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:
* In the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Hillary Clinton enjoys a 60-point advantage over Bernie Sanders among Democratic primary voters, 75% to 15%.
* In the same poll, the Democratic frontrunner appears to be well positioned nationally against her leading Republican rivals. The results showed Clinton leading Jeb Bush by eight points (48% to 40%), Marco Rubio by 10 points (50% to 40%), and Scott Walker by 14 points (51% to 37%).
* I’m highly skeptical of the results, but a new Suffolk poll out of New Hampshire shows Jeb Bush leading the GOP presidential field with 14% support. In second place: Donald Trump with 11%. No other candidate in the poll reached double digits.
* Speaking of Trump, the bombastic Republican officially filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission yesterday. He has not yet filed his financial disclosure form.
* Credit where credit is due: former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) was the only GOP presidential candidate to call for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds well in advance of Gov. Nikki Haley’s press conference.
* Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) put an end to retirement rumors yesterday, announcing he will seek re-election next year. Yarmuth is the only Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation.
* In fundraising news, the National Republican Senatorial Committee outraised their Democratic counterparts in May, bringing in $4.5 million to the DSCC’s $3.6 million. It was the first time in a while in which the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee lost a monthly fundraising race.
* And on a related note, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in May, $4.4 million to $3.7 million.