Priorities USA increases pro-Biden Arizona ad buy to $1 million

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July 1, 2020: Priorities USA is increasing its July ad buy in Arizona by $831,000, bringing the total to over $1 million. The Donald Trump campaign replaced Michael Glassner with Jeff DeWit as chief operating officer.  blank    blankblank   

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Notable Quote of the Day

“If somebody were asking me for advice on an October surprise, I’d tell them to do it in September.”

– Doug Sosnik, Democratic strategist

Election Updates

  • While speaking at a campaign event in Wilmington on Tuesday, Joe Biden said he planned to announce his running mate in early August and that he could not guarantee a previously stated target date of Aug. 1. “There are a number of women of color. There are Latino women. There are Asian. There are — across the board. And we’re just underway now in the hard vet of going into the deep background checks that take anywhere from six to eight weeks to be done,” Biden said.

  • Biden also said that Confederate monuments should be removed from public squares and instead placed in museums.

  • When asked if he would release a list of potential Supreme Court nomineesBiden said his team was compiling a list of qualified Black women. “I am not going to release that until we go further down the line of vetting them,” he said.

  • Priorities USA is increasing its July ad buy in Arizona by $831,000, bringing the total to over $1 million. The group said in a press release, “In recent tracking, Arizona has shown more movement than any other battleground state.”

  • The Donald Trump campaign replaced Michael Glassner with Jeff DeWit as chief operating officer. Glassner will instead work on the campaign’s legal team going forward.

  • Due to concerns with the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump campaign canceled a rally planned for next week in Alabama to support Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville.

  • The Trump campaign is suing Pennsylvania and its election board in federal court over the state’s implementation of mail-in voting. Campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis said, “from an absentee voting system to one that pushes unmonitored vote-by-mail creates opportunities for fraud, and encourages ballot harvesting where paid political operatives try to collect and deliver loose ballots,”

Flashback: July 1, 2016

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein described her campaign as a landing spot for disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters.

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