Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Hillary Clinton has been off the campaign trail for a few days, but as Rachel noted at the top of last night’s show, she’s scheduled to appear at an event in Greensboro, North Carolina, tomorrow night.
* In Ohio, polling averages suggest Clinton has a narrow advantage over Donald Trump, but a new Bloomberg Politics poll shows the Republican ahead by five, 48% to 43%.
* It wasn’t easy, but Rep. Frank Guinta (R) managed to narrowly win his Republican primary in New Hampshire yesterday. Though the race was too close to call last night, Guinta’s challenger conceded the race this morning.
* The Clinton campaign this morning released a new 30-second ad, contrasting the Clinton Foundation with the Trump Foundation. It’s a brief-but-unflattering look at the latter.
* The Democrats’ Senate Majority PAC is launching television ads in Indiana this week in support of former Sen. Evan Bayh (D). Though Bayh is generally seen as the favorite, he’s been heavily outspent in recent weeks by Republicans.
* In Virginia, the latest PPP poll shows Clinton with a pretty comfortable lead over Trump, 50% to 42%. That eight-point advantage shrinks to six points with the third-party candidates in the mix.
* In Maine, a new Colby College-Boston Globe poll found Clinton with a modest advantage over Trump, 42% to 39%. Note that Democrats have prevailed in Maine – one of only two states to divide their electoral votes by congressional district – in each of the last six election cycles.
* Though it’s very difficult to imagine Texas becoming competitive, a new Emerson College Polling Society survey shows Trump leading Clinton by only 6 percentage points, 42% to 36%.
* And in Nevada, home to one of the nation’s most competitive Senate races, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R) Senate Leadership Fund is making a major investment: the super PAC has “launched a $6 million ad campaign” in support of Rep. Joe Heck (R), who’s taking on former state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (D) in the open-seat contest.
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