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We are Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. This is what we are seeing today in the electoral campaign.
LEADING THE DAY: PROGRESSIVE FACE TESTS IN NEW YORK AND KENTUCKY ELEMENTS
Progressives expect big wins in New York and Kentucky tonight as voters from the two states head to vote in several critical primaries.
In Kentucky, Democratic establishment favorite Amy McGrath will face progressive state representative Charles Booker (D) in the primary to determine who will face the Senate Majority Leader. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results to be received next week Ocasio-Cortez fends off challenger in primary House Democrats spend a lot to support Hickenlooper in distress MORE in November.
A poll by the progressive firm Data for Progress showed Booker leading McGrath by eight points in Kentucky.
Meanwhile, in New York, former high school principal Jamaal Bowman is seeking to achieve a major progressive upset against the 16-term congressman. Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelBowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in the New York primary. Ocasio-Cortez defends against the challenger in the home primary. The Hill Campaign Report: Elementary Night in Kentucky and New York. PLUS in the 16th district of the state.
Bowman’s campaign announced Friday that it had raised $ 2 million during the campaign from more than 65,000 individual donors, promoting the strength of its progressive base. In addition, a Data for Progress survey showed Bowman 10 points above Engel. The congressman’s campaign, on the other hand, said his internal polls showed Engel led Bowman by eight points.
Regardless, Booker and Bowman are seen as the leaders of a progressive pack looking to make a profit in tonight’s primaries.
Booker today greeted Bowman on Twitter, telling voters to picture the two together in Washington, DC.
Sending love to my brother @JamaalBowmanNY as he struggles to surprise the world in New York. Imagine the two of you in DC together!
Let’s make that happen. Sign up to call voters today for both of us here: https://t.co/PRIxlbxxzr. pic.twitter.com/JfYVVeV4Nw
– Charles Booker (@ Booker4KY) June 23, 2020
Other key races to watch include Rep. Yvette ClarkeYvette Diane ClarkeBowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in the New York primaries The Hill Campaign Report: Primary night in Kentucky and New York 5 things to see in Tuesday’s primaries MORE‘(DN.Y.) primary against progressive Adem Bunkeddeko, who almost defeated his last cycle in 2018. In addition, the Rep. Grace MengGrace MengBowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in the New York primaries Grace Meng wins the New York Democratic primaries The Hill Campaign Report: Primary Night in Kentucky and New York MORE (DN.Y.) faces her first primary challenge.
Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in the New York primaries McGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results expected next week Ocasio-Cortez fends off challenger in House primaries MORE (DN.Y.), who made waves in 2018 when he defeated Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) Crowley The Hill Campaign Report: Primary Night in Kentucky and New York New York Democrats gear up for primary night stunners Biden beat Bernie, but the battle between progressives and pragmatists still continues. (DN.Y.) in 2018, faces a main challenge from journalist Maria Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Rep. Jerry nadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis Nadler The Hill Campaign Report: Primary Night in Kentucky and New York Hoyer says Democratic leaders reflected on the need for masks at Sunday House shows – the book bombing Bolton reverberates MORE He faces challenges in the tenth district from progressives Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo assistant, and Jonathan Herzog, a former technology staff member. Andrew YangAndrew Yang The Hill Campaign Report: Primary Night in Kentucky and New York New York Democrats Prepare for Primary Stunners at Night Hillicon Valley: The Last Company in Patagonia to Get Facebook Ads | Senior EU Officials Call China for Hospital Cyber Attacks | Trump team rejects reports of TikTok, K-pop rally sabotage MOREPresidential campaign. His colleague, Rep. Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyBowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in the New York primaries The Hill Campaign Report: Primary night in Kentucky and New York 5 things to see in Tuesday’s primaries MORE (DN.Y.) faces Suraj Patel, Lauren Ashcraft, and Peter Harrison in the state’s 12th district primaries.
New York Democrats gear up for a night of potential stunners, by Jonathan Easley and Julia.
Five things to keep in mind in Tuesday’s primaries, by Jonathan and Max Greenwood.
Kentucky and New York prepare for vote counting for days, by Max.
FROM THE ROAD:
The Presidential Debates Commission announced on Tuesday that it will move a debate on October 15 between President TrumpDonald John Trump Bowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in New York. McGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results expected next week New York Republican Chris Jacobs wins special election to replace Chris Collins MORE and former vice president Joe BidenJoe Biden Joe Biden wins New York primaries The Memo: Trump’s bid for law and order falling flat The Pro-Trump group’s announcement questions Biden’s mental fitness from Michigan to Florida after the University of Michigan withdrew from the event due to concerns about the coronavirus. The debate will now take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. Marty Johnson of The Hill reports.
The Trump campaign turned to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley to take over as its chief spokesman. That job was previously held by Kayleigh McEnany, who was named White House press secretary in April. Brett Samuels from the Hill reports.
Dozens of former national security officials are coming together to back Biden in the presidential election, Reuters Tim Reid reports. The group includes more than two dozen officials who served in the presidential administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George Bush, according to Reuters reports, and is expected to back Biden publicly in the coming weeks.
Alan Abramowitz: If the Georgia primary was an attempt at voter suppression, it failed seriously.
Ileana Lehtinen and Trey Grayson: Why are expanded voting options critical to this election?
Senator Bernie SandersBernie SandersBowman has a double-digit lead over Engel in the New York primaries McGrath leads Booker in Kentucky with results expected next week Joe Biden wins the New York primaries MOREThe political team announced that the former presidential candidate had raised more than $ 750,000 and activated his network of vaunted volunteers on behalf of a dozen negative-voting candidates who appeared in the primaries on Tuesday. Misty Rebik, executive director of Friends of Bernie Sanders, said the effort was part of the senator’s goal of “building a movement.” “She is using the power she has built to elevate candidates who are on the bold agenda that working families in our country so desperately need,” Rebik said in a statement.
House Majority PAC (HMP), the super PAC aligned with Democratic House leaders, is injecting an additional $ 3.5 million in television ad bookings in Texas and Arizona ahead of the November general election, raising its total spending on bookings for announcements for the cycle at $ 72.5 million, the group announced Tuesday. The latest reserves include $ 550,000 in the Phoenix media market and another $ 2.9 million in Houston.
HARVARD / HARRIS – PRESIDENTIAL
Biden: 56% (+3)
Trump: 44% (-3)
AXIOS / UNIVERSITY REACTION – VP PICK (AMONG UNIVERSITY VOTERS)
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