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How 2020 Democrats are making their year-end push

How 2020 Democrats are making their year-end push

NICK SCHIFRIN: Just days before 2020 begins,
the Democratic presidential hopefuls were out in full force in early states. Lisa Desjardins begins her report on how the
candidates are making their case. SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), Presidential Candidate:
Thank you all very much. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) LISA DESJARDINS: This weekend, a year-end
push, with 2020 Democratic candidates podium-hopping and handshaking their way across Iowa and
New Hampshire. SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA), Presidential
Candidate: I ask you, get in this fight. Commit today to caucus for me. Go to LISA DESJARDINS: In Iowa, Massachusetts Senator
Elizabeth Warren is counting on a highly organized team, but South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete
Buttigieg feels momentum swinging his way. PETE BUTTIGIEG (D), Presidential Candidate:
Iowa, I think you will make me the nominee, the president, and then we will be able to
make history together. So thank you for being part of this. SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN), Presidential Candidate:
All right, thank you everybody. LISA DESJARDINS: Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar
just completed an important mark: visiting all 99 of Iowa’s counties. Former Vice President Biden also made news
this weekend, backtracking after initially saying he wouldn’t comply if subpoenaed to
testify in President Trump’s impeachment trial. Biden had said his role and his son’s role
on an energy board in Ukraine are not relevant, but later: JOSEPH BIDEN (D), Presidential Candidate:
I would honor whatever the Congress, in fact, legitimately asked me to do. LISA DESJARDINS: The candidate told reporters
that he would comply with a subpoena, but believes there is no basis for one. The issue
has come up on the trail. In New Hampshire, a voter asked how much money
the Bidens made in Ukraine. The former V.P. responded: JOSEPH BIDEN: I released 20 years — 21 years
of my tax returns. Your guy hasn’t released one. What’s he hiding? (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) LISA DESJARDINS: There are other dynamics
in the campaign, one being a fund-raising deadline for all candidates tomorrow. SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: We have now, as of today,
received more contributions from more Americans than any candidate in the history of American
politics. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) LISA DESJARDINS: Another dynamic for Bernie
Sanders nearly three months after a heart attack, his health. Today, the Sanders campaign
released letters from three doctors recently concluding he has recovered well, his exercise
capacity is average for a man his age, and he is more than fit enough to campaign and
become president. SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: I’m going to beat Donald
Trump. LISA DESJARDINS: One more dynamic, the group
of candidates outside the top five working overtime as well. New Jersey Senator Cory
Booker has launched a new positive ad in Iowa. SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ), Presidential Candidate:
The call of this election is the call to unite in common cause and common purpose. LISA DESJARDINS: A sentiment echoed in New
Hampshire by Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. REP. TULSI GABBARD (D-HI), Presidential Candidate:
A house divided against itself cannot stand. And, sadly, this is exactly where we are as
a country. Our country is deeply divided. LISA DESJARDINS: Some 15 candidates remain
in the Democratic race for president, with just over a month until the first votes begin.

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