“Tomorrow, President Obama will speak here, for the first time since his last campaign. He may admit that he hasn’t kept every promise. And he’ll probably say that, even though you aren’t better off today than you were four years ago, things could be worse,” Romney said.
TOMORROW’S AGENDA TODAY: President Obama speaks to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. He will then speak to a grassroots campaign event at Hillsborough Community College’s Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa, Fla.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "They're going after Eric HolderEric H. HolderHolder: Snowden performed a 'public service' Aggressive Lynch makes mark at Department of Justice Eric Holder to headline fundraiser for Clinton MORE because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter-suppression initiatives in the states." House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), of GOP efforts to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress. "This is no accident, it is no coincidence, it is a plan."
President Obama is clinging to a narrow national lead in his presidential match-up against Mitt Romney, according to a new poll by The Associated Press. The president leads Romney 47-44 percent in the survey, although that advantage is within the poll's margin of error.
A new poll of the crucial swing state of Florida shows Obama has opened up a 4-point lead over Romney, 46-42 percent, according to the Quinnipiac University survey.
Obama and Romney are statistically tied in Michigan, according to a poll from Mitchell Research, at 47 percent to 46.
President Obama's reelection team continued its push for female voters with the release of a new TV ad touting the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act as the first bill signed by the president after his inauguration.
BATTLE FOR THE HOUSE:
New York: Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSchumer touts policy victories over Obama administration Puerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate Overnight Healthcare: House, Senate on collision course over Zika funding MORE (R-N.Y.) has endorsed New York state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D) over Charles Barron (D), the controversial New York City councilman and former Black Panther who has union backing in the race.
Utah: Rep. Jim MathesonJim MathesonBottom Line Washington's lobby firms riding high Big names free to lobby in 2016 MORE (D-Utah) will skip the Democratic National Convention, making him the latest in a string of conservative Democrats to take a pass on the party confab.
Indiana: Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock's (R) campaign posted four videos meant to be responses to the Supreme Court ruling on Democrats' healthcare law — except the court hasn't announced its ruling yet.
Massachusetts: Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDems see political gold in fight over Trump's taxes Sanders: Clinton with a moderate VP would be a 'disaster' Verizon, striking unions reach agreement in principle MORE and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) have agreed to a third televised debate after a week of public bickering over the terms of the forums.
New Mexico: The League of Conservation Voters launched a $150,000 television ad campaign against GOP candidate Heather Wilson. It’s part of their $1 million ad push against her.
Virginia: Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) is up with his first ads — soft positive spots that indicate he needs to improve his standing with suburban female voters.
Wisconsin: Rep. Tammy BaldwinTammy BaldwinSenate panel passes 4.5B defense bill Dem introduces bill to block new government hacking powers The Trail 2016: The campaign that never sleeps MORE (D-Wis.) is up with her first ad of the campaign, a spot that blasts China for unfair trade practices and touts her work across the aisle to try to stop them.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Priorities USA, a super-PAC supporting President Obama’s reelection bid, increased its fundraising pace in May, hauling in roughly $4 million, according to recent filings.
Vice President Biden recruited major stars representing a variety of sports to appear in a new public service announcement released Thursday. Biden, Obama, quarterback Eli Manning, basketball star Jeremy Lin, baseball's Jimmy Rollins, Evan Longoria and Joe Torre, soccer star David Beckham and ESPN sports analyst Andy Katz all appear in the PSA condemning violence against women.
Mitt Romney's five sons, Ben, Tagg, Matt, Josh and Craig, hit TBS's "Conan" Wednesday and shed some light on their dad's moon-walking and singing skills.
Romney’s presidential campaign wants to add a million fans next month on Facebook. Achieving that number would still put Romney, who currently has 2,006,468 “likes” or fans, well behind Obama, who has 27,073,939 “likes” on the social network.
Gov. Rick Scott (R) denied Romney's campaign asked him to tone down efforts to tout improvements in the Florida economy out of concern it could weaken the case against Obama.
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