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:

* 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.

Friday's campaign round-up