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With Big Lead, Pro-Clinton Super PAC Suspends Ads in 3 Swing States
At the same time, poll shows most don't trust her or Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Monday. Clinton has opened up a large lead in polls in Pennsylvania and other battleground states. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

As Hillary Clinton's lead in the polls continues to hold, a pro-Clinton super PAC is suspending advertisements in three major swing states, despite the fact that many voters still say they don't trust her.

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC that was started to support President Barack Obama in 2012 and now backs Clinton, announced it was suspending advertising in Virginia, Colorado and Pennsylvania from Sept. 2 to 20.

Former NFL Player Dives Into Illinois Senate Race

Harris, shown here at the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala in Chicago last year, is the third Democrat to challenge Kirk. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images file photo)

State Sen. Napoleon Harris, a former National Football League linebacker, on Tuesday announced his entry into the crowded Democratic primary to run against Republican Sen. Mark S. Kirk of Illinois.  

The Illinois pol, who currently represents parts of Chicago as well as sections of Cook and Will counties, is the third Democrat to vie for the post held by the first term incumbent who is considered one of the most vulnerable in the Senate. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., was the first to mount a challenge to Kirk and was followed by former Chicago Urban League CEO Andrea Zopp.