Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Responding to reports about his re-election plans, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) delivered some odd remarks yesterday, in which he made clear that he is running. The underlying controversy surrounding the Virginia Republican, who parted ways with his chief of staff, is still unclear.
* After Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told a group of realtors that homeowners should be able to discriminate against LGBT buyers, the National Association of Realtors withdrew its support for his re-election bid.
* This week, two major Republican donors threatened to withhold their financial support for the party unless GOP officials approve a solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issue this year.
* Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to maintain an active role in this year’s election cycle, extending an endorsement this week to Steven Horsford’s campaign in Nevada’s 4th congressional district.
* Six months after losing his Senate campaign in Alabama, disgraced former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is filing a second lawsuit against the women who accused him of sexual misconduct.
* Our Revolution, the group that grew out of Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, continues to face internal tumult: a month after one founding board member resigned, the group is also losing Catalina Velasquez, an Our Revolution co-vice-chair.
* Remember when Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) lied about assaulting a reporter the day before his special-election victory last year? The AP reports that the head of the Montana Democratic Party yesterday requested a congressional ethics investigation into the incident.