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It’s Groundhog Day and we’re all again in 2015:
Former President Trump is plowing forward with the announcement of his 2024 presidential marketing campaign right this moment after teasing it for fairly a while, regardless of some hesitancy from fellow Republicans about his timing.
Why the timing isn’t best:
- Republicans simply had a weak exhibiting in final week’s midterms elections, and a few partially blame Trump.
- Georgia’s Senate race is headed to a Dec. 6 runoff. Trump’s announcement may encourage Democratic voters and damage GOP turnout.
- Subsequent week is Thanksgiving. Trump is making his announcement a lot sooner than presidential bulletins are normally made, and it might not make a giant splash.
- As soon as Trump makes his 2024 candidacy official, the Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC) can now not assist pay his authorized payments.
^ Extra on Republicans’ worries about how Trump’s announcement may have an effect on Georgia’s senate runoff: From The Hill’s Al Weaver
WHY THE GOP IS IN AN UMCOMFY SPOT FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT:
“The GOP [is] conscious of the vise-like grip Trump maintains on the conservative base however are additionally involved that Trump may show to be a legal responsibility among the many broader citizens, which has already rejected him as soon as.”
Republican challengers might really feel emboldened — GOP strategist Saul Anuzis’s tackle the scenario: “That Trump’s affect could also be waning may show problematic ought to he transfer ahead with a marketing campaign announcement on Tuesday. Months in the past, it appeared probably that Trump may scare off most potential major challengers by saying a marketing campaign of his personal, Anuzis mentioned. Now, there could also be extra of an urge for food amongst GOP luminaries to problem him.”
The scenario for Republican challengers, through The Hill’s Max Greenwood and Brett Samuels
FIVE QUESTIONS HANGING OVER TRUMP’S POTENTIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY:
1. “Will Trump really declare his candidacy?”
2. “Do any main networks carry the occasion reside?”
3. “Does he assault different Republicans?”
4. “How defensive is he in regards to the midterm outcomes?”
5. “Are there any surprises?”
What we learn about every of these questions, from The Hill’s Niall Stanage
Watch Trump’s 2016 presidential announcement
Watch Trump’s 2020 reelection marketing campaign announcement
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🗳 Midterm outcomes
Any updates since yesterday?:
Republicans are millimeters away from securing a majority within the Home, needing only one extra seat to make it official.
The rely: Republicans have gained 217 Home seats; Democrats have gained 204. Whichever get together reaches 218 seats controls the Home. Btw: 14 Home races have nonetheless not been known as.
The New York Instances graphic of which seats are nonetheless uncalled
ARIZONA’S HIGH-PROFILE GUBERNATORIAL RACE HAS BEEN CALLED:
A number of information retailers have projected that Democrat Katie Hobbs has defeated Republican Kari Lake within the race for Arizona governor.
Outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) had some enjoyable with this consequence: Lake had tweeted a letter final month that mockingly thanked Cheney for her “anti-endorsement.” Nicely: Cheney reposted that tweet yesterday including, “you’re welcome, @KariLake.” See the complete tweets
‘INSIDE KARI LAKE’S WAR ROOM, WHERE REPUBLICANS ARE GRAPPLING WITH DEFEAT’:
“The subdued temper marks a reversal from simply days earlier, when the GOP gubernatorial nominee in Arizona was readying a transition crew.” From The Washington Put up’s Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Isaac Stanley-Becker
‘‘THE WEIRDEST ELECTION I’VE EVER BEEN A PART OF’: HOW THE GOP ALMOST BLEW THE HOUSE’:
From Politico’s Ally Mutnick, Sarah Ferris and Elena Schneider
TIDBIT ABOUT THE VOTE COUNTS:
The Cook dinner Political Report’s Dave Wasserman tweeted: “The U.S. simply surpassed 102 million Home votes counted, per @CookPolitical’s tracker. Republicans’ lead is right down to 4.5%.” Graphic
TIDBIT ON CAPITOL HILL:
Right here’s a photograph of Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assembly with the incoming Republican senators. Picture from The New Republic’s Grace Segers
And right here’s a photograph of Sen.-elect John Fetterman (D-Pa.) arriving on the Capitol: From ABC Information’s Allison Pecorin
Getting into the ring:
Former Home Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) introduced on Monday that he’ll run for speaker of the Home, difficult Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for the position.
Biggs mentioned on Newsmax: “We’ll see if we are able to get the job completed and the votes. It’s going to be powerful. I imply, Kevin — Kevin has raised some huge cash and completed numerous issues. However this isn’t nearly Kevin. I feel it’s in regards to the institutional course and trajectory.”
Logistically how the vote will work: “McCarthy must win a majority of votes from Home GOP members in a secret-ballot election on Tuesday to safe his convention’s nomination for the submit. After that, all Home members will vote on the ground on the primary day of the brand new Congress in January, when McCarthy would want a minimum of 218 votes to safe the Speakership, assuming all 435 members are sworn in that day.”
Watch Biggs’s full interview on Newsmax
‘THE NOT-SO-LAME DUCK SESSION’:
“Democrats are eyeing votes on same-sex marriage protections and electoral reforms.” Extra on what to anticipate within the subsequent month, through Vox’s Li Zhou
‘LAWMAKERS FACE FUNDING CRUNCH BEFORE EXPECTED GOP TAKEOVER OF HOUSE’:
Congress has till Dec. 16 to move a authorities funding invoice to keep away from a shutdown. What to anticipate
HOW IS ANTHONY FAUCI FEELING ABOUT THE MIDTERM OUTCOME:
“Anthony Fauci says he’s not respiration a sigh of reduction that Republicans — who vowed to analyze him in the event that they retook the Senate — didn’t win the bulk within the higher chamber, as a result of he has ‘no downside in any respect’ testifying earlier than Congress.”
Fauci instructed The Hill’s Judy Kurtz: “I’ve nothing to cover in any respect, regardless of the accusations that I’m hiding one thing … I’ve nothing that I couldn’t clarify clearly to the nation and justify.”
🦠 The COVID-19 numbers
Circumstances up to now: 97.8 million
Loss of life toll: 1,070,947
Present hospitalizations: 11,468
Photographs administered: 646 million
Absolutely vaccinated: 68.6 % of Individuals
CDC information right here.
Hiya and welcome!:
C-SPAN’s Howard Mortman tweeted a video of President Biden’s arrival in Bali, Indonesia, the place he was greeted with a dance. Watch
The Home and Senate are in. President Biden is in Indonesia. Vice President Harris is in Washington, D.C., with no public occasions scheduled.
- In a single day: Biden attended the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.
- 5:15 a.m.: Biden met with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
- 7:30 a.m.: Biden attended a Group of 20 summit dinner.
- 11 a.m.: The Senate met.
- 1 – 2 p.m.: The Home votes. Immediately’s Home agenda
All occasions Jap.
📺What to observe
- This morning: Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Nationwide Counterterrorism Middle Director Christine Abizaid testified on world terror threats. Watch
🥣 In lighter information
Immediately is Nationwide Raisin Bran Cereal Day.
And to go away you on a contented notice, right here’s a canine explaining its strongest opinions in life.