Pence promotes economy, trade policy in Ohio

Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing
June 26, 2020: Mike Pence spoke about the Trump administration’s economic and trade policy in Ohio on Thursday. The Lincoln Project is airing a pro-Joe Biden ad in swing states.

Each Friday, we highlight a presidential candidate’s key campaign staffer.

Daily Presidential News Briefing, Staffer Spotlight - Stephanie Alexander

Stephanie Alexander is a Republican staffer with experience in political organizing and finance.

Previous campaign work:

  • 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign
    • Battleground states director
    • Midwest regional political director
    • Oklahoma and Arkansas state director
  • 2008-2014 Mike Sanders Oklahoma House of Representatives campaigns, campaign treasurer
  • 2012 Markwayne Mullin congressional campaign, finance director

Other experience:

  • 26/7 Lifestyle Management, founding partner
  • HERA Consulting, president
  • Maverick PAC, administrative director
  • Alexander Companies, vice president
  • Capitol Insight, vice president of government relations
  • Oklahoma Federation of Young Republicans, state chairman
  • Independent contractor for political finance reporting, budgeting, and bookkeeping
  • The One Oklahoma Coalition, finance director
  • Oklahoma House of Representatives, legislative assistant
  • Oklahoma Employees Credit Union, loan officer

Notable Quote of the Day

“The non-partisan research group Morning Consult conducted surveys during the 2016 campaign and discovered that Trump ran 6% better in Internet Polls than in those done over the phone — a difference not evident for any of the other candidates tested via the two mediums.

The chief researcher, Kyle Dropp, concluded that the data suggests ‘that some polling may be understating Trump’s actual level of support.’

While it’s hard to gauge exactly how many secret Trump supporters are out there, a recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows that 15% of Republican voters are less likely to let others know how they’ll vote in the upcoming election.”

– David Brody, Texas Insider

Election Updates

  • Joe Biden spoke about healthcare during a campaign stop in Lancaster, Penn. He said Donald Trump’s two legacies were his “failure to protect the American people from coronavirus” and efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
  • The Lincoln Project is airing a pro-Biden ad in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on presidential leadership.
  • Trump is traveling to New Jersey this weekend, where there is a quarantine order in place for visitors from coronavirus hotspots. White House spokesman Judd Deere said, “The President of the United States is not a civilian. Anyone who is in close proximity to him, including staff, guests, and press are tested for COVID-19 and confirmed to be negative.”
  • Mike Pence spoke about the Trump administration’s economic and trade policy at an Ohio car factory on Thursday. “Every single promise, President Trump delivered for the people of Ohio,” Pence said.
  • The Jacksonville 2020 Host Committee said they expected 15,000 people to attend the Republican National Convention. The committee is looking for venues to host 500 other independent events.

What We’re Reading

Flashback: June 26, 2016

Donald Trump said that former presidential rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich would not be permitted to speak at the Republican National Convention if they did not support him, The New York Times reported.  “If there’s no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak,” he said.

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Emily Aubert

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