Morning Digest: Georgia Republican apes Trump in determined pitch to win again suburban voters

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The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar.

On Tuesday, Oklahoma deemed runoffs for hastens where no nominee won a majority of the vote on June 30, with the Republican contest for the 5th Congressional District go center stage. You can find the results now. We’ll have a full summary in our next Digest.

Guiding Off

* G-A0 6: Republican Karen Handel’s first general election commercial is virtually her version of the “law and order” pitch that Donald Trump is using to try to win back the suburban voters who have deserted the GOP in recent years. The recognize doesn’t mention Trump, but its message is just about as ugly and disreputable as anything you’d see in one of his ads.

Handel, who is white, tells the audience, “Neighborhoods and industries trashed. People attacked. Police demonized. It’s thumped too close to home.” She then says of Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath, who overthrown her last-place hertz, “My opponent–she’s supporting those who attack police, playing backer politics and moving things worse.”

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As Handel extradites that row, the ad registers a time of McBath, who is Black, at a June march against racism police brutality in Roswell, Georgia with the city’s police chief; Mayor Lori Henry, who backed Republican Brian Kemp in the 2018 gubernatorial contest, too speaking at the contest. Unsurprisingly, though, Handel doesn’t mention those details or the aim of the gathering. Instead, the camera washes to a spectator unearthed far behind the congressman retain a sign decipher, “Some KKK wear hoods but most wear outfit and badge.”

Handel concludes by saying, “In our community, police officers have always had our back. In Congress, I’ll have theirs.” She doesn’t make explicit whom she’s including–and excluding–from her explanation of “our” community, but she doesn’t need to.


* AL-Sen: Democratic Sen. Doug Jones is running his first Tv distinguish hitting Republican Tommy Tuberville over a scandal involving his old hedge fund.

The ad’s narrator declares that, after Tuberville stopped coaching football but was “still being paid a quarter-million dollars for a no-show job at Auburn, ” he “helped start a hedge fund that defrauded investors.” The ad continues, “An Alabama teacher and mothers saving for their children’s education lost everything. Tuberville’s partner came 10 years in prison.” The narrator concludes without saying that, while Tuberville claimed he was ignorant of what happens, “He had the money to settle out of court.”

Last month, just before the Republican primary runoff, reporter Danny Hakim publicized an essay in the New York Times that fetch national attention to this story. About 10 years ago, Tuberville assembled with onetime Lehman Brothers broker John David Stroud to create a hedge fund partnership that, as Hakim writes, “turned out to be a financial fraud.”

Stroud pleaded guilty to protections fraud in 2013 and was sentenced to a decade in prison, while Tuberville was not accused. Nonetheless, Tuberville was sued by investors for fraud and, as Hakim interpreted, “violating his fiduciary duty to take care of their investments.” He reached a settlement that same time, though the terms remain private.

Tuberville has repeatedly insisted that he’d done nothing wrong, claiming that Stroud had abused his acclaimed epithet to tempt in clients. In February, he said of his former partner, “He went to jail. And then they litigated me because I be used in it and he exercised my call to get other people to put money in.” Tuberville continued, “I was an investor like the rest of them.” However, Tuberville did recognise during his deposition during the investor lawsuit that he’d conducted no research into Stroud before cooperation with him, saying, “I just got to know him more as a chap hanging around, going out with us.”

Hakim, nonetheless, reported that Tuberville did more than really give Stroud to use his call. “While he was not picking capitals, or even a frequent spirit in the role, ” Hakim wrote, “Mr. Tuberville performed forewords to potential investors, had business cards identifying himself as overseeing spouse, and leased a BMW and got his health insurance through the company.” Still, the director of the Alabama Securities Commission testified, “It appears from our investigation of the case that Mr. Tuberville was one of the largest scapegoats in the Stroud theft, and that Mr. Tuberville did not do any actual trading himself.”

Details about this case have been known for some time. In February, Jason Zengerle wrote in the New York Times Magazine that the gossip was one of the reasons that some unnamed Republican spies feared that Tuberville would be a dire general election candidate, which led them to draft onetime U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to run for his old seat.

