In case you missed it, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison hit national airwaves over the weekend and this morning to discuss the DNC’s vote to approve the 2024 presidential nominating calendar, as well as President Biden’s legislative wins and track record of delivering for the American people.
Harrison: “But listen, this calendar looks like the Democratic Party, and it reflects the diversity of America. When you look at it, we start off with three small states. We start with South Carolina, that has chosen the Democratic nominee every time since 1992, with the exception of 2004 with John Edwards, John Kerry got second here in South Carolina. We then moved three days later to two other small states, New Hampshire, which has traditionally been the second contest, as you all know, Iowa then New Hampshire. New Hampshire retains that spot. And then we also add Nevada, which elevates Latino voters. And then we go to two larger states, we go to Georgia, which is the home of the new South. And then we go to Michigan, which is the heart of the heartland, where the middle class was born. So I’m really, really excited about this calendar because I think it does reflect the best of the Democratic Party and the best of America.”
Harrison: “This president has delivered for the American people. Just this week, we learned that this president has created 12 million jobs in two years. Jonathan, understand the context – that’s more jobs than any president has created in four years. We have the lowest unemployment since 1969. So many legislative wins, from the American Rescue Plan to the Inflation Reduction Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, to lowering the cost of prescription drugs, student loan reform. I could go on and on and on about the wins. Ultimately, people go and vote for a president because they have delivered for them. Because that president will deliver. There has not been a president that has been more successful in two years than Joe Biden.”
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