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Proud Boys

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Chris Britt)

In other news, the Second District Court of Appeals has ruled -- again -- that Manhattan's district attorney can obtain Trump's tax returns.

Meanwhile, the Small Business Administration says they're finally acting on PPP forgiveness applications. It's not clear yet how quickly this will happen.

Finally, the Daily Beast reports that major GOP donors are redirecting funds to Senate candidates in the hopes of keeping control to block Biden's plans.

Top GOP money men said that efforts to shift resources to Republicans running for the Senate have been happening for weeks, as Trump’s chances have not improved—indeed, worsened—and as the party’s candidates have been dramatically outraised.

“There is no discussion among donors about giving money to the president,” said one prominent GOP donor. “The discussion among donors, bundlers and check writers is about the Senate seats.”

But among seasoned GOP operatives, the imperative to prioritize down-ballot races has only increased in recent days amid Trump’s shaky debate performance and his infection with COVID-19. The argument is one of political triage: the party must use the specter of uniform Democratic control of Washington to save more viable Republicans, not just in the Senate—where the party very well could retain control—but also the House, where continued minority status seems almost assured.

As Bob would say, don't "get happy," but they're running scared.