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:

* As discussed on the show last night, the Maine Republican Party is re-canvassing counties and municipalities to recount vote totals, and Washington County will still hold its caucus tomorrow.

* The CNN debate scheduled for March 1 in Atlanta has been canceled.

* Tricia noted earlier that a new Suffolk University/WHDH-TV poll in Massachusetts shows Sen. Scott Brown (R) leading Elizabeth Warren (D) by nine, 49% to 40%. Even Republicans believe the results are dubious.

* Though some recent reports suggested Sheldon Adelson and his family would stop investing in Newt Gingrich, the latest reporting says another $10 million is on the way.

* President Obama raised $29 million in January for his reelection campaign and the Democratic Party. Obama for America will now start releasing monthly totals, instead of quarterly.

* In Michigan, Public Policy Polling shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 16 points, 54% to 38%.

* Is Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) eyeing the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall race? It sure looks like it.

* Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.), who’s retiring this year, has decided not to run for governor.

* And in the state of Washington, state Attorney General Rob McKenna (R) appears to have the early edge over Rep. Jay Inslee (D) in this year’s gubernatorial race, 45% to 36%. McKenna is still much better known statewide than his Democratic rival.

Friday's campaign round-up