With only a few weeks left to go before the 2020 election is final, each and every waking moment that a candidate has must be dedicated to the campaign.
If they are awake, they are traveling. If they aren’t traveling, they are preparing to travel. Packing, primping, practicing.
There is no down time in a traditional campaign. The entire effort is expended in order to engage the electorate.
That’s why the latest news out of the Kamala Harris camp is so worrisome for the vice presidential candidate.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director and a “non-staff flight crew member” involved in the campaign have tested positive for the coronavirus, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announced Thursday morning.
Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said that all in-person campaigning by the senator from California — including stops planned for today in the crucial battleground state of North Carolina — have been canceled for the rest of the week and weekend.
Dillon said the campaign learned late Wednesday night that both Liz Allen, Harris’ communications director, and a non-staff flight crew member tested positive for COVID-19.
“Senator Harris was not in close contact, as defined by the CDC, with either of these individuals during the two days prior to their positive tests; as such, there is no requirement for quarantine,” Dillon announced in a statement.
It will be interesting to see if the Harris campaign keeps the Senator off the stage for the CDC-recommended length of quarantine, as so many pundits have suggested that those in contact with President Trump be quarantined.