Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 10.16.18

Updated

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

* With only three weeks remaining before Election Day, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has reportedly invested another $18 million of his own money into his Senate campaign against Sen. Bill Nelson (D).

* On a related note, Mike Braun (R), a Senate hopeful in Indiana, has loaned his campaign nearly $2.4 million, despite having promised voters he wouldn’t self-fund his candidacy.

* Despite Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) providing proof that her claims about her ancestry were accurate, Donald Trump condemned her again anyway this morning as a “fraud.”

* In New York’s 27th, a new Siena poll shows indicted Rep. Chris Collins (R), who represents the most Republican district in the Northeast, leading Nate McMurray (D) by just a few points, 46% to 43%.

* In West Virginia’s 3rd congressional district, a district Donald Trump carried by 50 points, a new Monmouth University poll found Carol Miller (R) with a narrow lead over Richard Ojeda (D), 48% to 45%. (Also of interest: voters in this district prefer Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to his Republican challenger, Patrick Morrisey, 56% to 36%.)

* In Utah’s 4th district, a new Salt Lake Tribune/Hinckley Institute poll found incumbent Rep. Mia Love (R) tied with Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams (D), 46% to 46%.

* Donald Trump promised to headline a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R) in “the biggest stadium in Texas we can find.” That apparently didn’t work out well: the president will instead hold an event in Houston next week at an arena that holds 8,000 people.

* On a related note, the Fire Ted Cruz PAC has another ad targeting the Republican incumbent, and like the previous installments, the new one is quite memorable.