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Tasty August Fare, DeSantis Hits Single Digits, Ohio Home Stretch, More Good Economic News
Happy Monday all/Welcome new subscribers!
Abundant August Fare - politics slows down in August, and so will Hopium. To keep you going during this lighter month I’ve put together a post with some of our most important recent work - briefings, presentations, discussions, pods, posts and encouragement to get involved in FL, OH and VA.
Get to these things as you can over the next few weeks. The top lines on it all - Joe Biden and the Democrats are having a very good summer, and Republican talking points are having a very bad one.
Ohio’s Last Day of Voting is next Tuesday, August 8th - You can learn more and find ways to contribute and volunteer here. Still plenty of time to sign up for a shift of calls or texts, and make a donation. Recent polling is encouraging, but we need to keep doing the work. Big thank you to everyone who has been working hard on this important election!
More Good Economic News - Lots of good news in recent days:
Second quarter GDP growth hit 2.4%, significantly higher than anticipated
Consumer confidence hit a two-year high
Another inflation measure, the PCE, came in at 2.4% annualized. This is very good news.
2nd quarter growth in Europe higher than expected
The monthly jobs report comes out this Friday. To prep be sure to check out my write-up of the last jobs report, which is full of good data and talking about the success of the Biden economic plan.
DeSantis Hits Single Digits in Ohio - Bad news for this very bad candidate keeps coming, daily it seems. The latest bit of terrible news is that we now have a poll with him in third place, and in single digits. Brutal stuff. Via 538:
Big Shout Out to Ruth Ben-Ghiat - On Friday, I was lucky enough to join the historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat for her weekly get-together with her Substack community. It was a great conversation, and I strongly recommend subscribing to her Substack, Lucid. Dr. Ben-Ghiat has been one of my most important teachers in this age of Trump, and getting to know her work is very much worth your time.
Keep working hard all - Simon