Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* The Cruz campaign continues to out-hustle the Trump campaign, as developments in Colorado make clear: “Cruz swept a third straight Congressional District convention Thursday night. All three of the delegates selected by local party members were listed on a slate put forward by the Cruz campaign.”
* In New York, the latest Emerson College poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders, 56% to 38%.
* The same pollster found Trump ahead among New York Republicans with 56% support, followed by Cruz at 22% and John Kasich at 17%.
* Speaking of the Empire State, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said yesterday, “Any New Yorker who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz should have their head examined…. Send him back where he belongs.” The congressman added, however, “[T]hat was all off the record by the way. I don’t want anyone listening. That was all off the record.” King was on a live radio show at the time.
* Asked yesterday if she’ll support Trump if he wins the Republican nomination, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) told a New Hampshire radio show yesterday, “Listen, I think, what I’ve said is, at this point I plan to support our Republican nominee.”
* In California, the new Field Poll shows Clinton leading Sanders, 47% to 41%. The state’s primary isn’t until June 7.
* Democratic officials continue to see Sen. Pat Toomey (R) as vulnerable in Pennsylvania this year, but the latest Quinnipiac poll shows him leading Katie McGinty (D), 47% to 38%.
* Nevertheless, the DSCC just announced a $1.1 million ad buy in support of McGinty.
* And in Maryland’s very competitive Democratic Senate primary, the latest Washington Post/University of Maryland poll shows Rep. Donna Edwards with a four-point advantage over Rep. Chris Van Hollen, 44% to 40%.