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Good luck with that. Murkowski managed to keep her seat with a WRITE-IN campaign.
Absolutely no path for Trump without Ohio. The last time Ohio was truly decisive was 2004 - back then, states like Colorado and Virginia were more Republican than Ohio
Trump struggling in Ohio is a BFD. He won it by ~8 in 2016. Here’s how the map looks if states Trump won by *smaller margins* flip blue this fall. To be clear, this is NOT a prediction but rather an illustration of how critical Ohio is for the president. https://twitter.com/ppollingnumbers/status/1268308809514024960
If the Trump campaign wants to take the position that the protests and social distancing practices are both bad, do that. But don’t hide behind this pathetic shroud of whataboutism to pretend to take the high ground.
Trump Campaign: "We’ve been told to stay home, social distance, and wear a mask, but the streets are open for violent riots?” https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/06/04/trump_team_whatever_happened_to_social_distanc...
If you are protesting in crowds, getting tested for Covid-19 is a matter of civic responsibility.
It’s amazing that the US park police assaulting an *Australian* news crew has become a controversy they have to explain and not the dozens of Americans they assaulted!
On the day of George Floyd’s memorial service Pence invites Candace Owens, who has spent much of her time on social media attacking George Floyd as a “criminal” and “horrible human being,” to talk about his death. https://twitter.com/kevinroose/status/1268563336079085569?s=21
My press secretary Tyrone passed away from cancer in 2018 but his family is making sure his legacy lives on in the next generation of leaders. If you can, give to his scholar program to ensure young Black Americans can get involved & thrive in politics. https://www.gofundme.com/f/tyrone-gayle-scholars-program
NEW: Employees at the Defense Intelligence Agency raised concerns they might be asked to support intel efforts focused on domestic unrest. DIA says their mission remains foreign focused, has stood up an internal group to respond to interagency queries. https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-intelligence-employees-raise-concerns-about-supporting-domestic-surv...
Jim Mattis and I haven’t always agreed on everything, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more powerful indictment of Trump's actions and character than the one he's written. "We do not need to militarize our response to protests. We need to unite around a common purpose."