FL SEN: Sen. Bill Nelson (D) hauled in $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, pushing his cash on hand to over $10.5 million. (release)
NJ SEN: Pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin (R) “raised nearly $8 million—$7.5 million of which has come from a self-loan, his campaign confirmed Monday.” (New York Observer)
NV SEN: Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-03) raised almost $2.6 million from January through March, with $3.5 million left in her campaign account. (release)
OH SEN: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) took in $3.3 million in that interval, closing March with $11.8 million in the bank. (release)
PA SEN: Rep. Lou Barletta (R-11) raised $1.2 million in the first three months of the year, finishing March with $1.6 million in his campaign account. (release)
UT SEN: “Mitt Romney reported Monday his campaign has more than $1.15 million in cash on hand, a total that includes $1 million from his presidential bids. … The report filed with the Federal Election Commission in advance of the April 21 Utah State Republican Party Convention shows that Romney has raised nearly $677,000 and spent almost $527,000—and transferred $1 million into his Senate account.” (Deseret News)
VA SEN: Sen. Tim Kaine (D) pulled in $2 million from January through March, ending that period with $10.3 million on hand. (release)
WI SEN: Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) raised $3.7 million in the first quarter, posting $7.8 million in her campaign account at the end of March. (Hotline reporting)
Management consultant Kevin Nicholson (R) raised more than $1 million over the same time, ending with over $800,000 in the bank. (release)
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"Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 1980s, is reportedly willing to publicly testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday. Lawyers for Ford told committee staffers during a call Thursday evening to negotiate details of a potential hearing that she wanted Kavanaugh to testify before her and she does not want to be in the same room as him, according to multiple reports."
"The Trump administration on Thursday announced that the U.S. will now officially act to deter and respond to cyberattacks with offensive actions against foreign adversaries. The U.S.'s new cyber strategy, signed by President Trump, marks the federal government officially taking a more aggressive approach to cyber threats presented from across the globe."
The Trump Administration will sanction China over the purchase of Russian-made fighter jets and anti-aircraft weapons systems. "The sanctions are being imposed pursuant to the 2017 sanctions law punishing Russian interference in the 2016 elections, which threatens to sanction any third party that conducts a 'significant transaction' with the Russian defense industry." State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert cited "the delivery to China of Su-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018" as the transactions that led to the sanctions.