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  1. All ads are negative, target progressives and attack the Dem ticket Philadelphia, PA $17.70m Pittsburgh, PA $ 7.50m Scranton, PA $ 4.29m Harrisburg, PA $ 4.08m Subtotal, PA $33.57m Cleveland-Youngstown $ 9.24m Cincinnati-Dayton $ 7.79m Columbus $ 4.94m Subtotal, OH $21.97m Jacksonville $ 5.93m Miami $13.39m Orlando $ 9.36m Tampa $11.82m Subtotal, FL $40.50m Total, Ads $96.04m Improve Wealth x4 $ 8.00m Total Spend $104.04m Fundraiser, NY Fundraiser, TX Rallies (all target Progressives): Brevard County Lee County Duval County Pinellas County Hillsborough County Orange County Palm Beach County Broward County Broward County Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County
  2. Granata-Benson Ticket Benson VP Schedule, Turn 4 Fundraiser, NY Fundraiser, VA Improve Wealth x4 ($8.00m) Rallies (all target moderates): Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Allegheny County, PA Allegheny County, PA Montgomery County, PA Bucks County, PA Delaware County, PA Chester County, PA Cuyahoga County, OH Cuyahoga County, OH Franklin County, OH Franklin County, OH Hamilton County, OH Montgomery County, OH Summit County, OH
  3. Granata-Benson TicketBenson VP Schedule, Turn 3 Fundraiser, CA Fundraiser, VA Improve Wealth x 4 ($8.00m) Rallies (all target moderates): Maricopa County, AZ Maricopa County, AZ Maricopa County, AZ Pima County, AZ Wake County, NC Wake County, NC Mecklenburg County, NC Guilford County, NC Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Allegheny County, PA Allegheny County, PA Montgomery County, PA Bucks County, PA Delaware County, PA
  4. Granata-Benson TicketBenson VP Schedule, Turn 1 Ads (all positive, all target Moderates): Detroit-Toledo $15.53m Cleveland-Youngstown $ 9.24m Cincinnati-Dayton $ 7.79m Columbus $ 4.94m $37.50m, 1.00 hrs Improve Wealth x4 $ 8.00m, 1.00 hrs Total spend $45.50m Fundraiser, NY (2 hrs) Fundraiser, VA (2 hrs) Rallies (all target Moderates): Cuyahoga County, OH Cuyahoga County, OH Cuyahoga County, OH Franklin County, OH Franklin County, OH Franklin County, OH Hamilton County, OH Hamilton County, OH Montgomery County, OH Summit County, OH Stark County, OH Butler County, OH Lucas County, OH Lorain County, OH
  5. The Chair is going to take the unusual step of noting the Parliamentarian's ruling with disdain and, due to the timing of it, indicate that he intends to move to appeal it at the start of the next session. The point is not well-taken [1] and it is the opinion of the Chair that this ruling sets a very bad precedent. To elaborate, Congress was set to adjourn on August 9; the Chair takes this to mean 2359 on August 9. The cloture motion was made and seconded by 0637 on August 5, substantially over 96 hours before the deadline. The only reason the vote "ran over" was due to delays in motion recognition and counting, something that is part and parcel with this process. While the Chair notes that he acted in good faith to run the vote as promptly as possible, the Chair is also deeply concerned about the possibility that a less scrupulous occupant could decide to "slow walk" motions in the last week or two of a session in an attempt to obstruct passage of legislation they disagree with. Let it just be said that passive aggression can always be an issue and it is very much my view that a presiding officer should not be able to sink a bill by stalling in the vote count in what is fundamentally a two-stage process. There is plenty of room for intentional bad behavior there. The Chair therefore foreshadows a probable amendment at the start of the next session to permit votes on passage to "run over" if cloture is initiated by a given point in time...say, somewhere in the ballpark of 96 and 120 hours before the close of the session. The Chair also notes that the Parliamentarian's intervention was not particularly timely, and further notes that this issue should have been raised as a point of order prior to or promptly following the final vote being initiated. No such point was raised by any member of the chamber, even those for whom doing so might have made for an "easy kill". The fact that such a point was raised elsewhere at the same time regarding a motion that was questionable for time under the same circumstances underscores the fact that both sides appear to have considered the vote to be "kosher". The timing of the Minority Leader's vote goes, perhaps, to draw a particularly bold line under this. It is therefore the view of the Chair that this bill should be considered to have passed. [1] In the technical sense of parliamentary procedure, not in the "I take this personally" sense. (OOC: I'm posting this more to note a very technical set of concerns and objections on the record than anything.)
  6. Granata-Benson Ticket Benson VP Schedule, Turn 1 Philadelphia, PA $17.70m Pittsburgh, PA $ 7.50m Scranton, PA $ 4.29m Harrisburg, PA $ 4.08m State College, PA $ 1.64m $35.21m, 1.25 hrs All ads are positive targeting Moderates Improve Wealth x3 $ 6.00m, 0.75 hrs Total spend $41.21m, 2.00 hrs Fundraiser, CA Fundraiser, VA Rallies, all target Moderates Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Allegheny County, PA Allegheny County, PA Allegheny County, PA Montgomery County, PA Bucks County, PA Delaware County, PA Chester County, PA Lancaster County, PA York County, PA Berks County, PA Westmoreland County, PA
  7. Passes unanimously. No point in running the spreadsheet. Off to POTUS for a signature.
  8. To the President for signature.
  9. Senate Vote Aye Nay Abstain Republicans 54 0 0 Democrats 6 40 0 Total 60 40 0 The Ayes Have It House Vote Aye Nay Abstain Republicans 241 0 0 Democrats 26 168 0 Total 267 168 0 The Ayes Have It
  10. I'll ask the Parliamentarian for a ruling on the point of order.
  11. Notwithstanding the clock, 48-hour vote on passage.
  12. Senate Vote Aye Nay Abstain Republicans 54 0 0 Democrats 11 35 0 Total 65 35 0 The Ayes Have It
  13. Senate Vote Aye Nay Abstain Republicans 16 38 0 Democrats 46 0 0 Total 62 38 0 The Ayes Have It The Chair wishes to note the irony of this vote tally. Benson I is agreed to.
  14. Motion for cloture made and seconded. 48 hour vote on cloture.
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