First Presidential Debate Prep: “Most consequential first debate since 1980”

MSNBC’s Morning Joe

Jim Messina, CEO of The Messina Group, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday to discuss Biden’s lead in battleground states, the strategies each campaign is deploying, and what to expect from and look for in Tuesday night’s debate.

MSNBC’s Weekends with Alex Witt

Messina also appeared on Saturday’s edition of Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC. He joined Alex to discuss the Biden and Trump campaign strategies, what a highly energized blue base means, the importance of locking down the midwestern Blue Wall states, debate prep, and more.

CBS News’ Red & Blue

Messina also appeared Monday on CBS News’ Red & Blue. He discussed the state of the race, a new COVID-19 debate hall dynamic, and shared some debate prep insights from his time as President Obama’s campaign manager in 2012.

CNN International’s First Move with Julia Chatterley

Finally, Messina appeared on CNN International’s First Move with Julia Chatterley on Tuesday morning. Jim discussed debate tactics, what to anticipate from each candidate, as well as how early voting in battleground states raises the stakes of the first debate.

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