|September 28, 2020: Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge (R) endorsed Joe Biden.
“The bluntness of Trump’s [Supreme Court pick] was a reflection of the political stakes. Trump, after all, won four years ago because of (white) women just as much as (white) men, and he could lose in November because he’s lost enough support of enough women in enough of the places that matter the most. His pick for the court marks a readymade chance for him to change the topic from the still-raging pandemic (by nearly all accounts the biggest drag on his re-election hopes) and remind conservatives of the most consequential accomplishment of his first term (steering the federal judiciary to the right for a generation to come). Just as importantly, though, it offered the possibility to bolster support with not only the most ardently pro-life women in his base but women in general, and college-educated suburban women in particular.”
– Michael Kruse, Politico
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Flashback: September 28, 2020
Politico reported that Chicago Cubs owner Todd Ricketts raised $30 million for two pro-Trump groups and had an overall goal to raise $70 million.
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