OFF TO THE RACES: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems
The New York Times, on Trump's potential money woes. "Mr. Trump, who by the end of March had spent around $40 million of his fortune on the primaries, has said that he may need as much as $1.5 billion for the fall campaign, but that he will seek to raise it from donors rather than continue to self-finance. But Mr. Trump has no fund-raising apparatus to resort to, no network of prolific bundlers to call upon, and little known experience with the type of marathon, one-on-one serial salesmanship and solicitousness that raising so much money is likely to require — even if individuals can contribute up to the current limit of $334,000 at a time to the party. And he has to do it all in six months, with a deeply divided party that is still absorbing the fact that Mr. Trump is its standard-bearer."
A new Quinnipiac poll shows a close race between Clinton and Trump in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
And as Republicans return to Congress after a break, they're dealing with the new reality of Trump as their presumptive nominee.
The Washington Post reports on splits within congressional GOP leadership about what to do about Trump.
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Trump on some of his apparently shifting economic policy plans, including his proposal to renegotiate U.S. debt. (He now says "The bonds are absolutely sacred.")
Evangelicals are raising the stakes for Trump's running mate, POLITICO writes.
The Washington Post sums up Trump's past crude comments about women and talks to some past confidantes who say the crass language was mostly about brand-building.
The New York Times talks to that relatively small slice of women who love Trump about why they've picked him as their candidate.
And the Washington Post writes that Trump is running to the left of Hillary Clinton on some key issues.
In case you missed it, here's a roundup of what Trump's potential vice presidential picks are saying.
Could Paul Ryan actually get dethroned by a primary challenger? Probably not, writes the Washington Post.
Fred Barnes, in the Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Trump, for all his political ingenuity, doesn’t understand the situation he’s in. He has captured only one of two wings of the Republican Party. He won the presidential wing by locking up the GOP nomination. But there is also what I call the congressional wing, led by Mr. Ryan. It shouldn’t be taken lightly, even by a triumphant Mr. Trump."
West Virginia holds its primary today. Here's what Democrats have been doing to court those who have suffered from the decline of the coal industry.
Officials have seen a record number of early voters in West Virginia, too.
The Wall Street Journal notes how Clinton is still being forced to keep fighting for votes despite her huge lead in the delegate count.
Our latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll shows that Sanders still performs better than Clinton in a head-to-head matchup against Trump.
And Clinton's lead over Sanders nationally is down slightly -- but it's still 12 points.