Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Nearly all of today’s primary results won’t be announced until this evening, but we learned this morning that Donald Trump won the Northern Mariana Islands Republican caucuses. The GOP frontrunner picked up all nine of the delegates available.
* In Florida yesterday, state Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) endorsed Trump’s candidacy, which probably wasn’t welcome news at Marco Rubio’s campaign headquarters.
* Speaking of Florida, the Miami Herald editorial board asked Bernie Sanders recently about the Cuban Adjustment Act, which establishes the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy that may be due for a re-evaluation. The senator responded, “I just don’t know all of the details about” the policy. He added, “I have to tell you that I am not up to date on that issue as I can” be.
* Sanders had better luck with the Amalgamated Transit Union, which endorsed the senator yesterday. It’s the Vermonter’s fourth major union endorsement of the cycle.
* Just when it seemed the long national nightmare was over, Fox News announced yesterday that it would host the next Republican presidential debate on Monday night in Utah. It’s unclear, however, who’ll still be in the race by that point, and whether the remaining candidates will choose to participate.
* Ben Carson, who endorsed Trump last week, said yesterday that even if Trump turns out to be a poor president, “we’re only looking at four years as opposed to multiple generations and perhaps the loss of the American dream forever.”
* According to a Salon piece, when Marco Rubio played college football, he didn’t make much of an impression. “I remember him suiting up for the team picture, but that is about it,” one former teammate said, foreshadowing Rubio’s political career.
* And facing pressure from the House Speaker’s attorneys, the Committee to Draft Paul Ryan for President is no more.