July 23, 2020: The Biden campaign is releasing “President Obama and Vice President Biden: A Socially Distanced Conversation” on Thursday. Jo Jorgensen released a digital campaign ad focused on foreign policy.
“Polls show a tight race for president in Georgia, forcing Trump to start airing ads in the state over the summer. And Republican-aligned groups are pouring more than $21 million into TV campaigns backing GOP candidates for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats on the ballot. But Biden’s campaign still has little organizational footprint in Georgia, relying instead on the state Democratic Party and surrogates to promote his campaign and drive outreach efforts. The state party shifted its organizing apparatus to focus on vote-by-mail, resulting in more than 1.6 million voter contacts revolving around absentee ballots this year.”
– Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Joe Biden is releasing a video on Thursday featuring Biden and Barack Obama talking about the presidency, the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare, and other issues. The campaign titled the video “President Obama and Vice President Biden: A Socially Distanced Conversation.”
- During a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union, Biden called Donald Trump the first racist president of the United States. Trump responded, “I’ve done more for Black Americans than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln. Nobody has even been close.”
- A draft of the Democratic Party platform mentions Medicare for All for the first time, Politico reported on Wednesday. The Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee will consider the document on July 27.
- The Trump campaign has made 3 million voter contacts in North Carolina, according to a spokeswoman from the Republican National Committee. The campaign has more than 120 staffers in the state.
- Howie Hawkins shared a blog post he wrote about non-voters, describing them as alienated rather than apathetic. He highlighted turnout rates among working-class voters.
- Jo Jorgensen released a digital campaign ad, “War Is Over,” focused on foreign policy and national security. “We need to have a strong military defending our shores, but there’s no reason for us to be defending the rest of the world. It only makes things worse. We’ve got to come home,” Jorgensen says in the clip.
What We’re Reading
- The American Conservative: A Changing Of The Guard At The Trump Campaign
- TIME: Revenge of the Never Trumpers: Meet the Republican Dissidents Fighting to Push Donald Trump Out of Office
- The Washington Post: The Democrats’ new platform shows a party moving left. That could be a problem for Biden.
Flashback: July 23, 2016
The Democratic Rules Committee voted to establish a Unity Commission tasked with making recommendations on the primary process.
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