Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* I'll have more on this
a little later today: "The Supreme Court ruled Monday that racial considerations pervaded the way North Carolina lawmakers drew congressional maps after the 2010 Census in order to maximize Republicans' advantage."
* Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) traveled to Montana
yesterday to campaign in support of Rob Quist, the Democratic candidate in the state's congressional special election. The vote is this Thursday. "The eyes of the country, actually eyes all over the world, are on the great state of Montana," Sanders told a sizable crowd.
* On a related note, Quist's closing message
goes after the Republican health care plan for gutting protections for those with pre-existing conditions, while delivering a tax cut for the wealthy.
* In Virginia, one of only two states to host gubernatorial elections this year, the latest Washington Post
/George Mason poll
shows both of the Democratic candidates -- Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello -- with double-digit leads over the likely Republican nominee, Ed Gillespie. According to the survey, Perriello leads Gillespie in a hypothetical match-up by 13 points, while Northam is up by 11 points.
* In an interesting sign of the times, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who represents a district Donald Trump lost badly, wants it to be known
he was the first congressional Republican to publicly broach the subject of presidential impeachment.
* In California yesterday, state Democrats apparently elected
state party vice chairman Eric Bauman to serve as the new chairman, edging out Kimberly Ellis, a Bernie Sanders supporter from the Bay Area, Ellis, however, has not conceded the race, and has "been in touch with attorneys." read more