So far, though, the narrative hasn’t appeared to harm Tuberville’s electoral potentials. Hakim’s reporting, which foreground Tuberville’s role in the hedge fund, was published a little more than a week before Tuberville’s July 14 Republican primary runoff against Sessions. Discussions tried to make it an issue and ran ads on the topic, but Tuberville, who enjoyed Trump’s endorsement, won 61 -3 9. Jones, however, is hoping that it will be a more salient topic in the general election.

* ME-Sen: Two affiliated Democratic radicals, Senate Majority PAC and Duty and Honor, are running the firstly TV commercial-grades we’ve seen concentrates on the ongoing postal crisis.

SMP’s ad reasons, “Legislation from Susan Collins maimed the postal service’s commerces. And racked up $160 billion dollars in debt.” The narrator continues, “Collins’ legislation helped private delivery corporations earn billions. And she accumulated hundreds of thousands from those companies. Their Washington lobbyists even hurled Collins a birthday party.”

Duty and Honor also onslaughts Collins for having written “the legislation that set the postal service more than $ 160 billion dollars in debt. Forcing trims in services, faculty, equipment.” The ad goes on, “Maine postal laborers reported 80,000 cases of mail retarded. And mailed-in referendums are at risk.”

* NC-Sen: Morning Consult’s brand-new North Carolina survey demo Democrat Cal Cunningham leading Republican Sen. Thom Tillis 47 -3 9, while Joe Biden has a smaller 49 -4 6 edge up the mood. Last month, the same firm had Cunningham onward 46 -3 7 and the presidential contest tied 47 apiece.

Morning Consult notes that a big reason that Tillis is running well behind Donald Trump is that a striking fraction of Republican respondents are undecided on the Senate race: While Trump is carrying Republican voters 93 -5, Tillis is only up 78 -9 with the same group. By contrast, Cunningham is taking Democrats 89 -4, while Biden is ahead 94 -5 with members of his own party. Independents too kindnes Cunningham and Biden by similar 41 -3 4 and 48 -4 0 spreads, respectively.

Other conglomerates, including Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling, have also found that a sizable segment of Republicans are undecided in the Senate race. But Tillis’ clashes with his party’s base are nothing new: Last time, he published an op-ed in the Washington Post claim that he would vote for a resolution rolling back Donald Trump’s bogus emergency affirmation aims at establishing his strip wall with Mexico, though he caved 3 weeks later and voted against that very answer. Still, Tillis would make up floor if his Republican detractors accommodate their noses and vote for him along with Trump this fall.

* NE-Sen: This week, onetime Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford said he was preparing to launch a write-in campaign if the party’s scandal-plagued nominee, Chris Janicek, didn’t step aside by Sept. 1, which is the deadline to pick a new candidate. Ashford said he’d announce a order Aug. 31 if Janicek is still in the contest on that day.

The state party questioned Janicek to drop by the wayside back in June after his fundraising director registered a complaint over lewd verses he’d sent her and other staffers, but he’s refused to go anywhere. Janicek also has agreed to a debate with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse that would take place on Sept. 4, several days after the deadline for him to depart the race. Daily Kos Elections paces this game in this very red nation as Safe Republican.


* MO-Gov: In her first TV spot, Democrat Nichole Galloway says that Missouri needs a “sense of urgency” it’s not get from Republican Gov. Mike Parson. Galloway continues, “Healthcare rates are sky high-pitched. He responds by cutting healthcare coverage for thousands.” She goes on to argue, “We’re in a pandemic. The problems we are confronted with are big-hearted. We can’t have a governor who does so little.”

* UT-Gov: Utah Policy reports that onetime Gov. Jon Huntsman is “expected” to decide the coming week whether he’ll mount a write-in campaign this fail against Spencer Cox, who beat him in the June Republican primary. The deadline for write-ins to announce is the last day of the month.


* C-A3 9: Republican Young Kim uses her opening Tv smudge to go negative against rookie Democratic Rep. Gil Cisneros, who beat her in a tight 2018 controversy. The narrator declares that, while Cisneros said he’d defend returning Nancy Pelosi to the speakership, he “elected Pelosi speaker with his very first vote” and has loyally elected with her since then.

