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Campaign Recap: President Trump Backs Pence, Democrats Take Stage, Field Grows

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WBOC/CBS - The first weekend of summer turned up the heat outside and on the campaign trail.

On Saturday, Democratic candidates took to the stage in South Carolina at the South Carolina Democratic Convention in Columbia. Many candidates focused on displaying their 2020 agendas as they tried to stand out in the crowded field. Some attacked President Trump and his administration, promising a change if they were in the White House.

This stop is a staple on the campaign trail every year. The first round of debates is Wednesday and Thursday nights, on NBC and Telemundo Delmarva.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump went on NBC's "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd. Todd questioned the president on his recent comments that he allegedly "hesitated" when asked whether he wanted Vice President Mike Pence on the 2020 ballot. But Trump reassured voters that Pence would "100 percent" be on the ticket next to his name. Trump said, "He's been a terrific vice president. He's my friend."

Todd also pressed the president on his upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Japan. Trump said he "may" bring up interference in the upcoming elections. He also reassured the public that he was not inviting Putin to interfere in recent comments.

This all coming as Trump deals with escalating tensions with Iran.

On Sunday, the wide-ranging field of Democrats vying for presidency gained a new member. Former Pennsylvania representative Joe Sestak is the latest to announce his bid for presidency.

The 67-year-old United States Navy veteran lost his Senate bids in 2010 and 216. Sestak discussed his parents, and is own, achievements in life highlighting military, education, and "accountability in America."

Sestak admits his announcement is late. He said his daughter's recent battle with brain cancer caused him to delay until now.

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