5) WSJ sources say
that the Obama campaign was upset with Bill Clinton
's comments praising Romney's work at Bain Capital and even complained to Clinton's advisers. The off-message moments regarding Romney/Bain that we have seen from prominent Democrats has to be taking its toll in irking the reelection campaign.
4) In advance of Tuesday's GOP primary, former Virginia Sen. George Allen
has released his first radio ad
, a spot that touts his record and refers to former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine
as Obama's "liberal hand-picked party chairman." While he does face some competition, Allen is overwhelmingly likely to advance to the general election on Tuesday while Kaine isn't challenged on the Democratic side at all.
3) Billionaire Sheldon Adelson
, once Romney's foil in the primary when he donated to a pro-Gingrich super PAC, will give at least a $1 million to a pro-Romney super PAC, a source tells CNN
. Meanwhile, Politico reports that Adelson and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani are in discussions to start a new super PAC dedicated to helping Republicans take back control of the Senate.
2) In the critical swing state of Virginia, Obama holds a slight 47 percent to 42 percent lead over Romney in a new Quinnipiac University poll
released on Thursday. Obama's struggles among downscale whites continue, the polls show, but he's winning 45 percent of white college graduates.
The poll also shows that if Gov. Bob McDonnell
joined the ticket as Romney's running-mate, he wouldn't provide him with any electoral boost.
1) The Obama campaign and the Democratic committees that support it raised a combined $60 million in May, the campaign announced on Thursday. With an average donation of about $55, more than 572,000 people gave money to Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and other committees. The campaign also said that 98 percent of the contributions were less than $250.