If Trump rebounds from a slide in the polls to win Pennsylvania again, it will be partly thanks to smaller cities like Carbondale scattered all across the state.
Alex Thompson“I’m just sorry I didn’t wake up soon enough to vote for [Trump] the first time”
Good @JuliaTerruso piece from PA that’s a reminder that some places have become even more Republican since 2016, even if the suburbs have become more liberal.
Alex ThompsonScooplet: American Bridge sold its Trump oppo file to Hillary during 16 campaign.
In 2020, it's posting 1,043-page Trump oppo book online.
It's not for voters, but for operatives and continues trend of groups posting oppo books online to skirt FEC rules
Challenger's desire to find common ground sets him apart from incumbent Omar.
Alex ThompsonStar Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar’s primary opponent
Speaking w/ ed board, “Omar took little responsibility for her rocky start, instead largely blaming her critics & saying her failing was perhaps in not realizing what a “special unicorn” she would be”
Susan Rice is an Oxford-educated foreign policy specialist who—unlike the rest of those believed to be on Joe Biden’s running mate shortlist—has never held elected office. But she does have experience in an area most of those in the group don’t:...
Alex ThompsonLike Mayor Pete, Susan Rice also worked at McKinsey in Toronto.
Also she was worth b/t $23.5 million and $43.5 million as of 2009.
The diverging responses to Covid-19 could be a wild card in November — especially in close races up and down the ballot.
Alex ThompsonNEW: Last week, Trump/RNC say they knocked > 1 million doors.
Biden/DNC says they knocked 0.
Biden camp believes they'll get credit for being careful amid COVID and can make up difference on phones & new digital programs
Inside the 2020 field battle.
During a debate last month with his rivals for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Gov. Phil Scott did something a little unusual. Given the chance to...
Alex ThompsonVermont's Dem gubernatorial primary is increasingly all about anti-vaxxers. Will be an interesting test of the issue amid covid w/ vote on August 11
really thorough reporting from @paulheintz
Early voting begins in several key swing states next month, leaving a ‘dwindling window of time’ for the president to turn the race around.
Alex ThompsonIn NC, ballots go to voters starting Sept. 4.
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and Minnesota begin mailing ballots or start early voting by the end of September.
@davidsiders on why Election Day is closer than you think and Trump's clock is running out.
Joe Biden heads into the weekend weighing the biggest decision of his presidential campaign so far, and people close to the process tell CNN that the former vice president is believed to have now begun to narrow his personal shortlist of potential...
Alex ThompsonMore Kamala incoming from Biden allies, this time from Ed Rendell.
"Kamala can rub some people the wrong way. Karen Bass is not likely to do that"
Local television stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group are set to air a conspiracy theory over the weekend that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top expert on infectious diseases, was responsible for the creation of the coronavirus.
A generation of journalists and intellectuals faces a fight-or-flight moment.
Alex Thompsonloling at @harrispolitico's piece on THE LETTER and "cancel culture."
The letter "had the sonorous tones of something written for the ages, a courageous expression of universal ideals, to be read and appreciated even years from now"
stay for the kicker
The founders of the Lincoln Project, a headline-grabbing new anti-Trump political action committee formed by GOP operatives have their own checkered dealings with Russia and the tax man, documents …
Alex ThompsonPer IRS docs, Lincoln Project's Rick Wilson has an outstanding $389,420 federal tax lien against his FL home, and his bank moved to foreclose on the property in '16 plus American Express had taken Wilson to court for his own unpaid $25,729 credit card bill
An iconic image has emerged on Twitter since early Saturday morning in Portland, when a woman wearing nothing but a mask and cap strode toward federal agents as they fired tear gas at protesters — a surreal image of human vulnerability in the face...