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Thursday's Campaign Round-Up, 3.5.15

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:
* Hillary Clinton commented on her email controversy for the first time last night. "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them," she said via Twitter. "They said they will review them for release as soon as possible."
* Jeb Bush has been on the offensive over the email story, but he's run into complications: "[Bush] owns the server that runs, the personal email account he used as governor to conduct official, political and personal business. Asked who controls the server that operates that email address, Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell responded: 'He owns it.'"
* In a new national Quinnipiac poll, Scott Walker leads the Republican presidential field with 18%, followed closely by Jeb Bush with 16%. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee are tied for third with 8% each, followed by Ben Carson with 7% and Rand Paul with 6%.
* In the same poll, Clinton leads each of likely Republican rivals in hypothetical match-ups, leading Bush by three, Marco Rubio by five, Walker by nine, and Cruz by double digits.
* To the surprise of no one, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a leading House Dem, announced yesterday that he will run for Sen. Barbara Mikulski's (D) seat next year in Maryland. He'll almost certainly face a crowded Democratic primary.
* In North Carolina, PPP's latest survey shows Gov. Pat McCrory (R) narrowly leading state A.G. Roy Cooper (D) in next year's gubernatorial race, 43% to 41%.
* The same poll shows Sen. Richard Burr (R) with a lower approval rating than McCrory, but in hypothetical match-ups, he's ahead of leading Democrats by margins ranging from 6 to 12 points.
* And in Pennsylvania, former Rep. Joe Sestak (D) launched a U.S. Senate campaign yesterday, looking for a rematch against incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey (R). As part of his campaign kickoff, Sestak is tackling a 422-mile walk across the state.