Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 4.22.19

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

* Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) announced this morning that he, too, is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. By my count, he’s the 17th elected official to enter the contest, the sixth current or former member of the U.S. House, and the third military veteran.

* On a related note, there’s some question about whether Moulton, who’ll be on with Rachel tonight, is holding open the possibility of running for re-election to Congress. His FEC filing suggests the Massachusetts Democrat is giving up his House seat, but a campaign spokesperson said the opposite.

* Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) presidential campaign continues to roll out major policy proposals on a nearly daily basis, and today, Team Warren unveiled an impressive “$1.25 trillion plan to reshape higher education by canceling most student loan debt and eliminating tuition at every public college.”

* The Trump campaign is reportedly shifting its business away from Jones Day, a prominent law firm, as a way to punish Don McGahn, a Jones Day partner, who shared some damaging information with Special Counsel Robert Mueller about his time as Trump’s White House counsel.

* Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) presidential campaign is experiencing a bit of a staff shake-up, with Becky Bond and her deputy, Zack Malitz, both parting ways with the congressman’s team.

* For reasons I don’t fully understand, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, eyeing an independent presidential campaign next year, unveiled a new online ad yesterday saying “the majority of Americans are Americans.” I don’t mean to sound picky, but aren’t all Americans Americans?

* And Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) has reportedly been given a clean bill of health following surgery to treat prostate cancer. This vastly increases the likelihood that the Colorado Dem will join the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates.

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.22.19