Clinton Weather Channel ad buy: The Clinton campaign is requesting the Weather Channel delay its $63,000 ad buy until after Hurricane Matthew passes. The campaign had been criticized as being “insensitive” and “tone deaf” for buying time on the channel at a time when viewership is expected to be very high during coverage of the hurricane.
Early voting: The Clinton campaign is banking on early voting helping them in Florida, Nevada and North Carolina. They are encouraging their supporters to vote early and hoping to bank enough early votes to make an insurmountable lead on Election Day. The campaign expects as much as 40% of votes in those states to be made before Election Day.
Latino vote: A tracking poll analysis by a group called Latino Decisions predicts Hillary Clinton to get the highest percentage of Latino votes ever. They predict she will win somewhere between 76.5 and 87.5 percent of Latino votes. The highest on record is 72% by Bill Clinton in 1996.
McMullin running mate: Those waiting on the edge of your seats to find out who Evan McMullin will pick for his running mate now have your answer. He has chosen Mindy Finn, a 35-year old political strategist who most recently has worked for the RNC as a senior digital strategist. She says she has been part of the group opposing Trump from the beginning and as she has encouraged others to run for office, now she says she has an “opportunity to walk the walk.”
Nevada: Somebody from Donald Trump’s campaign apparently didn’t tell him the right way to pronounce the name of the Silver State. At a campaign event in the state on Wednesday night, he insisted that the name is pronounced Nuh-VAH-dah(with the middle syllable pronounced like “odd”). But locals prefer the “Nuh-VAA-dah” pronunciation (with the middle syllable pronounced like “dad”). In fact, locals say it’s almost become a litmus test of sorts for presidential candidates to see whether they know how to pronounce it correctly.
#Never Trump Republicans: 30 former Republican congressmen and senators have signed a letter stating they will not vote for Trump because he “makes a mockery” of their principles and say he is “manifestly unqualified to be president.” Some of the signatories such as Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma and Jim Leach of Iowa endorsed Obama in 2008 and/or 2012 and many others were prominent moderates. Others such as Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire and Vin Weber of Minnesota were prominent Reagan era conservatives. The letter did not mention Hillary Clinton; some of the signatories say they will vote for her, others say they will vote for Gary Johnson while others will write in a candidate….