Self-help guru and bestselling author Marianne Williamson has been one of the buzziest candidates running in the Democratic presidential primary, even if she’s polling at less than 1 percent.
Three candidates who had been polling in the single digits and getting limited media attention came out of the debate with rave reviews, newfound swagger, and momentum.
For the past several months, the approximately two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country visiting key early states and introducing themselves to voters. As they move past this introductory phase of the primary, the candidates have begun to turn toward each other and fire their first shots.
The entertainment industry has long been a key source of campaign cash for liberal politicians, and the current presidential race is no exception. But as the crowded field fighting to replace President Trump goes west, it’s finding a landscape that has undergone seismic shifts with traditional kingmakers competing for influence against small donors and high-tech upstarts.