Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.14.18

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

* Facing the possibility of a lockout in some key California races, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is starting to intervene in some upcoming primaries, including throwing support behind Harley Rouda in Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s (R-Calif.) district.

* Remember the recent state legislative race in Virginia that was tied until a Republican prevailed when his name was pulled out of a bowl? A Washington Post  analysis found that 26 voters from that area “cast ballots in the wrong district,” possibly changing the outcome of this race.

* Speaking of intra-party contests, tomorrow is Primary Day in four states: Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

* In one of those contests, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is running as a Democrat in Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district despite his record of praising Donald Trump and condemning progressives. Morganelli now appears to have deleted many of his least-Democratic tweets.

* And speaking of the Keystone State, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) is widely seen as the favorite in tomorrow’s Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania, but to help give him a boost, Donald Trump has recorded a robocall on the congressman’s behalf. Among other things, the president touts Barletta’s hardline views on immigration as a reason to vote for him.

* In a bit of a surprise, former Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.), one of the leading Democratic candidates in Florida’s gubernatorial race, said she’d consider former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) as a possible running mate.

* The Associated Press reported over the weekend that disgraced former White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn “is campaigning for Republican candidates around the country as he awaits sentencing for lying to the FBI, an unusual and risky course that has set off speculation and head-scratching over what he hopes to accomplish.”

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 5.14.18