2020 Election


IOP Covering 2020 Forum

During the second forum of the Institute of Politics' 2020 Election series, four political correspondents reflected on the state of the presidential race and the recent contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.


Sanders Wins New Hampshire Democratic Primary, Buttigieg ’04 in Close Second

United States Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, finishing narrowly ahead of former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04.


Harvard Dems Flock to New Hampshire to Campaign for Presidential Candidates

Dozens of Harvard undergraduates braved sub-freezing temperatures over the weekend to campaign for Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday.


Harvard Kennedy School Initiative Was Involved in Preparing Iowa State Parties for Caucus Cyberthreats

The Defending Digital Democracy project — a Harvard Kennedy School initiative that aims to prevent election-related cyber attacks — held seminars last fall with the Iowa Democratic and Republican parties to prepare for potential threats to this year’s caucuses.


‘More is More’: Joe Kennedy III and Elizabeth Warren's Parallel Paths From Harvard Law School to Congress

On February 9 last year, United States Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) took the stage to carry out a coveted task in Massachusetts politics: introducing U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), his former Harvard Law School professor, as she officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign.


Kennedy Takes Aim at Markey’s Iraq War Vote at Cambridge Dems Event

Attempting to draw a distinction in the Massachusetts United States Senate race, U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) criticized incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), his primary opponent, for Markey’s initial vote in favor of the Iraq War at a Cambridge Democrats event featuring both candidates Sunday night.


David Axelrod and Political Analysts Offer Perspectives on the 2020 Presidential Election

The discussion featured political experts Frank Bruni, Amy Walter, and David Axelrod – a New York Times op-ed columnist, National Editor of The Cook Political, and former senior advisor to President Obama (2009-2011), respectively. It was moderated by Maya Sen ’00, a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School.


Frank Bruni Speaks at IOP

Frank Bruni from the New York Times spoke at the IOP on Wednesday evening alongside University of Chicago's IOP Director David Axelrod, The Cook Political Report National Editor Amy Walter and Professor Maya Sen about the 2020 presidential Election.


2020 Elections and Communities of Color

At the Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening, Maria Hinojosa, Julio Ricardo Varela, LaTosha Brown and Renée Graham discussed the current engagement of communities of color within the 2020 election and the important role that these communities have in shaping the next four years of the country.


Harvard Democrats Back Student Groups for Presidential Candidates

As the Democratic primary race heats up across the country, various groups supporting individual campaigns have begun to crop up on campus, each seeking to differentiate the candidates from the wide field and gain supporters.


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