Donald Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, conceded Sunday their campaign was trailing.
"We are behind," she said, offering as an explanation several advantages Hillary Clinton has, including a lopsided ad war heavily tilted her way and all-star surrogates, starting with President Obama, campaigning with her.
"Our advantage is that Donald Trump is just going to continue to take the case directly to the people. He doesn't expect to be able to cut through the noise or the silence and the way we're treated by some," she said.
President Obama, who in recent weeks has crisscrossed the country rallying supporters for Hillary Clinton, focused his message Sunday on Nevada’s Senate contest, one of the most competitive races in the country.
With early voting underway in the state, Obama urged supporters to get out to the polls and support the state’s former attorney general, Catherine Cortez Masto, who is vying for the seat being vacated by her mentor, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
Obama castigated her opponent, Rep. Joe Heck, for his past support of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee.
Hillary Clinton inserted a sly remark near the end of her speech from a Baptist church pulpit here Sunday, telling the crowd, “I’m not going to tell you who to vote for.”
She didn’t need to, of course. The black congregants who packed the pews laughed and applauded, and when Clinton finished speaking, they said goodbye with the same standing ovation with which they had greeted her.
Driving up turnout among black voters is a key element of Clinton’s campaign strategy in North Carolina. At an estimated one-quarter of this year’s electorate, African Americans are a larger percentage here than in any other traditional battleground state.
Here’s another way of looking at the Chicago Cubs’ championship drought: The last time the North Siders won the World Series, women did not have a universal right to vote in the United States.
And so this picture posted Saturday night by Hillary Clinton’s traveling press secretary has an added sense of history, as the first woman ever nominated for president by a major party watched her hometown Cubs clinch their berth in the Fall Classic.
Clinton was campaigning in Philadelphia on Saturday as the Cubs hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. One of Clinton’s aides and a big Cubs fan, Connolly Keigher, was livestreaming the final inning on her phone as they traveled back to the campaign plane, watching the double play that ended the 71-year pennant drought at the speed of a motorcade ride.
A top Donald Trump supporter compared the stream of allegations of sexual assault against the Republican nominee to a form of torture.
“He’s been waterboarded by these issues,” former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It seems like it’s really been kind of somewhat of a put-up oppression of Donald Trump from all of these people.”
The remark came in response to a question about why the Trump had pledged on Saturday, in what was billed as a major policy address, to file suit against his accusers once the election is over.
A presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the White House. Most states predictably vote red or blue, but a small handful swing either way and make up the main election battlegrounds. What does it take to win the presidency?