Biden/McCain: The family of the late Sen. John McCain (R) plans to support the presidential campaign of former VP Joe Biden (D), according to a report in the Washington Examiner. The support is said to be for both the Democratic primary and a potential general election matchup with President Trump. The news probably should come as little surprise as the president and the senator personally and the Trump and McCain families have little regard for each other, plus McCain and Biden were friends when they served in the Senate together. McCain’s widow Cindy McCain however denied the report and while she praised Biden as a “wonderful man and dear friend”, she said she had no intention of getting involved in presidential politics.
Booker: In what is likely an attempt to draw attention to himself in a race where he is largely being overshadowed by other candidates, Sen. Cory Booker (D) has declared that he will have a woman running mate if he wins the nomination. Booker previously had said he would prioritize having a woman as his running mate but declined to make a firm pledge.
Castro: Julian Castro rose fast in the Democratic Party-mayor of San Antonio at the age of 34, HUD Secretary in the Obama Administration, and a serious contender to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016. Yet since announcing his run for president earlier this year, he seems to have attracted little attention and has even been overshadowed in his own home state by former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D). He pulled in just $1.1 million in Q1 fundraising, well behind the $18 million that Sen. Bernie Sanders raised, and less than some other candidates raised in one day after entering the race. He has not even reached the 65,000 individual donor level yet to get a spot on the debate stage. Some of his supporters say they are surprised at the lack of attention and interest in his campaign considering his youth and background, and some say he has been too careful and quiet to get noticed in the large field….