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Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 12.8.20

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


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

* Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff elections are exactly four weeks from today, and while Republicans have two targets for attacks, the New York Times reports that the GOP is trying to "rouse its base" by going after the Rev. Raphael Warnock. Warnock, unlike Jon Ossoff, is Black.

* On a related note, Donald Trump insisted last night that if Republicans fall short in the Senate races, Gov. Brian Kemp (R), Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R), and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) "will be solely responsible" for the defeats, because they didn't help him overturn election results.

* Speaking of Georgia, in Cobb County, one of the state's most populous counties, local voters had 11 polling locations for early voting. For the runoffs, that total will be down to five polling sites. Early voting begins on Dec. 14.

* Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) unveiled a resolution this morning calling on House Republicans to formally condemn any GOP member who encourages Donald Trump to concede the election he lost. The House Freedom Caucus announced the resolution during a House Republican Conference phone meeting this morning.

* Christopher Krebs, the nation's former top U.S. cybersecurity official, this morning sued the Trump campaign and one of its lawyers. The suit comes a week after Joe diGenova, a member of the president's legal operation, suggested during a television interview Krebs should be executed for failing to echo Trump's lies about the election.

* Speaking of Trump's legal team Jenna Ellis has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, after Rudy Giuliani tested positive over the weekend.

* And looking very much like a presidential candidate, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) unveiled a two-minute-and-36-second video yesterday, touting his support for Ronald Reagan and suggesting the Republican Party should follow his lead. The video was released through Hogan's political organization, An America United.