Second Bus Trip…
Big Ad buy….
Holding and even bumping up poll numbers….
Joe Biden is working hard to win the first of the Democratic contests for there nomination for President…
He’s ahead in Nevada, South Carolina, California and Texas and in second place in Massachutsetts…..So lagging in New Hampshire probably won’t affect his efforts to lock down the nomination on Super Tuesday March 3rd….
with 31 days left before the Feb. 3 caucuses, Biden has managed to turn his fortunes around.
He launched a successful, eight-day bus tour through rural Iowa last month that sparked an uptick in volunteers, precinct captain requests and caucus commitments. He doubled his fundraising in the last quarter, allowing him to flood the state’s airwaves with ads.
This week, Biden’s Iowa fortunes picked up again when he landed perhaps the most influential Iowa endorsement to date — Rep. Abby Finkenauer, the second youngest person ever elected to Congress. That followed on the heels of endorsement from two other influential state Democrats — Tom Vilsack, a former governor and U.S. secretary of Agriculture, and his wife, Christie — and a well-timed cash infusion in TV ads from a pro-Biden superPAC.
Biden’s rebound comes amid a concentrated effort here. From Nov. 30 through this weekend, Biden will have spent 16 days in Iowa. By caucus day, he will have spent $4 million in integrated paid media, including broadcast TV, cable, Hulu, and social media.
The former vice president is on a second extended bus tour now — and the campaign just announced a separate surrogate bus tour next week with former Secretary of State John Kerry, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and various federal and state lawmakers from across the country.
“The feeling post-bus tour here is different, I think even outside the campaign,” said Biden’s deputy campaign manager for states, Pete Kavanaugh, referring to the “No Malarkey” bus tour last month.
Kavanaugh added that the former vice president had been working against what they called a false storyline that Biden wasn’t taking Iowa seriously….