The Trump-GOP “Project 2025” now has a Secretary of Retribution

Yesterday, Raw Story reported that Ivan Raiklin, Trump’s self-declared “Secretary of Retribution” has compiled a “Deep State target list” of 350 people he wants to see arrested and punished for “treason” if Trump is reelected. The list includes Democratic and Republican elected officials, journalists he considers to be Trump’s enemies, U.S. Capitol Police officers, and witnesses against Trump in his impeachment trials and the hearings concerning the events of January 6, 2021.

Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told Raw Story: “His hit list is a vigilante death warrant for hundreds of Americans and a clear and present danger to the survival of American democracy and freedom.” The Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment. Raiklin said the list was just the beginning. “This is the scratching of the surface of who is going to be criminalized for their treason, okay?”

Former president Donald Trump, the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee, has tried to distance himself from the radical extremist blueprint outlined in Project 2025, spearheaded by the Heritage Foundation. Today, videos surfaced of Trump cheering the project on from the start. At a Heritage Foundation dinner in 2022, Trump, slurring his words, said: “Our country is going to hell…. This is a great group and they’re going to lay the groundwork and detail plans for exactly what our movement will do…when the American people give us a colossal mandate to save America. And that’s coming.”

On a right-wing podcast yesterday, Heritage Foundation president Kevin Roberts said that Trump’s agenda and Project 2025 have “tremendous” overlap. “There are some quibbles and differences of opinion here and there, which not only is okay, but it’s actually good,” Roberts said. “I mean, we’re gonna be able to sort those out once the presidential administration declares what their priorities are.” He said that Trump’s attempt to distance himself from the project was “a political tactical decision.” Media Matters uncovered a video in which Project 2025 director Paul Dans said that Trump is “very bought in with this.”

The Heritage Foundation, the key author of Project 2025, is a sponsor of the Republican National Convention.

Today the Heritage Foundation preemptively accused the Biden administration of cheating in the 2024 election and warned that Biden might try to hold the White House “by force.” It said that Biden and his administration could “circumvent constitutional limits and disregard the will of the voters should they demand a new president.”

There is no indication that Biden, who has repeatedly said he will accept the election results, will try to launch a coup against the United States government. In contrast, Trump, who has refused to say he will accept the election result unless he agrees with it, has already done exactly what Heritage is trying to pin on Biden: Trump tried to stay in office against the will of the voters in 2021.

Trump is currently under criminal indictment for that attempt, although the Supreme Court’s eye-popping July 1 decision in Trump v. U.S. declaring that a president cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed as part of a president’s “official duties” means Trump can challenge those indictments. Indeed, in the wake of that decision, Trump’s lawyers have filed a motion to vacate the jury’s conviction of Trump on 34 felony counts related to the falsification of business records in his attempt to skew the 2016 election, and to dismiss the indictment.

While the U.S. and our allies celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Erin Banco of Politico reported yesterday that Trump advisors have told foreign officials that Trump plans to scale back U.S. cooperation and support for NATO, including reducing the sharing of intelligence with NATO countries.

This seems likely to be related to the news that the U.S. intelligence discovered a series of Russian plots to assassinate executives from European defense companies that are supplying arms to Ukraine. Americans took that intelligence to Germany and foiled a Russian plot to kill the chief executive officer of a German arms manufacturer.

Trump has stayed home playing golf for the past two weeks, but on Tuesday he held a rally at his Doral golf club outside of Miami, where he kept the audience waiting outside in 90-degree heat before he showed up an hour late. His 75-minute speech was, as The Guardian’s Richard Luscombe reported, “full of evidence-free claims that his 2020 election defeat was fraudulent; baseless accusations that overseas nations were sending to the US ‘most of their prisoners’; and a laughable assertion that a gathering of supporters numbering in the hundreds was really a crowd of 45,000.” He also claimed that Biden had quadrupled the price of bacon and said, “We don’t eat bacon any more.”

Trump did not mention his vice presidential pick. For the first time since 1988, it appears the Republicans will go into their convention without knowing who that pick will be.

Luscombe reported that the crowd “appeared mostly subdued,” yawning and playing on their phones.

