Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 8.11.20

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.

* In Georgia today, businesswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene will face neurosurgeon John Cowan in a Republican congressional run-off primary. The contest has generated national attention because Green has faced widespread criticism for "racist videos and adamant support" for the crackpot QAnon conspiracy theory.

* Also today, it's Primary Day in Minnesota, where Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing a surprisingly well-funded Democratic primary challenger, Antone Melton-Meaux.

* There are also primaries today in Connecticut, Vermont, and Wisconsin, featuring lower-profile contests up and down the ballot.

* In North Carolina, 25-year-old Republican Madison Cawthorn, who recently won a Republican congressional primary, deleted a series of photos posted to his Instagram account of his visit to Adolf Hitler's holiday retreat. As The Daily Beast reported, "Cawthorn called Hitler 'the Führer' in his posts, a term of reverence, and said the trip to the Eagle's Nest, where Hitler planned horrific atrocities, was on his 'bucket list.' He also referred to Hitler as 'a supreme evil' in the posts, accompanied by photos of himself smiling."

* We still don't know where Donald Trump will deliver his Republican convention speech, but the president indicated yesterday that he's narrowed his choices to the White House or the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg.

* Because of a certain stagnation in Republican politics, Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) re-election campaign has launched a new ad that tries to tie his rival, Jaime Harrison (D), to Hillary Clinton. (For those keeping track, Clinton left public office nearly eight years ago.)

* And in Wisconsin, the Republican operatives pushing Kanye West's presidential candidacy insist the entertainer belongs on the ballot, even after they narrowly missed last week's filing deadline. West and his backers are now taking the matter to court.