Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* In New Hampshire, the latest WBUR poll shows Bernie Sanders with a narrow edge over Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race, 35% to 31%. Vice President Biden is third in the poll with 14% support.
* In last night’s kids-table debate for the Republican candidates with meager support, Lindsey Graham said, “Hillary Clinton has a list a mile long to help the middle class.” Clinton allies wasted no time in taking advantage of the quote.
* Just hours before Carly Fiorina defended her troubled record as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the company announced it would cut another 25,000 to 30,000 jobs as part of a “restructuring.”
* GOP presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal recently filed suit in federal court, arguing that Common Core education standards – which the far-right governor supported before launching his presidential campaign – are unconstitutional. This week, a federal judge disagreed.
* Rep. John Carney (D) is launching a 2016 gubernatorial campaign in Delaware, where he’ll apparently enjoy the enthusiastic backing of Democratic leaders. It will be Carney’s second attempt – he finished second in a Democratic primary to now-Gov. Jack Markell (D).
* In Florida’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, PPP shows Rep. Alan Grayson leading Rep. Patrick Murphy in the Democratic primary, 33% to 27%, with 39% undecided. In general election match-ups, PPP found Murphy “generally faring better” than Grayson against Republicans.
* The DSCC has its 2016 target list, but in light of recent evidence, Democrats are also keeping an eye on contests in Arizona, Arkansas, and Missouri, and are “preparing for the unlikely.”
* There’s been a lot of chatter of late on Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers, and yesterday, Nate Silver published an interesting analysis on the degree to which the Democratic candidate is “stuck in a poll-deflating feedback loop.”
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