The Campaign Report – Swing State Bonanza

A new Fox News poll in Arizona finds Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the presidential race, 46% to 42%. In the U.S. Senate race, Mark Kelly (D) leads Sen. Martha McSally (R), 50% to 37%.

A new Fox News poll in Wisconsin shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the presidential race, 49% to 40%.

A new Fox News poll in Ohio finds Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the presidential race, 45% to 43%.

A new Quinnipiac poll in Texas finds Donald Trump barely ahead of Joe Biden in the presidential race, 44% to 43%.

A new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina finds Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in the presidential race, 49% to 45% with 6% still undecided,

In the U.S. Senate race, Cal Cunningham (D) leads Sen. Thom Tillis (R), 43% to 41% with 16% not sure.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee quietly approved on Wednesday a measure that would require presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election influence to federal authorities, a move taken in response to Russian election interference in 2016 and one that could draw the attention of President Trump,” CNN reports.

Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball says Joe Biden should not be in a rush to name his vice presidential pick. Circumstances may change his list of contenders — and probably already have.

Here are their rankings:

  1. Sen. Kamala Harris
  2. Rep. Val Demings
  3. Sen. Tammy Duckworth
  4. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  5. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
  6. Gov. Gina Raimondo
  7. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
  8. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
  9. Sen. Maggie Hassan
  10. Stacy Abrams

Off the list: Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

“The Republican National Committee is planning site visits over the next 10 days to more than a half-dozen cities — across the South and into Texas and Arizona — as it scrambles for a new convention host,” Axiosreports.

“The cities under consideration include Jacksonville, Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta and possibly New Orleans and Savannah.”

“President Trump’s re-election effort is set to resume in-person campaigning next week for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic sidelined their massive ground game operation nearly three months ago,” ABC News reports.

“The return of on-the-ground campaigning, which the president’s team had made a core strategy of his re-election effort investing millions in recruiting and training over a million volunteers nation-wide, marks the latest move the president’s team has made toward returning to traditional campaigning amid a pandemic that halted efforts months back.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) broke with many of her Republican colleagues, applauding comments by General James Mattis that condemned President Trump’s actions this week, CNN reports.

Murkowski added that she wasn’t sure if she would support Trump in November: “I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time I think you know that. I didn’t support the President in the initial election, and I work hard to try to make sure that I’m able to represent my state well that I’m able to work with any administration and any president.”

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