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Politico: Wisconsin Republicans once more felled by a common foe: The mail

  • “Republicans lost big in Wisconsin. But their downfall came well before Tuesday.”
  • “At least 435,000 people voted early, either by mail or in-person.”
  • “Democratic Party officials estimated ahead of the election that Protasiewicz banked at least a 100,000 vote advantage from that bucket of voters.”
  • ““Democrats are playing a totally different game than Republicans are,” said Rebecca Kleefisch””
  • “Democrats have embraced a big mail and absentee voting strategy in the past few cycles, but Republicans have been skeptical — in part because of loud criticism of the practice from former President Donald Trump. But it comes at a cost.” 
  • “Republicans are increasingly finding themselves in the hole before Election Day even arrives. “We need to do what is legal, the same way Democrats are doing what is legal,” Kleefisch said. “Republicans sometimes cling to strategies that are not embracing all of the new opportunities that have been afforded.””


U.S. House of Representatives Updates

Politics NY: ‘It’s time for new leadership’:Republican candidate announces congressional campaign to challenge George Santos

  • “Former war veteran and J.P. Morgan Vice President Kellen Curry has registered to run against Santos in the 2024 Republican primary for New York’s 3rd Congressional District.”
  • “After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 2009, Curry spent eight years on active duty during the war in Afghanistan. He helped to deliver critical cyber security technology for the military in addition to serving two tours of duty. Curry continues to serve in the Air Force Reserves.”


Senate Updates



Presidential Updates

AP: Hutchinson launches GOP 2024 bid, calls on Trump to drop out

  • “Asa Hutchinson, who recently completed two terms as Arkansas governor, said Sunday he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, positioning himself as an alternative to Donald Trump.”
  • “Hutchinson said Trump should drop out of the race, arguing “the office is more important than any individual person.””

Politico: Thomas Massie endorsed Ron DeSantis for president in 2024 — another House Republican backing someone other than Donald Trump

  • “I witnessed Ron fight for economic freedom, personal liberty, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally limited government. … If we make the right choices, America’s best days are in front of us.”
  • “Massie’s endorsement of DeSantis follows Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas)”
  • “DeSantis has yet to formally announce an official bid for the White House — while former President Donald Trump and former U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley have officially declared their candidacies.”

Reuters: Trump widens lead in 2024 Republican presidential primary: Reuters/Ipsos poll

  • “Some 48% of self-described Republicans say they want Trump to be their party’s presidential nominee, up from 44% in a March 14-20 poll.” 
  • “Some 19% back his closest rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, down from 30% last month. Other likely rivals polled in the single digits.”

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