Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.* An Electoral College member from Texas, who's supposed to support Donald Trump, has resigned from his position, unwilling to cast his vote for the Republican nominee. The remaining Texas electors will be responsible for choosing a replacement.* In North Carolina's gubernatorial race, Roy Cooper's (D) lead over incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory (R) is nearing the 10,000 mark, but the Republican isn't conceding yet, and WRAL reports on the state of the process.* In California, a contested state Senate race was resolved in the Democratic candidate's favor, which means Dems will have a supermajority in both chambers of the state legislature, which will work alongside a Democratic governor.* On the other hand, with the Kentucky House flipping to GOP control, Republicans now have the majority in every Southern state legislature for the first time in American history.* Speaking of California, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) narrowly won his re-election bid. As of yesterday, this was one of the few unresolved races of the 2016 cycle.* Republican megadonor Betsy DeVos is now positioned to be Trump's Education Secretary, but during the Republican National Convention, DeVos was not a fan of her party's presidential nominee.* Shortly after David Wildstein was forced to resign from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) administration, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son in law and trusted advisor, emailed Wildstein to say the Bridgegate scheme "was kind of badass."* It's unclear if Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) intends to run for re-election in Utah in 2018, but if he doesn't, former Gov. Jon Huntsman (R), a former member of President Obama's diplomatic team, is interested.* And the Washington Post had an interesting report over the weekend on the growing number of American women who've decided to run for public office for the first time in the wake of Hillary Clinton's defeat.