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We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail.
LEADING THE DAY:
The countdown for Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Three arrested in Twitter hack | Trump pushes to break up TikTok | House approves 0M for election security Wisconsin Republicans raise questions about death of Black Trump supporter Trump holds mini-rally at Florida airport MORE to select a running mate is on, with the former vice president announcing earlier this week he would have the slot filled next week.
A number of high-profile names, such as Biden’s former 2020 rivals Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has ‘a lot of passion’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Fauci gives his COVID-19 vaccine estimate MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has ‘a lot of passion’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Fauci gives his COVID-19 vaccine estimate MORE (D-Mass.), are being vetted. Other figures, including Congresswomen Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has ‘a lot of passion’ Hillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against ‘misinformation’ | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence MORE (D-Fla.) and Karen BassKaren Ruth BassThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has ‘a lot of passion’ Fox’s Perino says Biden won’t pick Susan Rice because of fire from right MORE (D-Calif.), along with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D), are also in the pool of candidates.
However, The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Alexander Bolton report that we shouldn’t count Illinois Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has ‘a lot of passion’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report – Presented by Facebook – Fauci gives his COVID-19 vaccine estimate MORE (D) out of the running yet, citing her status as a veteran who lost both legs in the Iraq War and is a recipient of the Purple Heart.
“Anyone who knows him well knows what the United States military means to him,” a Biden confidant told our colleagues. “And the fact of the matter is, she doesn’t just check the boxes, she has an incredible story and it represents not only who the vice president is at his core, but the narrative he’s been talking about since his campaign began.”
Duckworth’s colleague, Illinois Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Don’t count out Duckworth in Biden VP race Schumer: Trump should want COVID-19 deal to help GOP election chances MORE (D), said that he would be in favor of a Biden-Duckworth ticket.
“She’s an incredible story, life story,” Durbin said in an interview. “Disabled veteran, amazing determination, who’s remade her life and now serves in the Senate. She is a symbol of success for the disability community.
“She has a lot of things going for her,” the senator added. “She carries counties in Illinois that I don’t because people respect her military credentials.”
Biden is currently leading President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will ban TikTok from operating in the US Trump’s 2019 financial disclosure reveals revenue at Mar-a-Lago, other major clubs Treasury to conduct policy review of tax-exempt status for universities after Trump tweets MORE in a number of state and national polls.
It is not yet known what kind of impact Biden’s vice presidential pick would have on the election, however, a Hill-HarrisX poll released last week showed 23 percent of Democratic voters saying they wanted Harris as his running mate, while 22 percent said the same about Warren. Four percent said they wanted to see Duckworth on the ticket.
— Julia Manchester
Don’t count out Duckworth in Biden VP race, by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Alexander Bolton.
Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has ‘a lot of passion’ by The Hill’s Tal Axelrod
Trump campaign cancels ad buys to review messaging strategy: report, by The Hill’s John Bowden
FROM THE TRAIL:
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump GOP group, released an ad on Friday hitting President Trump over his suggestion to delay the general election. The ad suggests that Trump is worried he won’t win reelection due to his low approval rating and backlash over his coronavirus response. The Hill’s J. Edward Moreno reports.
FROM CONGRESS AND THE STATES:
House Democrats are warning that the integrity of November’s elections are under significant threat from foreign actors — and the Trump administration, they say, is going out of its way to conceal the danger from the public. The Hill’s Mike Lillis reports.
The Chamber of Commerce formally threw its support behind Iowa Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Who will Biden pick to be his running mate? Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy MORE (R) in her reelection bid against Democrat Theresa Greenfield on Friday. The Hill’s Alex Gangitano reports.
Democratic candidates are gearing up to attack their Republican opponents over the issue of school reopenings ahead of November’s elections. Tal reports.
Zoe Fenson: You don’t have to be excited about Biden to vote for him.
David Harsanyi: Obama’s filibuster hypocrisy.
Damon Linker: Could America split up?
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