Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Tuesday morning

Biden team threatens legal action over stalled transition; Trump plans to form a PAC.

Breakfast Briefing: 5 things for PR pros to know on Tuesday morning

Stalled transition might see legal action from Joe Biden’s team. If the General Services Administration fails to make an official determination that Biden has won the election, “legal action is certainly a possibility, but there are other options as well that we're considering," an unidentified Biden-Harris transition official said Monday night on a telephone briefing with reporters.

President Donald Trump is planning to form a PAC. The so-called leadership political action committee will be a federal fundraising vehicle that will potentially let him retain his hold on the Republican Party, even when he is out of office. Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said Trump is doing this to "support candidates and issues he cares about, such as combating voter fraud.” Trump is expected to make an announcement about the PAC this week, according to The New York Times

Brunswick is supporting two big IPOs. The agency is helping DoorDash and Airbnb with communications for their planned IPOs. DoorDash’s IPO is set to take place before the end of the year, sources told Bloomberg; and Reuters reported that Airbnb’s offering should be announced this week with plans to debut in December on the New York Stock Exchange.

A tasty deal. The Justice Department has given Uber’s acquisition of food delivery company Postmates the green light, Axios reported. The DOJ had been scrutinizing the $2.65 billion all-stock deal over antitrust concerns as the food delivery sector undergoes consolidation.

A McDonald’s cup controversy is brewing on TikTok. One of the fast-food chain’s employees (@mykah.mykah) posted a video claiming all of McDonald’s cups hold the same amount of any drink and he showcased it by pouring Coke from a small cup into a medium and then a large. The video has been viewed more than 1 million times and has 12,000 comments. Some users argue Coke was poured into the cups ahead of time, but others say the video is legitimateIn other McDonald’s news, on Monday the chain unveiled a new growth strategy called Accelerating the Arches that includes a refreshed purpose; and the McPlant was introduced to the world.


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