Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean, who briefly considered a comeback this year, is officially neutral in the current DNC race, but the Vermonter told MSNBC yesterday he "kinda
" wants to see South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg get the gig.
* Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, conceded
yesterday that the president's claims about voter fraud in New Hampshire simply aren't supported by the evidence.
* Rep. Cheri Bustos' (D-Ill.) name has been floated as a possible gubernatorial candidate in Illinois next year, but the congresswoman announced
yesterday that she's ruling out a statewide bid.
* Republican dominance over federal offices has been very good for RNC fundraising: the party announced yesterday it raised $19.8 million
in January, its best post-election January ever.
* Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general whom Donald Trump fired after she gave the White House good advice, is now being discussed
as a possible Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Georgia -- and to date, Yates hasn't done anything to discourage the chatter.
* Kansas Democrats believe they may have a shot in next year's gubernatorial race, especially in light of Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) many failures, and with that in mind, former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer (D) launched
his campaign yesterday.
* Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) is up for re-election in Missouri next year, and in an interview late last week, the senator conceded she's concerned
about a primary challenger from the left. read more