Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.
* According to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, 90% of consistent Bernie Sanders supporters are backing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
* Though Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership, he’s now shifting his posture to coincide with Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the trade agreement.
* Donald Trump says he’d consider Michael Flynn, a controversial retired Army general, to be his Secretary of Defense if elected, but no matter what happens in the election, that won’t happen: Flynn isn’t eligible for the Pentagon post.
* Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-Independent, will reportedly endorse Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention this week.
* Ambassador Chris Stevens’s mother is publicly objecting to Trump’s and the GOP’s partisan exploitation of her son’s death in 2012. “I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection,” Mary Commanday wrote in a New York Times letter to the editor. “I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign.”
* With the White House supporting Kamala Harris’s (D) U.S. Senate campaign in California this year, her rival, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D), is trying to make this into a racial controversy because Harris and President Obama are both African American.
* A WMUR poll in New Hampshire, which was released late last week, shows Clinton narrowly leading Trump, 39% to 37%.
* About a week ago, at the event in New York in which Trump introduced his running mate, the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” played over the loudspeaker. Last week in Cleveland, after Trump’s convention speech, we were treated to the same song. I’m not sure Republicans have thought this one through.