by Matea Gold, Anu Narayanswamy | The Washington Post
Billionaire Paul Singer was an early and generous backer of Mitt Romney in the 2012 campaign, investing $1 million in a super PAC supporting the Republican presidential nominee more than a year before the election.
As Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana was extolling Donald J. Trump to a crowd here on Tuesday as a “good man” who “speaks from his heart,” Mr. Trump was holding a rally just a few states south, with a decidedly different message — suggesting that gun owners could take action against Hillary Clinton.
This was supposed to be the week both presidential campaigns focused on the economy with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traveling to Michigan to lay out their plans to help Americans still recovering from the Great Recession. Trump, who was trying to reset his campaign after a string of missteps, proposed a simplified tax code and a moratorium on government regulations. Clinton wants a new surge in infrastructure spending.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton targeted each other’s political vulnerabilities Wednesday, with the GOP presidential nominee questioning his Democratic rival’s ethics and honesty while Mrs. Clinton stoked doubts about his unpredictability.
When Hillary Clinton and her vice-presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, took a celebratory bus tour through crucial Ohio after the Democratic National Convention, they got some unexpected company: Republican Sen. Rob Portman.
Donald Trump, with his unfiltered rhetoric and lack of political experience, may be ushering Hillary Clinton into the White House, according to self-described swing-voter moms, who are more resigned than enthusiastic about that prospect.
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.