Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 1.11.19

Updated

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* After his initial attempt at an apology fell short, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) again yesterday expressed his regret in response to women who endured sexual harassment while working for his 2016 presidential campaign.

* In Texas, the Tarrant County Republican Party considered removing Shahid Shafi, a trauma surgeon and Southlake City Council member, as the local GOP’s vice chairman because he’s Muslim. Yesterday, local Republican officials decided to let him keep his post.

* In 2020 news, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will reportedly make a trip to Iowa next weekend. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is preparing a similar trip.

* On a related note, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) has scheduled a few events in New Hampshire, where he’ll be in a couple of weeks.

* Virginia’s Corey Stewart, a controversial failed candidate for governor and U.S. Senate, announced this week that he’s leaving politics “for the foreseeable future.”

* The latest Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina found Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in hypothetical 2020 presidential match-ups, and the Republican tied Elizabeth Warren.

* And on the heels of his failed congressional campaign, West Virginia’s Richard Ojeda (D) resigned yesterday as a state senator in order to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. West Virginia’s Republican governor will appoint his replacement.