Today, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times wrote that Trump is “the only candidate in the race who is patently unfit for office—any office—and an imminent threat to democracy.” “If the [Republicans] had any decency left,” it wrote, they would dump him. Voters, the board said, must see the election as “a referendum on our 248-year democracy, and a choice between a trustworthy public servant who upholds American values and a serial liar who wants to push the country into authoritarianism.”

Almost two weeks after calling for Biden to step out of the 2024 race for the presidency, the editorial board of the New York Times also said that Trump is unfit to lead the United States of America, and urged voters “to see the dangers of a second Trump term clearly and to reject it.”

There was continued good news today about the American economy. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had collected more than $1 billion in overdue tax bills from millionaires. That crackdown was possible thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, which funded an initiative to pursue high-income, high-wealth individuals who have an income of more than $1 million and owe more than $250,000 to the IRS.

Republicans have repeatedly tried to cut the funding that made this enforcement possible.

Today’s inflation report for June showed that inflation continues to cool, falling in June for the first time since the start of the pandemic. It declined in June by 0.1%, as gas and electricity prices dropped and as rent had its smallest monthly increase since August 2021. Statistics also show that workers’ wages continue to grow more quickly than prices.

Yesterday, the AFL-CIO executive council voted unanimously to reaffirm its support for President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, saying: “Unions have never wavered in our support of them because they’ve never wavered in their commitment to working people.” The Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union quoted that statement and added: “BAC is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters across the labor movement in supporting the Biden-Harris re-election campaign.”

In a press conference this evening, Biden championed the economic boom his policies created for the middle class and reminded attending journalists that “none of you thought that would happen.”

In that press conference, held after he presided over the three-day NATO summit and thus focused on foreign affairs, Biden answered press questions directly and fully, not only on his health but also on foreign affairs. He reiterated the importance of NATO and reminded reporters that he was key to reinforcing the alliance after Trump weakened it, then went on to talk about foreign affairs more broadly. He also noted that “I’ve spent more time with Xi Jinping than any other president,” adding: “And by the way I handed in my notes.” This was a reference to the fact that in an unprecedented move, Trump infamously refused to disclose the notes from one of his conversations with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

At the same time that Biden was holding a press conference that focused on NATO and foreign affairs, Trump was meeting at Mar-a-Lago with Putin ally Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. On social media this evening, Trump indicated that he is trying to conduct his own foreign policy, although the Logan Act prohibits private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments, and reiterated his support for Putin’s call for “peace” in Ukraine. Their plan calls for giving Putin the eastern regions of Ukraine that were central to his 2016 support for Trump; Trump’s 2016 campaign manager promised Trump would look the other way as Putin absorbed them.

Orbán, who has openly called for Trump’s reelection, posted: “Peace mission 5.0[.] It was an honour to visit President [Trump] at Mar-a-Lago today. We discussed ways to make [peace]. The good news of the day: he’s going to solve it!”

Trump’s Director of Retribution . . . this is evil, it is wrong, it is un-American . . . which is why Trump loves it

Today’s Letter from an American by history professor Heather Cox Richardson had some red flags for the voting public to look out for as we head into these final months before election day. Here are some of the highlights:

Trump’s plan for revenge: Ivan Raiklin. Remember that name. He lives in northern Virginia and tried to run for U.S. Senate in 2018. Heather wrote:

“Yesterday, Raw Story reported that Ivan Raiklin, Trump’s self-declared ‘Secretary of Retribution,’ has compiled a ‘Deep State target list’ of 350 people he wants to see arrested and punished for ‘treason’ if Trump is reelected. The list includes Democratic and Republican elected officials, journalists he considers to be Trump’s enemies, U.S. Capitol Police officers, and witnesses against Trump in his impeachment trials and the hearings concerning the events of January 6, 2021.

“Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) told Raw Story: ‘His hit list is a vigilante death warrant for hundreds of Americans and a clear and present danger to the survival of American democracy and freedom.’ The Trump campaign did not respond to requests for comment. Raiklin said the list was just the beginning. ‘This is the scratching of the surface of who is going to be criminalized for their treason, okay?’ ”

This is not American. This is not even legal; at least, not yet. These are the things we need to hear and read in the news.

