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Trump impeachment trial set to throw Democratic primary into disarray


Added 01-16-20 02:11:02am EST - “It's virtually certain that the trial will last beyond the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. The bigger question is how much the trial might interfere with the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary.?” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Trump impeachment trial set to throw Democratic primary into disarray”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON — As the timetable for the Senate impeachment trial finally came into focus on Tuesday, it brought a startling realization that the proceedings will likely have a large impact on the Democratic presidential primary. 

It’s virtually certain that the trial will last beyond the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. The bigger question is how much the trial might interfere with the Feb. 11 New Hampshire primary. 

This is unwelcome news for the Democratic senators who are in the thick of battle for their party’s presidential nomination. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has been in a tailspin of late. Over the summer, she was climbing in the polls and by early fall had tied former Vice President Joe Biden for the lead, but she has lost considerable momentum since then.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has been trying to break out of single digits and has seen signs she might be able to do so, but has yet to have that breakout moment. She’ll be looking for one in the debate Tuesday night in Des Moines. 

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