Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* The new national Bloomberg Politics poll shows Hillary Clinton with a big lead over Bernie Sanders, 55% to 30%. That’s up significantly from September, though two months ago, the poll included Vice President Biden.
* Marco Rubio continues to add to his list of congressional endorsements, picking up support yesterday from Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah).
* Ted Cruz is adding to his endorsement list, too, with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) throwing his backing to the Texas senator yesterday.
* In Wisconsin, the latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Ben Carson leading the Republicans’ 2016 field with 22%, followed by Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, who are tied at 19% each.
* The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are moving forward with a data-centric “Majority Project,” intended to help the party retake the House majority. Much of the effort is built around the DCCC’s “Revere” database, described as “a sweeping database to cull past and present polling, voter files, media advertising history and population trends for every competitive House district in the country.”
* Remember John Kasich’s plan for an agency that would push “Judeo-Christian” Western values abroad? The Ohio governor is starting to walk back the idea.
* Rand Paul is apparently so fond of using a bogus Patrick Henry quote that he keeps repeating it, even after being told it’s not true.
* And CNN this morning announced its criteria for the next debate for the Republican presidential candidates. A kids-table debate for the poorly performing candidates will be part of the evening. Though the CNN report didn’t include the date of the next gathering, I believe it’s Dec. 15.