Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 3.22.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
 
* According to a BuzzFeed report, Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has been “accused of pushing a CNN reporter who tried to ask the candidate a question; physically confronting an aide for a rival campaign in a post-debate spin room; publicly shouting threats over the phone at a restaurant; making sexual comments about female journalists; and calling up women in the campaign press corps late at night to make unwanted romantic advances.”
 
* In national Democratic polling, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders, 50% to 45%, while a CNN poll shows Clinton ahead, 51% to 44%.
 
* The Times/CBS poll also found that 60% of Republican voters believe their presidential nominating process has made them feel embarrassed about their party. Only 13% of Democratic voters said the same about their party.
 
* Sanders campaigned in Utah yesterday, where he delivered a speech on his vision of U.S. policy towards the Middle East.
 
* Both the New York Times and Politico reported late yesterday that Ted Cruz’s campaign likes the idea of creating a ticket with Marco Rubio. The Florida senator, however, isn’t interested.
 
* Cruz will now receive economic advice from former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas). Given Gramm’s track record, that’s not encouraging.
 
* And in fundraising news, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterparts in February, $6.2 million to $4.8 million, padding the advantage the DSCC built up over 2015.
 
 

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 3.22.16