Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 4.19.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Amidst a pretty significant staff shake-up, Donald Trump’s national field director has left the Republican’s campaign team.
* Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said yesterday’s he’s “increasingly optimistic that there will actually be a second ballot” at the Republican National Convention. It was an interesting choice of words for a GOP leader who hasn’t endorsed any of the remaining candidates.
* John Kasich was asked yesterday why he’s 1 for 37 in nominating contests so far this year. The governor didn’t seem to appreciate the line of inquiry.
* In a potential problem for the NRSC, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R) conceded late last week that he’s considering a primary challenge to Sen. Jerry Moran (R) in Kansas.
* As corporate sponsors move away from the Republican National Convention, largely to avoid any association with Donald Trump, it’s also hurting the Democratic National Convention at the same time – companies don’t want to be seen supporting one and not the other.
* It’s a striking statistic: of all the money raised by super PACs this election cycle, 41% of the money has come from just 50 mega-donors and their relatives.
*  Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) this morning told MSNBC that if Ted Cruz wins the Republican presidential nomination, King will “take cyanide.” The congressman added that he voted for Kasich in today’s primary.

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.19.16