Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 10.11.18

Updated

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

* In Florida’s gubernatorial race, Ron DeSantis (R) insisted yesterday that his opponent, Andrew Gillum (D), is “running on impeaching Donald Trump.” For the record, governors don’t have anything to do with Congress impeaching a president, making this a strange thing to say.

* On a related note, Senate hopeful Mitt Romney said this week, “I don’t think it makes sense to be talking about impeachment, not for a sitting president.” Does Romney think it’d be more appropriate to impeach a former president?

* In Texas, a new Quinnipiac poll shows incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R) well ahead of Beto O’Rourke (D), 54% to 45%.

* In Wisconsin’s closely watched gubernatorial race, the latest Marquette University Law School Poll found incumbent Gov. Scott Walker (R) narrowly leading Tony Evers (D), 47% to 46%. Last month, the same poll found Evers up by five points. (The new results also showed Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin leading her Republican challenger, Leah Vukmir, 53% to 43%.)

* In Minnesota, a new NBC News/Marist poll found Democrats ahead by significant margins in each of the state’s marquee contests: the gubernatorial race and two U.S. Senate races.

* Republicans appear rather concerned about Rep. Pete Sessions’ (R) re-election chances in Texas’ 32nd congressional district: “First, Vice President Mike Pence stumped for Sessions there on Monday. Then, the top Trump-aligned super PAC shelled out millions of dollars on airtime for a new ad attacking Allred. And on Wednesday, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., announced he will host a fundraiser in the district for Sessions later this month.”

* As former Attorney General Eric Holder hits the campaign trail in support of Democratic candidates, the possible 2020 presidential candidate has a pretty good stump speech for a guy who’s never sought elected office.

* Speaking of likely presidential hopefuls, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was a Democrat, then a Republican, and then an independent, is now a Democrat again.

* At a campaign rally in Pennsylvania last night, Donald Trump insisted that when the public sees a poll with a group of undecided voters, we should necessarily assume they support him. Good to know.

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 10.11.18

Updated