Why do they always look exactly like you think they look?

 

Project 2025: I’ve asked before and am asking again – what happened to the Heritage Foundation? Heather wrote:

“On a right-wing podcast yesterday, Heritage Foundation president Kevin Roberts said that Trump’s agenda and Project 2025 have ‘tremendous’ overlap. ‘There are some quibbles and differences of opinion here and there, which not only is okay, but it’s actually good,’ Roberts said. ‘I mean, we’re gonna be able to sort those out once the presidential administration declares what their priorities are.’ He said that Trump’s attempt to distance himself from the project was ‘a political tactical decision.’ Media Matters uncovered a video in which Project 2025 director Paul Dans said that Trump is ‘very bought in with this.’

“The Heritage Foundation, the key author of Project 2025, is a sponsor of the Republican National Convention.

“Today the Heritage Foundation preemptively accused the Biden administration of cheating in the 2024 election and warned that Biden might try to hold the White House ‘by force.’ It said that Biden and his administration could ‘circumvent constitutional limits and disregard the will of the voters should they demand a new president.’

“There is no indication that Biden, who has repeatedly said he will accept the election results, will try to launch a coup against the United States government. In contrast, Trump, who has refused to say he will accept the election result unless he agrees with it, has already done exactly what Heritage is trying to pin on Biden: Trump tried to stay in office against the will of the voters in 2021.”

As I read over the list of author names for various articles of Project 2025, there was former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli writing about Homeland Security. That is not a good thing.

Trump is a convicted felon: He is the Republican 2024 presidential nominee. Heather wrote:

“Trump is currently under criminal indictment for that attempt, although the Supreme Court’s eye-popping July 1 decision in Trump v. U.S. declaring that a president cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed as part of a president’s ‘official duties’ means Trump can challenge those indictments. Indeed, in the wake of that decision, Trump’s lawyers have filed a motion to vacate the jury’s conviction of Trump on 24 felony counts related to the falsification of business records in his attempt to skew the 2016 election, and to dismiss the indictment.”

NATO: Trump tried during his administration to take the U.S., a founding member, out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He failed then but if given another chance he will go at it again. Heather wrote:

“While the U.S. and our allies celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Erin Banco of Politico reported yesterday that Trump advisors have told foreign officials that Trump plans to scale back U.S. cooperation and support for NATO, including reducing the sharing of intelligence with NATO countries.

“This seems likely to be related to the news that the U.S. intelligence discovered a series of Russian plots to assassinate executives from European defense companies that are supplying arms to Ukraine. Americans took that intelligence to Germany and foiled a Russian plot to kill the chief executive officer of a German arms manufacturer.”

My number one issue is national security. While others claim pro life or other movements as their reason for politics, I have one thing to say: None of that would be possible if you had bombs dropping on your head. Think about September 11, 2001. NATO is essential to maintaining peace in the world, and Trump’s coziness with Putin – the Russians! – to pull the U.S. out cannot happen.

After two weeks on the golf course, Trump reappeared. Here’s what Heather wrote:

“Trump has stayed home playing golf for the past two weeks, but on Tuesday he held a rally at his Doral golf club outside of Miami, where he kept the audience waiting outside in 90-degree heat before he showed up an hour late. His 75-minute speech was, as The Guardian’s Richard Luscombe reported, “full of evidence-free claims that his 2020 election defeat was fraudulent; baseless accusations that overseas nations were sending to the US ‘most of their prisoners’; and a laughable assertion that a gathering of supporters numbering in the hundreds was really a crowd of 45,000.” He also claimed that Biden had quadrupled the price of bacon and said, ‘We don’t eat bacon any more.’

“Trump did not mention his vice presidential pick. For the first time since 1988, it appears the Republicans will go into their convention without knowing who that pick will be.

“Luscombe reported that the crowd ‘appeared mostly subdued,’ yawning and playing on their phones.”

If you are truly interested in what is going on, I urge you to sign up for Heather Cox Richardson’s daily newsletter, Letter from an AmericanIn it, she cites her sources so you can look them up yourself.

This election is vitally important to the future of our country. I pray we go in the correct direction.

