Friday’s campaign round-up

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Today’s installment of campaign-related news items that won’t necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:

* A federal appeals court dealt a blow to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) efforts to sharply narrow the early-voting window in parts of the state.

* Priorities USA Action, the Democratic super PAC, released a new ad this morning hitting Mitt Romney over his secret tax returns.

* Tricia highlighted the new Obama campaign ad on the Republican Medicare plan, and I wanted to add that the spot will air in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, and Nevada.

* The latest CNN poll shows President Obama’s lead over Romney in Wisconsin at only four points, 49% to 45%.

* The Republican National Committee raised $37.7 million in July, its best month ever. The Romney-Ryan ticket, meanwhile, claims to have raised $10 million just this week.

* On a related note, campaign spending on broadcast ads has already topped $500 million this cycle, roughly matching the total spent in the entire 2008 general election.

* Alabama Democrats only have one candidate who qualified to run against Roy Moore, the disgraced former Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court, who’s trying to make a comeback. However, the Democratic, Harry Lyon, appears to be even more ridiculous than Moore, and the state Dems want to disqualify him as a candidate.

* A national USA Today/Suffolk University poll found that eligible voters who don’t intend to participate favor Obama over Romney by more than a 2-to-1 margin.

Friday's campaign round-up

Updated