Megan Murphy, the Washington Bureau Chief of Bloomberg Business, revealed that according to a private donor call between Jeb Bush’s campaign staff and Bush donors, the campaign conceded to problems raising money. But according to Murphy’s reporting, the campaign is banking that Bush’s debate performance will stop the bleeding and inspire more financial support.
Republican strategist and Congressional insider John Feehery told Chris Matthews to expect a very close partnership between House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Paul Ryan might be new to the job as Speaker, but his new chief of staff, Dave Hoppe, is an old hand,” said Feehery. “He once served as chief of staff to former senate leader Trent Lott and his top deputy in Lott’s office was Sharon Soderstrom, who is now the chief of staff to Mitch McConnell.”
Feehery, once a top aide to former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, said we should “Expect a high level of communication and coordination between the new Speaker and the senate majority leader as a result.”
Amanda Terkel, the Senior Political Reporter and Managing Editor of Politics for the Huffington Post, predicted that the issue of transgender rights is going to become a more salient issue in the coming months, even likely to make waves on the 2016 campaign trail. Terkel said that a Tennessee lawmaker is preparing to introduce a bill that would bar transgender students from using the bathroom or locker room of the gender they identify with, and more of those bills will likely be popping up nationwide as there’s an increased push for LGBT equality.