President Biden had a full neurologic workup in February 2024

Why is “the media” ignoring this extensive report from the White House physician, including a full neurologic workup in February 2024?

Health-Summary-2.28

An extremely detailed neurologic exam was again reassuring in that there were no findings which would be consistent with any cerebellar or other central neurological disorder, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or ascending lateral sclerosis, nor are there any signs of cervical myelopathy. This exam did again support a finding of peripheral neuropathy in both feet. No motor weakness was detected. He exhibits no tremor. either at rest or with activity. He demonstrates excellent fine motor dexterity. But a subtle difference in heat/cold sensation could be elicited as it was last year. This heat/cold sensation deficit was detected a couple inches higher on his ankle/calf this year, which is not unexpected. There may, in fact, be day to day subjective variation of these findings, as during last year’s exam, this area of sensation deficit was actually found to be smaller than the year before.

A combination of significant spinal arthritis, post-fracture foot arthritis and a sensory peripheral neuropathy of the feet are the explanation for the subtle gait changes which I was investigating.

 

 

Kevin Roberts, author of “Project 2025”, can kiss my ass

Let’s revisit some comments made by Kevin Roberts, the head of the Heritage Foundation and architect of Project 2025, when he learned Democrats were making plans to take on Project 2025. Roberts said, “Project 2025 will not be stopped,” and that Democrats are “more than welcome to try” to stop it. He concluded by saying, “We will not give up and we will win.”

Now he’s back at it. On Tuesday, Roberts was on Steve Bannon’s War room. It was minus Bannon, of course, because he’s in federal prison. Instead, Roberts was on with a guest host, Dave Brat.

“We are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be,” Roberts told Brat.

Is Roberts threatening violence against people who speak out? What if they protest? What if they vote? He’s saying it will get bloody. The more we learn about Project 2025 and the people behind it, the worse it gets.

You can see the video here.

Roberts’ comments are not something we can just move on from. They must be taken seriously. It’s one thing for conservatives to like some of the policies Trump espouses. It’s an entirely different thing to suggest they’ll use violence against people who don’t agree. Roberts’ words come in a context and that context is Project 2025.

Roberts wrote a 17-page introduction to Project 2025 called “A Promise to America.” It starts on page 34 in this document and you should find time over the long weekend when we celebrate Independence Day to read it. The Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize Roberts’ vision of America. He seems to live in a fact-free parallel universe where conservative grievances, like these, run wild:

  • “Today the Left is threatening the tax-exempt status of churches and charities that reject woke progressivism. They will soon turn to Christian schools and clubs with the same totalitarian intent.”
  • “The noxious tenets of ‘critical race theory’ and ‘gender ideology’ should be excised from curricula in every public school in the country. These theories poison our children.”
  • “the Dobbs decision is just the beginning.”
  • “A combination of elected and unelected bureaucrats at the Environmental Protection Agency quietly strangles domestic energy production through difficult-to-understand rulemaking processes.”
  • “Woke bureaucrats at the Pentagon force troops to attend ‘training’ seminars about ‘white privilege.’”
  • “When the Founders spoke of ‘pursuit of Happiness,’ what they meant might be understood today as in essence “pursuit of Blessedness.” That is, an individual must be free to live as his Creator ordained—to flourish. Our Constitution grants each of us the liberty to do not what we want, but what we ought. This pursuit of the good life is found primarily in family—marriage, children, Thanksgiving dinners, and the like.

This is just a smattering of the pithy comments Roberts weaves into his argument for a militant brand of authoritarian Christian nationalism. Read that last excerpt again—pursuit of blessedness.

Roberts styles today’s conservative movement as the heir of Ronald Reagan’s conservative movement, something it’s hard to believe the former president, a staunch proponent of the rule of law, would appreciate. Roberts billed himself as “an early American historian” who “love[s] the Constitution” on the War Room podcast. Given that, he seems shockingly unconcerned with abandoning the peaceful transfer of power and ignoring the will of the voters, because that’s what he’s talking about. He’s talking about using violence if the majority of American voters don’t agree with his vision for our country. He’s endorsing another January 6, a bloodletting if liberals won’t cave into his view of how the country should be run. If the left won’t “allow” him to have his way, he’s going to make us give in. That’s the man behind Project 2025.

