Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Bernie Sanders spoke with House Democrats this morning, some of whom booed when he dodged questions about when he’ll endorse Hillary Clinton, arguing instead that elections aren’t necessarily about winning. “It was frustrating because he’s squandering the movement he built with a self-obsession that was totally on display,” one senior Democrat told Politico.
* That said, the Clinton campaign is unveiling a plan today “to make in-state public colleges and universities free for students from families who make less than $125,000 a year.” The proposal is drawing praise from Team Sanders.
* The Libertarian Party lost its minor-party status in Ohio this week, failing to meet state requirements. Local activists, however, still hope to get the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, former Gov. Gary Johnson, on the Ohio ballot.
* In North Carolina yesterday, at the rally where President Obama rallied support for Hillary Clinton, Senate hopeful Deborah Ross (D) and gubernatorial hopeful Roy Cooper (D) participated in the event.
* In related news, when Donald Trump also campaigned in North Carolina yesterday, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and Sen. Richard Burr (R) were nowhere to be found.
* Vote Vets launched a new campaign ad this morning featuring retired Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton explaining why he cannot support Donald Trump. The size of the ad buy is unclear.
* In a bit of a surprise, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a sharp Trump critic, will attend the Republican National Convention, where he’ll reportedly have a speaking role.
* And on a related note, it was also surprising to learn yesterday that Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), a Trump ally, will not attend the Republican National Convention. The governor also said he does not expect to be Trump’s running mate.
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