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:
* Fresh proof that the left may have reason to like the Democratic frontrunner after all: “Hillary Clinton is planning to name Gary Gensler, a former top federal financial regulator and strong advocate for strict Wall Street rules, as the chief financial officer of her campaign.”
* Gov. Scott Walker (R) often touts an electability message when promoting his presidential campaign, but the latest Marquette University Law School poll shows the governor’s in-state approval rating dropping to 41%. In a hypothetical match-up against Clinton, the Democrat has a 12-point advantage in Wisconsin over the governor, 52% to 40%.
* On a related note, the same poll shows Sen. Ron Johnson (R) trailing former Sen. Russ Feingold (D) by a wide margin, 54% to 38%.
* Sen. Marco Rubio (R) appears to have gotten a bump in his home state of Florida this week, with a new Mason-Dixon poll showing him with a narrow lead in the state’s 2016 Republican primary. The survey showed him with a one-point advantage over former Gov. Jeb Bush, 31% to 30%.
* Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) appears to be inching closer to a presidential campaign, launching a national political action committee.
* Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) wants everyone to know he would not attend a same-sex wedding if invited. Marco Rubio this week said the opposite.
* And Rhode Island’s Lincoln Chafee accidentally said he’s running for president yesterday during a national television interview. His staff had to scramble soon after to say his comments were not a formal announcement.