WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local):
Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate.
Bloomberg was scheduled to appear on CNN on Monday. But he’ll now join the network for the live question-and-answer program on Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for Bloomberg called the debate “crucial” and said “the country can’t afford to let Bernie Sanders skate by another debate without a focus on his extreme record.”
Bloomberg had his debate debut last week and his performance was widely deemed rocky and underwhelming for a candidate who has sought to give off the air of a front-runner. He’ll join his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination again on Tuesday in South Carolina. That’s despite Bloomberg forgoing the upcoming Saturday primary. He did not compete in the first four voting states but is on ballots in the slew of states that vote March 3. The billionaire businessman is trying to stop Sanders’ from opening a substantial delegate lead that day.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, who was a major supporter of Bernie Sanders in 2016, is endorsing the Vermont senator for president.
The spiritual guru, bestselling author and Texas native made the announcement Sunday at a rally in Austin. It was the last of four rallies Sanders held in Texas this weekend coming off his victory in the Nevada caucus, cementing his status as the front-runner in the Democratic field.
“It’s time for us to take a stand with Bernie,” Williamson said. “It’s our turn now.”
Williamson ended her campaign in January, saying at the time she did not want to make it tougher for a progressive to win. She had barely