Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Hillary Clinton cruised to an easy win in yesterday’s DC primary – literally the last nominating contest of the year – defeating Bernie Sanders, 79% to 21%. It marked the end of a strong run for Clinton: she won seven of the last nine primaries and caucuses.
* On a related note, Sanders and Clinton met last night for a closed-door conversation, which reportedly ran for nearly two hours, at a D.C. hotel. NBC News confirmed that Sanders’ wife and campaign manager were in attendance, as were Clinton’s campaign chairman and campaign manager.
* For only the third time this year, a congressional incumbent lost in a primary yesterday, with Rep. Randy Forbes (R) losing to a state lawmaker in a newly redrawn Virginia district.
* Both parties were pleased with the results of Nevada’s U.S. Senate primaries, in which Rep. Joe Heck (R) and former state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) prevailed. Sharron Angle’s bid for higher office will have to wait for another cycle.
* Also in Nevada, Democratic congressional hopeful Lucy Flores lost in a primary yesterday, despite support from Bernie Sanders.
* North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said a “scheduling issue” prevented him from joining Donald Trump at a rally yesterday, but the governor did appear at a behind-closed-doors fundraiser with Trump a few hours earlier.
* Asked about Trump’s response to the mass-shooting in Orlando, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) told reporters yesterday, “I said before that I don’t think Donald Trump has the temperament to be president. I stand by that comment.”
* Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was supposed to host a press gaggle yesterday, but he canceled it. Soon after, Rubio was scheduled to deliver a floor speech, but he didn’t show up. Whether this has anything to do with his future plans is unclear, but note that the filing deadline in Florida is just nine days away.
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