Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* In August fundraising, the Clinton campaign and its allies once again outpaced
the Trump campaign and its allies.
* In Florida, the latest Monmouth University poll
shows Hillary Clinton up by five over Donald Trump, 46% to 41%, in a four-way race. Most other recent surveys show a much tighter race.
* On a related note, the same poll
showed Sen. Marco Rubio (R) with a narrow lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy (D), 47% to 45%, in Florida's U.S. Senate race.
* In North Carolina, PPP's new poll shows Trump up by two
over Clinton, 45% to 43%, though the two are tied at 47% each in a hypothetical one-on-one match-up.
* The same poll
found Roy Cooper (D) leading incumbent Pat McCrory (R) in North Carolina's gubernatorial race, 46% to 41%, and incumbent Richard Burr (R) tied with Deborah Ross (D) at 41% each in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race.
* On Monday, Trump complained that NBC News' Lester Holt wouldn't be fair to him in next week's debate because Holt is a Democrat. After learning that the NBC anchor is actually a registered Republican, Trump changed his mind
* Clinton has a new op-ed
in the New York Times
today on her plans to assist America's poor.
* In Florida, Mike Fernandez, a prominent GOP donor, is investing heavily in a new Hispanic voter-registration drive
-- with the intention of helping Clinton. "As a lifelong Republican, I cannot support a party I no longer recognize," Fernandez told Politico
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