Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, insisted this morning that ABC's Martha Raddatz "misrepresented
" his Syria policy during last night's presidential debate. For the record, Raddatz quoted Pence literally word for word.
* The latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll shows
Hillary Clinton leading Trump by five, 46% to 41%, in a four-way match-up. Note, the poll was conducted from October 3 through 9, which means many of the responses came before Trump's sexual-assault tape.
* On MSNBC last night, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said she intends to remain in her current post "unless
." Unless what? She didn't say.
* Trump and his business enterprises have faced quite a few lawsuits in recent years, and as USA Today reported
over the weekend, "allegations outlined in at least 20 separate lawsuits accuse Trump and managers at his companies of discriminating against women, ignoring sexual harassment complaints and even participating in the harassment themselves."
* In 1964, five
sitting Republican senators opposed Barry Goldwater's candidacy, a modern record. As of this morning, 16
sitting Republican senators either oppose Trump's candidacy, have called for him to drop out of the race, or both.
* In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie's (R) lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno (R), has withdrawn
her support for Trump.
* In Florida, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal
found Clinton leading Trump by three in the presidential race, and Marco Rubio (R) leading Patrick Murphy (D) by two in the U.S. Senate race. The poll was conducted ahead of Hurricane Matthew -- and before Trump's sexual assault story. read more