Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 8.12.15

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
 
* Though nearly all recent polling shows Hillary Clinton leading in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows Bernie Sanders moving past the frontrunner, 44% to 37%. The poll included Vice President Biden, who’s third with 9%.
 
* The same poll also found Donald Trump leading in the Republican primary with 18% support, followed by Jeb Bush at 13%, John Kasich with 12%, and Ted Cruz at 10%. No other candidate reached double digits, though Carly Fiorina’s 9% came close.
 
* In Iowa, the latest Suffolk poll shows Trump leading the GOP field with 17%, followed by Walker’s 12%, and Marco Rubio’s 10%. No other candidate reached double digits, though Ben Carson’s 9% came close.
 
* Of the 17 Republican presidential candidates, 16 have been invited to participate in one of CNN’s two debates next month. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, deemed to have support below 1%, was excluded.
 
* The day after Scott Walker encouraged voters to visit the non-existent “issues” page on his website, the Democratic-aligned American Bridge took the liberty of creating a page for him.
 
* Ted Cruz got a boost in Mississippi yesterday, campaigning alongside right-wing state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), who narrowly lost a run-off Senate primary last year against Thad Cochran.
 
* And in New Hampshire, former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D) has filed to take on Rep. Frank Guinta (R) next year. Oddly enough, it will be the fourth consecutive cycle in which the two have faced off, with the Democrat winning in a presidential-election year (2012), and the Republican running in midterm cycles (2010 and 2014). Guinta, it’s worth noting, has been under pressure to resign in the wake of a campaign-finance scandal.
 

Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 8.12.15