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New from me @TheSpectator:

My Christmas wishlist is fairly simple–I'd love for a ban on @tiktok_us, a Chinese spyware system that's being used by the CCP to spy on Americans

Read on for how I could get my wish!…

What do Santa Claus and the Chinese Communist Party have in common?

They both see you when you’re sleeping, and they both know when you’re awake — especially if you have communist spyware like @tiktok_us installed on your phone!…

Whether you’re a teenage girl or a government employee with a top secret clearance, @tiktok_us wants to brainwash you and steal your secrets — maybe even both!…

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We watched 135+ debates so you didn’t have to — and Democrats said some crazy things.

Here are some of the most insane debate moments from Democrats this cycle.

Minnesota Democrat Rep. Angie Craig: “I will never stop standing up for Big Pharma and standing against my constituents!” #MN02
Oregon Democrat Tina Kotek called for "meth stabilization center[s]" in Portland — "in addition to making [full drug decriminalization] work." #ORGov

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On media call, Abbott campaign says it expects turnout to go over 10M, as high as 10.6 or as low as 9.8.

2020 turnout was 11.3, 2018 was 8.4 #TXGOV
"Every indication we have, we're gonna win Tarrant County," Abbott strategist Dave Carney says. He adds they "feel very good" about Tarrant, but "it's competitive, not trying to slough if off, it's going to be a battle." #TXGOV
Carney says they feel "spectacularly positive" about South Texas. On the three targeted congressional races, he says: "We can win all three of them today. They're all within victory." #TXGOV #TX15 #TX28 #TX34
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So this is fascinating.…

Greg Abbott leads Beto O'Rourke by only 4 points among registered voters in Texas.

But Abbott leads O'Rourke by 8 points among people who are DEFINITELY GOING TO VOTE.

It doesn't matter who you like if you don't definitely vote!
Likewise, in Utah, Evan McMullin is only 1 point behind Mike Lee among REGISTERED voters. But he’s 12 points behind among LIKELY voters.

Translation: it doesn’t matter who you’d rather see in office if you don’t get off your behind and VOTE.…
And looking at the #TXGov poll again, you can see the education gap among white voters at work again.

O'Rourke leads Abbott 49-47 (+2) among white voters with degrees.

But O'Rourke gets blown out by Abbott 27-66 (-39) among white voters without degrees.…
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Gun violence and crime are key issues for voters this cycle – and Democrats are effectively flipping the script by highlighting that it's the MAGA Republican agenda that puts profits for gun manufacturers ahead of public safety that’s responsible.

(h/t @POLITICOPro) 🧵
Last night, @Everytown released a new ad in #WISen highlighting how @RonJohnsonWI has enabled rising violence and new polling that shows the vast majority of Wisconsin voters support stronger gun safety laws that he’s continually opposed.
In #SC01, pediatrician and @MomsDemand vol @AnnieAndrewsMD’s first TV ad shows how gun violence devastates families and erases far too many lives – and yet her opponent @NancyMace votes against bipartisan gun safety bills.
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Just a reminder: Bexar Co. (Texas) Sheriff Javier Salazar had to look into three cases of child sex abuse at Freeman migrant detention center after #TXGov @GovAbbott threatened to close it in April 2021.
The migrant detention center in San Antonio, Texas, was toured by @JoaquinCastrotx in April 2021 after @GregAbbott_TX said he wanted to close it after sexual abuse allegations. (2)
I don't see @sheriffsalazar mention why migrants might not want to stick around San Antonio, Texas, after his own investigation into sex abuse at a migrant center. (3)
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Wow, even for midterms, this is a new one.

@EchelonInsights poll of #TXGov (813 LV, 8/31-9/7):

@GregAbbott_TX: 48%
@BetoORourke: 46%

Biden underwater at 41-58 in TX (47-52 nationally)…
@EchelonInsights @GregAbbott_TX @BetoORourke Okay, now some other good insights from this.

#AZSen and #AZGov:

@KariLake: 40%
@KatieHobbs: 50%

@bgmasters: 37%
@CaptMarkKelly: 52%

(773 LV, Biden approvals at 40-59)
#GASen and #GAGov:

@ReverendWarnock: 50%
@HerschelWalker: 40%

@staceyabrams: 48%
@BrianKempGA: 47%

(751 LV, Biden approvals: 43-55)
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.@JohnCornyn disapproval doubles among Republicans, from 17% in April to 34% now. (Poll was conducted June 16-24; gun bill passed Congress June 23/24.)…
Overall, Cornyn net approval went from -7 in April to -26 now:…
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Abbott strategist @granitewinger debriefs with reporters, predicting "known-down, drag-out fight" against @BetoORourke. He says Abbott will spend more than $100M.

"We're gonna take the wood to this guy," Carney says. "We're not gonna take him off the mat." #TXGOV
Will Abbott shift to the middle for the general election? "Greg Abbott's never shifted on an issue for elections, ever," Carney says.
How much influence does @DonHuffines have over Abbott going forward? "Who?" Carney asks.

More seriously, Carney says he hopes Huffines stays engaged "and spends some of his money to help candidates win in the general election."
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If O'Rourke couldn't win in 2018, he's going to have a very difficult time winning in 2022, a better year for Republicans. #TXgov
And as @AlexSamuelsx5 and Mary Radcliffe wrote, this may be O'Rourke's last chance to run for something before he's considered a joke candidate:…
O'Rourke is young. He'd have been smarter to wait for 2026 or 2030—whenever there's next a Republican president, and also when Texas will have shifted even bluer than it is now. #TXgov
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THREAD: On the first day of early voting in Texas, a few civic-minded goodies from your friends at @texastribune👇
#txlege #txsen #txgov #tx2018
@TexasTribune From @AlexSamuelsx5 @rdmurphy: Everything you need to know about casting a ballot in Texas in the 2018 midterms…
#txlege #txsen #txgov #tx2018
@TexasTribune @AlexSamuelsx5 @rdmurphy From @rdmurphy: Every single candidate on the ballot in Texas in statewide, congressional, legislative and State Board of Education races…
#txlege #txsen #txgov #tx2018
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