Welcome to OVERNIGHT CAMPAIGN, your daily rundown from The Hill on all the latest news in the White House, Senate and House races.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE won the support of several high-profile backers on Thursday as she builds on her already substantial lead over Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Clip shows Larry David and Bernie Sanders reacting after discovering they're related For now, Trump dossier creates more questions than answers MORE in the endorsements primary.

Planned Parenthood broke with precedent and announced it will bestow upon Clinton its first ever primary endorsement. Clinton also locked down support from Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield, and former Defense secretary Leon Panetta.

But it wasn’t all good news for Clinton on Thursday, as her emails cropped up again as a campaign issue.

The State Department’s inspector general released a report calling Clinton’s email releases “inaccurate and incomplete,” and Senate Judiciary chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyRepublicans jockey for position on immigration House clears bill to combat crimes against elderly Grassley: DACA deal wouldn't need border wall funding MORE (R-Iowa) blasted State for providing “false information.” Meanwhile, State announced it would dump nearly 3,000 pages of emails on Thursday to make up for missing the prior deadline.

But Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had the toughest day in Washington. A liberal group is demanding she resign a day after she alleged that young women are complacent on the issue of abortion rights. At least House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has her back.

 

RACE TO 1600 PENN:

MR. SPEAKER: The Hill’s Jonathan Easley reports: House Republicans once recruited Ben Carson to replace John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner‘Lone wolf’ characterization of mass murderers is the epitome of white privilege Pelosi urges Ryan to create select committee on gun violence Ex-congressman Michael Grimm formally announces bid for old seat MORE as Speaker of the House. Rep. Matt SalmonMatt SalmonSchumer tells Sinema he's backing her in Ariz. Senate race Comey fallout weighs on the GOP Conservative activists want action from Trump MORE (R-Az.) identified himself to The Hill as one of three who approached Carson.

OH, CANADA: The Hill’s Lisa Hagen reports: John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE is questioning whether Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE is eligible to be president. Nancy Pelosi is siding with McCain, who was also born abroad, reports The Hill’s Mike Lillis. Cruz is firing back, accusing McCain of seeking to boost Rubio, reports The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is on the campaign trail defending her husband, The Hill’s Mark Hensch reports.

TROLLING: The Hill’s Amie Parnes reports: Bernie Sanders’ supporters are plotting to sabotage a Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE rally taking place tonight in Sanders hometown of Burlington, Vt..

OPTIMISM: The Hill’s Amie Parnes reports: Hillary Clinton’s confidence is climbing in Iowa, where she hopes to steamroll Bernie Sanders upstart campaign and end speculation that she’s vulnerable.

CRUMBLING HOPES: The Hill’s Ben Kamisar reports: Martin O’Malley has missed the deadline to file to be on the Democratic primary ballot in Ohio.

 

ODDS AND ENDS:

SAVAGE: The Hill’s Bradford Richardson reports: Chris Christie slammed Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Tillerson, Trump deny report of rift | Tillerson says he never considered resigning | Trump expresses 'total confidence' in secretary | Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad Rubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts GOP establishment doubts Bannon’s primary powers MORE on Thursday, saying Hillary Clinton would “cut his heart out.” Rubio responded by unloading on Christie as inconsistent on issues important to conservatives, The Hill’s Ben Kamisar reports.

ABSENT: The Hill’s Jordain Carney reports: Marco Rubio is defending his record of missed votes in the Senate while pointing to Chris Christie’s time away from New Jersey.

DEM INFIGHTING: The Hill’s Jordain Carney reports: Bernie Sanders is calling on President Obama to end the crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally.

PICK ONE: The Hill’s Bradford Richardson reports: Jeb Bush ranked how much he loves his family members, and his mother took the top spot.

MODERN LIFE: The Hill’s Bradford Richardson reports: Hillary Clinton is bemoaning the “tyranny of the selfie.”

GUNS: The Hill’s Jordan Fabian reports: The White House is calling Ted Cruz’s new ad hitting President Obama over guns “irresponsible.”

BLUNT TALK: The Hill’s Mark Hensch reports: Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHouse bill set to reignite debate on warrantless surveillance Authorizing military force is necessary, but insufficient GOP feuds with outside group over analysis of tax framework MORE and Stephen Colbert joked about smoking weed on the comedian’s late night talk show.

