Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Donald Trump remained preoccupied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) ethnicity last night, and after calling her “Pocahontas” at a campaign rally in Montana, the president described a scene at a debate in which he’d offer the senator $1 million to take a genetics test.
* Facing allegations of sexual misconduct, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (R) is facing pressure from several state GOP leaders, including Gov. Eric Holcomb, to resign.
* Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) clarified an earlier statement yesterday about his party’s neo-Nazi congressional candidate near Chicago, saying he wants local residents to “vote for anybody” other than the GOP nominee.
* In response to a significant backlash, the Rhode Island Democratic Party yesterday rescinded two endorsements, including one of a Trump voter running as a Dem in a state House district.
* A progressive group called Demand Justice is reportedly launching a multimillion-dollar campaign in the Supreme Court fight, and it’s targeting much of its focus on Maine and Alaska, no doubt in the hopes of influencing Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
* California Republicans are struggling badly this year, but they’re hoping a ballot initiative to rescind a new state gas tax – implemented to improve California infrastructure – will give the GOP a boost.
* Trump continues to tell audiences that he’s the first Republican presidential candidate to win Wisconsin since 1952. That’s not even close to being correct.
* And in the wake of a serious car accident, Katie Arrington, the South Carolina Republican who defeated Rep. Mark Sanford in a recent primary, is scheduled to speak with reporters about her recovery this afternoon.