The Morning Dispatch: The Economic and Medical Impact of COVID-19

Happy Tuesday! If you pick up on some frustration in the tone of today’s newsletter, Declan is still seething over how Peter’s mom treated Madison on The Bachelor last night. If Madi doesn’t win the whole thing, we’re canceling tomorrow’s TMD. [Editor’s Note: We’re not. Nobody else here cares about The Bachelor.]

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Six states go to the polls in the Democratic primary, and Joe Biden can build a near-insurmountable delegate lead over Bernie Sanders with a strong showing.

  • Four more members of Congress are self-quarantining after discovering they interacted last week with citizens who later tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Doug Collins, Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Rep. Mark Meadows—who has tested negative—believe they came in contact with a carrier at CPAC, while Rep. Julia Brownley did not announce how she encountered the disease. 

  • Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana announced he will run for GOP Sen. Steve Daines’ seat this November. Bullock, who is highly popular in the state, previously sought the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination before dropping out in December.

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