Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 12.15.16

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.* Donald Trump complained on Twitter this morning, "The media tries so hard to make my move to the White House, as it pertains to my business, so complex - when actually it isn't!" Note, his transition team scrapped a press conference to explain the future of his finances, which had been scheduled for today, because Trump's lawyers needed more time to deal with its many complexities.* Trump, having passed over Chris Christie, chose Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel as the next RNC chair. McDaniel, Mitt Romney's niece, will be the first woman to lead the RNC in over three decades.* Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) continues to tout his conservatism, praising Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Trump's far-right choice to lead the EPA, for having "an impressive resume."* Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) conceded she overdid it with her Facebook criticism of hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson this week. "I think I took it too far," Warren said yesterday, after having spoken to Tilson directly.* Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced this week she's giving up her House seat to run for governor of New Mexico in 2018.* On a related note, Grisham represents New Mexico's 1st district, which is considered pretty "blue," and Dems are optimistic about keeping the seat in 2018.* New polling from Gallup and CBS News shows Americans are broadly unimpressed with Trump's transition process thus far, and it's likely he'll start as one of the least popular newly inaugurated presidents in modern times.