Nov 27, 2017

Retired marine launches write-in campaign to challenge Roy Moore

Roy Moore is Alabama's Republican candidate for Senate. Photo: Brynn Anderson / AP

Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby will launch a write-in campaign for the Alabama Senate seat, challenging Roy Moore, whose campaign has been mired in controversy since sexual assault allegations against him surfaced in early November.

The big picture: The election is on Dec. 12, and Busby has next to no chance of winning, but with many prominent Republicans distancing themselves from Moore, there has been speculation about a write-in candidate that voters who don't approve of Moore but don't want to vote Democratic could support.

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Serological coronavirus testing could be key to economic reopening

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

America's economy won't reopen anytime soon, despite frantic CEO whispers, but a glimmer of hope may be emerging in the form of serological testing.

Why it matters: Serologic tests aren't to determine whether or not you're infected with coronavirus. They are to determine if you have potential immunity that could allow you to safely return to work.

Government tech struggles to dole out coronavirus stimulus cash

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Tech challenges are hampering federal and state government efforts to get funds from the $2 trillion coronavirus relief law into the hands of newly unemployed workers and struggling small businesses who need it.

Why it matters: Many businesses and individuals need the money now for essentials, including meeting payroll and paying rent.

U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll passes 9,600

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Recorded deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 9,600 in the U.S. on Monday, per Johns Hopkins data. More than 1,000 people in the U.S. have died of coronavirus-related conditions each day since April 1.

Why it matters: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Sunday the coming week will be "the hardest and saddest week of most Americans' lives" — calling it our "our Pearl Harbor, our 9/11 moment."

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