Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 3.7.18

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

* For an overview of yesterday's primary results in Texas, the Texas Tribune had a useful report. The statewide turnout numbers for Democrats were of particular interest.

* With a week to go before the congressional special election in Pennsylvania's 18th district, the National Republican Congressional Committee has invested another $600,000, bringing the NRCC's new total for this race to around $3.5 million.

* On a related note, the NRCC's final attack ad has nothing to do with tax cuts, and everything to do with Conor Lamb (D) and guns.

* GOP leaders, including Donald Trump, really want Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) to appoint himself to retiring Sen. Thad Cochran's (R) seat, but the governor's office reiterated yesterday that this will not happen.

* In Florida, Deborah Gibson, one of the women who accused Alabama's Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, is now running for a state House seat. Gibson was a Republican, but she's now left the party and will run as a Democrat.

* Dems have done well in many recent state legislative special elections, but they don't win them all. Yesterday, a Republican cruised to a landslide victory in an Oklahoma state House race.

* And in Maryland, the latest Mason-Dixon poll offers some good news for Gov. Larry Hogan (R) ahead of his re-election bid: the governor has a 63% approval rating and enjoys double-digit leads over each of his would-be Democratic rivals.