Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Donald Trump’s campaign isn’t accustomed to spending a lot of money, but last night, his team announced a $2 million ad buy in Pennsylvania, which hosts its presidential primary on Tuesday.
* Speaking of spending, Bernie Sanders’ campaign continues to put its massive financial advantage to use: it’s now outspending Hillary Clinton in five of the upcoming primaries over the next couple of weeks, in some instances by two-to-one margins. (Note: Sanders also outspent Clinton in New York by a two-to-one margin.)
* In Maryland, the latest Monmouth University poll shows Clinton leading Sanders, 57% to 25%.
* In Wisconsin’s closely watched Senate race, the latest Wisconsin Public Radio poll shows former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) leading incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R), 51% to 41%.
* To the surprise of no one, the Republican National Committee held its spring meeting in South Florida this week, and decided not to change its convention rules.
* In a bit of a surprise, Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.) announced yesterday she’s retiring at the end of this term, and by all appearances, she’s preparing for a gubernatorial campaign in Florida in 2018. (As Floridians probably know, Graham’s father, Bob Graham, is a legendary figure in the state who served two terms as governor in the 1980s before becoming a U.S. senator.)
* After Bernie Sanders urged his followers to contribute to Lucy Flores’ (D) congressional campaign in Nevada, they did: she’s raised $428,000 over the last three weeks.
* Colorado moving from presidential caucuses to presidential primaries would be a very good idea.
* And Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) clarified yesterday that, while he opposes Ted Cruz, the congressman will not actually commit suicide if Cruz wins the Republican nomination. Good to know. [Correction: Peter King represents a district in New York, not Florida.]
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