Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Voters in Idaho will vote next week on Medicaid expansion, and the pro-health-care contingent just received a big boost: retiring two-term Gov. Butch Otter (R) has announced his support for the initiative.
* With time running out in Texas, the latest Quinnipiac poll shows Sen. Ted Cruz (R) hanging on to a modest lead over Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D), 51% to 46%.
* Sen. Bernie Sanders (I), running for re-election in Vermont this year, appeared at a public forum last night and would not commit to serving a full six-year term. "If I run [for president] and win, the likelihood is I will not be Vermont's senator," he explained.
* In Arizona's closely watched U.S. Senate race, a new NBC News/Marist poll, released this morning, found Kyrsten Sinema (D) with a six-point lead over Martha McSally (R), 50% to 44%. When the Green Party's candidate is added to the mix, however, Sinema's advantage shrinks to three points, 47% to 44%.
* Though most have assumed Connecticut's gubernatorial office will remain Democratic, a new Quinnipiac poll suggests it's going to be quite close: Ned Lamont (D) leads Bob Stefanowski (R) by just four points, 47% to 43%.
* In the very competitive U.S. House race in New York's 19th district, a new Monmouth University poll shows Antonio Delgado (D) ahead of incumbent Rep. John Faso (R), 49% to 44%. This is a congressional district that saw a 12-point swing from Obama to Trump between 2012 and 2016.
* Speaking of key House races, a KUTV poll in Utah's 4th congressional district found Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams (D) up by six over incumbent Rep. Mia Love (R).