Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) yesterday unveiled a new public-land-use plan that includes, among other things, an executive order that would impose “a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases, including for drilling offshore and on public lands.”
* Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), meanwhile, unveiled elements of his tax plan yesterday, including an expansion of existing Earned Income Tax Credit.
* A new national poll from Emerson found Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leading the Democratic presidential field with 29%, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden (D-Del.) at 24%. A month ago, Emerson found the two men tied at 26%. No other candidate reached double digits, though South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) came close.
* With the North Carolina Republican Party facing turmoil and scandal, Dallas Woodhouse is stepping down in June as the state GOP chair.
* There’s a very interesting new Mason-Dixon poll out of Alabama, where Sen. Doug Jones (D) has a 45% approval rating, though 50% of voters are prepared to replace him during his re-election bid next year. That said, the top choice among Alabama Republicans for that Senate race is none other than former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R).
* The Democratic presidential candidates’ fundraising totals from the first quarter continue to come in, with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) reporting a $2.25 million haul, while former HUD Secretary Julian Castro (D) raised $1.1 million over the first three months.
* And in South Carolina, Kamala Harris has picked up an endorsement from one of the state’s leading Democrats: former state Rep. Bakari Sellers, the former vice chair of the state party, is backing the Californian and will campaign with her this weekend.