Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report

Biden, Buttigieg bypassing Democratic delegate meeting: report

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Politico reports that two of the leading contenders in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field are not attending the three-day gathering that starts Friday in San Francisco, where hundreds of DNC delegates will be present.

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Biden, the front-runner according to several national polls, also didn’t attend the convention of the California Democratic Party held back in June, a few weeks after he launched his campaign, the news outlet noted.

Biden’s campaign said the former vice president will be hosting events in New Hampshire next weekend while the gathering of delegates takes place, according to Politico, which added that Biden’s campaign manager, Greg Schultz, will be attending the event in place of the candidate.

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“This is a great opportunity for DNC members to meet a lot of the candidates,” Bob Mulholland, a committee member from California and a longtime political adviser in the party, told Politico. “Some of the candidates will have private meetings that will never be publicized.’’

The summer meetings in San Francisco are open to the public and the press and are reportedly expected to draw about 350 delegates over the weekend.