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Faulkner: Possible GOP Lieutenant Governor candidate Melendez ‘takes zero shit from anyone’

“’She takes zero shit from anyone,’ veteran political strategist Chris Faulkner said in support of State Sen. Melissa Melendez’s possible run for Lieutenant Governor of California.”

These voters sat out in 2016. Now they could determine the next U.S. president

(Reuters) – Iowa resident LeAnne Putman-Thomas has watched her country pursue wars, endure recessions and elect its first Black president. Yet the 53-year-old never felt compelled to vote.

Booming suburbs boost Biden in North Carolina

When Barack Obama turned North Carolina blue in 2008, Democrats hoped the Obama coalition would usher in a new era of competitiveness in the state. Instead, the next decade-plus was marked largely by disappointing election results — and no more presidential wins for the party.


GOTV looks very different this year, but one thing campaigns on both sides of the aisle are relying on even more amid pandemic campaigning: social pressure.

Trump targets Ocala and other Florida exurbs, hoping to repeat his 2016 winning strategy

“President Trump’s fly-in campaign rally in Ocala on Friday is targeting rural and exurban voters, a bloc that in 2016 helped put him over the top in Florida.”

Faulkner: Young’s support of ACB proves he is a ‘real leader’

“Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) introduced U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as the Senate confirmation hearing kicked off earlier this week.”

Research: Virus Novelty is Gone, but Concern Lingers

“The novelty of the coronavirus is gone but concern lingers, according to research from the Ehrhardt Group – a public relations firm – and Causeway Solutions, a research and data analysis company. Together, the two companies produce the Gulf South Index, a snapshot of ‘where consumers in the Gulf South stand with their concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.'”

Most Platforms That Banned Political Ads Still Allow Voter Registration Ads

“In the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, several major social media platforms threw their hands up and said they wouldn’t take political advertising.”

Google v. Oracle before the Supreme Court

“Typically in the last few weeks of the campaign, digital advertising will be the preferred medium for pushing out response ads,” Reid Vineis of the GOP firm Majorities Strategies wrote to Zach. “Digital advertising is used to moving very quickly. Think about recent events. After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, groups had ads up within hours trying to raise money.”

Lara Trump rallies with Wake County Republicans

“Lara Trump was the headliner at a Monday evening event at a farm in southwestern Wake County to rally support for President Donald Trump.

“Wake County Republicans and other activists from around the triangle gathered at Finnigan’s Run Farm in New Hill to hear from president’s daughter-in-law and Susan Tillis, the wife of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.”

Study: Boomers, Millennials Getting Restless About Pandemic

“The latest report from the Gulf South Index show boomers and millennials in the region are changing course on their outlooks as the summer months wind down and we approach the end of the year. Optimism reigns with both groups as the number of people in our region who think “things are getting a lot worse” has decreased from 43% to 29% for millennials and 52% to 31% for boomers. However, the needle has not moved much in terms of how long they think the effects of the pandemic with last. Roughly two-thirds of both boomers and millennials still think the effects of COVID-19 will last a year or longer.”

Gulf South Index Sees Consumer Confidence Climbing

“Consumers in the Gulf South are more ready for things to open than they have been just weeks prior. Extreme concern over the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. has dropped 5 points since July to just 37.5%, according to updated Gulf South Index research, conducted September 6-9.”