Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 8.3.20

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

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

* Though Joe Biden was expected to announce his running mate this week, it now appears the Delaware Democrat will reveal his choice next week.

* After pulling its broadcast advertising last week, Donald Trump's campaign returned to the airwaves today, with ads targeting Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. It's of interest that these are four states -- each of which backed Trump four years ago -- that Republicans weren't expected to worry about in 2020.

* As Nevada moves forward with plans to send mail-in ballots to the state's registered voters, Trump has already threatened to sue, insisting that expanding voter access like this would make it "impossible for Republicans to win the state."

* Though there was some reporting over the weekend that the press would not be permitted to cover the Republican convention in Charlotte later this month, as of this morning, RNC officials are saying that the party is "still working through logistics and press coverage options."

* In Ohio, which was not widely seen as a 2020 battleground, a new University of Akron poll found Biden four a four-point lead over Trump, 46% to 42%.

* Facing a tough race in Georgia this year, appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) did an interview last week with Jack Posobiec for One America News Network. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution described Posobiec as "a TV pundit associated with white supremacy and Nazism."

* And speaking of radicalism, while the FBI considers QAnon conspiracy theorists a possible domestic-terror threat, Trump re-election campaign is reportedly starting to court the fringe activists in the cycle's closing months.