Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Among the changes the revamped Donald Trump campaign is prepared to make? The Republican frontrunner will reportedly start “using teleprompters and a speechwriter.”
* In Connecticut, which hosts its presidential primaries next week, the latest Quinnipiac poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders, 51% to 42%.
* The same poll shows Trump ahead among Connecticut Republicans with 48%, followed by John Kasich at 28% and Ted Cruz at 19%.
* In Pennsylvania, which also hosts presidential primaries on Tuesday, the latest Monmouth University poll shows Clinton leading Sanders, 52% to 39%, while a new Franklin & Marshall College poll shows Clinton ahead by an even larger margin, 58% to 31%.
* The Franklin & Marshall poll found Trump ahead among Pennsylvania Republicans with 40%, followed by Ted Cruz at 26% and John Kasich at 24%.
* In two new fundraising letters – one sent yesterday, one sent today – the Sanders campaign told donors that the senator still has “a path” to the Democratic nomination, so supporters should continue to send money.
* In New Hampshire’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, the latest WMUR Granite State Poll found incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) leading Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) by the narrowest of margins, 43% to 42%.
* And Indiana’s U.S. Senate race continues to be unexpectedly controversial, with Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R) facing allegations that he used campaign funds to pay for a family vacation. As the Associated Press report noted, “Federal Election Commission guidelines forbid the use of an official campaign fund for personal expenses.” The same article noted that Stutzman’s wife removed pictures from the trip from her Facebook page after the AP asked about it.
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