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New Obama Ad Urges Floridians To Vote Early [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Barack Obama is being tapped to gin up support for voting ahead of Election Day in Florida, putting the former president at the center of a new TV ad campaign kicking off in the nation’s biggest swing state. “It is going to be close and it could come down to a handful of voters just like you,” Obama …

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Harrison +2 Over Graham In New SC Senate Poll

Newsweek reports: Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison has taken a two-point lead over Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, according to a new poll. Conducted by Morning Consult, the latest survey found 47 percent of South Carolina respondents saying they’d vote for Harrison, while 45 percent sided with Graham. Morning Consult surveyed an approximate sample size of 926 likely voters …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama’s First In-Person Biden Event

Philadelphia’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former President Barack Obama is returning to Philadelphia on Wednesday for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden. It will be held in the afternoon outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia. The event will be ticketed without public access. In 2016, the man known as one of the Democratic Party’s strongest orators …

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Handicapper Shifts 11 US House Races Toward Dems

ABC News reports: The Cook Political Report on Wednesday updated its analyses of a dozen House races, shifting all but one more in favor of Democrats as the party looks to expand its majority in the chamber. Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos (D) saw her race against Republican Esther Joy King shift from “like Democratic” to “lean Democratic,” the lone advancement …

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NYT/Siena Georgia Poll: Jon Ossoff Tied, Joe Biden Tied

The New York Times reports: In the regularly scheduled Senate election, Mr. Ossoff is now tied with Mr. Perdue at 43 percent. Mr. Perdue led Mr. Ossoff by four percentage points a month ago, 41 percent to 37 percent. The survey was conducted from Oct. 13 to 19, and it found no immediate evidence of a shift in Mr. Ossoff’s …

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Kansas Dem Has Chance Of Flipping Senate Seat

Politico reports: Kansas Senate candidate Barbara Bollier was a life-long Republican, but in 2018 she decided she’d had enough: Fed up by the party’s lurch to the right in Washington and Topeka, the 62-year-old state legislator divorced the GOP and became a Democrat. Two years later, she’s asking Kansans to join her and do something they haven’t since Franklin Roosevelt …

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ABC/WaPo Poll Shows NC Senate And WH Races Tied

The Washington Post reports: Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham are locked in a toss-up Senate race in North Carolina, where roughly a quarter of voters say the challenger’s extramarital affair is important in their vote but with far more saying control of the Senate and the incumbent’s support for President Trump matter, a Washington Post-ABC News poll …

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Long Lines As Floridians Turn Out For Early Voting

The South Florida SunSentinel reports: Voters streamed to polling places in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for the first day of Florida early voting. Many lined up before daybreak, anxious to get their ballots cast — undeterred by the weather, which ranged from heavy downpours to light sprinkles throughout the region. Jose Sanchez, 54, of Fort Lauderdale, was at …

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Major Kentucky Newspaper Endorses Amy McGrath

From the editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader: The eyes of America are on Kentucky’s race for the U.S. Senate because many rightly feel that next to the presidential election, it’s the most important contest in the country, with the future health of our democracy riding on the right choice. That choice is Amy McGrath, a Democrat challenging longtime incumbent …

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“Record-Shattering” 22 Million Have Already Voted

The Associated Press reports: More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16% of all the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election, …

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Confident Dems Pulls Ads From Colorado Senate Race

The Associated Press reports: A major Democratic group on Friday pulled its last remaining ads from Colorado’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, a sign that the party thinks its nominee has the crucial race in the bag. Senate Majority PAC said it will cancel $1.2 million in television ads and spend the money elsewhere as Democrats press a newly expanded …

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Early Voting Up “Bonkers” 2400% In All-Mail Colorado

The Denver Post reports: More than 300,000 Colorado voters have returned ballots for the Nov. 3 election as of 11:30 Wednesday night — a staggering display of enthusiasm in a state that sends all voters a ballot by mail. When that latest figure was tabulated by the Secretary of State’s Office, Colorado was 20 days out from the election. Twenty …

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New Monmouth Arizona Poll: Biden +6, Kelly +10

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Among all registered voters in Arizona, the race for president stands at 50% for Biden and 44% for Trump. The contest stood at 48% to 44% one month ago and 46% to 43% in a poll taken shortly before the state’s presidential primary in March. Another 2% currently support Jo Jorgensen and 4% are undecided. …

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Harris Suspends Travel After Two Aides Test Positive

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus. The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8. Harris was scheduled to travel Thursday …

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Biden Transition Team: Stop Lobbying Us For Top Jobs

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s transition team has a message for anyone publicly jockeying for a job in a potential Biden administration: Knock it off. Members of the transition team have been fuming at the recent flood of stories listing people in contention for the top spots should Biden win the presidential race next month, according to Democratic officials who have …

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Cal Cunningham +4 Over Thom Tillis In NC Senate Poll

From Monmouth Polling: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has 44% support. Other voter support goes to Libertarian Shannon Bray (3%) and Kevin Hayes of the Constitution Party (<1%), with 3% undecided. …

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Dems Dominate Absentee Ballot Returns In Florida

Politico reports: Republicans typically hold a slight edge in absentee ballot returns in Florida elections. But this year, there’s been a stunning development. For the first time ever at this stage of a general election, Democrats here are outvoting Republicans — and by a mammoth 384,000-vote margin through Tuesday. As of Tuesday, Democrats accounted for almost 51 percent of the …

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Pelosi Rages At CNN’s Wolf Blitzer After He Suggests Accepting GOP’s $1.8 Trillion Stimulus Package [VIDEO]

I’ve never seen Pelosi so fired up: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday ardently defended her decision to hold out on coronavirus negotiations and not accept the White House’s $1.8 trillion offer. In a heated exchange with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Pelosi pushed back on some dissent from members within her own party, saying they don’t understand how the negotiations are …

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Obama Issues Multiple State-Specific Voting Tutorials

CBS News reports: Former president Barack Obama released multiple state-specific tutorials on how to vote on Tuesday, 21 days before the Nov. 3 election. Looking straight into the camera, Obama said, “So much is at stake in this election, from getting the pandemic under control to building a fairer economy to taking on climate change to protecting our healthcare. You …

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Obama To Hit Campaign Trail In Support Of Biden

ABC News reports: Former President Barack Obama is expected to hit the campaign trail “soon” for Joe Biden, his former vice president — a move that could help animate Democrats as the presidential race enters its pivotal final weeks. “President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he’s undertaken all year in support …

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