Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Democratic presidential campaign was expected to be a fundraising juggernaut, and the newly reported tally from the first quarter didn't disappoint: the Vermonter raised $18.2 million, which I expect to be the highest total of anyone in the field.
* On a related note, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) raised $12 million in the first quarter, which is a hefty sum, and which will further reinforce impressions that she's a top-tier contender.
* A Connecticut woman named Amy Lappos came forward yesterday to say former Vice President Joe Biden "rubbed noses with her during a 2009 political fundraiser," which made her uncomfortable. "It wasn't sexual, but he did grab me by the head," she said, adding, "When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth."
* Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, who'll be on the show tonight, became the first Democratic presidential candidate to unveil a comprehensive immigration reform plan this morning.
* It's Election Day in Wisconsin, where voters will elect a new state Supreme Court justice, in a contest that's expected to be quite competitive. The race pits Lisa Neubauer on the left against Brian Hagedorn on the right, with the winner replacing Justice Shirley Abrahamson, a longtime progressive.
* Voters in Chicago will elect a new mayor today, with former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle facing off in a runoff election. Whoever wins will be the first African-American woman to ever lead the Windy City.
* And Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) yesterday became the latest presidential hopeful to release her tax returns, disclosing the materials from the previous 12 years.