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 Senate race is Oregon is getting a little weird: “Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby was accused by her ex-boyfriend last year of ‘stalking’ him, entering his home without his permission and ‘harassing’ his employees, according to a Portland, Oregon police report.” Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, was questioned by police but faced no charges. She hopes to take on Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in the fall.
* Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) may caucus with the Senate Democratic majority, but he’s nevertheless throwing his support to Sen. Susan Collins’ (R-Maine) re-election campaign.
* As Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) readies a write-in re-election campaign, he won’t lack party support. President Obama said this week he “fully supports” Conyers’ efforts and “looks forward to working with him in the next Congress.”
* Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) has an interesting new ad in Louisiana, in which she appears alongside her father, former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu, who talks about her stubbornness. Note, the same spot boasts about the fact that Vladimir Putin banned Landrieu from traveling to Russia.
* Former Rep. Marjorie Margolies’ (D) comeback effort in Pennsylvania got a big boost the week before next week’s primary: former President Bill Clinton (D) filmed an ad endorsing her.
* And in Virginia, Democrats are fairly optimistic about holding onto retiring Rep. James Moran’s (D) seat, but three notable candidates withdrew from consideration over the last week, narrowing the field. The primary is June 10.
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