Cory Booker, Harris and Amy Klobuchar are ahead in the “endorsement primary” as measured by FiveThirtyEight.
Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton have decided against seeking the nomination. The former warned Democrats not to allow the primary process to “drag the party to an extreme” that could help reelect Donald Trump.
Jonathan Bernstein on Texas Democrats potentially blowing their chance of defeating incumbent Republican senator John Cornyn by allowing former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro and former congressman Beto O’Rourke to run for president. This is a particularly American problem. “In parliamentary systems, running for the legislature is a precondition to running for prime minister, not an alternative to it.”