Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 4.25.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
 
* In keeping with the recent pattern, Ted Cruz’s campaign dominated at Maine’s state Republican convention over the weekend: “Nineteen of Cruz’s slate of 20 delegates were picked for the Republican national convention, meaning that at least 19 out of the 23 delegates Maine will send to the convention in Cleveland will be Cruz supporters.”
 
* In the Democratic presidential race, Hillary Clinton is up by double digits over Bernie Sanders in Pennsylvania, but her leads in Indiana, California, and Connecticut are much smaller.
 
* In Rhode Island, one poll shows Sanders ahead by four points, while another shows Clinton ahead by nine points. We’ll find out tomorrow which one is correct.
 
* The latest PPP results show Donald Trump cruising to easy wins in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
 
* On a related note, Trump told a Connecticut audience over the weekend that the recent chatter about him becoming more presidential is wrong. “I sort of don’t like toning it down,” he said. “Isn’t it nice that I’m not one of these teleprompter guys?”
 
* In still more Trump-related news, the Republican tried on Friday to clarify his beliefs about transgender bathroom rights, but his comments didn’t make any sense.
 
* And in fundraising news, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart last month, $8.2 million to $6.2 million. Despite the Republican majority in the chamber, the NRSC has been outraised 13 of the last 15 months.
 
 

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.25.16