It's not every day a wealthy real estate mogul alights at a pumpkin patch, but presidential campaign history is studded with candidates appearing out of their element.
So there was Donald Trump on Monday, crunching the ground at Bedners Farm and Market in South Florida to meet with local growers. He promised to slash regulations that business owners complain hamper their operations.
But what he really wanted to talk about was his grievance over the "rigged" election that he said he is nevertheless leading.
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump received his first endorsement from a prominent newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal — which is owned by major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson.
The endorsement said that despite his divisive proposals and rhetoric that has stoked racial tensions, Trump will upset the political norm in Washington.
“He promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power’s pursuit and preservation,” the Review-Journal’s editorial board wrote.
A political group connected to a close Clinton ally donated $467,500 last year to the state Senate campaign of a woman whose husband later played a key role in investigating Hillary Clinton's handling of classified material, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has been a longtime ally and fundraiser for Bill and Hillary Clinton. Last year, in an effort to bolster his clout in the Virginia legislature, his political group gave the donation to the campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who was recruited to run for the state Senate.
Donald Trump has made a lot of threats about suing the media, which he calls dishonest and in league with his rival, Hillary Clinton. On Sunday, he said he would like to make it easier to win such lawsuits.
Trump, in an interview with WFOR-TV in Miami, pointed to Britain's libel laws as a model.
"In England, you have a good chance of winning," he said. "And deals are made and apologies are made. Over here, they don’t have to apologize. They can say anything they want about you or me and there doesn’t have to be any apology. England has a system where, if they are wrong, things happen."
Donald Trump was down in Gettysburg, in southern Pennsylvania, eclipsing his own speech about his first 100 days as president with a blustery vow to sue women who have lodged complaints against him of sexual assaults.
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey was as far away as a top-of-the-ticket mate could be, physically and psychically. The incumbent Republican from Pennsylvania spent part of Saturday in the state’s coal country to the north. He quietly greeted a handful of supporters and a few local reporters in a restaurant that had closed for the event, and held a baby named Reagan — after the president.
A prominent feature behind the bar of the restaurant, in a restored bank building, was the giant old vault, something of a metaphor for the campaign Toomey is waging for reelection, locked away as best he can, removed from the chaotic man who heads his party’s ticket.