Thursday, May 28, 2020

RNC adds hundreds to field staff in key states, made 10 million calls last week breaking a record

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The RNC announced the hiring of 300 additional staffers for Trump Victory, which is the joint field effort between the national party and the Trump reelection campaign.

The new hires: Will be deployed by June and will bring to 1,100 the number of staffers in nearly two-dozen states being targeted in November’s general election.

The states these new hires will be headed: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Nebraska.

Money talks: The Biden campaign had $103 million in their coffers as of the end of April, compared to a staggering $255 million cash on hand for the Trump reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee.

RNC said that: The Trump Victory team also spotlighted that they made 10 million calls last week, their largest one-week phone effort in RNC history – topping the previous record by nearly 3 million calls.

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The Trump administration on Friday unveiled the official flag to be used by the Space Force, the newest branch of the military.

President Trump held an Oval Office ceremony where the flag was unfurled, signing a proclamation denoting Armed Forces Day alongside military leaders.

President Trump said: “Space is going to be the future, both in terms of defense and offense and so many other things,” Trump said. “And already, from what I’m hearing and based on reports, we’re now the leader in space.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden, after again emphatically denying the claim of a former staffer that he sexually assaulted her nearly three decades ago, acknowledged for the first time Thursday the dilemma now facing some potential supporters in November, saying: “They should vote with their heart.”

Joe Biden said: “If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn’t vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade,” Biden told Lawrence O’Donnell during an extended interview Thursday on MSNBC.

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday brushed back President Donald Trump’s pleas for the Judiciary Committee chairman to haul in former President Barack Obama for testimony about the origins of the Russia investigation and the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Gen. Michael Flynn.

What happened: Trump earlier in the day Tweeted out to Lindsay Graham saying: “If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He knew EVERYTHING. Do it @LindseyGrahamSC , just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!”

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Mike Garcia (R-CA) with 76% of precincts reporting, has a commanding lead over Democrat rival Christy Smith.  Garcia is leading by nearly 20k votes as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Tom Tiffany, a Republican state senator, won a special election on Tuesday to fill a House seat in rural northern Wisconsin.

What happened: Mr. Tiffany defeated Tricia Zunker, a Democratic school board member. Officials in both parties were closely monitoring Mr. Tiffany’s margin of victory.