Kevin Roberts and his comments warrant more than just a quick moment in the news cycle. Roberts is telling us, authoritatively, what’s in store for us if Trump returns to the White House. If you’re talking with friends about what Trump 2.0 and Project 2025 look like and they don’t believe you, if they say you’re overwrought and it won’t be all that bad, tell them they don’t have to believe you—they can hear it from the horse’s mouth.

“We are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.” Let that sink in for a minute.


Okay, I let it sink in.  I served 30 years in the Army, including a year on a place called Vietnam (it’s a couple of paragraphs in the history books) where I carried an M-16 rifle and use it daily for its intended purpose.

You want violence, asshole?  I’ll show you violence.

Ar 15 gun hi-res stock photography and images - Alamy

 

.223 bullets with a loaded magazine Several .223 caliber rounds and a loaded magazine on a white background 556 bullets stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images

MEMO TO DEMOCRATS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO SAVE THIS NATION:

I watched 20 minutes of the “debate” Thursday night and, as with many Democrats, I have spent the last few days very concerned about our nation.

Now, it’s time to get out of the blue funk and get to work with a redoubled effort to save this nation.

My support for Joe and Kamala is unwavering – period.

I have been a Democrat since the early 1950’s, and I don’t intend to let up now.  And I’m asking each one of you to redouble your efforts – and get involved, talk to your friends, family, colleagues, and do everything you can between now and November.  YOU will make the difference.

Below is information passed to me from a family member who is inside the Biden-Harris campaign that I think will be helpful to understanding the numbers and the issues, as well as some thoughts from some senior campaign people.

 “Tremendous progress can be made if we persevere through difficult challenges.”

. . .  Jimmy Carter

“These are the times that try men’s souls: the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country.” 

. . . Thomas Paine, 1776

Here’s what I know and what guides me every day:  Democracy is not guaranteed – every generation must protect it, defend it, and fight for it.

This is my fight.

This is Joe’s fight.

This is OUR fight.

So I’m asking you NOW – make it your fight.  This is the time.

America’s greatness is tied to her future – Trump is tying it to our past.  From the founders, to the suffragettes, to the civil rights movement, the common theme is hope.  And that hope for a better country for all is what should guide us in this campaign.  Whether it was the New Deal, the Great Society, or Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Chips and Science Act, and the PACT Act – it’s Democrats who have always worked to protect and provide for this country.  Since Reagan, there have been 51 millions jobs created – 49 million of those under Democrats.

The main question I’ve received is about Thursday night.  Did he have a bad night?  YesHave any of the issues in the campaign changed?  No.

Trump presents a clear and present danger to this country – and we have to work our asses off to elect Joe and Kamala.

Here is what’s coming up in the next few weeks that we need to focus on:

–       Immunity ruling from SCOTUS and this could potentially spur action in the DC/January 6th case.

–       On July 11

o   Trump sentencing in NY case

o   Biden will be hosting all of the NATO leaders at a convening in DC

o   This will be a huge opportunity to show a split screen of a convicted felon vs the leader of the free world hosting all of the NATO leaders to further protect democracy around the world and strengthen our foreign policy/alliances.  And I would expect that many of those leaders will be giving interviews supporting Biden’s reelection.

–       RNC Convention

o   During their convention, we will be rolling out Republicans for Biden.

o   Last week we saw former US Representative Adam Kinzinger come out publicly for Biden, and he will continue to travel and speak to his support for Biden and the danger of Trump.

o   While I don’t have a list of who will be the leaders of the Republicans for Biden, I suspect it will be some heavy hitters.  And if I were a betting person, I might also put some money on some of the generals who Trump has been lying about to possibly come out publicly as well.

–       Blue Wall Travelling

o   All surrogates will be on the road, especially in the blue wall states.

o   This will include many of the Democratic governors.

Information we received at meetings on Thursday that I think is interesting:

–       Reproductive rights panel

o   Polling shows voters are NOT done voting on the issue; we will define it as a choice.

o   There is the message, the messaging/messengers, and the medium.  We will have real voices from people in states with the bans – we have already had some of them do ads to show what happened in their state and can happen other places.

