Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 12.15.17

Updated

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

* Alabama’s Roy Moore (R) still hasn’t conceded the Senate race he lost a few days ago, but even Donald Trump thinks he should.

* In the meantime, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a digital ad campaign, using Moore’s radicalism to go after vulnerable 2018 Republican candidates.

* As Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) moves forward with his gubernatorial campaign, the Detroit Free Press reports he’s “loaded his taxpayer-funded office payroll with Republican campaign activists.”

* After his federal corruption case ended in a mistrial, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ahead of his 2018 re-election campaign, is practically daring prosecutors to try again.

* Though next year’s U.S. Senate race in Mississippi looks like a longshot for Democrats, party leaders have a candidate in mind whom they believe can compete in the statewide race: Brandon Presley, the Mississippi public service commissioner.

* In nearly every controversy involving politicians and sexual misconduct, the accused is a man, but in Kansas, congressional hopeful Andrea Ramsey (D) is ending her candidacy “after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances.”

* And if you haven’t seen it, state Sen. Richard Ojeda, a Democratic congressional candidate in West Virginia, unveiled a very effective introductory video this week, which has generated considerable chatter in political circles. That said, it’s also worth noting that Ojeda is running in the reddest district in a red state, which means his candidacy faces long odds.

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 12.15.17

Updated