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Steve Bullock makes other plans for debate night

Posted On: Jun 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Steve Bullock makes other plans for debate night

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, after failing to qualify for the first Democratic presidential debates, announced on Tuesday morning that he would be participating in locally televised town halls in Iowa and New Hampshire on the days of the dueling events next week. Bullock will appear June 26 on Iowa's WHO-TV with Dave Price, and June 27 on New Hampshire's WMUR with Adam Sexton. The appearances will be televised ahead of the debates in Miami rather than concurrently. Bullock and his campaign have been hustling to turn his debate-outcast status into an advantage, with a round of free media coverage prompted by his willingness to attack the Democratic National Committee for its rules on polling and donor thresholds. “DNC is saying Governor Bullock doesn't qualify for the debates. That's horses**t,” one Montana voter said in a campaign web ad released last Friday. Bullock did not enter the race until mid-May and was virtually unknown nationally, making it difficult to reach 1 percent in three qualifying polls...

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