Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 12.28.17

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

* As state officials prepare to certify the results of Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election, Roy Moore (R) filed a lawsuit, hoping to block the process. Without credible evidence, the right-wing candidate is alleging voter fraud led to Sen.-elect Doug Jones’ (D) win.

* On a related note, the Associated Press took a closer look yesterday at a super PAC called Highway 31, which worked with the Democratic Senate Majority PAC to help boost Jones’ candidacy.

* In order to focus more of her attention on her 2018 gubernatorial campaign in Tennessee, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) announced this week that she’s stepping down as chair of the House Budget Committee. That said, she plans to remain in Congress through next year.

* In response to a lawsuit from the Democratic candidate in Virginia’s undecided House of Delegates race, the state Board of Elections postponed the process in which the apparent tie would be resolved by picking a name out of a bowl.

* Paul Nehlen, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Republican primary opponent in Wisconsin, lost Breitbart News’ support this week after he published anti-Semitic tweets.

* Public Policy Polling found that 50% of Minnesotans don’t want Sen. Al Franken (D) to resign. The Democratic senator’s last day on Capitol Hill is next week.

* And more than a year after the 2016 presidential election, a Republican member of Congress raised new allegations against Hillary Clinton this week, accusing her of receiving $84 million in “potentially illegal campaign contributions.” The claims do not appear to have any merit.