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:

* Hoping to take advantage of this week’s opportunity, the DSCC is investing another $1.1 million in a new ad hitting Richard Mourdock in Indiana over his controversial rape comments. (The NRSC, meanwhile, continues to stand by Mourdock.)

* The Romney/RNC fundraising efforts are clearly outpacing the Obama/DNC efforts so far in October. On a related note, Mitt Romney’s super PAC has picked up another $10 million check from Sheldon Adelson.

* In Nevada, the latest NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows President Obama with a three-point lead over Romney, 50% to 47%.

* In Colorado, the same NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows Obama and Romney tied with 48% each.

* In Virginia, a Fox News poll shows Romney ahead by two points, 47% to 45%.

* In Wisconsin, Public Policy Polling found Obama leading Romney by six, 51% to 45%.

* In Iowa, PPP found Obama up by only two, 49% to 47%.

* In North Carolina, PPP has Obama and Romney tied at 48% each.

* In Nevada, the NBC/WSJ/Marist poll shows Sen. Dean Heller (R) leading Rep. Shelly Berkley (D) by three, 48% to 45%.

* And in a provocative spot in Arizona, Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Carmona is featuring praise from Republican Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl his confirmation hearing for Surgeon General during the Bush administration.

Friday's campaign round-up