Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 3.13.19

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* The North Carolina Board of Elections filed an order this morning on the election in the 9th congressional district, and as TPM noted, board members concluded the race was "corrupted by fraud, improprieties, and irregularities so pervasive that its results are tainted as the fruit of an operation manifestly unfair to the voters and corrosive to our system of representative government."

* On a related note, a federal grand jury is considering allegations of election fraud in North Carolina's 9th, and it's reportedly begun issuing subpoenas in the case.

* Ahead of a likely presidential campaign, former Rep. Beto O'Rouke (D-Texas) hasn't just scheduled an event with a Democratic state Senate candidate in Iowa; he's also planning to stick around the Hawkeye State for a while.

* In Michigan, the latest Emerson Poll found 56% of voters saying they don't plan to support Trump's re-election, while 44% said they are likely to vote for him. The Republican's surprise, narrow victory in Michigan in 2016 was his closest win in any state.

* There were a whole bunch of state legislative special elections, and let's start in Pennsylvania where nurse Bridget Kosierowski (D) kept a state House seat in Democratic hands, and Movita Johnson-Harrell (D), a former victims' services supervisor at the Philadelphia district attorney's office, also won a Democratic-held state House special election.

* In Maine, former state Sen. Joe Perry (D) also won a state House seat that had been held by a Democrat.

* Democrats also received some good news in Texas, where Ray Lopez (D) won a state House special election.

* The news was better for Republicans in Tennessee, businessman Paul Rose (R) easily won a state Senate special election, keeping the seat in GOP hands.