Senate Brief: Trump’s Trade War is Damaging Republicans’ Senate Chances

Week of Monday, July 23

IN BRIEF: In battleground states across the country, Trump’s reckless trade war is slamming key midterm voters — and throwing a wrench into Republican Senate candidates’ chances.

THREE TO WATCH:

THREE NUMBERS:

  • 2,000,000: Dollars Rick Scott inflated his fundraising haul by in the second quarter. Scott, desperate to show momentum, counted $2 million in a joint fundraising account he does not control.
  • 1,000,000: Dollars Mike Braun inflated his fundraising haul by in the second quarter. Braun loaned himself $1 million after repeatedly insisting he would not self-fund in the general election.
  • 29,200: Dollars over the legal maximum Matt Rosendale has accepted, thanks to some unethical “creative accounting” that lets his campaign “get around campaign finance laws.”

ONE FOR THE ROAD: “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” WE HAVE.

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