2020 Daily Trail Markers: What voters thought of the Detroit debates
Early primary and caucus voters tell CBS News Campaign Reporters Adam Brewster, Nicole Sganga & LaCrai Mitchell that Senator Cory Booker and Governor Jay Inslee scored points on the debate stage Wednesday night, while Fmr. Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris held their own under mounting pressure from fellow democratic contenders.
And while candidates debated the nuance of healthcare policies on stage, voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina say they're looking for a candidate that can unite the party against President Donald Trump. While all eyes fell on the CNN debate stage this week, state campaigns will shift gears next week, capitalizing on standout performances by engaging voters on the ground via phone banks, canvassing and community organizing.
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SEN. KAMALA HARRIS: Sen. Kamala Harris is touting yet more endorsements in Nevada, with six more out today, says CBS News Campaign Reporter Alex Tin. After notching the support of two state legislators earlier this week, Las Vegas City Councilman Brian Knudsen has now also announced his support for the California Democrat. Knudsen made history last month, sworn in as the city's first openly gay council member.
The announcement comes on the heels of Sen. Cory Booker's own endorsement news, including the backing of the state's chair for the High School Democrats of America: Katie Lim.
Later in the day CBS News Campaign Reporter Stephanie Ramirez says Harris made a stop to visit a Detroit union member and security guard. Harris also took questions from the press about Wednesday night's debate. She called the debates a "frustrating process…There are, I think, better venues where we're able to have a real conversation," said Harris, "So many of these issues just cannot be captured in 60 seconds, much less 30 or 15."
Harris was also asked about the attacks on her record as a prosecutor. She defended her work, telling reporters her entire career has been about making sure people are safe.
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