Happy Wednesday! First off, a quick correction from yesterday’s newsletter. Only one of the two Senate races in Georgia—the special election to replace retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson—operated under a “jungle primary” system this year. The Perdue/Ossoff race is also heading to a runoff because neither candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
As widely predicted last week, President Trump officially fired Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs via tweet. Krebs had spent the past several weeks debunking many of Trump’s false claims about widespread voter fraud.
Sen. Chuck Grassley—president pro tempore of the Senate—announced yesterday he tested positive for the coronavirus. Grassley, 87, said he’s “feeling good” and that he “look[s] fwd to resuming [his] normal schedule soon.”
Senate Republicans failed to advance the confirmation of Judy Shelton—President Trump’s controversial nominee for the Federal Reserve’s board of governors—after Sens. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lamar Alexander announced their opposition. Shelton has in the past advocated for an open border with Mexico and endorsed the idea of returning to the gold standard.