Cisneros said during his 2018 expedition that he accepted the Democratic Party needed brand-new leadership, though he didn’t explicitly say he’d oppose returning Pelosi to the speaker’s chair. Weeks after his winning, Cisneros ratified onto a symbol calling for new House leaders, but he threw his opposition to Pelosi the following month after she agreed to a term-limits proposal for elderly gathering leaders.

* CO-0 3: Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush’s first general election recognise declares that Republican Lauren Boebert is an extremist who “supports purposing health coverage for parties with pre-existing conditions, even in a pandemic.” The ad then argues that Mitsch Bush is an “independent leader” who will work across party line and “fight to lower healthcare and prescription drug costs.” The commercial doesn’t mention Boebert’s support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.

* M-A0 1: Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse’s new commercial ahead of next week’s Democratic primary pieces the candidate states driving past his childhood home as he says that his daddy still works at the same meatpacking plant that employed him when Morse was a child. Morse goes on to talk about how he became mayor at 22 and says of the incumbent, “My entire life, Richie Neal has been in Congress. He’s gotten more and more power, but hasn’t used it to help us.”

Morse continues, “Instead, Neal has expended his power to help big corporations. Like when he killed a bill that would protect people from getting surprise medical invoices. And those big corporations? They’ve rewarded him with more money than anyone in Congress.” Morse goes on to pitch himself as a modification negotiator who will “combat the opioid epidemic that has taken too many neighbours, including my own brother.”

He concludes, “If you send me to Congress, we won’t be losing power. We’ll be gaining supremacy, because I’ll make you to Washington with me.”

* MN-0 1: Democrat Dan Feehan’s inaugural general election commercial starts with 2006 footage of a military vehicle being hit by an outburst in Iraq as the candidate states then says, “In Iraq, I “ve learned to” leant work to country above all else.” He continues, “I volunteered for the Army after 9/11. Dodged sniper fire, destroyed devices, and captivated terrorists.”

Feehan then pays his opinion of freshman Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who defeated him in a close-fisted hasten in 2018. “So I’m fed up with legislators like Jim Hagedorn, ” the Democrat says, “who sell out and provide the big remedy and insurance companies instead of us.” Feehan finished by saying by criticizing both parties and says he doesn’t “take corporate PAC money.”

* NC-1 1: Three girls have recently come forward to accuse Republican Madison Cawthorn of forming unwanted sexual advances, including 2 by name.

Katrina Krulikas published an Instagram post earlier this month describing a 2014 time with Cawthorn, when she was 17 and he was 19. Krulikas says Cawthorn realise her disagreeable by pressing her about her sex history, then twice tried to kiss her, eliciting her to pull away. She says her hair got stuck in Cawthorn’s wheelchair, justifying, “I had to yank out some of my own whisker simply to free myself.”( Earlier that time, Cawthorn had been paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident .)

Cawthorn acknowledged was just trying to kiss Krulikas, saying, “I did try and kiss her time very normal, simply in a flirtatious way.” However, his expedition disagreed Krulikas’ characterization of the incident as sexual assault, with a spokesperson saying, “There’s a big difference between a flunked youthful nostalgic breakthrough and being emphatic, to the extent that’s possible when you’re a paraplegic.”

After Krulikas produced her fib, other women, Francesca McDaniel, told reporter Harvest Prude from World Magazine, a Christian booklet, about her own similar experience with Cawthorn. In 2015, Cawthorn, who was raised in the same community in western North Carolina as McDaniel, was the featured talker at McDaniel’s high school graduation. Following the opening ceremony, McDaniel says that Cawthorn offered to drive her to a graduation party.

However, says McDaniel, Cawthorn made an apparently longer route and began quizzing her about her sex knows. According to McDaniel, he then attracted off the road on to an overlook and twice tried to kiss her, despite her telling him no and prompting him she had a boyfriend, who’d attended the graduation ceremony. McDaniel says she forcefully pushed Cawthorn away and attempted to flee the car, at which point she says he locked the car doorways. She then was indicated that when he tried to kiss her a third period, she felt “pressured to give in to it because he started being aggressive, and he is a strong guy.”

A third unnamed maiden told World Magazine that in 2016, when Cawthorn briefly attended Patrick Henry College in Virginia, he sought her thigh in a dining hall and slithered his hand up her skirt. Prude says that the woman was granted anonymity “because speaking to media would jeopardize her current racket in the federal government.” Neither Cawthorn nor his safarus appear to have responded to the claims made by McDaniel or his fellow college student.

