Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* While Vice President Biden continues to weigh his options, Hillary Clinton picked up another major union endorsement this morning – her sixth. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America threw its support to the Democrat, which is significant given its membership base of more than 500,000 people.
* Clinton is also unveiling her proposal today to make prescription medicine more affordable to consumers. The plan is aggressive enough to have forced a drop in drug companies’ stock prices yesterday.
* Speaking of policy proposals, Jeb Bush is unveiling his plan today on “regulatory reform,” which will include the elimination of environmental safeguards and protections against Wall Street excesses.
* Some Scott Walker loyalists told BuzzFeed that if the race for the Republican nomination is unresolved next summer as the party’s national convention gets underway, the Wisconsin governor “could come back and win.” (Dear Walker loyalists, it’s time to move on.)
* Ted Cruz picked up an endorsement the other day from right-wing Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R). Despite – or perhaps because of – Fiore’s radicalism, Cruz quickly added her to his Nevada Leadership Team.
* A far-right advocacy group called Advancing Colorado is launching attack ads in the state targeting Sen. Michael Bennet (D). The subject of the ads is Bennet’s support for the international nuclear agreement that blocks Iran’s nuclear-weapons program.
* And with Minnesota Rep. John Kline (R) retiring, Democrats have already lined up two credible contenders to run in the swing district. Republicans have not yet identified a preferred candidate.