AZ-02: Rep. Ron Barber (D) announced that he raised $550,000 in the second quarter of the year, finishing with $1.55 million cash on hand. (release)
Barber’s challenger, retired Air Force pilot Martha McSally (R), has not announced her fundraising figures yet. She had about $847,000 cash on hand at the end of the first quarter.
AZ-09: Rep. Krysten Sinema (D) announced that she raised nearly $582,000 in the second quarter, finishing with about $1.59 million. (release)
Sinema’s opponents have not announced their fundraising totals. Retired Air Force Col. Wendy Rogers (R) had nearly $404,000 cash on hand at the end of the first quarter, and former Arizona State University and NFL quarterback Andrew Walter (R) had less than $42,000 in cash at that time.
FL-02: Attorney Gwen Graham (D) announced that she raised $563,000 in the second quarter, finishing with $1.57 million cash on hand. Graham is challenging Rep. Steve Southerland (R), who has not announced his fundraising figures yet but had $1.18 million cash on hand at the end of the first quarter. (Roll Call)
MI-01: Rep. Dan Benishek (R) announced that he raised $487,000 in the second quarter and had $942,000 cash on hand — a major improvement over the first quarter, when he only raised $145,000. Benishek’s challenger, veteran and former sheriff Jerry Cannon (D), had $270,000 in cash at the end of the first quarter. (Roll Call)
NJ-02: Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R) announced that he raised about $411,000 in the second quarter, finishing with $1.5 million cash on hand. LoBiondo’s challenger, attorney Bill Hughes (D), had $328,000 cash on hand at the end of the first quarter. (PolitickerNJ)
NY-18: Former Rep. Nan Hayworth (R) announced that she raised $256,000, plus a $500,000 personal loan, in the second quarter. She had $1.07 million cash on hand at the end of the quarter. Hayworth is challenging Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D), who raised $550,000 and finished the quarter with $1.75 million. (Roll Call)
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With three days until the first debate, the polls are coming fast and furious. The latest round:
- An Associated Press/Gfk poll of registered voters found very few voters committed, with Clinton leading Trump, 37% to 29%, and Gary Johnson at 7%.
- A McClatchy-Marist poll gave Clinton a six-point edge, 45% to 39%, in a four-way ballot test. Johnson pulls 10% support, with Jill Stein at 4%.
- Rasmussen, which has drawn criticism for continually showing Donald Trump doing much better than he does in other polls, is at it again. A new survey gives Trump a five-point lead, 44%-39%.
In contrast to Hillary Clinton's meticulous debate practice sessions, Donald Trump "is largely shunning traditional debate preparations, but has been watching video of…Clinton’s best and worst debate moments, looking for her vulnerabilities.” Trump “has paid only cursory attention to briefing materials. He has refused to use lecterns in mock debate sessions despite the urging of his advisers. He prefers spitballing ideas with his team rather than honing them into crisp, two-minute answers.”
Donald Trump "is on the precipice of becoming the only major-party presidential candidate this century not to reach out to millions of American voters whose dominant, first or just preferred language is Spanish. Trump has not only failed to buy any Spanish-language television or radio ads, he so far has avoided even offering a translation of his website into Spanish, breaking with two decades of bipartisan tradition."
Bill and Hillary Clinton have purchased the home next door to their primary residence in tony Chappaqua, New York, for $1.16 million. "By purchasing the new home, the Clinton's now own the entire cul-de-sac at the end of the road in the leafy New York suburb. The purchase makes it easier for the United States Secret Service to protect the former president and possible future commander in chief."