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Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.13.21

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

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

* A federal judge in Pittsburgh yesterday validated state Sen. Jim Brewster's (D-Pa.) victory, a week after the Pennsylvania's Senate's Republican majority refused to seat him. The judge in the case was appointed by Donald Trump.

* Election Day 2022 is still 664 days away, but the first television ad of the next cycle hit the airwaves in Wisconsin today. The ad was launched by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and it targets Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) as a "leading member of the Senate's Sedition Caucus" for questioning the legitimacy of Joe Biden's election victory.

* We can now add Walmart to the list of corporate giants halting PAC contributions to anti-election Republicans, at least for now. This morning, Morgan Stanley made the same announcement.

* On a related note, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has said Republicans who took steps to discredit the election will no longer receive the group's financial support.

* In the wake of his anti-election efforts, Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) communications director, Lauren Blair Bianchi, has resigned in response to the senator's actions.

* When the Arizona Republican Party holds its annual meeting on Jan. 23, members will vote on whether to formally censure Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R), among other Arizona Republicans. The resolution specifically complains about Ducey trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

* Oklahoma's Mickey Edwards, a former eight-term GOP congressman and former chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, joined the Republican Party in 1958. Today, he quit, writing, "I've left the Republican party. I will not be going back."