According to a report from Politico, two left-leaning PAC’s are working in concert to flip GOP-majority legislatures in reliably conservative or too- close-to-call states.
With Donald Trump expected to be at the top of the Republican ticket, “Arena and Future Now Fund, are planning to spend $7 million to try to flip GOP-controlled state legislatures in Florida, Arizona, Michigan and North Carolina,” the report states.
According to Daniel Squadron, co-founder of the Future Now Fund, “If you look at where the important states are, the places most people are watching are the Electoral College to secure the White House. But the truth is that when you talk about the impact of 2020, electoral control of the state legislatures is critical.”
Squadron stated that the ad blitz will be “the largest coordinated-side commitments to date in North Carolina, Michigan and Florida for the 2020 cycle.”
Trump’s name at the top of the ballot — assuming he survives impeachment — will ensure a high turnout election which. historically favors Democrats.
The two PAC’s hope to take advantage of the voters already expected to flock to the polls. — and turnover of the statehouses to Democrats could have longterm benefits for the party.
“Leaders for the groups said they chose those four states in particular for the joint project for several reasons: They think Democrats are poised to win them back, and that each state has faced voter rights or redistricting issues, such as gerrymandering in North Carolina,” Politico reports. “They also want to address specific issues in those places, including low teacher pay in Arizona and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. And they are looking to take power in the states ahead of redistricting following the 2020 Census. The GOP prioritized its redistricting efforts to great success after the last Census, and the two groups are looking to emulate those results.”
You can read more here.
Biden says ‘hard to envision’ Democratic convention taking place in July as Sanders vows to stay in race
The two remaining contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made their comments on separate late night tv appearances.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night said he found it "hard to envision" the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July going forward as planned as his rival for the party's 2020 presidential nomination Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that in his mind, the race is still far from over.
Lindsey Graham’s ouster called for by ex-GOP congressman: ‘You sold your soul to Donald Trump’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was blasted on Tuesday evening by a former Republican congressman.
"With so much happening, it’s easy to forget that the 2020 campaign is still going on. If you’re able, would you consider giving a small donation to help me spread my common-sense conservative message?" Graham asked on Twitter.
But former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) was having none of it.
"Respectfully Lindsey, even though I’m a conservative, I’m supporting your opponent Jaime Harrison," Walsh wrote.
"I’m not a Democrat, but you’ve been in DC too damn long, and you sold your soul to Donald Trump," he explained.
All hell breaks loose after a woman accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault — here’s what we know
Last week, podcaster Katie Halper, an avid fan of presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, released an episode of her podcast containing a shocking accusation: In an interview, Alexandra Tara Reade, who briefly worked for former Vice President Joe Biden when he was in the U.S. Senate, said that Biden had sexually assaulted her in 1993, pinning her up against a wall and digitally penetrating her during an encounter on Capitol Hill. At the same time, Ryan Grim of The Intercept — a publication which has been strongly supportive of Sanders and critical of Biden — published a story insinuating that the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund had rejected Reade's case out of political loyalty to Biden.