Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Donald Trump spent some time with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) yesterday at the governor’s home, but soon after, Fox News’ Sean Hannity flew Newt Gingrich to the Hoosier state for a meeting of his own.
* In March, Gingrich told a conservative audience that Trump would be “delusional” if he chose the former Speaker to be his running mate. Oops.
* Note, as things stand, it looks like there won’t be any votes scheduled in Congress tomorrow, and members’ seven-week summer break will begin today. I mention this, of course, because it means the 300 Republican lawmakers who work on Capitol Hill won’t be around to respond to Trump’s VP choice.
* The latest New York Times/CBS News poll, released this morning, shows Hillary Clinton and Trump tied nationally at 40% each. This same poll four years ago found Mitt Romney with a one-point lead over President Obama.
* The Republican National Committee is worried enough about efforts to launch a convention coup against Trump that the party has put together a whip team to lobby members of the Rules Committee.
* Trump may be a thrice-married adulterer who owned casinos, but the Pew Research Center found he’s nevertheless doing extremely well with white evangelical voters – even better than Romney fared with the same constituency four years ago.
* In Colorado, a new Fox News poll shows Clinton leading Trump by double digits, 44% to 34%.
* The same poll found Clinton also ahead of Trump in Virginia, 44% to 37%.
* Quinnipiac continues to delight Republicans, and its new report, out this morning, shows GOP Senate incumbents with significant leads in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
* On a related note, the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polling shows much tighter Senate races in Ohio and Pennsylvania, though Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) still has a double-digit lead in Iowa.
* In Colorado, where Republicans once had high hopes, the latest Monmouth University poll found incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (D) with a comfortable lead over Darryl Glenn (R), 48% to 35%.
* And as of yesterday, Bernie Sanders’ campaign has not shared his extremely valuable email list to the Clinton campaign, and there’s no word of when – or if – that may change.