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Welcome to THE TRAIL 2016, your daily rundown from The Hill on all the latest news in the White House, Senate and House races. 

The dynamic Democratic duo of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMore than 200,000 Wisconsin voters will be removed from the rolls Trump is threatening to boycott the debates — here's how to make sure he shows up Trey Gowdy returns to Fox News as contributor MORE and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals MORE touched down in Ohio Monday, wasting no time at laying into Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE and further stoking speculation that the party will soon be saying “I’m with her, and also her.” 

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While Warren’s already emerged as Trump’s leading antagonist with her Twitter feuds and harsh speeches aimed at the Republican nominee, the side-by-side appearance showed that Warren, the darling of the progressive left, is more than comfortable playing the traditional vice-presidential role of the attack dog. 

But you know who didn’t enjoy being smacked around like a piñata? Donald Trump. 

He launched his own salvo directed at Warren, bashing her as a “sellout” in a campaign statement and later accusing her of being a racist for claiming she was part Cherokee. Other Republicans piled on as well, including Scott Brown, who lost to Warren in 2012. He suggested she could take a DNA test to prove those roots. 

Read about what we can learn from the first joint Clinton-Warren appearance. Come back tonight for more campaign developments and for a look at how Trump is keeping the race tight in swing states despite her significant lead in national polling.

 

RACE TO 1600 PENN 

NORTHERN HOSPITALITY: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: Ohio Gov. John Kasich won’t exactly be rolling out the welcome mat for Donald Trump at the GOP convention in his state. His top aide is signaling that the governor isn’t expecting to speak at the Trump coronation after their bitter primary fight. 

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BARACKING THE VOTE: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: President Obama recorded a light-hearted video with Buzzfeed aimed at motivating Americans to get out and vote in the fall. 

CLINTON CHEERS SCOTUS: The Hill’s Rebecca Savransky reports: Hillary Clinton hailed Monday’s landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down Texas’ abortion laws as a victory for women because it will likely expand abortion access in the state after the laws had prompted many clinics to shutter.   

NOT LOOKING SO GOOD: The Hill’s Julian Hattem reports: A Clinton donor added to a national security advisory board despite subpar chops promised to make Hillary Clinton “look good” in an email to one of Clinton’s longtime aides. 

EMERGING EMAILS: The Hill’s Julian Hattem reports: Nearly three dozen new email messages to or from Hillary Clinton were released to the public on Monday, raising additional questions about the scope of the messages she had preserved for safekeeping.

 

ODDS AND ENDS: 

YOU CAN TRUST ME: The Hill’s Lisa Hagen reports: Hillary Clinton made an appeal to voters who are wary of the presumptive Democratic nominee that she can be trusted while taking aim at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. 

NO SPEAKING SLOT: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't plan to speak at the Republican National Convention held in his state next month, where Donald Trump is slated to officially be named the GOP's presidential nominee.

SWAT TEAM: The Hill’s Rebecca Savransky reports: The anti-Trump delegate effort has landed its first advance-team members in Cleveland ahead of next month’s convention, according to Politico. 

PROTECTOR OF THE TRADE REALM: The Hill’s Vicki Needham reports: Hillary Clinton said Monday that she would appoint a trade prosecutor to protect U.S. workers against bad global policies. 

SANDERS KEEPS ELBOWS SHARP: The Hill’s Vicki Needham reports: Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Reject National Defense Authorization Act, save Yemen instead MORE is urging Democrats to oppose holding a vote on a massive Pacific Rim trade deal.

 

POLL POSITION 

SALVATION: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: Donald Trump has gained 9 points among white Protestants in one month, according to Gallup’s tracking poll. 

SPUTTERING FAVORABLES: The Hill’s Jesse Byrnes reports: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remain deeply unpopular among voters, with a new poll showing both major parties' presumptive nominees viewed more negatively than some of the country's more controversial organizations like Planned Parenthood and the National Rifle Association.

 

THE DAILY TRUMP 

DONALD’S DEFENSE: The Hill’s Rebecca Savransky reports: Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, said Hillary Clinton's new ad slamming the presumptive GOP nominee's Scotland trip and response to the Brexit decision is "completely false." 

QUALIFIED: The Hill’s Rebecca Savransky reports: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said Donald Trump is “absolutely” qualified to be president and said that a Hillary Clinton presidency would bring about another four years similar to President Obama’s administration.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY 

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"We need Trexit ... ending our potential union with Donald Trump before it's too late." 

-- Arianna Huffington, calling on Trump supporters to instead vote for Hillary Clinton during an MSNBC interview.

 

CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS 

‘ROBOT’ RUBIO: The Hill’s Ben Kamisar reports: Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioWhite House makes push for paid family leave and child care reform Tom Hanks weighs in on primary: 'Anybody can become president' GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling MORE’s Republican Senate rival is up with a new video ad that blasts Rubio for not committing to serve out his next term and rehashes the criticism that he’s robotic. 

ODD ONE OUT: The Hill’s Jordain Carney reports: Sen. Mark KirkMark Steven KirkWhy Republicans are afraid to call a key witness in the impeachment inquiry Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR Bottom Line MORE (R-Ill.), considered among the most vulnerable incumbents this election season, praised the Supreme Court's Monday ruling that struck down a controversial Texas abortion law.

 

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MONEY WATCH 

LOFTY EXPECTATIONS: The Hill’s Rebecca Savransky reports: Donald Trump’s campaign is aiming to raise $10 million to close out the month, the campaign said in a new fundraising pitch to supporters. The email comes after Trump’s son promised “astronomical” fundraising figures for the campaign which has so far lagged far behind Clinton in money in the bank.

 

WHAT WE ARE WATCHING FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW:

(All times Eastern)

Hillary Clinton visits Galvanize Denver at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Later that day,she’ll have a town hall with digital content creators in Los Angeles, at 7:30P p.m., and will attend finance events in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Donald Trump delivers a speech on trade in Monessen, Penn., at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by a rally at Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville at  7  p.m.

State primaries will be held on Tuesday in Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah; South Carolina will hold primary runoffs and New York has congressional primaries.

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

The former coach of the Washington Redskins, none-too-popular in D.C. himself, joins forces with beer baron Pete Coors for the Trump event this Friday

 

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