5. Early voting starts now!:
Which means that the political environment, nationally and in swing states, starts to really matter.
That is bad news for President Donald Trump as his approval rating remains mired in the low 40s — anchored down by his handling of the coronavirus.
It’s also a reminder that Election Day, especially this year, is more like election month.
4. The Bloomberg Effect:
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t done dipping into his massive personal fortune to beat Trump in the fall.
Bloomberg will spend upwards of $100 million in Florida alone between now and Election Day, a massive sum in a state that Trump won in 2016 and simply cannot afford to lose in November.
Any doubt whether Bloomberg will actually spend what he says should have been cleared up by the $1 billion — yes, BILLION — he spent on his own campaign for the Democratic nomination between November 2019 and March 2020.
Trump, who has long been bothered by Bloomberg’s wealth and time as mayor of his hometown, immediately responded to the Florida spending news.
“I thought Mini Mike was through with Democrat politics after spending almost 2 Billion Dollars, and then giving the worst and most inept Debate Performance in the history of Presidential Politics,” tweeted Trump in a feat of insecurity, um,…
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