Russian bounties further strain Trump's bond with veterans
The relationship between the nation's military community and the Republican president has been strained repeatedly over the course of Trump's turbulent first term. Trump's relationship with the nation's military community has been frequently strained. Biden leaned into the debate Tuesday, calling the Trump administration's handling of the Russian intelligence an absolute dereliction of duty." Erik Hendriks lost his 25-year-old son in an April 2019 attack that intelligence officials believe may be tied to the Russian bounties. He admitted, however, that many of his close friends from the military community continue to support Trump.
Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts
The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Its just a total shift.The reenergized movement against racial inequality has amplified the voices of Black candidates, in some cases pushing the political debate over race into Republican-leaning areas. Democrats say they've seen a significant boost in fundraising and other engagement for candidates running on racial justice issues, and believe it could help the party flip some Republican-held districts in November. It was the kind of fundraising appeal that typically would bring in about $1.50 for every $1 a congressional campaign spent on the ad buy. Other Black candidates are seeing a similar trend, she said.