[Ed. – Nevada and South Carolina will be make-or-break for most of the campaigns. Biden’s counting heavily on South Carolina, but there’s little chance he can get healthy there. The others aren’t likely to break out significantly in either state, if the latest polls are a guide. That said, outside money may prop someone up in order to shape competition for Sanders.]
Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren each started the month scraping perilously close to the bottom of their campaign bank accounts, posing an existential threat to their candidacies as the Democratic primary goes national.
They’re up against well-funded machines threatening to dominate the Democratic race: Bernie Sanders, whose recent rise in the polls has come during a major spending streak fueled by his online donors, and billionaire Mike Bloomberg, whose fortune has vaulted him into the middle of the campaign to take on President Donald Trump. …
[A]ccording to campaign finance disclosures filed Thursday night … Warren was closest to the red, with just $2.3 million left in her account, while Buttigieg ($6.6 million) and Klobuchar ($2.9 million) were in between.