Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.19.20

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

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

* After Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) stooped low in mocking Sen. Kamala Harris' (D-Calif.) name, the Republican senator's 2020 opponent, Jon Ossoff (D), saw a significant fundraising boost.

* In Alaska, the latest New York Times/Siena College poll found Donald Trump leading Joe Biden in the traditionally "red" state, 45% to 39%. In the state's U.S. Senate contest, the same poll found Republican incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan with 45% support, followed by Al Gross, an independent who received the Democratic nomination, with 37%.

* Reinforcing reports about his campaign's financial woes, the president headlined a high-dollar fundraiser yesterday in California -- a state he has no realistic chance of winning.

* Soon after, Trump told supporters in Nevada, "I would be the greatest fundraiser of all time, but I don't want to do that because it puts us at a disadvantage." (I haven't the foggiest idea what that means.)

* Jennifer Horn, the former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, wrote an op-ed for USA Today late last week, urging GOP voters to throw Trump out of office. "[A]fter years of destruction at the hands of this president, I have to ask my fellow Republicans, is this your party?" Horn asked.

* In South Carolina, where Senate hopeful Jamie Harrison (D) has full campaign coffers, the Harrison campaign launched a new, minute-long television ad this morning featuring former President Barack Obama speaking throughout.

* Though casino mogul Sheldon Adelson hasn't played a high-profile role in the 2020 cycle, Politico reports that he and his wife donated $75 million "to a super PAC that flooded battleground states with anti-Joe Biden ads in September, a huge investment from the GOP megadonors as President Donald Trump slipped in the polls."

* And though the president narrowly lost Minnesota four years ago, and he's repeatedly expressed an interest in carrying the state in 2020, his campaign has begun slashing ad buys in Minnesota.