In the final stretch of the campaign, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are all stumping in critical swing states that will not only decide the president, but also the Senate. We take a look a the state of the Senate races 👇
THE *OTHER* ELECTIONS --House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has scheduled the House GOP’s internal leadership elections for November 17, sources tell your Huddle host. That’s exactly two weeks after Election Day and just one day after the House is scheduled to return from recess.
Some Republicans had been pushingto delay their leadership races until December, in order to give them more time to process the election results — and some still might, especially if it’s a bloodbath for the GOP. But McCarthy, who is working to lock down support to remain GOP leader, does not appear interested in delaying the races (which could also give more time for a challenger to emerge).
Related:“McCarthy urges networks not to call presidential race until 'every polling center has closed,'” per The Hill’s Joe Concha:.BRINGING HOME THE BACON --Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), who is locked in one of the most competitive House races in the country, is under fire for using taxpayer dollars to pay a campaign consultant. The scoop from The Intercept’s Lee Fang: “[Bacon] used his congressional expense account to pay his campaign strategist, a move that may raise ethics concerns over the use of taxpayer funds.
“Bacon’s congressional officemade two payments this year using government funds totaling $52,518 to ‘Double Bogey Strategies,’ a limited liability company registered in Alexandria, Virginia, and owned by David Watts, the campaign strategist advising Bacon’s reelection effort. The expense payments to Watts’s company included $20,371 for ‘printing & reproduction’ and $32,147 for ‘advertisements.’ Watts also owns Double Eagle Strategies, a campaign consulting firm retained by Bacon since 2017.” More:
.A QAN OF WORMS --“Ben McAdams demands Burgess Owens disavow QAnon after he suggested the conspiracy theory may have merit,” from Bryan Schott of the Salt Lake Tribune:.DESPERATE FOR DIVERSITY --Rep. Will Hurd, the House GOP’s only black lawmaker, is retiring. But Republicans are aiming to diversify their ranks next year following a successful recruitment effort this cycle The story from WSJ’s Natalie Andrews: “The Republican Party is hoping to build its ranks of Black lawmakers in the House, with one candidate expected to win in a safe GOP district and a handful of others in competitive races, following the planned retirement of its sole current Black member.
“Republicans made increasing diversity Read more: POLITICO »
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Biden makes late push to flip the SenateThe Democratic nominee is hitting Georgia and Iowa this week, while Jill Biden campaigned with the Democratic Senate candidate in Maine. TonyBobulinski As a cybersecurity professional it breaks my heart Dems get excited about Georgia. I’ll continue hoping for the best. Stop Radical Dems Vote Trump Pence 2020 TRUMP2020ToSaveAmerica 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Is Biden on the offense, Trump in 'state of panic'?“There’s no bright spot on the map right now” for President Trump, jheil says on new polling and campaign strategy one week from Election Day. “Donald Trump is on defense everywhere, and Joe Biden now is increasingly on offense.” jheil What will Supreme Court strategy be if Biden is ahead on November 3rd? More Hypocricy? Make your Vote Count, Vote in Person!!!! BIDENHARRIS2020 BLUEWAVE2020 BYDON2020 VOTEINPERSON2020 jheil jheil I really hope you are right.
Despite Trump-Modi Friendship, Survey Says Indian Americans Back BidenA new survey of Indian American voters finds they heavily favor Biden over Trump. Both campaigns have been reaching out to Indian Americans, a small but potentially decisive voting bloc. More than happy to smack down anyone who thinks the people trying to cut off H-1Bs is good because tax breaks 🙄 Rs cut the SALT deduction ffs That’s what I’m mf talking about Weird its almost like an ethnic group that traditionally highly values education trends away from Trump
One week from election, what Trump vs Biden forecasts are sayingPresident Trump has a lot of ground to make up over the next week to secure a second term, according to most pollsters. Rigged and delegitimization attacks by gop USPS defunded Paper ballots called unfair No peaceful transfer of power Don’t expect a clean election - Republicans will sue One week to go: BEWARE of Russia disinformation...it's coming...especially look to Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani & Ron Johnson. Others peddling information: Nunes, Jordan, & Grassley. FakeNewsMedia I predict butthurt libs in a week lmao
Here's how Trump and Biden stack up on crucial foreign policy issues, from Iran to ChinaEither Trump or Biden will have to deal with an array of issues, from trade with China to wars in the Middle East. Well now we know why Biden has been so easy on China and was against the travel ban to stop the spread of Covid-19 in late January. Well Biden's son smokes crack with prostitutes in China enabling blackmail so the Biden China policy is whatever China wants. Please. Why not show where each has bank accounts?
'Gigantic baby': Trump plummets as his own execs back Biden”He's just a gigantic baby who's gotten everything that he's wanted his entire life...He's never had to take responsibility for any of his actions,” Michael Cohen says of Pres Trump. “Whether it’s Mark Meadows or Jared [Kushner] he will point the finger” I'm not a fan of either candidate but do you EVER stop criticizing this man Nothing yet ? Watch 'Tucker exclusive: Tony Bobulinski, ex-Hunter Biden associate, speaks out on Joe Biden' on YouTube Tony Bobulinski