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Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 8.13.20

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

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

* Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) held their first joint event as running mates yesterday in Delaware, and the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee wasted little time in condemning the Trump/Pence record.

* On a related note, the Biden/Harris campaign boasted yesterday that it had raised a whopping $26 million in the 24 hours after this week's announcement. That's roughly double Biden's previous one-day record.

* Donald Trump continues to rely on gender-based attacks while going after the California senator, arguing on Fox Business this morning that Harris is "sort of a madwoman." It came a day after Eric Trump favorited a tweet that referred to Harris as a "whorendous pick."

* Meanwhile, the Trump campaign sent a solicitation to donors yesterday -- over Donald Trump's signature -- in which the president sounded a bit like a frustrated tween: "Kamala Harris is the meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful, MOST LIBERAL of anyone in the U.S. Senate, and I cannot believe that Joe Biden would pick her as his running mate." A separate Trump campaign pitch argued that Biden and Harris "hate America."

* In Ohio, the Republican secretary of state, Frank LaRose, will not allow local officials to use more than one ballot drop-box per county in this year's elections.

* With fewer than three weeks remaining before Primary Day in Massachusetts, the latest UMass/Amherst poll found incumbent Sen. Ed Markey with a healthy lead over his Democratic rival, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D), 51% to 36%.

* Abandoning subtlety, operatives in Montana collecting ballot signatures for Kanye West's presidential candidacy have begun asking local voters, "You want to help Trump?" One signature gatherer conceded, "We're trying to take votes away from" Biden.

* On a related note, West didn't just have a private meeting with Jared Kushner last week; the entertainer is now reportedly speaking with the president's son-in-law "almost daily."