–       Path to 270

o   There are 7 states that are currently tied, and we need to win 3 or 4 of them.

o   Our targets are those we need to reengage and then expanding.

  • The biggest group to reach is reengagement folks.
  • These are people who trust people they already know.
  • They trust YOU – and need to hear from YOU.  Make it personal.

o   Of the 7 million votes we won by last time, it was the 45k in GA, WI, and AZ that won the election.

Points that came out immediately from Thursday night that I think are really important:

–       Arizona – Latino focus groups

o   Went heavily for Biden during/after the debate

o   Voters responded poorly to Trump; used words like “liar”, “mean”, and said things like “can’t do another 4 years with him”

o   AZ is very important in the senate races, and the Latino vote is part of that math, so this is positive for us.

–       Real time polling on key issues (abortion, January 6th, others) – voters moved in our favor and their answers followed our core messaging

Notes from the Biden-Harris campaign on Saturday:

–       Team Biden-Harris raised more than $27 million between debate day and Friday evening. Debate night saw three record-breaking hours for grassroots fundraising – including the hour following the debate which was the best one hour of grassroots fundraising since launch.

–       Across the battlegrounds, our state campaigns have received an influx of volunteer enthusiasm and support, which we are channeling into voter outreach:

o   More than three times as many people applied to work on the campaign in the 24 hours following the debate than apply on an average day.

o   Post-debate, across the battlegrounds, our rate of volunteer signups was more than three times as much as an average day.

o   In North Carolina, we had our largest event of the campaign on Friday, with thousands of people turning out to hear the president give strong and forceful remarks.

–       Flash polls from CNN538SurveyUSA, Morning Consult, and Data for Progress show what we expected: The debate did not change the horse race. This mirrors what the campaign’s internal post-debate polling showed: The president maintained his support among his 2020 voters and voters’ opinions were not changed.

o   CNN: “An 81% majority of registered voters who watched the debate say it had no effect on their choice for president, with another 14% saying that it made them reconsider but didn’t change their mind. Just 5% say it changed their minds about whom to vote for.”

o   538: “The face-off doesn’t seem to have caused many people to reconsider their vote.”

o   SurveyUSA: Continues to show a tight race between President Biden and Donald Trump, consistent with public polling averages pre-debate.

o   Morning Consult: A new large-sample, independent poll has President Biden gaining 1 point post-debate, now leading 45-44.

o   Data for Progress: Vote choice between Trump and Biden remains largely unchanged, and Biden continues to run ahead of other Democrats in a Trump matchup.

o   Geoff Garin of Hart Research: “I am finishing my second battleground state poll post-debate and both surveys show the same thing: the debate had no effect on the vote choice. The election was extremely close and competitive before the debate, and it is still extremely close and competitive today.”

–       Following the debate, our internal dials showed President Biden led Trump on key measures of being presidential, speaking to the issues that matter, and being likable by more than 20 points. Dials showed that independent voters were turned off by Trump’s personal attacks, and had deep negative feelings when Trump talked about January 6, his support for Putin, and refusing to lay out his vision for America. Our internal poll confirmed the dials: Trump’s performance left independent voters feeling less confident about his position on reproductive rights and abortion, respect for the Constitution and rule of law, and truthfulness.

–       Debate dials conducted by outside groups in Phoenix, Arizona largely confirm what we saw from internal dials. A few key takeaways:

o   “Overall, voters say that the debate for the most part didn’t change their overall outlook of either candidate.”

o   “Trump’s refusal to answer questions in a straightforward manner and his exaggerated boasting fed into perceptions that he cares more about himself than solving peoples’ issues.”

o   “Biden’s strongest moments were on matters of policy substance, and voters thought he better addressed their concerns on the issues than did Trump.”

Bottom line: Our team knows a thing or two about putting our heads down and doing the work to win hard races. This will be a very close election. It was always going to be. It will be won by breaking through and talking to voters every single day, making our case to them about just how high the stakes are and who is fighting for them. That’s what our campaign has been planning for. It’s the relentless work we’re doing on the ground to get our winning message out that makes us confident President Biden will win this race and beat Donald Trump.