Thursday’s campaign roundup, 31.03.22
Today’s episode of campaign-related news from across the country.
* The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee yesterday unveiled a new digital ad campaign in eight states promoting Republican Senator Rick Scott’s proposed tax increases on low-income Americans.
* On a related note, the Florida Republican will speak about his plan at the Heritage Foundation today, and in a sign of the times, the Democratic National Committee is encourage journalists to attend the event.
* In North Carolina, Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn has become so controversial that Republican Senator Thom Tillis has endorsed the freshman congressman’s chief rival.
* As Mehmet Oz of Pennsylvania and Herschel Walker of Georgia advance in their Republican Senate campaigns, the White House fired them from the Presidential Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.
* In the U.S. Senate race from Ohio, businessman Mike Gibbons repeatedly claimed during the debates that 5 million more people voted in the 2020 presidential election than were registered to vote. As lazy political lies, this one is a doozy.
* Speaking of Buckeye State, the Ohio primaries, at least for now, are still scheduled to be held on May 3, despite the state’s district lines remaining undrawn. That said, as the Associate Press reported, a three-judge federal panel reserved the right to intervene, “perhaps moving the primary to August 2.”
* The Pew Research Center released survey data this week that should serve as a wake-up call for Democrats: “Republican voters are more likely than Democratic voters to say it’s ‘really important’ to know what party will take control of Congress midterm this fall. ”
* And while Donald Trump is clearly desperate to help former Sen. David Perdue defeat incumbent Governor Brian Kemp in Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary, the former president is beginning to realize his plan may fail. Trump told a conservative outlet this week, “I support a lot of people who are far and wide…I hope David Perdue wins. I mean it’s–it’s not sure things.