I’m Christina Bellantoni, and Essential Politics is here to flog off your week in politics.
WEEKEND CAMPAIGNING WITH LESS THAN 100 DAYS TO GO
Hillary Clinton set off on a three-day train debate by Pennsylvania and Ohio after usurpation a Democratic nomination, trying to expostulate a crowd between Donald Trump and a white, working-class electorate he needs to win a election.
Chris Megerian was roving with her over a weekend, and writes she energetically seized a history-making impulse as a initial womanlike claimant from a vital domestic party.
Along a way, Clinton was assimilated by Bill Clinton and her using mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. The former played an surprising purpose on a route — he stayed roughly totally silent. Meanwhile, Kaine jumped into a purpose as Clinton’s many eager promoter, vouching for her impression and shredding Donald Trump.
(Reporting from opposite a country, a group took a demeanour during what Kaine’s Spanish fluency means to Latino voters.
And Seema Mehta writes about how Trump and his using partner Mike Pence are a investigate of contrasts on a stump.
But it was Trump who generated a biggest headlines of a weekend with two days’ value of news about his response to lamentation relatives who done a high-profile coming during a Democratic National Convention. The Republican nominee’s comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan bearing his skeleton to anathema Muslim immigration behind into a spotlight, and led to tip GOP leaders enmity themselves from Trump — again.
He also announced in Colorado he was “taking a gloves off” opposite Clinton. But he spent many of his time during a pitch state convene revisiting past controversies from a primary.
This weekend Trump claimed he rebuffed a assembly with regressive mega-donors Charles and David Koch. But tip officials to a Koch donor network told Melanie Mason they had no believe of any such request.
Also this weekend, Mark Cuban kept adult his attacks on Trump, billionaire to billionaire.
YOUR QUICK CONVENTION CLOSEOUT CATCHUP
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GUESS WHO’S BACK?
After a month of recess, a California Legislature reconvenes this morning in Sacramento. And they lapse to start what’s one of a many heated domestic and process sprints this event has seen: a final month of deliberations before adjourning for a year.
From meridian change to a state’s housing crisis, reworking a manners for elections to legalizing online poker, we’ve got a outline of a biggest issues to watch over a subsequent 4 weeks. And as always, keep an eye on our Essential Politics news feed for a latest from Sacramento.