be necessary, it’s worth noting that author and lecturer Marianne Williamson said yesterday that she, too, has qualified for the debates.

* Following Bernie Sanders’ recent announcement, HUD Secretary Julian Castro’s Democratic presidential campaign announced yesterday that it will also have a unionized staff.

* On a related note, the Biden campaign said yesterday that it, too, would welcome a unionized team, though that hasn’t yet happened.

* Though he isn’t a household name, Jeff Berman was Barack Obama’s delegate selection director and a delegate strategist for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Yesterday, as Politico noted, Berman joined former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) campaign team.

* And for those awaiting word on former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ (D) future plans, she acknowledged again yesterday that she’s still considering a Democratic presidential campaign.