2020 Elections

US House Candidate Sings Anthem In Campaign Ad

Oklahoma City’s Fox News affiliate reports: Shelli Landon is one of nine Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for Oklahoma Congressional District 5. Landon came to Oklahoma for college and never left. She graduated from Raymond Bible College, earned a PhD in education, and served as Master Artist at-Large. Shelli is a national anthem singer, and started, gathered signatures, and eventually …

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REPORT: Republican Insiders Fear “Historic Wipeout”

Vice News reports: President Trump’s poll numbers have never been worse, and Republicans are starting to panic that he could be headed to a historic wipeout that could drag the rest of the party down with him. And Republicans privately admit things look just as bad at the local level. More than a half-dozen GOP strategists working on Senate and …

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops Out Of Biden’s Veepstakes

CNN reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday night removed herself from consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate, citing the ongoing national discussion about racial injustice and police brutality to suggest the former vice president should choose a woman of color. “This is a historic moment, and America must seize on this moment. And I truly believe as, I actually …

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Biden’s Lead Widens to +12 In Fox News National Poll

Fox News reports: In the head-to-head matchup, the poll finds Biden leads Trump by a 50-38 percent margin. That 12-point advantage is statistically significant, and up from Biden’s 8-point lead last month (48-40 percent). Independents prefer Biden over Trump by 39-17 percent, but another 43 percent are undecided or supporting someone else. Biden’s lead comes from the backing of black …

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Biden Campaign Launches $15M Swing State Ad Blitz

Politico reports: Former vice president Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is launching its first advertising blitz of the general election — a $15 million dollar television, digital, radio and print effort that will focus on six swing states President Trump carried in 2016. The presumptive Democratic nominee is putting up ads for five weeks in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania …

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Axios: Tulsa Rally To Be “Massive Pro-Trump Festival”

Axios reports: President Trump’s campaign plans to turn this weekend’s Tulsa rally into a massive pro-Trump festival complete with musical acts, and it’s flying in high-profile backers and camera crews to show the world the fervency of his supporters. Details: Organizers are leasing a jet to fly in surrogates the night before and multiple film crews are being brought in …

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Lincoln Project’s New “Chyna” Ad To Air In Swing States

CNN reports: A group formed by anti-Trump Republicans is airing a new ad attacking President Donald Trump for getting “rolled” by China and its powerful President Xi Jinping. The spot from the Lincoln Project — which the group says will air in Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona and Washington, DC — comes the same day Trump’s former national security adviser …

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Biden Widens Lead To +13 In New Reuters National Poll

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump – the widest margin this year – according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality. In the June 10-16 poll, 48% of registered voters said they would back Biden, …

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Facebook To Launch “Historic” Voter Turnout Campaign

Mark Zuckerberg writes for USA Today: With so much of our discourse taking place online, I believe platforms like Facebook can play a positive role in this election by helping Americans use their voice where it matters most — by voting. We’re announcing on Wednesday the largest voting information campaign in American history. Our goal is to help 4 million …

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McConnell: I’ll Still Be GOP Leader If We Lose Majority

All of this assumes McTurtle even keeps his seat: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he intends to stay on as Republican leader even if his party loses control of the upper chamber in November. Asked if he intends to seek the GOP leader spot in the next Congress even if Republicans lose the majority, McConnell …

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POLL: Joe Biden +16 In Battleground State Michigan

The Detroit Free Press reports: The damage done to President Donald Trump’s standing in Michigan following recent protests outside the White House and in cities across the U.S. may have been even greater than originally believed, a new poll released to the Free Press said Tuesday. Two weeks ago, EPIC-MRA of Lansing, a polling firm that does work for the …

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POLL: Biden +17 In Swing States Trump Won In 2016

Just in via press release: Donald Trump won the last election despite losing the popular vote by 3 points. However, our data suggests he has a bigger hill to climb this year, as he trails the presumptive Democratic nominee by 14 points among registered voters (49%-35%). Among those most likely to vote (63% of the sample who say they are …

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Tulsa Newspaper Condemns Coming Trump Rally

From the editorial board of the Tulsa World: Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic. The city and state have authorized reopening, but that doesn’t make a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together and cheering a good idea. There is no treatment for COVID-19 and no vaccine. It will be our health care system …

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ARKANSAS: Biden Within Margin Of Error In New Poll

Talk Business & Politics reports: President Donald Trump and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are struggling with independent voters in Arkansas less than five months before Election Day. A new survey from Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College shows that Trump and Cotton have negative approval ratings, with independents giving them low marks by a double-digit margin. The poll was taken on …

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Majority Say Trump Is Racist, Failure Or Below Average

Mediaite reports: Trump has gotten a lot of bad polling news recently, as his approval ratings have cratered and his general election opponent Joe Biden has widened his lead over the incumbent. A new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll is arguably worse news for Trump, as the results cut at his character and place in American history. When directly asked “Do you …

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Trump Claims He’ll Leave Peacefully If He Doesn’t Win

Politico reports: President Donald Trump sought to brush aside fears he might not leave office willingly if November’s election doesn’t go his way. “Certainly, if I don’t win, I don’t win,” he told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner in an interview that aired Friday night. If he doesn’t win the election, Trump continued, “you go on, do other things.” Though the …

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GEORGIA: Dem Turnout Tripled Despite Voting Issues

NBC News reports: Despite massive problems at the voting booth, Democratic turnout in Georgia’s primaries skyrocketed — with three times as many votes cast in the Senate primary as in 2016. With 91 percent of the vote in as of Friday, nearly 960,000 voters had cast ballots in the Democratic Senate primary race won by Jon Ossoff, compared to 310,000 …

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Biden’s Veep List Narrows: Harris, Warren, Rice, Others

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden’s search for a running mate is entering a second round of vetting for a dwindling list of potential vice presidential nominees, with several black women in strong contention. Democrats with knowledge of the process said Biden’s search committee has narrowed the choices to as few as six serious contenders after initial interviews. Those still …

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Trump Will Accept Party Nomination In Jacksonville

Yahoo News reports: Jacksonville, Florida, has been selected to host the celebration marking President Donald Trump’s acceptance of his party’s nomination for reelection, the Republican National Committee chairwoman said Thursday night. Ronna McDaniel made the announcement a day after saying that Jacksonville was a front-runner to hold the event. The governor of North Carolina, the official host of this summer’s …

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FLORIDA: Biden +3 In New Poll By Republican Firm

Stand by for another apology demand over this: Presumptive Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden holds a narrow lead over President Trump in Florida, according to a new poll released on Thursday, the latest sign that Trump’s adoptive home state is still up for grabs in November. The poll, from the Republican firm Cygnal, shows Biden with 47 …

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