Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* With less than a week to go before Montana's congressional special election, Republican Greg Gianforte is facing questions about why he contributed
to a white nationalist's legislative campaign last year. "I was unaware of some of his views," Gianforte said Wednesday.
* On a related note, the House Democrats' House Majority PAC, is making a last-minute $25,000 ad buy
in support of Rob Quist's campaign. In case it's not obvious, that's not much of an investment.
* Quist, meanwhile, announced yesterday that he raised $5 million
for his campaign, which is a pretty impressive haul for a Democrat in a red state's special election.
* Speaking of congressional special elections, the DNC is hiring
10 new field staffers to help give Jon Ossoff's campaign a boost in Georgia. The special election is a month from tomorrow.
* Donald Trump is helping inspire Democratic donors to open their wallets
: the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has "already raised more money in online contributions this year ahead of the midterms than they did during all of 2015."
* A Monmouth University poll
released yesterday showed Trump's approval rating dropping to just 39%. The same poll found that a 48% plurality believe the president's approach towards Russia represents "a threat to national security." read more