Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 7.13.20

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

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

* Team Trump said it postponed a scheduled rally in New Hampshire due to weather, but NBC News reported that turnout was expected to be underwhelming, which also helped influence the decision to reschedule.

* After months of drama, Alabama's Republican U.S. Senate primary is tomorrow, pitting former Attorney General Jeff Sessions against former college football coach Tommy Tuberville. Fueled in part by Donald Trump's support, the former coach appears to be the frontrunner, despite refusing to debate Sessions, residency questions, and rarely making public appearances.

* On the heels of Houston canceling the Texas Republican Party's plans for an in-person state convention, the state Supreme Court this morning upheld the local officials' decision. The fact that the litigation exists, however, remains jarring, especially given the coronavirus outbreak in Houston.

* Speaking of the Lone Star State, the latest Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler poll found Joe Biden leading Trump in Texas, 46% to 41%. The same poll found the two candidates tied in April. There is no scenario in which Trump loses Texas and wins a second term.

* In Montana's closely watched U.S. Senate race, the latest Public Policy Polling survey found Gov. Steve Bullock (D) narrowly leading incumbent Sen. Steve Daines (R), 46% to 44%.

* The Lincoln Project, led by anti-Trump Republicans, raised $16.8 million in the second quarter, and will reportedly "soon expand to include ground operations."

* Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s (R) re-election bid appears to be over: in the wake of groping allegations, Hill lost his party's nomination. The nomination went instead to former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R).

* And in Wisconsin, where local Republicans held an in-person statewide convention, there was an awkward moment in which Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) appeared to suffer a coughing fit while addressing attendees. In the interest of public health, the Democratic Wisconsin Party had a virtual gathering.