Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Hillary Clinton’s spokesperson, Brian Fallon, told MSNBC yesterday that the campaign will release “additional information” about the candidate’s health this week. He added it will “go beyond” the letter from Clinton’s personal physician released last fall.
* Asked on CNN this morning if there’s any proof that Donald Trump is actually facing an IRS audit, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway replied, “Are you calling him a liar?” I’ll assume that’s a rhetorical question.
* The latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll shows Clinton leading Donald Trump in a head-to-head match-up, 48% to 44%. Last week, she led by six points.
* In Nevada, a new PPP poll shows Clinton up by three over Trump, 45% to 42%.
* In Nevada’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, the same PPP poll found Catherine Cortez Masto (D) with the narrowest of leads over Rep. Joe Heck (R), 42% to 41%. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, however, showed Heck narrowly ahead, 47% to 45%.
* Yet another Bush administration veteran is denouncing Trump’s candidacy: Robert Zoellick, George H.W. Bush’s deputy chief of staff and George W. Bush’s deputy secretary of state, said of the 2016 Republican, “I’ve seen the presidency up close. Trump is a dangerous man. I would not want that man with his finger on the triggers.”
* Last week, the Trump campaign removed the head of its Florida operation, “replacing her with Susie Wiles, a veteran Republican operative close to Gov. Rick Scott.”
* Though some recent polling shows a competitive U.S. Senate race in Arizona, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll is pointing to a landslide: the survey found Sen. John McCain (R) with a 19-point lead over Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D), 57% to 38%.
* On a related note, while most recent polling in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race shows a toss-up, the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll found incumbent Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) cruising past Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), 52% to 44%.
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