Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Ahead of Mississippi’s “jungle” Senate primary in November, Chris McDaniel (R) has parted ways with Rick Tyler, a veteran GOP strategist, over Tyler’s criticisms of Donald Trump. “Senator McDaniel is a loyal and longtime supporter of President Trump, and is wholeheartedly committed to his Make America Great Again agenda,” the campaign said. “Tyler, in his role as an MSNBC political analyst, has been and continues to be an outspoken critic of the president.”
* According to a new analysis from the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman, Democrats remain “slight favorites” to reclaim the House majority this fall.
* With one week remaining ahead of Alabama’s primary runoffs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is giving Rep. Martha Roby (R) a boost with a new television ad on her behalf. Roby will face former Rep. Bobby Bright a week from today.
* Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) hasn’t officially said whether he’ll seek a second term next year, but if he does, he’ll likely face state Attorney General Andy Beshear (D), who launched his campaign yesterday. If his last name sounds familiar, Andy Beshear is former Gov. Steve Beshear’s son.
* Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D-Ohio) last effort to derail Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the House Democratic leader wasn’t successful, but the Ohioan is reportedly gearing up to try again.
* And I feel like there’s a metaphor lurking near the surface on this one: “A candidate for governor in Rhode Island had to be rescued by the Coast Guard on Sunday after his yacht hit a rock while blasting music at beachgoers to draw attention to his campaign. Joe Trillo thanked first responders Monday for rescuing him and three others near Charlestown, Rhode Island. He said they hit a rock that wasn’t charted and started taking on water.”