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:

* This morning, the Obama campaign, Romney campaign, Priorities USA Action, and even Karl Rove’s Crossroads operation, each pulled their ads from Colorado airwaves. Good move. (Note: the process of pulling ads is not immediate, and some commercials may still be seen this morning.)

* Mitt Romney’s scheduled campaign event in New Hampshire, however, will be held as planned. He’ll be joined by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R), who’s reportedly being considered as a possible running mate.

* Yesterday, the Romney campaign released a dishonest video, wrenching a quote from President Obama out of context. Today, the Romney campaign released a 30-second version of its lie, which will actually be aired on television.

* A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds that 54% of Americans want Romney to release more of his tax returns. At this point, the Republican candidate doesn’t care.

* A second judge has declared Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) voter-ID law unconstitutional, “further guaranteeing that the ID requirement will not be in place for elections this fall.”

* In Maine, Democrats are so eager to curry favor with former Gov. Angus King (I), who appears to be a lock to win the open U.S. Senate race in November, that the independent candidate is getting some fundraising help from prominent Dems.

* The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee accused Sheldon Adelson of using “Chinese prostitution money” to buy elections for Republicans. The billionaire casino mogul is threatening to sue over the accusation.

* If you’re looking for competitive U.S. Senate races, don’t bother looking at New York – incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) leads in the latest Siena poll (pdf) by 37 points.

Friday's campaign round-up

Updated