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Washington Update - Sep 20, 2020

Billy Moore

​Before U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, Washington seemed in a steady state. Congress was deferring major policy and spending decisions until after the election, perhaps for the balance of the year. The presidential race has been stable since the August conventions with Joe Biden holding a 7-8 point national advantage on the cusp of 50 percent and an Electoral College victory, subject to a debate reversal. Congressional campaigns were mostly headed in the Democrats’ favor. The consequence of Justice Ginsburg’s replacement has the potential to alter the trajectories of Congress and the elections.

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Washington Update - Sep 13, 2020

Billy Moore

​Washington partisans are placing big bets on the future of the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats are betting the virus remains at the top of voters’ minds and they will blame Republicans for an anemic response. Republicans are betting the pandemic moves to background as it declines and, if remains a top issue, voters will blame Democrats for not negotiating a legislative response.

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