Hotline

September 26

Quote of the Day

It will be hard for either candidate to criticize the other too harshly on this form of integrity. They are the pot and the kettle.”

— Pollster Ann Selzer, on low trustworthiness ratings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg, 9/26.

White House 2016

Clinton Team to Make Post-Debate Push Across Swing States

Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Bernie Sanders will hit the trail again this week beginning on Tuesday.

Trump’s Approach to First Debate Remains Shrouded in Mystery

Cruz endorsed Trump on Friday, and the Trump campaign is pledging $140 million in ad spending.

POLLS

Three New National Polls Show a Tight Race

A CNN poll in Colorado shows a 1-point race there.

THIRD PARTIES

Stein Plans Protest Outside of Debate

Gary Johnson talked about space exploration on This Week.

Senate Stories
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BATTLE FOR THE SENATE | IL-sen | WI-sen

Dems’ Route Gets Tougher

NYT’s Upshot model gives the GOP at 63% chance of keeping the chamber.

ARIZONA | AZ-sen

Debate Set for Oct. 10

Kirkpatrick launched a new ad saying McCain’s been in Washington too long.

COLORADO | CO-sen

Q Poll: Bennet Up 9%

The survey showed the incumbent leading his GOP challenger Darryl Glenn 52-43%.

FLORIDA | FL-sen

NRSC Launches New Ad

The committee is again attacking Rep. Patrick Murphy on his resume.

House Stories
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RACE FOR THE HOUSE | MI-8 | VA-5 | KS-3 | PA-16 | FL-26 | IN-2

DCCC Expands Red to Blue

The committee added candidates in FL-26, MI-08, and PA-16.

ARIZONA 01 (D -- KIRKPATRICK) | AZ-1

Babeu Hit on Record at Boarding School

At a forum, O’Halleran attacked him on the issue.

ARIZONA 02 (R -- MCSALLY) | AZ-2

Heinz Hits McSally on Planned Parenthood

McSally is keeping mum on Trump.

CALIFORNIA 25 (R -- KNIGHT) | CA-25

Caforio’s Legal Past Draws Scrutiny

He’s challenging Knight.

Governor Stories
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INDIANA | IN-gov

Gregg, Holcomb Talk Minority Issues at Forum

They agreed police body cameras don’t work if not coupled with disclosure rules.

MISSOURI | MO-gov

RJC Members Backing Greitens

The former Democrat has spoken fondly of the Palestinian cause.

MONTANA | MT-gov

Gianforte Defends Outsourcing as Companies’ Decisions

One of his former top executives blames his products for jobs leaving the U.S.

NEW HAMPSHIRE | NH-gov

First Democratic Ad of General Focuses on College

Van Ostern also called for 11 more debates with Sununu.

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