When Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was selected by President Obama to run the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, it was obvious that she’d be different than her predecessor, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Whereas Kaine is known for being quiet and calm, Wasserman Schultz is best known for her energetic partisanship. Which means that, as Politico reports–they call it it a “rough start”–she got into trouble these last few weeks for comparing Republican bills to restrict early voting and require photo ID (which would have the effect of making it tougher for minorities to vote) with Jim Crow laws and was lectured for her claims about the Paul Ryan Medicare-privatization plan. Former Pennsylvania Governor and DNC Chair Ed Rendell, more than capable of the occasional faux-pas himself, stood up for her, and it seems unlikely Dems will call for her head. [Politico]
Three states that narrowly swung from Barack Obama in 2012 to Donald Trump in 2016 seem likely to swing back in 2020. Polling currently gives a consistent and solid lead to Democrat Joe Biden in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Should Biden carry all three of these swing states and keep all of the states Hillary Clinton won in 2016, he will win an Electoral College majority and the presidency.
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