Trump campaign out $2.3 million after hack of Wisconsin GOP
- Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party that was intended for use in the president's re-election campaign, officials told the Associated Press on Thursday.
- The state party says it noticed suspicious activity a week ago and contacted the FBI last Friday.
- Andrew Hitt, the chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, says the theft puts Trump at a disadvantage in the state.
- The modified invoices directed the state GOP to send money to accounts controlled by the hackers.
- Wisconsin is considered one of the most important states in next week's presidential election.
- Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 by flipping three traditionally Democratic states in the Midwest—Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
- That might seem like a comfortable margin for the Democratic nominee, but Hillary Clinton enjoyed an identical six-point polling lead in 2016 just before Trump narrowly won the state.
How coronavirus is sinking Trump's election hopes
- Coronavirus is raging nationwide with only five days to go until Election Day. For President Donald Trump to win reelection, he's going to have to somehow do so even as cases are on the upswing in almost all the key battleground states that he won four years ago.
- There were 10 states Trump won by less than 10 points in 2016: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
- The high number of coronavirus cases can't possibly help the President in the closing stretch of the campaign.
- Our CNN/SSRS poll on Wednesday showed that Biden was more trusted to handle the coronavirus by 57% of likely voters.
- Biden has never trailed Trump in any CNN poll on who was better to handle the coronavirus crisis.
Girlfriend's account of Waukegan officer killing Marcellis Stinnette varies greatly from police narrative
- The officer who killed Stinnette was placed on administrative leave before being fired, Waukegan Police Chief Wayne Walles said Friday without identifying the lawman or detailing the "multiple policy and procedures violations" the officer allegedly committed.
- Police have accused Williams of fleeing -- after an officer approached what he thought was a suspicious vehicle -- and reversing toward another officer who exited his car after pulling her over about a half mile away.
- Edgar Navarro has not provided many details but has said Williams was driving in the direction of a Waukegan police officer when he opened fire.
- On the other side, about a 30-minute drive away, is Kenosha, Wisconsin, which played host to a high-profile police shooting this summer, when an officer opened fire on 29-year-old Jacob Blake.
Tim Curry to join 'Rocky Horror' live stream to aid Democrats
- Tim Curry will join some of his fellow "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" cast members for a live stream to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, according to a press release.
- It's just one of the reunions the organization has hosted, including the "Happy Days" cast.
- Original "Rocky Horror" stars Barry Bostwick and Nell Campbell, as well as several others, including Connie Britton, Wilmer Valderrama, Rosario Dawson, Lance Bass, Jason Alexander and David Arquette, will participate in the Rocky Horror Show Livestream on Halloween at 9 p.m. CT.
- Curry left the industry for a bit after he suffered a major stroke in 2012 and has used a wheelchair since.
- The Wisconsin Dems are hosting a "Superbad" reunion and watch party on Tuesday which will include stars Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Michael Cera.