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, a Mason-Dixon poll in Florida found Mitt Romney taking a big lead over President Obama, 51% to 44%. Oddly, the same poll showed Romney leading Obama among Latino voters, who tend to strongly prefer the president.
* Arizona’s U.S. Senate race is clearly becoming more competitive, as evidenced by a very aggressive NRSC ad launched Wednesday, featuring a former Bush administration official accusing former Attorney General Richard Carmona (D) of having “issues with anger, with ethics, and with women.” Carmona’s response ad was launched today.
* In Michigan, a Detroit News poll shows Obama leading Romney by seven, 49% to 42%.
* In Massachusetts, Public Policy Polling shows Elizabeth Warren with a six-point lead over Sen. Scott Brown (R), 51% to 45%. It’s Warren’s biggest advantage to date.
* In Montana’s closely-watched Senate race, a Montana State University poll shows Rep. Denny Rehberg (R) up by three over Sen. Jon Tester (D), 43% to 40%, with Libertarian Dan Cox at 6%.
* In Indiana, Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock’s (R) campaign has been using Twitter to go after his Democratic opponent, Rep. Joe Donnelly. The problem? Mourdock has targeted the wrong Joe Donnelly.
* How ugly is the primary fight between California Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman? The two very nearly came to blows at a debate last night, forcing a police officer to intervene on stage.