BOOT-GATE, DAY TWO: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: Marco Rubio’s flashy heeled boots are still attracting a lot of buzz, provoking the GOP presidential contender to ask whether people have lost their minds.

 

THE DAILY TRUMP

GETTING PERSONAL: The Hill’s Mark Hensch reports: Donald Trump released a new Instagram ad hitting Bill ClintonBill ClintonAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE for his past marital infidelities and questioning Hillary Clinton’s commitment to women’s rights.

THREATS: The Hill’s Mark Hensch reports: Donald Trump says he’ll pull the $1 billion he has invested in the United Kingdom if the British Parliament votes to ban him from traveling there.

NOT THROUGH WITH YOU: The Hill’s Bradford Richardson reports: Donald Trump is reigniting his feud with the New Hampshire newspaper that has been critical of him.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Washington, D.C. is a much different environment in 2016 than when I was elected in 2004. I know all too well the challenges the new representative will face.”

-- Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.), who announced he won’t seek reelection this year.

 

CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS

VEEPSTAKES: The Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports: GOP hopes of maintaining a majority in the Senate may be hampered by the fact that some of the party’s potential vice presidential picks are running for reelection in key battleground states.

 

MONEY WATCH

STILL RAKING IT IN: The Hill’s Bradford Richardson reports: A super-PAC supporting Jeb Bush got a $10 million donation from insurance executive Hank Greenberg. However, The Hill’s Jonathan Swan reports that Greenberg is seeking to distance himself from the gift.

SUPER PAC-MAN: The Hill’s Megan R. Wilson reports: One man is responsible for creating 752 super-PACs so far this cycle. Critics say he needs a better hobby.

 

WHAT WE ARE WATCHING FOR TODAY, TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND

(All times Eastern)

Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Burlington, Vermont at 7 p.m. today, another at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. at 7 p.m. on Friday and one in Clear Lake, Iowa on Saturday.

Bernie Sanders will be on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes,” which is broadcasting live from Burlington, Vt.., today at 8 p.m. MSNBC is touting the interview as a counter to Trump’s appearance in the same city the same night.

Hillary Clinton has more fundraisers in California on Friday. On Saturday, actress Lena Dunham campaigns for Clinton in Iowa.

Bernie Sanders holds a press conference on paid family leave in Cedar Rapids at 11 a.m. on Friday, followed by three town meetings in the state. He has two Iowa events on Saturday and three on Sunday.

Seven Republican presidential candidates will attend the Jack Kemp Foundation’s forum on expanding economic opportunity in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. The forum will be hosted by Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanThe Hill Interview: Budget Chair Black sticks around for now Gun proposal picks up GOP support GOP lawmaker Tim Murphy to retire at end of term MORE (R-Wis.) and Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open Senators grill ex-Equifax CEO over stock sales Wells Fargo chief defends bank's progress in tense Senate hearing MORE (R-S.C.).

John Kasich holds a town hall in New Hampshire on Friday.

Chris Christie will fundraise in Baltimore on Friday evening.

Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will speak on Saturday in Iowa at a "Putting Families First" Presidential Forum

Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina will speak at the Jack Kemp Foundation Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity in South Carolina on Saturday.

Ted Cruz continues his Iowa bus tour with a town hall in Mason City and five other stops on Friday. He has another five on Saturday.

Marco Rubio holds a rally in Raleigh, N.C. Saturday afternoon. On Sunday, Rubio heads to Palm Beach for a fundraiser at the home of Bill Koch, brother of the more famous Koch brothers.

Carly Fiorina holds three events in New Hampshire on Friday.

Jeb Bush holds a town hall in Pendleton, S.C. on Friday.  He heads to Columbia for a Saturday South Carolina Citizens for Life Rally and then on to Hilton Head for a town hall.

Ben Carson is at a pastors roundtable in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday and tours the S.C. Military Museum that day. He’ll attend Sunday services at two churches in Iowa.

Rand Paul has an event in Iowa Friday morning.

Rick Santorum will hold 13 events across Iowa from Thursday to Sunday.

Martin O’Malley has 11 stops planned across Iowa beginning Thursday night and stretching into Monday.

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

The boy said in an interview with reporters afterwards that he wasn’t embarrassed, and Carson took a picture with the young man and told him he’d “go on to do great things in life.”

 

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