Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 3.4.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
 
* Despite some erroneous reporting to the contrary this week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) made clear yesterday that he will not endorse anyone ahead of his state’s March 15 primary. For Marco Rubio, that’s not exactly a good sign – he, unlike Ted Cruz, hasn’t even earned the support of his own home state’s governor.
 
* With 11 days remaining before the Ohio primary, Marco Rubio and his super PAC have reserved “no advertising time” in the Buckeye State.
 
* Rubio is, however, still picking up endorsements from Republican establishment leaders. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) threw her support to the senator yesterday. She also announced she would join Rubio on the campaign trail, attending events in Kansas and Florida.
 
* John Kasich said yesterday that he not only intends to stay in the race through the Ohio primary on March 15, but that he expects to win his home state and take the nominating fight to the convention. For those keeping score, two of the final four GOP presidential candidates – Kasich and Rubio – are now counting on convention chaos to elevate them to the top of the Republican ticket.
 
* If Kasich wins Ohio and Rubio wins Florida, can Trump still win the nomination before the convention? Sure. In fact, his delegate lead would still be considerable.
 
* On MSNBC this morning, former Sen. Jim Webb, who briefly sought the Democratic presidential nomination, said he wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, but he might vote for Donald Trump.
 
* And there are several contests on tap for tomorrow: the Kansas caucuses for both parties; the Kentucky caucuses for Republicans; the Louisiana primary for both parties; the Maine Republican caucuses; and the Nebraska Democratic caucuses. (The Maine Democratic caucuses are on Sunday.) FiveThirtyEight published a brief overview of who’s favored on the GOP side.
 
 
 

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 3.4.16