Today’s campaign snapshots

Trump campaign manager charged with battery

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Florida police have charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager with simple battery in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter.

. Police on Tuesday morning issued Corey Lewandowski a notice to appear before a judge on May 4 for the misdemeanor charge, which carries up to a year in jail.

A surveillance video released by the police appears to show Lewandowski grabbing Michelle Fields, who worked for Breitbart News at the time, as she tried to ask Trump a question during a March 8 campaign event.

Cruz attracts ex-rivals’ support, not Senate peers

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s endorsement Tuesday of Ted Cruz makes him the fifth former presidential contender this cycle to get behind the Texas senator, out of 14 total drop-outs.

That compares to just two of 53 fellow Republican senators who so far support him, a reminder of just how few friends Cruz has made in Washington, D.C., since being elected in 2012.

Clinton, in Wisconsin, vows to curb gun violence

Hillary Clinton is vowing to curb gun violence at a Milwaukee forum ahead of next week’s Democratic primary in Wisconsin.

Clinton’s campaign forum grew emotional as family members spoke of losing children to gun violence. The Democratic presidential candidate says she will “keep talking about this throughout this campaign” and will “keep talking about it and acting on it” if she wins the White House.

Clinton is noting again that Democratic rival Bernie Sanders voted against longer waiting periods for gun purchases and supported a 2005 federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Sanders backs a bill to repeal the law.

Sanders criticizes voter ID laws in Wisconsin

Bernie Sanders is criticizing voter identification laws at a town hall in Wisconsin, a week before the state’s presidential primary in which the new requirement will take effect.

The Vermont senator said governors like Republican Gov. Scott Walker have been making it harder for people to participate in the political process. Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which went into effect this year, is one of the most restrictive in the country. Supporters say it helps guard against election fraud.

If elected president, Sanders said, he will make it easier for people to participate in the political process, not harder.