Biden campaign manager @jomalleydillon is doing a live interview with Politico right now. Asked about suggestions that Biden organizers should be knocking doors in spite of the pandemic, she says door-knocking "doesn't really matter."
More from @jomalleydillon: "We spend so much time talking about tactics. But fundamentally, knocking on a door and not reaching anyone doesn't get you much except leaving a piece of left behind — you might as well send a piece of mail."
"We have over 2,500 staff across all of our battleground states directly engaging with voters, they're doing it over the phone, they're doing it via text, they're doing it online, they're meeting people where they are" and "not putting people in harm's way," @jomalleydillon adds.
O'Malley Dillon's point here is that the campaign IS having these conversations with voters and that they do matter, but they're happening through tools like phone calls and texts — not on the doors during a pandemic when people don't want to answer an unexpected knock.
Fuller transcript of O'Malley Dillon's comments on this. The explanation of why door-knock metrics don't matter is useful nuance as you all tweet about this.

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Ex-Rhode Island Rep. Claudine Schneider and other former congressional Republicans have launched Republicans for Integrity, an "ad hoc" group that will target Republican incumbents this fall. republicansforintegrity.org
Other founding members of Republicans for Integrity: ex-Rep. Kolbe (AZ), ex-Sen. Durenberger (MN), ex-Rep. Clinger (PA), and ex-Rep. McCloskey (CA). All were anti-Trump in 2016. Schneider and Durenberger openly supported Clinton.
Schneider tells me the group will not accept donations or form as a super PAC or 501c3/4. Efforts will include op-ed writing and earned media. So, not a massive media campaign. But ...
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