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 Congressional Campaign Committee is hoping to exploit opposition to Paul Ryan’s House Republican budget plan, putting up billboards in the districts of 14 vulnerable House Republicans. The message accuses GOP members of favoring “millionaires over Medicare.”

* Asked about possibly joining the 2012 Republican ticket, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said yesterday, “If Governor Romney comes to me and wants to talk about it, I’ll always listen.”

* As far-right groups rally behind Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock in this year’s Republican Senate primary, the American Action Network is rallying behind incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar, running nearly $600,000 in attack ads against Mourdock.

* Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D), who recently lost in a Democratic primary in his home district, is still considering a move to the state of Washington, where he’d launch a new House campaign.

* Americans Elect has had to push back its voting process and has recently lost several staffers.

* In Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall, most labor support is going to former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk (D), but Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) picked up some union endorsements this week.

* And Rep. Ron Paul (R) is still apparently running for president, and even launched this new television ad in his home state of Texas, which will hold its primary on May 29.

Friday's campaign round-up