Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* In New Hampshire, PPP now shows a very tight race in the Democratic presidential primary, with Hillary Clinton narrowly leading Bernie Sanders, 44% to 42%.
* Speaking of Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner picked up another union endorsement, with North America’s Building Trades announcing support yesterday for Clinton and her infrastructure plan.
* Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has agreed to participate in the upcoming CNN debate, despite the fact that the network isn’t going to pay him $5 million to be there.
* Speaking of Trump, the New York Republican vowed yesterday to release his medical records at some point over the next two weeks. Trump said the materials “will show perfection.”
* Jeb Bush’s super PAC has produced a 15-minute documentary on the Florida Republican, which will be posted online tomorrow. The plan, apparently, is to eventually air it on television, too.
* Marco Rubio will host a campaign event in New Hampshire today, his 12th in the Granite State this year. Among all Republican presidential candidates, Rubio is now tied with Scott Walker for New Hampshire appearances – and Walker quit months ago.
* Speaking of Rubio, the Florida senator shared some theological thoughts with voters in Iowa the other day, arguing that terrorist attacks such as 9/11 and the recent Paris shootings are part of a divine plan. “The question was how could God allow these bad things to happen? It always challenges us to understand that God’s ways are not our ways,” Rubio said. “What we may interpret as bad, and most certainly is in the case of Paris or 9/11, even that is part of a broader plan for the universe and for our lives that we’re just not going to know the answer to. God’s ways are not our ways.”
* And the Republican Party of Florida this week finalized its presidential primary ballot, which will apparently exclude former New York Gov. George Pataki (R).