Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 12.9.16

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

* At a self-congratulatory rally in Iowa last night, Donald Trump noted that he was named Time’s “Person of the Year,” but he also whined a bit about the magazine switching from its previous “Man of the Year” honor.

* While Trump assured voters that he’d invest $100 million of his own money in his presidential campaign, we can apparently add this to the list of things Trump said that plainly weren’t true.

* In light of the president-elect’s recent tweets, it doesn’t look great that Boeing is contributing $1 million in support of Trump’s inaugural festivities. Note, however, that that company has said it committed the money before the Republican started attacking Boeing this week.

* A week after Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D) bid to become House Minority Leader fell short, the Ohio Democrat is now eyeing a gubernatorial campaign. Incumbent Gov. John Kasich’s (R) second term ends in 2018, and term limits prevent him from running again.

* Speaking of Democrats and gubernatorial campaigns, New Mexico Democrats were pushing Sen. Tom Udall (D) to run for governor in 2018, but the senator announced this week that he intends to stay on Capitol Hill.

* As if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hasn’t been humiliated enough lately, multiple reports yesterday indicated that Trump has decided not to give him the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee.

* Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) decided to blast Madison, his state’s capital during a Fox News interview, calling the city a “communist community.” On Twitter, the far-right congressman added, “For those offended by my ‘communist’ comment, I’ll send a therapy dog to your ‘safe place’ of choice in Madison.” Paul Soglin, the city’s mayor, responded by calling Duffy a “moron.”

* How did the various pollsters perform in the 2016 elections? There will likely be plenty of analyses in the coming months, but the Washington Post’s John Sides took a crack at it.



Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 12.9.16

Updated