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Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.12.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.


Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* Ahead of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Republican Attorneys General Association sponsored robocalls urging "patriots" to participate in last week's gathering. Yesterday, the group's executive director, Adam Piper, resigned.

* Alabama Gov Kay Ivey (R) told reporters that Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who addressed the right-wing mob last week before it attacked the Capitol, "does not speak for all Republicans, much less all Alabamians." The Republican governor suggested Brooks' constituents "hold him accountable at the ballot box."

* On a related note, the editorial board of the Decatur Daily in Alabama has called for Brooks to resign.

* Fresh off his easy statewide victory, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) was asked yesterday whether his fellow Missouri Republican, Sen. Josh Hawley, should resign. "You know, everybody has to be responsible for the decisions they make, good or bad, indifferent," the governor said. "That's what I'll say."

* A month ago, former New Jersey Republican Party Chairman Doug Steinhardt kicked off a gubernatorial campaign. Yesterday, Steinhardt, the enthusiastically pro-Trump candidate, abruptly quit the race, citing "unforeseen professional obligations." New Jersey is one of two states that will hold gubernatorial elections this year.

* Roll Call reports that Georgia election officials expect to certify Raphael Warnock's and Jon Ossoff's U.S. Senate victories by Jan. 20, which is a week from tomorrow. (It's also, of course, Inauguration Day.) The Senate's recess is scheduled to end on Jan. 19.

* After a difficult election cycle for the GOP in Arizona, the Arizona Republican Party prioritized a censure resolution admonishing Cindy McCain, John McCain's widow. The measure, to be approved next week, upbraids her for supporting marriage equality, endorsing Joe Biden, and defending her late husband from Donald Trump's criticisms.

* And Sheldon Adelson, perhaps best known as one of the nation's leading Republican megadonors, has died. He was 87.