Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 7.11.16

Updated
Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
 
* Confirming the rumors, Hillary Clinton’s campaign confirmed this morning that Bernie Sanders will join her for an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, tomorrow morning. It will be their first joint appearance since a debate in mid-April, and the event will probably include an endorsement from the senator.
 
* One day after telling ABC he’s pro-choice, retired Gen. Mike Flynn reportedly told Fox News this morning he’s a “pro-life Democrat” who believes current law “should be changed.”
 
* The conservative Washington Times reported yesterday that there’s a “95 percent” chance Donald Trump will choose Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) for his ticket. Note, if this is true, it’ll have to happen quickly: the filing deadline for Indiana’s gubernatorial race is Friday, July 15. Indiana’s GOP would probably turn to Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who’s only been on the job since March. (Pence dropped his previous lieutenant governor, Sue Ellspermann, for reasons that have never really been explained.)
 
* As of today, of the 54 Republicans in the Senate, 16 of them are skipping the Republican National Convention. An additional six GOP senators remain undecided.
 
* On a related note, American Bridge 21st Century, a super PAC aligned with Democrats, will set up a makeshift “Trump museum” near the Republican National Convention, filled with thousands of articles and clips about the party’s presidential nominee. Even an old Trump Institute manual will reportedly be on display.
 
* Ahead of Trump’s campaign event in Virginia Beach today, the Clinton campaign has unveiled a minute-long video highlighting Trump’s affection for authoritarian dictators.
 
* The Congressional Progressive Caucus may be filled with Sanders supporters, but with the Vermont senator poised to end his candidacy, the CPC’s political action committee endorsed Clinton this morning.
 
* It seems hard to believe, but ABC News reported that retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is also someone Trump is considering as a possible running mate. It’s hard to imagine that working out: McChrystal appears to be a Democrat who’s opposed to the NRA’s agenda.
 
* The Trump campaign has hired Steven Cheung to lead its rapid-response operation. Cheung has worked for a variety of campaigns, though his most recent job was serving as the communications director for Ultimate Fighting Championship.
 
 
 

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 7.11.16

Updated