Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 10.31.16

Updated
Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* Remember the “Daisy Ad” from 1964? The girl in the commercial, Monique Luiz, is now an adult and the star of Hillary Clinton’s newest campaign ad.

* Donald Trump told supporters yesterday Clinton would “triple the size of our country in one week” by welcoming “650 million people” into the United States. No one has any idea what he’s talking about.

* In New Mexico, which the Trump campaign has expressed an interest in, the latest statewide poll shows Clinton ahead by five, 45% to 40%.

* In Florida, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows Clinton narrowly ahead of Trump, 45% to 44%, while the latest New York Times Upshot/Siena poll found Trump ahead in the state, 46% to 42%.

* On a related note, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll found Marco Rubio (R) up by eight over Patrick Murphy (D) in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, 51% to 43%.

* In North Carolina, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll found Clinton leading Trump by six points; Roy Cooper (D) leading incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory (R) by six points; and the state’s U.S. Senate race tied between Sen. Richard Burr (R) and Deborah Ross (D).

* The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., endorsed Clinton over the weekend. It’s the first time the paper’s editorial board backed a Democratic presidential candidate in four decades.

* How serious is the Democratic ticket about competing in Arizona? Clinton will be in Phoenix on Wednesday and Tim Kaine will be in Tucson a day later.

* In Utah, the latest Salt Lake Tribune poll shows Trump in the lead, but he’s only ahead by two points in the poll over independent Evan McMullin, 32% to 30%. Clinton is third with 24%.

* At a campaign event in Arizona over the weekend, Trump whined that when Clinton said, “Wow” while reacting to the size of a recent crowd, she was copying him.

* And in one of the year’s more amusing newspaper editorials, the Roanoke Times in Virginia announced its support for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), not because the governor is doing a good job, but because the Republican has driven business out of North Carolina and into Virginia.



Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.31.16

Updated