Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* Hillary Clinton hasn’t made public comments about developments in Baltimore, but on Twitter, the Democratic candidate said last night, “Tonight I am praying for peace & safety for all in Baltimore, & for Freddie Gray’s family - his death is a tragedy that demands answers.”
* Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), a likely Clinton rival, cut short a series of paid speeches abroad to return to his hometown of Baltimore today. O’Malley was the city’s mayor for seven years before getting elected governor.
* Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said over the weekend that he considers a so-called right-to-work policy a “legitimate” national goal (thanks to my colleague Laura Conaway for the heads-up).
* Despite the Iraq war’s ongoing popularity among Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told a group of about 30 Orthodox Jewish leaders in New York yesterday that he believes it was a “mistake” to depose Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
* We’re only about six months out from Louisiana’s gubernatorial race, and Democrats haven’t yet rallied behind a candidate. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) announced yesterday he will not seek statewide office this year.
* New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has not yet officially announced his future plans, but he seemed to suggest yesterday that he intends to run for a third term in 2018.
* When Ryan Lizza asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) about her decision to skip the presidential race, the senator replied, “You think I’m not forcing a debate? Call me back in a year, and ask me what type of debate we’re having.”
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