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Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.21.21

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

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

* Apparently immune to embarrassment, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN yesterday, "For the party to move forward, we got to move the party with Donald Trump. There's no way to be a successful Republican Party without having President Trump working with all of us and all of us working with him. That's just a fact."

* In Georgia, the Republican Party's representatives on the Gwinnett County elections board wants changes to statewide election laws. Displaying striking candor, Alice O'Lenick said last week, "They don't have to change all of them, but they've got to change the major parts of them so that we at least have a shot at winning."

* In Wyoming, House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney now has a GOP primary rival ahead of next year's re-election bid: state Sen. Anthony Bouchard (R) launched a congressional campaign this week, responding to Cheney's vote in support of Donald Trump's impeachment.

* On a related note, Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.), another one of the 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Trump, reportedly "upended the political order" and will likely now face at least one primary challenger.

* Though it's generally assumed in many political circles that President Joe Biden will not seek a second term in 2024, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), one of Biden's closest congressional allies, told Politico this week, "He is planning to run again."

* Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), the only Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation, originally told local voters that he'd retire after six terms. He's now planning to seek a seventh term next year.

* And the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this week, "After vowing to 'unleash the kraken' — a mythical beast — on alleged election fraud and to overturn the presidential election in Georgia, attorney Sidney Powell quietly withdrew the lawsuit Tuesday. The move came a day before Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation's next president."