Trump allies blame conservative leader for failed Texas endorsement
Donald Trump's advisers are angry at David McIntosh, president of the conservative Club for Growth, for persuading the former president to endorse a losing candidate in the special election for Texas' 6th District.Why it matters: Susan Wright's defeat Tuesday in a Republican runoff with Navy veteran Jake Ellzey dealt a blow to Trump's aura of invincibility as a Republican kingmaker. It's critical to his 2022 midterm endorsements and continued hold on the GOP.Get market news worthy of your time wnews.yahoo.com
Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota
Since narrowly losing Minnesota in 2016, Trump has emphasized the state in hopes that a victory this year could offset losses in other states. David McIntosh, president of the conservative Club for Growth, which has produced anti-Biden ads, said Minnesota may help the Trump campaign build momentum. In 2016, Trump won that district, which includes the Democratic city of Duluth, by 15 percentage points. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson said the Trump campaign has far outpaced Biden in local yard signs — which indicates enthusiasm but may not ultimately affect the outcome. "One of the things the Trump campaign has been very good about is visibility in Duluth, but also in areas around Duluth,” Larson said.
Biden, flush with cash, boosts ad spending in battlegrounds
And it is Biden who over the past month has outspent Trump by nearly double, advertising data shows. Biden is currently running ads aimed at suburbanites, Black voters and is also running Spanish language ads to target Latinos. And it didn’t have to happen,” said Patrick Bonsignore, who is the director of paid media for the Biden campaign. Trump's campaign dismisses concerns that they don't have the resources to compete, pointing to $200 million in ad reservations they've made through the election. Trump's campaign also notes Biden's spending in Minnesota, a longtime Democratic state that Trump is trying to contest this year.