Before the outbreak, President Donald Trump's reelection effort staked much of its messaging on a booming economy and record low unemployment numbers. Regardless of what was happening in Washington, aides felt they could rely on an economic message to see them through until November. Those aides are now dealing with a new reality, one that includes a stock market that has essentially erased its Trump-era gains, a record 6.6 million unemployment claims last week and dire financial conditions that many Americans now found themselves in. … [Read more...] about How the Trump campaign is adjusting in the time of coronavirus
He appears to be laying the groundwork for a larger political argument just seven months before Election Day. Polling suggests that voters have been willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. This week we'll almost certainly see new clues as to whether the strategy is working. … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: Can Trump avoid blame amid deaths, weak economy?
The 30-second spot doesn’t reference COVID-19 by name, but alludes to the crisis: Images of a paramedic treating a patient in an ambulance flash on screen as a narrator stresses the need for a leader who “will put our health and safety first” now “more than ever.” … [Read more...] about Democrats spend $1 million on healthcare attack ad in California House race
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In Cook County, Gad denied Rush a supermajority of the vote, holding Rush to only 58% of the vote at press time. This is a dramatic finish for a veteran of the Machine to not reach even 60% in Cook County, and it is a clear testament to the strength and drive of the voices of Illinoisans demanding change. Gad currently is on track for a finish above 10% with early voting and mail-in ballots continuing to be counted. … [Read more...] about Press Release, March 18, 2020