Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* If CNN's report
is accurate, and the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA is getting ready to shift its focus from the presidential race to competitive Senate races, Republicans have reason to worry.
* Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to extend the state's voter-registration deadline last week, despite Hurricane Matthew. Yesterday, a federal judge reversed
the decision, extended the deadline, and called Scott's decision "irrational."
* Speaking of the Sunshine State, Al Gore is scheduled to campaign in Florida this afternoon, with a joint appearance at Miami Dade College.
* Clinton headlined a rally in Ohio yesterday, where attendance reportedly reached 18,000 people
, making it one of Clinton's largest events of the year.
* Though there were some reports over the weekend that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would once again reverse course and drop his support for Donald Trump's presidential candidacy, the Republican senator insisted
yesterday he's still backing his party's nominee.
* RNC spokesperson Sean Spicer was asked about Trump's latest controversy and whether the candidate's comments amounted to sexual assault. "I don't know," Spicer was quoted as saying. "I'm not a lawyer." Though the Republican official later said the quote was inaccurate, an audio recording of Spicer's comments verified the report
* Betsy McCaughey, a prominent Trump surrogate, said on CNN last night that it's hypocritical of Clinton to criticize Trump's language on sexual assault because Clinton likes Beyonce
. (I didn't understand this, either, but apparently the Republican's supporters are getting a little desperate.)
* As of this morning, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is still afraid to tell anyone whom he supports in the presidential race, but the incumbent senator hasn't ruled out
backing Trump. read more