Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 9.15.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* As promised, the Clinton campaign yesterday released more comprehensive information pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s and Tim Kaine’s health, and posted the content online.
* On a related note, Donald Trump took a similar step this morning, releasing another document from his gastroenterologist, Dr. Harold Bornstein, with additional results from his recent physical exam.
* The New York Times published some relevant details about the date of Donald Trump’s improper campaign contribution to Florida A.G. Pam Bondi (R), which predates the report about her interest in possible charges against “Trump University.”
* For the first time in a century, the Union Leader, New Hampshire’s largest newspaper, is not endorsing a Republican presidential candidate. Instead the conservative paper has thrown its backing to Libertarian Gary Johnson.
* On a related note, Johnson, a former Republican governor, will be the first third-party candidate in 20 years to appear on the presidential ballot in all 50 states.
* In CNN’s latest polling, Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) both enjoy double-digit advantages over their Democratic rivals.
* Speaking of closely watched Senate races, the new Monmouth University poll in Nevada shows Rep. Joe Heck (R) up by three over former state A.G. Catherine Cortez Masto (D), 46% to 43%.
* And in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race, Jason Kander (D), an Afghanistan war veteran, has a new ad out this morning showing him putting together a rifle while literally blindfolded. To my mind, it’s one of the year’s most effective Senate ads.

Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.15.16