Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 4.6.16

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
 
* Though the presidential primaries generated the bulk of the attention in Wisconsin last night, voters also elected Rebecca Bradley, a far-right jurist, to a full term on the state Supreme Court.
 
* Ted Cruz believes that if Republicans nominate “some white knight” at the convention who didn’t even seek the office, “the people would quite rightly revolt.”
 
* In Pennsylvania, which will host an important primary on April 26, a new Quinnipiac poll shows Donald Trump leading the Republican field with 39%, followed by Cruz’s 30% and John Kasich’s 24%. Kasich has long said he sees Pennsylvania as a rare opportunity for him to actually win a primary.
 
* The same poll found Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders among Pennsylvania Democrats, 50% to 44%. A separate poll released yesterday showed Clinton with a much larger, 22-point lead in the Keystone State.
 
* Jeff Weaver delivered a curious warning to the Clinton campaign during a CNN interview last night: “Don’t destroy the Democratic Party to satisfy the secretary’s ambitions to become president of the United States.”
 
* Cruz and Trump may not agree on much, but both think they’d be better off if John Kasich exited the Republican presidential race. For his part, the Ohio governor, who’s lost every primary and caucus except his home state’s contest, suggested it’s “mathematically impossible” for Trump or Cruz to win the nomination before the convention, which isn’t actually true.
 
* Trump will reportedly shift gears in the coming weeks, delivering “a series of policy speeches in settings more formal than the freewheeling rallies that have become his political signature.”
 
* The issue that might have kept Sanders off the D.C. primary ballot has been resolved.
 
* And though it seems very hard to believe, a Mason Dixon poll released yesterday showed Clinton competitive against Trump in Mississippi. The statewide poll found, in a hypothetical general-election match-up, Trump would lead Clinton by just three points, 46% to 43%.
 
 
 

Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 4.6.16