Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Members of Trump's transition team are required to sign
"a non-disclosure agreement to make certain they keep all of their work confidential."
* With only a few days remaining before Louisiana's U.S. Senate runoff election, a Tulane University/Lucid poll shows John Neely Kennedy (R) with a big lead
over Foster Campbell (D).
* In related news, Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in Louisiana on Friday, the day before the election, potentially giving Kennedy a last-minute boost. Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, campaigned for Kennedy in Louisiana last weekend.
* Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) announced this morning he will resign
from Congress if he's chosen as DNC chair in order to focus solely on his party duties.
* Hillary Clinton's lead in the national popular vote yesterday surpassed 2.7 million
. At some point, the political world really ought to have a conversation about this.
* There's apparently a rumor circulating that Clinton won just 57 counties. That's not even close
to being true.
* Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) has heard the chatter about members of the Electoral College voting for him when they convene on Dec. 19, but he issued a statement yesterday encouraging them not to
* With Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) likely
to become the next U.S. Ambassador to China, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is apparently interested
in a possible gubernatorial campaign in his home state. read more