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:
* With just five days left before Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, a new Howey Politics/DePauw University poll shows state Treasurer Richard Mourdock leading incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar by 10 points, 48% to 38%.
* On a related note, Rep. Michele Bachmann and far-right activist Grover Norquist are throwing their support to Mourdock.
* In Virginia, a new Washington Post poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by seven, 51% to 44%. It’s going to be awfully difficult for Romney to get to 270 without a win in Virginia.
* The Republican National Committee is so worried about Ron Paul delegates dominating in Nevada, the party is threatening to reject the state’s entire convention delegation.
* In 20 key U.S. House races, Democratic challengers have outraised vulnerable Republican incumbents. This does not include, however, funds from super PACs, which will help GOP candidates through the fall.
* The Charlotte Observer had endorsed Republican Jim Pendergraph’s congressional campaign. Then the editorial board learned Pendergraph is a birther, which caused it to take the endorsement back.
* Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) carefully dodged a question this week about whether he’d run as Romney’s 2012 running mate.
* And with Romney set to meet with Rick Santorum today, the DNC released this video, featuring some of the comments the former senator made about his former rival.