Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* According to the Weekly Standard, a prominent conservative magazine, Ted Cruz’s campaign is vetting Carly Fiorina as a potential running mate.
* To narrow the delegate gap, Bernie Sanders will have to win each of the remaining primaries and caucuses by double digits, including today’s five contests. That’s not impossible, but the odds are against it.
* Donald Trump’s campaign operation continues to add new and experienced personnel, as evidenced yesterday by Trump hiring Ken McKay to help with his delegate-wrangling operation. McKay was Chris Christie’s campaign manager.
* In a bit of a surprise, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R) announced yesterday he won’t take on Sen. Jerry Moran (R) in a Kansas primary this year.
* Arizona is generally considered a “red” state in presidential politics, but the latest Rocky Mountain poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Trump in a hypothetical match-up, 42% to 35%.
* Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer announced yesterday that he’s launching “a $25 million campaign to drive the youth vote in November’s presidential and congressional elections.” The initiative will be organized through his existing organization, NextGen Climate.
* Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) announced his retirement last week, but given the partisan makeup of his Florida district, Republicans are expected to keep the seat.