In this week’s Race Rundown, President Trump’s approval rating is up 7 points from February, Republicans have narrowed the gap on the generic congressional ballot, and Democrats deal with a liberal version of the “Tea Party.”
On the Senate front, former President Barack Obama is attending a May fundraiser for Missouri’s Claire McCaskill in Beverly Hills. In Tennessee, Rep. Diane Black endorsed her colleague Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign. And the NRSC released a series of Hillary Clinton-centric ads targeting vulnerable Democrats in Trump-won states.
On the House side, the NRCC plunged more than $230,000 into Arizona’s 8th Congressional District for door-to-door canvassing. In Nevada, Senate-candidate-turned-House-candidate Danny Tarkanian is reportedly leading the NV-03 race. And in Minnesota, Democrats are tearing each other apart to vie for the seat vacated by Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN).