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July 25

Clinton, Kaine Appear in Miami

Michael Bloomberg will endorse Clinton in a speech at the DNC.

Pro-Sanders Protesters Descend on Philadelphia

A Sanders campaign memo from June contemplated demanding a private plane for fall campaign travel.

Republicans Counterprogramming DNC

Trump and Pence are scheduled to appear together in four swing states this week.

DEMOCRATS

Wasserman Schultz Resignation Casts Shadow Over First Day

The convention kicks off with speeches from Booker, Michelle Obama, Warren, and Sanders.

POLLS

Trump Leads Clinton in CNN/ORC Poll

The two are tied in a recent CBS News survey.

BATTLE FOR THE SENATE | NH-sen | NV-sen | CO-sen

Third-Party Candidates Threaten Senate Races

Gary Johnson and Jill Stein could have an outsized impact on down-ballot races.

ARIZONA | AZ-sen

McCain Ad Ties Kirkpatrick to Clinton

Republicans hope it saddles her with the presidential nominee’s growing trust-deficit.

ARKANSAS | AR-sen

Boozman Challenger Raised $290K

Democrat Conner Eldridge ended the quarter with just $315,000.

CALIFORNIA | CA-sen

Sanchez Slams Obama’s Harris Endorsement

She told Univision that the president backed her rival because they’re both black.

COLORADO

Restoration PAC Backs Glenn

The group launched a TV ad boosting Michael Bennet’s long-shot GOP challenger.

FLORIDA | FL-sen

Beruff Hits Rubio on Muslim Immigration Ban

Joe Biden will again campaign with Murphy early next month.

ILLINOIS | IL-sen

GOP Poll: Kirk 42, Duckworth 40

A survey conducted for a pro-Kirk group found him up, while Trump trails.

INDIANA | IN-sen

Bayh Becomes the Official Nominee

The DSCC launched a six-figure ad attacking GOP Rep. Todd Young.

LOUISIANA | LA-sen

Duke Files for Senate

Vitter’s former chief of staff will work on a pro-Kennedy effort.

NORTH CAROLINA | NC-sen

Burr to Campaign With Trump

He and McCrory will appear at an event in Winston-Salem.

NEVADA | NV-sen

Cortez Masto Ad Name-Drops Sandoval

The former AG says she was with the GOP governor on his education plan, while Heck was not.

OHIO | OH-sen

Portman Ad Highlights Work Fighting Human Trafficking

The pro-Portman PAC is back on TV with a $1.3M attack on Strickland.

PENNSYLVANIA | PA-sen

McGinty to Speak Before Clinton

The Democratic Senate hopeful will address the DNC in Philly Thursday night.

WISCONSIN | WI-sen

Green Groups Launch $1M Attack on Johnson

Democrat Russ Feingold’s campaign says he brought in $775K in 20 days.

FUNDRAISING ROUNDUP

Starrett Drops $190K on Ads, Mailers in TN-04

In TN-08, state Sen. Brian Kelsey raised the most.

OUTSIDE GROUPS

NARAL Backs Nolan

The abortion rights group also endorsed Kihuen and Rosen in Nevada.

PRIMARY ROUNDUP

Chamber Of Commerce Drops Anti-Huelskamp Ad In KS-01

Tim Canova says he will file an FEC complaint against Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

RACE FOR THE HOUSE

Most Democratic Challengers Sit Out DNC

Kaine said the GOP would keep the House majority.

FLORIDA 07 (R -- MICA) | FL-7

EMILY’s List Endorses Murphy

She’s challenging Rep. John Mica.

FLORIDA 18 (D -- MURPHY) | FL-18

Kozell Goes On Air

He’s running for Rep. Patrick Murphy’s seat.

ILLINOIS 10 (R -- DOLD) | IL-10

Duckworth Backs Schneider

He’s running for Rep. Robert Dold’s seat.

MINNESOTA 02 (R -- KLINE) | MN-2

Miller Releases New Ad Touting Kline Endorsement

She running to succeed him.

NEW YORK 21 (R -- STEFANIK) | NY-21

Stefanik Slams Derrick Over Facebook Post

His campaign republished a letter calling her “a soulless Wall Street errand girl.”

DEMOCRATS | IN-gov | NH-gov | MO-gov | WV-gov | OH-gov

Justice, Koster, Gregg, Van Ostern, Connolly Skipping DNC

Potential gubernatorial candidates from New Jersey, Ohio, and Illinois are going.

CALIFORNIA | CA-gov

Newsom Post Appears Plagiarized

Newsom acknowledged the error and added attribution.

CONNECTICUT | CT-gov

Gretchen Carlson 2018 Speculation Ramps Up

The Fox News host recently said she had political aspirations.

ILLINOIS | IL-gov

Madigan, Durbin Talk Gov Bid

Madigan called the senator “uniquely qualified” for the job.

INDIANA | IN-gov

Pence and His $7M Warchest Back Holcomb

A Brooks poll found all three major candidates narrowly trailing Gregg.

MARYLAND | MD-gov

Gansler Not Ruling Out 2018 Hogan Challenge

The former attorney general says people are asking him to run.

MISSOURI | MO-gov

Sinquefield Gives Hanaway Another Six Figures

Huckabee and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorsed Brunner and Hanaway, respectively.

MONTANA | MT-gov

Schweitzer Slams Gianforte on Land Access

The Montana Bankers Association endorsed the Republican.

NEW JERSEY | NJ-gov

Lesniak Tweaks Murphy for Self-Funding

The Star-Ledger slammed Fulop for taking a $1 million donation from a hospital executive.

NEW YORK | NY-gov

Bharara Subpoenas Astorino

The U.S. attorney is investigating pay-for-play allegations in Bill de Blasio’s campaign.

NORTH CAROLINA | NC-gov

McCrory to Stump for Trump

North Carolina stands to lose out on more basketball games.

OREGON | OR-gov

Pierce Unlikely to Self-Fund Beyond $1.3M

Kate Brown and her husband made $145,000 last year.

UTAH | UT-gov

Weinholtz Running 60-Second TV Ad

The Democrat faces an uphill battle in unseating Gov. Gary Herbert.

VIRGINIA | VA-gov

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Felon Enfranchisement

McAuliffe said he would work around the ruling to giving ex-convicts the right to vote.

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