Friday’s campaign round-up


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:

* The Democratic National Committee shows no signs of letting up on Mitt Romney’s controversial private-sector background, releasing this new video this morning, “The Bane of Romney’s Existence.”

* President Obama’s re-election campaign is getting increasingly engaged on voting laws, unveiling today, along with a new video highlighting voting restrictions approved by state Republican policymakers.

* Americans Elect, after having spent $35 million for apparently no reason, finally admitted defeat yesterday and acknowledged it has no candidate.

* In national polling, a new Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll shows Obama leading Mitt Romney by three, while a new Mason-Dixon poll shows Romney leading Obama by three.

* The Massachusetts Democratic Party believes Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) may have “helped JPMorgan Chase seek a loophole in a law meant to limit risky trading.”

* After a few contentious days, the Democratic National Committee is fully engaged in the Wisconsin recall effort.

* In April, the National Republican Congressional Committee narrowly outraised the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, $6.9 million to $6.5 million.

* In New Hampshire, Public Policy Polling shows two very competitive U.S. House races, and Democrats are well positioned to flip both seats from “red” to “blue.”

Friday's campaign round-up