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:
* In Florida, the latest Quinnipiac poll shows former Gov. Charlie Crist (D) leading incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R) by seven, 47% to 40%.
* In Louisiana, a new statewide poll shows Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D) approval rating on the decline, but in a match-up against Republican Bill Cassidy, her likely 2014 rival, Landrieu is still ahead by seven, 41% to 34%.
* With Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) in rehab and his political future in doubt, Chauncey Goss, Radel’s primary opponent last year, appears to be gearing up for another campaign next year.
* Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) probably shouldn’t count on too much re-election support from his fellow South Carolina Republican. Sen. Tim Scott (R) was asked this week about whether he’ll endorse his in-state colleague, but he refused to answer.
* The Cheney family drama isn’t quite done. Mary Cheney said this week of U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney, “I’m not supporting Liz’s candidacy.” She later added, however, “I am not saying I hope she loses to Enzi.”
* The new attack ad in Alaska from the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity claims to show one of Sen. Mark Begich’s (D) angry constituents. The woman in the spot, however, is a Maryland actor.
* In Michigan, Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land (R) said this week that Congress should no longer work on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Hours later, apparently reminded of her party’s unyielding position, Land changed her mind, endorsed the exact opposite position, and said she supports a full repeal of the law.
* And at Republican Governors Association meeting this week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said his party should “end the stupid way we conduct presidential debates.” Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who struggled badly in 2012 debates, quickly added, “Hell, yeah.”
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