Cawthorn, who is 25 years old and is described as a real estate investor, faces Democrat Moe Davis, a retired Air Force colonel, in the November general election in North Carolina’s 11 th Congressional District. In recent weeks, Cawthorn has faced intense scrutiny for describing his visit to Adolf Hitler’s vacation home, the Eagle’s Nest, as an part on his “bucket list” and calling Hitler “the Fuhrer.” He also has been criticized for suggesting his hopes of attending the Naval Academy were “derailed” by his auto accident, even though he had already been rejected by the school.

* NY-1 1: Democratic Rep. Max Rose argues in his new commercial-grade that, while he’s been working hard to hold the companies behind the opioid crisis responsible, Republican Nicole Malliotakis “bought stock in them.” Rose concludes, “[ N] o one should advantage off companies that kill our children. We should be fastening their CEOs up and throwing away the key.”

* V-A0 5: Democrat Cameron Webb’s opening general election business boasts the candidate states touting his regional roots and describing how “family came first. Our faith restrained us centered, and we worked hard for everything we got.”

Webb goes on to talk about how, as a physician, he was “honored to serve my country in the White House.” He continues, “But working for both Presidents Obama and Trump, I’ve watched how noxious adherent politics is likely to be. Stands in the way of get things done.” The candidate calls for “stopping insurance companies from gaming our system” and “guaranteeing the free market yields us choices in our care.”

Webb concludes by pledging to work with both parties and the president when they’re right “and standing up to any party leader when they’re wrong.”

Other Race

* Los Angeles County, CA District Attorney: On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom endorsed onetime San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon against incumbent Jackie Lacey in November’s nonpartisan general election.

Newsom and Gascon have a long history going back to once they are both public officials in San Francisco: Newsom, who was the city’s mayor, chose Gascon as police chief in 2010, and he constituted him the following year to succeed now-Sen. Kamala Harris as district attorney after she was elected state attorney general.

Gascon, who is challenging Lacey from the left to become the top prosecutor in America’s largest district, gave endorsements earlier this year from Harris, who has since become the Democratic campaigner for vice president, and Reps. Tony Cardenas and Maxine Waters. Last-place month, Rep. Alan Lowenthal also announced he was switching his acceptance from Lacey to Gascon, arguing that the challenger had a “transformative vision” and displayed “progressive leadership.”

Two other Democratic congressmen who represent part of the province, Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu, too withdrew their support for Lacey over the summer, with Schiff explaining, “This is a rare time in our nation’s history. We have a responsibility to perform profound changes to end systemic racism& reform criminal justice.” Unlike Lowenthal, though, neither of them has backed Gascon.

Back in June, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also seemed like he might back away from Lacey when he acknowledged that it might be time for a change in the prosecutor’s office. However, Garcetti doesn’t appear to have said anything brand-new over the following two months, and Lacey’s website still lists the mayor as a supporter. The mayor’s father, former District Attorney Gil Garcetti, did endorse Gascon in July, though.

Lacey maintains the backing of a number of prominent state and local Democrat including Sen. Dianne Feinstein; Reps. Judy Chu, Grace Napolitano, Norma Torres, and Brad Sherman; and four of the five members of Los Angeles County’s powerful Board of Supervisors. The Los Angeles police union is also supporting Lacey.

Ad Roundup

AL-Sen: One Nation – anti-Doug Jones( D-inc)

G-ASen-A: One Nation – pro-David Perdue( R-inc)

KY-Sen: One Nation – pro-Mitch McConnell( R-inc)

ME-Sen: One Nation – pro-Susan Collins( R-inc)

MT-Sen: Steve Daines( R-inc ); Steve Bullock( D ); One Nation – pro-Daines

NC-Sen: One Nation – pro-Thom Tillis( R-inc)

NH-Sen: Jeanne Shaheen( D-inc ); Corky Messner( R)

C-A2 1: TJ Cox( D-inc)

P-A1 0: Eugene DePasquale( D)

SC-0 2: Adair Ford Boroughs( D) al-sen

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