Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* For the first time in the history of the newspaper, USA Today
's editorial board published a piece
urging readers not to vote for a specific presidential candidate. "This year, the choice isn't between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences," today's piece read. "This year, one of the candidates -- Republican nominee Donald Trump -- is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency."
* On a related note, the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune
, which nearly always backs the Republican nominee, threw its support
to Libertarian Gary Johnson today.
* Healy Baumgardner, a Florida-based national surrogate for the Trump campaign, announced this morning she's quitting. "It is clear the campaign is now going in a direction I am no longer comfortable with and I have decided to move on," she said
* Jason Miller, Trump's senior communications adviser, fielded questions yesterday from MSNBC's Chuck Todd on why the campaign takes unscientific online polls so seriously. Miller's attempts at answering did not go well
* On Monday, Trump said Lester Holt did a "great job" at the debate. Yesterday, reflecting on the debate, the GOP nominee argued
, "I had to put up with the anchor and fight the anchor all the time on everything I said." Trump now believes the debate was "a rigged deal."
* In Florida, a new Mason-Dixon poll shows Hillary Clinton leading
Trump, 46% to 42%. Last month, the same poll showed Clinton ahead by just two in the Sunshine State.
* In New Hampshire, a new MassINC Polling Group poll for WBUR-FM shows Clinton ahead
in the Granite State, 42% to 35%, in a four-way contest. In a head-to-head match-up, Clinton's lead grows to nine points.
* In Michigan, a new Detroit News
shows Clinton up by seven in a four-way race, 42% to 35%.
* With polls showing Trump in the lead in Ohio, will the Clinton campaign give up on the state and focus resources elsewhere? That's a distinct possibility
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