Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 7.15.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
 
* After Republicans announced that former NFL quarter Tim Tebow will appear at the party’s national convention, Tebow himself denied it yesterday.
 
* In Florida, the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows Sen. Marco Rubio (R) with a modest lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy (D), 47% to 44%.
 
* In Colorado, the same poll shows Sen. Michael Bennet (D) with a big lead over Darryl Glenn (R), 53% to 38%. A new Fox News poll shows the Democrat up by an identical margin.
 
* In North Carolina, the NBC poll offers Republicans good news in the Senate race, where incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R) is up by seven points, but bad news in the gubernatorial race, where incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory (R) now trails state A.G. Roy Cooper (D) by four points.
 
* Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said he might reconsider supporting Trump now that he’s chosen Mike Pence as his running mate. Kirk’s spokesperson added soon after that the senator won’t change his mind, even if he said the opposite.
 
* In Wisconsin, the latest Marquette poll shows former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) leading incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R) by a modest margin, 49% to 44%.
 
* In Kansas, a new KSN poll conducted by SurveyUSA shows Trump leading Clinton in the state, 47% to 36%, which looks good for the Republican until you realize Mitt Romney won Kansas by 22 points.
 
* On a related note, the same poll found Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) with a favorability rating of just 22% among his red-state constituents.
 
* There’s something oddly appropriate about Brexit leader Nigel Farage agreeing to attend the Republican convention next week. Note, Farage recently stepped down as leader of the right-wing U.K. Independence Party.
 
 
 

Friday's Campaign Round-Up, 7.15.16