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Ohio swing voters view Beto as Trump's biggest young threat

Beto O'Rourke at a rally in Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Among the younger 2020 candidates, Ohio swing voters think Donald Trump should be most concerned if Beto O'Rourke is the Democratic nominee — but they're not sure he can beat him.

Between the lines: This was another takeaway from the Engagious/FPG focus group I watched last week. Participants were shown 2-minute video clips from O'Rourke, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, and Pete Buttigieg and asked to score them based on who Trump should be most concerned about heading into his re-election.

Court packing: Where the 2020 candidates stand

Supreme Court
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Many 2020 candidates have been flirting with the idea of expanding the Supreme Court, while others have fully rejected the idea.

Backdrop: The Constitution allows Congress to change the number of justices that sit on the court. Historically, the number has flexed 7 times. In recent years, Democrats have had little success to push their picks through: Republicans blocked President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and pushed Justice Brett Kavanaugh's controversial nomination through.