Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* This is genuinely extraordinary: “Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised more than $42 million during February, his campaign said on Tuesday. More than $6 million of that money was raised on Monday, the last day of the month, when the campaign issued a push for donations with the goal of bringing February’s total to $40 million.”
* The confrontation between a photographer and a Secret Service agent during a Donald Trump event in Virginia requires an explanation.
* Ben Carson wrote a piece for Fox News yesterday explaining his intention to stay in the presidential race so long as people keep supporting his campaign financially.
* As Rachel noted on the show last night, Kris Kobach, Kansas’ highly controversial, right-wing Secretary of State, has thrown his support behind Trump’s campaign.
* The AFL-CIO, which represents nearly 10 million American workers, is reportedly making plans to create a super PAC for the 2016 cycle.
* In Maryland’s closely watched Democratic Senate primary, the latest poll from Goucher College shows Rep. Donna Edwards narrowly leading Rep. Chris Van Hollen, 39% to 37%, though roughly a fourth of the state’s Democratic electorate remains undecided.
* And former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura (I) said yesterday that he’s trying to decide whether to support Trump or Bernie Sanders. The former wrestler added that he’s considering running as an independent if his preferred candidates come up short.