Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* Former Gov. Jen Bush reportedly told donors in Miami Beach over the weekend that he believes “his political action committee had raised more money in 100 days than any other modern Republican political operation.”
* Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network that the constitutional argument for marriage equality is “ridiculous and absurd.”
* Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has not yet made his 2016 plans clear, but Democratic strategist Tad Devine, who is advising Sanders, told msnbc the senator is only “days away from making a decision.”
* The Clinton Foundation continues to reject allegations of cronyism for which there is no proof, but it acknowledged yesterday that it made “mistakes” on tax forms. The Foundation’s acting CEO, Maura Pally, added, “But we are acting quickly to remedy them, and have taken steps to ensure they don’t happen in the future.”
* Apparently looking for new ways to raise the rhetorical temperature in the presidential race, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told far-right Iowans over the weekend, “There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the Biblical teaching on marriage.” He added that “there is no room for Christians in today’s Democratic Party.”
* New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) wife has stepped down from her lucrative post at an investment firm, reinforcing suspicions that the governor will soon launch a presidential campaign.
* And former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), a likely Hillary Clinton rival, is headed overseas this week to deliver a couple of paid speeches in London and Dublin.