2020 Elections

Trump Campaign Rehires Jason Miller As Senior Advisor

Well, at least the memes will be fun: President Donald Trump’s reelection team is tapping Jason Miller to serve as a senior adviser, bringing a controversial figure back into the fold as the campaign barrels towards a treacherous final stretch. Miller, who served as a top adviser on Trump’s 2016 bid, will focus on overall strategy. After the 2016 election, …

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Chinese And Iranian Hackers Target Biden And Trump

The Wall Street Journal reports: Campaign staffers working on the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been targeted with online attacks coming from Iran and China respectively, Google said Thursday. These so-called phishing attacks are often an attempt to gain access to online email accounts. They raise the specter of a repeat of the 2016 campaign, during …

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Trump Campaign, RNC To Resume In-Person Activities

The Hill reports: President Trump’s reelection efforts will switch back into live action next week for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown ground the campaign to a halt in mid-March. Trump Victory, the joint venture between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC), will resume some in-person campaign activities in states that allow it, a spokesperson told …

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Hair Furor Summons Top Advisors Over Latest Polls

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump has summoned top political advisers including his re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale, for a White House meeting as his political standing erodes in key battleground states, according to people familiar with the matter. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who is the de facto leader of his re-election effort, will also participate, the …

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Internal Trump Campaign Polling Shows Dire Situation

The New York Times reports: In private polling conducted by Mr. Trump’s campaign, the president is now well behind Mr. Biden, according to people briefed on the most recent round of results. Multiple public surveys this week have found Mr. Trump trailing Mr. Biden, the former vice president, by double-digit margins, including a Monmouth University poll published on Wednesday that …

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Fox News Arizona Poll: Joe Biden +4, Mark Kelly +13

Fox News reports: A new Fox News Poll finds the state shading blue — especially in the race for the U.S. Senate, where Democrat Mark Kelly bests incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally by a 50-37 percent margin among Arizona registered voters. In a head-to-head presidential ballot test, Democrat Joe Biden edges President Donald Trump by 46-42 percent. Another 11 percent …

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Fox News Poll: Joe Biden +2 In Swing State Ohio

Fox News reports: A Fox News Poll of Ohio registered voters finds Democrat Joe Biden narrowly tops President Donald Trump in the race for the White House. At the same time, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine enjoys sky-high, bipartisan approval. Biden is ahead of Trump by a 45 to 43 percent margin. The former vice president’s 2-point edge is within the …

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Fox News Poll: Joe Biden +9 In Swing State Wisconsin

Fox News reports: Majorities of Wisconsin voters rate the economy negatively and are concerned about coronavirus. That helps explain Democrat Joe Biden’s gains in the presidential race, in a Fox News Poll of Wisconsin registered voters released Wednesday. Biden has a 9-point edge over President Donald Trump, 49-40 percent. That’s up from a 5-point advantage in January, and is outside …

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New Lincoln Project Ad: “Brazen Authoritarian” [VIDEO]

From the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project recognizes the long and distinguished national service of General Milley and honors him for it. Likewise, the Lincoln Project appreciates the service of Secretary of Defense Esper. Nevertheless, their participation in the infamous events of June 1st was an egregious lapse in judgement, and they should resign their offices. On that day, in …

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POLL: Biden And Trump Effectively Tied In Texas

The Hill reports: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are running neck-and-neck in Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday, suggesting that the longtime Republican stronghold may be in play in 2020. The poll shows Trump with a narrow, 1-point lead over presumptive Democratic nominee Biden — 44 percent to 43 percent, well within the …

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Voter Optimism In US Direction At Record Low Of 31%

The Morning Consult reports: Two major crises playing out at the same time in the United States — the deadly coronavirus pandemic and social unrest over the deaths of black people that has erupted into nationwide demonstrations — have helped erode voters’ confidence in the direction of the country to its lowest point of Donald Trump’s presidency. A new Morning …

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White Supremacist Steve King Loses GOP Primary

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican voters ousted U.S. Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, delivering an end to the two decades of controversy he brought to his heavily conservative district. The Associated Press has called the 4th Congressional District primary race for state Sen. Randy Feenstra of Hull, who had the backing of many state elected officials and national Republican …

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Biden Delivers Stirring Speech On Trump’s Abuses

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden blistered President Donald Trump for directing authorities to drive back peaceful protesters outside the White House “in order to stage a photo op,” saying Tuesday that the commander in chief “is more interested in power than in principle.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee delivered a speech in Philadelphia, addressing “the civil unrest facing communities …

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NYC’s Metropolitan Opera Cancels Thru End Of 2020

Opera News reports: The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it has canceled the first few months of its 2020-season, and will now open its doors next season with a special gala performance on December 31st. The company’s performances will then continue through through June 5, 2021. “Given the enormous organizational complexity of the Met’s schedule, we have no choice but …

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Deadline Passes For Pompeo To Enter KS Senate Race

The Hill reports: The filing deadline for primary candidates competing to run in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas passed Monday without notice from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was earlier tapped as a promising choice for the GOP. The Kansas race is viewed as a key seat for Republicans to win in an effort to keep control of …

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Biden Surges To +10 In New WaPo/ABC National Poll

The Washington Post reports: Americans give President Trump negative ratings for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and as the crisis has persisted his prospects for reelection in November have eroded, with former vice president Joe Biden now holding a clear lead nationally, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Biden leads Trump 53 percent to 43 percent among registered …

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NYC “On Track” For Phase 1 Opening Week Of June 8

Business Insider reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that New York City will begin reopening the week of June 8. “We will stay on track by focusing on the hotspots,” Cuomo said in a tweet. “We know down to the zip code where the infection rate is higher than average. We will meet the need where it is …

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KANSAS: GOP Cringes As Kobach Enters Senate Race

Topeka’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former Secretary of State Kris Kobach filed his paperwork for candidacy in the Senate primary this afternoon at the Secretary of State’s Office. Kobach said he believes a “proven conservative voice” is needed in Kansas, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kobach also said the U.S. should lessen their dependency on China and reassess their relationship …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Harrison And Graham Tied At 42%

Charleston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, who has held the seat since 2003, is going up against Democrat Jaime Harrison, and a poll by Civiqs has both of them tied at 42 percent. Additionally, the poll said that 56 percent of the voters had an unfavorable view of Graham, with 35 percent viewing him favorably. It also …

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MAINE: Collins Challenger Sara Gideon +9 In New Poll

Forbes reports: New polls show Senate control slipping further away from the GOP, as incumbent Republican Senators in swing states trail their Democratic opponents badly and Republican-controlled seats in deep red states look increasingly competitive. Democrats need a net gain of four Senate seats, or three and the vice presidency, to attain a majority in the upper chamber. One big …

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