Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is gearing up a rural campaign effort that’s designed to look more like Barack Obama’s winning campaign in 2008 than Hillary Clinton’s historically poor showing in rural districts that cost her critical swing states.
Former Vice President Joe Biden used Earth Day to press his call for sweeping government action to curb climate change and assured young voters he was “listening” to their concerns about the environment.
Bernie Sanders, whose ideas for transforming the economy extended to his views on farm and rural policy, ends his presidential campaign but claims victory for his ideology while pledging to support Vice President Joe Biden.
There’s interest on Capitol Hill and in the White House in an infrastructure package as part of the coronavirus recovery effort, but that interest will have to overcome the skepticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Democratic presidential candidates are promising big fixes to the nation’s roads, bridges, and waterways through massive trillion-dollar infrastructure plans but are balking at the idea of raising the federal gas tax.
Hoping to win back rural voters this year, the leading Democratic presidential candidates are providing detailed proposals to shore up farm income ranging all the way from boosting commodity program rates to imposing New Deal-style supply controls.